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Fremantle were a unanimous choice with the West Australian’s tipsters to claim a fourth win of the AFL season when they take on North Melbourne at Optus Stadium.
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A brave but depleted West Coast have fallen agonisingly short of a come-from-behind victory over Richmond, going down by eight points at Swinburne Centre today.
The Dockers have suffered yet another injury scare on the eve of round one, with Matt Taberner forced from the training track early at today’s session.
Eliza Reilly and Mark Duffield
The majority of West Coast and Freo members will return to their own seats at Optus Stadium this year, while there will be a small allocation of general public tickets for Sunday’s Eagles-Suns clash.
Sidelined West Coast star Elliot Yeo has told of his “rollercoaster of emotions” throughout his nightmare seven-month battle with osteitis pubis.
Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew is confident co-captain Jarrod Witts can handle the burden of facing West Coast’s Nic Naitanui in Sunday’s AFL season opener.
Inaugural Eagles captain Ross Glendinning and former Docker Roger Hayden have cautiously welcomed the AFL’s medical substitute, amid a warning that coaches would have to use it in the right spirit.
One piece of mystery surrounding the make-up of Fremantle’s team for Saturday’s season opener has been removed, with ruckman Lloyd Meek confirmed to make his first senior appearance.
The AFL has confirmed the 23rd man substitute rule will cover all injuries, not just concussion, when it comes in from tomorrow’s season opener.
Oliver Caffrey & Chris Robinson
Fitness tests at Fremantle’s main training session tomorrow are set to hold the key to the solution to replace injured forward/ruck Rory Lobb for the round one clash against Melbourne and Max Gawn.
The AFLPA has pointed to a flaw in the league’s looming injury sub rule. And player boss Paul Marsh says there are unintended consequences of the other new changes.
Jon Ralph, Jay Clark, Nick Smart, Scott Gullan and Chris Cavanagh
Xavier O’Neill is moving closer to a significant midfield role this weekend after spending plenty of time in a group of stars today. Here’s what caught our eye at training.
All-Australian defender Jeremy McGovern has been positioned as the next man in line to captain West Coast after being appointed as the sole vice-captain this season.
Nathan Buckley insists the Pies are working hard to avoid a repeat of the racist incidents that have blighted the club and admits he found details of past players’ experiences of racism confronting.
This is the footage of the incident that could cost Dockers rookie Josh Treacy a shot at a round one AFL debut. Fremantle have appealed the two-match ban.
Melbourne has the availability of three first-choice players up in the air ahead of Saturday’s Round 1 clash against a similarly-depleted Dockers.
West Coast spearhead Josh Kennedy will have the chance to kick his first goal in a season opener in four years after declaring his fitness for Sunday’s Round 1 clash against Gold Coast.
West Coast coach Adam Simpson has declared star pair Josh Kennedy and Tim Kelly will play against Gold Coast on Sunday, despite not appearing in any of the team’s pre-season matches.
For the last 13 years Richmond and Carlton have been gifted the AFL’s opening game and it hasn’t delivered, so why does the league persist with a fixturing flop over alternatives like a GF rematch.
West Coast captain Emma Swanson says a ‘clip over the ear’ from coach Daniel Pratt and the decision to not waste the rest of their season has her young team back on track.
West Coast have given their fans a glimmer of hope and sent records tumbling, recording their biggest AFLW score and win against a hapless Geelong at Mineral Resources Park on Monday.
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