Emerging midfield gun Noah Anderson has shown his faith in Gold Coast's direction and AFL finals aspirations by signing a four-year contract extension.2 draft pick behind teammate and close friend Matt Rowell, has committed to the Suns through to the end of 2027, when he is eligible for free agency.
Players will no longer receive a 50-metre penalty by faking a handball to fool an opponent standing the mark, the AFL says.Three rule changes have been confirmed for the upcoming AFL season, including two to the man-on-the-mark laws.
St Kilda's significant football department revamp continues with Carlton legend Stephen Silvagni returning to the AFL club as list manager.Silvagni is back at Moorabbin after he previously worked as an assistant coach during Ross Lyon's first stint as head coach with the Saints between 2007 and 2010.
Hawthorn spearhead Mitch Lewis will miss the start of the AFL season because of a knee injury.Lewis, who emerged as one of the AFL's best key forwards in a breakout season last year, has suffered a sprain to an anterior cruciate ligament in a knee at training.
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A double dose of Irish pace will power Brisbane's premiership push, Darragh Joyce and Conor McKenna holding high AFL hopes after finding new homes at the Lions.The defenders will join countryman James Madden at the Gabba this season, their speed and skill in the backline a tasty proposition for a side already boasting a stacked midfield and forward line.
West Coast coach Adam Simpson says he will give Rhett Bazzo as much grieving time as he needs following the tragic death of the young defender's mother.Kylie Bazzo, 52 was killed over the weekend after falling overboard during a boat crash in Mandurah south of Perth.
Hawthorn coach Sam Mitchell says it's not a fait accompli that James Sicily will become the club's next captain, with the Hawks to use a training camp next week to determine their leadership structure.The Hawks are in need of a new skipper following the retirement of Ben McEvoy at the end of last season.
GWS have fired development boss Robbie Chancellor after he pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine.Chancellor was arrested by undercover police buying cocaine while going for a jog near his Marrickville home in December.
Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn has received good news on his hamstring injury, with the star big man only expected to miss two weeks.Gawn sent a scare through the Demons' camp last Friday when he felt his hamstring tighten up.
Fremantle forward Sam Switkowski says life after Rory Lobb has been a smooth affair as the AFL club attempts to boost its attacking firepower.Lobb's exit from the Dockers was finally completed in October when he was shipped to the Western Bulldogs in the dying minutes of the trade period.
New North Melbourne captains Luke McDonald and Jy Simpkin have vowed to wrap their arms around Tarryn Thomas as the troubled utility deals with an AFL integrity unit investigation.Thomas trained at Arden St on Monday, five days after the Kangaroos announced he had been charged with threatening to distribute an intimate image.
Adelaide have signed ex-Collingwood defender Mark Keane on a one-year deal, completing their list for the season.The Irishman, who was recruited during the pre-season supplemental signing period, is expected to join his new teammates at training in coming weeks.
North Melbourne players have historically voted to promote Luke McDonald and Jy Simpkin to the co-captaincy after long-time skipper Jack Ziebell stood down ahead of the 2023 AFL season.Zeibell will remain part of the leadership group after six years and 111 games in the top job.
Melbourne captain Max Gawn has suffered a hamstring injury at an AFL pre-season training session.The Demons' 2021 premiership skipper will have weekend scans to determine the extent of his injury after being forced out of training on Friday.
Josh Dunkley has pledged to bring a defensive edge to a Brisbane AFL team already boasting the attacking flair he says can take the "next step".Last season's preliminary finalists have recruited strongly with Western Bulldogs best and fairest midfielder Dunkley, Hawthorn forward Jack Gunston, Ireland's former Essendon talent Conor McKenna and father-son draft scoops Will Ashcroft and Jaspa Fletcher all linking up at the Gabba.
Ben Cunnington is eyeing a return to his best and a full complement of games in 2023 but will not put his hand up for the vacant North Melbourne captaincy.Cunnington underwent surgery to remove a testicular tumour in July 2021.
North Melbourne's AFL utility Tarryn Thomas has been charged with threatening to distribute an intimate image.And Thomas was also separately stopped by police when driving with a suspended licence during the Kangaroos' Christmas break.
Melbourne premiership captain Daisy Pearce says an unusual feeling of contentment prompted the end of her trailblazing AFLW career.Pearce says she retires with a "very full heart" after leading the Demons to the premiership last November.
Midfielder Tyler Brown has been thrown an AFL lifeline by Adelaide, signing a one-year rookie contract with the Crows.Brown was delisted by Collingwood at the end of last season after playing 27 AFL games over five years for the Magpies.
Jack Ziebell has stepped down as captain of North Melbourne, believing the time is right for a younger player to take charge.Ziebell, 31, replaced Andrew Swallow as skipper ahead of the 2017 AFL season and led the Kangaroos in 111 games, making him North Melbourne's longest-serving captain since club legend Wayne Carey.
Adelaide winger Paul Seedsman's AFL career appears over after he was ruled out for another season because of concussion effects.Seedsman, who turns 31 next week, has been put on the Crows' inactive list after also missing all of last year due to concussion.
Brisbane defender Marcus Adams is set to miss the 2023 season with a serious concussion that has prompted the Lions to move him to their inactive list and thrown his AFL future into question.Adams last played in the round 21 defeat of Carlton, when he was subbed off with a rib injury.
Gold Coast young gun Mac Andrew will miss the first two games of the AFL season after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol late last month.The highly-rated defender met with the Suns leadership group on Saturday to explain the events that led him to blow over the legal limit when stopped by Queensland Police early on December 31.
West Coast forward Isiah Winder has been charged with assault over his alleged drunken punch-up in Victoria last month, the club says.The Eagles revealed the charge on Monday after Winder joined teammates in returning to training after the Christmas break.