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Brisbane Lions

New Lion Jordon Bourke to make a fitting debut

AIS-AFL Academy Under 18s footballer Jordan Bourke during a training session at Princes Park.
28 March 2012.
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE

EMMA QUAYLE Jordon Bourke will become Brisbane's 10th debutant for the season. 

Stevie J injury gives insight into uncertain ground on foot injuries

Nervous wait: Steve Johnson.

PETER HANLON Geelong coach Chris Scott didn't know of the Supreme Court writ that would be served by former Cat Matthew Egan a couple of hours later, but his words about Steve Johnson's fitness hinted at the uncertain ground a club treads when it comes to footballers and injured feet.

Brisbane Lions should target Magpie Dayne Beams, says Dayne Zorko

Dayne Zorko has backed speculation that the Brisbane Lions should target Collingwood premiership player Dayne Beams, brother of current Lion Claye.

Chris Scott surprised by rush to write off Geelong

Chris Scott: Don't write us off.

PETER HANLON The rush to dismiss Geelong as a genuine premiership contender in the wake of a second-half dismantling by Hawthorn has left coach Chris Scott a little surprised.

Fremantle eases to big win over Brisbane Lions

Fremantle's Michael Walters celebrates a goal.

ANDREW STAFFORD Fremantle returns to the top four on the AFL ladder with a comfortable 58-point victory over the Lions.

Jason Akermanis welcomes country footy probe over cyber bullying claim

Jason Akermanis

JON PIERIK Jason Akermanis says he welcomes an official investigation after being at the centre of a complaint for breaching the AFL Victoria cyber safety policy.

Brisbane Lions' Ash McGrath announces retirement

Ash McGrath

Tough utility Ashley McGrath, the last remaining link to the Brisbane Lions' 2001-03 triple premiership era, will play his last AFL match on Sunday against Fremantle.

Nat Fyfe to join Brent Harvey at AFL tribunal as Daniel Wells accepts ban

Fremantle's Nat Fyfe (left) swings his arm into Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis.

JESSE HOGAN Nat Fyfe will join Brent Harvey in facing the tribunal on Tuesday evening after Fremantle elected to challenge his two-match suspension, which cannot be increased even if it is unsuccessful.

Nat Fyfe, Daniel Wells, Brent Harvey all face suspension

Kangaroos veteran Brent Harvey.

JESSE HOGAN North Melbourne's finals campaign could be hit with a major blow with talisman Brent Harvey facing his second costly late-season visit to the tribunal in as many years after he was caught delivering an apparent bodyslam and forearm to the throat of Western Bulldogs tagger Liam Picken.

Northern clubs need longer contracts, Jonathan Brown says

Jonathan Brown and his son, Jack, do a lap of honour at the Gabba during the round 15 match between the Lions and North Melbourne on June 28.

MICHAEL GLEESON The clubs in the northern states should be allowed to sign drafted players to minimum three or four-year contracts to overcome the homesickness go-home factor of early seasons according to Brisbane Lions champion Jonathan Brown.

Two games in a day for Magpie Tony Armstrong

Tony Armstrong (right) had a night he will remember.

MICHAEL GLEESON Tony Armstrong played two games for Collingwood in the one day on a bizarre night for the Magpies.

Buckley has never known a game like this

Nathan Buckley at three-quarter-time when the writing was well and truly on the wall.

MICHAEL GLEESON Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley could not recall a night as cursed as the miserable one he endured in the team’s loss to the Lions.

Injury-hit Magpies prove easy prey for Lions

Lion Dayne Zorko celebrates a goal with Jack Crisp (left) and Rohan Bewick on Saturday night.

MICHAEL GLEESON Collingwood devastated by injuries barely before the game begins then get mauled by Lions at the MCG

The combative world of Tom Rockliff

The incident between Rockliff and Harvey

ANDREW STAFFORD Tom Rockliff is a combative creature, both on the football field and at times off it. Logic would dictate he’d own a German shepherd or a mastiff.

Justin Leppitsch's Lions ruck dilemma

Brisbane's Matthew Leuenberger.

Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch is treading carefully as he seriously considers recalling ruckman Matthew Leuenberger before the end of the AFL season.

Tom Rockliff says Brisbane Lions keen to hurt Magpies' finals hopes

Tom Rockliff (left) says the Lions are hunting a major scalp to show the 105-point thrashing by the Crows was an aberration.

Combative Brisbane Lions star Tom Rockliff says the Lions are desperate to have a say in just who gets to reach this year's AFL finals.

Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead offered one-match tripping ban

Jarryd Roughead was reported for this incident.

JESSE HOGAN Jarryd Roughead is set to miss Hawthorn's top-four match away to Fremantle this weekend after being the only player charged by the match review panel, with Steve Johnson and Nat Fyfe both escaping censure.

Brisbane Lions midfielder Brent Moloney retires

Brent Moloney.

Bruising midfielder Brent Moloney has retired at age 30, succumbing to an achilles injury.

Points could sideline Jarryd Roughead for minor trip

Steve Johnson in a scuffle with Fremantle's Lachie Neale.

JESSE HOGAN The curse of carry-over points is set to strike Jarryd Roughead, with the Hawthorn spearhead expected to be sidelined for a week for the most minor of tripping offences, while Geelong's Steve Johnson has again brought scrutiny upon himself.

Heat, fixture not to blame for Lions' big loss to Crows: Justin Leppitsch

Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch looks glum during Sunday's game against Adelaide.

ANDREW STAFFORD Brisbane coach refused to blame the heat or fixture for the Lions’ 105-point shellacking at the hands of the Crows

Crows coach Brenton Sanderson latest to slam AFL's scheduling

Good advice: Adelaide coach Brent Sanderson talks tactics during a break.

ANDREW STAFFORD The AFL has come under more heavy criticism for its game scheduling this year, with Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson joining the queue.

Injury-hit Adelaide smashes Brisbane

The Crows celebrate a goal.

ANDREW STAFFORD Before this game at the Gabba, Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson had some terse words to say on radio about the interchange cap, and the Brisbane heat.

Father-son drafting shake-up in the wings

Darcy Moore is a highly-rated prospect who would be affected by any rule change.

JAKE NIALL The AFL is looking at overhauling the father-son draft rules.

Lions coach Justin Leppitsch says the AFL's match review panel doesn't add up

Justin Leppitsch.

The AFL coach who has benefited most out of this week's match review panel controversies believes the judicial system must be overhauled.

Close roof and grass will die, says Etihad Stadium chief Paul Sergeant

The grass is greener with an open roof says the satium's boss.

LIAM MANNIX Closing Etihad Stadium’s roof for all games, as sought by the AFL’s TV broadcaster, will damage the playing surface, according to the stadium’s boss.

Daniel Merrett lucky to avoid suspension by match review panel

Cam Pedersen after the incident with Daniel Merrett.

JESSE HOGAN The match review panel had two recidivists to deal with this week. It spared one and penalised the other when it should have done the opposite.

AFL

Lewy Taylor buzzing in Lions' Mozzie Squad

Lewy Taylor.

Few No.28 draft picks can expect to play every game of their rookie AFL season.

Demon non-believers face the chop, says Roos

Paul Roos has a word with his players during a break.

PETER HANLON Paul Roos has described Melbourne as a team that spends games waiting to be beaten, made up of players who may never erase the scars of Melbourne's lean years and will have to be moved on if the Demons are to progress.

Reece Conca to pay for 'rush of blood', Richmond coach admits

Damien Hardwick says Reece Conca will have to 'cop his whack' for this incident.

JESSE HOGAN Damien Hardwick is already resigned to losing a second Richmond player in as many weeks to suspension for a blatant striking incident.

Lions leave it late to beat dour Demons

The Lions celebrate their win post-match.

PETER HANLON We should never forget it's an easy game from the safe side of the fence. But my, some days it's hard to be charitable.

2014 Home and Away

Round 1
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
COL 46 vs FRE 116 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
GWS 99 vs SYD 67 Report Report Stats
GCF 87 vs RIC 69 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
CAR 87 vs PTA 120 Report Stats
Thu, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
GEE 119 vs ADE 81 Report Stats
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
NTH 60 vs ESS 99 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
HAW 139 vs BRI 91 Report Stats
STK 68 vs MEL 51 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
WCE 134 vs WBU 69 Report Stats
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Round 2
Thu, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
RIC 98 vs CAR 86 Report Stats
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
ESS 86 vs HAW 90 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
STK 95 vs GWS 88 Report Stats
PTA 127 vs ADE 73 Report Stats
FRE 87 vs GCF 39 Report Stats
SYD 69 vs COL 89 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI 68 vs GEE 93 Report Stats
MEL 30 vs WCE 123 Report Stats
WBU 54 vs NTH 83 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HAW 137 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
WBU 100 vs RIC 98 Report Stats
ADE 71 vs SYD 134 Report Stats
GCF 114 vs BRI 61 Report Stats
WCE 83 vs STK 58 Report Stats
COL 76 vs GEE 87 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
GWS 79 vs MEL 47 Report Stats
NTH 97 vs PTA 90 Report Stats
ESS 138 vs CAR 57 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
RIC 72 vs COL 110 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAR 58 vs MEL 81 Report Stats
PTA 159 vs BRI 46 Report Stats
GWS 83 vs WBU 110 Report Stats
GEE 107 vs WCE 32 Report Stats
GCF 49 vs HAW 148 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
SYD 48 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
STK 50 vs ADE 136 Report Stats
FRE 113 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
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Round 5
Thu, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs RIC 106 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 93 vs NTH 58 Report Stats
SYD 92 vs FRE 75 Report Stats
WCE 56 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
ESS 65 vs STK 81 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
ADE 137 vs GWS 72 Report Stats
MEL 78 vs GCF 86 Report Stats
WBU 91 vs CAR 119 Report Stats
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
GEE 106 vs HAW 87 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 83 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
STK 79 vs BRI 82 Report Stats
FRE 61 vs NTH 74 Report Stats
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
GCF 134 vs GWS 94 Report Stats
CAR 92 vs WCE 89 Report Stats
MEL 38 vs SYD 69 Report Stats
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
WBU 83 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
RIC 52 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
PTA 107 vs GEE 67 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
CAR 70 vs COL 104 Report Stats
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
HAW 175 vs STK 30 Report Stats
GWS 97 vs PTA 132 Report Stats
ADE 67 vs MEL 70 Report Stats
BRI 44 vs SYD 123 Report Stats
ESS 73 vs WBU 65 Report Stats
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
NTH 77 vs GCF 120 Report Stats
GEE 81 vs RIC 76 Report Stats
WCE 54 vs FRE 73 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 107 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
PTA 94 vs FRE 76 Report Stats
BRI 57 vs ESS 65 Report Stats
MEL 83 vs WBU 99 Report Stats
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
WCE 188 vs GWS 77 Report Stats
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 69 vs CAR 101 Report Stats
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Round 9
Thu, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
ADE 76 vs COL 55 Report Stats
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
ESS 64 vs SYD 114 Report Stats
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
RIC 74 vs MEL 91 Report Stats
NTH 125 vs BRI 38 Report Stats
FRE 96 vs GEE 64 Report Stats
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 87 vs GCF 125 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
GEE 111 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GWS 41 vs RIC 154 Report Stats
COL 109 vs WCE 101 Report Stats
PTA 100 vs HAW 86 Report Stats
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
GCF 119 vs WBU 74 Report Stats
CAR 81 vs ADE 76 Report Stats
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Round 11
Thu, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 148 vs GEE 38 Report Stats
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 54 vs COL 140 Report Stats
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
MEL 75 vs PTA 95 Report Stats
BRI 98 vs CAR 91 Report Stats
ESS 104 vs RIC 54 Report Stats
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
ADE 109 vs GCF 77 Report Stats
WBU 51 vs FRE 89 Report Stats
HAW 94 vs GWS 87 Report Stats
WCE 44 vs NTH 82 Report Stats
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Round 12
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 107 vs CAR 102 Report Stats
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 123 vs WCE 79 Report Stats
PTA 129 vs STK 59 Report Stats
WBU 87 vs BRI 95 Report Stats
GWS 66 vs ESS 81 Report Stats
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
GCF 74 vs SYD 109 Report Stats
FRE 90 vs ADE 50 Report Stats
NTH 116 vs RIC 88 Report Stats
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 28 vs COL 61 Report Stats
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Round 13
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR 90 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 85 vs FRE 105 Report Stats
SYD 98 vs PTA 94 Report Stats
WCE 103 vs GCF 100 Report Stats
BRI 80 vs GWS 125 Report Stats
ADE 109 vs NTH 73 Report Stats
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 133 vs STK 37 Report Stats
COL 98 vs WBU 106 Report Stats
ESS 77 vs MEL 78 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 51 vs SYD 62 Report Stats
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
PTA 128 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
HAW 115 vs COL 86 Report Stats
GCF 118 vs GEE 78 Report Stats
FRE 105 vs BRI 22 Report Stats
ESS 101 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
GWS 100 vs CAR 92 Report Stats
STK 70 vs WCE 103 Report Stats
MEL 66 vs NTH 107 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 89 vs ESS 80 Report Stats
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 116 vs GCF 63 Report Stats
STK 73 vs RIC 117 Report Stats
FRE 88 vs WCE 81 Report Stats
SYD 106 vs GWS 60 Stats
BRI 70 vs NTH 66 Report Stats
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
WBU 91 vs MEL 85 Report Stats
ADE 99 vs PTA 76 Report Stats
COL 91 vs CAR 76 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
NTH 108 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 79 vs BRI 54 Report Stats
GWS 72 vs ADE 140 Report Stats
GCF 80 vs COL 75 Report Stats
MEL 34 vs FRE 97 Report Stats
PTA 60 vs ESS 62 Report Stats
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 151 vs STK 66 Report Stats
WCE 51 vs SYD 79 Report Stats
GEE 69 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
ADE 92 vs HAW 104 Report Stats
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
MEL 36 vs GEE 102 Report Stats
NTH 92 vs STK 33 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs GCF 66 Report Stats
BRI 64 vs WCE 76 Report Stats
SYD 122 vs CAR 51 Report Stats
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 126 vs PTA 106 Report Stats
ESS 103 vs COL 39 Report Stats
FRE 136 vs GWS 60 Report Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 109 vs NTH 86 Report Stats
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
STK 118 vs FRE 60 Report Stats
GWS 87 vs GEE 94 Report Stats
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
PTA 72 vs MEL 69 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs ESS 101 Report Stats
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
WCE 42 vs RIC 59 Report Stats
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
BRI 110 vs GCF 56 Report Stats
HAW 104 vs SYD 94 Report Stats
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
COL 82 vs ADE 98 Report Stats
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Round 19
Thu, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
FRE 83 vs CAR 78 Report Stats
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD 79 vs ESS 57 Report Stats
Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
ADE 105 vs WCE 136 Report Stats
RIC 89 vs GWS 62 Report Stats
GCF 117 vs STK 64 Report Stats
NTH 79 vs GEE 111 Report Stats
Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL 51 vs BRI 74 Report Stats
HAW 107 vs WBU 45 Report Stats
COL 76 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
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Round 20
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
RIC 95 vs ESS 77 Report Stats
Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
GWS 51 vs NTH 126 Report Stats
CAR 97 vs GCF 58 Report Stats
HAW 115 vs MEL 65 Report Stats
PTA 58 vs SYD 84 Report Stats
GEE 81 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs ADE 168 Report Stats
STK 99 vs WBU 122 Report Stats
WCE 126 vs COL 66 Report Stats
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Round 21
Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR 76 vs GEE 82 Report Stats
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD 127 vs STK 56 Stats
GCF 47 vs PTA 56 Report Stats
ESS 77 vs WCE 74 Report Stats
COL 56 vs BRI 123 Report Stats
ADE 69 vs RIC 79 Report Stats
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH 111 vs WBU 61 Report Stats
MEL 34 vs GWS 98 Report Stats
FRE 110 vs HAW 91 Report Stats
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Round 22
Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
PTA 140 vs CAR 37 Report Stats
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH 101 vs ADE 94 Report Stats
ESS 108 vs GCF 89 Report Stats
GWS 67 vs COL 75 Report Stats
WCE 119 vs MEL 53 Report Stats
HAW 94 vs GEE 71 Report Stats
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 48 vs FRE 106 Report Stats
WBU 67 vs SYD 130 Report Stats
RIC 98 vs STK 72 Report Stats
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Round 23
Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
COL 0 vs HAW 0 LIVE Stats
Sat, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR vs ESS 13:45MCG
FRE vs PTA 15:10PS
SYD vs RIC 16:40ANZ
NTH vs MEL 19:40ES
GEE vs BRI 19:40SS
Sun, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
GCF vs WCE 13:10MS
ADE vs STK 15:20Adelaide Oval
WBU vs GWS 16:40ES
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AFL Home and Away
Overall standings
Team P W L D % Pts
Sydney Swans 21 17 4 0 145.14 68
Hawthorn 21 16 5 0 138.28 64
Geelong Cats 21 16 5 0 110.79 64
Fremantle 21 15 6 0 131.87 60
Port Adelaide 21 14 7 0 132.42 56
North Melbourne 21 13 8 0 116.18 52
Essendon 21 12 9 0 106.69 48
Richmond 21 11 10 0 105.82 44
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