Nick Watson, Joel Hamling, Saad El-Hawli. 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, Saturday June 8, 1.10pm ACST

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

A fast-finishing Adelaide has fallen just short of a third win of the season in a seven-point loss to South Adelaide on Saturday.

Ruckman Reilly O'Brien responded to his shock omission from the senior side with a dominant outing for the Crows, finishing with 32 hitouts and four clearances.

Mid-season draftee Toby Murray, young brother of Nick, provided solid back-up for O'Brien with nine hitouts and two clearances, while also kicking an equal-team high two goals.


Older brother Nick Murray was one of the Crows' best, collecting 22 disposals along with nine marks and four tackles.

Midfielder Charlie Edwards also booted two majors, while Luke Pedlar (26 disposals, five marks, nine clearances) and Zac Taylor (18 disposals, six tackles, nine clearances) both found plenty of the ball.


Forward Ned McHenry was important with 17 touches and four clearances, Lachlan Gollant contributed a goal and took six marks.

First-year players Dan Curtin (13 touches) and Oscar Ryan (seven, four tackles), untried defender Hugh Bond (12 touches) and Category B rookie Karl Gallagher (five) all contributed in the narrow loss.

State league affiliate: Brisbane (VFL)
This weekend: Footscray v Brisbane at Whitten Oval, Friday June 7, 3.05pm AEST

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

Jarryd Lyons starred again and a couple of mid-season recruits impressed as Brisbane handed Footscray its first loss with an 18-point win on Friday.

Lyons was instrumental in the Lions' victory, gathering 32 disposals and nine clearances while kicking three goals.


Selected in the AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft, Luke Beecken and Will McLachlan made their mark.

Beecken had 20 disposals and McLachlan kicked two goals from his 11 touches.

The Lions' other mid-season recruit, Darcy Craven, had nine disposals and kicked a major.


Jaxon Prior was busy with 29 disposals and 11 marks and Henry Smith had a big outing with 12 disposals, 26 hitouts and three goals.

Deven Robertson (26 disposals and seven clearances), Brandon Ryan (14 and three goals) and Harry Sharp (16 and a goal) were also important.

State league affiliate: Carlton (VFL)
This weekend: Essendon v Carlton at Windy Hill, Sunday June 9, 2.05pm AEST

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

Carlton has coughed up a 40-point second-quarter lead to go down by three points to Essendon on Sunday, with the Bombers slamming home 10 goals to four in the second half to steal the win.

Harry Lemmey fired up forward with two goals, four tackles and three clearances, while Jesse Motlop was equally as influential with two goals of his own to go with four clearances and 16 disposals.

Defenders Lewis Young (seven marks, 18 disposals), Caleb Marchbank (eight marks, 11), and Billy Wilson (21 disposals, three tackles) stood tall in an under-fire defence.

Ruckman Alex Mirkov finished with 25 hitouts and five clearances, Jaxon Binns kicked one goal and had 10 touches, and young forward Ashton Moir had 11 touches and six tackles.

Key defenders Domanic Akuei (12 disposals, four marks) and Sam Durdin (11, six) and tall forward Rob Monahan (four) all did their bit.


State league affiliate: Collingwood (VFL)
This weekend: Casey Demons v Collingwood at Casey Fields, Sunday June 9, 2.05pm AEST

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

Harry DeMattia continues to push for a senior debut after another strong showing at VFL level in Collingwood's 52-point loss to Casey.

Taken with pick No.25 in last year's draft, the first year midfielder collected 22 disposals, seven marks and a goal to be one of the Magpies' best.

Ash Johnson (11 disposals, four clearances) and Jakob Ryan (18 disposals) both kicked one goal apiece, while mid-season draftee Iliro Smit proved his credentials with a game-high 22 hitouts.

After being dropped from the senior side, Category B rookie Wil Parker was strong in an under-fire defence with 18 touches and four marks.

Edward Allan (18 disposals, five tackles, five clearances) and Reef McInnes (16, five, five) were both solid contributors.


State league affiliate: Essendon (VFL)
This weekend: Essendon v Carlton at Windy Hill, Sunday June 9, 2.05pm AEST

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

Mid-season draftee Saad El-Hawli is pushing hard for a senior debut, dominating for Essendon with a stunning performance in its narrow win over Carlton on Sunday.

El-Hawli, who was plucked from the Northern Bullants by the Bombers in the mid-season draft late last month, had four goals from 27 disposals and also took eight marks in a dominant performance at Windy Hill.


He limped off the ground late in the game, but appeared to be moving well and looked in good spirits after the match.

Young forward Nate Caddy also impressed with three goals and six marks for the Bombers, while Jayden Davey was the other multiple goalkicker.


Ruckman Nick Bryan also had a good day with 22 disposals to go with some strong work at stoppages, including 39 hit outs and eight clearances.

Veteran Dylan Shiel had game high 10 clearances to go with 18 touches and a goal, while former Giants and Crows midfielder Jackson Hately had 21 disposals, seven clearances, six tackles and a goal.

State league affiliate: Peel Thunder (WAFL)
This weekend: No match

State league affiliate: Geelong (VFL)
This weekend: Sydney v Geelong at the SCG, Sunday June 9, 11.35am AEST

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

Brandan Parfitt and Mitch Knevitt impressed in Geelong's nine-point win over Sydney on Sunday.

Parfitt had 26 disposals, six clearances and kicked a goal, while Knevitt finished with 27 touches, six clearances and a major.


Lawson Humphries was busy with 25 disposals and a goal and Ted Clohesy had another strong game with 20 touches and a goal.

First-year pair George Stevens (24 disposals and six clearances) and Connor O'Sullivan (18 and nine marks) were good contributors.

Jed Bews (20 disposals), Emerson Jeka (21) and James Willis (11 and two goals) also played well.

State league affiliate: Gold Coast (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Gold Coast at RSEA Park, Saturday June 8, 12.05pm AEST

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

There were some huge performances from senior Suns in their VFL draw with Sandringham on Saturday.

Forward Levi Casboult made sure he wasn't a forgotten man, kicking a bag of five goals, with Jy Farrar slotting three.


Midfielders Rory Atkins (42 disposals, 14 marks) and James Tsitas (42 disposals, 12 marks, one goal) brought their own balls to RSEA Park, while veteran Brandon Ellis also had his share of touches with 29, though they couldn't prevent a late Sandringham fightback.

Top-10 draft pick Ethan Read kicked a goal from his 23 disposals as well as racking up 18 hitouts, with fellow 2023 first-round selection Jake Rogers gathering 21 touches and an equal team-high six clearances.

Darcy Macpherson (24 disposals), Connor Budarick (24, 11 marks), Caleb Graham (20, 14) and Alex Davies (21 disposals) were all busy.

Malcolm Rosas kicked one goal from 13 touches, Hewago Oea finished with 17 disposals, while rookies Sandy Brock (13 disposals), Jack Mahony (10) and Will Rowlands (14) all did their bit.

State league affiliate: GWS Giants (VFL)
This weekend: Box Hill v Greater Western Sydney at Box Hill City Oval, Sunday June 9, 2.05pm AEST

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

Max Gruzewski had another strong game as Greater Western Sydney suffered a 68-point loss to Box Hill on Sunday.

Gruzewski, who has been closing on an AFL debut, kicked 2.3 from 11 disposals and six marks.

Veteran Lachlan Keeffe was a good contributor with 16 disposals, 18 hitouts and a goal.

Toby McMullin had 21 disposals, seven clearances and kicked a goal, while Joe Fonti had 18 touches.

Harry Rowston (16 disposals), Wade Derksen (13) and Phoenix Gothard (13 and a goal) were solid, and Conor Stone had 14 touches and kicked a goal.

State league affiliate: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
This weekend: Box Hill v Greater Western Sydney at Box Hill City Oval, Sunday June 9, 2.05pm AEST

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

Chad Wingard failed to get through Box Hill's comfortable 68-point win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.

Wingard, who has played five VFL games this year, had four disposals and three tackles before reporting soreness and missing the rest of the contest.

Harry Morrison and Jai Serong were prolific.

Morrison gathered 31 disposals and 13 marks, while Serong had 26 and 10 respectively.

Max Ramsden hit the scoreboard, booting three goals to go with 13 disposals and 25 hitouts, while Nick Watson kicked four majors and finished with 18 touches.


Henry Hustwaite (21 disposals and nine clearances) and Finn Maginness (29) were busy, and Joshua Bennetts had a fine game with 21 touches and two goals.

Josh Ward (20 disposals), Bodie Ryan (21) and Denver Grainger-Barras (13) were also solid.

State league affiliate: Casey Demons (VFL)
This weekend: Casey Demons v Collingwood at Casey Fields, Sunday June 9, 2.05pm AEST

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

A monster performance from first-year forward Koltyn Tholstrup has helped Casey to a 52-point victory over Collingwood on Sunday.

The 19-year-old was outstanding with 10 clearances and 10 marks to go with his 26 disposals, while he also contributed a goal in the big win.

Demons recruit Shane McAdam responded to his senior axing with a four-goal, eight-mark outing.


Young midfielder Oliver Sestan was prominent with 23 touches, seven clearances and two goals, while mid-season draftee Luker Kentfield and veteran Ben Brown also slotted two goals apiece.

Midfielder Taj Woewodin collected 20 disposals and took four marks, NGA defender Andy Moniz-Wakefield had 17 touches, four tackles and four marks, while Adam Tomlinson asserted his dominance down back with 22 disposals and nine marks.

Will Verrall (20 hitouts, four clearances) and Tom Fullarton (14 hitouts , 21 disposals six clearances) shared the ruck duties, with young forward Matthew Jefferson (five touches, three marks) and Jed Adams (two) also contributing to the win.

State league affiliate: North Melbourne (VFL)
This weekend: North Melbourne v Coburg at Arden Street Oval, Saturday June 8, 12.05pm AEST

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

Charlie Lazzaro returned to state league level but did his best to make it a short stay, racking up 33 disposals in North Melbourne's six-point win against Coburg on Saturday.

Veteran Hugh Greenwood is another fighting to get back to the AFL and did his chances no harm with 27 touches, 12 tackles and a typical game-high eight tackles, while Tyler Sellers added three goals.


Mid-season draftee Brynn Teakle kicked a goal to go with 14 disposals and nine hitouts, with fellow ruckman Hamish Free also slotting one from 17 touches, 28 hitouts and six clearances.

The Roos' other mid-season rookie, No.1 pick Geordie Payne, had nine disposals.

Will Phillips (17 disposals, six tackles) and Robert Hansen jnr (seven disposals) each kicked one goal, while first-round draftee Riley Hardeman was busy with 22 touches.

Other senior-listed players in action included Cooper Harvey (10 disposals), Finnbar Maley (nine), Brayden George (six).

State league affiliate: Port Adelaide Magpies (SANFL)
This weekend: No match

State league affiliate: Richmond (VFL)
This weekend: Port Melbourne v Richmond at ETU Stadium, Friday June 7, 7.35pm AEST

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

Sam Banks had a huge performance as Richmond recorded a 49-point win over Port Melbourne on Friday night.

Banks had 37 disposals and kicked a goal in the Tigers' strong victory.


Fresh off making his AFL debut, Kaleb Smith had 22 disposals and seven marks, while Steely Green gathered 15 touches and kicked a goal.

In his first official match for the Tigers, Category B rookie Oliver Hayes-Brown was important in the ruck with 13 disposals and 43 hitouts.

Jacob Blight had 18 disposals and six marks and fellow mid-season recruit Campbell Gray kicked one goal from six disposals, while Matthew Coulthard had 19 touches.

Jacob Bauer had 11 kicks and four marks and James Trezise had 11 disposals.

State league affiliate: Sandringham (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Gold Coast at RSEA Park, Saturday June 8, 12.05pm AEST

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

A senior recall can't be far away for Brad Crouch after he again performed strongly for Sandringham, gathering 27 disposals, six tackles and six clearances in Sandringham's monumental draw with Gold Coast.

Journeyman Tom Campbell also showed he's ready to step up if Rowan Marshall needs a hand, the former Bulldog and Roo finishing with 29 touches, 31 hitouts, seven tackles and a game-high 12 tackles.

Hugo Garcia (15 disposals, seven tackles) and Cooper Sharman (18 disposals) each finished with three goals - two apiece in the final term as the Zebras came back from four goals down to secure equal points - while small forward Lance Collard slotted two majors.


Ryan Byrnes kicked one goal from his 21 disposals, while Zak Jones (29 touches), Ben Paton (23) and Mattaes Phillipou (20, nine tackles) were all busy.

Also getting plenty of the ball was key defender Zaine Cordy who finished with 18 disposals.

Rookie ruckman Max Heath kicked one goal, with others in action including Olli Hotton (12 disposals), Liam O'Connell (seven), Matthew Allison (four) and mid-season pick up Max Hall (11).

State league affiliate: Sydney (VFL)
This weekend: Sydney v Geelong at the SCG, Sunday June 9, 11.35am AEST

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

Joel Hamling continues to love life playing as a forward, with the premiership defender booting five goals in Sydney's narrow loss to Geelong on Sunday.

Hamling is yet to make a senior debut for the Swans since crossing from Fremantle last October, but he led the way with eight marks and 5.3 in front of goal in the nine-point loss at the SCG.

Ben Edwards dominated in midfield with a game high 30 disposals and seven clearances, while Jake Bartholomaeus had 24 touches and two clearances.


Ruckman Peter Ladhams stood up with a game high eight clearances in his 23 disposals, while he also had 20 hit outs.

Aaron Francis had 18 disposals in his return to the VFL after a stint in the senior, while small forward James Lugsdin continued his impressive season with two goals.

Mid-season draftee Tom Hanily had 12 disposals in his first game for the club.

State league affiliate: West Coast (WAFL)
This weekend: Subiaco v West Coast at Sullivan Logistics Stadium, Saturday June 8, 10am AWST

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

It wasn't a great day for the Eagles, going down to Subiaco by 65 points, but Zane Trew did his best to get a recall for his first senior game of the season, finishing with 25 disposals.

Clay Hall (24 disposals, eight clearances) and Josh Rotham (23 disposals) also got plenty of the ball.


Former Hawk Tyler Brockman (16 touches) and teen ruckman Coen Livingstone (14 disposals, 15 hitouts) each kicked a goal, with fellow young ruckman Harry Barnett (11 disposals, 26 hitouts) doing most of the tap work.

Tyrell Dewar also slotted a goal from his 15 touches and a game-high nine marks.

Rookie Jordan Baker (15 disposals), Harvey Johnston (11) and Callum Jamieson (11) got involved, but it was a quieter day for Archer Reid (six touches, six hitouts) and Jack Williams (eight disposals, four hitouts).

State league affiliate: Footscray (VFL)
This weekend: Footscray v Brisbane at Whitten Oval, Friday June 7, 3.05pm AEST

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

Anthony Scott and Oskar Baker put in strong showings in bids to be recalled to the senior side but it wasn't enough as the Dogs fell to their first loss of the VFL season.

Scott, who suffered a concussion in the opening minutes of his first senior game of the year against Sydney in round 12, gathered 29 disposals and kicked a goal while Baker matched those numbers to be among the team's best players.

Jedd Busslinger was busy again with 27 touches and 10 marks, while Caleb Poulter also did some nice things in a 18-disposals, six-mark performance.


Mid-season recruit Kelsey Rypstra booted an early goal but was otherwise quiet with six touches.

Arthur Jones and Charlie Clarke also got their names on the scoresheet.

Luke Cleary and Jordan Croft suffered concussions during the loss.