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Sydney defender Nick Smith concedes the AFL’s minor premiers have a lot to work on after they were outwilled and outworked in week one of the finals.
Coach Luke Beveridge isn’t worried about Western Bulldogs’ recent poor record in Perth, saying his AFL side won’t focus on that trend, the venue or a raucous crowd on Thursday night.
A Round 1 meeting feels like ancient history for AFL rivals Geelong and Hawthorn, with both coaches admitting plenty has changed since.
Nelson Asofa-Solomona’s absence will hurt Melbourne’s pack but Jesse Bromwich prefers to see the upside of his teammate’s one-game NRL ban.
Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith expects no shortage of niggle as he prepares to battle Cronulla counterpart Michael Ennis for possibly the last time.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is adamant his AFL side has bottomed out, having missed finals for the third year in a row.