GWS midfielder Stephen Coniglio says the importance of star Toby Greene, who will return from a calf injury for the AFL Sydney derby, can't be underplayed.
Sydney Swans CEO Tom Harley says the AFL club will continue to buck the trend and avoid the boom-and-bust cycle as they pursue a 10th straight finals berth.
Fremantle defender Taylin Duman had his striking ban halved to one game at the AFL tribunal, while Geelong star Tom Hawkins can accept a $2000 fine.
Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says the Demons are united and won't respond to widespread criticism of their poor early-season AFL form.
Aidan Corr is among the contingency plans that AFL club GWS will mull as they ponder who should play on Lance Franklin if Phil Davis is an enforced omission.
Brisbane forward Eric Hipwood wants the Lions to come out swinging against Gold Coast after their AFL opponents landed the first blows in recent weeks.
Hawthorn veteran Jarryd Roughead says the short-term pain of their lengthy injury list will have long-term benefits with youngsters getting opportunities.
Sydney defender Dane Rampe remains optimistic about his AFL club's prospects this year but knows they must start banking more wins at the SCG.
Port Adelaide utility Brad Ebert says the Power players don't hold a grudge against Jared Polec, who walked out of the club to join AFL rivals North Melbourne.
Two-time North Melbourne premiership captain Wayne Carey has claimed his former AFL side are becoming "irrelevant" and singled out Jack Ziebell for criticism.
St Kilda have defied pre-season predictions of doom and gloom with midfielder Jack Steele saying the AFL finals were now a goal for the in-form Saints.