Lance Collard, Taylor Adams and Nate Caddy. Pictures: AFL Photos

STATE Leagues around the country are underway, and we'll bring you a wrap of all the action.

Check out how your team fared in the VFL, SANFL and WAFL this weekend.

State league affiliate: Adelaide (SANFL)
This weekend: South Adelaide v Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium, Friday March 29, 2.10pm ACDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Adelaide's clash

Yet-to-debut Crow Billy Dowling led the way in Adelaide's come-from-behind five-point win over South Adelaide on Good Friday.

Dowling led all comers for disposals with 32, had a game-high seven clearances and to cap off a big day, kicked the match-winning goal in the closing minutes.

Luke Nankervis got plenty of the ball with 25 disposals and 10 marks, Oscar Ryan (22 disposals) and Patrick Parnell (20 - all kicks) were also busy.


Lachie Gollant was the leading goal kicker of the senior-listed Crows, finishing with 2.3, Charlie Edwards (17 disposals) and Hugh Bond (19) kicking one apiece.

Exciting draftee Daniel Curtin was strong in the air with 10 marks alongside 18 touches, while 2020 first round selection Brayden Cook had 15 disposals.

Ruckman Kieran Strachan was strong at the stoppages, winning 28 hitouts and five clearances in his 14 disposals.

Rookie Will Hamill finished with 10 touches.

State league affiliate: Brisbane (VFL)
This weekend: Brisbane v Collingwood at Brighton Homes Arena, Friday March 29, 11.05am AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Brisbane's clash

After kicking a goal as substitute for Brisbane's AFL side on Thursday night, Kai Lohmann backed up with four majors for the reserves on Friday, playing a major part in the Lions' nailbiting two-point win at VFL level.

Lohmann just had the one possession in the seniors but saw plenty more action the next day, finishing with 16 touches, six marks and a team-high eight tackles.


Veteran Jarryd Lyons reacted to being dumped with a game-high 33 disposals and eight clearances, with James Tunstill pipping him in that category with nine amongst 25 touches.

After kicking four goals last week, Logan Morris slotted another three and is already looking like a great find for Brisbane after the club selected the strong marking forward with pick 31 in last year's draft.

Harry Sharp (18 disposals, nine marks), James Madden (20 and seven) and Jaxon Prior (20 and eight) were busy, while category B rookie Bruce Reville also got amongst it with 18 touches and six clearances.


With both Oscar McInerney and Darcy Fort playing in the seniors, Henry Smith is down the rucking pecking order, but nonetheless made a statement of sorts with 15 disposals, 33 hitouts and seven clearances.

Shadeau Brain was close to promotion and kept his name in the mix with 15 disposals, Darragh Joyce also had 15 along with eight marks, Reece Torrent had 13 touches and a goal, Darcy Gardiner had 13 disposals, while ruckman Kalin Lane had six disposals and 13 hitouts.

State league affiliate: Carlton (VFL)
This weekend: North Melbourne v Carlton at Arden Street Oval, Friday March 29, 12.30pm AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Carlton's clash

After losing the number one ruck mantle to Tom De Koning, Marc Pittonet staked his claim for a recall with a powerful 25-disposal, 11-clearance and one-goal game in Carlton's loss to North Melbourne on Friday.

Plenty of other Blues also performed as they try to find a way back into the strong senior lineup.

Brodie Kemp kicked a goal to go with his 19 disposals and eight marks, Alex Cincotta had 22 touches and six clearances, while the yet-to-debut Jaxon Binns continued his habit of racking up possessions with 22.


Lachie Cowan had the ball 23 times, key defender Lewis Young finished with 16 disposals, and draftee Billy Wilson found the ball 18 times.

Other Blues in action included Harry Lemmey (11 disposals, six marks), Ashton Moir (12 disposals, one goal), Hudson O'Keefe (seven disposals, nine hitouts), Rob Monahan (one goal) and Domanic Akuei (seven disposals).

State league affiliate: Collingwood (VFL)
This weekend: Brisbane v Collingwood at Brighton Homes Arena, Friday March 29, 11.05am AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Collingwood's clash

Joe Richards impressed in the VFL at times last year but the 2022 mature-age recruit couldn't crack it for a senior debut, however, he may be a step closer after a big performance in Collingwood's two-point loss to Brisbane on Friday.

The 24-year-old kicked six goals, including four in the final term as the Pies fell short.


Harvey Harrison kicked one goal from 21 disposals and a team-high eight tackles, while former Saint Jack Bytel had 23 touches.

Charlie Dean (19 disposals), Jakob Ryan (19), Tew Jiath (15) and Ed Allan (14, one goal, five clearances) all did their bit, and Aiden Begg was strong in the ruck with 29 hitouts and four clearances.

Josh Carmichael kicked one goal but Ash Johnson couldn’t find the big sticks on a quiet day, and Oleg Markov also missed most of the action, finishing with 10 disposals.


State league affiliate: Essendon (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Essendon at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Sunday March 31, 2.05pm AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Essendon's clash

No.10 draft pick Nate Caddy was hurt during Essendon's 38-point loss to Sandringham on Sunday.

Caddy lost a tooth after an "accidental collision" and missed most of the contest.

Dropped from the senior side, Elijah Tsatas was busy with 24 disposals, five clearances and five tackles.

Archie Roberts was a strong contributor again with 22 touches and eight marks.

Lewis Hayes (24 disposals and seven marks) was solid, while Nick Bryan dominated in the ruck with 11 disposals, 40 hitouts, four clearances and a goal.

Sam Weideman booted two goals and Jayden Davey kicked one from his eight disposals while also laying four tackles.

State league affiliate: Peel Thunder (WAFL)
This weekend: Peel Thunder v East Fremantle at Lane Group Stadium, Saturday March 30, 1.40pm AWST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Peel Thunder's clash

Neil Erasmus was everywhere for Peel on Saturday as he racked up 36 possessions in the Thunder's 19-point win against an undermanned East Fremantle.


Forgotten midfielder Will Brodie got his share of the ball but slowed as the game progressed, finishing with 19 touches in the Grand Final replay. 

Mature-age rookie ruckman Liam Reidy dominated at the bounces and boundary throw-ins, ending the day with 47 hitouts and 14 disposals.

Jack Delean kicked two goals from nine touches, and Cooper Simpson slotted one from 15.

Other senior Dockers in action included Conrad Williams (nine disposals), Hugh Davies (nine) and Ollie Murphy (five).


State league affiliate: Geelong (VFL)
This weekend: Geelong v Box Hill at GMHBA Stadium, Saturday March 30, 11.05am AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Geelong's clash

Shannon Neale kicked three goals as Geelong suffered a 34-point loss to a fast-finishing Box Hill on Saturday.

Neale also had 13 disposals, six marks and four hitouts as GMHBA Stadium, where the Hawks kicked eight final-quarter goals.

Ted Clohesy was a strong contributor with 16 disposals, seven tackles, three clearances and a goal.

Pick No.11 in last year's draft, Connor O'Sullivan (13 disposals, seven marks and six tackles) had a decent outing.

Lawson Humphries had a team-high 23 disposals and Mitch Hardie had 22 touches and seven clearances.

Jed Bews (12 disposals and a goal) and Mitch Knevitt (16) played well.


State league affiliate: Gold Coast (VFL)
This weekend: No match

State league affiliate: GWS Giants (VFL)
This weekend: No match

State league affiliate: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
This weekend: Geelong v Box Hill at GMHBA Stadium, Saturday March 30, 11.05am AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Box Hill's clash

Finn Maginness has responded to his axing from the senior side with a strong performance in Box Hill's 34-point comeback win over Geelong.

Maginness gathered 27 disposals and 10 marks and had five clearances while kicking a goal in the Hawks' victory at GMHBA Stadium.

Sam Butler (four goals), Calsher Dear (three) and Jack O'Sullivan (three) were the major goalkickers as the Hawks booted eight last-quarter goals to overturn a 25-point deficit during the third term.


Also dropped from the senior team, Ned Reeves dominated in the ruck with 40 hitouts, seven clearances, 13 disposals and a goal.

Seamus Mitchell (22 disposals), Joshua Bennetts (19 and a goal) and Jai Serong (22) were also busy.

Veteran Jack Gunston kicked one goal from his 13 touches.

State league affiliate: Casey Demons (VFL)
This weekend: Casey v Footscray at Casey Fields, Saturday March 30, 2.05pm AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Casey's clash

Josh Schache made the most of his chances in Casey's Loss to Footscray on Saturday, kicking four goals from 11 disposals.


Key forward prospect Matthew Jefferson was a little wayward with his opportunities, kicking 2.3 from nine disposals and seven marks, while rookie ruckman Will Verrall also kicked two goals from 19 disposals.

Fellow rookies Oliver Sestan (one goal, 18 disposals, six tackles), and Andy Moniz-Wakefield (23 disposals) were busy.

First-round draftee Koltyn Tholstrup impressed again with 19 disposals and six tackles, while former Brisbane Lion Tom Fullarton had 18 touches.

Big defender Jed Adams finished with 11 disposals, and Kynan Brown - son of 146-game Demon Nathan - had 16 touches.

State league affiliate: North Melbourne (VFL)
This weekend: North Melbourne v Carlton at Arden Street Oval, Friday March 29, 12.30pm AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from North Melbourne's clash

After suffering a horrific broken leg that cut his promising 2023 season short Charlie Comben is back on the field and looked strong in North Melbourne's 16-point win over Carlton on Good Friday.

Comben took 13 marks and amassed 21 disposals in a performance that could see him back in the seniors sooner rather than later.

Rookie big man Finnbar Maley also took 13 marks and kicked 2.3 from his 21 touches, small forward Blake Drury (19 disposals) and Robert Hansen jnr also kicked two goals each, while Hugh Greenwood kicked one from 14 touches and five clearances.


Will Phillips was strong with 15 disposals and five tackles as he tries to make his way back into the senior side, and Brayden George also finished with 15 touches.

Former Tiger Bigoa Nyuon kept busy with 16 touches.

Other Roos in action included Will Dawson (11 disposals, eight marks), Jackson Archer (11, seven), Riley Hardeman (11 disposals).


State league affiliate: Port Adelaide Magpies (SANFL)
This weekend: Glenelg v Port Adelaide at Stratarama Stadium, Friday March 29, 4.40pm ACDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Port Adelaide's clash

Former Bulldog Jordon Sweet dominated the ruck in Port Adelaide's big loss to Glenelg on Friday, racking up 46 hitouts alongside 17 disposals, six clearances and one goal.

Mitch Georgiades put his name in the frame for a senior recall with three goals from 14 disposals and seven marks, with 18-year-old small forward Tom Anastasopoulos kicking two goals.


Josh Sinn got his share of the ball with 21 disposals, but the next best possession tally by a member of the Power's AFL list was Tom Clurey with 13.

Quinton Narkle (13 disposals) and Will Lorenz (12) each kicked a goal.

Key forward rookie selection Xavier Walsh finished with 11 disposals, as did Dylan Williams.

Other Power listed players in action included Lachlan Charleson (seven disposals, one goal), Tom Scully (seven disposals, two goals), Daniel Visentini (six disposals, 13 hitouts) and Kyle Marshall (five disposals).

State league affiliate: Richmond (VFL)
This weekend: Richmond v Sydney at Swinburne Centre, Sunday March 31, 12.05pm AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Richmond's clash

Kane McAuliffe's bid for an AFL debut continued with a strong performance in Richmond's 12-point win over Sydney on Sunday.

Pick No.40 in last year's draft, McAuliffe had 26 disposals and an equal game-high nine clearances.

Ruckman Sam Naismith was busy, finishing with 19 touches, 18 hitouts and two goals.

Samson Ryan was the Tigers' leading goalkicker with three majors to go with his 10 disposals and 17 hitouts.

Forward Jacob Koschitzke had 11 disposals and seven marks, but kicked 0.2.

Kaleb Smith (19 disposals), Steely Green (13 and a goal) and Matthew Coulthard (15) were also solid.

State league affiliate: Sandringham (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Essendon at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Sunday March 31, 2.05pm AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Sandringham's clash

Lance Collard impressed as Sandringham recorded a 38-point win over Essendon on Sunday.

Collard, who made his AFL debut as the sub in round two, kicked four goals from his 14 disposals at Trevor Barker Beach Oval.


Hugo Garcia continued his strong start to the VFL season, finishing with 22 disposals, nine tackles, seven clearances and a goal.

Veteran ruckman Tom Campbell (17 disposals, 24 hitouts and a goal) was busy.

Jack Hayes kicked two goals from his 12 disposals, while Max Heath booted a major from 11 touches.

Olli Hotton (17 disposals and a goal) and Arie Schoenmaker (16) were also solid.

State league affiliate: Sydney (VFL)
This weekend: Richmond v Sydney at Swinburne Centre, Sunday March 31, 12.05pm AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Sydney's clash

Taylor Adams took a step towards his Sydney AFL debut with a good performance in the Swans' 12-point loss to Richmond on Sunday.

After suffering a pre-season knee injury, Adams returned via the VFL and had 18 disposals, 11 tackles and three clearances in three quarters.


Jaiden Magor (28 disposals) was impressive and Caiden Cleary had 24 disposals, nine clearances and six tackles.

Ruckman Peter Ladhams fought hard to finish with 21 disposals, 10 hitouts and nine clearances, while father-son recruit Indhi Kirk had 16 touches and kicked a goal.

William Edwards (13 disposals), Aaron Francis (15) and William Green (six and a goal) also contributed.

Sam Reid played a half and had five disposals while kicking a behind.

State league affiliate: West Coast (WAFL)
This weekend: Swan Districts v West Coast at Steel Blue Oval, Saturday March 30, 2.30pm AWST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from West Coast's clash

Veteran midfielder Andrew Gaff was West Coast's busiest in the 64-point loss to Swan Districts on Saturday.

The 31-year-old had 29 disposals and nine tackles in a performance that should see him back in the senior mix for Gather Round.

Alex Witherden may also be in line for a recall after racking up 25 touches.

Rookie small forward Loch Rawlinson kicked three goals with Tyrell Dewar kicking two.


Zane Trew was busy with 18 disposals, while Clay Hall (18), Jordyn Baker (17) and Josh Rotham (16) also involved throughout the game.

Key defender Harry Edwards was strong in the air with seven marks, while 18-year-old key position prospect Coen Livingstone spent time in the ruck, finishing with 12 hitouts and nine disposals.

After playing in the seniors last week Harry Barnett returned to the WAFL and had half a dozen touches to go with 25 hitouts. 

State league affiliate: Footscray (VFL)
This weekend: Casey v Footscray at Casey Fields, Saturday March 30, 2.05pm AEDT

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Footscray's clash

Former Demon James Harmes was best on ground against his old teammates, racking up game-highs across the board with 33 disposals, eight marks and seven clearances.

Dropped big man Rory Lobb was close behind with five goals from 15 disposals and finding time for 20 hitouts in the ruck.


Riley Garcia's numbers were up there with Harmes', finishing with 32 disposals, seven clearances and one goal, while 2023 draftee Joel Freijah impressed with 23 touches.

Key defender Jedd Busslinger took seven marks and 21 disposals as he searches for an AFL debut.

Phoenix Spicer (12 disposals), Charlie Clarke (12) and Arthur Jones (seven) kicked two goals each in the win, with Dominic Bedendo slotting one.


Anthony Scott had 20 touches as he looks to reclaim his AFL spot, Lachie McNeil had 15, while talls James O'Donnell (15 disposals, seven marks) and Alex Keath (19 disposals) were strong.

Teenage ruckman Lachlan Smith won his fair share of hitouts with 23, with fellow 18-year-old Jordan Croft picking up nine touches.