It’s the traditional time of year where coaches get unceremoniously dumped, rather than the early round nonsense.
It’s also the time of year where a few upset results turn up as players and teams that have barely performed all year find the incentive of a contract for next year produces something closer to the form that has eluded them the rest of the season.
The last round of the AFL. Looks like Essendon will make up the numbers in the eight. Richmond have their destiny in their own hands to finish fourth or maybe third with a good win.
NRL (last round 6/8; season tally 118/176)
AFL (last round 7/9; season tally 118/189)