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Suns big guns misfire as Power limp over the line

Jay Shultz of the Power celebrates a goal with team mates.

Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade said his side was mentally and physically cooked after last week's 71-point loss to Collingwood. They didn't look exhausted as they opened brightly against Port Adelaide at Metricon; the simpler problem was that they couldn't finish off their work.

Live AFL: Saturday super blog

Port Adelaide's Jared Polec is  tackled by Jarryd Lyons of the Crows during Showdown 41.

There's plenty at stake as finals loom, with five of the top-eight sides in action across five big games. Don't miss a kick.

Port players nervous ahead of review

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says his players were "mentally bruised" by their loss to the Demons.

Port Adelaide forward Aaron Young admits there are nerves at Alberton as the club prepare to review their AFL list after another disappointing year.

Same-old, same-old for Brisbane

Hard man: Lions veteran defender Daniel Merrett crashes into Port youngster Jarman Impey.

For a number of games in season 2016, the Brisbane Lions home matches have followed a set pattern. The Lions have roared out of the blocks, kicking the first two or three goals, before being buried in an avalanche in the second quarter.

Scott confident Roos can still 'right the ship'

Brad Scott confident his side has what it takes.

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says he still has confidence the Roos can "right the ship" but admits his team's self-belief is likely to have been affected by their dramatic fall from grace.

Live AFL: Saturday night footy

Jesse White hits the pack.

Saturday promises to be a bumper day of AFL action. We now turn our attention to the night time double header that pits Adelaide against Collingwood and the Bulldogs against Gold Coast.

Wasteful Roos slump continues

Kangaroos v Port Adelaide

North departed Etihad Stadium in eighth spot, having lost five straight games, defeated convincingly by the team in ninth, and looking the most likely of the top eight sides to miss the finals.