The fixture is already available to view on the AFL website.

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The opening round concept wasn’t well received by all in traditional AFL states.

‘‘Showground for livestock?’ Pie’s cheeky Vegas quip as AFL world divided over Opening Round plan

“I get that from a strategic point of view. But I am here to represent the fans. And what the fans are saying is: ‘We don’t like it’.

The AFL has banned recent Carlton signing Elijah Hollands for two matches and a suspended $5000 fine after he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession last month. He will miss the first two matches of 2024 - against Brisbane and Richmond - and won’t be able to play in the VFL during that period.

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VFL wouldn’t have started then I don’t think… Normally it’s an April start.


The top 10 picks of tonight’s AFL draft at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium

  1. West Coast - Harley Reid (Bendigo Pioneers)
  2. North Melbourne - Colby McKercher (Tasmania Devils)
  3. Gold Coast - Jed Walter (Palm Beach Currumbin AFC)
  4. North Melbourne - Zane Duursma (Gippsland Power)
  5. Hawthorn - Nick Watson (Eastern Ranges)
  6. Western Bulldogs - Ryley Sanders (Sandringham Dragons)
  7. Melbourne - Caleb Windsor (Eastern Ranges)
  8. Adelaide - Daniel Curtin (Claremont WAFL)
  9. Gold Coast - Ethan Read (Palm Beach Currumbin AFC)
  10. Essendon - Nate Caddy (Northern Knights)

GWS traded pick No.8 alongside its No.17 to Adelaide in exchange for the Crows’ No.11 and No.15 and a future second-round selection in a live trade during the draft.


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Yes but he was also a boxer no?