The Lions and Power meet at the Gabba, and Sydney look to get back on track against Geelong in the Saturday night games.
Earlier, Collingwood continued its losing ways against the Gold Coast Suns, the Giants bounced back with a thumping win over Adelaide, and St Kilda easily handled Hawthorn.
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St Kilda hammers Hawthorn by 69 points
St Kilda kicked the first five goals of the game and never trailed.(AAP: Daniel Pockett
St Kilda’s exhilarating 2020 form has returned, with the Saints crushing Hawthorn by 69 points to put life in their stuttering AFL season.
Entering Saturday’s clash at Docklands Stadium under the pump at 2-4, St Kilda immediately hit top gear by booting 5.4 before the Hawks managed their first score early in the second quarter.
Despite some brief periods of resistance from Hawthorn, the Saints basically did as they pleased to win 19.14 (128) to 9.5 (59) in a crucial percentage-boosting result.
Without key trio Jaeger O’Meara, Chad Wingard and Shaun Burgoyne, Hawthorn were no match for a team determined to back up their first finals campaign in nine years.
It was the Hawks’ worst loss since round six of 2017.
In heavy defeats to Richmond and Port Adelaide during the previous fortnight, St Kilda managed to kick a combined tally of 12 goals.
But their attacking spark, which became the Saints’ trademark during their run to last year’s semi-final, was back in spectacular fashion.
St Kilda’s ball use through the middle of the ground was exceptional, putting Hawthorn’s defence under such pressure returning star forward Jack Gunston was thrown back at stages to stem the bleeding.
Midfielder Zak Jones had a career-best outing, picking up 24 possessions and kicking two goals in the first half alone on his way to 37 touches for the match.
Perennially under-fire Brad Hill enjoyed one of his most dominant games since joining the Saints last year, setting the standard early with 11 first-quarter possessions.
Former Richmond forward Jack Higgins was St Kilda’s leading goal kicker with four, while veteran ruckman Paddy Ryder made a classy return to reignite his successful partnership with fellow big man Rowan Marshall.
Collingwood’s losing streak extends to five games against Gold Coast
Brandon Ellis led both teams for possessions and picked up a goal to boot.(AAP: James Ross
It has been more than a month since the Magpies won a game, with a 24-point loss to Gold Coast marking their fifth straight defeat.
The Pies have not won a game since round two, against Carlton on March 25, and looked every bit the 17th-best team the AFL in their 12.7 (79) to 7.13 (55) loss at the MCG.
Collingwood slumped to a new low in their disastrous AFL season as led to a 24-point defeat to Gold Coast at the MCG.
The Suns celebrated a rare trip to the home of football by using its wide expanses to their advantage, often drawing on their superior speed to set up attacking forays and taking advantage of another error-riddled display from Collingwood.
An energetic midfield unit led by Hugh Greenwood (26 disposals and 12 clearances), Touk Miller (34 disposals) and Brandon Ellis (35 disposals, 1 goal) set the platform for the impressive  victory and the visitors’ spread of contributors was particularly important.
Reigning best-and-fairest winner Sam Collins led a resolute backline as Josh Corbett (four) and Ben King (two) headed a list of seven Suns goal kickers.
Brody Mihocek (four goals) and Josh Daicos (27 disposals) fought hard for Collingwood and Jordan De Goey had 16 disposals and six clearances on return from a week out with concussion.
De Goey spent most of the first half in the midfield and was thrown forward late as coach Nathan Buckley tried to find a matchwinner.
But he missed a crucial set shot in the final term and the Magpies were ultimately outclassed in a fifth consecutive defeat that has resulted in their worst start to a season since 2005.
GWS continue impressive turnaround by thumping Adelaide
Jesse Hogan slotted his first goal as a Giant, and went on to kick three more on the day.(AAP: Matt Turner
Jesse Hogan made a triumphant four-goal comeback as Greater Western Sydney hammered a lacklustre Adelaide by 67 points.
The Giants banked a third win in four games with their resounding 15.16 (106) to 4.15 (39) victory at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
The Giants have won three of their past four, Last week’s loss to the table-topping Bulldogs is the Giants’ only defeat since losing their first three games of the AFL season.
Hogan, in his first game for the club after stints at Melbourne and Fremantle, formed a dangerous forward line with fellow talls Harry Himmelberg (three goals) and Sam Reid (two goals).
The attacking trio feasted on supply from a dominant midfield led by best-afield Tim Taranto (34 disposals, seven clearances) and Jacob Hopper (30 possessions), while wingers Lachie Whitfield (30 touches) and Josh Kelly (27 disposals) were influential.
And the Giants defence was superb in shutting out the flat Crows, who barely offered a yelp in their third consecutive loss.
In-form Adelaide veteran forward Taylor Walker booted two goals as his side had no clear winner, though onballer Ben Keays (28 disposals), acting captain Tom Doedee (22 touches, nine marks) and Paul Seedsman (27 possessions) battled against the tide.
Walker marked just 15 seconds into the game and converted from outside 50 metres but it was Adelaide’s sole goal in the opening term.
The Giants controlled play but were cruelled by wayward goal kicking they led 1.8 to 1.1 at quarter-time and had lost Brent Daniels to a hamstring strain.
GWS made their move in the second stanza, booting five goals to one for a 32-point half-time advantage, 6.12 to 2.4.
The visitors’ command at half-time was complete: Shane Mumford ruled the ruck, his midfield led the clearances 17-8 and their miserly defence allowed the Crows two goals from 23 inside 50s and only one mark in that attacking zone.
The Giants skipped further ahead within a minute of the third term when Tom Green snapped accurately the first of four goals for the term as the visitors again restricted the Crows to just one major.
And Green again opened scoring in the final term with a goal 20 seconds in as the Giants moved untroubled to 10th spot on the ladder, two rungs ahead of the Crows.

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