The Pies have kicked five on the trot as new recruit Dan McStay slots his second. pic.twitter.com/dPIm66uBPu — AFL (@AFL) February 24, 2023Ex-Lions tall McStay kicked three goals and was easily the Pies' most dangerous attacking outlet throughout the morning, patrolling inside 50m as the side's leading target with fellow goalkicker Brody Mihocek missing the clash as he deals with back stiffness. Lachie Cowan also featured for the Blues, while Ed Allan and Jakob Ryan played in the second half for the Pies. Lachie Cowan with the clean pickup, spin and pinpoint kick to Harry McKay 👏 pic.twitter.com/3mrIGipnmu — AFL (@AFL) February 24, 2023SWITCHING POSITIONSCollingwood's midfield is one to watch. Ed Curnow tackles Jack Crisp during Carlton's match simulation against Collingwood on February 24, 2023.
THE four standalone clubs running out for their first hitouts of the Smithy’s VFL season have gone down different paths for their practice matches on Saturday. The Seagulls have former AFL players Oscar McDonald, Marty Hore, Mitch Cox, Harry Jones and Mat Walker all playing their first games for the club. They will be joined by VFL signings Corey Ellison, Jack Lipscombe and Nathan Colenso, WAFL recruit Jack Cooley and returning duo Nick Ebinger and Josh Pickess, plus best-and-fairest-winning ruckman Tom Downie. Ben Rigoni, 43. Tom Kelly, 43.26 days ago AFL
Izak Rankine in action during the match simulation between Adelaide and Fremantle at Victor George Kailis Oval on February 24, 2023. SWITCHING POSITIONSNat Fyfe was a natural in his new role as a deep forward, leading hard and kicking three goals, with his speed off the mark proving a handful. Fellow Fremantle forward Sam Sturt had a run on the wing at times as he looks for an avenue into the team. Sam Sturt looks on during the match simulation between Fremantle and Adelaide at Victor George Kailis Oval on February 24, 2023. Sidekick Sam Berry (MID, $746,000) looked an improved player, too, with a leading role onball.27 days ago AFL
Harry Sheezel celebrates a goal during a match simulation between North Melbourne and Richmond on February 24, 2023. Picture: AFL PhotosHE WAS a top three pick for a reason, and Harry Sheezel's first hitout against AFL opposition was full of confidence from the opening bounce. Picture: AFL PhotosThe Tigers were without Tom Lynch (foot), Shai Bolton (personal reasons), Marlion Pickett (general sorenss), Liam Baker (appendix), Nathan Broad (hamstring) and Jack Graham (toe). Samson Ryan celebrates a goal during Richmond's match simulation against North Melbourne on February 24, 2023. Nick Larkey leaves the field with a trainer during North Melbourne's match simulation against Richmond on February 24, 2023.27 days ago AFL
Oliver Henry and Brandan Parfitt celebrate a goal during the match simulation between Geelong and Hawthorn at GMHBA Stadium on February 23, 2023. The Cats were one of the big players in the trade period, landing three former first-round picks – plus a top-10 pick – weeks after winning the premiership. Jack Henry receives attention from a trainer during the match simulation between Geelong and Hawthorn at GMHBA Stadium on February 23, 2023. Will Day handballs during the match simulation between Geelong and Hawthorn at GMHBA Stadium on February 23, 2023. Hawthorn rotated new signing Lloyd Meek and Ned Reeves between the ruck and full forward.28 days ago AFL
Last season's Men's Premier League grand finalists St Mary's and Waratah are set for another round of finals football when they meet in Saturday night's TIO NTFL qualifying final. St Mary's skipper Nate Paredes expects no beg pardons from a Waratah side that filled first and second-place on the ladder for the entire 18 rounds of the 2022-23 season. Reigning premier St Mary's is set to regain clever midfielders Dylan Landt and Josh Smithson for a match where the winner advances to the second semi-final against Southern Districts. "But this is finals footy where it's anyone's game and who shows up on the day that gets the win.'' Qualifying Final: Waratah v St Mary's, 6.45 pm at TIO Stadium.28 days ago AFL NT
Jarryd Lyons is set to be the highest profile player in action during Friday's Smithy's VFL practice matches. Marc Pittonet has been named to line up in Carlton's VFL practice match against Collingwood. Picture: AFL PhotosCARLTON v COLLINGWOOD2pm Friday at Ikon ParkCARLTON1. Picture: AFL PhotosSYDNEY v BRISBANE LIONS3pm Friday at Tramway OvalSYDNEY2. Tom Longmire, 59.28 days ago AFL
The two most successful clubs in the history of the Women's Premier League meet in the first week of the 2022/23 TIO NTFL finals. Eight-time premier Waratah and five-time champions St Mary's clash in Saturday's qualifying final at TIO Stadium, where the winner will advance to the second semi-final against minor premiers PINT. The loser will drop out of the finals race, while the winner meets the loser of the Saints-Waratah final the following week. The Buffettes have been on the charge since beating frontrunners Waratah in Round 10 and St Mary's three weeks later. Elimination Final: Darwin Buffettes v Nightcliff at TIO Stadium, 12.15pmQualifying Final: St Mary's v Waratah at TIO Stadium, 2.15pm28 days ago AFL NT