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The Cats have a formidable record at home.

Geelong pushing for home final

Geelong chief executive Brian Cook has challenged the AFL to remain "true to their word" and fixture the Cats a home final at Simonds Stadium this season should the club win the right to host a non-Victorian club.

Steve Johnson and Rory Lobb (background) are the latest injured Giants.

Stevie J, Lobb join GWS's AFL injury list

Forwards Steve Johnson and Rory Lobb will miss Greater Western Sydney's AFL clash with West Coast, having become the latest victims in the club's luckless run with injuries.

Hayden Ballantyne reinjured his hamstring playing for Peel.

Docker Ballantyne suffers new hamstring setback

Courageous Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne will not return to a rejuvenated Dockers side after suffering another hamstring strain in his comeback from injury for Peel Thunder at the weekend.

Indispensable: The Western Bulldogs have a 0-8 record without Matthew Boyd since the start of 2015.

The players your team can't do without

The presence of veteran defender Matthew Boyd does not guarantee the Western Bulldogs victory. But his absence goes a long way towards condemning them to defeat.

Erin Phillips was the inaugural AFLW best and fairest winner.

Phillips re-signs with Adelaide

AFL Women's superstar Erin Phillips has re-signed with Adelaide following on from her incredible season in the inaugural competition.

Bulldog Stewart Crameri needs surgery.

Crameri to have hip surgery

​Western Bulldogs forward Stewart Crameri is set to undergo surgery on his troublesome hip, with the club unsure when he will be able to resume his stalled AFL season.

Gillon McLachlan said the AFL's rules to punish punching and jumper punching could change, after a fiery weekend of footy.

MRP pulls up Salem for elbow strike

As AFL boss signals harsher punishments for jumper punching, while tribunal offers Demon a one-match ban and fines two Roos in wake of heated clash.

Joe Daniher is expected to extend his contract with the Bombers.

Daniher's dawn work leading to dollars

The dramatic improvement in Joe Daniher's goalkicking has come on the back of dedication to honing his skills, including a dawn training session at Essendon on a day off.

Who got Lade?: Brendon is back at the Power.

Who got Lade? Port did

Brendon Lade is returning to Port Adelaide after seven years as an assistant coach at AFL rivals Richmond.

Dale Morris celebrates on the final siren.

Dogs won't be hoodoo gurus

The Western Bulldogs won't look back at their painful history of preliminary final losses in the lead up to their Saturday night clash with GWS Giants.

Switched: Sydney Swan Lance Franklin moved from Hawthorn to Sydney as a free agent in 2013.

Chris Judd: It's time to deny the top four clubs access to free agents

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