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12 August 2018 10:12 PM Why West Coast may possess the magical mystery potion for AFL success

It looks like a case of no Gaff, no Naitanui, no worries for the West Coast Eagles as they head for the AFL finals full of brotherhood and belief and primed for an unlikely assault on the AFL premiership. Adam Simpson's class of 2018 is looking steadier and sterner as the season rolls on with nothing, seemingly, able to clip their wings. Not the loss of their 12

7 August 2018 9:15 AM Angus Brayshaw tees off at West Coast CEO Trevor Nisbett and Andrew Gaff

"They didn't play golf, Hamish said he wasn't sure where they (West Coast) got that from." In contrast to Nisbett's comments, Angus pointed to his family being livid about the incident and hinted his family could take the matter further if the AFL Tribunal didn't come down hard on Gaff, who's out of contract at the end of 2018 and unlikely to play again 10

4 August 2018 8:33 AM Tracing Aaron vandenBerg's return to the AFL

"He’s gone through a hell of a lot and he’s had three VFL games now and he’s prepared himself incredibly well, so we’re excited about what he can bring our team. "Unfortunately for Melky, he’s a little bit tight through that hamstring. He had it through the second quarter and continued to play on, but he’s going to take a week to get right and hopefully 22

2 August 2018 9:30 AM AFL Women's: Queanbeyan's Alexia Hamilton gets a shot at AFLW dream

All Australian. Tick. Selected for the AFLW draft combine. Tick. Now Queanbeyan coach Cheyne Webster has backed Alexia Hamilton to take the next step and get drafted. The Tigers star was one of 36 players selected from across Australia on Thursday to take part in the women's draft combine at Etihad Stadium in October. Having been Queanbeyan's first female 17

1 August 2018 11:22 AM Growing up with the game: From $50 on debut to earning a living

When the Magpies run out for their last game of the Super Netball season against Queensland Firebirds in Brisbane on Saturday, Thwaites will play her 200th game. It hasn’t been a smooth road, but the 31-year-old has loved the journey and still enjoys the chance to lock horns with elite players each week, even in a season like this where the Magpies have missed 17

30 July 2018 6:18 AM Eagles face nervous wait on ladder spot after round 23 schedule released

West Coast will have to wait until the final day of the regular season to find out if it has secured a top-two finals berth after the AFL released its fixture for round 23 on Monday. The Eagles will play Brisbane at the Gabba on Sunday, August 26, at 11.10am (WST) but their final position in the top eight could hinge on the 1.20pm clash between fellow 17

27 July 2018 2:17 PM The sweet timing of Australia's latest track champion

When he broke the record in Monaco his training partner Peter Bol was sitting on his tail right to the line and also again came within a whisker of bettering the record time. Peter Bol, a Rio Olympian, was born in Sudan, fled to Egypt with his family and eventually were re-settled in Australia. Australia is the only life either of them have really known 15

27 July 2018 6:13 AM AFL Commissioner says women's charter won't make game softer

The women's football charter won't be an avenue to make AFLW softer or less aggressive, says AFL Commissioner Simone Wilkie, but that doesn't mean the competition won't look different to the men's league. "We need to be innovative and think differently, not just overlay men's sport onto women's sport," General Wilkie said in a speech in Canberra 13

18 July 2018 1:09 AM Dockers make pitch to GWS star as big man stocks dwindle

Sandilands, 35, had not been expected to be available to return after a three-week absence but is tipped to make a late bid for selection if Darcy fails any fitness tests this week. With West Coast restricted free agent Jeremy McGovern still firmly in Dockers recruiting sights, it has emerged that Lobb has been targeted as a saviour to Fremantle's need for a forward 11

16 July 2018 11:29 AM West Coast coach Adam Simpson confirms Nic Naitanui requires knee reconstruction

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has confirmed the worst for Eagles fans, with ruckman Nic Naitanui to miss the rest of the season and best part of 2019 with another knee reconstruction. Simpson said his star ruckman would require a full reconstruction of his right knee, just 15 games into a comeback from a similar operation on his left knee in 2016, after 10