AFL Sunday: Round 2 thread

AFL Round 2 action ends with a triple header on Sunday afternoon, as North Melbourne host West Coast, Richmond take on GWS and St Kilda head west to take on Fremantle.

The Eagles have been decimated by COVID, with a staggering 13 changes made to their roster to face the Roos. The North are now firm favourites, with several additional players needed for the visitors to field a team. After a home loss to Gold Coast, things could get very ugly for Adam Simpson’s men.

All eyes will then be on the MCG, with a Dustin Martin-less Richmond looking to show they remain a force to be reckoned with against the Giants.

The last time these two teams played at the ‘G’ was the Tigers’ landslide victory in the 2019 Grand Finals, a date the Giants will remember all too well. Even without Toby Greene, they would love the chance for revenge.

Completing the round, the Dockers will be aiming to start the season with two straight wins over the Saints in their first home game of the season.

Freo emerged from prison to the death to beat Adelaide by a single point in the first round, defender Heath Chapman being the hero with life-saving spoils in the closing seconds. The Saints fell to Collingwood to put even more pressure on coach Brett Ratten, but he would have been heartened to see a dominant aerial performance from the great wonderkid Max King.

Game Information

Opening bounce: 1:10 p.m. EDT
Location: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
TV: Footy Fox
Direct: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go
Bet: Kangaroos $1.22, Eagles $4.30 (odds via PlayUp)

North of Melbourne

B: J. Ziebell (c), A. Corr, K. Turner

HB: L. McDonald, J. Walker, A. Hall

C: J. Polec, T. Thomas, H. Greenwood

HF: C. Taylor, N. Larkey, J. Mahony

F: J. Horne-Francis, T. Goldstein, C. Zurhaar

FOLL: T. Xerri, J. Simpkin, L. Davies-Uniacke

I/C: B. Scott, L. Young, C. Lazzaro, K. Hayden

EMG: A. Bonar, C. Coleman-Jones, T. Powell, P. Curtis

IN: Polec, Walker, Hayden, Lazzaro (R1 medi-sub).

OUT: McKay, Coleman-Jones, Stephenson, Powell.

Western coast

B: S. Hurn, C. Jamieson, L. Duggan

HB: J. Nelson, J. McGovern, A. Witherden

C: S. Petrevski-Seton, T. Kelly, P. Naish

HF: S. Giro, J. Williams, W. Rioli

F: L. Ryan, J. Darling, J. Petruccelle

FOLL: B. Williams, X. O’Neill, L. Shuey (c)

I/C: L. Foley, B. Ainsworth, A. Black, A. Dewar

EMG: L. Edwards, D. Mountford, C. Pearson, A. Schumacher

IN: Black, Witherden, Dewar, Ainsworth, Jamieson, Darling, J Williams, Duggan, Ryan, Shuey, Giro, Kelly.

OUT: Gaff, Hough, H Edwards, Dixon, Redden, Waterman, Jones, Kennedy, Rotham, Naitanui, Barrass, Langdon.

Game Information

Opening bounce: 3:20 p.m. EDT
Location: CWM
TV: Fox Footy, Channel 7
Direct: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go
Bet: Tigers $2.60, Giants $1.52 (odds via PlayUp)


B: B. Miller, R. Tarrant, J. Gibcus

HB: J. Short, D. Rioli, N. Broad

C: K. McIntosh, T. Cotchin, M. Pickett

HF: S. Bolton, L. Baker, S. Edwards

F: T. Lynch, M. Parker, N. Balta

FOLL: I. Soldo, J. Ross, T. Dow

I/C: J. Castagna, T. Nankervis (c), J. Graham, H. Ralphsmith

EMG: J. Aarts, R. Mansell, W. Martyn, M. Rioli

IN: Miller, McIntosh, Parker, Dow, Ralphsmith (R1 medi-sub)

OUT: Prestia, Martin, Grimes, Riewoldt, Aarts


B: C. Idun, P. Davis, I. Cumming

HB: L. Whitfield, S. Taylor, H. Perryman

C: X. O’Halloran, C. Ward, L. Ash

HF: T. Taranto, H. Himmelberg, T. Green

F: I. Hill, J. Riccardi, D. Lloyd

FOLL: M. Flynn, S. Coniglio (c), J. Kelly (c)

I/C: T. Bruhn, N. Haynes, J. Hogan, J. Brander

EMG: B. Preuss, M. de Boer, J. Peatling, L. Keeffe

IN: Hogan, Haynes, Bruhn (R1 medi-sub)

OUT: Hopper, Keeffe, de Boer

Game Information

Opening bounce: 6:20 p.m. EDT
Location: Optus Stadium, Perth
TV: Footy Fox
Direct: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go
Bet: Dockers $1.90, Saints $1.94 (odds via PlayUp)


B: J. Hamling, A. Pearce, G. Logue

HB: H. Young, D. Tucker, J. Clark

C: M. Frederick, A. Brayshaw, B. Acres

HF: T. Colyer, S. Switkowski, L. Schultz

F: L. Meek, R. Lobb, B. Banfield

FOLL: S. Darcy, C. Serong, M. Walters

I/C: J. Aish, L. Ryan, W. Brodie, H. Chapman

EMG: L. Henry, N. O’Driscoll, B. Walker, J. Treacy

IN: Aish, Hamling, Darcy, Colyer (R1 medi-sub)

OUT: Cox, Mundy, Treacy, Henry

st kilda

B: D. Joyce, J. Battle, C. Wilkie

HB: J. Webster, D. McKenzie, J. Sinclair

C: N. Wanganeen-Milera, B. Crouch, B. Hill

HF: J.Gresham, T.Membery, B.Paton

F: D. Butler, M. King, J. Hayes

FOLL: R. Marshall, S. Ross, J. Steele (c)

I/C: R. Byrnes, J. Higgins, J. Lienert, M. Wood

EMG: B. Long, T. Highmore, T. Campbell, C. Sharman

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