Collingwood has just managed to scrape in a win over an injury depleted Essendon in the opening game of the round.

Collingwood 10.16  76  defeated Essendon 10.5  65 

Sydney 17.7  109 defeated St Kilda 8.16  64

North Melbourne 13.10  88 defeated Melbourne 12.11  83

Geelong 19.15  128 defeated Carlton 8.13  61

Gold Coast 7.13  55 were defeated by GWS 20.7  127

West Coast 9.13  67 were defeated by Hawthorn 16.9  105

Western Bulldogs 18.13  121 defeated Adelaide 13.9  87

Richmond12.10  82 defeated Brisbane 8.7  55

Port Adelaide 15.20  110 defeated Freemantle 10.7  67