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Round two of the AFL kicked off in a blockbuster between Melbourne foes Richmond and Collingwood at the MCG. The Tigers’ narrow win put them at the top of the ladder wgile consigning the Pies to another 0-2 start under Nathan Buckley. On Friday, the match of the round features a grand final rematch between the defending champion Bulldogs and the winless Swans at Etihad Stadium.

On Saturday, there are a multitude of fixtures to look forward to including the Hawks going up against round one winners the Crows at the MCG, the AFL’s newest additions the GWS Giants and Gold Coast Suns clashing at Spotless Stadium, the Lions whose home was soaked by ex-cyclone Debbie, play the Bombers and the West Coast Eagles play St Kilda over in Perth.

On Sunday there are three matches that should pique the interest of fans of the code. The Scott twins face-off against each other when their sides Geelong and North Melbourne clash at Etihad Stadium. Then the Demons and Blues resume hostilities at the MCG before round one winners Port Adelaide are home to last start losers Fremantle at Adelaide Oval.



WESTERN BULLDOGS v SYDNEY SWANS

Friday, March 31, 6:50 pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium

  • The Western Bulldogs have won their last three matches against the Swans, including the grand final last season.
  • In those three wins, the Bulldogs have kept their opponents to less than 80 points.
  • Lance Franklin has kicked 15 goals in his last four matches against the Bulldogs.
  • Josh Kennedy from the Swans has 34 disposals in each of his last two matches against the Bulldogs.
  • Sydney has won six of its last 10 matches against the Doggies.
  • The Swans have not lost consecutive regular season matches since round 17, 2015.
  • The Western Bulldogs have won six of their last nine round two matches, including their last two.
  • The last time Sydney lost two games to start a season was back in 2014; the year they made the grand final.
  • The Swans have not lost at Etihad Stadium since 2012, winning each of their last 10 matches at the Victorian venue.
  • The Bulldogs have won four of their last five matches at Etihad Stadium.

SQUADS:

BULLDOGS: B: Z.Cordy F.Roberts J.Johannisen HB M.Adams E.Wood R.Murphy C: L.Hunter L.Dahlhaus M.Boyd HF: T.Macrae T.Boyd J.Stringer F: S.Crameri T.Cloke L.Picken Foll: T,Campbell M.Bontempelli T>Liberatore Inter: M.Suckling S.Biggs C.Daniel L.Jong Emerg: T.McLean C.Smith J.Dunkley

SWANS: B: Z.Jones H.Grundy N.Smith HB: C.Mills J.Laidler H.Marsh C: K.Jack J.Kennedy J.Lloyd HF: H.Cunningham K.Tippett G.Hewett F: S.Reid, L.Franklin J.Foote Foll: S.Naismith D.Hannebery L.Parker Inter: R.Fox N.Newman W.Hayward O.Florent Emg: A.Aliir C.Sinclair D.Towers


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HAWKS v CROWS

Saturday, April 1, 12:45 pm (AEST) @ MCG

  • The Hawks have won their last seven matches against the Crows and haven’t lost to them since 2011.
  • Hawthorn has won its last four home matches against Adelaide.
  • Luke Breust has kicked 10 goals in his last three matches against the Crows.
  • Five of the last six matches between these teams have been decided by less than 39 points.
  • Last time the Hawks and Crows met, Eddie Betts kicked the first goal and Hawthorn’s Paul Puopolo kicked his side’s first.
  • Crow Scott Thompson averages more than 30 disposals per game in his last three against Hawthorn.
  • Last time these two teams met, Hawks star Paul Puopolo kicked five matches including the late match-winner.
  • After losing their round one match last year (they were also round one losers this season), Hawthorn went on a four game winning streak.
  • The Crows have won four of their last five round two matches, including their last two.
  • Eddie Betts has kicked 13 goals in his last three AFL matches.

SQUADS:

HAWKS: B: B.Stratton, J.Frawley, S.Burgoyne HB: L.Hodge, J.Gibson, G.Birchall C: L.Shiels, J.O’Meara, I.Smith HF: L.Breust, J.Gunston, C.Rioli F: T.Vickery, J.Roughead, P.Puopolo FOLL: B.McEvoy, W.Langford, T.Mitchell I/C: R.Henderson, R.Burton, K.Stewart, T.Miles EMG: B.Whitecross, T.Duryea, D.Howe

CROWS: B: J.Kelly, D.Talia, R.Laird HB: A.Otten, K.Hartigan, B.Smith C: D.Mackay, M.Crouch, R.Atkins HF: C.Hampton, M.McGovern, T.Lynch F: E.Betts, T.Walker, J.Jenkins FOLL: S.Jacobs, R.Douglas, R.Sloane I/C: L.Brown, C.Cameron, W.Milera, R.Knight EMG: J.Lever, H.Wigg, T.Menzel


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CATS v KANGAROOS

Saturday, April 2, 1:10 pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium

  • North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has the wood over his twin brother Chris in recent time, winning three of the last four matches against Geelong.
  • The Kangaroos have won two of their last three away matches against the Cats.
  • North Melbourne is currently on a six game losing streak.
  • North has conceded more than 100 points in their last three AFL losses.
  • Cats forward Tom Hawkins averages three goals in his last four AFL matches.
  • Daniel Menzel kicked four goals in his last match against North Melbourne.
  • Patrick Dangerfield recorded a whopping 48 disposals in last season’s round 12 win over the Kangaroos.
  • Tom Hawkins has kicked 14 goals in his last five matches against the Kangaroos.
  • The winning team has scored more than 100 points in the last two matches between these teams.
  • The Cats have won two of their last three matches against North Melbourne when played at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium.

SQUADS:

BULLDOGS: B: A.Mackie T.Lonergan Z.Tuohy HB: J.Thurlow L.Henderson T.Stewart C: G.Horlin-Smith J.Selwood M.Duncan HF: J.Murdoch H.Taylor D.Lang F: D.Menzel T.Hawkins S.Motlop Foll: R.Stanley P.Dangerfield M.Blicavs I/C: J.Bews J.Cowan L.McCarthy S.Menegola B.Parfitt T.Ruggles Z.Smith

KANGAROOS: B: M.Williams S.Thompson L.McDonald HB: J.Macmillan R.Tarrant S.Atley C: S.Gibson T.Dumont A.Swallow HF: N.Hrovat La.Hansen J.Simpkin F: L.Thomas B.Brown K.Turner FOLL: T.Goldstein J.Ziebell S.Higgins I/C: B.Cunnington A.Mullet T.Garner B.Preuss M.Daw M.Hibberd D.Mountford


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