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Queens of the Jungle: Lions overcome plenty to reclaim throne

The Brisbane Lions have overcome a lot to be crowned queens of the jungle again, most notably the calibre of players leaving in the offseason, making this Grand Final triumph extra sweet, writes Elly McNerney.

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Stocks Rising: Brilliant Bre shines, Dakota's massive fourth term

Bre Koenen had the ultimate skipper's game in the Grand Final, and Dakota Davidson nailed the clutch moments to help deliver the Lions a premiership. Here's whose stocks are up after the AFLW Grand Final.




Way-too-early AFL Draft Power Rankings: The top 10 in 2024

The 2023 AFL Draft may be over, but the draft watch never stops. Jasper Chellappah shares his way-too-early top 10 Power Rankings for 2024's draft class.

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Every AFL club's draft haul rated: Who passed? Who failed?

The 2023 AFL Draft has seen 64 players have their football dreams realised, with bolters, sliders and plenty of live trades headlining a frantic two nights. These are the winners and losers from the biggest two nights of the year for AFL recruiters.

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'We wanted him, so why not?': Inside the trades that shaped the first round of the AFL Draft

As soon as highly-touted West Australian Daniel Curtin started to slide, the phones started to ring, creating a domino effect on draft night. Jasper Chellappah takes a look inside the trades that shaped a wild first round of the 2023 AFL Draft.

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What they said: How the top 10 draftees reacted

The first night of the draft is over, and more than 25 young men have found a new home in the AFL. Here's what the top 10 had to say about making the lead into the AFL.


AFL 2024 fixture: Five must-watch games in the first month

The 2024 AFL fixture has been released. So, to whet your appetite for the upcoming season, we've picked out the five must-watch games from the opening month.

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AFL's Opening Round vs. Round 1 'doesn't make sense'



Are AFL clubs spooked by the 'go-home factor' with a club that doesn't yet exist?

The best Tasmanian draft crop in a generation is emerging just before their home state gets its own AFL team. It's easy to assume these players will jump at the chance to play at home, but the landscape doesn't appear to have shifted greatly ... yet.

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The Devil's leap: Arie Schoenmaker's rise from purgatory to first-round fancy

From being busted with booze at a Tassie Devils footy camp to first-round calculations, no prospect has come from further back than Arie Schoenmaker, and "one of the best kicks in the country" is one to watch come draft night, writes Jasper Chellappah.


AFLW players' perspectives: So your AFLW season is over - now what?

After 10 rounds, the AFLW is in finals mode. While some teams are still battling it out for the flag, most players are now adjusting to offseason life. AFLW players Imogen Evans and Isadora McLeay share what happens now the season is over for them.

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Players' perspectives: Erin Phillips leaves a mighty AFLW legacy

Erin Phillips' retirement truly is the end of an era - the first era of AFLW, and current players Imogen Evans and Isadora McLey share their thoughts on the legacy left by one of the game's greats.

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End of an era: Celebrating the impact of AFLW's 2023 retiring class

AFLW champion Erin Phillips leads a retiring class of 2023 that no doubt leave an indelible mark on the sport.

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