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AFL H&V Round 1: What happened to 'The Big 4'?

A stunning round of upsets highlighted the opening weekend of AFL, with Alastair Clarkson reminding everyone why he's a coaching genius and a big tick for the the Lions' list managers. But what happened to 'The Big 4'?

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Crows vs. Cats

Crows thrash Cats in AFLW prelim final

Adelaide will meet Carlton in the AFLW grand final after thrashing Geelong by 66 points in Sunday's preliminary final at Adelaide Oval.

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Round 1

Lions make statement with huge win over Eagles

Brisbane have claimed a hugely impressive 44-point win over defending AFL premiers West Coast to start their 2019 season in style.

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Worpel stars as Hawks stun Adelaide in AFL

Hawthorn have defeated Adelaide by 32 points with the Crows losing defender Tom Doedee to a serious knee injury in the AFL twilight game.

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Preliminary Finals

Blues smash Dockers to reach AFLW final

Tayla Harris has put a tough week behind her to help Carlton reach their first AFLW grand final with a thumping upset win over Fremantle.

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Crows thrash Cats in AFLW prelim final

Adelaide will meet Carlton in the AFLW grand final after thrashing Geelong by 66 points in Sunday's preliminary final at Adelaide Oval.

AFL

Pies vs. Cats

Collingwood the GOAT midfield? Not on the evidence of Round 1

There's been plenty of talk that Collingwood has assembled the greatest midfield in the history of the AFL, but Friday night's loss to Geelong proves they still have a long way to go before being in the discussion.

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Blues vs. Tigers

It may be a slow burn, but Tom Lynch will make Richmond even scarier

Despite not having played for nine months, Richmond's star recruit Tom Lynch showed signs in his yellow and black debut that the Tigers could be getting even stronger.

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Season over: ACL tear confirmed for Rance

Richmond have confirmed star defender Alex Rance will have a knee reconstruction and will miss the rest of the AFL season.

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Round 1 Countdown

AFL W2W4, Round 1: Will the Gary Ablett experiment work?

Will Geelong really play Gary Ablett as a small forward, and will the veteran star actually be any good in attack? That and more in What To Watch For, Round 1.

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AFL Round Table: Do the Blues deserve the season opener?

Our AFL experts dissect all of the main talking points ahead of the opening round of the season, including the Jesse Hogan situation, Carlton's place in the season-opener and our biggest risers and sliders for 2019.

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'It's only JLT' but the Kangaroos need to fix a big problem

Many have predicted North Melbourne to rise up the ladder this season after a promising 2018, but some alarming defensive stats have arisen from the Roos' JLT campaign.

BETTING BLOG

Magpies, Giants good things for Round 1

Round 1 of a new season always delivers surprises but the AFL experts at TAB.com.au believe there are a few good options from a betting perspective, including the Pies and Giants to win.

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