Essendon and Richmond will play their Dreamtime at the ‘G match at the MCG on Saturday night for the first time since 2020.
Essendon won nine games after round 8 to charge to the finals in 2021 and need to do exactly the same this year.
Pre-match chaos last week made Essendon’s win over Hawthorn a miracle and now all the late outs are available.
Boom Peel Thunder signing Wade Derksen is hopeful of getting an exemption for next month’s AFL Mid-Season Draft after a ruling prevented him from getting a train-on stint at Fremantle during the pre-season.
Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir warned the Dockers’ fitness was becoming a weapon and urged his young side to keep rolling after they jumped to second on the back of their best start to a season since 2015.
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The Bombers are hoping to notch their second win of the season when they meet Fremantle, but they’ll have to do it without Jake Stringer.
Essendon’s hopes of finally getting a win this season have taken a hit with news coach Ben Rutten won’t be at Marvel Stadium on game day.
Devon Smith used to be a one-man tackling machine. This year he has barely laid any, and he’s not the only Bomber with numbers a stats guru says are ‘not AFL standard’.
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Zach Merret’s ankle injury received against Brisbane is far worse than first thought.
West Australian rising star Nic Martin will miss Essendon’s clash with Brisbane on Saturday after the club confirmed he had entered the AFL’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
It’s not luck that Nic Martin is the Rising Star nominee. It’s a culmination of setbacks, self-belief, support from those close to him, grit and hard work.
Bombers midfielder Kyle Langford set to miss months of matches after going down with a hamstring injury at the weekend
West Aussie Nic Martin hopes his story inspires draft prospects around the country to “keep at it” if they don’t get picked up in their 18th year.
Dual Subiaco premiership coach Beau Wardman has credited Nic Martin on his work to overcome three years of draft heartbreak to become the AFL’s latest Rising Star nominee.
There was little to celebrate for Essendon in round 1 but a five-goal debut from a mature-age recruit was one of them
Geelong have been written off as being too old but the Cats have smashed an Essendon outfit supposedly on the rise by 66 points in their round-one AFL game.
Kaine Baldwin was once considered the country’s best key forward prospect but his journey to a round 1 debut went on a wild detour
An interrupted pre-season has left one star Bomber short of fitness for round 1.
Essendon premiership player and famed hard man Dean Wallis has been rushed to hospital in Bendigo after suffering a major heart attack.
The Bombers’ forward line has suffered another injury blow but it could pave the way for a former teenage star to make his AFL debut
Zach Merrett is embracing the Bombers’ brutal fixture to kick off the AFL season but he wants a star teammate there alongside him.
West Coast could end up ‘paying the price’ for not locking down young Nick Martin, Subiaco coach Beau Wardman has warned.
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