Adelaide Crows

State league affiliate: Adelaide (SANFL)
This weekend: Woodville-West Torrens v Adelaide - Saturday, June 9, 2.40pm, Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval

Rookie Patrick Wilson and Curtly Hampton will again be in the mix for elevation after being standout performers in the Crows' 54-point SANFL loss to Woodville-West Torrens at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Saturday.

Wilson gathered 33 possessions, five tackles and a goal, while Hampton had 29 touches.

Teenager Matt Signorello (24 touches and nine tackles) and experienced defender Kyle Cheney (23) were also in good touch.

Father-son pick Ben Jarman had 17 touches and kicked a goal.

Brisbane Lions

State league affiliate: Brisbane (NEAFL)
This weekend: Canberra v Brisbane - Saturday, June 9, 12pm, UNSW Canberra Stadium

Lions livewire Rhys Mathieson was the standout in a 22-point NEAFL loss to Canberra at UNSW Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

Mathieson, the 27-gamer who hasn't played at AFL level since round four, had 28 disposals and kicked two goals.

Former Roo Ryan Bastinac and youngster Jacob Allison were also prominent ball winners.


State league affiliate: Northern Blues (VFL)
This weekend: Bye


State league affiliate: Collingwood (VFL)
This weekend: Casey Demons v Collingwood - Saturday, June 9, 2.10pm, Casey Fields

First-year defender Sam Murray strengthened his bid for a senior recall in the Magpies’ 23-point loss to Casey Demons in the VFL at Casey Fields on Saturday.

The left-footed dasher, who was a revelation in the opening nine rounds at AFL level, had an equal team-high 23 touches.

Little man Jarryd Blair also had 23 possessions, while fellow fringe AFL players Sam McLartyRupert Wills and Brayden Sier did some nice things.

Young defender Flynn Appleby, who was dropped from the AFL team and remains an emergency for the Queen's Birthday game, didn't play in the VFL.


State league affiliate: Essendon (VFL)
This weekend: Essendon v Coburg - Sunday, June 10, 12pm, Windy Hill

Jackson Merrett kicked three goals and had 17 possessions in Essendon's 94-point win against Coburg. 

Aaron Francis (23 touches, 11 marks) was again among the best players, continuing his excellent form in the VFL since returning from personal leave.

Dylan Clarke was everywhere, picking up 38 disposals, taking 11 marks and laying 11 tackles.

Travis Colyer (25 possessions and a goal), Kobe Mutch (33 disposals) and James Stewart (19 touches, one goal and 10 marks) also stood out for the Bombers.


State league affiliate: Peel Thunder (WAFL)
This weekend: Peel Thunder v West Perth - Saturday, June 9, 2.15pm, Bendigo Bank Stadium

Cam McCarthy turned in a reasonable performance in his first game for Peel.

The dumped forward kicked one goal, laid eight tackles, took eight marks and gathered 17 disposals, but most of those came across half-back and the wing.

Griffin Logue, the No.8 pick in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft, is likely to miss weeks after he suffered an ankle injury. Logue appeared to roll his right ankle in a marking contest late in the third quarter and sat out the final term.

Veteran Docker Danyle Pearce again won plenty of the ball (31 touches), while promising defender Ethan Hughes was excellent (28 disposals, 11 marks) down back.

Mitchell Crowden (27 possessions and 11 tackles), who has played eight senior games in 2018, did his chances of a promotion no harm.

Young ruckman Lloyd Meek (26 hit outs and two goals) was busy in the ruck and up forward.

Geelong Cats

State league affiliate: Geelong (VFL)
This weekend: Geelong v North Melbourne - Saturday, June 9, 10am, GMHBA Stadium

Cory Gregson has put forward a strong case for an AFL recall after a best-afield performance in the Cats' 100-point win over North Melbourne in the VFL curtain-raiser at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday.

Gregson, who played eight of the first nine rounds in the AFL side, bagged a game-high five goals and had a hand in plenty more in a landslide victory in which Geelong scored the first 19 goals.

Other Cats to fill their boots included Jackson Thurlow, big man Ryan Abbott, Quinton Narkle, Timm House and George Horlin-Smith.

Experienced trio Lachie Henderson, Scott Selwood and Cam Guthrie achieved their desired game time on their returns from injury.

The news wasn't all good, though, with forward Stewart Crameri hospitalised after being poked in the eye late in the second quarter

By that stage, Crameri had kicked three goals.

Gold Coast Suns

State league affiliate: Gold Coast (NEAFL)
This weekend: GWS Giants v Gold Coast - Saturday, June 9, 1.10pm, Spotless Stadium

Jarryd Lyons is likely to come under strong consideration for a return to the top level following a standout performance against the Giants.

Lyons, who was dropped ahead of the Suns' round 11 loss to Geelong, racked up 37 disposals, laid six tackles and kicked one goal.

Josh Schoenfeld may also be discussed at the selection table after he amassed 30 possessions, took eight marks and laid nine tackles.

Rookie Jacob Dawson (28 touches, 12 tackles) and Sean Lemmens (22 disposals, eight tackles) were busy.

Forgotten forward Peter Wright had 17 possessions and six marks, but failed to kick a goal.

GWS Giants

State league affiliate: GWS Giants (NEAFL)
This weekend: GWS Giants v Gold Coast - Saturday, June 9, 1.10pm, Spotless Stadium

Defender Adam Kennedy made a successful return from a knee reconstruction in the Giants' 52-point NEAFL win over Gold Coast at Spotless Stadium on Saturday.

In his first game in more than a year, Kennedy, 25, performed strongly in an easy win in slippery conditions.

Big man Lachie Keeffe was also solid in defence, while Dawson Simpson gave first use in the ruck.


State league affiliate: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
This weekend: Bye


State league affiliate: Casey Demons (VFL)
This weekend: Casey Demons v Collingwood - Saturday, June 9, 2.10pm, Casey Fields

Dom Tyson has kept his name in the selection mix with a dominant effort in Casey's 23-point win over Collingwood at Casey Fields on Saturday. 

The left-footed midfielder, who was dropped after the round eight win over Gold Coast, amassed 35 possessions.

Tom Bugg  (34 touches and two goals) and Jay Kennedy-Harris (32) were also prolific.

Jeff Garlett and Billy Stretch – Melbourne's emergencies for the Queen's Birthday clash with Collingwood – didn't play for Casey.

North Melbourne

State league affiliate: North Melbourne (VFL)
This weekend: Geelong v North Melbourne - Saturday, June 9, 10am, GMHBA Stadium

A hip problem for ruckman Braydon Preuss added injury to insult in the Kangaroos' 100-point VFL loss to Geelong at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday.

Eight-gamer Preuss, 22, missed much of the second half as he received treatment.

Among the few promising signs for North was the form of midfielder Ryan Clarke, who fought manfully against an overwhelming tide of runners.

Big man Nick Larkey had a big last quarter, snaring three of his team's five goals.

Defender Sam Durdin was also serviceable.

Port Adelaide

State league affiliate: Port Adelaide (SANFL)
This weekend: Central District v Port Adelaide - Saturday, June 9, 2.10pm, My Money House Oval

Veteran Lindsay Thomas continued to press his case for promotion in Port Adelaide's 18-point win over SANFL rival Central District at My Money House Oval on Saturday.

The ex-Kangaroo snared an equal game-high three goals from 10 kicks and was a constant threat.

Other Power-listed players to perform well included Dom Barry (24 touches and two goals), Karl Amon (25), Jimmy Toumpas (22) and Jack Trengove (20).


State league affiliate: Richmond (VFL)
This weekend: Williamstown v Richmond - Sunday, June 10, 2.10pm, Williamstown Football Ground

Daniel Rioli limped off during the fourth quarter with an ankle problem, but returned to finish out the game.

Rioli is likely to come under strong consideration for Richmond’s round 13 clash with Geelong after another strong showing in the VFL.

Playing his fourth game back, Rioli finished with two goals and 15 possessions in the 12-point loss.

Sam Lloyd was unusually quiet, kept to just 15 possessions, and was reported.

Shai Bolton  had 14 possessions, kicked two goals and took a screamer in the final term.

Jacob Townsend also booted two majors (and had 14 touches).

St Kilda

State league affiliate: Sandringham (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Frankston - Sunday, June 10, 2pm, Trevor Barker Beach Oval

Jack Billings had the ball on a string for Sandringham in its huge 122-point win over Frankston.

Dumped from the senior side after a lean year, Billings responded with 53 possessions and three goals.

David Armitage (37 touches) and Nathan Freeman (26) also won plenty of the ball.

Josh Bruce, who was returning from two months on the sidelines due to a back injury, kicked four goals, including three in the first term.

Sydney Swans

State league affiliate: Sydney (NEAFL)
This weekend: Redland v Sydney - Saturday, June 9, 12pm, Coorparoo

Irish rookie Colin O'Riordan showed great promise in the Swans' 22-point win over NEAFL rival Redland at Coorparoo on Saturday.

The untried O'Riordan, from Tipperary, collected 31 possessions and 11 marks in a composed performance in defence.

He was well supported by big man Aliir Aliir, who had 25 disposals and nine defensive-arc rebounds.

James Rose was also superb with a game-high 35 disposals (including 24 kicks), along with 10 marks, six clearances and 2.3.

Nic Newman also showed he was a class above NEAFL standard by accumulating 27 possessions.

Developing ruckman Darcy Cameron started strongly and ended up with 18 disposals, eight marks, four clearances, 32 hit-outs and two goals.

Young midfielder Jordan Dawson, in his first game of the season after a quad injury, had 21 possessions.

West Coast Eagles

State league affiliate: East Perth (WAFL)
This weekend: Bye

Western Bulldogs

State league affiliate: Footscray (VFL)
This weekend: Bye