AFL Round 15: 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 15 AFL fixtures, tips, news, results, reaction and video as they come to hand.

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


THURSDAY, JUNE 24

Brisbane vs. Geelong, Gabba, 7:20pm (AEDT)

Team news: Lions skipper Dayne Zorko returns to the side after serving a one-match suspension. For the Cats, Mitch Duncan goes out with a PCL injury. He's expected to miss around eight weeks of action, in what is a big blow for Geelong.

ESPN tip: Lions by 5 points.

TAB odds: Lions $1.65, Cats $2.20


FRIDAY, JUNE 25

Richmond vs. St Kilda, MCG, 7:50pm (AEDT)

Team news: Richmond will hand ruck-forward Samson Ryan an AFL debut, as they also welcome back premiership midfielder Dion Prestia from a hamstring injury. But fellow flag stars David Astbury (Achilles) and Tom Lynch (knee) are still at least another week away, while out-of-form small forward Daniel Rioli has been dropped from the team that lost to West Coast in Perth before the bye. For St Kilda, they lose Hunter Clark to the jaw injury which saw him subbed out of the club's last game, but Rohan Marshall, Tim Membrey and Seb Ross are all notable inclusions.

ESPN tip: Tigers by 37 points.

TAB odds: Tigers $1.20, Saints $4.40


SATURDAY, JUNE 26

North Melbourne vs. Gold Coast, Blundstone Arena, 1:45pm (AEST)

Team news: Young mid Will Phillips and Lachie Young both come into the Kangaroos' side for this week, replacing Tom Powell (managed) and Bailey Scott (omitted). Suns captain David Swallow (concussion) and Lachie Weller (hamstring) have been forced out of the side to travel to Tasmania, with Jeremy sharp coming in for his first game of the season.

ESPN tip: Kangaroos by 11 points.

TAB odds: Kangaroos $1.70, Suns $2.10

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Dunkley: Fans often provoke AFL players on nights out

Western Bulldogs star Josh Dunkley says players need to be able to enjoy a night out without being harassed, revealing some of the treatment he's witnessed.

Collingwood vs. Fremantle, Marvel Stadium, 4:35pm (AEST)

Team news: The Magpies confirmed last week that star defender Darcy Moore will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, while Jordan De Goey will serve a one-match suspension. In positive news for Pies fans, Brodie Grundy and Taylor Adams both return from injury. Meanwhile, Fremantle have been boosted by the return of forward Matt Taberner and skipper Nat Fyfe.

ESPN tip: Magpies by 6 points.

TAB odds: Magpies $1.70, Dockers $2.10

Essendon vs. Melbourne, MCG, 7:25pm (AEST)

Team news: ‚ÄčThe Bombers have made just one change for Saturday night, with powerful forward Alec Waterman replacing the omitted Ned Cahill. Melbourne leader Jack Viney returns to the field after spending nine weeks on the sidelines through injury, with key forward Sam Weideman making way.

ESPN tip: Demons by 17 points.

TAB odds: Bombers $3.60, Demons $1.28

Port Adelaide vs. Sydney, Adelaide Opval, 7:40pm (AEST)

Team news: The Power will be without forward Robbie Gray, who is set to miss up to eight weeks with a medial ligament injury in his left knee. Defender Lachie Jones will also have a period on the sidelines after injuring his left hamstring in the win against the Suns. Into the side comes Victorian 19-year-old Dylan Williams, who will play his first game for the Power. The Swans will make two changes, with Kaiden Brand and forward Errol Gulden replacing Sam Wicks (suspension) and Logan McDonald (omitted).

ESPN tip: Power by 22 points.

TAB odds: Power $1.35, Swans $3.10


SUNDAY, JUNE 27

GWS vs. Hawthorn, Giants Stadium, 1:10pm (AEST)

Team news: The Giants have included Lachie Ash, Brent Daniels, Shane Mumford and Tanner Bruhn in an extended squad for Sunday's home clash at the MCG. Meanwhile, Hawthorn has included James Worpel and Kyle Hartigan who both return from suspension.

ESPN tip: Giants by 25 points.

TAB odds: Giants $1.26, Hawks $3.70

West Coast vs. Western Bulldogs, Optus Stadium, 3:20pm (AEST)

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Dunkley: Fans often provoke AFL players on nights out

Western Bulldogs star Josh Dunkley says players need to be able to enjoy a night out without being harassed, revealing some of the treatment he's witnessed.

Team news: Key forward Josh Schache, Ed Richards Riley Garcia come into the side that lost to the Cats in a thriller last week, with former skipper Easton Wood and Stefan Martin remaining sidelined. The Eagles have recalled Brad Sheppard (concussion), Jeremy McGovern (knee), Tim Kelly (knee) and captain Luke Shuey (hamstring) for the blockbuster Round 15 clash.

ESPN tip: Eagles by 10 points.

TAB odds: Eagles $1.80, Bulldogs $2

Carlton vs. Adelaide, Marvel Stadium, 4:40pm (AEST)

Team news: Adelaide veteran David Mackay will be free to play after the Tribunal threw out his rough conduct charge. Defender Luke Brown will slot straight back into the Crows defence after recovering from an Achilles injury. The Blues will regain Lachie Plowman from suspension, while veteran Marc Murphy is one of five players also in line to return.

ESPN tip: Blues by 8 points.

TAB odds: Blues $1.60, Crows $2.30