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.
Friday, March 31, 6:50 pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium
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
Saturday, April 1, 12:45 pm (AEST) @ MCG
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
Saturday, April 2, 1:10 pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium
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