NO MORE second chances.

Week two of the 2020 Toyota AFL Finals Series kicks off on Friday, and only six contenders remain. 

The Western Bulldogs and West Coast have been bundled out, and the Tigers and Cats have used up their one and only life. Meanwhile, Collingwood and St Kilda have proven the naysayers wrong and live to fight another day. 

Our experts predict the ins and outs for the cut-throat semi-finals on Friday and Saturday night. Did we get it right? Check out our teams below.

Friday, October 9


Richmond v St Kilda, Metricon Stadium, 6.50pm AEST


B: Dylan Grimes, David Astbury, Noah Balta
HB: Bachar Houli, Nick Vlastuin, Jayden Short
C: Kamdyn McIntosh, Jack Graham, Marlion Pickett
HF: Jake Aarts, Tom Lynch, Dustin Martin
F: Jason Castagna, Jack Riewoldt, Daniel Rioli
Foll: Toby Nankervis, Trent Cotchin, Shai Bolton
I/C: Liam Baker, Dion Prestia, Kane Lambert, Shane Edwards
Emerg: Josh Caddy, Mabior Chol, Jack Ross, Nathan Broad

In: Tom Lynch
Out: Mabior Chol

UNAVAILABLE: Ivan Soldo (knee), Sydney Stack (suspension), Callum Coleman-Jones (suspension)

NOTES: Lynch returns to the side after missing last week's loss to Brisbane. Chol looks the likely one to make way despite Richmond usually going with two rucks, as well as Lynch and Riewoldt up forward. The Tigers will back Nankervis to do the majority of the ruckwork against the Saints, who will be without Paddy Ryder. Caddy and Broad will be in the mix if the Tigers opt for more experience, but it's hard to see who they replace. - Ben Sutton

00:39 Mins
Published on

Tigers lose another as Lynch suffers hamstring injury

The Tigers will be down to two men on the bench in the final term with Tom Lynch appearing to be done for the night with a hamstring injury

Published on

St Kilda

B: Dylan Roberton, Dougal Howard, Ben Paton
HB: Nick Coffield, Callum Wilkie, Jarryn Geary
C: Bradley Hill, Seb Ross, Jack Billings
HF: Dean Kent, Tim Membrey, Jack Sinclair
F: Dan Butler, Max King, Jack Lonie
Foll: Rowan Marshall, Jack Steele, Zak Jones
I/C: Hunter Clark, Dan Hannebery, Nick Hind, Jonathon Marsh
Emerg Josh Battle, Shane Savage, Jack Bytel, Ryan Abbott

In: Dylan Roberton, Jonathon Marsh, Nick Hind
Out: Jake Carlisle (personal leave), Paddy Ryder (hamstring), Ben Long (suspension)

UNAVAILABLE: Jade Gresham (back), Carlisle, Ryder, Long

NOTES: Long will go to the AFL Appeals Board on Wednesday night to try his luck. Should he miss, Geary will likely move back given there's no obvious match-up to shut down in the Tigers defensive half. Roberton replaces Carlisle which will allow him to intercept as Howard and Wilkie take Lynch and Riewoldt. With Marshall to ruck full-time, Marsh can take his forward role, while Hind can add some dash to the front half for the spot Geary vacates. Battle (foot) is still racing the clock and is no certainty to be deemed fit. – Mitch Cleary

03:36 Mins
Published on

The St Kilda trait that could help them topple Richmond

Access All Areas discusses the Saints' win over the Bulldogs, and Nathan Brown provides a premiership market update

Published on

Saturday, October 10


Geelong v Collingwood, the Gabba, 6.40pm AEST


B: Jed Bews, Lachie Henderson, Jake Kolodjashnij
HB: Tom Stewart, Harry Taylor, Mark O'Connor
C: Mitch Duncan, Joel Selwood, Sam Menegola
HF: Luke Dahlhaus, Tom Hawkins, Gryan Miers
F: Gary Ablett, Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Rohan
Foll: Rhys Stanley, Cam Guthrie, Brandan Parfitt
I/C: Mark Blicavs, Zach Tuohy, Jack Henry, Tom Atkins
Emerg: Esava Ratugolea, Sam Simpson, Brad Close, Lachie Fogarty 

No changes

UNAVAILABLE: Jack Steven (hamstring)

NOTES: Hard to see the Cats making wholesale changes, especially if Selwood is cleared to play off his finger surgery. A decision will come after the Captains' run on Friday with Fogarty added to the emergencies for extra midfield cover. Simpson is another to ponder but he's played just one scratch match off a hamstring. Close would be a consideration for extra pressure but it's tough to see him knocking out AtkinsMiersDahlhaus or Rohan. The only other consideration would be if the Cats want extra height in attack and play Ratugolea, therefore pushing Blicavs back in place of Henderson- Mitch Cleary

23:17 Mins
Published on

TRSF Ep17: Cats 'shrivel up in finals', benched Grundy unpacked

One of the greatest finals weekend in AFL history, a team that should now be favourites and a coming of age performance

Published on


B: Jack Crisp, Jordan Roughead, Jack Madgen
Brayden Maynard, Darcy Moore, Isaac Quaynor
Jaidyn Stephenson, Levi Greenwood, Josh Daicos
Will Hoskin-Elliott, Brody Mihocek, Josh Thomas
Jamie Elliott, Mason Cox, Jordan De Goey
Brodie Grundy, Taylor Adams, Scott Pendlebury
I/C: Adam Treloar, John Noble, Darcy Cameron, Chris Mayne
Emerg: Callum Brown, Tyler Brown, Travis Varcoe, Mark Keane

No changes

Unavailable: Flynn Appleby (hamstring), Dayne Beams (Mental health), Jeremy Howe (knee), Tom Langdon (knee), Tom Phillips (hamstring), Steele Sidebottom (personal)

NOTES: The one selection headache playing on Nathan Buckley's mind would revolve around Cameron. In the knowledge that the club is not battling the superstar that is Nic Naitanui this week, do the Pies need a second ruckman to tackle Rhys Stanley? Perhaps not. But what Cameron does provide is an outlet that allows Grundy to rest, while also retaining Cox in a deeper forward role. Clearly, the big American is a handful to deal with when left forward. That might be enough for Cameron to keep his place. But if Buckley is satisfied by having Cox provide the secondary option in the ruck, expect one of the Brown brothers to return. - Riley Beveridge

01:42 Mins
Published on

The fans vote Mason Cox: Check out the highlights of your Man of the Match

Mason Cox is the Carlton Draught Man of the Match after his heroics against the West Coast Eagles on Saturday night

Published on