4Port Adelaide2810703900810111.112W
6GWS Giants2410604925801115.483L
8Gold Coast2410604922818112.712W
11Western Bulldogs2010505932739126.122W
12Brisbane Lions1810415849728116.621W
14St Kilda121030772276794.132L
16West Coast121030772393877.081W
18North Melbourne0100010677119156.8410L

Round 10 of the 2024 AFL season delivered a series of electrifying clashes that had fans on the edge of their seats. From high-scoring thrillers to closely contested matches, here’s a comprehensive look at how the games unfolded across the country.

At the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Collingwood narrowly defeated Adelaide in a match that will be remembered for its controversial conclusion. The game was tightly contested throughout, but a late decision by the umpire to penalize Adelaide’s Izak Rankine for running too far became the major talking point. Rankine, after a remarkable game that included a boundary-line stunner, was halted in his tracks during a critical moment, leading Collingwood to secure a 78 to 74 victory. The call drew criticism and debate among fans and commentators, overshadowing what had been a fiercely competitive match.

Over at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Sydney Swans showcased why they are top contenders this season with a dominant 117-65 victory over Carlton. The Swans controlled the game from the second quarter onwards, with their powerful midfield and forward line overwhelming the Blues. This win helped solidify Sydney’s position at the top of the AFL ladder, two wins clear of their closest rivals.

In the north, the Gold Coast Suns pulled off an impressive performance against Geelong at TIO Stadium, claiming a commanding 164-100 victory. The Suns’ forwards were in spectacular form, and their ability to consistently convert opportunities into scores was too much for Geelong to handle. This win could be a significant turning point for the Suns as they look to climb up the ladder.

Brisbane Lions also had a field day, decimating Richmond with a massive 163-44 win at the Gabba. The Lions’ display of clinical efficiency in front of goal and solid defense left Richmond struggling to keep pace, marking one of Brisbane’s most convincing wins of the season.

Meanwhile, at Marvel Stadium, Fremantle edged out St Kilda in a tight contest, securing a 72-55 victory. Both teams fought hard, but Fremantle’s resilience in the final stages proved crucial, earning them crucial points away from home.

Essendon overcame North Melbourne comfortably with a 106-66 victory, showcasing their strength and depth across the board. The Bombers’ performance was a statement of intent as they look to maintain their position in the upper echelons of the ladder.

In a nail-biter at Adelaide Oval, Port Adelaide just managed to scrape past Hawthorn with an 80-79 victory. The game was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams having chances to take control, but Port Adelaide held their nerve to secure the win in the dying moments.

Closing out the round, West Coast proved too strong for Melbourne at Optus Stadium, winning 105-70. The Eagles took early control and never looked back, with their attacking plays and solid defense keeping Melbourne at bay.

As the season progresses, the competition continues to heat up with teams vying for top spots and battling to avoid the wooden spoon. The excitement and unpredictability of the AFL once again prove why it’s one of the most beloved sports in Australia.