The Brisbane Lions will have to contemplate life without Tom Rockliff, at least in the short term, after a serious injury to their skipper in their opening round loss to Collingwood.
Andrew Stafford Collingwood has been left nursing a serious injury blow in the wake of their first-up win over the Brisbane Lions, with key playmaker Steele Sidebottom likely to miss at least the next three weeks with a suspected broken thumb.
Jon Pierik The AFL's anti-doping tribunal will release its verdict on the case involving Essendon, the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on Tuesday. The hearings began in December last year and concluded on February 17.
Peter Hanlon An eye-catching first half from the Melbourne Demons was enough for them to hold off a fast-finish from a youthful Western Bulldogs side at Eureka Stadium, Ballarat.