Footscray Bulldogs midfielder Trent Bianco joins State of Play following his side's unbeaten start to the Smithy's VFL season.

It was a big weekend across the Smithy's VFL and rebel VFLW, as Gemma Bastiani and Joe Pignataro bring you all the biggest talking points across both competitions.

The Bulldogs maintained their perfect record in the Smithy's VFL with a home win over Box Hill Hawks in the top-of-the-table clash while Sydney and GWS played their final game as part of their invitational stint in the rebel VFLW, with the Swans falling to Collingwood in a dramatic finish at Tramway Oval.

This week's special guest Trent Bianco opens up on his reason for joining the Bulldogs after his time on Collingwood's AFL list came to an end last season. Bianco also discusses his time with the Pies, the experience of representing the VFL in the State Game against the SANFL in April and what he is doing outside of football this year.

This week's episode of State of Play includes:

0:45: Collingwood upset the Swans in their final game of VFLW action

1:45: Why Sansonetti is Gemma's choice as weekend star

2:15: The AFL debut of Lachie Sullivan at Collingwood has got Joey beaming with pride

5:20: Brisbane Lions forward Logan Morris also made his AFL debut on Sunday night, albeit in unique circumstance after running 13km in the Lions' VFL loss earlier that day

7:00: Other strong weekend performers 

9:30: INTERVIEW: Footscray Bulldogs star and former Collingwood midfielder Trent Bianco

21:00: The games you don't want to miss this weekend


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