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Richmond poised to finish 2014 without a late change

JESSE HOGAN 7:45pm Richmond may not end this year with a finals berth, but it is on track to end it with a unique achievement: going through an entire season without making a late change.

Alastair Clarkson says Hawks to play at full throttle against Magpies

Cool runnings: Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury takes a breather at training on Wednesday.

Matt Murnane, Jon Pierik 6:50pm Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has vowed to approach Friday's blockbuster against Collingwood as a full dress rehearsal for finals, underlining how crucial it is to take winning form into September.

Luke Breust stays with Hawks in new deal

New deal: Luke Breust will stay with the Hawks.

5:27pm Dead-eye forward Luke Breust has extended his stay at Hawthorn, signing a two-year contract extension.

Swans, Hawks and Power have reserves advantage over Dockers and Cats

Geelong completed the VFL/AFL double in 2007.

DANIEL CHERNY 11:06pm Sydney, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide and North Melbourne will have pre-cooked meals sitting in the fridge come finals time, but fellow premiership aspirants Fremantle, Geelong and Essendon will need first to defrost any inclusions they have in September.

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Second-half stumbles hindering Geelong's AFL premiership bid

Mark Blicavs takes a hard hit from David Hale in Saturday's match.

JESSE HOGAN Geelong coach Chris Scott was right to say the club's lapses within games have generally only affected the size of its wins, rather than dragging a likely win down to a shock loss. But with just one more round until finals the Cats are running out of time to remedy their inability to sustain pressure on an opponent for an entire match.

Will Langford hailed for role in Hawthorn's surging win over Geelong

Will Langford did not play between rounds 12 and 16, but since returning has snared at least 20 possessions in all but one match.

JESSE HOGAN Former St Kilda coach Stan Alves has praised Will Langford's role in Hawthorn's surge past Geelong on Saturday night.

AFL slams Seven after Hamish McIntosh optical illusion mars score review

AFL football operations manager Mark Evans.

LIAM MANNIX The AFL has slammed Channel Seven’s ‘disrespectful’ coverage of a controversial score-review during Saturday night’s blockbuster Hawks-Cats clash.

Tight win over Geelong not good enough for finals: Clarkson

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.

JAKE NIALL Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his team will have to improve to go far in the finals.

Hawks emerge from the fog to down Geelong

Jordan Lewis

MICHAEL GLEESON Were you unaware of the history of these teams the transformation from one half of the game to the other would have seemed fanciful.

Buddy Franklin loss tougher than Gary Ablett, says Cats boss Colin Carter

Colin Carter:

JON PIERIK While they have been the fiercest of rivals for seven seasons, with another chapter to be played out at the MCG on Saturday night, there is also great respect between Geelong and Hawthorn.

The growing influence of Alastair Clarkson

Kicking on: Alastair Clarkson kicks a soccer ball to Sam Mitchell during Hawthorn training on Friday.

CAROLINE WILSON Alastair Clarkson’s push to regulate the business of AFL coaching has gathered a momentum which must surely earn him the title as the most influential coach in the game and one of the most powerful men in football.

Jordan Lewis' year of rolling out the barrel

Natural leader: Jordan Lewis, who is in career-best form for the Hawks, lets fly at training on Friday.

GREG BAUM Hawthorn was blockaded in Sydney's half. The game plan called for it to hold its nerve and thread its way out, but it wasn't working. The football was hot when it fell to Jordan Lewis, who instantly brought 10 years and 200-plus games of experience to bear on the moment.

Hawks won't be flippant against Cats, says coach Alastair Clarkson

Alastair Clarkson introduces a fan to the players at Waverley Park on Friday.

JON PIERIK Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his Hawks cannot afford to adopt a "flippant" attitude to Saturday night's clash against Geelong, admitting his team is still trying to work out the best way to combat a rival that has beaten it in 12 of their past 13 matches.

Fending off hungry Hawks is quite a buzz

Spoiling Jarryd Roughead: There are few better buzzes than keeping Hawthorn away from the hive.

Harry Taylor Harry Taylor writes about the birds and the bees ... and protecting the hive against enemy threat.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson keen for Cats showdown

Hawk Jordan Lewis during Hawthorn training session at Waverley Park on Friday.

The meeting of Hawthorn and Geelong all but guarantees a legendary match, despite Clarkson's poor record against the Cats.

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Hawks drop Ben McEvoy for AFL blockbuster

Ben McEvoy.

Hawthorn has recalled Jonathon Ceglar at the expense of fellow ruckman Ben McEvoy for Saturday night's round-22 AFL blockbuster against Geelong at the MCG.

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Freo blunder leaves suspended Nat Fyfe with extra points

Nat Fyfe challenged his two-game ban.

JESSE HOGAN Fremantle's Nat Fyfe has had his two-match suspension upheld and needlessly accrued 69 carry-over points in the process after a bungled tribunal challenge.

Games begin before Hawks-Geelong clash

Corey Enright of the Cats celebrates kicking a goal

LIAM MANNIX The Hawks will enjoy a light week of training ahead of a ''cat and mouse'' game against Geelong on Saturday.

Steve Johnson to miss again as Cats look past Hawks

Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis and Geelong's Steve Johnson come to grips.

PETER HANLON Hawthorn is on its doorstep, but Geelong's focus on what lies around the corner is such that it is open to entering Saturday night's game without not only Steve Johnson, but Jimmy Bartel and perhaps Tom Hawkins too.

Hawthorn still pushing for top-two finish in 2014

Jarryd Roughead’s return from suspension will strengthen Hawthorn’s attack against Geelong.

EMMA QUAYLE Hawthorn’s players have not given up on a top-two finish, but are acutely aware of their need to limit their opposition to lower scores in the final stretch of the season.

Hawks in a good position despite loss to Fremantle: Clarkson

The Hawks went down to the Dockers by 19 points.

BRAD ELBOROUGH Hawthorn lost nothing in going down to Fremantle at Patersons Stadium on Sunday.

Why the Hawks don't like Mundy or Pav after loss in west

Dominant: David Mundy of the Dockers attempts to break away from  Ryan Schoenmakers of the Hawks.

Brad Elborough and Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson upbeat despite the Hawks relinquishing a place in the top two of the ladder.

Dockers show they are contenders with win over Hawks

Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks gets a handball away as he is tackled by Fremantle skipper Matthew Pavlich.

BRAD ELBOROUGH Fremantle has issued a timely reminder of its premiership credentials with an impressive 19-point win over Hawthorn.

Hawks' attack of the drones

Innovative: Alastair Clarkson.

Jake Niall and Daniel Cherny Hawthorn has broken new ground by becoming the first club to use remote control ''drones'' to fly over Waverley Park at training.

Fremantle's focus on points, not jinx

Come what may, Ross Lyon wants the four points against Hawthorn.

Justin Chawick Fremantle will be merely happy escaping with the four points when it locks horns with Hawthorn.

How Hawthorn goes over and above in search of 'the edge'

Jake Niall dinkus

JAKE NIALL Watching Hawthorn train, you won't necessarily notice it, because your eyes are invariably drawn to Cyril Rioli, Luke Hodge and Jarryd Roughead.

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Former Hawthorn captain Richie Vandenberg says coach Alastair Clarkson always striving for self-improvement

Alastair Clarkson congratulates Richie Vandenberg after a win in 2005. Former Hawk assistant coach Damien Hardwick is in the background.

DANIEL CHERNY He is a dual-premiership coach perhaps on his way to a third September glory, but Alastair Clarkson continues to strive for improvement in his own performance, says a former Hawthorn captain.

Hawks regain star duo Brian Lake and Jack Gunston

Premier Hawthorn has confirmed the return of its two best players from the 2013 grand final for Sunday's round-21 clash with Fremantle in Perth.

Jeff Kennett takes aim at Paul Little

Jeff Kennett

SAMANTHA LANE Jeff Kennett has pilloried Paul Little following the Essendon chairman’s call for the federal government to step in and provide a “circuit breaker” to resolve the Bombers’ doping probe.

Jack Gunston could make shock return for Hawthorn

Jack Gunston: rapid return.

MATT MURNANE Jack Gunston’s quicker-than-expected recovery could help ladder-leading Hawthorn partially offset the loss of Jarryd Roughead for Sunday’s top-two shaping showdown against Fremantle.

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 vs HAW 19:50MCG
Sat, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR vs ESS 13:45MCG
FRE vs PTA 15:10PS
SYD vs RIC 16:40ANZ
NTH vs MEL 19:40ES
GEE vs BRI 19:40SS
Sun, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
GCF vs WCE 13:10MS
ADE vs STK 15:20Adelaide Oval
WBU vs GWS 16:40ES
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AFL Home and Away
Overall standings
Team P W L D % Pts
Sydney Swans 21 17 4 0 145.14 68
Hawthorn 21 16 5 0 138.28 64
Geelong Cats 21 16 5 0 110.79 64
Fremantle 21 15 6 0 131.87 60
Port Adelaide 21 14 7 0 132.42 56
North Melbourne 21 13 8 0 116.18 52
Essendon 21 12 9 0 106.69 48
Richmond 21 11 10 0 105.82 44
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