A bruising loss to Richmond confirmed plenty of fears about Hawthorn but ruckman Ben McEvoy insists the Hawks have what it takes to avoid a straight-sets AFL finals exit.
Melbourne’s AFL finals campaign has been dealt a massive blow with key forward Jesse Hogan ruled out for the remainder of the season.
The AFL is considering trialling major rule changes in matches that have no bearing on the top eight over the closing rounds of the season.
Leading AFL players and coaches are divided on proposed rule changes which Nathan Buckley fears would be a “blight” on the game.
Star Adelaide forward Eddie Betts will return for tonight’s Adelaide Oval clash with Geelong but key defender Daniel Talia remains in doubt with a foot injury.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is wary of history repeating itself against an Adelaide side he believes is edging back to their dangerous best.