Geelong v GWS at GMHBA Stadium
Fri 4 May 7:50pm AEST
Definition of an eight point game with two sides hoping to make it deep into September. The Cats will be looking to pounce on an injured GWS side. Recycled pick-ups Dylan Buckley (ex-Carlton) and Lachlan Keefe (ex-Collingwood) will make their debuts for the Giants. Stewart Crameri will play his first game for the Cats while Scott Selwood and Zac Smith return to the side.
Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast at Mars Stadium
Sat 5 May 1:45pm AEST
The Suns will have to leave the subtropical Gold Coast to do battle on the icy goldfields in Ballarat against the young Dogs. Three captains are out with injury, the Bulldogs losing Easton Wood (replaced by Lewis Young) and the Suns sans Tom Lynch and Steven May. Gold Coast will be debuting two 2017 draftees in Charlie Ballard and Brayden Crossley.
Essendon v Hawthorn at the MCG
Sat 5 May 2:10pm AEST
Hawthorn regain James Sicily and Liam Shiels for this classic Saturday arvo match up at the G. Essendon will welcome the return of Conor McKenna from suspension and hope big bodies Tom Bellchambers and David Myers can improve their midfield.
West Coast v Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium
Sat 5 May 2:35pm AWST
Second plays sixth over in Perth. Chad Wingard is out with a hamstring but Port with Paddy Ryder back from injury represents a big challenge to the Eagles going six straight. Jasper Pittard is also back in the Power line-up while Jackson Nelson and Mark Hutchings replace injured Eagles Lewis Jetta and Dom Sheed.
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