AFL Round 9: Fixture, teams, news, tips, odds - everything you need to know for the round of football

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Stay abreast of all the Round 9 AFL fixtures, tips, news, results, reaction and video as they come to hand.

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Saints vs. Cats
Swans vs. Magpies
Hawks vs. Kangaroos
Suns vs. Lions
Tigers vs. Giants
Power vs. Bulldogs
Bombers vs. Dockers
Demons vs. Blues
Eagles vs. Crows


St Kilda vs. Geelong, Marvel Stadium, 7:50pm (AEDT)

Team news: James Frawley will make his St Kilda debut on Friday night, with fellow defender Tom Highmore also returning to the lineup. Meanwhile, midfielder Zak Jones could reportedly miss up to eight weeks after seriously injuring his quad at training during the week. For the Cats, Quinton Narkle has been recalled after coming on as an injury sub for Sam Simpson in last week's stunning win over Richmond.

ESPN tip: Cats by 22 points.

TAB odds: Saints $2.90, Cats $1.40


Sydney vs. Collingwood, SCG, 1:45pm (AEDT)

Team news: Collingwood has confirmed former Australian Boomer Tom Wilson will make his debut on Saturday. Jeremy Howe is set to miss an extended period of time again after injuring his hamstring. He'll have surgery and be out for around eight weeks. Nathan Murphy and Jordan Roughead will also miss for the Pies, but the Swans are confident Isaac Heeney will overcome his ankle complaint in time for Saturday.

ESPN tip: Swans by 27 points.

TAB odds: Swans $1.34, Magpies $3.20

Hawthorn vs. North Melbourne, UTAS, 2:10pm (AEST)

Team news: North's injury-ravaged season continues with Jaidyn Stephenson to miss at least a month with a fractured wrist suffered in Saturday's loss to Collingwood. Premiership Hawk Jack Gunston won't feature against the Kangaroos after suffering an injury setback.

ESPN tip: Hawks by 11 points.

TAB odds: Hawks $1.48, Kangaroos $2.60


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Gold Coast vs. Brisbane, Metricon Stadium, 4:35pm (AEST)

Team news: Touk Miller will miss the Q-Clash through suspension.

ESPN tip: Lions by 31 points.

TAB odds: Suns $3.30, Lions $1.32

Richmond vs. GWS, Marvel Stadium, 7:25pm (AEST)

Team news: ​Giants defender Lachie Keeffe will miss the rest of the season after it was confirmed he suffered an ACL tear, while Jeremy Finlayson will miss through suspension. Meanwhile, emerging Richmond star Shai Bolton was reportedly involved in a fight at a nightclub and broke his wrist and will miss up to a month. Daniel Rioli was also present at the time.

ESPN tip: Tigers by 17 points.

TAB odds: Tigers $1.34, Giants $3.20

Port Adelaide vs. Western Bulldogs, Adelaide Oval, 7:40pm (AEST)

Team news: Gun Dog Lachie Hunter will spend some time on the sidelines after having had surgery on a hand injury suffered last week. Port ruckman Scott Lycett will spend four weeks on the sidelines through suspension, with Ken Hinkley recalling Peter Ladhams.

ESPN tip: Power by 8 points.

TAB odds: Power $1.62, Bulldogs $2.25


Essendon vs. Fremantle, Marvel Stadium, 1:10pm (AEST)

Team news: Adam Cerra will make his return for the Dockers, while Alex Pearce may also only be one week away. Luke Ryan is unlikely, but the cavalry is coming for Freo!

ESPN tip: Bombers by 6 points.

TAB odds: Bombers $1.70, Dockers $2.10

Melbourne vs. Carlton, MCG, 3:20pm (AEST)


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Team news: With Luke Jackson suffering a finger injury, Melbourne forward Sam Weideman has been given a much-deserved opportunity and will play his first match of the season after stringing together dominant VFL performances. Veteran Nathan Jones however is set for a stint on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring at training. For the Blues, Jack Silvagni's rotten luck continues - he'll miss this match due to the concussion protocols after copping friendly fire last week.

ESPN tip: Demons by 19 points.

TAB odds: Demons $1.26, Blues $3.70

West Coast vs. Adelaide, Optus Stadium, 4:40pm (AEST)

Team news: Taylor Walker won't travel with his Crows teammates to Perth, with coach Matthew Nicks confirming the star forward will be managed throughout the season.

ESPN tip: Eagles by 52 points.

TAB odds: Eagles $1.09, Crows $7