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Kangaroos thump Tigers to show why they're an AFLW premiership contender

A ruthless North Melbourne outfit consolidates its spot inside the top six on the ladder following a convincing 35-point victory over Richmond at Punt Road Oval.

St Kilda's Dylan Roberton retires from AFL as he puts 'family and future first'

The Saints defender, who has played only one AFL match since collapsing on the field in 2018 as a result of a heart condition, announces his retirement following discussions with his family and the advice of doctors.

Football legend's dying wish comes true as Ross Whyte relives moment of grand final glory

From an ambulance stretcher bed in the middle of the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland football legend Ross Whyte lovingly clasps his adult son's hand as they share a moment of glory from 44 years ago.

Willie Rioli to return to footy after one big mistake and an 18-month ordeal

In limbo since September 2019, Willie Rioli has finally learned his fate. While a return to AFL action doesn't excuse his mistake or justify the ordeal he's been put through, it at least means better days are ahead, writes Dean Bilton.

Willie Rioli gets backdated two-year AFL ban after long anti-doping review

Willie Rioli will be eligible to return to football for the West Coast Eagles this season, after the AFL confirms the premiership forward is handed a backdated two-year suspension for a drug breach.

Collingwood distances itself from offensive tweet by superfan Joffa Corfe

Collingwood urges the supporter to consider apologising for his tweet about Indian aged care workers.

Buckley admits he was 'dismissive' of Lumumba's claims of racism at Collingwood

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he inadvertently became a part of the "systemic racism" at the Magpies when he previously dismissed claims made by Héritier Lumumba about his experiences at the club.

Players feel 'helpless' but admit new stand rule will open up AFL

The AFL's new stand rule is designed to make life difficult for players like Brisbane's All-Australian defender Harris Andrews.Key points:Umpires have been told players cannot move when standing on the mark, a rule designed to open up more of the fieldFans were outraged after a 50 metre penalty was paid when Fremantle's Brennan Cox was judged to have moved off the mark in a practice gameAll-Australian defender Harris Andrews said it has opened up the game and will allow more goals to be kickedBut the fullback, despite admitting he now feels a "little bit helpless" when standing on the mark, is fine with that and expects it's here to stay after AFL boss Gillon McLachlan called for patience from disgruntled fans.Fears over the possible implications of the new rule — which prohibits the player on the mark from moving in any direction — were heightened over the weekend when footage of a 50m penalty paid against Fremantle's Brennan Cox gained traction.The defender's head was down as he took a couple of steps away from Oscar Allen as the West Coast forward went back to line up a shot at goal.The umpire spotted Cox's infringement and the ensuing penalty gifted Allen a goal from point-blank range.LoadingFans piled on as the footage circulated, but no more than two penalties were paid in any practice game and Andrews said his side had already switched their focus to exploiting the new parameters."When the umpire calls stand you're not allowed to move; it's pretty simple I would've thought," he said."There's ways to look into it and gain more 50m penalties, guys who are quick on their feet can [exploit it] and it impacts the way you defend."You feel a little bit helpless because usually you're dancing, carrying on over the mark to put them off."But it's opened up the game and that's what the AFL and fans want, to see goals kicked."

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