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2018 AFL season

2018 AFL premiership season
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Teams 18
Matches played 144
Attendance 4,996,754 (34,700 per match)
Highest attendance 91,440 (round 5, Collingwood vs. Essendon)
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The 2018 Australian Football League season is the 122nd season of the elite Australian rules football competition. There are 18 teams competing in the league, the same as the previous six seasons. The first game was played on Thursday, 22 March, and the season is scheduled to conclude with the 2018 AFL Grand Final on Saturday, 29 September.[1]

Pre-season

AFLX

On 17 November 2017, the AFL confirmed that the pre-season would feature an AFLX competition. The game is played on a soccer-sized pitch over two ten minute halves. Each team features seven players on the field and three interchange players. Teams were split into three groups of six, with a grand final to be held for each group. The matches were played from 15–17 February 2018.[2] The winners of the competition were Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.[3][4][5]

JLT Community Series

The pre-season series of games returns in 2018 JLT Community Series. The number of games will be reduced compared to the previous season, with teams playing two games each. The games are to be stand-alone, with no overall winner of the series. Each team plays two games, many at suburban or regional venues, while all games are televised on Fox Footy.

Premiership season

Round 1

Round 1 (Opening Round)
Thursday, 22 March (7:25 pm) Richmond 17.19 (121) def. Carlton 15.5 (95) MCG (crowd: 90,151) Report
Friday, 23 March (7:50 pm) Essendon 14.15 (99) def. Adelaide 12.15 (87) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 43,016) Report
Saturday, 24 March (3:35 pm) St Kilda 16.11 (107) def. Brisbane Lions 12.10 (82) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 23,731) Report
Saturday, 24 March (4:05 pm) Port Adelaide 16.14 (110) def. Fremantle 9.6 (60) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 38,324) Report
Saturday, 24 March (6:25 pm) Gold Coast 7.13 (55) def. North Melbourne 5.9 (39) Cazaly's Stadium (crowd: 3,722) Report
Saturday, 24 March (7:25 pm) Hawthorn 15.11 (101) def. Collingwood 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 58,051) Report
Sunday, 25 March (1:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 20.13 (133) def. Western Bulldogs 7.9 (51) UNSW Canberra Oval (crowd: 10,454) Report
Sunday, 25 March (3:20 pm) Melbourne 13.16 (94) def. by Geelong 14.13 (97) MCG (crowd: 54,112) Report
Sunday, 25 March (4:20 pm) West Coast 13.8 (86) def. by Sydney 18.7 (115) Optus Stadium (crowd: 53,553) Report

Round 2

Round 2 (Easter)
Thursday, 29 March (7:20 pm) Adelaide 18.10 (118) def. Richmond 12.10 (82) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 49,743) Report
Friday, 30 March (4:20 pm) North Melbourne 13.17 (95) def. St Kilda 5.13 (43) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 33,966) Report
Saturday, 31 March (1:45 pm) Carlton 9.13 (67) def. by Gold Coast 15.11 (101) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,025) Report
Saturday, 31 March (4:35 pm) Collingwood 12.7 (79) def. by Greater Western Sydney 15.5 (95) MCG (crowd: 30,941) Report
Saturday, 31 March (6:25 pm) Brisbane Lions 10.14 (74) def. by Melbourne 14.16 (100) Gabba (crowd: 17,141) Report
Saturday, 31 March (5:10 pm) Fremantle 16.10 (106) def. Essendon 14.6 (90) Optus Stadium (crowd: 49,021) Report
Sunday, 1 April (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 9.16 (70) def. by West Coast 18.13 (121) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 22,868) Report
Sunday, 1 April (4:40 pm) Sydney 10.11 (71) def. by Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) SCG (crowd: 34,636) Report
Monday, 2 April (3:20 pm) Geelong 18.9 (117) def. by Hawthorn 17.16 (118) MCG (crowd: 73,189) Report

Round 3

Round 3
Friday, 6 April (7:50 pm) Carlton 11.10 (76) def. by Collingwood 16.4 (100) MCG (crowd: 68,548) Report
Saturday, 7 April (1:15 pm) Port Adelaide 14.13 (97) def. Brisbane Lions 14.8 (92) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 36,363) Report
Saturday, 7 April (2:10 pm) Melbourne 18.15 (123) def. North Melbourne 13.8 (86) MCG (crowd: 35,518) Report
Saturday, 7 April (2:35 pm) Gold Coast 10.8 (68) def. by Fremantle 13.18 (96) Optus Stadium (crowd: 33,388) Report
Saturday, 7 April (7:25 pm) Sydney 16.7 (103) def. Greater Western Sydney 12.15 (87) SCG (crowd: 34,711) Report
Saturday, 7 April (7:25 pm) St Kilda 7.13 (55) def. by Adelaide 15.14 (104) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 19,324) Report
Sunday, 8 April (1:10 pm) Richmond 15.12 (102) def. Hawthorn 13.11 (89) MCG (crowd: 70,701) Report
Sunday, 8 April (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 14.20 (104) def. Essendon 12.11 (83) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 40,499) Report
Sunday, 8 April (2:40 pm) West Coast 14.11 (95) def. Geelong 11.14 (80) Optus Stadium (crowd: 54,535) Report

Round 4

Round 4
Friday, 13 April (7:20 pm) Adelaide 9.4 (58) def. by Collingwood 16.10 (106) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 45,495) Report
Saturday, 14 April (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 11.16 (82) def. Fremantle 7.9 (51) UNSW Canberra Oval (crowd: 11,356) Report
Saturday, 14 April (2:10 pm) Richmond 16.14 (110) def. Brisbane Lions 2.5 (17) MCG (crowd: 32,870) Report
Saturday, 14 April (4:35 pm) Western Bulldogs 11.13 (79) def. by Sydney 13.8 (86) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,058) Report
Saturday, 14 April (7:25 pm) North Melbourne 18.8 (116) def. Carlton 4.6 (30) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 14,266) Report
Saturday, 14 April (6:10 pm) West Coast 21.13 (139) def. Gold Coast 9.5 (59) Optus Stadium (crowd: 51,774) Report
Sunday, 15 April (1:10 pm) Essendon 16.10 (106) def. Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,900) Report
Sunday, 15 April (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 18.7 (115) def. Melbourne 6.12 (48) MCG (crowd: 41,973) Report
Sunday, 15 April (4:40 pm) Geelong 15.13 (103) def. St Kilda 7.14 (56) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 27,338) Report

Round 5

Round 5 (Anzac Round)
Friday, 20 April (7:50 pm) Sydney 10.15 (75) def. by Adelaide 12.13 (85) SCG (crowd: 38,017) Report
Saturday, 21 April (1:45 pm) St Kilda 10.13 (73) drew with Greater Western Sydney 9.19 (73) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 14,956) Report
Saturday, 21 April (4:35 pm) Carlton 10.9 (69) def. by West Coast 10.19 (79) MCG (crowd: 27,900) Report
Saturday, 21 April (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 7.8 (50) def. by Geelong 12.12 (84) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 45,372) Report
Saturday, 21 April (6:10 pm) Fremantle 16.12 (108) def. Western Bulldogs 8.6 (54) Optus Stadium (crowd: 43,056) Report
Sunday, 22 April (3:20 pm) North Melbourne 14.14 (98) def. Hawthorn 11.4 (70) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 27,981) Report
Sunday, 22 April (4:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 10.11 (71) def. by Gold Coast 11.10 (76) Gabba (crowd: 16,087) Report
Tuesday, 24 April (7:25 pm) Melbourne 8.8 (56) def. by Richmond 15.12 (102) MCG (crowd: 77,071) Report
Wednesday, 25 April (3:20 pm) Collingwood 14.17 (101) def. Essendon 7.10 (52) MCG (crowd: 91,440) Report

Round 6

Round 6
Friday, 27 April (7:50 pm) Western Bulldogs 11.14 (80) def. Carlton 8.11 (59) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 33,915) Report
Saturday, 28 April (1:45 pm) Geelong 10.9 (69) def. by Sydney 12.14 (86) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 31,036) Report
Saturday, 28 April (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 10.9 (69) def. by Port Adelaide 15.12 (102) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 17,617) Report
Saturday, 28 April (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 10.17 (77) def. Brisbane Lions 5.13 (43) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 10,046) Report
Saturday, 28 April (7:25 pm) Hawthorn 13.11 (89) def. St Kilda 7.12 (54) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 15,741) Report
Saturday, 28 April (7:10 pm) Adelaide 16.14 (110) def. Gold Coast 9.8 (62) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 44,835) Report
Sunday, 29 April (1:10 pm) Essendon 10.12 (72) def. by Melbourne 16.12 (108) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 35,964) Report
Sunday, 29 April (3:20 pm) Collingwood 10.10 (70) def. by Richmond 16.17 (113) MCG (crowd: 72,157) Report
Sunday, 29 April (2:40 pm) Fremantle 12.9 (81) def. by West Coast 13.11 (89) Optus Stadium (crowd: 56,521) Report

Round 7

Round 7
Friday, 4 May (7:50 pm) Geelong 14.9 (93) def. Greater Western Sydney 4.8 (32) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 25,079) Report
Saturday, 5 May (1:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 11.15 (81) def. Gold Coast 10.12 (72) Mars Stadium (crowd: 6,833) Report
Saturday, 5 May (2:10 pm) Essendon 10.7 (67) def. by Hawthorn 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 53,018) Report
Saturday, 5 May (2:35 pm) West Coast 16.6 (102) def. Port Adelaide 9.6 (60) Optus Stadium (crowd: 50,516) Report
Saturday, 5 May (7:25 pm) Sydney 9.12 (66) def. by North Melbourne 9.14 (68) SCG (crowd: 29,124) Report
Saturday, 5 May (7:10 pm) Adelaide 19.11 (125) def. Carlton 10.10 (70) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 47,422) Report
Sunday, 6 May (1:10 pm) Richmond 15.20 (110) def. Fremantle 4.9 (33) MCG (crowd: 43,240) Report
Sunday, 6 May (3:20 pm) St Kilda 9.13 (67) def. by Melbourne 16.10 (106) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 25,496) Report
Sunday, 6 May (4:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 18.6 (114) def. by Collingwood 19.7 (121) Gabba (crowd: 21,850) Report

Round 8

Round 8
Friday, 11 May (7:50 pm) Hawthorn 10.11 (71) def. by Sydney 12.7 (79) MCG (crowd: 32,784) Report
Saturday, 12 May (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 8.13 (61) def. by West Coast 12.14 (86) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 9,253) Report
Saturday, 12 May (2:10 pm) Carlton 14.7 (91) def. Essendon 10.18 (78) MCG (crowd: 44,669) Report
Saturday, 12 May (4:35 pm) Gold Coast 11.11 (77) def. by Melbourne 21.20 (146) Gabba (crowd: 6,060) Report
Saturday, 12 May (4:40 pm) Port Adelaide 14.11 (95) def. Adelaide 14.6 (90) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,967) Report
Saturday, 12 May (7:25 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.11 (107) def. Brisbane Lions 14.9 (93) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 20,865) Report
Saturday, 12 May (6:10 pm) Fremantle 13.11 (89) def. St Kilda 8.11 (59) Optus Stadium (crowd: 41,752) Report
Sunday, 13 May (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 11.6 (72) def. by Richmond 12.10 (82) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 29,153) Report
Sunday, 13 May (3:20 pm) Collingwood 5.15 (45) def. by Geelong 9.12 (66) MCG (crowd: 44,602) Report

Round 9

Round 9
Friday, 18 May (7:20 pm) Adelaide 9.9 (63) def. Western Bulldogs 2.14 (26) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 39,407) Report
Saturday, 19 May (1:45 pm) North Melbourne 17.10 (112) def. Greater Western Sydney 9.15 (69) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 7,194) Report
Saturday, 19 May (1:15 pm) Gold Coast 6.6 (42) def. by Port Adelaide 11.16 (82) Jiangwan Stadium, Shanghai (crowd: 10,689) Report
Saturday, 19 May (4:35 pm) Essendon 12.12 (84) def. Geelong 7.8 (50) MCG (crowd: 50,228) Report
Saturday, 19 May (7:25 pm) Sydney 17.9 (111) def. Fremantle 7.10 (52) SCG (crowd: 27,481) Report
Saturday, 19 May (7:25 pm) St Kilda 10.12 (72) def. by Collingwood 15.10 (100) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 33,994) Report
Sunday, 20 May (1:10 pm) Carlton 7.8 (50) def. by Melbourne 25.9 (159) MCG (crowd: 44,142) Report
Sunday, 20 May (3:20 pm) Brisbane Lions 20.9 (129) def. Hawthorn 11.7 (73) Gabba (crowd: 20,628) Report
Sunday, 20 May (2:40 pm) West Coast 20.10 (130) def. Richmond 12.11 (83) Optus Stadium (crowd: 57,616) Report

Round 10

Round 10
Friday, 25 May (7:50 pm) Collingwood 13.12 (90) def. Western Bulldogs 8.7 (55) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 37,985) Report
Saturday, 26 May (1:45 pm) Richmond 15.15 (105) def. St Kilda 12.5 (77) MCG (crowd: 48,850) Report
Saturday, 26 May (4:35 pm) Brisbane Lions 6.13 (49) def. by Sydney 10.7 (67) Gabba (crowd: 18,702) Report
Saturday, 26 May (7:25 pm) Geelong 11.7 (73) def. Carlton 5.15 (45) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 31,090) Report
Saturday, 26 May (7:25 pm) Greater Western Sydney 8.12 (60) def. by Essendon 14.11 (95) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 10,789) Report
Sunday, 27 May (1:10 pm) Hawthorn 9.6 (60) def. by West Coast 11.9 (75) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,077) Report
Sunday, 27 May (2:50 pm) Melbourne 23.8 (146) def. Adelaide 8.7 (55) TIO Traeger Park (crowd: 6,989) Report
Sunday, 27 May (2:40 pm) Fremantle 8.10 (58) def. by North Melbourne 12.14 (86) Optus Stadium (crowd: 37,575) Report
Bye: Gold Coast, Port Adelaide

Round 11

Round 11 (Sir Doug Nicholls Round)
Friday, 1 June (7:50 pm) Sydney 13.13 (91) def. Carlton 9.7 (61) SCG (crowd: 27,351) Report
Saturday, 2 June (1:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 7.9 (51) def. by Melbourne 15.10 (100) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,485) Report
Saturday, 2 June (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 9.10 (64) def. Port Adelaide 9.7 (61) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 13,007) Report
Saturday, 2 June (4:35 pm) Gold Coast 4.12 (36) def. by Geelong 17.19 (121) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 17,490) Report
Saturday, 2 June (7:25 pm) Essendon 6.7 (43) def. by Richmond 17.12 (114) MCG (crowd: 81,046) Report
Saturday, 2 June (6:10 pm) West Coast 16.5 (101) def. St Kilda 14.4 (88) Optus Stadium (crowd: 54,188) Report
Sunday, 3 June (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 21.15 (141) def. Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 22,133) Report
Sunday, 3 June (3:20 pm) Collingwood 21.12 (138) def. Fremantle 12.5 (77) MCG (crowd: 34,542) Report
Sunday, 3 June (4:10 pm) Adelaide 11.15 (81) def. by Greater Western Sydney 14.13 (97) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 44,120) Report
  • Melbourne won 6 consecutive games for the first time since 2006.
  • A VFL/AFL record of eleven 50m penalties were awarded during the Hawthorn and Port Adelaide match, the most since the rule was introduced in 1988.[19]

Round 12

Round 12
Friday, 8 June (7:20 pm) Port Adelaide 10.12 (72) def. Richmond 8.10 (58) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 39,936) Report
Saturday, 9 June (1:45 pm) Geelong 14.12 (96) def. North Melbourne 8.11 (59) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 31,265) Report
Saturday, 9 June (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 20.14 (134) def. Gold Coast 4.2 (26) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 7,131) Report
Saturday, 9 June (7:25 pm) St Kilda 7.13 (55) def. by Sydney 19.12 (126) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 27,569) Report
Sunday, 10 June (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 8.14 (62) def. by Essendon 12.12 (84) Gabba (crowd: 20,476) Report
Sunday, 10 June (2:40 pm) Fremantle 10.11 (71) def. Adelaide 9.14 (68) Optus Stadium (crowd: 33,421) Report
Monday, 11 June (3:20 pm) Melbourne 14.7 (91) def. by Collingwood 20.13 (133) MCG (crowd: 83,518) Report
Bye: Carlton, Hawthorn, West Coast, Western Bulldogs

Round 13

Round 13
Thursday, 14 June (7:20 pm) Port Adelaide 20.12 (132) def. Western Bulldogs 11.9 (75) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 26,137) Report
Friday, 15 June (7:50 pm) Sydney 10.12 (72) def. West Coast 7.15 (57) SCG (crowd: 36,402) Report
Saturday, 16 June (1:45 pm) Carlton 6.10 (46) def. by Fremantle 15.13 (103) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 21,430) Report
Saturday, 16 June (4:35 pm) Gold Coast 11.12 (78) def. by St Kilda 11.14 (80) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 10,181) Report
Saturday, 16 June (7:25 pm) Hawthorn 12.16 (88) def. Adelaide 4.8 (32) MCG (crowd: 26,693) Report
Sunday, 17 June (3:20 pm) Geelong 9.11 (65) def. by Richmond 12.11 (83) MCG (crowd: 46,423) Report
Bye: Brisbane Lions, Collingwood, Essendon, Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne, North Melbourne

Round 14

Round 14
Thursday, 21 June (6:10 pm) West Coast 6.16 (52) def. by Essendon 12.8 (80) Optus Stadium (crowd: 51,409) Report
Friday, 22 June (7:20 pm) Port Adelaide 11.9 (75) def. Melbourne 9.11 (65) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 40,751) Report
Saturday, 23 June (1:45 pm) Hawthorn 13.18 (96) def. Gold Coast 5.13 (43) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 9,007) Report
Saturday, 23 June (4:35 pm) Brisbane Lions 12.10 (82) def. by Greater Western Sydney 16.13 (109) Gabba (crowd: 11,267) Report
Saturday, 23 June (7:25 pm) Western Bulldogs 11.9 (75) def. by North Melbourne 12.5 (77) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 26,301) Report
Sunday, 24 June (3:20 pm) Collingwood 11.13 (79) def. Carlton 9.5 (59) MCG (crowd: 53,706) Report
Bye: Adelaide, Fremantle, Geelong, Richmond, St Kilda, Sydney

Round 15

Round 15
Thursday, 28 June (7:20 pm) Richmond 14.9 (93) def. Sydney 11.1 (67) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 43,519) Report
Friday, 29 June (7:50 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.7 (103) def. Geelong 15.11 (101) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 29,499) Report
Saturday, 30 June (1:45 pm) Carlton 10.9 (69) def. by Port Adelaide 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 26,562) Report
Saturday, 30 June (4:05 pm) Adelaide 12.16 (88) def. West Coast 12.6 (78) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 44,771) Report
Saturday, 30 June (7:25 pm) Gold Coast 8.12 (60) def. by Collingwood 14.15 (99) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 13,637) Report
Saturday, 30 June (7:25 pm) Greater Western Sydney 13.17 (95) def. Hawthorn 13.6 (84) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 10,866) Report
Sunday, 1 July (1:10 pm) Melbourne 18.9 (117) def. by St Kilda 18.11 (119) MCG (crowd: 38,910) Report
Sunday, 1 July (3:20 pm) Essendon 19.11 (125) def. North Melbourne 16.12 (108) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 45,580) Report
Sunday, 1 July (2:40 pm) Fremantle 9.10 (64) def. by Brisbane Lions 18.11 (119) Optus Stadium (crowd: 41,674) Report

Round 16

Round 16
Thursday, 5 July (7:20 pm) Sydney 9.5 (59) def. by Geelong 8.23 (71) SCG (crowd: 34,363) Report
Friday, 6 July (7:50 pm) Richmond 15.13 (103) def. Adelaide 8.8 (56) MCG (crowd: 54,934) Report
Saturday, 7 July (1:45 pm) Brisbane Lions 18.12 (120) def. Carlton 7.13 (55) Gabba (crowd: 21,074) Report
Saturday, 7 July (4:05 pm) Port Adelaide 12.14 (86) def. St Kilda 7.8 (50) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 36,253) Report
Saturday, 7 July (7:25 pm) Western Bulldogs 9.5 (59) def. by Hawthorn 19.8 (122) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 35,320) Report
Saturday, 7 July (7:10 pm) Melbourne 13.24 (102) def. Fremantle 7.6 (48) TIO Stadium (crowd: 8,689) Report
Sunday, 8 July (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 14.11 (95) def. Gold Coast 8.10 (58) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 14,389) Report
Sunday, 8 July (3:20 pm) Essendon 9.8 (62) def. by Collingwood 12.6 (78) MCG (crowd: 69,868) Report
Sunday, 8 July (2:40 pm) West Coast 13.8 (86) def. Greater Western Sydney 10.15 (75) Optus Stadium (crowd: 52,105) Report

Round 17

Round 17
Thursday, 12 July (7:20 pm) Adelaide 16.16 (112) def. Geelong 14.13 (97) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 46,095) Report
Friday, 13 July (7:50 pm) St Kilda 16.20 (116) def. Carlton 7.10 (52) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 33,780) Report
Saturday, 14 July (1:45 pm) Hawthorn 9.11 (65) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.8 (98) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 12,557) Report
Saturday, 14 July (4:35 pm) Melbourne 18.11 (119) def. Western Bulldogs 10.9 (69) MCG (crowd: 31,053) Report
Saturday, 14 July (7:25 pm) Gold Coast 6.15 (51) def. by Essendon 13.17 (95) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 13,061) Report
Saturday, 14 July (7:25 pm) Greater Western Sydney 11.13 (79) def. Richmond 10.17 (77) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 14,456) Report
Sunday, 15 July (1:10 pm) Collingwood 9.13 (67) def. by West Coast 15.12 (102) MCG (crowd: 53,439) Report
Sunday, 15 July (3:20 pm) North Melbourne 15.8 (98) def. by Sydney 16.8 (104) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 25,633) Report
Sunday, 15 July (2:40 pm) Fremantle 8.11 (59) def. Port Adelaide 7.8 (50) Optus Stadium (crowd: 33,190) Report

Round 18

Round 18
Friday, 20 July (7:50 pm) St Kilda vs. Richmond Etihad Stadium
Saturday, 21 July (1:45 pm) Collingwood vs. North Melbourne MCG
Saturday, 21 July (2:10 pm) Sydney vs. Gold Coast SCG
Saturday, 21 July (4:35 pm) Essendon vs. Fremantle Etihad Stadium
Saturday, 21 July (7:25 pm) Brisbane Lions vs. Adelaide Gabba
Saturday, 21 July (7:25 pm) Geelong vs. Melbourne GMHBA Stadium
Sunday, 22 July (1:10 pm) Carlton vs. Hawthorn Etihad Stadium
Sunday, 22 July (3:20 pm) West Coast vs. Western Bulldogs Optus Stadium
Sunday, 22 July (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide vs. Greater Western Sydney Adelaide Oval

Round 19

Round 19
Friday, 27 July (7:50 pm) Essendon vs. Sydney Etihad Stadium
Saturday, 28 July (1:45 pm) Richmond vs. Collingwood MCG
Saturday, 28 July (2:10 pm) Geelong vs. Brisbane Lions GMHBA Stadium
Saturday, 28 July (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney vs. St Kilda Spotless Stadium
Saturday, 28 July (7:25 pm) Gold Coast vs. Carlton Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 28 July (7:10 pm) Adelaide vs. Melbourne Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 29 July (1:10 pm) North Melbourne vs. West Coast Blundstone Arena
Sunday, 29 July (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs vs. Port Adelaide Mars Stadium
Sunday, 29 July (2:40 pm) Fremantle vs. Hawthorn Optus Stadium

Round 20

Round 20
Friday, 3 August (7:50 pm) Richmond vs. Geelong MCG
Saturday, 4 August (1:45 pm) Hawthorn vs. Essendon MCG
Saturday, 4 August (2:10 pm) Brisbane Lions vs. North Melbourne Gabba
Saturday, 4 August (4:05 pm) Adelaide vs. Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 4 August (7:25 pm) St Kilda vs. Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium
Saturday, 4 August (7:25 pm) Sydney vs. Collingwood SCG
Sunday, 5 August (1:10 pm) Carlton vs. Greater Western Sydney Etihad Stadium
Sunday, 5 August (3:20 pm) Melbourne vs. Gold Coast MCG
Sunday, 5 August (2:40 pm) West Coast vs. Fremantle Optus Stadium

Round 21

Round 21
Friday, 10 August (7:50 pm) Essendon vs. St Kilda Etihad Stadium
Saturday, 11 August (1:45 pm) Hawthorn vs. Geelong MCG
Saturday, 11 August (2:10 pm) Gold Coast vs. Richmond Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 11 August (4:05 pm) Port Adelaide vs. West Coast Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 11 August (7:25 pm) Collingwood vs. Brisbane Lions Etihad Stadium
Saturday, 11 August (7:25 pm) Greater Western Sydney vs. Adelaide Manuka Oval
Sunday, 12 August (1:10 pm) North Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium
Sunday, 12 August (3:20 pm) Melbourne vs. Sydney MCG
Sunday, 12 August (2:40 pm) Fremantle vs. Carlton Optus Stadium

Round 22

Round 22
Friday, 17 August (7:50 pm) Richmond vs. Essendon MCG
Saturday, 18 August (1:45 pm) Collingwood vs. Port Adelaide MCG
Saturday, 18 August (2:10 pm) Geelong vs. Fremantle GMHBA Stadium
Saturday, 18 August (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney vs. Sydney Spotless Stadium
Saturday, 18 August (7:25 pm) Gold Coast vs. Brisbane Lions Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 18 August (7:25 pm) St Kilda vs. Hawthorn Etihad Stadium
Sunday, 19 August (1:10 pm) Carlton vs. Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium
Sunday, 19 August (1:20 pm) West Coast vs. Melbourne Optus Stadium
Sunday, 19 August (4:10 pm) Adelaide vs. North Melbourne Adelaide Oval

Round 23

Round 23
24–26 August Carlton vs. Adelaide Etihad Stadium
24–26 August Geelong vs. Gold Coast GMHBA Stadium
24–26 August Richmond vs. Western Bulldogs MCG
24–26 August Sydney vs. Hawthorn SCG
24–26 August Brisbane Lions vs. West Coast Gabba
24–26 August St Kilda vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium
24–26 August Melbourne vs. Greater Western Sydney MCG
24–26 August Port Adelaide vs. Essendon Adelaide Oval
24–26 August Fremantle vs. Collingwood Optus Stadium

Season notes

  • Carlton lost its first seven matches, the longest losing streak to start a season in the club's history.[24]

Win/loss table

Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Blue Draw

Bold – Home game
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin
This table can be sorted by margin, winners are represented in the first half of each column, and losers are represented in the second half of each column once sorted

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Adelaide Ess
12
Rich
36
StK
49
Coll
48
Syd
10
GC
48
Car
55
PA
5
WB
37
Melb
91
GWS
16
Frem
3
Haw
56
X WCE
10
Rich
47
Geel
15
BL Melb PA GWS NM Car
Brisbane Lions StK
25
Melb
26
PA
5
Rich
93
GC
5
GWS
34
Coll
7
WB
14
Haw
56
Syd
18
NM
54
Ess
22
X GWS
27
Frem
55
Car
65
Haw
33
Adel Geel NM Coll GC WCE
Carlton Rich
26
GC
34
Coll
24
NM
86
WCE
10
WB
21
Adel
55
Ess
13
Melb
109
Geel
28
Syd
30
X Frem
57
Coll
20
PA
21
BL
65
StK
64
Haw GC GWS Frem WB Adel
Collingwood Haw
34
GWS
16
Car
24
Adel
48
Ess
49
Rich
43
BL
7
Geel
21
StK
28
WB
35
Frem
61
Melb
42
X Car
20
GC
39
Ess
16
WCE
35
NM Rich Syd BL PA Frem
Essendon Adel
12
Frem
16
WB
21
PA
22
Coll
49
Melb
36
Haw
23
Car
13
Geel
34
GWS
35
Rich
71
BL
22
X WCE
28
NM
17
Coll
16
GC
44
Frem Syd Haw StK Rich PA
Fremantle PA
50
Ess
16
GC
28
GWS
31
WB
54
WCE
8
Rich
77
StK
30
Syd
59
NM
28
Coll
61
Adel
3
Car
57
X BL
55
Melb
54
PA
9
Ess Haw WCE Car Geel Coll
Geelong Melb
3
Haw
1
WCE
15
StK
47
PA
34
Syd
17
GWS
61
Coll
21
Ess
34
Car
28
GC
85
NM
37
Rich
18
X WB
2
Syd
12
Adel
15
Melb BL Rich Haw Frem GC
Gold Coast NM
16
Car
34
Frem
28
WCE
80
BL
5
Adel
48
WB
9
Melb
69
PA
40
X Geel
85
GWS
108
StK
2
Haw
53
Coll
39
NM
37
Ess
44
Syd Car Melb Rich BL Geel
Greater Western Sydney WB
82
Coll
16
Syd
16
Frem
31
StK
0
BL
34
Geel
61
WCE
25
NM
43
Ess
35
Adel
16
GC
108
X BL
27
Haw
11
WCE
11
Rich
2
PA StK Car Adel Syd Melb
Hawthorn Coll
34
Geel
1
Rich
13
Melb
67
NM
28
StK
35
Ess
23
Syd
8
BL
56
WCE
15
PA
3
X Adel
56
GC
53
GWS
11
WB
63
BL
33
Car Frem Ess Geel StK Syd
Melbourne Geel
3
BL
26
NM
37
Haw
67
Rich
46
Ess
36
StK
39
GC
69
Car
109
Adel
91
WB
49
Coll
42
X PA
10
StK
2
Frem
54
WB
50
Geel Adel GC Syd WCE GWS
North Melbourne GC
16
StK
52
Melb
37
Car
86
Haw
28
PA
33
Syd
2
Rich
10
GWS
43
Frem
28
BL
54
Geel
37
X WB
2
Ess
17
GC
37
Syd
6
Coll WCE BL WB Adel StK
Port Adelaide Frem
50
Syd
23
BL
5
Ess
22
Geel
34
NM
33
WCE
42
Adel
5
GC
40
X Haw
3
Rich
14
WB
57
Melb
10
Car
21
StK
36
Frem
9
GWS WB Adel WCE Coll Ess
Richmond Car
26
Adel
36
Haw
13
BL
93
Melb
46
Coll
43
Frem
77
NM
10
WCE
47
StK
28
Ess
71
PA
14
Geel
18
X Syd
26
Adel
47
GWS
2
StK Coll Geel GC Ess WB
St Kilda BL
25
NM
52
Adel
49
Geel
47
GWS
0
Haw
35
Melb
39
Frem
30
Coll
28
Rich
28
WCE
13
Syd
71
GC
2
X Melb
2
PA
36
Car
64
Rich GWS WB Ess Haw NM
Sydney WCE
29
PA
23
GWS
16
WB
7
Adel
10
Geel
17
NM
2
Haw
8
Frem
59
BL
18
Car
30
StK
71
WCE
15
X Rich
26
Geel
12
NM
6
GC Ess Coll Melb GWS Haw
West Coast Syd
29
WB
51
Geel
15
GC
80
Car
10
Frem
8
PA
42
GWS
25
Rich
47
Haw
15
StK
13
X Syd
15
Ess
28
Adel
10
GWS
11
Coll
35
WB NM Frem PA Melb BL
Western Bulldogs GWS
82
WCE
51
Ess
21
Syd
7
Frem
54
Car
21
GC
9
BL
14
Adel
37
Coll
35
Melb
49
X PA
57
NM
2
Geel
2
Haw
63
Melb
50
WCE PA StK NM Car Rich
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder

Ladder

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA % Pts
1 Richmond 16 12 4 0 1538 1139 135.0 48
2 West Coast 16 12 4 0 1478 1208 122.4 48
3 Collingwood 16 11 5 0 1473 1253 117.6 44
4 Sydney 16 11 5 0 1378 1175 117.3 44
5 Port Adelaide 16 11 5 0 1340 1156 115.9 44
6 Melbourne 16 10 6 0 1680 1290 130.2 40
7 Greater Western Sydney 16 9 6 1 1358 1222 111.1 38
8 Geelong 16 9 7 0 1383 1157 119.5 36
9 North Melbourne 16 9 7 0 1419 1243 114.2 36
10 Hawthorn 16 9 7 0 1395 1224 114.0 36
11 Adelaide 16 8 8 0 1332 1350 98.7 32
12 Essendon 16 8 8 0 1315 1346 97.7 32
13 Fremantle 16 7 9 0 1156 1382 83.6 28
14 Western Bulldogs 16 5 11 0 1139 1559 73.1 20
15 St Kilda 16 4 11 1 1171 1506 77.8 18
16 Brisbane Lions 16 4 12 0 1332 1453 91.7 16
17 Gold Coast 16 3 13 0 964 1551 62.2 12
18 Carlton 16 1 15 0 994 1631 60.9 4
Updated to match(es) played on 15 July 2018. Source: AFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

Ladder progression

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicates the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished in first place on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished in last place on the ladder in that round.
  • Underlined numbers indicates the team had a bye during that round.
  • Subscript numbers indicate ladder position at rounds end.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
 
1 Richmond 47 412 89 123 161 201 241 281 282 322 362 362 401 401 441 481 481
2 West Coast 014 48 85 122 162 202 242 282 321 361 401 401 402 403 403 443 482
3 Collingwood 016 016 414 810 125 1210 169 1611 2010 248 287 326 326 364 402 442 443
4 Sydney 45 49 87 126 1210 167 168 207 245 284 324 363 403 402 404 405 444
5 Port Adelaide 42 82 121 125 129 166 1611 208 246 249 248 288 327 365 405 444 445
6 Melbourne 010 46 84 812 814 1212 1610 206 243 283 323 325 324 326 327 366 406
7 Greater Western Sydney 41 81 82 121 143 183 185 189 1811 1811 2211 269 2610 3010 346 3410 387
8 Geelong 49 410 412 88 126 129 166 203 208 246 285 324 325 327 328 367 368
9 North Melbourne 015 45 411 87 124 128 167 1610 207 245 286 287 288 328 329 369 369
10 Hawthorn 43 84 88 124 127 164 204 205 209 2010 2410 2411 289 329 3210 368 3610
11 Adelaide 011 47 83 89 128 165 203 204 244 247 249 2410 2411 2411 2811 2811 3211
12 Essendon 48 411 413 811 813 814 815 815 1214 1612 1612 2012 2013 2412 2812 2812 3212
13 Fremantle 017 414 810 813 1211 1211 1212 1612 1612 1613 1613 2013 2412 2413 2413 2413 2813
14 Western Bulldogs 018 018 416 415 416 815 1214 1613 1613 1614 1614 1614 1614 1614 2014 2014 2014
15 St Kilda 46 413 415 416 615 616 616 616 616 616 616 616 1016 1016 1415 1415 1815
16 Brisbane Lions 013 015 017 017 017 017 017 018 417 417 417 417 417 417 817 1216 1616
17 Gold Coast 44 83 86 814 1212 1213 1213 1214 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1216 1217 1217
18 Carlton 012 017 018 018 018 018 018 417 418 418 418 418 418 418 418 418 418

Attendances

By club

2018 AFL attendances
Club Total Games Avg. per game Home total Home games Home avg.
Adelaide 635,249 16 39,703 361,888 8 45,236
Brisbane Lions 347,464 16 21,717 147,225 8 18,403
Carlton 614,031 16 38,377 282,350 8 35,294
Collingwood 813,773 16 50,861 418,812 8 52,352
Essendon 730,984 16 45,687 409,620 8 51,203
Fremantle 554,660 16 34,666 336,210 8 42,026
Geelong 641,716 16 40,107 265,420 7 37,917
Gold Coast 286,309 16 17,894 108,228 8 13,529
Greater Western Sydney 304,724 16 24,250 158,592 8 10,544
Hawthorn 529,593 16 33,100 237,890 9 26,432
Melbourne 575,872 16 35,992 335,860 8 41,983
North Melbourne 401,417 16 25,089 192,332 9 21,370
Port Adelaide 531,220 16 33,201 314,103 8 39,263
Richmond 851,866 16 53,242 384,265 7 54,895
St Kilda 486,029 16 30,377 178,850 7 25,550
Sydney 522,939 16 32,684 262,085 8 32,761
West Coast 704,927 16 44,058 425,696 8 53,212
Western Bulldogs 460,735 16 28,796 272,643 10 27,264

By ground

2018 ground attendances
Ground Total Games Avg. per game
Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium 10,689 1 10,689
Adelaide Oval 675,991 16 42,249
Blundstone Arena 21,460 2 10,730
Cazaly's Stadium 3,722 1 3,722
Etihad Stadium 930,028 32 29,063
Gabba 153,285 9 17,032
GMHBA Stadium 145,808 5 29,162
Mars Stadium 6,833 1 6,833
MCG 1,716,981 33 52,030
Metricon Stadium 54,369 4 13,592
Optus Stadium 795,294 17 46,782
SCG 262,085 8 32,761
Spotless Stadium 62,541 6 10,424
TIO Stadium 8,689 1 8,689
TIO Traeger Park 6,989 1 6,989
University of Tasmania Stadium 50,312 4 12,578
UNSW Canberra Oval 21,810 2 10,905

Awards

Milestones

Name Club Milestone Round Ref.
Joel Selwood Geelong 250 AFL games Round 1 [25]
Trent Cotchin Richmond 200 AFL games Round 2 [26]
Mark LeCras West Coast 200 AFL games Round 4 [27]
Sam Gilbert St Kilda 200 AFL games Round 6 [28]
Callan Ward Greater Western Sydney 200 AFL games Round 8 [29]
Nick Smith Sydney 200 AFL games Round 9 [30]
Shaun Grigg Richmond 200 AFL games Round 10 [31]
Todd Goldstein North Melbourne 200 AFL games Round 10 [32]
Dan Hannebery Sydney 200 AFL games Round 11 [33]
Nathan Jones Melbourne 250 AFL games Round 11 [34]
Ryan Griffen Greater Western Sydney 250 AFL games Round 12 [35]
Heath Grundy Sydney 250 AFL games Round 13 [36]
Shaun Burgoyne Hawthorn 350 AFL games Round 13 [37]
Kade Simpson Carlton 300 AFL games Round 15 [38]
Stephen Hill Fremantle 200 AFL games Round 16 [39]
Steele Sidebottom Collingwood 200 AFL games Round 16 [40]
James Frawley Hawthorn 200 AFL games Round 17 [41]

Coleman Medal

  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the player led the Coleman Medal at the end of that round.
  • Numbers underlined indicates the player did not play in that round.

Club leadership

Club Coach Captain(s) Vice-captain(s) Leadership group Ref
Adelaide Don Pyke Taylor Walker Rory Sloane Matt Crouch, Tom Lynch [42]
Brisbane Lions Chris Fagan Dayne Beams (until May 23)
Dayne Zorko (from May 23)
Dayne Zorko (until May 23)
Harris Andrews (deputy until May 23)
Allen Christensen, Stefan Martin, Ryan Lester [43]
Carlton Brendon Bolton Marc Murphy Patrick Cripps, Sam Docherty Ed Curnow, Matthew Kreuzer, Lachie Plowman, Alex Silvagni, Kade Simpson [44]
Collingwood Nathan Buckley Scott Pendlebury Steele Sidebottom Taylor Adams, Lynden Dunn, Jeremy Howe [45]
Essendon John Worsfold Dyson Heppell Cale Hooker, Zach Merrett Joe Daniher, Orazio Fantasia, Michael Hurley, David Myers [46]
Fremantle Ross Lyon Nat Fyfe David Mundy, Lachie Neale, Alex Pearce, Aaron Sandilands, Michael Walters [47][48]
Geelong Chris Scott Joel Selwood Patrick Dangerfield, Harry Taylor (deputy) Mark Blicavs, Mitch Duncan, Scott Selwood, Zach Tuohy [49]
Gold Coast Stuart Dew Tom Lynch
Steven May
Michael Barlow, Touk Miller, Pearce Hanley, Matt Rosa, David Swallow, Jarrod Witts [50]
Greater Western Sydney Leon Cameron Phil Davis
Callan Ward
Stephen Coniglio, Josh Kelly Matt de Boer [51]
Hawthorn Alastair Clarkson Jarryd Roughead Liam Shiels, Isaac Smith Jack Gunston, Ben Stratton [52]
Melbourne Simon Goodwin Nathan Jones
Jack Viney
Max Gawn, Jordan Lewis [53]
North Melbourne Brad Scott Jack Ziebell Robbie Tarrant Shaun Higgins, Jamie Macmillan [54]
Port Adelaide Ken Hinkley Travis Boak Ollie Wines Charlie Dixon, Brad Ebert, Hamish Hartlett, Tom Jonas, Tom Rockliff [55]
Richmond Damien Hardwick Trent Cotchin Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt [56]
St Kilda Alan Richardson Jarryn Geary Jack Newnes, Dylan Roberton, Seb Ross, Jack Steven [57]
Sydney John Longmire Josh Kennedy Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker, Dane Rampe Kieren Jack, Jarrad McVeigh, Nick Smith [58]
West Coast Adam Simpson Shannon Hurn Josh Kennedy, Luke Shuey Andrew Gaff, Jeremy McGovern, Nic Naitanui [59][60]
Western Bulldogs Luke Beveridge Easton Wood Marcus Bontempelli Lachie Hunter, Jason Johannisen, Jack Redpath, Jordan Roughead [61]

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