Fin Macrae, Jarryd Lyons and Dom Sheed. 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: Central District v Adelaide at X Convenience Oval, Saturday April 13, 2.30pm ACST

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

Exciting draftee Daniel Curtin was among the Crows' best in their loss to Central District on Saturday, gathering 20 disposals as he moves closer to an AFL debut.

Dumped midfielder Lachie Sholl was busy with 21 disposals and one goal, with Luke Pedlar having 18 touches as he also looks for a senior recall.


Zac Taylor finished with 16 disposals as he searches for a debut, ruckman Kieran Strachan had 27 hitouts and 13 disposals, while big man Elliott Himmelberg also helped out in the ruck and had 12 disposals.

First-round draftee Charlie Edwards had 11 touches, with fellow 2023 inductee Oscar Ryan finishing with nine.


James Borlase (11 disposals, six marks) and Hugh Bond (seven disposals) were the only other senior Crows involved.

State league affiliate: Brisbane (VFL)
This weekend: North Melbourne v Brisbane at Arden Street Oval, Sunday April 14, 1.05pm AEST

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

Veteran Jarryd Lyons did all he could except kick truly in his efforts to get Brisbane over the line in its one-point loss to North Melbourne on Sunday.

The 31-year-old racked up 37 disposals and 10 clearances, but was off-line in front of goal with 0.3.


Ruckman Henry Smith was also wayward with his finishing, kicking 1.4 from 22 disposals, eight marks and 17 hitouts.

Former Hawk Brandon Ryan was the Lions' most productive forward with three goals.

Deven Robertson kicked one goal from 33 touches and seven clearances, James Tunstill slotted one from 28 disposals and a team-high seven tackles, and Harry Sharp got one from 23 touches and 10 marks.

Darragh Joyce was strong in the air with 12 marks and 18 disposals, Darcy Fort had 28 hitouts and six clearances to go with 15 touches, Jaxon Prior was busy with 21 disposals, Shadeau Brain had 17 and Reece Torrent 15.

Other Lions in action included Kalin Lane (one goal), Logan Morris (10 disposals), James Madden (13 disposals), Luke Lloyd (seven touches) and category B rookie Bruce Reville (10 disposals).

State league affiliate: Carlton (VFL)
This weekend: Carlton v Collingwood at Ikon Park, Sunday April 14, 2.05pm AEST

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

Lachlan Cowan and Jaxon Binns could push for senior spots after performing well in Carlton's one-point loss to Collingwood on Sunday.

With Adam Saad and Mitch McGovern suffering hamstring injuries in the AFL on Saturday, spots are set to be available in the Blues' senior side.

Cowan had 22 disposals in the VFL on Sunday, while Binns gathered 22 and kicked a goal.

Lewis Young had 18 disposals and nine marks and Hudson O'Keeffe had a big game in the middle with 16 disposals, 33 hitouts and 10 clearances.

Ashton Moir applied plenty of pressure with seven disposals and six tackles, but only kicked 0.1.

State league affiliate: Collingwood (VFL)
This weekend: Carlton v Collingwood at Ikon Park, Sunday April 14, 2.05pm AEST

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

Fin Macrae did his chances of a senior recall no harm with a strong performance in Collingwood's one-point win over Carlton on Sunday.

Macrae had a game-high 29 disposals to go with 10 tackles and six clearances.


Aiden Begg played a big role, finishing the game with 12 disposals, 11 hitouts, 10 tackles and seven clearances.

Ed Allan (23 disposals), Jack Bytel (21), Oleg Markov (19) and Lachie Sullivan (19) were also important.

Tew Jiath had 16 disposals and Josh Carmichael kicked three goals from his nine touches.

Forward Ash Johnson was unable to make the most of his chances, kicking 0.3 from nine disposals, while Joe Richards kicked one goal from nine touches.

State league affiliate: Essendon (VFL)
This weekend: Footscray v Essendon at Marvel Stadium, Friday April 12, 4.05pm AEST

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

Young key defender Lewis Hayes was solid in Essendon's 34-point loss to Footscray on Friday, taking 10 marks and finishing with 22 disposals.

At the other end of the ground the Bombers' top pick in the 2023 Draft, Nate Caddy, kicked one goal and missed a couple of other opportunities in his 13 touches, while Elijah Tsatas had 14 disposals and four clearances.

Veteran Dylan Shiel was strong with 18 disposals and six clearances in his first game back from injury.


Former Demon Sam Weideman could only manage one behind from nine disposals, while 19-year-old defender Archie Roberts also kicked a behind from 14 disposals.

Luamon Lual had 14 touches, Jayden Davey five and Tex Wanganeen four, with rookie ruckman Vigo Visentini picking up eight hitouts and five disposals.

State league affiliate: Peel Thunder (WAFL)
This weekend: Peel Thunder v East Perth at Lane Group Stadium, Saturday April 13, 1.40pm AWST

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

Will Brodie was as busy as any senior Docker in Peel's win over East Perth on Saturday, gathering 23 disposals.

Rookie Ethan Stanley was the next most active with 20 touches, while Heath Chapman had the ball 16 times, helped with eight marks.


Key defender Hugh Davies took seven grabs among 15 disposals with fellow big man Ollie Murphy having 12 touches.

Ruckman Max Knobel dominated at the ball ups with 43 hitouts, Sam Sturt kicked one goal from his 10 touches, and Nathan O'Driscoll (nine disposals) rounded out the senior Dockers involved.

State league affiliate: Geelong (VFL)
This weekend: Northern Bullants v Geelong at Genis Steel Oval, Sunday April 14, 2.05pm AEST

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

Shaun Mannagh and Mitch Hardie impressed in Geelong's 53-point win over the Northern Bullants on Sunday.

Mannagh had 13 disposals and kicked 3.2, while Hardie had 27 touches, six clearances and booted two goals in the strong win.


Mitch Knevitt was also busy with 23 disposals and a goal and Lawson Humphries played well with 25 touches and a major.

Irishman Oisin Mullin (21 disposals) was in good form while young ruckman Toby Conway dominated with 17 disposals, 37 hitouts and five clearances.

Young midfielder George Stevens (16 disposals and six tackles), Ted Clohesy (17) and Emerson Jeka (23) were also prominent.

On his return from injury, Gary Rohan had five disposals.

State league affiliate: Gold Coast (VFL)
This weekend: Gold Coast v Box Hill at People First Stadium, Saturday April 13, 2.30pm AEST

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

After failing to lock in a senior spot as a defender, Ben Long may get a chance at the other end of the ground after kicking five goals in Gold Coast's 43-point win over Box Hill.


The former Saint has been in and out of the senior side since crossing to the Suns, something teammate Brandon Ellis hasn't experienced until this season, and the dual premiership Tiger will be hoping his state league stay is short after racking up 25 disposals on Saturday.

Another cross-club player, former Crow Rory Atkins, was Gold Coast's biggest ballwinner, finishing with 37 disposals and a huge 20 marks, while ex-Blue Levi Casboult kicked three goals.

Ned Moyle did well in his one senior appearance so far this season and showed he's ready for a recall with 19 disposals, 43 hitouts, seven clearances and one goal, while rookie James Tsitas got plenty of ball, finishing with 27 touches and 11 marks.


Connor Budarick was busy with 19 disposals, nine marks and a team-high eight tackles, Alex Sexton had 23 touches and eight marks, Darcy Macpherson racked up 21 disposals and eight marks, and Joel Jeffrey ended the game with 25 touches and one goal.

Other senior Suns in action included Sean Lemmens (19 disposals), Caleb Graham (15 disposals, 11 marks), Hewago Oea (19 disposals), Jake Rogers (20 disposals, five clearances), Alex Davies (16 disposals) and Sam Day (10 disposals, one goal).

Rookies Jack Mahony (18 touches) and Will Rowlands (10 disposals, one goal) also did their bit in the big win.

State league affiliate: GWS Giants (VFL)
This weekend: Greater Western Sydney v Sandringham at Manuka Oval, Saturday April 13, 10.05am AEST

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

Veteran Callan Ward looks ready to come straight back into the Giants' senior side after making an impressive return from injury on Saturday.

Ward, who hasn't played since injuring his shoulder against Collingwood in Opening Round, picked up 33 disposals to go with 12 clearances in the club's 46-point win over Sandringham at Manuka Oval.


Despite expectations he would be sidelined for up to eight weeks, Ward has returned to action in just a month and will be a welcome boost to the senior side when he is recalled.

Josh Fahey (29) and Harry Rowston (28 and five clearances) also had plenty of the footy for the Giants as they chase more opportunities at senior level.

Darcy Jones was among the Giants' best, with the 2022 draftee closing in on an AFL debut after kicking two goals to go with 22 touches.


Phoenix Gothard also kicked two goals for the Giants, while Max Gruzewski had a game-high four majors from 13 disposals.

State league affiliate: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
This weekend: Gold Coast v Box Hill at People First Stadium, Saturday April 13, 2.30pm AEST

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

Veteran Jack Gunston was busy in Box Hill's loss to Gold Coast on Saturday, kicking two goals from 17 disposals and nine marks.


Small forward Jack O'Sullivan also kicked two goals from 14 touches, and category B rookie Josh Bennetts kicked one from 22 disposals.

Harry Morrison kept himself in the frame for a senior recall with 21 disposals, seven tackles and five clearances, while former Cat Cooper Stephens also had 21 touches.

Jai Serong (15 disposals), Bodie Ryan (14) and Calsher Dear (11) all got involved, as did Ned Reeves with 18 hitouts. 

Rookie Clay Tucker (eight touches, eight hitouts) and Bailey Macdonald (five disposals) were the only other senior-listed Hawks on the ground.

State league affiliate: Casey Demons (VFL)
This weekend: Port Melbourne v Casey at Kinetic Stadium, Saturday April 13, 2.05pm AEST

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

After Melbourne's tall forwards went quiet on Thursday night, Josh Schache picked a good time to shine for Casey in the Demons' 15-point win over Port Melbourne on Saturday.


The former Lion and Bulldog kicked three goals from seven marks and 15 disposals, while rookie medium forward Oliver Sestan also kicked three from his 20 touches, and fellow rookie Kynan Brown slotted three from 15 disposals and laid eight tackles.

Tom Fullarton was a little wayward but will also be in the conversation for a Demons debut after finishing with 2.4 from 21 disposals.

Bailey Laurie was the busiest for the winners with 24 disposals, 11 clearances and a massive 17 tackles, while rookie ruckman Will Verrall had 21 touches, 31 hitouts and six clearances.


Former Bulldog Lachie Hunter got plenty of it with 22 disposals, Daniel Turner kicked one goal from 14 touches and nine marks, Adam Tomlinson had 16 disposals, as did Andy Moniz-Wakefield.

Tall defender Jed Adams ended the game with nine disposals, while young key forward Matthew Jefferson had just four.

State league affiliate: North Melbourne (VFL)
This weekend: North Melbourne v Brisbane at Arden Street Oval, Sunday April 14, 1.05pm AEST

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

Curtis Taylor was among North's best in a tight one-point win over Brisbane on Sunday, gathering 17 disposals, seven marks and two goals.

Jaidyn Stephenson (15 disposals) also kicked two goals.

Will Phillips used his strength around the packs, laying a game-high 12 tackles to go with 21 disposals, 2023 first round draft selection Riley Hardeman racked up 18 disposals, and 2022 draftee Brayden George had 20 touches.

Rookie ruckman Hamish Free palmed off 19 hitouts and was supported at the bounces by 18-year-old Taylor Goad.

Other Roos in action included mature-age recruit Toby Pink (10 disposals), Finnbar Maley (10), Jackson Archer (six), Wil Dawson (10) and Robert Hansen jnr (five).

State league affiliate: Port Adelaide Magpies (SANFL)
This weekend: West Adelaide v Port Adelaide at Waikerie, Sunday April 14, 2.10pm ACST

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

Port Adelaide was pipped at the post late by West Adelaide, going down by four points on Sunday afternoon.

The Power led by as much as 17 points midway through the final term but couldn't hold on against the fast-finishing Bloods, who kicked the final three goals of the game to run out winners.

Defender Trent McKenzie led the disposal count with 24 touches to go with his six marks, while midfielder Will Lorenz was also prominent with 19 disposals and seven tackles.

Jordon Sweet was in control around the ground finishing with 37 hitouts, an equal team-high two goals and 19 disposals, while fellow ruckman Dante Visentini offered a helping hand with 14 hitouts and five tackles.

Quinton Narkle (20 disposals, five marks) and Francis Evans (22, seven tackles) also kicked two majors for the Power, while Josh Sinn (22 touches, nine marks), Tom Clurey (18, seven marks), Thomas Scully (10, five) and Lachlan Charleson (12 touches) all chimed in with one goal.

Defenders Dylan Williams (11 touches) and Kyle Marshall (nine) and forward Tom Anastasopoulos (six) had quieter days.

State league affiliate: Richmond (VFL)
This weekend: Werribee v Richmond at Avalon Airport Oval, Saturday April 13, 2.05pm AEST

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

It was a good day for the big men on Saturday as Samson Ryan and Sam Naismith starred for the Tigers in their 21-point loss to Werribee.

Ryan kicked four goals to put up his hand to fill the forward gap in Richmond's senior side, also finishing with 13 disposals seven marks and finding time on the ball for 17 hitouts.


Naismith had 38 hitouts and a whopping 11 clearances along with five tackles and 14 disposals.

Sam Banks slotted a goal from 16 disposals, while Judson Clarke also kicked one before limping from the ground.


Out-of-favour forward Noah Cumberland had his chances but finished with 0.3 from 14 disposals.

Kaleb Smith (16 disposals) and Matthew Coulthard (six disposals) were the only other senior-listed players from Richmond's injury-hit list.

State league affiliate: Sandringham (VFL)
This weekend: Greater Western Sydney v Sandringham at Manuka Oval, Saturday April 13, 10.05am AEST

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

Arie Schoenmaker has continued his push for an AFL debut, with the 2023 draftee picking up 31 touches as well as a goal in Sandringham's 46-point loss to the Giants on Saturday.

Schoenmaker, a raking left-foot kick from Tasmania, led the way for the Zebras while Zak Jones responded to being dropped from the seniors with 29 disposals, five tackles and six clearances.


Defender Dougal Howard had 18 disposals and nine marks as he looks to return to the senior side after a hamstring injury, while injury-plagued forward Jack Hayes kicked 1.2 from 14 touches along with six marks.

Lance Collard kicked two goals from just four touches, while Olli Hotton (17 disposals and a goal) also hit the scoreboard.


State league affiliate: Sydney (VFL)
This weekend: No match

State league affiliate: West Coast (WAFL)
This weekend: West Coast v East Fremantle at Mineral Resources Park, Sunday April 14, 10am AWST

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

On his comeback from injury, Dom Sheed was strong in the Eagles' four-point win over East Fremantle on Sunday, getting through the full match after playing managed minutes in the WAFL last week.

Sheed gathered a team-high 25 disposals and took seven marks in a performance that will see him in contention for a senior recall next week, with fellow veteran Andrew Gaff also getting plenty of the ball and finishing with 21 touches.

Rookie Zane Trew impressed with 24 disposals, six tackles and one goal, and 18-year-old forward Harvey Johnston kicked two goals from 13 touches.

Others to hit the scoreboard included Clay Hall (one goal, 15 disposals), Tyrell Dewar (one goal, 12 disposals) and Jai Culley (one goal, 11 disposals).

Liam Ryan barely troubled the scorers kicking just one behind, but got plenty of the ball with 19 disposals.

Jamaine Jones was busy with 24 touches and six tackles, while rookie Jordyn Baker was quiet gathering just eight disposals.

Young ruck duo Harry Barnett (10 touches, 24 hitouts) and Coen Livingstone (12 and nine) did well to give their experienced midfielders first use of the ball.

State league affiliate: Footscray (VFL)
This weekend: Footscray v Essendon at Marvel Stadium, Friday April 12, 4.05pm AEST

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

Caleb Daniel and James Harmes did their chances of recalls no harm with good performances in Footscray's 34-point win over Essendon.

Daniel had 26 disposals in Footscray's win at Marvel Stadium, while Harmes was busy with 34 touches, six clearances and a goal.


Riley Garcia continues to push for a first game in 2024, gathering 35 disposals, five clearances and kicking a major.

Caleb Poulter (22 disposals) was busy, while Lachlan McNeil (17 disposals) had his chances but kicked 1.4.


Small forward Arthur Jones kicked three goals from his eight disposals and Charlie Clarke (12 disposals and a goal) was also solid.

Defenders Jedd Busslinger (21 disposals), Luke Cleary (18) and Alex Keath (18) were also in action.