Rockliff return in time for in-form Blues

BRISBANE will welcome back captain Tom Rockliff from a hamstring injury for Saturday afternoon’s clash with a red-hot Carlton in Melbourne.

Form slump baffles Cats coach

GEELONG is a shadow of the team that was premiership favourite two weeks ago with coach Chris Scott at a loss for the reasons behind the sudden form slump.

Why the job of an AFL tagger will never die

TAGGERS can still play a significant role in modern footy, as Collingwood’s Levi Greenwood displayed during Sunday’s clash with the Western Bulldogs.

Ducking furore over the top: Matthews

AFL legend Leigh Matthews says the game would descend into farce if players were allowed to tackle ducking players high.

Cotchin: Bring on Roos rematch

RICHMOND captain Trent Cotchin says he can’t wait for Friday’s mid-season assessment of his team’s resurgence against 2015 finals conqueror North Melbourne.

Live: Pies, Dogs tight, Blues stun Cats

COLLINGWOOD and the Western Bulldogs are locked in an intense battle at the MCG, as Carlton upsets Geelong. LIVE BLOG.

Bombers can play finals in 2017: Worsfold

THE return of the banned Essendon 12 combined with the talent unearthed this year will put the Bombers in a wide open finals window next season, says coach John Worsfold. VOTE

Crowley back to old stomping ground

ESSENDON will tap Ryan Crowley’s intelligence on all things Fremantle as the ex-Docker prepares to face his old side for the first time on Saturday night.

Video: Has Eddie gone back-to-back with GOTY?

EDDIE Betts may have outdone even himself on Saturday night when he kicked a miraculous goal from the boundary that had everyone stunned.

Re-live: Crows hold off Giants, Tigers roar

ESSENDON and Richmond clashed at the MCG, while the Crows defeated GWS on their home patch. ROLLING COVERAGE.

Video: The biggest ruck mismatch ever?

IT IS not often you see a player who is 186cm compete in a centre bounce contest in the ruck, let alone win the clearance for his team.

Lyon spray wasn’t out of frustration

ROSS Lyon was breathing fire at quarter-time when he marched onto Etihad Stadium to address his players.

Saints survive scare as Dockers go 0-10

A ROSS Lyon bake almost inspired Fremantle to victory, but it was St Kilda who came away with a hard-fought win on Saturday afternoon.

Shades of premiership gun in young Sun

MOVING Jack back may be the making of a serious footballer.

Mitchell adds grunt to Swans engine room

IT’S taken Tom Mitchell time to get his body right but now that he has, Swans coach John Longmire has yet another weapon in his already powerful midfield arsenal.

Crow’s hilarious handyman screw up

THANK goodness Adelaide’s Rory Laird has a sizzling right boot because as a handyman he leaves a lot to be desired.

Bulldogs run over injury-hit Magpies

NATHAN Buckley’s Magpies had the Bulldogs looking as tacky as they have all season at the MCG — until the injuries struck.

Bolton: Pressure, effort key to new Blues

CARLTON’S “gutsy” win over Geelong is what coach Brendon Bolton hopes will be the definition of the new Blues.

Brave Blues overcome Cats for famous win

NEW Carlton coach Brendon Bolton has been all about building character and spirit. The Blues’ stunning upset win over Geelong was a perfect example.

Todd’s good as gold to face Tigers

NORTH Melbourne says All Australian ruckman Todd Goldstein is a certain starter against Richmond on Friday night.

Live: Blues face Cats at Etihad Stadium

GEELONG will be looking to rebound from an upset loss last week when it takes on Carlton at Etihad Stadium to begin Sunday’s AFL action. LIVE BLOG.

West Coast assistant plots Ablett downfall

PLANNING how to limit the influence of Gary Ablett is nothing new for Brady Rawlings.

Patched-up Bombers feel injury pain

ESSENDON coach John Worsfold could be forced to play a ruckman in key defence against Fremantle next weekend to cover the club’s depleted back line.

Dusty blazes trail as Tigers tame Bombers

RICHMOND’s 38-point win over Essendon wasn’t exactly pretty, but the Tigers’ gives them some much needed confidence and momentum.

Is this the key to Richmond’s finals hopes?

RICHMOND’S sudden upturn in form should be of no surprise. It has, once again, coincided with the return of star utility Brett Deledio.

Richo lauds his gritty Saints

ST KILDA coach Alan Richardson declared the Saints win over Fremantle his most pleasing of the season, as he praised tackling machine David Armitage.

Hawks, Lewis teach Lions a lesson

JORDAN Lewis, take a bow. The Hawk celebrated his 250-game milestone in emphatic style with 42 disposals to spearhead Hawthorn’s 48-point victory over Brisbane at the Gabba.

Davis sees past thorns thanks to Rosa

RYAN Davis has opened up about the off-season training sessions with fellow Gold Coast recruit Matt Rosa that sparked his AFL revival with the Suns.

How Ross’ almighty spray sparked Freo

ROSS Lyon coaching sprays are as rare as Billy Ray Cyrus hit songs. But a massive one at quarter-time nearly sparked the Dockers to a first win for 2016. WATCH IT

Clarko praises Lewis setting the standard

HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson paid tribute to the leadership, spirit and sense of occasion of milestone man Jordan Lewis.

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