Adelaide have recorded a 135-point thrashing of Greater Western Sydney at Skoda Stadium on Sunday, with Tom Lynch bagging 10 goals.
Fremantle's ruck department has taken another devastating blow after scans confirmed on Sunday that Jon Griffin tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season.
Embattled Melbourne are set to lose more than $1million this year, interim chief executive Peter Jackson revealed in a blunt assessment of the Demons on Sunday.
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has praised his depleted side for overcoming Collingwood by 27 points at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night but conceded there was a 'tipping point' to their injury woes.
Sydney coach John Longmire knows his side needs to improve immensely if they are to mix it with the competition heavyweights and stay in contention for back-to-back premierships.
They have won six matches on the trot and have successfully negotiated their most difficult part of the draw, but Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson knows there is a long way to go before his side achieves what it set out to do this season.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has slammed his side for not playing four quarters in Saturday night's 27-point loss to Fremantle at Patersons Stadium.
It promises to be the most thrilling thing to hit the west since late night shopping as North Melbourne excitement machine Majak Daw, fresh from a six-goal haul against the Bulldogs, lines up against West Coast's Nic Naitanui next Friday night.
Hawthorn displayed their premiership credentials with an ultra impressive 37-point victory over the Sydney Swans in a rematch of last year's grand final at the MCG on Saturday night.
Fremantle have withstood a second-half Collingwood charge to claim an important 27-point victory at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.
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