Matthew Richardson previews Sunday afternoon's Round 5 clash against Melbourne at the MCG.
1. Ruck battle
Max Gawn and Toby Nankervis are in solid form with both ruckmen collecting 17 disposals, 25+ hitouts, and winning at least four clearances for their sides in Round 4. This key match-up will be a barometer for the game.
2. Scoring efficiency
Both sides will look to improve their goal kicking following average nights between the big sticks in their respective Round 4 losses. With shortened quarters, the ability to capitalise on scoring opportunities inside 50 has been a noticeable difference between winning and losing.
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3. Unexpected MCG game
Both sides find themselves playing at 'home' this weekend following the AFL’s restructuring of the fixture. With both sides sitting on one win for the season, this proves to be a must-win game at the 'G for both clubs before the prospect of moving to an interstate hub.