Sandringham coach Jake Batchelor and Western Bulldogs star Isadora McLeay are special guests on State of Play this week

Following a huge weekend across both the Smithy's VFL and rebel VFLW, Gemma and Joe are back to unpack all the action.

Batchelor joins following Sandringham's thrilling one-point win over Frankston at Kinetic Stadium which kept the Zebras entrenched inside the top-six on the Smithy's VFL ladder.

McLeay jumps on the line with her side second on the rebel VFLW ladder following six-consecutive victories.

Highlights of this week's episode of State of Play include:

1:30: Last week's guest Harvey Hooper leads from the front on an historic day for Port Melbourne

3:30: Why Jack Henderson is one to watch at Werribee

7:00: Is Williamstown star Emily Eaves making a late charge at this year's Lambert-Pearce Medal? 

9:30: INTERVIEW: Sandringham coach Jake Batchelor

20:30: INTERVIEW: Western Bulldogs ruck-forward Isadora McLeay; 

27:40: Is it time to put a line through two VFLW teams' finals hopes?

31:30: Intriguing Smithy's VFL match ups this weekend

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