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Sport Bruce hit for six in AFL blow for Saints

09:05  14 april  2018
09:05  14 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Crows grind out AFL win over sloppy Saints

  Crows grind out AFL win over sloppy Saints Adelaide have recorded a 49-point AFL win over a sloppy St Kilda at Etihad Stadium. Eddie Betts' brilliant opening goal - his first of the season - was a rare highlight.The spark, pressure and pinpoint ball movement of last week's win over Richmond were nowhere in evidence for the most part as Don Pyke's men scratched out a 10-point halftime lead.

Luckless St Kilda forward Josh Bruce will miss the remainder of the AFL season after breaking his leg at training. The Saints ' latest injury setback comes just days after young forward Josh Battle fractured his eye socket during his side's upset win over Melbourne.

Luckless St Kilda forward Josh Bruce will miss the remainder of the AFL season after breaking his leg at training.

Josh Bruce© Michael Dodge/Getty Images Josh Bruce St Kilda and their misfiring AFL attack will be without key forward Josh Bruce for six weeks with a back injury.

Bruce was managing some stiffness in his back when he could not complete Thursday's training.

Scans showed bone stress and he will be on non-weight bearing fitness work for three weeks.

Bruce had struggled for form in the Saints' first three games but he was hardly alone.

St Kilda have the AFL's worst-performed attack and will face Geelong on Sunday off the back of big losses to North Melbourne and Adelaide.

"Your first thought is for the player ... (Bruce) had some injuries at GWS, but with us he's been able to string some footy together," coach Alan Richardson said.

Man 'robs bank and throws cash over Taylor Swift's fence'

  Man 'robs bank and throws cash over Taylor Swift's fence' A man with a crush on Taylor Swift attempted to impress her by throwing cash he had just robbed from a bank over her fence, according to police. Bruce Rowley, from Derby, Connecticut, has been charged with robbing a bank in Ansonia on 4 April.Officers said "it seemed he wanted to propose" to the singer so he drove to her home in Rhode Island and started throwing some of the $1,600 (£1,128) he is charged with stealing over the fence. © Getty Taylor Swift - $44 million Rowley was pursued by Rhode Island State Police back to Connecticut where he was arrested. He then told police about his plan.

The struggling Saints have been hit with some bad news ahead of this weekend's match against Port Adelaide, with Josh Bruce and Jake Carlisle picking up serious injuries at training.

Manage my AFL Live Pass. DAVID Zaharakis will miss at least the next six weeks after scans revealed he will need surgery on his shoulder. The Essendon midfielder was crunched in a Toby Nankervis tackle in the opening term of the Bombers' heavy loss to Richmond on Saturday night and

"He's become a really important person around our footy club, obviously primarily as a player but also his leadership.

"It's disappointing not have him there, no doubt."

The Saints made a big statement by dropping midfielder David Armitage among four changes, while Nathan Wright was left out and Jimmy Webster has a hip injury.

Sam Gilbert, Tom Hickey, Jack Lonie and Jack Steele are the inclusions.

Armitage only managed two games last season because of injury and has not been at his best this year.

"I've probably brought him back a little bit too early, I reckon - wanting him to be that player, needing him to be that player," Richardson said.

"Dave just needs to go back now and get some real run and some real zip in his legs, be aggressive at the contest again - the trademark of his game.

Man 'robs bank and throws cash over Taylor Swift's fence'

  Man 'robs bank and throws cash over Taylor Swift's fence' A man with a crush on Taylor Swift attempted to impress her by throwing cash he had just robbed from a bank over her fence, according to police.   © Other Bruce Rowley Bruce Rowley, from Derby, Connecticut, has been charged with robbing a bank in Ansonia on 4 April.Officers said that "it seemed he wanted to propose" to the singer so he drove to her home in Rhode Island and started throwing some of the $1,600 he is charged with stealing over the fence. © Getty Taylor Swift - $44 million Rowley was pursued by Rhode Island State Police back to Connecticut where he was arrested.

HAWTHORN has suffered a massive blow to its finals chances with in-form ruckman Ben McEvoy ruled out for up to six weeks. The 22-year old, who has played three games at AFL level but none since round 23, 2016, has filled out nicely and is averaging 34.9 hit -outs a game in the VFL and is third for

Manage my AFL Live Pass. ST KILDA'S bid to revive its season has suffered a blow with key forward Josh Bruce ruled out for up to two months with bone stress in his lower back. "Something like about six to eight weeks, which is disappointing for him and disappointing for us, obviously."

"We need him back in the team, playing really strong, aggressive footy."

The Cats also made four changes, with Gary Ablett, Nakia Cockatoo and Cam Guthrie injured.

James Parsons was dropped, while Rhys Stanley, Mitch Duncan, Jordan Murdoch and James Cunico have been added.

Richardson said it was crucial the Saints perform better in attack and is optimistic young key forward Paddy McCartin can help lead the way.

"We think Paddy's been building ... the way he's been able to compete in the air, some of his defensive stuff last week at ground level," Richardson said of the No.1 draft pick.

"There are some things to like about Paddy's game but we certainly need Paddy to continue to improve and grow, that's obvious.

"At our best, we think we can match it with anyone.

"So we're certainly going down the highway wanting to get our game back."

Former Wallaby Horne forced to retire .
After suffering a serious arm injury playing for Northampton Saints in England, former Wallabies and Waratahs back Rob Horne has been forced to retire.Horne was Northampton's stand-in captain for the derby against Leicester on April 14 when he suffered concussion and an arm injury just after kickoff.

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