Will Phillips, Tim Membrey and Matt Jefferson. 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: Sturt v Adelaide at Thomas Farms Oval, Saturday May 25, 2.30pm ACST

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

Zac Taylor put his hand up for an AFL debut with a strong performance in the Crows' 61-point loss to Sturt on Saturday.

Taylor, who was pick No.44 in the 2021 draft, had 23 disposals, nine clearances and eight tackles.

Ruckman Kieran Strachan dominated with 15 disposals, 47 hitouts and seven clearances.

Will Hamill (18 disposals), Ned McHenry (17) and Billy Dowling (16) also played well.

Charlie Edwards kicked a goal from his 15 disposals and Luke Pedlar had 12 touches.

Drafted last year like Edwards, Oscar Ryan (13 disposals) and Daniel Curtin (13) were solid contributors.


State league affiliate: Brisbane (VFL)
This weekend: Box Hill v Brisbane at Fenjiu Stadium, Saturday May 25, 1.05pm AEST

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

Veteran Jarryd Lyons has added goalkicking to his bow this season and picked up a bag of four majors in Brisbane's 68-point win over Box Hill on Saturday.

The 31-year-old also kicked three behinds from his 21-disposal and seven-tackle display.


James Tunstill kicked three goals from 23 touches and Henry Smith slotted two.

Deven Robertson showed his strength at the contest with 13 clearances among 31 disposals and a goal, while Jaxon Prior got plenty of ball, finishing with 27 touches and eight marks

Darcy Fort was strong in the ruck with 31 hitouts and a dozen disposals.

Darragh Joyce (14 disposals), James Madden (14), Luke Lloyd (11) and Kalin Lane (12, one goal) all got amongst it, while Reece Torrent finished with eight touches.

State league affiliate: Carlton (VFL)
This weekend: Carlton v Gold Coast at Ikon Park, Saturday May 25, 10.25am AEST

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

Jesse Motlop played his first game of the year in Carlton's 50-point loss to Gold Coast on Saturday.

Motlop has endured a frustrating injury run to begin 2024, but returned to action and finished with five disposals and a goal in the Blues' loss.

Jaxon Binns continues to push for a senior spot and had 25 touches at Ikon Park.

Drafted with pick No.34 in last year's draft, Billy Wilson played well to finish with 22 disposals.

Lewis Young (13 disposals), Domanic Akuei (10 and six marks), Alex Mirkov (nine and 22 hitouts) and Sam Durdin (eight) were also in action.


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

State league affiliate: Essendon (VFL)
This weekend: Richmond v Essendon at the MCG, Saturday May 25, 2.35pm AEST

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

Nick Bryan was dominant again as Essendon suffered a 61-point loss to Richmond on Saturday.

The ruckman stood tall in defeat with 23 disposals, 46 hitouts, 10 clearances and a goal at the MCG.


His fellow ruck, Vigo Visentini, had 11 disposals and 21 hitouts.

Archie Roberts gathered 19 disposals, Lewis Hayes had 11 and Zach Reid finished with 10 in the Bombers' heavy loss.

Jye Menzie was lively up forward and kicked two goals from his nine disposals.

State league affiliate: Peel Thunder (WAFL)
This weekend: Peel Thunder v South Fremantle at Lane Group Stadium, Saturday May 25, 2pm AWST

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

Patrick Voss put on a show in Peel's 44-point win over South Fremantle on Saturday.

The forward had 16 disposals, five marks, four tackles and kicked 5.2 in a dominant display.


Neil Erasmus is pushing for a senior spot and had a game-high 33 disposals and seven marks.

Fellow midfielder Will Brodie (24 disposals and nine tackles) was busy again and Karl Worner gathered 24 touches.

Liam Reidy dominated in the ruck with 34 hitouts to go with 13 disposals.

Hugh Davies (13 disposals) and Ethan Hughes (13) were solid while Sam Sturt kicked 1.3 from his 11 touches.

State league affiliate: Geelong (VFL)
This weekend: Geelong v Greater Western Sydney at GMHBA Stadium, Saturday May 25, 12.05pm AEST

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

Mitch Hardie continues to push for an AFL debut as he starred in Geelong's 61-point win over Greater Western Sydney on Saturday.

Hardie, selected in last year's AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft, had 36 disposals, eight clearances and kicked a goal.

Ted Clohesy was a strong performer with 25 disposals and two majors at GMHBA Stadium.

Shaun Mannagh and James Willis each kicked three goals while gathering 13 and 16 disposals respectively.


Young midfielder George Stevens impressed with 26 disposals, eight clearances and a goal, while Brandan Parfitt responded to his axing from the senior side with 24 touches.

Emerson Jeka (21 disposals), Oscar Murdoch (18), Mitch Knevitt (18) and Lawson Humphries (21) played well, while Connor O'Sullivan kicked a goal from his 16 disposals.

State league affiliate: Gold Coast (VFL)
This weekend: Carlton v Gold Coast at Ikon Park, Saturday May 25, 10.25am AEST

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

Rory Atkins had a huge performance in Gold Coast's 50-point win over Carlton on Saturday.

Atkins was typically busy, gathering a game-high 40 disposals on the back of 13 marks.

Brayden Fiorini (37 disposals, six clearances and a goal) and Brandon Ellis (28 disposals and two goals) also played well.


Midfielder Will Graham had a game-high seven clearances to go with his 25 disposals and seven tackles.

Ned Moyle (17 disposals, 36 hitouts and six clearances) dominated in the ruck, while James Tsitas (26 disposals) impressed.

Sam Day was the leading goalkicker on the ground, booting four majors, while Levi Casboult and Jy Farrar kicked three each.

Sean Lemmens (22 disposals), Darcy Macpherson (16 and a goal) and Ethan Read (19) also had an impact.

State league affiliate: GWS Giants (VFL)
This weekend: Geelong v Greater Western Sydney at GMHBA Stadium, Saturday May 25, 12.05pm AEST

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

Max Gruzewski did his chances of earning an AFL debut no harm with another good performance in Greater Western Sydney's 61-point loss to Geelong on Saturday.

Gruzewski kicked three of the Giants' seven goals as part of his eight disposals.


Wade Derksen was prolific with 29 disposals and 10 marks, while Harry Rowston had 25 touches and seven clearances.

Joe Fonti (24 disposals) played well, Lachie Keeffe had 15 disposals and 13 hitouts and Cooper Hamilton had 14 touches.

Phoenix Gothard kicked a goal from his 17 disposals, Nick Madden had 12 disposals and nine hitouts and Conor Stone slotted a major from his 12 touches.

State league affiliate: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
This weekend: Box Hill v Brisbane at Fenjiu Stadium, Saturday May 25, 1.05pm AEST

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

Still yet to play a senior game this season Chad Wingard kept his name in the frame with two goals in Box Hill's 68-point loss to Brisbane on Saturday afternoon.

The match was the two-time All-Australian's fourth at VFL level after a long injury layoff.

Young gun Josh Ward was arguably the Hawks' best with 22 disposals, and equal team-highs in tackles (six) and clearances (five).

Harry Morrison (21 disposals, 10 marks) and Henry Hustwaite (20 disposals) had plenty of the ball, with Finn Maginness (19) right alongside them.

Ned Reeves was busy in the ruck with 24 hitouts and nine touches, helped around the ground by Max Ramsden with 12 disposals.

2023 draftee Bodie Ryan finished with 17 disposals, Josh Bennetts had 16, Bailey MacDonald got the ball a dozen times and Denver Grainger-Barras had nine touches.


State league affiliate: Casey Demons (VFL)
This weekend: Casey Demons v Sandringham at Casey Fields, Sunday May 26, 2.05pm AEST

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

Young key forward Matthew Jefferson put his hand up to help solve Melbourne's forward issues, kicking five goals in Casey's loss to Sandringham on Sunday.

Jefferson kicked 5.3 and had eight marks for the Demons, while Ben Brown was also dangerous up forward, kicking 3.3 to go with nine marks.

Bailey Laurie also hit the scoreboard, kicking two goals from his 25 disposals and six marks, while Jack Billings had 24 disposals and five clearances having been dropped from the senior side.

Koltyn Tholstrup picked up 23 disposals, while veteran Mitch White led everyone on the ground with 38 touches and 10 clearances.

Andy Moniz-Wakefield also had a busy day with 34 disposals.

Kynan Brown was tough in the contest, laying a game high tackles to go with 16 possessions.

State league affiliate: North Melbourne (VFL)
This weekend: Werribee v North Melbourne at Avalon Airport Oval, Sunday May 26, 12pm AEST

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

It wasn't a great day for North Melbourne's VFL side but a handful of Kangaroos shone in the 69-point loss to Werribee on Sunday afternoon.

Will Phillips was as good as any with 25 disposals, nine tackles and six clearances as he tries to get back into the AFL side after a patchy year.

Charlie Lazzaro is another looking to return to the highest level and did his chances no harm with 18 touches, 10 tackles and half a dozen clearances, while Riley Hardeman also impressed with 22 disposals and 10 marks.

Former Swan Dylan Stephens kicked one of the Kangas' four goals among his 19 touches, with Blake Drury also slotting one from 10 disposals.

Allan Dawson and Hamish Free (23 hitouts) also had 10 touches each.

Other senior Roos in action included Cooper Harvey (eight disposals), Brayden George (12), Taylor Goad (five, nine hitouts), Finnbar Maley (five), Bigoa Nyuon (five) and Robert Hansen jnr (four).

Hugh Greenwood was withdrawn before the match with Achilles tightness.

State league affiliate: Port Adelaide Magpies (SANFL)
This weekend: South Adelaide v Port Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium, Saturday May 25, 2.10pm ACST

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

Three senior players made successful returns from injury as South Adelaide kept Yartapuulti winless in the SANFL.

Playing managed minutes, ruckman Ivan Soldo had nine disposals and managed 28 hitouts and three clearances in his first game since knee surgery last month.

Quinton Narkle (foot) and Trent McKenzie (quad) also played their first games since round two in the local competition. Narkle gathered 16 touches, while McKenzie had nine.


Francis Evans was among his side's best players with 21 disposals and a goal, with defender Tom Clurey also managing 21 touches and 10 marks.

Youngsters Will Lorenz (17 disposals), Dylan Williams (14) and Xavier Walsh (11) also got among the action, with Ollie Lord (seven, one goal) continuing his comeback from injury.

Young key forward Thomas Scully also booted a goal from nine disposals while also having 16 hitouts.

State league affiliate: Richmond (VFL)
This weekend: Richmond v Essendon at the MCG, Saturday May 25, 2.35pm AEST

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

Jacob Koschitzke had a strong game in Richmond's 61-point thrashing of Essendon on Saturday.

Koschitzke had 19 disposals, 10 marks and kicked a goal in the Tigers' big win.

Already hit hard by injuries, the Tigers were dealt another blow with Tylar Young suffering a suspected knee injury. He will undergo scans on Sunday.

Kaleb Smith, pick No.49 in the 2022 draft, is pushing for a debut after his 23 disposals and a goal.

James Trezise (17 disposals), Matthew Coulthard (10 and two goals) and Sam Banks (12) also played their parts.

State league affiliate: Sandringham (VFL)
This weekend: Casey Demons v Sandringham at Casey Fields, Sunday May 26, 2.05pm AEST

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

Veteran forward Tim Membrey had a day out for the Zebras, kicking six goals in Sandringham’s 13-point win over Casey.

Untried midfielder/forward Olli Hotton was also handy in front of the sticks, booting five goals of his own.

Tom Campbell dominated in the ruck with 41 hitouts and seven clearances, while offsider Max Heath had 21 and four while also picking up a goal up forward.

Brad Crouch pushed his case for a senior recall with 30 disposals and five clearances, as did Hunter Clark with 30 and eight.

Ben Paton was busy in defence with 26 disposals and seven marks, while Arie Schoenmaker was also handy up back with 20 touches and six marks.

Midfielder Zak Jones had 25 disposals and six tackles in the engine room.

Young forward Mattaes Phillipou responded to his axing with 20 disposals and five clearances, while goalsneak Dan Butler kicked 1.3 from 16 disposals.

Forward-turned-defender Isaac Keeler took five marks to go with his 14 disposals, while Zaine Cordy also took five marks and had 13 touches before leaving the field with a knee injury.

Forward Matthew Allison kicked one goal from eight touches, while midfielder Angus Hastie had nine disposals.

Irish cross-coder Liam O’Connell had nine disposals and three tackles, while defender Angus McLennan had 10 touches and took two marks.

State league affiliate: Sydney (VFL)
This weekend: Sydney v Northern Bullants at Tramway Oval, Friday May 24, 12.05pm AEST

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

Sydney Academy product Caiden Cleary had a big day out in the Swans' 21-point win against the Northern Bullants on Friday, gathering 39 disposals and kicking one goal.


Former Bulldog and Docker Joel Hamling continued his move up forward and kicked three goals from 11 disposals and eight marks.

Jacob Konstanty (11 disposals) kicked two goals, while Caleb Mitchell (21 disposals) and Lachlan McAndrew (34 hitouts) kicked one each.

Jaiden Magor and Cooper Vickery were busy with 21 touches apiece.

Eighteen-year-old ruckman Will Green showed why the Swans took him with their first selection (16 overall) in last year's draft, finishing with 20 hitouts, 12 disposals, five clearances and five tackles.

Angus Sheldrick left the game early with a leg injury.

Other senior-listed players in action included Indhi Kirk (10 disposals, six tackles), Jack Buller (12 disposals) and Patrick Snell (14).


State league affiliate: West Coast (WAFL)
This weekend: West Coast v Claremont at Mineral Resources Park, Saturday May 25, 10am AWST

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

Andrew Gaff is pushing for a senior return after a busy display in West Coast's 21-point win over Claremont on Saturday.

Gaff, who hasn't played at AFL level since round one, had 34 disposals and two tackles in the Eagles' victory.


Only Zane Trew was more prolific, finishing with 36 touches.

Ruck recruit Matt Flynn played his first game in Eagles colours and had nine disposals and 27 hitouts.

Jai Culley is edging closer to a senior return as he had 23 disposals and kicked a goal, while Harry Edwards had 24 touches and six marks.

Tyler Brockman had 19 disposals and kicked a goal, Coby Burgiel had 14 and booted a major and Archer Reid kicked 1.2 from his nine disposals.

State league affiliate: Footscray (VFL)
This weekend: Footscray v Port Melbourne at Whitten Oval, Saturday May 25, 12.05pm AEST

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

Rory Lobb was a strong performer in Footscray's 12-point win over Port Melbourne as a senior recall looms.

Lobb kicked two goals from 13 disposals to go with 14 hitouts as he looks for a senior recall after Aaron Naughton's knee injury.

Lachlan Smith dominated in the ruck with 15 disposals, 37 hitouts and eight clearances.


Luke Cleary was busy with 23 disposals and 10 marks and Lachlan McNeil kicked two goals from his 13 touches.

Oskar Baker (22 disposals), Jedd Busslinger (18) and Caleb Poulter (16 and a goal) were good as the Bulldogs stayed undefeated.

Jordan Croft kicked three majors, Buku Khamis had 15 disposals and Dominic Bedendo had 14 and booted a goal.