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Western Bulldogs45.48.710.11[71]Brisbane Lions4.310.713.917.12[114]
Hawthorn1.32.78.912.13[85]GWS Giants2.16.28.612.7[79]
West Coast1.[65]North Melbourne0.14.58.611.8[74]
St Kilda3.[51]Gold Coast1.[48]
  • A Few Returning Tigers Make a Massive Difference
    • Richmond’s injuries significantly impacted their performance.
    • Key returning players: Dion Prestia, Shai Bolton, and Tim Taranto.
    • Adelaide lacked pure ball winners and creativity, especially with Izak Rankine absent.
    • Bolton and Liam Baker were pivotal livewires.
    • Taranto excelled in the last quarter.
    • Highlights the potential of Richmond’s young players like Tom Brown and Seth Campbell.
  • Lions Make a Midfield Statement
    • Brisbane’s midfield lifted against the Bulldogs, considered the most talented.
    • Jarrod Berry’s job on Marcus Bontempelli was crucial.
    • Brisbane’s midfielders: Lachie Neale, Hugh McCluggage, and Josh Dunkley dominated.
    • Eric Hipwood looked revitalized.
    • Brisbane needs to sustain this level to stay in the finals race.
  • The Young Hawks Continue Taking Major Steps
    • Hawthorn improved their ability to close out tight games.
    • Last year, they lost three out of four single-digit margin games.
    • Sam Mitchell’s team held their nerve against a premiership contender.
    • Key players: Will Day, Connor MacDonald, and Josh Weddle.
    • Hawthorn has won five out of six recent games.
  • North Maximize Their Advantages and Reap the Rewards
    • North Melbourne had a midfield advantage over West Coast.
    • Key player: Nick Larkey scored six goals.
    • North’s midfield dominated, with significant contributions from Jy Simpkin and Luke Davies-Uniacke.
    • This was North’s first win of the year.
  • Suns Go Down as AFL Admits to Wrong Call on Free Kick
    • Controversial free kick against Gold Coast’s Mac Andrew in the final moments.
    • St Kilda’s Max King scored the winning goal.
    • Suns coach Damien Hardwick criticized the decision.
    • Ross Lyon acknowledged the Saints’ inability to capitalize on opportunities.
  • Sydney’s Three-Headed Midfield Monster Dominates Again
    • Sydney’s dominant midfield includes Errol Gulden, Isaac Heeney, and Chad Warner.
    • Geelong started strong but couldn’t maintain their lead.
    • Brodie Grundy was also pivotal for Sydney.
    • Sydney’s midfielders combined for impressive stats.
  • Young Bombers Taught a Lesson by Ruthless Blues
    • Essendon surprised this season but faced a reality check against Carlton.
    • Essendon won the inside 50 count but struggled with forward entries.
    • Carlton was clinical in converting opportunities.
    • Young stars Elijah Hollands and Tom De Koning shined for Carlton.
  • Undermanned Magpies Shine as Demons’ Slide Continues
    • Collingwood defeated Melbourne in a less-than-expected thrilling match.
    • Melbourne’s poor goal-kicking was a significant issue.
    • Collingwood missed key players but still performed well.
    • Jack Crisp won the Neale Daniher Trophy for best on ground.