Latest Updates – Round 4

Written by Chaos Theory on April 2 2024


Adelaide : Lachlan Murphy to miss 3-5 weeks with scans confirming he’s suffered a knee ligament injury.

Port Adelaide: Ollie Wines (hamstring) out for Round 4

Melbourne: Marty Hore (Thumb) 2 weeks

Hawthorn: Mitch Lewis (hamstring) unavailable for round 4.

Hawthorn: Nick Watson (ankle) 4 to 6 weeks

Sydney: Dane Rampe (low grade hamstring strain). 3-4 weeks




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    1. Liam Baker failed in his attempt to have his one week suspension overturned so will miss round 4.


  1. St Kilda:

    We have officially accepted Marcus Windhager’s one-game sanction for rough conduct.

    Marcus will be available for selection in Round 5.

    St Kilda FC


  2. Geelong: Toby Conway

    “He’s going to be managed carefully. There’s a thorough plan where we get him to the point where he can play week-in week-out. We don’t think we’re there yet but his performance was really encouraging.”

    Chris Scott


  3. Melbourne: Marty Hore

    “Following some imagery, scans have shown that he’s suffered a fracture to his thumb that requires surgery,” but hopefully he’ll only miss the next two games and look to be available as we come into our ANZAC Day Eve game.”

    Selwyn Griffith, the club’s High-Performance manager


  4. Hawthorn: Mitch Lewis (hamstring) and Nick Watson (ankle) will be unavailable for round 4.

    Hawthorn Head Doctor Liam West said Watson was expected to miss a small block of football after suffering a syndesmosis injury.

    “Fortunately in Nick’s case, he won’t require surgery on his ankle,” West explained.

    “He’ll spend the next period in a moonboot to allow his ligaments to heal before we begin loading him up again.

    “At this stage we think he’ll be out 4 to 6 weeks, but will continually reassess this during his rehab period.”

    West said scans on Tuesday confirmed Lewis had suffered low-grade hamstring injury from Monday’s game.

    “Mitch won’t be available this week given the six-day turnaround, but we will monitor his response to loading to determine his Round 5 availability,” West said.

    “Being a lower grade injury we don’t expect Mitch to miss a considerable amount of game play.”


  5. Sydney: Dane Rampe

    Dane was subbed out of the game against Richmond at half time with hamstring tightness. He had scans this morning (Tuesday) which confirmed a low grade hamstring strain.

    He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks


  6. Richmond: Liam Baker’s one-game suspension has been upheld by the AFL Tribunal and he will miss Gather Round this weekend.


  7. WCE:
    Dom Sheed and Jai Culley to play WAFL this weekend.

    Culley returns to footy after 336 days out, following ACL surgery.

    Liam Ryan hoping for WAFL next week.

    Elijah Hewett surgery went well, return hopeful after the bye.

    Loch Rawlinson as a potential debutant

    Considered a strong chance.

    3 goals from 14 touches in WAFL last week.

    18-year-old from SA, Pick 1 in Rookie Draft last year.

    Also, Josh Rotham has joined WC squad in Melbourne.

    Harley Reid maybe tried at half back?


  8. Melbourne: Jack Viney isn’t training with the team and will train solo today. He’s feeling unwell but the club still expects him to play tomorrow.


  9. DPP latest information

    DPP CHANGES in 2024
    The three DPP changes this year will take place:
    After round 6, before round 7
    After round 11, before round 12
    After round 17, before round 18
    NOTE: Positions cannot be removed once added and a player can only have a maximum of two positions. To be eligible for a second position, a player must play 35 per cent or more in a secondary position and feature in 50 per cent of games during the data period.

    Zac Fisher Defence 100%
    Nic Martin Defence 100%
    Riley Bonner Defence 98% Wing 2%
    Hayden Young Defence 10% Midfield 90%
    Karl Amon Defence 100%
    Tom Powell Midfield 97% Forward 3%
    Colby McKercher Defence 97% Wing 2%
    Forward 1%
    Isaac Heeney Midfield 81% Forward 19%
    Ryley Sanders Midfield 62% Forward 38%
    Sam Darcy Ruck 42% Forward 58%
    Matt Roberts Defence 96% Wing 4%
    Alex Sexton Defence 90% Forward 10%
    Max Holmes Defence 73% Wing 12%
    Midfield 15%
    Marcus Bontempelli Midfield 87% Forward 13%
    Buku Khamis Defence 100%
    Christian Petracca Midfield 80% Forward 20%
    Massimo D’Ambrosio Defence 16% Wing 83%
    Forward 1%
    Christian Salem Defence 47% Midfield 53%
    Ollie Wines Midfield 81% Forward 19%


  10. Sydney: Taylor Adams will make his debut for the club this weekend confirmed by John Longmire.

    Adams will play across the midfield and forward line.


  11. Suns: Three rookies will be making their debut this weekend for the Suns!
    Ethan Read (AF $276k SC $171k RUC)
    Will Graham (AF $225k SC $117k D/M)
    Sam Clohesy (AF $200k SC $102k DEF)


    1. Ethan Read – 18 year old. Read was taken with the club’s second selection in the 2024 AFL Draft at Pick 9. Standing at 202cm, the skilful tall was a member of the SUNS Academy from 13 years old and boasts a unique skillset with elite aerobic capacity for a key position player.

      Will Graham – Graham earns his debut on the back of an impressive first pre-season after being another of the club’s first-round selections in last season’s AFL Draft, taken with Pick 26.

      He was Palm Beach Currumbin’s youngest ever senior player as a 15-year-old and, alongside Read, was a member of the Allies U18 squad in 2023, impressing with his clean ball use and breakaway speed.

      He played four VFL games for the club in 2023 and recently earned opportunities in the senior team during pre-season.

      Sam Clohesy – Twenty-one-year-old Clohesy is also a former member of the SUNS Academy having since relocated to Melbourne as a teenager.

      The electric rebounding half-back was selected with Pick 4 in the 2024 Rookie Draft after winning the Fothergill-Round-Mitchell Medal as the most promising young talent in the VFL in 2023 and playing against the SUNS in the 2023 VFL Grand Final for Werribee.

      Gold Coast FC.


  12. Adelaide: Billy Dowling ($123k M/F)

    “Billy had a really strong game at SANFL level. Continues to improve. He’s an accumulator who can find the footy. So yeah, he’s put his name up.”

    Matthew Nicks

    Dowling was Adelaide’s best on ground in their Round 1 SANFL match, accumulating 34 disposals and a goal in their five-point win.


  13. Fremantle: Justin Longmuir is confident that Josh Draper has what it takes to play on one of the Blues’ big men (Charlie Curnow and Harry McKay) in what will mark just his third AFL game.

    “He (Draper) is in the team to be a key back, and their job is to play on key forwards,” Longmuir said. “We haven’t settled on match-ups or structure or anything yet. But there’s going to be a lot of things we do right up the field that help Pearcey and Drapes and Luke.”

    Alex Pearce and Draper cover McKay and Curnow, freeing up Luke Ryan to continue intercepting.


  14. Hawthorn: Luke Breust out due to a groin injury. Been carrying the issue across the first 3 rounds. Expected to miss 1-2 games.


  15. Port Adelaide: Mitch Georgiades to return to tomorrow night for his first game since tearing his ACL.


  16. WCE: Loch Rawlinson (M/F $102K) will make his debut this Saturday

    The #1 pick from last year’s Rookie Draft kicked three goals from his 14 disposals last week in the WAFL.


  17. Collingwood: Nick Daicos

    “Nick may play everywhere”

    Craig McRae on Nick Daicos this week


  18. Melbourne: Kysaiah Pickett has been suspended for one game for his late bump on Jake Soligo.
    The Match Review Officer has graded the incident as careless conduct with high contact and a medium impact, which has triggered a one-match suspension.


  19. No late changes for #AFLEaglesSwans

    West Coast – Loch Rawlinson (debutant)
    Sydney – Caleb Mitchell (2nd gamer)


    1. Rawlinson subbed on halfway in the 2nd term due to Edwards having his hamstring iced.
      Hopefully can score something valuable to make the 22 next week


  20. Essendon:
    Jordan Ridley reinjured his quad at training and will miss another 5+ weeks

    Perkins was subbed with a hamstring injury and is looking not to play next week an maybe a couple more


  21. No late changes for #AFLFreoBlues

    Freo – Jaeger O’Meara
    Carlton – Matt Owies


  22. Carlton: Post game

    Zac Williams was assessed for a right calf concern late in the fourth quarter.

    Zac Williams has avoided any concern with his leg, coach Michael Voss not concerned post-game presser.

    Elijah Hollands will undergo scans on a suspected hip/adductor injury

    Sam Walsh tracked well over the weekend, just about a lock for Round 5


  23. Again no game chat to start:

    No late changes for Suns v Giants
    All three Suns debutants to start the match!

    Gold Coast – David Swallow
    GWS – James Peatling



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