There is plenty of footy for fans to get to this weekend across the AFL and Super Rugby. Find out what's on this weekend here.
We’ve put together our weekly round-up of all the sport happening across the nation this weekend. Check it out.
First up is NRL action between Manly Sea Eagles v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Lottoland on Saturday 6 April at 3pm.
Manly sit just inside the eight after three rounds, with one win on the board. A demolition (46-12) of the Warriors last week will have the Sea Eagles fans salivating. A ‘player of the week’ performance from Tom Trbojevic, as well as inspired performances from his brother Jake Trbojevic and captain Daly Cherry-Evans saw all three named in the NRL official team of the week for Round 3.
This trio were immense for the Sea Eagles last round.
Heading to the newly named Giants Stadium will see GWS take on Richmond at 4.35pm on Saturday. Despite both sides considered strong Premiership contenders, both come in off the back of heavy Round 2 losses. Each will be eager to atone for their poor outings in what is set up to be a real battle of the titans, with both very real chances of being thereabouts come season’s end.
Elite midfielder Josh Kelly will return for the Giants this weekend.
In our third football code of the day, Newcastle Jets face Western Sydney Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium, kicking off at 5.35pm on Saturday. It is the Jets’ second last game at home this season, with just four rounds remaining in the A-League season.
Looking forward to Sunday 7 April, the NRL continues with Newcastle Knights v St.George Illawarra Dragons at 6.10pm. Like the Sea Eagles, the Knights and Dragons also have one win from three to start their campaigns. In the perfect one-two punch for Newcastle locals, fans can head to see the Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium, before the Knights the following day. What a weekend for sport in Newcastle.
It’s just footy for sport in Melbourne this week, but that’s the way Victorians like it. First up sees Carlton and Sydney go head to head. Both sides are searching for their first win as they butt heads at Marvel Stadium – first bounce is at 1.45pm. The Blues have said they’re sick of honourable losses and fans are quietly confident coming into this one. Can the young Blues midfield led by bull Patrick Cripps get the job done as they go toe-to-toe with the heavyweights of Sydney such as Josh Kennedy and Luke Parker.
Blues fans can expect more of this from Mitch McGovern in the Navy Blue
The following day (Sunday 7 April), we’re back at Marvel as the in-form Western Bulldogs tackle Gold Coast. It’s a 2.20pm start, as a 2-0 Dogs side battle a Suns outfit brimming with confidence after a stirring 3-point victory last week.
Is there a side more in-form than the Brisbane Lions? The Lions face Port Adelaide on Saturday 6 April, 6.25pm at The Gabba. Both sides come into the clash undefeated. The young Brisbane midfield is the talk of the town, with Jarrod Berry, Hugh McCluggage, Rhys Mathieson, and the like in sensational form, accompanied by new recruits Lachie Neale, Jarryd Lyons and Lincoln McCarthy.
Very interesting watching to see if the Lions can keep their strong start going.
A monster bomb from Eric Hipwood inside the square last week. Just how good can this young Lions side be?
Switching sides of the country, Fremantle are back at home, as the Dockers take on St Kilda. The Dockers appear to be a different outfit at home after a resounding Round 1 victory at Optus Stadium, before falling last week. Can they halt St Kilda’s winning streak and make it two on the trot in Perth. 3.20pm to find out.
Cam McCarthy is in red-hot form, currently sitting second in the Coleman.
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