Last weekend's record attendances across the league were another shot in the arm for the high-flying AFL. Massive crowds at the MCG of more than 170,000 people in less than 24 hours capped off a remarkable Anzac round of matches.
Essendon's gutsy win over Collingwood spells more trouble for Eddie McGuire and under fire coach Nathan Buckley. Prior to the successful Anzac Day clash was a massive 90-point win by the UBET-sponsored Port Adelaide Power over the Blues on the Friday. Then on Saturday the Bulldogs held off the brave Lions, the Crows remain undefeated after smashing the Suns, the Swans are winless after losing to the Giants and Fremantle consigned North to 0-5 start to the season. On Sunday, the Cats went 5-0 and the Hawks got their first four points of the season.
The feature games of round six feature the Giants against the premiers, the Hawks up against the Saints, the Blues and Swans while the Lions host the Power. One of the bigger matches of the weekend is the Derby in WA between the Eagles and Dockers at Domain Stadium. The two ripper matches on Sunday are between the Cats and Pies before two undefeated teams in the Tigers and Crows battle to keep their perfect start alive at Adelaide Oval.
Sunday, April 30, 4:40 pm (AEST) @ Adelaide Oval
CROWS: B: C.Hampton, K.Hartigan, L.Brown HB: B.Smith, J.Lever, R.Laird C: D.Mackay, B.Crouch, R.Atkins HF: R.Douglas, T.Walker, C.Cameron F: A.Otten, T.Lynch, E.Betts FOL: S.Jacobs, R.Sloane, M.Crouch I/C FROM: J.Jenkins, J.Kelly, D.Talia, W.Milera, M.Poholke, T.Menzel, R.O’Brien.
TIGERS: B: A.Rance, D.Astbury, D.Grimes HB: R.Conca, B.Houli, B.Ellis C: J.Castagna, J.Caddy, S.Grigg HF: D.Rioli, T.Elton, D.Butler F: D.Martin, J.Riewoldt, K.McIntosh FOL: T.Nankervis, T.Cotchin, D.Prestia I/C FROM: J.Short, K.Lambert, O.Markov, C.Menadue, J.Townsend, N.Vlastuin, S.Morris.