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Cairns Footy Still A Shining Light

Australia

 

Last year, AFL Cairns lost its annual AFL Premiership match to fierce rival, Townsville. After a proud history of hosting pre-season cup AFL matches, the city received a VFL match in 2010 between the Gold Coast Suns and the Bendigo Bombers (affiliated then with Essendon). 

From 2011 to 2018, Cazalys Stadium then hosted AFL Premiership matches featuring the Gold Coast Suns – a regular, linked heavily to the club’s talent academy in Cairns. Their opponents, Richmond, Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne, put on a show which captivated Cairns’ audiences on and off the field – but now that match is gone and questions remain as to the impact that will have on the local game, especially at grassroots level.

But four past and present VFL/AFL players use their knowledge of their time involved in Cairns footy, and on the bigger stage, to consider the state of Cairns footy – past, present and future.

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Blues Gee and Lions Yorston rising star nominations in Round Six

Australia

The Round Six NAB AFL Women's Rising Star Nominees are Carlton's Georgia Gee, 19 and the Brisbane Lions' Jacqui Yorston, 18.

These two midfield nominations have come from the same match over the weekend.

Gee was selected by the Blues in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft at pick no.12 from Beaconsfield JFC and Dandenong Stingrays.

Gee's nomination has been coming for weeks now, as she has had many solid performances for her Blues throughout the season.

Image Source: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images & Herald Sun

In Round Six, Gee accumulated 12 disposals, eight kicks and two tackles in the Blues 16-point win over the Lions at Ikon Park last Sunday afternoon.

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Blues charge to the top of Conference B

Australia

Carlton secured a 16-point win over the Brisbane Lions on a typical Melbourne weather day with rain and shine at Ikon Park.

In a match that was similar to a elimination final for Conference B, the contest was hot all day.

The Blues decisive win was steered by Maddie Prespakis, Amelia Mullane and Tilly Lucas-Rodd.

This win was set up by the Blues in the second half, where the Blues took full control over the Lions scoring four goals to two.

Image Source: @FoxFooty

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Crows too powerful for the Giants

Australia

The mighty Adelaide Crows thumped a bold Greater Western Sydney Giants by 32 points in hot conditions at Unley Oval.

It was the first ever AFLW match played at Unley Oval.

The Giants took it right up to the formidable Crows outfit making for an entertaining contest.

In the second half of the match, the Crows ran away with the match especially in the final term where they scored four goals to the Giants none.

The young guns of the Crows in Danielle Ponter, Anne Hatchard and Chloe Scheer handled the high-pressured match extremely well.

Image Source: Mark Brake

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Crocs To Grand Final – Look Out Tigers!

Australia
Next Saturday the NTFL Premier League season will come to a close when the Southern Districts Crocs attempt to retain their title and win back to back flags. Their demolition of the Tiwi Bombers last night at TIO Stadium saw them back into another big dance with a chance to seek their fourth flag.

Just last weekend, the Tigers trounced the Bombers to advance to the grand final. They looked a shade better than the rest. But Southern Districts have sounded an ominous warning to the Tigers after a blistering second half against the Bombers – they have told the Tigers outright that to win the flag you have to beat us.

After a tight first term, the Crocs got a little break on the Bombers by half time – a five goal break and a big rescue mission for the Bombers if they wanted to get back in the game. The 31-point deficit for the Bombers was significant, but not insurmountable.
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Heartstopper at Marvel keeps Dees alive in 2019

Australia

Melbourne were victorious in a one point heartstopper over the Western Bulldogs under the roof at Marvel Stadium.

The Dees inaccurate goal kicking almost cost them the win, but they’re still in finals contention this season.

It was an entertaining contest from two quality teams, as they played amazing football.

The match had lots of ebbs and flows and was one of the best AFLW matches this season.

Image Source: Michael Wilson

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North marvellous at Marvel Stadium

Australia

The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos crushed a fearless Collingwood by 22 points under the roof at Marvel Stadium.

It was a marvellous win by North and this win from North is massive to keep their top two chances in Conference A well and truly alive.

After quarter time, North showed their superiority over the Magpies and it was led by their elite midfield.

Jasmine Garner, Jenna Bruton and Jamie Stanton were the standouts for North in the match.

Image Source: Michael Wilson

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Dockers trounce the Cats to keep finals hopes alive

Australia

Fremantle put on a strong performance in fine conditions, as they thumped Geelong by 36 points at the GMHBA Stadium.

The Dockers ran away with the match in the second half keeping the Cats scoreless and the Cats could not get the football pass the centre line. 

The dynamic Dockers forward line caused headaches for the Cats.

Image Source: Scott Barbour

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Round 6 AFLW Teams

Australia

Image Source: AFL Women's 

Round 6 teams have been released below

Geelong vs Fremantle, Saturday 9th March 2:35pm at GMHBA Stadium

Geelong Cats Squad

Position

Name

#

Name

#

Name

#

Backs

A.Teague

40

R.Goring

44

M.McMahon

24

Half Backs

M.Hickey

18

M.McDonald

11

D.Taylor

27

Centreline

 

 

R.Cranston

30

 

 

Half Forwards

D.Orr

2

K.Darby

8

S.Van De Heuvel

27

Forwards

M.Clifford

7

P.McWilliams

23

J.Ivey

5

Followers

E.Hoare

46

R.Garing

12

O.Purcell

16

Interchange

R.Caris

1

M.Keryk

45

J.Crockett-Grills

6

 

M.Boyd

26

C.Blakeway

4

 

 

Emergencies

G.Rankin

10

G.Clarke

17

 

 

 

EMG4

EMG4_NO

 

In: - M.Boyd

Out: - G.Clarke

Fremantle Dockers Squad 

Position

Name

#

Name

#

Name

#

Backs

L.Mascall

14

T.Bresland

5

A.Stannett

24

Half Backs

A.Williams

9

E.Antonio

12

P.Seth 

18

Centreline

 

 

K.Bowers

2

 

 

Half Forwards

G.O'Sullivan

22

A.Sharp

1

H.Miller

19

Forwards

K.Donnellan - C

15

G.Houghton

27

S.Duffy

6

Followers

P.Laurie

11

D.Hooker

17

S.Cain

20

Interchange

E.Gooch

8

A.Janz

30

A.Atkins

37

 

M.Sergeant

23

M.Caulfield

10

 

 

Emergencies

L.Pugh

32

K.Grieve

13

 

 

 

EMG4

EMG4_NO

 

In: - E.Gooch, A.Atkins

Out: - K.Gibson (injured), L.Pugh

Collingwood vs North Melbourne, Saturday 9th March 4:45pm at Marvel Stadium

Collingwood Squad

Position

Name

#

Name

#

Name

#

Backs

J.Allen

6

S.Casey

22

I.Ross

21

Half Backs

E.Grant 

5

S.Livingstone

12

A.Brazill

10

Centreline

 

 

B.Bonnici

8

 

 

Half Forwards

D.Guttridge

34

J.Membrey

31

S.Dargan

46

Forwards

S.Rowe

7

S.D'Arcy

4

K.Lynch 

16

Followers

E.Hyne

11

S.Chiocci - C

17

J.Lambert

13

Interchange

S.Layton

1

K.Stratton

41

R.Schleicher

18

 

M.Shevlin

35

G.Gourlay

32

 

 

Emergencies

L.Butler

23

M.Cann

25

 

 

 

EMG4

EMG4_NO

 

In: - S.D'Arcy, G.Gourlay

Out: - M.Kuys, S.Alexander

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Tigers Have One Hand On Premiership Cup

Australia
Back in the 2010/11 season, the Nightcliff Tigers claimed the wooden spoon. With just three wins for the season and some horrible score-lines, the Tigers as a club knew things had to change. And they did. Since then they have been a perennial finalist but their next premiership has eluded them – possibly until this year.

On Saturday the tigers mauled the Tiwi Bombers in their semi-final. Not only does that see the Tigers through to the 2018/19 grand-final, they have also earned outright favouritism after dismantling the Bombers by 90 points on the weekend and having hammered the Southern Districts Crocs, also by 90 points, in the final home and away round.

For either of those teams to win grand-final day, it would take a massive form turnaround, and it is hard to see the Nightcliff crew relinquishing their dominance.
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