The run home: Is the Crows' flag defence over?

FULL FIXTURE Every round, every game


1. North Melbourne

20 points (five wins, one loss), 227.2 per cent
Provided the Roos win one of their remaining two matches and don't get blown off the park in the second, they'll land top spot in Conference A and earn the week off. They sit a game and 104 per cent clear of second-placed Greater Western Sydney heading into the final two rounds. - Mitch Cleary

The run home
R7: Western Bulldogs @ Arden Street Oval
R8: Brisbane @ Gabba

Garner caps off stellar night

00:35 Mar 13. 2020. 10:03 PM

Jasmine Garner puts the icing on an emphatic Kangaroos win with her third major

2. Greater Western Sydney

16 points (four wins, two losses), 123.2 per cent
The Giants have all but booked their first finals berth after a thrilling five-point victory over Adelaide. The Giants are two games clear of fourth-placed Geelong and the fifth-placed Crows, along with having a handy percentage buffer. Win their two remaining games, and the Giants will secure home advantage in the first week of the finals. - Lee Gaskin

The run home
R7: Geelong @ Giants Stadium
R8: Western Bulldogs @ Whitten Oval

Brilliant crumbing assist sets up Hicks for her first major

00:27 Mar 15. 2020. 4:45 PM

Jodie Hicks kicks her first goal for season 2020 after great assist from Rebecca Beeson

3. Brisbane

14 points (three wins, one draw, two losses), 107 per cent
The Lions have stumbled in the past two weeks with losses against Fremantle and Collingwood. They return to their own Conference next Friday night and must beat Richmond to keep pushing towards finals. The final round against the rampant Roos could determine their fate. - Michael Whiting

The run home
R7: Richmond @ Ikon Park
R8: North Melbourne @ the Gabba

Catherine may just be the Svarc the Lions needed

00:26 Mar 14. 2020. 4:18 PM

Brisbane get their first major after this great running goal from Catherine Svarc

4. Gold Coast

10 points (two wins, one draw, three losses), 101.3 per cent
Playing to keep their season alive, the Suns were excellent against West Coast, locking down defensively and kicking away to win by 25 points. They should be favoured to keep their season alive against Adelaide, but their fate is out of their hands if Brisbane keep winning, needing to make up a significant percentage gap on the Lions. - Nathan Schmook

The run home
R7: Adelaide @ Fankhauser Reserve
R8: Melbourne @ Casey Fields

Hickey hammers it home for Suns

00:54 Mar 15. 2020. 6:13 PM

Kalinda Howarth sets up teammate Jordann Hickey for her first ever AFLW goal

5. Geelong

Eight points (two wins, four losses), 80.8 per cent
It all goes on the line for the Cats when they face second-placed Conference A rivals Greater Western Sydney on Saturday. Already sitting six points and percentage behind third-placed Brisbane, the Cats will need to win both remaining games and hope the Lions lose to Richmond and North Melbourne in order to steal third. - Mitch Cleary

The run home
R7: Greater Western Sydney @ Giants Stadium
R8: Collingwood @ GMHBA Stadium

Phoebe feasts on Roo blue

00:39 Mar 13. 2020. 10:01 PM

A mistake on the goal line from the Kangaroos opens the door for Phoebe McWilliams

6. Adelaide

Eight points (two wins, four losses), 80.4 per cent
The Crows will need a minor miracle to defend their title after Sunday's five-point loss to Greater Western Sydney. They need to win their final two games and hope Brisbane loses both. Geelong are on the same points as the Crows with a slightly superior percentage. The Crows need winless Richmond to do them a massive favour and upset the Lions next week to keep their slim hopes alive. – Lee Gaskin

The run home
R7: Gold Coast @ Fankhauser Reserve
R8: Richmond @ Unley Oval

Rajcic pumps up her team after a brilliant opportunistic goal

00:24 Mar 15. 2020. 3:41 PM

Marijana Rajcic kicks a great goal in the square and provides a morale boosting celebration

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1. Fremantle

24 points (six wins, zero losses), 154.7 per cent
The Dockers are still yet to drop any points, although the Bulldogs gave them a real scare. With Melbourne at home and Carlton at Marvel Stadium to come, missing out on a finals spot is still a very real proposition despite the incredible run. If the Dockers can win one of the next two, that will be enough to guarantee a post-season run. - Jourdan Canil

The run home
R7: Melbourne @ Fremantle Oval
R8: Carlton @ Marvel Stadium

Dockers fumble turns out great for teammate

00:31 Mar 15. 2020. 7:31 PM

Laura Pugh snaps a great goal after Gemma Houghton's accidental goal assist

2. Carlton

20 points (five wins, one loss), 151.8 per cent
The Blues as good as booked their finals ticket with a come-from-behind victory over Conference B rival Melbourne in Alice Springs on Saturday night. Daniel Harford's side has now won four matches on the trot and sits behind only Fremantle, the club's final-round opponent. The winner of that clash will almost certainly have the bye in the first week of the finals. Tayla Harris is giving Carlton a genuine focal point, while Madison Prespakis has gone from being last year's Rising Star to a potential league best and fairest in her second season. - Marc McGowan

The run home
R7: West Coast @ Ikon Park
R8: Fremantle @ Marvel Stadium

Egan's lucky bounce puts the cherry on top

00:29 Mar 14. 2020. 9:08 PM

Watch as some big Blue names combine to create a great team goal

3. Melbourne

16 points (four wins, two losses), 164.5 per cent 
It couldn't happen again, could it? The Demons have been one of the most consistently strong AFLW teams throughout the competition's four seasons but have little to show for it. If fellow Conference B finals contender Collingwood's demolition job of Brisbane was not bad enough; Melbourne failed to kick a goal in the second half of its 16-point defeat to Carlton on Saturday night. Now the Demons might have to beat dominant Fremantle out west next weekend to ensure they even make the finals, although it may not come to that. - Marc McGowan

The run home
R7: Fremantle @ Fremantle Oval
R8: Gold Coast @ Casey Fields

Speed Demon runs the length of the Flemington straight and snaps truly

00:43 Mar 14. 2020. 10:31 PM

Kate Hore puts her hand up for potential Goal of the Year with a brilliant running effort and snap

4. Collingwood

16 points (four wins, two losses), 153.7 per cent
Fresh off thumping wins over the Western Bulldogs and Brisbane, Collingwood look to have some real momentum. They'll be strongly favoured to beat the Saints and Cats in the final fortnight, and two wins would make them almost sure things to play finals. The Magpies still can't afford a slip-up though with such a congested ladder. - Michael Whiting

The run home
R7: St Kilda @ Victoria Park
R8: Geelong @ GMHBA Stadium

Sarah goals from the back Rowe

00:20 Mar 14. 2020. 3:41 PM

Irish Magpie Sarah Rowe snaps a beautiful goal from behind the pack