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Season 8 AFLW preview: Brisbane

BRISBANE is a perennial contender in the AFL Women’s and though the off-season saw the Lions lose a number of quality players for a variety of reasons, expect last year’s grand finalists to be thereabouts again. We preview the Lions’ season. TEAM LIST #2 Tahlia Hickie#3 Breanna Koenen#4 Sharni Webb*#4 Caitlin Wendland#5 Jade Ellenger#6 Lily […]

AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: Brisbane

IN a new approach to the AFL Women’s end of season reviews, Rookie Me Central casts both a glass half full and half empty lens over each side’s campaigns. Today’s team, in the penultimate article in this series, is Brisbane, who fell agonisingly short of its second AFLW Premiership. GLASS HALF FULL They made another […]

Dees delight, break finals hoodoo

MELBOURNE has broken its finals hoodoo by grinding out a low-scoring but unmissable win, running out 2.7 (19) to 2.3 (15) victors over Brisbane. The Demons looked in trouble early when Brisbane kicked back-to-back goals in the opening quarter, but then took complete control of the game, shutting down the Lions’ run and limiting the […]

Attitude and contest the key: Henriksen

BRISBANE finds itself back in an AFL Women’s Grand Final, after the heartache of falling one short of making the decider last season. The Lions’ defensive coach Paul Henriksen says there was definitely fire in the belly after that Preliminary Final loss last season, but the fire and hunger was not based solely off that […]

Starcevich praises troops, but still finds room for improvement

REFLECTING on the season at large after his side’s win against Collingwood, Brisbane coach Craig Starcevich was happy with where his team is at, but is still on the hunt for ways for the all-conquering Lions can improve. “It’s the first time we’ve won nine games in a home and away season, so that’s a […]

AFLW Season 7: Round 10 Talking Points – Friday

FRIDAY’S action in the AFLW saw the beginning of the confirmation of ladder positions inside the top eight. The Western Bulldogs booked their finals ticket with a win over Carlton, while Brisbane put one hand on the minor premiership with a comfortable win over Collingwood. We run you through all the key talking points.

Lions’ desperation key to Bombers win

BRISBANE coach Craig Starcevich was thrilled his side could get back on the winner’s list with a big victory over Essendon in challenging conditions on Sunday. The top of the table Lions lost their first game of the season to Richmond in Round 5, but blew the Bombers away early to lead 42-0 until late […]

Preview | AFLW Round 6: Inaugural Showdown kicks off back half of season

WE are now officially in the back half of the AFLW season, with still so much left to play out this season. Among this weekend’s menu of exciting games is the first ever AFLW Showdown, as Adelaide and Port Adelaide are set to battle it out tonight at Adelaide Oval in one of two games […]

Preview | AFLW Round 5b: Second half of monster weekend

THE second half of another monster weekend of AFL Women’s action sees four more fascinating match ups for Round 5. As we hit the halfway point of the home and away portion of the season, the fixtures may ultimately give fans a good indication of where teams sit.

Preview | AFLW – Round 4: Huge Sunday of action planned

SIX different matches over two days, six different states. That is what is on offer for AFL Women’s fans in Round 4 of Season 7 this weekend, and that is only Friday-Saturday. A couple of massive matches with premiership-contending sides, the Dreamtime rivals and all to play for on a fascinating Sunday round out the […]

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