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Are we returning AFL players too early from concussion? | Nicole Hayes

Koby Stevens’ retirement adds to growing evidence linking concussion with player welfareIn a season of football notable for the high number of players diagnosed with concussion or concussion-like symptoms – on my count, 50 after Mitch Honeychurch was t…

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AFL star Robbie Gray undergoes surgery after testicular cancer diagnosis

  • The Power player will undergo chemotherapy after successful procedure
  • He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for pre-season

Port Adelaide player Robbie Gray has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, the Power announced on Monday. Gray was diagnosed shortly after the AFL season ended and underwent successful surgery to remove a tumour.

Related: Footy prospects: AFL teens put to the test – in pictures

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AFL vows to work harder to eradicate racism after Adelaide incidents

  • Port Adelaide ban fan who directed racist abuse at Eddie Betts
  • ‘We know our game can do more,’ says Gillon McLachlan

The AFL has admitted it can do more to stop racism as Indigenous players say they’re fed up with vilification in the sport. The league hierarchy is pledging to find ways to better educate fans after several incidents marred the Showdown in Adelaide over the weekend.

Just eight months after a Port fan threw a banana at him during a game, Crows player Eddie Betts was again subjected to racial abuse leading Port to suspend the membership of one of its fans who was evicted from Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

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All about heart and hate – the bedrock of any AFL rivalry worth its salt | Craig Little

Over the weekend there was a sense of occasion and drama born out of a barroom brawl in Adelaide while pure animosity pockmarked the Essendon-Carlton game

It is AFL football’s rivalries that do the heavy lifting in providing the game its passion and its heritage, having at their origin a sense of place – that sense of belonging that keeps us turning up week after week, loss after loss.

On Saturday night, 53,698 people – a record AFL crowd at the Adelaide Oval – turned out for “Showdown XLII”. Twenty years ago, it was a local brewery that gave the contest its “Showdown” moniker, and too much beer at the Ramsgate Hotel five years after that fermented the rivalry in football folklore.

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Saints lose Riewoldt in defeat to Demons as Port power past Swans

  • St Kilda 13.12 (90) lost to Melbourne Demons 18.12 (120)
  • Sydney Swans 12.10 (82) lost to Port Adelaide 17.8 (110)

Port Adelaide scored a drought-breaking 28-point AFL round one upset win over Sydney at the SCG on Saturday. The 17.8 (110) to 12.10 (82) victory was Port’s first in eight matches and 11 years at the SCG, and their first anywhere over the Swans in their past six contests, going back to 2013.

Related: AFL: Bulldogs hold off determined Collingwood to kick off flag defence

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Brett Eddy boots Port Adelaide to AFL pre-season win over Hawthorn

  • Port Adelaide beat Hawthorn 0.14.12 (96) to 1.8.11 (68)
  • Geelong beat Essendon 1.17.11 (122) to 2.12.10 (100)

Mature-aged rookie Brett Eddy kicked five goals to help Port Adelaide beat Hawthorn by 28 points in Sunday’s AFL trial game. The 27-year-old Eddy booted four of his goals in a 10-minute purple patch during Port’s 0.14.12 (96) to 1.8.11 (68) win at Noarlunga in Adelaide’s south.

Related: Collingwood hold on to beat Tigers, ruthless Crows crush Lions

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Brett Eddy boots Port Adelaide to AFL pre-season win over Hawthorn

  • Port Adelaide beat Hawthorn 0.14.12 (96) to 1.8.11 (68)
  • Geelong beat Essendon 1.17.11 (122) to 2.12.10 (100)

Mature-aged rookie Brett Eddy kicked five goals to help Port Adelaide beat Hawthorn by 28 points in Sunday’s AFL trial game. The 27-year-old Eddy booted four of his goals in a 10-minute purple patch during Port’s 0.14.12 (96) to 1.8.11 (68) win at Noarlunga in Adelaide’s south.

Related: Collingwood hold on to beat Tigers, ruthless Crows crush Lions

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Brett Eddy boots Port Adelaide to AFL pre-season win over Hawthorn

  • Port Adelaide beat Hawthorn 0.14.12 (96) to 1.8.11 (68)
  • Geelong beat Essendon 1.17.11 (122) to 2.12.10 (100)

Mature-aged rookie Brett Eddy kicked five goals to help Port Adelaide beat Hawthorn by 28 points in Sunday’s AFL trial game. The 27-year-old Eddy booted four of his goals in a 10-minute purple patch during Port’s 0.14.12 (96) to 1.8.11 (68) win at Noarlunga in Adelaide’s south.

Related: Collingwood hold on to beat Tigers, ruthless Crows crush Lions

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Seeing red: Port angered by Suns’ refusal to back down over China jumpers

  • Suns intent on wearing red and gold when they play Port Adelaide in China
  • ‘Gold Coast are playing silly buggers,’ says Power president

Port Adelaide president David Koch has told Gold Coast Suns if they wear red-and-gold jumpers in their match in Shanghai it will be the last time they are invited to China.

Related: North beat Hawthorn in first game at Arden Street since 1985

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Port Adelaide ban and fine defender Jarman Impey over alleged car crash

  • Impey to miss first game of next season after weekend incident
  • Team-mate Aidyn Johnson also fined $5,ooo and ruled out of round one

Defender Jarman Impey has been banned by Port Adelaide after it emerged an AFL team-mate was with him when he allegedly crashed into parked cars following a weekend pool party.

Impey, who left team-mate Angus Monfries’ party on Saturday and allegedly crashed his car into four parked vehicles, has been banned from selection for round one next season by the Power.

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Port Adelaide ban and fine defender Jarman Impey over alleged car crash

  • Impey to miss first game of next season after weekend incident
  • Team-mate Aidyn Johnson also fined $5,ooo and ruled out of round one

Defender Jarman Impey has been banned by Port Adelaide after it emerged an AFL team-mate was with him when he allegedly crashed into parked cars following a weekend pool party.

Impey, who left team-mate Angus Monfries’ party on Saturday and allegedly crashed his car into four parked vehicles, has been banned from selection for round one next season by the Power.

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Port Adelaide lose Charlie Dixon and Angus Monfries to injuries

Power will be without duo for next month of pre-season Both players have under gone surgery on injuriesPort Adelaide forwards Charlie Dixon and Angus Monfries will miss the next month of the AFL pre-season because of injury.Dixon had surgery on a linge…

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Port Adelaide and Gold Coast to take AFL game to China next year

  • Round eight clash to be played at Jiangwan Stadium
  • ‘What the game will be is Australia Day in Shanghai,’ says Power president

Gold Coast and Port Adelaide will square off in Shanghai on 14 May next year in the first AFL match to take place in China. The Power have been the driving force behind the venture which will take place during round eight, with both teams going into their bye rounds the week after.

The match will be held at Jiangwan Stadium, the same venue that hosted an exhibition match in 2010 between Melbourne and Brisbane. It will get under way at 1.20pm local time, which will be 3.20pm in Melbourne.

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Port Adelaide say fan who threw banana at Eddie Betts faces life ban

  • Woman faces sanction ‘if incident was racially motivated’, says AFL club
  • Indigenous Adelaide Crows star targeted during Saturday’s Showdown

Port Adelaide will cancel the membership of a fan who threw a banana towards Indigenous star Eddie Betts after the incident plunged the AFL once more into racism controversy.

The supporter was seen waving her middle finger at Betts before throwing the banana in his direction during Saturday night’s match between rivals Adelaide and Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

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Melbourne blow AFL top four race wide open with shock win over Hawthorn

  • Melbourne defeat Hawthorn 17.8 (110) to 11.15 (81)
  • Sydney defeat Port Adelaide 14.16 (100) to 4.9 (33)

Melbourne shocked premiership favourites Hawthorn at the MCG by recording a 29-point win to blow the race for the AFL’s top four wide open. The Hawks were denied a 10th straight victory by a determined Demons outfit on Saturday afternoon, reducing their buffer at the top of the ladder to just one game.

If the three-time reigning premiers – who face North Melbourne and West Coast in the next fortnight – slip up again, they risk throwing away hosting rights in week one of the finals. Coach Alastair Clarkson will rue sloppy goal-kicking, with his side losing 17.8 (110) to 11.15 (81).

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Bulldogs stage fourth-quarter comeback to edge Port Adelaide in AFL thriller

  • Western Bulldogs defeated Port Adelaide 15.10 (100) to 14.13 (97)
  • Bulldogs good form so far this season continues at Adelaide Oval

Forward Jack Redpath kicked four goals as the Western Bulldogs pipped Port Adelaide by three points on Saturday. The Dogs came from nine points down at three-quarter-time to triumph 15.10 (100) to 14.13 (97) at Adelaide Oval, where Redpath’s team-mate Jake Stringer was instrumental in the revival, booting two of his three goals in a gripping final quarter.

Related: Alastair Clarkson demands more despite Hawthorn’s 108-point victory

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Western Bulldogs hold on to edge out fast-finishing West Coast in AFL thriller

Western Bulldogs defeated West Coast 12.11 (83) to 11.9 (75) Port Adelaide defeated Collingwood 19.11 (125) to 7.16 (58)Adelaide defeated St Kilda 19.19 (133) to 6.9 (45)The Western Bulldogs survived a late charge by West Coast to score a thrilling eig…

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Tom Liberatore equals AFL tackles record as Bulldogs see off Demons

  • Western Bulldogs defeated Melbourne 17.12 (114) to 12.10 (82) at the MCG
  • West Coast defeated St Kilda 20.12 (132) to 3.11 (29) at Domain Stadium
  • Carlton defeated Port Adelaide 14.9 (93) to 13.13 (91) at Etihad Stadium

Tom Liberatore tackled Melbourne into submission on Sunday, helping Western Bulldogs record a 32-point win. Liberatore laid an astonishing 19 tackles at the MCG, equalling Jude Bolton and Jack Ziebell’s VFL/AFL record for most tackles in a match. The Demons were competitive in patches but ultimately outclassed and outworked by the Bulldogs, who triumphed 17.12 (114) to 12.10 (82).

Melbourne veteran Bernie Vince was reported for a bump on Mitch Wallis, and Demons Neville Jetta and Cameron Pedersen will also be scrutinised by the match review panel. Jetta struck Marcus Bontempelli’s face late in the second half, prompting one of many scuffles in the contest, while Pedersen cleaned up defender Fletcher Roberts, who under went a concussion test but played on after the bump, early in the second half.

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Power coach Ken Hinkley suggests AFL pre-season could be scrapped altogether

  • Port Adelaide coach moots idea of scrapping NAB Challenge competition
  • Hinkley’s side beat an injury-hit Richmond in farcical scenes on Thursday

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has discussed the idea of scrapping NAB Challenge pre-season matches altogether, allowing for a more balanced AFL premiership where each team would play eight rivals twice, rather than five.

In turn, he also believes it would lead to a more competitive opening month of football where he doesn’t believe coaches would be instructing players to take it easy to avoid injuries. “I reckon it would be flat out, anything could happen,” Hinkley told radio station SEN. “There could be a few surprises but I don’t think the competition would be drastically affected by it.”

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Power coach Ken Hinkley suggests AFL pre-season could be scrapped altogether

  • Port Adelaide coach moots idea of scrapping NAB Challenge competition
  • Hinkley’s side beat an injury-hit Richmond in farcical scenes on Thursday

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has discussed the idea of scrapping NAB Challenge pre-season matches altogether, allowing for a more balanced AFL premiership where each team would play eight rivals twice, rather than five.

In turn, he also believes it would lead to a more competitive opening month of football where he doesn’t believe coaches would be instructing players to take it easy to avoid injuries. “I reckon it would be flat out, anything could happen,” Hinkley told radio station SEN. “There could be a few surprises but I don’t think the competition would be drastically affected by it.”

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