Sam Lloyd’s dream four years in the making

RICHMOND’S Sam Lloyd was the hero on Saturday night, and after the game he revealed who his inspiration was lining up for the shot on goal.

Re-live: Tigers prevail in heartstopper

RICHMOND has defeated Sydney after the final siren with Sam Lloyd the hero. ROLLING COVERAGE.

Live: Magpies on fire, Tight contest at ‘G

THE MAGPIES have come out in blistering form against the Lions, as the Swans and Tigers battle it out at the MCG. ROLLING COVERAGE.

We got a wake-up call: Scott

WHO was filthy? Who was happy? Or at least mildly content? Get the word from Brad Scott, Woosha, Clarko and more in our Saturday coaches wrap.

Hawks’ third-quarter blitz sinks Dockers

IN THE space of half an hour, Alastair Clarkson’s men turned an awkward arm-wrestle into a relatively comfortable 41-point win over the Dockers.

How can the Roos solve their giant problem?

AFTER playing a side that resembled the land of the giants but almost falling to Essendon, there are more questions than answers for North Melbourne.

Cats felt for ’exhausted’ Danger

GEELONG felt sorry for Patrick Dangerfield in the lead-up to his blockbuster return across the border on Friday night.

Maxwell: Pies ‘shot of all confidence’

COLLINGWOOD premiership captain Nick Maxwell says the Pies are “shot of all confidence” as Nathan Buckley’s team prepares for a crucial clash against Brisbane on Saturday night.

Pyke: Crows must find another level

ADELAIDE coach Don Pyke is still searching for “another level” that separates the Crows from the AFL’s pacesetters.

Video: Dangerfield’s ‘different’ homecoming

PATRICK Dangerfield overcame a poor first quarter to be among Geelong’s best in his homecoming game against former club Adelaide.

Re-live: Motlop inspires Cats in Danger game

STEVEN Motlop kicked four goals to help Geelong to victory over the Crows at Adelaie Oval in Patrick Dangerfield’s homecoming.

Freeman returns from latest setback

ST KILDA will continue to take a cautious approach with recruit Nathan Freeman as he makes his return from his latest injury setback.

O'Meara closing on footy return

GOLD Coast star Jaeger O’Meara is just weeks from a NEAFL return after consulting a Melbourne tendon specialist to speed his recovery.

Live: Cats, Danger return to Adelaide

PATRICK Dangerfield returns to Adelaide tonight to take on his old club in what will be a crucial clash between the Crows and Cats. ROLLING COVERAGE

Port won’t risk Gray, Toumpas axed

PORT Adelaide is taking the cautious route with Robby Gray’s hamstring strain but Jimmy Toumpas has been cut from the team to face Carlton.

Rance gets last laugh in Buddy battle

LANCE Franklin had five goals and Alex Rance’s measure at three-quarter time but it was the Tigers defender who had a big say in the final result.

Giants inflict more pain on hapless Suns

GWS was far too slick for an ordinary Gold Coast Suns outfit on Saturday evening at Spotless Stadium, winning by 91 points to extend its streak to five games

The number behind the Kangaroos’ success

NORTH Melbourne is no longer relying on its stars to get them over the line, with Sam Gibson the first player to rack up 30 possessions this season.

Video: Is Duryea’s elbow cause for concern?

HAWTHORN defender Taylor Duryea could be facing scrutiny from the Match Review Panel after an elbow to the face of Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne.

Roos stay undefeated but Dons show heart

ADVERSITY has yapped at Essendon’s heels for longer than it cares to remember and, at halftime, the Bombers’ suffering appeared certain to plumb fresh depths.

Concern turns to relief for Roos

NORTH Melbourne’s Mason Wood is heading to hospital as a precaution but there was real concern after he crashed heavily to the turf at Etihad Stadium. SEE THE PICTURES, WATCH THE INCIDENT

Nick putting knee worries in the past

ST KILDA captain Nick Riewoldt’s troublesome left knee is in its best shape in years, according to Saints coach Alan Richardson.

Live: Bombers v Roos, Hawks host Dockers

A BIG Saturday kicks off with undefeated North Melbourne facing Essendon while Hawthorn hosts Fremantle on the Apple Isle. ROLLING COVERAGE

Cats hope gritty win sets up season

GEELONG matchwinner Steven Motlop declared Friday night’s stirring win over Adelaide the perfect platform to set up the Cats’ season.

Crows show fight, but it’s Danger’s delight

PATRICK Dangerfield broke Adelaide hearts when he walked out on the club last year and he did it again when the Cats took the points on Friday night.

Buddy needs bags to reach ton

GOALKICKING great Jason Dunstall says Lance Franklin can become a centurion again this year but only if he can go on a “Buddy” rampage or two.

Running machine Hiscox set for debut

The transfusion of new blood into the Swans line up has continued with academy product Jack Hiscox called into the side to take on Richmond.

AFL desperately seeking China venue

FORMER Suns CEO Travis Auld will head to China next week to search for a venue for the AFL’s proposed premiership match next year.

Tigers battle self doubt

RICHMOND players are trying to stay positive as captain Trent Cotchin says the team is being hurt by players questioning themselves.

Roos touts Viney as a future captain

MELBOURNE coach Paul Roos is refusing to put a ceiling on what young gun Jack Viney can achieve, declaring he could be the Demons’ next captain.

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