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AFL displays the need, the need for speed

Round 1 of the AFL season was all about speed, and not the kind that West Coast players indulged in during the mid-2000s.

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Review backs AFL-ASADA investigation

The joint AFL-ASADA Essendon investigation that survived two Federal Court challenges also has the backing of an internal review.

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Crows star follows up grand final win with MVP nod

Adelaide’s AFLW premiership-winning co-captain Erin Phillips has taken out the AFL Players’ Association most valuable player award.

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Star Sydney defender out after breaking arm on morning run

Sydney’s resilience and depth will be tested going into Friday’s AFL grand final rematch after a freak injury robbed All-Australian defender Dane Rampe of the chance to make his 100th appearance.

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Essendon’s uncomfortably strange and mightily impressive return

Sitting in the MCG’s Great Southern Stand on Saturday night, hearing the Bombers supporters cheer their team before the bounce thunderously and triumphantly, seeing them wave their scarves maniacally, the scene didn’t exactly feel dirty, but it didn’t feel clean either.

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AFLW was awesome, but improvements need to be made

Saturday’s enthralling grand final was the perfect ending to a wonderful inaugural season of the AFLW competition.

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AFL veterans hit by the injury bug early

This has been an injury-plagued start to the AFL season for 34-year-olds.

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Twelve quick takes from AFL Round 1

A massive Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season has been run and won. No time to waste, let’s get into some quick takes.

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AFL sets new crowd record

Three MCG blockbusters have helped the AFL smash the record by almost 30,000 for a single-round attendance.

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Cats clobber Dockers 115-73

Geelong have started their season in style, cruising to a 42-point victory over Fremantle 18.7 (115) to 10.13 (73).

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Crows crush disappointing Giants 147-91

A rampant Adelaide Crows produced a massive win over premiership favourites GWS Giants by 56 points at Adelaide Oval.

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Mitchell, Kennedy star as Eagles mow down Roos

Dual Coleman medallist Josh Kennedy has booted seven goals to guide West Coast to a commanding 43-point season-opening AFL win over North Melbourne.

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St Kilda star Riewoldt cleared of ACL injury

St Kilda superstar Nick Riewoldt has been cleared of any structural damage to his right knee, but has revealed he contemplated a farewell wave after initially fearing he suffered a potential career-ending injury.

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Saints sweat on Riewoldt after loss

St Kilda have their fingers crossed on Nick Riewoldt and will give Paddy McCartin a run on Sunday after a bad start to the AFL season.

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Lions edge Suns in thrilling Q Clash

Brisbane have edged local rivals Gold Coast to make a winning start to their 2017 AFL season.

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Highlights: New Essendon era begins with a bang

Essendon have produced a brilliant performance to comprehensively defeat a rejuvenated Hawthorn team by 25 points in a Saturday night blockbuster at the MCG.

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Nick Riewoldt injury St Kilda Saints AFL 2017

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Travis Boak Port Adelaide Power AFL 2015

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Adelaide Crows AFLW Grand Final 2017

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Erin Phillips Adelaide Crows AFLW 2017

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Hawthorn Hawks player Cyril Rioli

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Jordan de Goey Collingwood Magpies AFL

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Travis Cloke Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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The Roar of the crowd

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Round 1 wrap: Impressive youngsters and season predictions

The much-hyped first round is now over. We now move into the analysing stage. Here are some stats and facts from Round 1.

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Is the Power finally back on at Port?

By Zac Standish, Today
Is the Power finally back on at Port?

Special. That is the only way you can describe Port Adelaide’s effort on Saturday afternoon as Ken Hinkley’s men went over to Sydney and did what many thought was impossible to beat the rampant Swans at the SCG.

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The Richmond Tigers must keep Dustin Martin

By Mitchell Crawford, Today
The Richmond Tigers must keep Dustin Martin

After Thursday night’s game against Carlton, something became clear.

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Stat’s enough! ‘Metres gained’ is irrelevant

The Australian public is bombarded with countless statistics during every AFL game: contested possessions, uncontested possessions, marks, handballs, one percenters, the list is seemingly endless.

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Have we forgotten about Port Adelaide?

By Nicholas Mirarchi, Today
Have we forgotten about Port Adelaide?

One big talking point from the opening round of the AFL season was the surprise upset victory of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

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The weekend where everything happened, plus hamstring awareness

Gosh, who knows where to start with the weekend that was.

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AFL Team of the Week: Round 1

By Josh Barnstable, 27 Mar 2017
AFL Team of the Week: Round 1

Welcome to my first instalment of Team of the Week for the 2017 AFL Season.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 1

By Adrian Polykandrites, 27 Mar 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 1

So it turns out I’m taking the reins for the weekly Power Rankings – or at least until Josh Elliott sacks me for something I write about North Melbourne.

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Recapping Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season

By mastermind5991, 27 Mar 2017
Recapping Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season

One round down, 22 to go, and there are some huge points of interest to come out of the opening round of the 2017 AFL season.

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Fremantle Dockers vs Geelong Cats highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Geelong have started their season in style, cruising to a 42-point victory over Fremantle 18.7 (115) to 10.13 (73).

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Adelaide Crows vs GWS Giants highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: A rampant Adelaide Crows produced a massive win over premiership favourites GWS Giants by 56 points at Adelaide Oval.

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North Melbourne vs West Coast AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The West Coast Eagles have gotten their season off to a hot start, defeating the West Coast Eagles by 43 points on Sunday afternoon.

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Tips and predictions for AFL Sunday, Round 1

Sunday of Round 1 presents three intriguing matchups and after some major uspets on Saturday it’s hard to tell which direction they might go in.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: A fast start from the Brisbane Lions proved enough for them to hold for a two-point win over the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday night.

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Essendon Bombers vs Hawthorn Hawks highlights: AFL live scores, blogs

Match result: Essendon have produced a brilliant performance to comprehensively defeat a rejuvenated Hawthorn team by 25 points in a Saturday night blockbuster at the MCG.

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Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Port Adelaide have pulled off a major upset in round one, they’ve ousted the fancied Swans on their home turf and they’re good value for it.

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Emma Zeilke of the Brisbane Lions celebrates scoring a goal AFLW

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Jesse White Collingwood Magpies AFL 2016

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Toby Nankervis Richmond Tigers AFL 2017

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Marcus Bontempelli Tom Liberatore Western Bulldogs AFL 2016

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Nic Naitanui of the West Coast Eagles

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Emma Zeilke of the Brisbane Lions celebrates scoring a goal AFLW

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Richmond Tigers player Jack Riewoldt

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