Ash Johnson, Josh Ward and Riley Thilthorpe. 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, Sunday July 7, 1.10pm ACST

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Ruckman Kieran Strachan did his best to get a senior recall with an 18-disposal, 33-hitout game in Adelaide's 36-point SANFL win over Central District on Sunday.

Ned McHenry impressed with two goals from 21 disposals, while Riley Thilthorpe also slotted two majors in his second game back from a knee injury.


Lachie Gollant (12 disposals) joined the party with a couple of goals of his own, with Chayce Jones kicking one goal from 18 touches.

Harry Schoenberg had 21 disposals as he searches for another senior opportunity.


First-year defender Daniel Curtin was strong with eight marks and 14 disposals, fellow 2023 first round draftee Oscar Ryan was busy with 22 touches, and James Borlase gathered 15 disposals.

Charlie Edwards also had 15 possessions, Hugh Bond had 16 and Luke Pedlar finished with 13.

State league affiliate: Brisbane (VFL)
This weekend: Brisbane v Casey Demons at Brighton Homes Arena, Saturday July 6, 1.05pm AEST

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

Brisbane was completely dominant after quarter-time in its 46-point win over Casey.

The Demons held a 10-point buffer at the first break but were held to just six more goals for the game by the rampaging Lions.

Out-of-favour midfielder Deven Robertson was among his side's best, finishing with 35 touches, eight tackles, six clearances and one goal in a superb outing.


Fellow mid Jarryd Lyons was equally as influential, collecting 32 touches, seven tackles, five clearances and two goals.

Brandon Ryan (17 disposals) and Darcy Craven (seven marks) also booted two majors.

Ruckman Darcy Fort was dominant with 23 hitouts, seven clearances and 18 disposals, while fellow big man Henry Smith (21 hitouts, five clearances, 21 disposals) led the way up forward with three goals.

Down back, Jaxon Prior (25 disposals, 10 marks) stopped everything, James Madden (20, seven, four clearances) also proved hard to get past, and Luke Beecken (25 touches, five tackles, three clearances) was solid.

Untried West Australian product Reece Torrent (23 touches, five marks), hard-running mid Harry Sharp (20, one goal), local product Shadeau Brain (12, seven marks) and young forward Luke Lloyd (12, six marks) toiled hard, while defender Carter Michael (12 disposals), Zane Zakostelsky (six) and James Tunstill (11, five clearances) were other Lions in action.

State league affiliate: Carlton (VFL)
This weekend: Greater Western Sydney v Carlton at Blacktown ISP, Saturday July 6, 1.05pm AEST

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David Cuningham was the Blues’ best in their 21-point VFL win over the Giants, with 29 disposals, six clearances, eight tackles and five marks.

Jack Carroll had 32 touches, four clearances and a goal, while Marc Pittonet dominated in the ruck with 33 hitouts and six clearances to go with his 25 disposals and six marks.

Jesse Motlop had a day out in front of the sticks with four goals, while Harry Lemmey kicked two.


Midfielder Jaxon Binns kicked a goal from 27 disposals while also taking five marks and two clearances, while first-year forward Ashton Moir kicked a goal from 12 disposals

Defender Lewis Young took 11 marks and had 23 disposals, while first-year defender Billy Wilson had 24 touches and six marks.

AFL-listed emergency Caleb Marchbank had 11 disposals and took three marks, while Dom Akuei had eight and took three.

Mid-season pick-up Cooper Lord had 26 disposals, six clearances and six tackles, while defender Sam Durdin had 12 disposals and took three marks.

Alex Mirkov won eight hitouts and had five disposals, while Rob Monahan had six disposals and two tackles.

State league affiliate: Collingwood (VFL)
This weekend: Frankston v Collingwood at Kinetic Stadium, Sunday July 7, 1.05pm AEST

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

With the season-ending injury to Brody Mihocek on Friday night, Ash Johnson put his hand up for a senior recall with five goals for Collingwood in its loss to Frankston on Sunday.


Finlay Macrae also made claims with 28 disposals, one goal and a team-high seven tackles.


Former Saint Jack Bytel got plenty of ball with 26 disposals, with Lachie Sullivan also amongst it with 27 touches and six clearances.

Mid-season draftee Iliro Smit was strong in the ruck with 35 hitouts and 10 disposals.

Ed Allan was busy with 20 touches, and Tew Jiath had 15 disposals.

The Pies' first round draftee in 2023 Harry DeMattia finished with 11 disposals, while Reef McInnes didn’t take the field in the second half with just four touches early.

State league affiliate: Essendon (VFL)
This weekend: Port Melbourne v Essendon at ETU Stadium, Saturday July 6, 2.05pm AEST

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

Young trio Elijah Tsatas, Archie Roberts and Nick Bryan impressed in Essendon's 26-point win over Port Melbourne on Saturday.

Tsatas had 30 disposals and 11 clearances, Roberts finished with 32 and a goal and Bryan dominated in the ruck with 20 touches, eight clearances and 50 hitouts.

Will Setterfield continues to stake his claim for a recall, having 22 disposals, nine clearances and kicking two goals.


Tex Wanganeen (20 disposals) was busy, Alwyn Davey jnr kicked two majors from 11 touches and Ben Hobbs finished with 21 disposals.

Young defender Lewis Hayes gathered 18 touches, Vigo Visentini had 12 and kicked two goals and Jye Menzie and Jayden Davey hit the scoreboard with two majors apiece.

State league affiliate: Peel Thunder (WAFL)
This weekend: Peel Thunder v West Coast at Lane Group Stadium, Saturday July 6, 12.30pm AWST

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

Patrick Voss and Matt Taberner combined for 10 goals in Peel's 74-point thrashing of West Coast on Saturday.

Voss kicked 6.3 from 19 disposals and nine marks, while Taberner booted 4.1 from 14 touches and nine marks.


Nathan O'Driscoll (15 disposals and three goals) and Tom Emmett (21 and two) were also impressive.

Midfielder Will Brodie had a typically busy outing with 34 disposals, while Neil Erasmus gathered 30 touches.

Hugh Davies (22 disposals and 11 marks) and Ethan Hughes (19 and 13) found plenty of the ball as Liam Reidy (16 disposals and 38 hitouts) dominated in the ruck.

Karl Worner finished with 15 touches and Ethan Stanley had 13.

State league affiliate: Geelong (VFL)
This weekend: Box Hill v Geelong at Box Hill City Oval, Sunday July 7, 2.05pm AEST

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Untried Geelong midfielder Mitch Hardie did all he could to will his side over the line but the Cats fell one-point short against Box Hill.

Hardie, who joined the Cats in the 2023 mid-season draft, was the leading ball-winner with 38 touches while he also finished with seven clearances, seven marks, eight tackles and two goals in a suburb day out.

The Cats had a good spread of goalkickers, with small forward Ted Clohesy (25 disposals, 11 tackles, five clearances), first-year defender Connor O'Sullivan (15 disposals, five tackles, five marks) and young forward James Willis (10 disposals, seven tackles) all contributing a goal.

Untried mid George Stevens got in on the action with 25 disposals, nine tackles and five clearances, while out-of-favour mid Brandan Parfitt (25 disposals, five tackles, five clearacnes) and Irishman Oisin Mullin (25 disposals, five marks) found plenty of the ball.

Ruckman Joe Furphy had a tough day out against Hawks ruck Ned Reeves but finished with 11 hitouts and three clearances, while Mark O'Connor responded to his senior omission with 11 disposals and five marks.

Forward Phoenix Foster (four disposals, three marks) and defender Oscar Murdoch (five) were other Cats in action.

State league affiliate: Gold Coast (VFL)
This weekend: Gold Coast v Williamstown at People First Stadium, Saturday July 6, 11.05am AEST

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

Brayden Fiorini had an enormous game as Gold Coast recorded a 27-point win over Williamstown on Saturday.

Fiorini had 42 disposals, 12 clearances, eight tackles and kicked a goal in a dominant performance.


Alex Davies impressed with 36 touches and a goal and Darcy Macpherson had 29 disposals.

It was a dominant game by the Suns, with Rory Atkins (30 disposals), Jake Rogers (31 and seven clearances) and Hewago Oea (24) also getting plenty of the ball.

Young key forward Jed Walter had nine disposals and kicked two goals, while Malcolm Rosas jnr and Lloyd Johnston also booted two majors each.

Sean Lemmens (15 disposals), Levi Casboult (13 and 30 hitouts) and Connor Budarick (20) were also solid.

State league affiliate: GWS Giants (VFL)
This weekend: Greater Western Sydney v Carlton at Blacktown ISP, Saturday July 6, 1.05pm AEST

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

Plenty of AFL-listed Giants put together strong performances in the VFL side’s 21-point loss to Carlton.

While unlucky in front of the sticks, kicking 0.3, Xavier O’Halloran dominated at stoppage with a game-high eight clearances to go with his 23 disposals, seven tackles and four marks.

Callum Brown was busy with two goals to go along with his 18 disposals, five marks, and two clearances, while veteran Nick Haynes had 32 touches and took 13 marks.

Young forward Nathan Wardius had a day out in front of goal, kicking 3.2, and also took nine marks to go with his 14 disposals.

Big man Lachie Keeffe kicked two goals, while Conor Stone had 28 touches, six tackles and seven marks.

Forward Max Gruzewski responded to his axing by kicking a goal and taking eight marks as well as amassing 15 disposals.

Midfielder Jacob Wehr had 23 disposals and took 11 marks while Ryan Angwin had 24 and six.

First-year defender James Leake had 24 disposals, eight tackles, six marks and four clearances, while Adam Kennedy took nine marks and had 22 touches.

State league affiliate: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
This weekend: Box Hill v Geelong at Box Hill City Oval, Sunday July 7, 2.05pm AEST

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

A late goal to Finn Maginness has got Box Hill over the line by one point against Geelong.

The young midfielder had a day out, kicking two goals and finishing with 25 touches, seven tackles and three clearances.


Out-of-favour mid Josh Ward was equally prolific with a 31-disposal, five-mark and five-clearance outing, while Jai Serong had 27 touches, seven marks and four tackles in a strong showing down back.

Ned Reeves absolutely monstered his opponents in the ruck, finishing with an impressive 50 hitouts and three clearances in a strong showing.

Clay Tucker (eight disposals, three clearances) joined Maginness as a multiple goalkicker, while Jasper Scaife (13 disposals, eight marks), Jack O'Sullivan (12 disposals) and Max Ramsden (eight) all kicked one.


Henry Hustwaite was another to impress with 24 touches, eight tackles and five clearances, while Bailey Macdonald (28 disposals, four marks) and Ethan Phillips (16 touches, six marks) played their part.

Other Hawthorn-listed players in action included defenders Will McCabe (12 disposals, five marks) and Bodie Ryan (18 disposals), veteran Chad Wingard (13), key tall Denver Grainger-Barras (14, six marks), forward Josh Bennetts (14) and young mid Cooper Stephens (12).

State league affiliate: Casey Demons (VFL)
This weekend: Brisbane v Casey Demons at Brighton Homes Arena, Saturday July 6, 1.05pm AEST

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

Young forward Matthew Jefferson had another day out, kicking three goals in Casey's 46-point loss to Brisbane.

Jefferson has now kicked 18 goals from his past seven VFL outings and is pushing hard for a senior debut.

Recruit Shane McAdam also kicked a trio of goals for the Demons, along with his 11 disposals seven tackles, while ex-Saint Jack Billings starred with 33 touches, seven marks, six tackles, four clearances and a goal.

Defender Blake Howes (23 disposals, seven marks) pushed his case for a senior recall, as did Marty Hore (26, 10), who was a brick wall down back.


Journeyman forward Josh Schache booted two goals from his 12 marks and 17 touches, while big men Will Verrall (28 hitouts, four clearances) and Kyah Farris-White (11 hitouts, one goal) were prominent. 

After starting his first two senior games as the sub, Kynan Brown was dropped to the VFL this week and had six touches and seven tackles, while fellow young mid Bailey Laurie finished with 10 touches.

Veteran winger Lachie Hunter (16 disposals, nine marks), mid-forward Oliver Sestan (11, six tackles), defender Jed Adams (six) and mid-season draftee Luker Kentfield (six) were also in action.

State league affiliate: North Melbourne (VFL)
This weekend: No match

State league affiliate: Port Adelaide Magpies (SANFL)
This weekend: North Adelaide v Port Adelaide at Prospect Oval, Sunday July 7, 2.30pm ACST

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

Tom Clurey hasn’t played a senior game since round three last year but he put his name forward with a 15-mark and 26-disposal performance for Port Adelaide in its 29-point win over North Adelaide on Sunday.

Ruckman Daniel Visentini also put in claims with a game-high nine clearances along with 17 disposals and 31 hitouts.

Tom McCallum kicked two goals from 15 touches, with rookie Xavier Walsh also slotting two major scores.

Dylan Williams was busy with 24 disposals, 13 marks and a goal, Jed McEntee also finished with 24 disposals and Hugh Jackson had 22 with six clearances and a goal.

Lachlan Charleson (10 disposals), Tom Anastasopoulos (nine) and Tom Scully (six) kicked one goal apiece.

After a brief appearance at the top level Will Lorenz returned to the SANFL and finished with 13 disposals and five tackles, while Kyle Marshall had 10 touches.

State league affiliate: Richmond (VFL)
This weekend: Northern Bullants v Richmond at Genis Steel Oval, Sunday July 7, 2.05pm AEST

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

Small forward Steely Green followed his five-goal performance last round with two goals in Richmond's big 95-point win against the Northern Bullants on Sunday.

Category B rookie Oliver Hayes-Brown continued his accelerated apprenticeship with a strong 38-hitout, 13-disposal and six-clearance game.


James Trezise was the busiest of the senior-listed Tigers in action, finishing with 26 disposals, Kaleb Smith (18) and Thomson Dow (21) also getting busy.

Matthew Coulthard kicked two goals from nine touches.

State league affiliate: Sandringham (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Sydney at RSEA Park, Sunday July 7, 11.05am AEST

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

After his brief annual couple of games in the senior side it was back to dominating at state league level for Tom Campbell on Sunday.

The journeyman ruck kicked three goals from 14 disposals and eight clearances, as well as getting his hand to 24 hitouts in Sandringham's seven-point loss to Sydney.


Veteran Seb Ross also went big after being a 'managed' out from the AFL team last round, gathering a team-high 27 touches and 11 clearances.

Hugo Garcia was busy with 23 disposals and one goal, while Zak Jones finished with 22 disposals.

2023 second round draftee Angus Hastie had 19 touches, category B rookie Angus McLennan had 18 and 12 marks, while regular rookie Max Heath kicked a goal from his 14 touches and nine hitouts.

Liam Stocker gathered 17 disposals as did Ollie Hotton, Isaac Keeler had 13 touches and rookie Liam O'Connell finished with 10.

Veteran defender Zaine Cordy also had 10 disposals and Matthew Allison finished with eight.

State league affiliate: Sydney (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Sydney at RSEA Park, Sunday July 7, 11.05am AEST

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

Sydney talls Aaron Francis and Joel Hamling starred as the Swans beat Sandringham by seven point on Sunday.

Francis led the Swans with 26 disposals, 20 of them kicks, and he also had 12 marks in a dominant display.

His tally of 12 marks was bettered only by Hamling, who had 13 to go with 14 disposals and 2.2 in front of goal.

Jake Bartholomaeus was also busy with 23 disposals, nine marks, four tackles and four clearances, while Corey Warner had 22 disposals and a goal as well as four clearances.


Youngsters Jaiden Magor (22 disposals) and Cooper Vickery (20) also had plenty of the ball, while Sam Reid kicked his first goal since returning from injury to go with 15 disposals and six marks.

Young forward Jacob Konstanty had six tackles up forward, a game high.

State league affiliate: West Coast (WAFL)
This weekend: Peel Thunder v West Coast at Lane Group Stadium, Saturday July 6, 12.30pm AWST

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

Jai Culley, Ryan Maric and Andrew Gaff put their hands up for a recall as West Coast went down to Peel by 74 points on Saturday.

Culley had 25 disposals and seven tackles, Maric finished with 24 and Gaff gathered 26 in the Eagles' heavy defeat.

Zane Trew (21) and Luke Edwards (18) were also busy, while Jordyn Baker finished with 17 touches.

Clay Hall fought hard to lay a team-high nine tackles to go with his 12 disposals and Archer Reid kicked two goals.

State league affiliate: Footscray (VFL)
This weekend: Werribee v Footscray at Avalon Airport Oval, Saturday July 6, 2.05pm AEST

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

Riley Garcia starred as Footscray suffered a 23-point loss to Werribee on Saturday.

Garcia was prolific with 27 disposals, eight tackles, six clearances and two goals in a standout performance.


Luke Cleary had 25 touches and Jedd Busslinger, who signed an extension with the Dogs this week, had 20 disposals.

Caleb Poulter (18 disposals) and Caleb Daniel (19) were solid, while Oskar Baker (18) and Anthony Scott (14) were also in action.

Small forward Arthur Jones kicked one goal from nine disposals.