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.
They were challenged but Richmond were ultimately too classy for Carlton in the AFL's season-opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Prized recruit Tom Lynch was impressive on debut in yellow and black with three goals, but a potentially season-ending ACL injury to star defender Alex Rance is the story out of Melbourne. Rance landed awkwardly in the third term after attempting a mark and was helped off the ground by trainers.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Green, red or amber? Port Adelaide to Western Bulldogs season preview
In the third part of our club-by-club season previews, we look at Port Adelaide through to Western Bulldogs: Their offseasons, opening months of 2019 and whether they'll rise, fall or tread water.
Green, red or amber? Geelong to North Melbourne season preview
In the second part of our club-by-club season previews, we look at Geelong through to North Melbourne: Their offseasons, opening months of 2019 and whether they'll rise, fall or tread water,
Green, red or amber? Adelaide to Fremantle season preview
In the first part of our club-by-club season previews, we look at Adelaide through to Fremantle: Their offseasons, opening months of 2019 and whether they'll rise, fall or tread water.
Who are the players we can't wait to watch in action this season? Whether they be stars of the competition, guns returning from injury, traded players or top draftees, we've compiled a list of our 20 must-watch players. Here, we unveil those ranked 10-1
Who will be your club's most impactful draftee, breakout contender and the player in line for a rebound season? Christopher Doerre assesses every team following this year's JLT series.
As he continues to assess the top 20 of recent drafts, ESPN.com.au's Chris Doerre looks back at 2017 and gives a surprise top selection in hindsight.
You might not have fully embraced the AFLX concept, but there's good reason to support your AFL club's players getting involved, writes Matt Walsh.
With 2018 drawing to a festive close, we take a look at Australia's major football codes and make some bold predictions about next year.
The last week of September, if you're Australian, chances are you're watching the National Rugby League or Australian Football League grand finals.