AFL

Melbourne Demons

MVP: Ziebell and Vince escape with fines

Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos

Star North Melbourne midfielder Jack Ziebell is free to play against Adelaide after the AFL match review panel ruled he did not have a case to answer for his hit on Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell.

Jones v Jones: Family pride on the line

Little brother: Zak Jones takes on Collingwood at the SCG.

Ever since Zak Jones picked up a football, he hasn't been able to get the wood over his older brother Nathan. On Sunday, Zak has a great opportunity to get one back.

Roos defends Dees' Hibberd interest

Attracting interest: Michael Hibberd

Melbourne coach Paul Roos says he sympathises with Essendon counterpart John Worsfold, but insists the Demons have not broken any rules in approaching contracted Bomber Michael Hibberd.

Gawn ploy backfires on 'easy beat' Magpies

Influential: Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn.

Collingwood were solidly beaten for a second successive week by a team out of the top eight. They enter the bye week with just four wins and eight losses, a long injury list and a season virtually over.

The day Watts was monstered by Magpies

Magpie mauling: Jack Watts is crunched in that first tackle on his Melbourne debut in 2009.

Queen's Birthday, 2009; Nick Maxwell was part of the gang tackle that greeted Jack Watts a few seconds into his debut game, but remembers it differently to most.