AFL Round 14: 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 14 AFL fixtures, tips, news, results, reaction and video as they come to hand.

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Cats vs. Dogs
Suns vs. Power
Kangaroos vs. Lions
Giants vs. Blues
Hawks vs. Bombers


Geelong vs. Western Bulldogs, GMHBA Stadium, 7:50pm (AEDT)

Team news: Cam Guthrie will return to the Cats side on Friday night, after missing two games with a shoulder complaint. Patrick Dangerfield got through his return game unscathed and should be better for the run, while fellow veteran Shaun Higgins will be managed. The Bulldogs continue to be without Josh Dunkley and Adam Treloar, and name an unchanged lineup for this week's blockbuster.

ESPN tip: Cats by 15 points.

TAB odds: Cats $1.65, Bulldogs $2.20


Gold Coast vs. Port Adelaide, Metricon Stadium, 3:45pm (AEDT)

Team news: The Suns will welcome back full back Sam Collins for their clash with the Power after recovering from an ankle injury, with key forward Sam Day also in line to feature in his first game since Round 2. Port Adelaide has recalled Scott Lycett after spending five weeks on the sidelines. Defender Jarrod Lienert also makes his way into the Power side, replacing Riley Bonner, Todd Marshall and Boyd Woodcock as the three omissions.

ESPN tip: Power by 23 points.

TAB odds: Suns $3.10, Power $1.35

North Melbourne vs. Brisbane, Blundstone Arena, 4:35pm (AEST)

Team news: Luke McDonald will make his long-awaited return for the Kangaroos, however Taylor Garner will miss with an ankle injury after coming off the ground late in the draw against GWS. The Lions will be without skipper Dayne Zorko (suspension) and Ryan Lester (hamstring) but have called upon Irish youngster James Madden.

ESPN tip: Lions by 46 points.

TAB odds: Kangaroos $5, Lions $1.16


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GWS vs. Carlton, Giants Stadium, 7:25pm (AEST)

Team news: Phil Davis makes his return for the Giants after an 11-week hiatus, with Harry Perryman and young ruckman Kieren Briggs also included in the side, the trio replacing Jake Stein (omitted), Shane Mumford (back) and Lachie Ash (omitted). The Blues have axed veteran Marc Murphy, but Lachie Fogarty, Luke Parks and Matthew Kennedy will take the field in a must-win clash. Harry McKay and Nic Newman have satisfied the AFL's concussion protocols and retain their place in the lineup.

ESPN tip: Giants by 11 points.

TAB odds: Giants $1.62, Blues $2.25


Hawthorn vs. Essendon, UTAS, 3:20pm (AEST)

Team news: The Hawks will be backing in their youngsters this week, including Lachlan Bramble (AFL debut), Tyler Brockman, Conor Nash, Emerson Jeka and James Cousins​ in their extended squad, while James Worpel will miss after being hit with a one match suspension for a dangerous tackle. The Bombers have lost Andrew McGrath for the rest of the season after rupturing his posterior cruciate ligament. David Zaharakis will miss with a hamstring and Aaron Francis has taken time away from the club, but Devon Smith and Peter Wright are among seven inclusions.

ESPN tip: Bombers by 26 points.

TAB odds: Hawks $2.50, Bombers $1.52