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GWS Giants

GWS chief David Matthews gets over loss of battle for Lance Franklin and wishes for Swans win

GWS chief David Matthews.

SAMANTHA LANE Jilted, just 12 months ago, after AFL superstar Lance Franklin slipped through Greater Western Sydney’s fingers, club chief Dave Matthews says he now hopes the gun forward leads the Swans to win the 2014 flag.

Chris Dawes suspended, Ben Rutten reprimanded in final match

Chris Dawes makes contact with Andrew Swallow during the round 23 match on Saturday.

JESSE HOGAN Chris Dawes is set to miss the first round of 2015 while Ben Rutten has preserved – narrowly – his record of lasting his entire 12-year career without suspension.

Surprise loss to Giants has put a dent in Bulldogs season: coach

Jake Stringer rues a missed mark late in the game.

MATT MURNANE Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney concedes Sunday's six-point loss to Greater Western Sydney has put a dent in the overall outlook of a season that has produced one win less than in 2013.

No fairytale ending for Bulldog Daniel Giansiracusa

Liam Sumner of the Giants handballs whilst being tackled by Luke Dahlhaus of the Bulldogs.

MATT MURNANE Not everyone gets a fairytale finish. For a long time, Daniel Giansiracusa looked like he would get his.

Fremantle's Luke McPharlin unlikely, but don't count him out yet

BRAD ELBOROUGH While Luke McPharlin all but ruled himself out of a return to the Fremantle team to play Sydney in the qualifying final at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, don’t count him out just yet.

GWS duo Josh Hunt and Stephen Gilham to retire from AFL

Stephen Gilham

Greater Western Sydney veterans Josh Hunt and Stephen Gilham have called time on their AFL careers.

Greater Western Sydney Giants let certain victory go to Collingwood Magpies

Neck and neck: Magpies midfielder Dane Swan challenges Giants defender Mark Whiley for the ball.

ANDREW WU It is not often said about Greater Western Sydney that they threw away a game they should have won but that was the case for the Giants on Saturday night.

Whiff of September keeps Pies finals hopes alive

Contest: Collingwood's Alex Fasalo is challenged by Giant Matthew Buntine at Spotless Stadium on Saturday.

ANDREW WU Leon Cameron said during the week Collingwood were at their best with their backs to the wall, and he was proven right on Saturday night.

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Jonathon Patton set to sign on at Greater Western Sydney until 2017

Silver lining: Jonathon Patton has committed to the Giants until the end of 2017.

ANDREW WU Jonathon Patton will stay at Greater Western Sydney until at least the end of 2017, the club will announce on Saturday.

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Why Jonathon Patton's injury hurts Victorian clubs

Hot property: Greater Western Sydney star Jonathon Patton.

JAKE NIALL When the word passed around that Jonathan Patton had gone down with a second knee injury, there wasn't only movement at the station near Sydney's Olympic Park, where the Giants reside.

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Leon Cameron warns Giants to beware an injury-hit Collingwood

GWS coach Leon Cameron.

ANDREW WU Beware the wounded beast is the message from Leon Cameron to Greater Western Sydney before they take on an injury-depleted Collingwood on Saturday.

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Injury-hit Collingwood could make seven changes

Walking wounded: Scott Pendlebury (centre) is one of a host of injured Magpies.

MICHAEL GLEESON Collingwood could make at least seven changes for the GWS match

Giant Jonathon Patton endures another serious knee injury

Jonathon Patton holds his right knee in agony after taking a tumble.

PETER HANLON An historic day in Greater Western Sydney's short history carries a miserable asterisk after it was confirmed on Sunday night that star big man Jonathon Patton had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time in little more than 16 months.

Jonathon Patton injured as Greater Western Sydney Giants crush Melbourne Demons

 Will Hoskin-Elliott of the Giants marks the ball against James Frawley of the Demons.

PETER HANLON Greater Western Sydney lost its co-captains before half-time and its star big man Jonathon Patton to an apparent second serious knee injury of his short career, but scored a famous first-ever victory in Victoria over a woefully inept Melbourne on Sunday.

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Anzac Day

ACT government says everyone loses if Brumbies and GWS Giants go head to head on Anzac Day

Small wonder: Alofa Alofa streaks away to score the Waratahs' first try against the Brumbies on Saturday night.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Raiders could join make Anzac bid as Australian War Memorial concert moves

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North Melbourne coach Brad Scott calls for more games at Manuka, GWS coach Leon Cameron apologises for second half

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE North Melbourne coach Brad Scott was so impressed with Manuka Oval he thinks there should be more games in Canberra.

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North Melbourne firepower blows Greater Western Sydney off Manuka Oval

north v giants

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron labelled the second half of their 75-point thumping by North Melbourne at Manuka Oval on Saturday as their worst performance of the year.

Kangaroos crush under-strength Giants in Canberra

Tomas Bugg is gang-tackled.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE A four-goal third-quarter blitz from North Melbourne forward Drew Petrie has helped bury Greater Western Sydney by 75 points and put his side's AFL finals push back on track.

Leon Cameron sees North Melbourne as GWS Giants' litmus test

Giants coach Leon Cameron addresses his troops.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Leon Cameron sees North Melbourne as a litmus test about how the Giants are developing in the AFL.

Reece Conca's 'appalling act' should have gone straight to the AFL tribunal, says Gillon McLachlan

The incident involving Reece Conca and Devon Smith in round 19.

Chief executive Gillon McLachlan admits the AFL erred in its handling of Reece Conca's "appalling" hit on Devon Smith last weekend.

GWS Giants to play Anzac Day game in Canberra

GWS Giants.

CHRIS WILSON The GWS Giants will play a historic Anzac Day clash at Manuka Oval next year

Father-son drafting shake-up in the wings

Darcy Moore is a highly-rated prospect who would be affected by any rule change.

JAKE NIALL The AFL is looking at overhauling the father-son draft rules.

Dermott Brereton thinks AFL teams should be loyal rather than sell home games to highest bidders

Dermott Brereton.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Til death do us part. That's how Dermott Brereton views selling home games to an interstate city.

Australian Football

Quartet give Canberra chance to end AFL draft drought

NSW-ACT Rams players Tom Faul, Liam Griffiths, Logan Austin and Jack Steele have been nominated by GWS to be potential academy selections.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Seven-time AFL premiership winner Kevin Sheedy says the Greater Western Sydney academy is looking to uncover the next Alex Jesaulenko or James Hird in the next decade.

Bulldogs weigh up the cost of moving forward

Peter Hanlon dinkus Dinkus

PETER HANLON There is an unspoken acknowledgement at the Western Bulldogs that, for all their rich promise, their young guns still need a genuine star forward to polish their industry or they will ultimately go no further than the teams that peaked with a trifecta of preliminary final defeats from 2008-10.

Australian Football

Scott Thompson happy for GWS to target his ribs

scott thompson

DAVID POLKINGHORNE North Melbourne defender Scott Thompson says it is open slather when you run on to the field and he's unconcerned about Greater Western Sydney targeting the AFL's most famous ribs. 

Toby Greene bounces back for 50th game

Toby Greene

It's come from a playbook no coach could ever recommend, but Toby Greene finds himself in career-best form as the Greater Western Sydney midfielder prepares to play his 50th AFL match.

North Melbourne's fit-again Daniel Wells rapt to return, in VFL or AFL

Daniel Wells.

JESSE HOGAN For North Melbourne the on-field return of Daniel Wells in even a limited capacity will be a welcome one.

Australian Football

Kangaroos' mercenary dash still causes pain in Canberra

GWS Giants

CHRIS DUTTON Canberrans still feel the pain of the Kangaroos' mercenary stint in the capital.

2014 Home and Away

Round 1
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
COL 46 vs FRE 116 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
GWS 99 vs SYD 67 Report Report Stats
GCF 87 vs RIC 69 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
CAR 87 vs PTA 120 Report Stats
Thu, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
GEE 119 vs ADE 81 Report Stats
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
NTH 60 vs ESS 99 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
HAW 139 vs BRI 91 Report Stats
STK 68 vs MEL 51 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
WCE 134 vs WBU 69 Report Stats
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Round 2
Thu, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
RIC 98 vs CAR 86 Report Stats
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
ESS 86 vs HAW 90 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
STK 95 vs GWS 88 Report Stats
PTA 127 vs ADE 73 Report Stats
FRE 87 vs GCF 39 Report Stats
SYD 69 vs COL 89 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI 68 vs GEE 93 Report Stats
MEL 30 vs WCE 123 Report Stats
WBU 54 vs NTH 83 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HAW 137 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
WBU 100 vs RIC 98 Report Stats
ADE 71 vs SYD 134 Report Stats
GCF 114 vs BRI 61 Report Stats
WCE 83 vs STK 58 Report Stats
COL 76 vs GEE 87 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
GWS 79 vs MEL 47 Report Stats
NTH 97 vs PTA 90 Report Stats
ESS 138 vs CAR 57 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
RIC 72 vs COL 110 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAR 58 vs MEL 81 Report Stats
PTA 159 vs BRI 46 Report Stats
GWS 83 vs WBU 110 Report Stats
GEE 107 vs WCE 32 Report Stats
GCF 49 vs HAW 148 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
SYD 48 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
STK 50 vs ADE 136 Report Stats
FRE 113 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
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Round 5
Thu, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs RIC 106 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 93 vs NTH 58 Report Stats
SYD 92 vs FRE 75 Report Stats
WCE 56 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
ESS 65 vs STK 81 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
ADE 137 vs GWS 72 Report Stats
MEL 78 vs GCF 86 Report Stats
WBU 91 vs CAR 119 Report Stats
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
GEE 106 vs HAW 87 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 83 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
STK 79 vs BRI 82 Report Stats
FRE 61 vs NTH 74 Report Stats
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
GCF 134 vs GWS 94 Report Stats
CAR 92 vs WCE 89 Report Stats
MEL 38 vs SYD 69 Report Stats
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
WBU 83 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
RIC 52 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
PTA 107 vs GEE 67 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
CAR 70 vs COL 104 Report Stats
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
HAW 175 vs STK 30 Report Stats
GWS 97 vs PTA 132 Report Stats
ADE 67 vs MEL 70 Report Stats
BRI 44 vs SYD 123 Report Stats
ESS 73 vs WBU 65 Report Stats
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
NTH 77 vs GCF 120 Report Stats
GEE 81 vs RIC 76 Report Stats
WCE 54 vs FRE 73 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 107 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
PTA 94 vs FRE 76 Report Stats
BRI 57 vs ESS 65 Report Stats
MEL 83 vs WBU 99 Report Stats
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
WCE 188 vs GWS 77 Report Stats
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 69 vs CAR 101 Report Stats
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Round 9
Thu, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
ADE 76 vs COL 55 Report Stats
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
ESS 64 vs SYD 114 Report Stats
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
RIC 74 vs MEL 91 Report Stats
NTH 125 vs BRI 38 Report Stats
FRE 96 vs GEE 64 Report Stats
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 87 vs GCF 125 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
GEE 111 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GWS 41 vs RIC 154 Report Stats
COL 109 vs WCE 101 Report Stats
PTA 100 vs HAW 86 Report Stats
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
GCF 119 vs WBU 74 Report Stats
CAR 81 vs ADE 76 Report Stats
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Round 11
Thu, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 148 vs GEE 38 Report Stats
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 54 vs COL 140 Report Stats
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
MEL 75 vs PTA 95 Report Stats
BRI 98 vs CAR 91 Report Stats
ESS 104 vs RIC 54 Report Stats
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
ADE 109 vs GCF 77 Report Stats
WBU 51 vs FRE 89 Report Stats
HAW 94 vs GWS 87 Report Stats
WCE 44 vs NTH 82 Report Stats
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Round 12
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 107 vs CAR 102 Report Stats
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 123 vs WCE 79 Report Stats
PTA 129 vs STK 59 Report Stats
WBU 87 vs BRI 95 Report Stats
GWS 66 vs ESS 81 Report Stats
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
GCF 74 vs SYD 109 Report Stats
FRE 90 vs ADE 50 Report Stats
NTH 116 vs RIC 88 Report Stats
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 28 vs COL 61 Report Stats
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Round 13
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR 90 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 85 vs FRE 105 Report Stats
SYD 98 vs PTA 94 Report Stats
WCE 103 vs GCF 100 Report Stats
BRI 80 vs GWS 125 Report Stats
ADE 109 vs NTH 73 Report Stats
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 133 vs STK 37 Report Stats
COL 98 vs WBU 106 Report Stats
ESS 77 vs MEL 78 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 51 vs SYD 62 Report Stats
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
PTA 128 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
HAW 115 vs COL 86 Report Stats
GCF 118 vs GEE 78 Report Stats
FRE 105 vs BRI 22 Report Stats
ESS 101 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
GWS 100 vs CAR 92 Report Stats
STK 70 vs WCE 103 Report Stats
MEL 66 vs NTH 107 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 89 vs ESS 80 Report Stats
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 116 vs GCF 63 Report Stats
STK 73 vs RIC 117 Report Stats
FRE 88 vs WCE 81 Report Stats
SYD 106 vs GWS 60 Stats
BRI 70 vs NTH 66 Report Stats
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
WBU 91 vs MEL 85 Report Stats
ADE 99 vs PTA 76 Report Stats
COL 91 vs CAR 76 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
NTH 108 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 79 vs BRI 54 Report Stats
GWS 72 vs ADE 140 Report Stats
GCF 80 vs COL 75 Report Stats
MEL 34 vs FRE 97 Report Stats
PTA 60 vs ESS 62 Report Stats
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 151 vs STK 66 Report Stats
WCE 51 vs SYD 79 Report Stats
GEE 69 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
ADE 92 vs HAW 104 Report Stats
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
MEL 36 vs GEE 102 Report Stats
NTH 92 vs STK 33 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs GCF 66 Report Stats
BRI 64 vs WCE 76 Report Stats
SYD 122 vs CAR 51 Report Stats
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 126 vs PTA 106 Report Stats
ESS 103 vs COL 39 Report Stats
FRE 136 vs GWS 60 Report Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 109 vs NTH 86 Report Stats
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
STK 118 vs FRE 60 Report Stats
GWS 87 vs GEE 94 Report Stats
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
PTA 72 vs MEL 69 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs ESS 101 Report Stats
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
WCE 42 vs RIC 59 Report Stats
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
BRI 110 vs GCF 56 Report Stats
HAW 104 vs SYD 94 Report Stats
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
COL 82 vs ADE 98 Report Stats
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Round 19
Thu, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
FRE 83 vs CAR 78 Report Stats
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD 79 vs ESS 57 Report Stats
Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
ADE 105 vs WCE 136 Report Stats
RIC 89 vs GWS 62 Report Stats
GCF 117 vs STK 64 Report Stats
NTH 79 vs GEE 111 Report Stats
Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL 51 vs BRI 74 Report Stats
HAW 107 vs WBU 45 Report Stats
COL 76 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
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Round 20
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
RIC 95 vs ESS 77 Report Stats
Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
GWS 51 vs NTH 126 Report Stats
CAR 97 vs GCF 58 Report Stats
HAW 115 vs MEL 65 Report Stats
PTA 58 vs SYD 84 Report Stats
GEE 81 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs ADE 168 Report Stats
STK 99 vs WBU 122 Report Stats
WCE 126 vs COL 66 Report Stats
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Round 21
Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR 76 vs GEE 82 Report Stats
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD 127 vs STK 56 Stats
GCF 47 vs PTA 56 Report Stats
ESS 77 vs WCE 74 Report Stats
COL 56 vs BRI 123 Report Stats
ADE 69 vs RIC 79 Report Stats
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH 111 vs WBU 61 Report Stats
MEL 34 vs GWS 98 Report Stats
FRE 110 vs HAW 91 Report Stats
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Round 22
Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
PTA 140 vs CAR 37 Report Stats
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH 101 vs ADE 94 Report Stats
ESS 108 vs GCF 89 Report Stats
GWS 67 vs COL 75 Report Stats
WCE 119 vs MEL 53 Report Stats
HAW 94 vs GEE 71 Report Stats
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 48 vs FRE 106 Report Stats
WBU 67 vs SYD 130 Report Stats
RIC 98 vs STK 72 Report Stats
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Round 23
Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
COL 56 vs HAW 121 Report Stats
Sat, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR 90 vs ESS 90 Report Stats
FRE 105 vs PTA 97 Report Stats
SYD 65 vs RIC 68 Report Stats
NTH 123 vs MEL 93 Report Stats
GEE 143 vs BRI 81 Report Stats
Sun, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
GCF 99 vs WCE 151 Report Stats
ADE 141 vs STK 62 Report Stats
WBU 109 vs GWS 115 Report Stats
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AFL Finals Round 1
Fri, 05 SepTimes shown AEST
HAW 104 vs GEE 68 Report Stats
Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD 93 vs FRE 69 Report Stats
NTH 93 vs ESS 81 Report Stats
Sun, 07 SepTimes shown AEST
PTA 132 vs RIC 75 Report Stats
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AFL Finals Round 2
Fri, 12 SepTimes shown AEST
GEE 92 vs NTH 98 Report Stats
Sat, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
FRE 83 vs PTA 105 Report Stats
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AFL Finals Round 3
Fri, 19 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD vs NTH 19:50ANZ
Sat, 20 SepTimes shown AEST
HAW vs PTA 16:45MCG
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AFL Home and Away
Overall standings
Team P W L D % Pts
Sydney Swans 22 17 5 0 142.88 68
Hawthorn 22 17 5 0 140.78 68
Geelong Cats 22 17 5 0 113.77 68
Fremantle 22 16 6 0 130.40 64
Port Adelaide 22 14 8 0 129.92 56
North Melbourne 22 14 8 0 117.04 56
Essendon 22 12 9 1 106.34 50
Richmond 22 12 10 0 105.77 48
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