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[ad_1] Old Victorian rivals Carlton and Richmond collide in the annual Thursday night MCG blockbuster to open Round 1 as the Tigers welcome back a host of stars. The Blues (1-0, 101.2%) will hope to continue their scintillating form from the second half of last week’s crazy comeback win over Brisbane at the Gabba, though … Read more

Brisbane Lions, composure, Opening Round loss, Carlton, blew it, late, Dayne Zorko, Chris Fagan, close games, grand final loss

[ad_1] Brisbane’s stars have been accused of lacking composure as damning footage showed players blow multiple moments late in their thrilling one-point Opening Round loss to Carlton. And it’s not the first time the Lions have faltered in the dying stages, with statistics showing the side has now lost seven of their past 11 matches … Read more

AFL 2024 Power Rankings after Round 1, every club ranked, analysis, ladder, predictions, top eight, latest news

[ad_1] Welcome back to the Power Rankings. Reversals in rematches of last year’s preliminary finals have shaken up the top four before Round 1 even begins – so let’s see where everyone sits before the season proper. What are the Power Rankings? This is our attempt to rank every AFL club from best to worst. … Read more

Lachie Neale says ‘selfish’ Lions punished after brutal Carlton defeat

[ad_1] Brisbane co-captain Lachie Neale says the “selfish” Lions received the wake-up call they needed in their one-point Opening Round loss to Carlton. Leading by 46 points early in the second-quarter last Friday night, the Lions paid a hefty price for taking their foot off the pedal, as the Blues surged home to win 13.8 … Read more

Garry Lyon challenges Laura Kane for not suspending George Hewett for Lachie Neale strike, new MRO rules, On the Couch, latest news

[ad_1] Melbourne great Garry Lyon has challenged the AFL for not suspending George Hewett for striking Lachie Neale in last weekend’s clash amid a crackdown on such incidents and ongoing concussion issues. Among the rule changes for the 2024 season included a strengthening of AFL Tribunal guidelines – where incidents when a player strikes another … Read more

Round 1 team tips, squads, predictions, ins and outs, injuries, players dropped, SuperCoach, latest news

[ad_1] Those that played in Opening Round already need to call in the reinforcements after injury setbacks or changes otherwise. Meanwhile we’ll see 10 clubs line-ups for the first time in 2024. Get the latest selection and injury news ahead of Round 1 in AFL Team Tips! The only place to watch every game of … Read more

Brisbane Lions slammed for ‘choking’ in Carlton Blues’ 46 point comeback win, news, reaction, analysis

[ad_1] Brisbane Lions coaches and on-field leaders have been called out for ‘disappearing’ and ‘choking’ in a nightmare third quarter during Carlton’s stirring 46-point comeback win in Opening Round. The Lions looked on track for a 15th-straight win at the Gabba when they came out of the blocks in red-hot fashion, leading 44 to 12 … Read more

Australian batting question marks difficult to ignore despite miracle escape in Christchurch: Trans-Tasman Trophy Talking Points

[ad_1] Australia has produced a stunning comeback in Christchurch to clinch the second Test against New Zealand and complete a clean sweep of the Trans-Tasman Trophy series. Under immense pressure at 4-30 on Saturday in pursuit of 279 to win, wicketkeeper Alex Carey, all-rounder Mitch Marsh and Australian captain Pat Cummins produced superb performances with … Read more

Opening Round Talking Points, analysis, reaction, results, wrap, highlights, Brodie Grundy trade, Mason Cox

[ad_1] The AFL’s inaugural Opening Round is officially in the books, and we’re all over the weekend’s biggest talking points. We witnessed a miraculous comeback at the Gabba and a Giant upset among a host of other eye-catching moments from the weekend. The big issues from Opening Round of the 2024 AFL season analysed in … Read more

Day three talking points, Steve Smith, Alex Carey, video, highlights, cricket news 2024

[ad_1] New Zealand is on the cusp of ending a 31-year drought against Australia after completely dominating proceedings on the third day of the Test being held in Christchurch. The last time New Zealand defeated Australia in a Test match on home soil was in 1993 when Danny Morrison nabbed 6-37 in the opening innings … Read more