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The AFL has released its official list of free agents for the 2017 season, including which are restricted and unrestricted.
The reigning premiers assume their position in the Friday night spotlight, journeying across town to face the Pies. Uncertainty abounds for both of these teams. What better way to expose it than in the first prime time game of the year.
There are five minutes left in the grand final. The Western Bulldogs lead by nine points.
Whether it’s in relation to players and clubs abiding by the rules, governing bodies treating each club in the same way, or consistency in decisions made by governing bodies, officials and judiciaries, there is an expectation that sport is an even playing field.
The Richmond Tigers have kicked their 2017 season off in style, riding a monumental effort from superstar midfielder Dustin Martin to defeat the Carlton Blues by 43 points in the first game of the season.
Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season is here and as usual, there are plenty of new faces lining up in new colours for the first time. Check out the full teams below.
For Sydney fans it’s a match made in heaven but don’t expect to see too many more photos of Lance Franklin taking goalkicking tips from Tony Lockett.
The Western Bulldogs will be out to defend their AFL premiership in 2017, with the season getting underway on Thursday, March 23 at 7:20pm with the opener seeing the Carlton Blues taking on the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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The 2017 AFL Season commences on Thursday, March 23 with 18 clubs once again to fight for the crown. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to streaming every game of the season online, watching on TV and listening on radio.
We’re back. We’re back! The 2017 AFL season begins tonight, and it’s time to get back into The Roar’s AFL expert tips.
The immediate future of the Brisbane Lions isn’t ultra bright, but at least they’ve got Dayne Beams.
The 2017 AFL season begins tonight! That being the case, our team here at The Roar have put our collective coconuts together and come up with some crystal ball predictions for the year ahead.
Former ASADA boss Richard Ings has weighed into the debate surrounding West Coast’s 2006 premiership win.
There’ll be no shortage of new faces donning their colours for the first time on Thursday night when the Carlton Blues host the Richmond Tigers in the opening match of the 2017 AFL season.
The Roar AFL Podcast is back ahead of Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season, this week featuring writers Cameron Rose and Josh Elliott.
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All Aussie Rules fans, especially the Richmond faithful are aware of the running joke which is the Tigers are always favourite to finish in ninth position.
West Coast couldn’t capitalise on premiership favouritism in 2016, with a meek showing in the elimination final casting doubt on their big-game mettle.
At this stage of the AFL season, it’s impossible to predict exactly when certain events will happen and what their ramifications will be.
This time last year, I randomised a list of all the AFL teams and decided to argue why that would be the correct outcome for the season. It wasn’t, but there were some close calls, including being very close to predicting the grand final.
Sydney made a mockery of predictions they’d slide in 2016, but the season ultimately ended in disappointment after a second grand final defeat in three years.
The Sydney Swans will be looking to finally get their first premiership with their two big signings in Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett.
Since the AFL went to an eight-team finals system in 2000, only once has the reigning premiers missed the finals the next season. In 2017, it will occur for the second time.
Robert Walls once said the thing that made Carlton what it was, was its striving for excellence and the undesirable urge to do whatever it takes to win.
After a long and eventful off-season, headlined by a stunning trade period and the inaugural AFL Women’s season, Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season is finally here.
With the boys taking a week off to gather themselves for the kick-off of season 2017, let’s take a moment to examine the ladies’ work in this experimental first season of the AFLW.
There’s a strange air of acceptance heading into the 2017 season. After one of the most even seasons in recent memory, there is near-consensus that this year will belong to the league’s youngest club, Greater Western Sydney.
St Kilda have made wondrous strides since their last-place finish in 2014. Heavy optimism about the club has reached the point where a return to finals is now an expectation, but are the young Saints ready to take the extra step in 2017?
Want to find another way to brag to your mates why your team is the greatest, or do you need something to climb on to as it’s been a rough couple years to be a supporter? This list is the one for you.
As part of my own scoring system, I’ve been tallying every possible prediction I can find for the upcoming AFL season in two categories: player of the year and final finishing order.
Someone at the Brisbane Lions must have broken two mirrors, as the club’s rotten run with luck continues into its 14th year, missing out on hosting the AFLW grand final.
Richmond’s run of finals appearances came to a disappointing end in 2016, with Damien Hardwick claiming he over-coached the team and promising a simpler gameplan. But will that be enough to bring the Tigers back up?