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Six clubs return from the bye in Round 16 of a rapidly unfolding AFL season.

Wednesday’s Q-Clash should prove intriguing, while the likes of Port Adelaide, Geelong and West Coast must keep winning to build momentum ahead of finals.

Get the lowdown on everything that you need to know about every club in your AFL Cheat Sheet!

Adelaide Crows

This week, the Crows play the Greater Western Sydney Giants at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday at 5.40pm AEST

  • Adelaide broke a 16-match losing streak with a 35-point win over Hawthorn in Round 15
  • The victory was coach Matthew Nicks’ first in charge of the Crows
  • Matt Crouch averages 30.2 disposals in seven career matches against the Giants

Brisbane Lions

This week, the Lions play the Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba on Wednesday at 7.10pm AEST

  • Brisbane kicked just six goals but defeated Collingwood on Friday evening
  • Four of Brisbane’s last six wins have been by eight points or less
  • Defender Harris Andrews is likely to miss the Suns clash with a hamstring problem

Carlton Blues

This week, the Blues play the Sydney Swans at Metricon Stadium on Tuesday at 8.10pm AEST

  • Carlton again faded late in Round 15, going goalless in the final quarter to lose by nine points to Greater Western Sydney
  • The Blues have beaten Sydney just twice since 2011
  • Four of the past six clashes between the Blues and the Swans have been decided by 19 points or less

Collingwood Magpies

This week, the Magpies are one of two clubs to have the bye

  • Collingwood were held to just five goals in an eight-point loss to Brisbane in Round 15
  • The Magpies enter Round 16 sitting sixth on the ladder
  • Collingwood finish the home-and-away season with fixtures against Gold Coast and Port Adelaide

Essendon Bombers

This week, the Bombers play the Geelong Cats at the Gabba on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • Essendon were beaten by 15 points against the West Coast Eagles on Tuesday night
  • Midfielder Andrew McGrath (ankle) is likely to miss the rest of the season
  • The Bombers have not won a first quarter since Round 2

Fremantle Dockers

This week, the Dockers play the Melbourne Demons at Cazaly’s Stadium on Monday at 7.10pm AEST

  • Fremantle were within a goal of reigning premiers Richmond at three-quarter time on Wednesday, only to lose by 27 points
  • Rising Star favourite Caleb Serong was impressive against the Tigers, the first-year player winning 22 disposals
  • Of the past 12 meetings between Melbourne and Fremantle, 10 have been decided by 32 points or more

Geelong Cats

This week, the Cats play the Essendon Bombers at the Gabba on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • Geelong has won five matches in a row to sit inside the top four
  • Veteran midfielder Joel Selwood (knee) is in doubt for this fixture, as is ruckman Rhys Stanley (groin)
  • The Cats have won seven of their past nine against Essendon

Gold Coast Suns

This week, the Suns play the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Wednesday at 7.10pm AEST

  • The Suns had 31 scoring shots in their last fixture, a 63-point thumping of North Melbourne
  • Ex-Lion Pearce Hanley announced his retirement this week, the Sun finishing his career immediately
  • Gold Coast has beaten Brisbane just once since 2016

Greater Western Sydney Giants

This week, the Giants play the Adelaide Crows at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday at 5.40pm AEST

  • The Giants kicked four goals to none in the last quarter to beat Carlton by nine points on Thursday
  • Youngster Jake Riccardi continues to impress and has kicked eight goals in his first three AFL matches
  • GWS has a 1-5 record against the Crows at the Adelaide Oval

Hawthorn Hawks

This week, the Hawks play the St Kilda Saints at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 1.05pm AEST

  • The Hawks were embarrassed on Tuesday, becoming the first team to lose to Adelaide since the Saints did in August 2019
  • Hawthorn has lost nine of its last 10 matches but could welcome back Jaeger O’Meara (hand)
  • Three of the past five matches between the Hawks and the Saints have been decided by five points or less

Melbourne Demons

This week, the Demons play the Fremantle Dockers at Cazaly’s Stadium on Monday at 7.10pm AEST

  • Melbourne kicked just three goals in the first three quarters of a disappointing 21-point loss to Sydney on Thursday
  • The Demons have won three of their last four against Fremantle and Michael Hibberd (ankle) could return
  • Clayton Oliver averages 29.6 disposals in matches against the Dockers

North Melbourne Kangaroos

This week, the Kangaroos play Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST

  • North Melbourne has won just one match since Round 2
  • The Kangaroos ended a five-match losing streak against Port Adelaide with an 86-point triumph in Round 22 last year
  • Ben Brown kicked 10 goals on that occasion, but will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, but captain Jack Ziebell (hamstring) will return

Port Adelaide Power

This week, the Power play the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST

  • Port Adelaide has lost to North Melbourne just once since 2014
  • Key forward Charlie Dixon and midfielder Sam Powell-Pepper recently signed three-year contract extensions
  • Four of the last five clashes between the Power and the Kangaroos have been decided by 28 points or more

Richmond Tigers

This week, the Tigers are one of two clubs to have the bye

  • Richmond has a 7-0 record in Queensland this year and haven’t lost in the state since 2014
  • Kane Lambert (hip) and Dylan Grimes (hamstring) are likely to return in Round 17 against Geelong
  • Shane Edwards (personal) and David Astbury (knee) could return before finals, too

St Kilda Saints

This week, the Saints play the Hawthorn Hawks at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 1.05pm AEST

  • St Kilda has won just one of its last four matches
  • The Saints have lost eight of their last 10 against the Hawks
  • Seb Ross averages 30.8 disposals in his last five matches against Hawthorn

Sydney Swans

This week, the Swans play the Carlton Blues at Metricon Stadium on Tuesday at 8.10pm AEST

  • Sydney upset Melbourne by 21 points in Round 15 to record its fifth win of the season
  • Callum Mills (calf) was a late withdrawal before that win and could be in doubt for this fixture
  • Sydney has won 10 of its last 12 against Carlton

West Coast Eagles

This week, the Eagles play the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 6.10pm AEST

  • The Eagles returned to the winners list in Round 15, Liam Ryan kicking four goals in a 15-point triumph over Essendon
  • Luke Shuey (hamstring) is likely to be sidelined until finals and Elliot Yeo (groin) will also miss this clash
  • West Coast has won its past five matches against the Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs

This week, the Bulldogs play the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 6.10pm AEST

  • The Bulldogs have not beaten West Coast since an elimination final at Subiaco in 2016
  • Jack Darling has been tough to stop for the Bulldogs, the Eagles forward kicking at least two goals in his last seven matches against the Bulldogs
  • West Coast’s last three wins in this fixture have all been by 51 points or more