Geelong thrashed Richmond in Friday night's opening game for the long weekend. Geelong finished 67 points in front.

Richmond 5.7  37 were defeated by Geelong 16.8  104

Carlton 11.12  78 defeated Brisbane 9.9  63

Gold Coast 11.6  72 were defeated by North Melbourne 14.15  99

Adelaide 12.10  82 defeated GWS 9.7  61

Sydney 18.8  116 defeated West Coast 10.11  71

Collingwood 15.8  98 defeated Melbourne 7.15  57