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Last weekend was significant in a number of ways in that the Swans were consigned to their worst start to a season since way back in 1993 and serial finalists Hawthorn share a similar record after their 86-point thrashing at the hands of long time rivals Geelong. After that victory, the Cats went on to record a 4-0 start to the season, which is their best effort since 2014.

This weekend Port Adelaide and Carlton clash at Adelaide Oval in Friday night footy, before Premier the Bulldogs play Brisbane at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Later that daythe Suns play the undefeated Crows, the Swans face the prospect of going 0-5 in their derby clash with GWS, then on Saturday evening the Dockers play the Kangaroos in Perth.

On Sunday the the ladder-leading Cats play the Saints at Etihad Stadium before the 2015 grand finalists go head-to-head in what should be another MCG classi; Hawthorn will be searching for their first win of the year while West Coast will be looking to break their away hoodoo. The feature match of the round will come on Anzac Day on Tuesday with the packed MCG to witness another blockbuster between Collingwood and Essendon.



POWER v BLUES

Friday, April 21, 7:20 pm (AEST) @ Adelaide Oval

  • The Blues have won their last two matches against the Power.
  • Carlton has won four of their last six matches against Port in Adelaide.
  • Chad Wingard has kicked seven goals in his last two matches against Carlton.
  • Carlton’s last three wins over Port Adelaide have been by four points or less.
  • The overs have saluted in four of the last six matches between these teams.
  • The winning team has covered the line in the last seven matches between these teams.

SQUADS

POWER: B: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Clurey, J.Hombsch HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, D.Houston C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec HF: S.Gray, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard F: J.Trengove, C.Dixon, A.Young Foll: P.Ryder, T.Boak, R.Gray Inter: B.Eddy, H.Hartlett, K.Amon, S.Powell-Pepper Emg: M.White, J.Neade, J.Atley

BLUES: B: L.Plowman, J.Weitering, K.Simpson HB: D.Thomas, S.Rowe, C.Marchbank C: S.Docherty, B.Gibbs, J.Pickett HF: D.Armfield, L.Casboult, M.Wright F: E.Curnow, J.Silvagni, S.White Foll: M.Kreuzer, P.Cripps, M.Murphy I/C: J.Lamb, C.Curnow, S.Petrevski-Seton, B.Smedts Emergencies: H.Macreadie, R.Palmer, S.Kerridge


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BULLDOGS v LIONS

Saturday, April 22, 1:45pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium

  • Brisbane has won five of their last eight matches against the Dogs.
  • The Bulldogs’ last five wins over the Lions were all by 50+ points.
  • Jake Stringer has kicked 12 goals in his last three matches against Brisbane.
  • The Premiers have won their last two home games against Brisbane.
  • The overs have saluted in six of the last seven matches between these teams.
  • The Bulldogs have covered the line in two of their last three matches against the Lions.

SQUADS

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

LIONS: B: N.Robertson, D.Gardiner, R.Harwood HB: S.Mayes, H.Andrews, T.Cutler C: D.Zorko, M.Robinson, R.Bewick HF: L.Taylor, E.Hipwood, D.Rich F: J.Barrett, M.Close, D.McStay Foll: S.Martin, D.Beams, T.Rockliff Inter: T.Bell, B.Keays, R.Bastinac, R.Lester Emg: A.Smith, J.Clayton, L.Dawson


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SUNS v CROWS

Saturday, April 22, 4:35pm (AEST) @ Metricon Stadium

  • In nine matches, the Suns have not beaten the Crows.
  • The Suns have never covered the line in those nine games.
  • Taylor Walker has kicked seven goals in his last two matches against the Suns.
  • The Crows have scored triple figures in all matches against the Suns, who are yet to reach triple figures.
  • Adelaide’s smallest win (28 points) over Gold Coast was in 2013.
  • The overs have saluted in eight of Adelaide’s nine wins against Suns.

SQUADS

SUNS: B: J.Joyce, S.May, A.Saad HB: K.Kolodjashnij, R.Thompson, J.Bowes C: M.Rosa, G.Ablett, D.Swallow HF: M.Barlow, T.Lynch, A.Sexton F: T.Miller, P.Wright, J.Martin Foll: J.Witts, A.Hall, P.Hanley Inter: C.Ah Chee, S.Lemmens, J.Lyons, B.Ainsworth Emg: M.Shaw, B.Matera, J.Schoenfeld

CROWS: B: R.Laird, D.Talia, L.Brown HB: J.Kelly, K.Hartigan, B.Smith C: D.Mackay, M.Crouch, R.Sloane HF: E.Betts, T.Walker, T.Lynch F: C.Cameron, J.Jenkins, M.McGovern Foll: S.Jacobs, R.Douglas, R.Atkins Inter (from): R.Knight, C.Hampton, A.Otten, W.Milera, M.Poholke, T.Menzel, R.O'Brien


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SWANS v GIANTS

Saturday, April 22, 7:25 pm (AEST) @ SCG

  • The Giants have won just two of 11 matches against the Swans.
  • The Swans have never lost to the Giants at the SCG.
  • Jeremy Cameron and Toby Greene have combined for 27 goals in their four matches this year.
  • The unders have saluted in the last three matches between these teams.
  • The Swans have not covered the line in their last two matches against GWS.
  • The smallest winning margin between these teams is 21 points.

SQUADS

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

GIANTS: B: Zac Williams, Phil Davis, Adam Tomlinson HB: Heath Shaw, Nick Haynes, Ryan Griffen C: Adam Kennedy, Dylan Shiel, Josh Kelly HF: Steve Johnson, Jonathon Patton, Rory Lobb F: Toby Greene, Jeremy Cameron, Tom Scully R: Shane Mumford, Callan Ward, Matt Kennedy Inter (from): Devon Smith, Tim Taranto, Matt Buntine, Nathan Wilson, Tendai Mzungu, Dawson Simpson, Sam Reid.


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DOCKERS v KANGAROOS

Saturday, April 21, 7:40pm (AEST) @ Domain Stadium

  • North has won three of its last four matches against Freo.
  • Jarrad Waite has kicked seven goals in his last two wins over the Dockers.
  • The Dockers have won four of their last five matches against the Roos at Domain Stadium.
  • Three of the last four matches between these teams have been won by less than 39 points.
  • The overs have saluted in the last two matches between these teams.
  • The Kangaroos have covered the line in their last three wins over the Dockers.

SQUADS

DOCKERS: B: Z.Dawson, J.Hamling, L.Spurr HB: G.Ibbotson, M.Johnson, C.Sutcliffe C: S.Hill, L.Neale, B.Hill HF: D.Pearce, C.McCarthy, E.Langdon F: M.Walters, J.Griffin, S.Kersten Foll: A.Sandilands, N.Fyfe, D.Mundy Inter (from): C.Blakely, H.Crozier, T.Sheridan, N.Suban, M.Taberner, D.Tucker, L.Weller

KANGAROOS: B: M.Hibberd, R.Tarrant, L.McDonald HB M.Williams, L.Hansen, S.Atley C J.Macmillan, T.Dumont, J.Simpkin HF: N.Hrovat, J.Waite, D.Mountford F L.Thomas, B.Preuss, S.Higgins Foll: T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell, A.Swallow Inter from: R.Clarke, S.Thompson, S.Durdin, K.Turner E.Vickers-Willis, S.Gibson, B.Brown


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SAINTS v CATS

Sunday, April 21, 3:20 pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium

  • The Cats haven’t beaten the Saints in their last two matches.
  • Tom Hawkins has kicked 14 goals in Geelong’s last three wins over St Kilda.
  • Hawkins has also kicked the most goals over the opening rounds with 16.
  • St Kilda have covered the line in the last two matches versus the Cats.
  • Geelong’s last three wins over St Kilda were by 40+ points.
  • The overs have saluted in the last two matches between these teams.

SQUADS

SAINTS: B: Jarryn Geary, Nathan Brown, Jimmy Webster HB: Jack Newnes, Jake Carlisle, Dylan Roberton C: Shane Savage, David Armitage, Nick Riewoldt HF: Luke Dunstan, Josh Bruce, Mav Weller F: Jade Gresham, Tim Membrey, Nathan Wright Foll: Tom Hickey, Jack Steele, Jack Steven Inter: Seb Ross, Jack Billings, Sam Gilbert, Paddy McCartin Emerg: Blake Acres, Jack Lonie, Billy Longer

CATS: B: Tom Stewart, Tom Lonergan, Mark Blicavs HB: Josh Cowan, Lachie Henderson, Zach Tuohy C: Nakia Cockatoo, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan HF: Rhys Stanley, Harry Taylor, Brandan Parfitt F: Lincoln McCarthy, Tom Hawkins, Steven Motlop Foll: Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, George Horlin-Smith Inter (from): Cameron Guthrie, Andrew Mackie, Sam Menegola, Daniel Menzel, Jordan Murdoch, Tom Ruggles, Jackson Thurlow


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HAWKS v EAGLES

Sunday, April 23, 4:40 pm (AEST) @ MCG

  • The home side has won the last four clashes between these teams.
  • The Hawks have won their last nine home games against the Eagles (last home loss was in 2005).
  • James Sicily has kicked six goals in his last two matches against West Coast.
  • The unders have saluted in the last four matches between these teams.
  • The Hawks have covered the line in their last four wins over the Eagles.
  • Two of the last three matches between these teams have been won by 39+ points.

SQUADS

HAWKS: B: Taylor Duryea, James Frawley, Ben Stratton HB: Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Shaun Burgoyne C: Isaac Smith, Tom Mitchell, Ricky Henderson HF: Luke Breust, Ryan Schoenmakers, Jack Gunston F: Ty Vickery, Jarryd Roughead, Paul Puopolo R: Ben McEvoy, Jaeger O’Meara, Cyril Rioli INT: James Sicily, Liam Shiels, Will Langford, Billy Hartung EMER: Kade Stewart, Ryan Burton, Teia Miles

EAGLES: B: S.Hurn, E.Mackenzie, B.Sheppard HB: J.Nelson, J.McGovern, S.Wellingham C: E.Yeo, M.Priddis, A.Gaff HF: M.LeCras, J.Darling, L.Jetta F: J.Cripps, J.Kennedy, J.Hill Foll: N.Vardy, L.Shuey, S.Mitchell Inter from: D.Sheed, C.Masten, J.Redden, D.Petrie W.Schofield, M.Hutchings, T.Barrass


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TIGERS v SAINTS

Sunday, April 23, 7:25pm (AEST) @ MCG

  • The Dees have won their last three matches against the Tigers.
  • The ‘home’ team has lost two of the last three clashes.
  • Jeff Garlett kicked four goals in his last match against the Tigers.
  • The last five matches between these teams have been decided by 1-39 points.
  • The unders have saluted in four of the last five matches between these teams.
  • The Demons have covered the line in the last five matches against the Tigers.

SQUADS

TIGERS: B: A.Rance, D.Astbury, D.Grimes HB: K.McIntosh, T.Hunt, B.Ellis C: N.Vlastuin, S.Edwards, S.Grigg HF: D.Rioli, S.Lloyd, D.Butler F: D.Martin, J.Riewoldt, J.Castagna Foll: T.Nankervis, T.Cotchin, J.Caddy I/C: R.Conca, B.Griffiths, B.Houli, D.Prestia Emergencies: I.Maric, K.Lambert, A.Miles

DEMONS: B: Jayden Hunt, Tom McDonald, Joel Smith HB: Bernie Vince, Oscar McDonald, Jake Melksham C: Jordan Lewis, Jack Viney, Billy Stretch HF: Christian Petracca, Jesse Hogan, Angus Brayshaw F: Alex Neal-Bullen, Sam Weideman, Jeff Garlett Foll: Max Gawn, Nathan Jones, Clayton Oliver I/C: Neville Jetta, Christian Salem, Jack Watts, Mitch Hannan Emg: Tom Bugg, James Harmes, Jake Spencer


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BOMBERS v MAGPIES

Tuesday, April 25, 3:20pm (AEST) @ MCG

  • The Pies have won the last three Anzac Day matches against Essendon.
  • Collingwood has won four of their last six matches against the Dons.
  • The ‘away’ team has won two of the last three clashes.
  • Alex Fasolo has kicked six goals in his last two matches against the Bombers.
  • The overs have saluted in the last two matches between these teams.
  • The Pies have covered the line in their last four wins over Essendon.

SQUADS

BOMBERS: B: Mark Baguley, Michael Hartley, Andrew McGrath HB: Brendon Goddard, Michael Hurley, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti C: Orazio Fantasia, Dyson Heppell, James Kelly HF: Travis Colyer, Cale Hooker, Zach Merrett F: Shaun McKernan, Joe Daniher, Josh Green R: Patrick Ambrose, Jobe Watson, David Zaharakis Inter: Darcy Parish, Brent Stanton, Martin Gleeson, Kyle Langford Emerg: James Stewart, Ben Howlett, Matt Dea

MAGPIES: B: Jeremy Howe, Henry Schade, Jackson Ramsa HB: Josh Smith, Ben Reid, Brayden Maynard C: Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, Jack Crisp HF: Jarryd Blair, Jesse White, Travis Varcoe F: Alex Fasolo, Darcy Moore, Mason Cox Foll: Brodie Grundy, Adam Treloar, Taylor Adams Int: Tyson Goldsack, James Aish, Tom Phillips, Will Hoskin-Elliott Emg: Lynden Dunn, Chris Mayne, Tim Broomhead


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