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Last week of the AFL produced no real surprises but there were a few marginal outsiders like the Bulldogs, Crows and Demons winning their respective matches. Elsewhere the Cats narrowly escaped the Kangaroos with a plucky one-point win, the Lions put up an inspiring fight against the resurgent Bombers, the Tigers consigned Collingwood to a winless start to 2017 and the Giants put on a show in recording their first 100+ win; over fellow newcomers the Suns.

The action of round three begins with a cracker between two teams desperate to register their first wins of the season when Sydney hosts Collingwood at the SCG. On Saturday the Kangaroos play the on-fire Giants, the Tigers and Eagles clash in what should be an entertaining match between two undefeated sides and Geelong will look to make it three straight wins for the year when they play the Demons. The Showdown between Adelaide rivals the Crows and Power is sure to once again deliver before the Dockers and Dogs meet over in Perth.

On Sunday there are three matches with St Kilda hosting the Lions in what many punters are predicting to be a Saints victory. Then old enemies Essendon and Carlton clash at the MCG in what should be a packed house before the Suns look to end a winless run against the Hawks at the Gold Coast’s Metricon Stadium.



SWANS v MAGPIES

Friday, April 7, 7:50 pm (AEST) @ SCG

  • The Swans have won four of their last six matches against the Pies, including their last two.

  • The last two times Sydney lost its opening two matches of a season, they went on to make the grand final (2006 and 2014).
  • Three of the last four matches between these teams have been decided by 1-39 points.
  • Luke Parker averages 30 disposals in his last two matches versus the Pies.
  • Lance Franklin has kicked six goals in his last two matches against the Magpies.
  • Kurt Tippett has kicked six goals in his last three matches against Collingwood.
  • The Swans have won three of their last five home games against the Pies.
  • The winning team has reached triple figures in just three of the last 10 matches between these teams.

SQUADS

SWANS: B: N.Smith, A.Aliir, N.Newman HB: C.Mills, H.Grundy, H.Marsh C: Z.Jones, J.Kennedy, J.Lloyd 0HF: .Florent, L.Franklin, L.Parker F: G.Hewett, S.Reid, W.Hayward FOL: S.Naismith, D.Hannebery, K.Jack I/C: J.Dawson, J.Foote, R.Fox, C.Sinclair EMG: H.Cunningham, S.Edwards, J.Laidler

MAGPIES: B: J.Howe, H.Schade, J.Ramsay HB: J.Smith, B.Reid, B.Maynard C: S.Sidebottom, S.Pendlebury, J.CrispHF: T.Varcoe, J.White, T.Broomhead F: A.Fasolo, D.Moore, C.Mayne FOL: B.Grundy, A.Treloar, T.Adams I/C: T.Goldsack, L.Greenwood, T.Phillips, W.Hoskin-Elliott EMG: J.Blair, J.Aish, L.Dunn


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KANGAROOS v GIANTS

Saturday, April 8, 1:45 pm (AEST) @ Blundstone Arena

  • The Giants have only beaten the Kangaroos (last encounter in 2016) once in seven matches.
  • The winning team has scored at least 100 points in of those seven clashes.
  • The Kangaroos have won two of their three home games against GWS but lost last time they played at Etihad Stadium.
  • In their recent JLT Series clash, North Melbourne kicked as many behinds as GWS did goals (15).
  • Giants forward Jonathon Patton has booted seven goals in his last two matches against the Kangaroos.
  • GWS is coming off the club’s biggest ever win (160-58 versus Gold Coast).
  • That win was the first time in club history the Giants had a winning margin of 100 points or more.
  • This is North’s worst start to a season since 2013 when they lost their first three matches.

SQUADS

KANGAROOS: B: M.Williams, R.Tarrant, L.McDonald HB: J.Macmillan, L.Hansen, A.Mullett C: T.Garner, B.Cunnington, S.Atley HF: N.Hrovat, M.Daw, T.Dumont F: L.Thomas, B.Brown, K.Turner FOL: T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell, S.Higgins I/C: A.Swallow, S.Durdin, B.Preuss, S.Gibson EMG: R.Clarke, E.Vickers-Willis, C.Wagner

GIANTS: B: Z.Williams, P.Davis, M.Buntine HB: J.Kelly, A.Tomlinson, A.Kennedy C: H.Shaw, C.Ward, T.Greene HF: D.Smith, R.Lobb, S.Johnson F: R.Griffen, J.Cameron, T.Scully FOL: S.Mumford, D.Shiel, J.Hopper I/C: S.Reid, T.Taranto, N.Haynes, N.Wilson EMG: J.Patton, A.Corr, H.Perryman


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TIGERS v EAGLES

Saturday, April 8, 2:10 pm (AEST) @ MCG

  • The Eagles have won four of their last six matches against the Tigers, including the last two.
  • West Coast has won its last two away matches against Richmond.
  • The Tigers have not covered the line in their last two losses to West Coast.
  • The unders have saluted in three of the last four matches between these teams.
  • Josh Kennedy has booted 11 goals in two matches this season.
  • This is Richmond’s best start to a season since 2013 when they won their opening three matches.
  • Jack Riewoldt and Jack Darling both kicked four goals last time these two teams met.
  • This is West Coast’s best start to a season since 2014 when they won their opening three matches.

SQUADS

TIGERS: B: A.Rance, D.Astbury, D.Grimes HB: R.Conca, B.Houli, B.Ellis C: K.McIntosh, D.Prestia, S.Grigg HF: D.Rioli, T.Elton, D.Butler F: D.Martin, J.Riewoldt, J.Castagna FOL: T.Nankervis, T.Cotchin, J.Caddy I/C: N.Vlastuin, B.Lennon, J.Short, K.Lambert EMG: J.Townsend, A.Miles, C.Menadue

EAGLES: B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, S.Wellingham HB: J.Nelson, J.McGovern, E.Yeo C: M.Hutchings, M.Priddis, A.Gaff HF: M.LeCras, J.Darling, J.Redden F: N.Vardy, J.Kennedy, J.Hill FOL: J.Giles, L.Shuey, S.Mitchell I/C: B.Sheppard, C.Masten, J.Cripps, L.Jetta EMG: L.Duggan, S.Butler, W.Schofield


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CATS v DEMONS

Saturday, April 8, 4:35pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium

  • Geelong has won 11 of its last 12 matches against Melbourne.
  • Tom Hawkins has kicked eight goals in his last two matches against the Demons including six last time they met.
  • The overs have saluted in the last two matches between these teams.
  • The Cats have won seven of their last eight matches against the Demons at Simonds Stadium.
  • Geelong has covered the line in their last four wins against Melbourne.
  • The winning team has kicked more than 100 points in 11 of the last 12 matches between these teams.
  • Jeff Garlett has kicked six goals in his last two matches against the Cats.
  • This is the Dees’ best start to a season since 2005 where they won their opening three matches of the year.

SQUADS

CATS: B: Z.Tuohy, T.Lonergan, A.Mackie HB: T.Stewart, L.Henderson, J.Thurlow C: M.Blicavs, J.Selwood, S.Menegola HF: J.Parsons, H.Taylor, B.Parfitt F: S.Motlop, T.Hawkins, D.Menzel FOL: Z.Smith, P.Dangerfield, C.Guthrie I/C: M.Duncan, L.McCarthy, J.Murdoch, T.Ruggles EMG: J.Bews, D.Lang, R.Stanley

DEMONS: B: C.Salem, T.McDonald, J.Hunt HB: N.Jetta, O.McDonald, N.Jones C: B.Vince, D.Tyson, J.Harmes HF: M.Hannan, S.Weideman, A.Neal-Bullen F: J.Garlett, C.Petracca, T.Smith FOL: M.Gawn, C.Oliver, J.Viney I/C: J.Watts, B.Stretch, D.Kent, J.Melksham EMG: C.Pedersen, T.Bugg, J.Spencer


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DOCKERS v DOGS

Saturday, April 8, 7:40pm (AEST) @ Domain Stadium

  • The overs have saluted in seven of the last eight matches between these teams.
  • Port has lost its last two ‘home’ games against Adelaide.
  • The Crows have won their last three matches against the Power.
  • Eddie Betts has kicked 24 goals in his last six matches against Port Adelaide.
  • Port has failed to cover the line in two of their last three losses to the Crows.
  • Tom Lynch has kicked eight goals in his last two matches against the Power.
  • Adelaide has won four of their six Showdown matches at Adelaide Oval against Port.
  • The winning team has scored at least 100 points in 10 of the last 11 matches between these teams.

DOCKERS: B: E.Hughes, J.Hamling, L.Spurr HB: G.Ibbotson, M.Johnson, T.Sheridan C: S.Hill, L.Neale, B.Hill HF: L.Weller, C.McCarthy, E.Langdon F: M.Walters, S.Kersten, B.Grey FOLL: A.Sandilands, N.Fyfe, D.Mundy I/C: C.Blakely, H.Balic, G.Logue, H.Crozier EMG: M.Taberner, D.Pearce, J.Griffin

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


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POWER v CROWS

Saturday, April 8, 7:40 pm (AEST) @ Adelaide Oval

  • The overs have saluted in seven of the last eight matches between these teams.
  • Port has lost its last two ‘home’ games against Adelaide.
  • The Crows have won their last three matches against the Power.
  • Eddie Betts has kicked 24 goals in his last six matches against Port Adelaide.
  • Port has failed to cover the line in two of their last three losses to the Crows.
  • Tom Lynch has kicked eight goals in his last two matches against the Power.
  • Adelaide has won four of their six Showdown matches at Adelaide Oval against Port.
  • The winning team has scored at least 100 points in 10 of the last 11 matches between these teams.

SQUADS

POWER: B: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Clurey, D.Houston HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, H.Hartlett C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec HF: S.Powell-Pepper, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard F: J.Trengove, C.Dixon, A.Young FOL: P.Ryder, T.Boak, R.Gray I/C: K.Amon, J.Impey, B.Edddy, S.Gray EMG: M.White, J.Atley, N.Krakouer

CROWS: B: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Clurey, D.Houston HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, H.Hartlett C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec HF: S.Powell-Pepper, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard F: J.Trengove, C.Dixon, A.Young FOL: P.Ryder, T.Boak, R.Gray I/C: K.Amon, J.Impey, B.Edddy, S.Gray EMG: M.White, J.Atley, N.Krakouer


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SUNS v HAWKS

Sunday, April 9, 4:40 pm (AEST) @ Metricon Stadium

  • Hawthorn has never been beaten by Gold Coast in their eight matches.
  • The last two matches between these teams have been decided by 1-39 points.
  • Luke Breust has kicked seven goals in his last three matches against the Suns.
  • The unders have saluted in the last two matches between these teams.
  • The Hawks have kicked more than 100 points in six of their eight wins against the Suns.
  • The Hawks haven’t lost their first three games of a season since 2005.
  • A Suns loss would be the fourth time in their seven year history they have started a season with three straight losses.
  • Gary Ablett registered 40 disposals in his last match

SQUADS

SUNS: B: J.Harbrow, S.May, J.Bowes HB: K.Kolodjashnij, R.Thompson, A.Saad C: D.Swallow, G.Ablett, M.Rosa HF: J.Lyons, T.Lynch, B.Matera F: T.Miller, P.Wright, J.Martin FOL: J.Witts, M.Barlow, A.Hall I/C (from): A.Sexton, J.Lonergan, B.Fiorini, J.Leslie, S.Lemmens, B.Ainsworth, J.Joyce

HAWKS: B: B.Stratton, J.Frawley, S.Burgoyne HB: L.Hodge, R.Burton, J.Gibson C: L.Shiels, J.O’Meara, I.Smith HF: L.Breust, J.Gunston, C.Rioli F: T.Vickery, J.Roughead, P.Puopolo FOL: B.McEvoy, W.Langford, T.Mitchell I/C (from): R.Henderson, K.Stewart, T.Miles, B.Whitecross, J.Sicily, B.Hartung, K.Brand


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