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Round 6 of the AFL comes to a close as the dangerous Carlton Blues try to slow the red-hot Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from 6:45pm (AEST).
After an encouraging fortnight that netted two wins, the Blues couldn’t make it three on the bounce against the Saints last Thursday night. As has been typical of them in 2020, a slow start doomed them and, although they recovered in the second half, they couldn’t close the gap before the siren had sounded.
It’s been a very encouraging patch of form for the Bulldogs, however. After a woeful 0-2 start, they’ve been lights out – knocking off the Giants, Swans and Kangaroos in convincing fashion. Billed as a top four smokey at the start of the season, the Doggies are finally hitting peak form and will look to put Carlton to the sword.
Apart from last year’s drought-breaking 44-point win, the Blues have had a tough time of it against the Bulldogs of late – losing six of the last seven encounters. Neither side has an encouraging record at Metricon Stadium, with Carlton only 3-3 since it was redeveloped and the Bulldogs a poor 1-2. That said, the Dogs haven’t visited the venue since 2014.
Opening bounce: 6:45pm (AEST)
Venue: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
TV: Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
B: S.Docherty, L.Jones, L.Plowman
HB: T.Williamson, J.Weitering, S.Petrevski-Seton
C: J.Newnes, P.Cripps, M.Murphy
HF: S.Walsh, L.Casboult, M.Gibbons
F: W.Setterfield, J.Martin, E.Betts
Foll: M.PIttonet, D.Cunningham, E.Curnow
Bench (four to be omitted): K.Simpson, H.McKay, M.McGovern, M.Kennedy, Z.Fisher, S.Philp, C.Polson, C.Moore
B: B.Williams, A.Keath, C.Daniel
HB: J.Johannisen, Z.Cordy, E.Wood
C: E.Richards, M.Bontempelli, J.Macrae
HF: B.Dale, J.Schache, T.McLean
F: M.Wallis, J.Bruce, R.West
Foll: T.English, T.Liberatore, B.Smith
Bench (four to be omitted): M.Suckling, L.Hunter, L.Butler, L.Vandermeer, P.Lipinski, C.Porter, J.Sweet, R.Gardner