Defending premier Geelong meets Essendon, whereas Adelaide hosts GWS.
Earlier, Carlton halted Port Adelaide’s 13-match profitable streak in outstanding style, Collingwood claimed a snug win over Fremantle, and Gold Coast shocked St Kilda.
Observe the dwell scores, stats and outcomes under.
Cats vs Bombers
Crows vs Giants
Blues finish Energy’s profitable run
Carlton loved its greatest win of the season, stopping lifeless Port Adelaide’s club-record profitable streak with a 50-point belting at Docklands.
Jesse Motlop was an unlikely hero with 4 first-half objectives and Charlie Curnow was excellent, because the Blues led from the beginning for a convincing 18.14 (122) to 10.12 (72) win.
It’s the Blues’ fourth-straight win to proceed the resurgence that has put them again in finals competition, whereas the second-placed Energy finish their profitable run at 13 matches.
The Blues received simply regardless of key ahead Harry McKay leaving the match within the first quarter with a knee damage.
Solely minutes earlier than the opening bounce of the twilight encounter, Matthew Owies additionally dropped out of the Carlton facet and Motlop took his place.
The small ahead grabbed his alternative with relish and thrilled the house crowd because the Blues took management.
Jack Silvagni additionally starred with 4 objectives for the Blues, whereas Curnow was a shining mild with a match-high 11 marks and three objectives regardless of a powerful efficiency from Energy key defender Aliir Aliir.
The Energy have been weak, given their seven omissions featured the likes of Jason Horne-Francis and Charlie Dixon.
However it’s nonetheless a serious scalp for the Blues and their hunch — once they went 1-8 from rounds 5 to 13 — is now only a dangerous reminiscence.
The Blues additionally kicked their second-highest rating this season.
There was quite a bit to love concerning the Blues, who confirmed no apparent weaknesses and can most likely finish spherical 18 in ninth spot.
Regardless of continued robust type from Dan Houston and Connor Rozee, the Energy by no means regarded like pegging again Carlton’s sizzling begin to the match.
Whereas many of the key crew statistics have been even, Carlton dominated all through.
Houston was prolific off half-back, racking up a match-high 41 possessions.
Silvagni kicked the primary two objectives of the match and Carlton had the primary six scoring pictures to place the early strain on the Energy.
A wasteful 3.6 for the opening time period saved the match tighter than it ought to have been, earlier than the Blues took management for good with six objectives to 2 within the second quarter for a 31-point lead on the foremost break.
Magpies breeze previous Dockers
Jamie Elliott continued his sizzling type in assault with 4 objectives because the Collingwood juggernaut rolled on in a snug 46-point win over Fremantle.
The Magpies’ scintillating model was on full present throughout a 10-goal second quarter, which laid the platform for the 18.5 (113) to 10.7 (67) triumph on the MCG.
The consequence saved Collingwood (15-2 win-loss document) on high of the ladder and has all however ended Fremantle’s (7-10) faint finals hopes.
Including to the Dockers’ woes, they misplaced ruckman Sean Darcy (ankle) and younger defender Brandon Walker (knee) to accidents through the third quarter.
Taylor Adams (23 disposals, seven clearances, two objectives) and Darcy Moore (19 disposals, 11 intercepts) have been Collingwood’s most influential gamers when the match was up for grabs early, however the premiership favourites had a raft of contributors.
Brownlow Medal fancy Nick Daicos (36 disposals, seven clearances, one objective) was busy, whereas Jordan De Goey celebrated his one hundred and fiftieth match in model with 26 touches.
Ash Johnson (three), Dan McStay and Adams (two every) joined Elliott as a number of objective kickers because the Magpies racked up a triple-figure rating for the seventh time this season.
Moore had 5 intercept marks within the first quarter alone.
The Magpies kicked eight consecutive objectives in lower than 23 minutes to interrupt the match broad open and piled on 10.1 to 2.1 for the second quarter, leaving the guests shell-shocked.
Such was the Magpies’ dominance, they have been in a position to relaxation veteran midfielder Scott Pendlebury by substituting him out for Tom Mitchell early within the third quarter.
Dockers star Darcy hobbled off through the third time period and play was held up for a number of minutes after Walker landed awkwardly in a marking contest.
The 20-year-old regarded in excessive ache earlier than being taken off the sphere on a stretcher.
Collingwood was commanding 47-point leaders at that stage and the break in play took much more sting out of the competition.
Suns stun toothless Saints
Gold Coast unfold the load in a powerful response to the mid-week sacking of Dew to beat St Kilda by 26 factors in Carrara.
Dew was axed throughout his sixth season in cost on Tuesday, with membership bosses describing a spot between expectation and actuality that they believed had widened.
The taking part in group responded with a pressure-filled, even efficiency to close down the Saints, who hung round however by no means really threatened after the hosts jumped to a 19-0 lead.
The 11.11 (77) to eight.3 (51) victory moved the Suns to an 8-9 win-loss for the season.
Regardless of horror losses to high two sides Collingwood and Port Adelaide prior to now fortnight, the Suns are nonetheless inside attain of a maiden finals look.
With six rounds to play they want simply two extra wins to equal final season’s career-best marketing campaign and probably enter the highest eight, though they may possible want three greater than that to consolidate a finals spot.
Jack Lukosius kicked 4 objectives, whereas Rory Atkins (32 disposals, two objectives) had his greatest match on the membership within the injured Lachie Weller’s absence and Sam Flanders (33 disposals, 5 clearances) continued his robust patch of type.
Bailey Humphrey, Ben Lengthy, Brandon Ellis, Wil Powell all made a distinction and ensured the work was not left to the core of Matt Rowell, Noah Anderson and fit-again Touk Miller.
The Saints fell to a 9-8 win-loss document as they cling to a spot within the high eight, though Cooper Sharman was a standout with three of his facet’s objectives.
St Kilda scored only one level within the first quarter and twice kicked set-shots out on the complete.
Brad Hill did his greatest to spark one thing on the street with some courageous, highly effective working.
However too typically their raids have been damaged down and the Suns have been hungrier when the ball was up for grabs.
Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera and Brad Crouch each had 28 disposals, whereas Jack Steele made eight tackles.