Australian Football / Footy News
  • The Super Bowl Of Australian Football
    The Grand Final is the Super Bowl of Australian football and it will take place tomorrow. A primer for the uninitiated.
  • Australian Rules-Hawthorn defend AFL title with Sydney thrashing
    MELBOURNE, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The Hawthorn Hawks defended their Australian Football League title by thrashing the Sydney Swans 137-74 in the season-ending grand final in Melbourne on Saturday. Competing in their third successive title-decider, Hawthorn celebrated sealing their 12th championship in the top-flight of Australian Rules, the country's popular indigenous game. The Hawks also avenged ...
  • ?Model? Heather McCartney Strips Naked At Football Game, Attacks Cops, Goes Viral On Twitter
    Heather McCartney, a Scottish-born model living in Australia, stripped naked in a corporate sky box, danced, and even attempted to climb naked out of the box in front of a crowd of nearly 100,000 at the conclusion of the Australian Rules Football championship game, played Saturday at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Australian Football League Grand ?Model? Heather McCartney Strips Naked At Football ...
  • Australian Rules-AFL keeps global dream alive as home rule asserted
    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Long the dominant player in Australia's crowded sporting market, the fast-paced and bruising sport of Australian Rules football can be bewildering to the uninitiated but that has not stopped the game's custodians from dipping a toe in foreign waters. The Australian Football League, the indigenous game's top-flight competition, played its first ...
  • UPDATE 1-Australian Rules-Hawthorn rout Sydney to defend AFL title
    (Adds details, quotes, byline) By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The Hawthorn Hawks roared to a 63-point upset win over heavy favourites Sydney in the Australian Football League Grand Final in Melbourne on Saturday to defend their title in style and avenge their bitter loss in the 2012 decider. Hard-bitten Hawks captain Luke Hodge won the Norm Smith medal as best-on-ground and forward ...
  • PREVIEW-Australian Rules-Hawks face ghosts of 2012 in AFL decider
    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The Australian Football League (AFL) will look to put another year marred by doping scandal aside when the Hawthorn Hawks bid to defend their title against the Sydney Swans in the season-ending Grand Final in Melbourne on Saturday. The league's hopes of drawing a line before the playoffs under a 19-month probe into the use of banned supplements were ...
  • Mao's Last Dancer urges North Melbourne to soar ... and to land safely
    There are other-wordly moments when a player soars, arms stretched to pluck a ball from the sky, when Australian football becomes less a game, more ballet, and Li Cunxin, Mao's Last Dancer, recognises it instantly, his heart rising with the spectacle of it.
  • ACL Semi-Final Preview
    Australian football is not only thriving at an international level, but domestically, it is flourishing as well.
  • Hawthorn wins second consecutive AFL grand final
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? Hawthorn won its second consecutive Australian Football League grand final on Saturday, dominating the Sydney Swans 21.11 (137) to 11.8 (74) before 99,454 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Hawthorn through to Australian Rules grand final
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? Defending champion Hawthorn advanced to the Australian Football League grand final against Sydney with a 15.7 (97) to 13.16 (94) win Saturday over Port Adelaide.