With only five games remaining, there is still plenty to play for across the AFL. 

Richmond’s shock loss to North Melbourne keeps the door ajar for Port Adelaide and Gold Coast to make the eight, while Western Bulldogs and St Kilda are right on their tail.

Collingwood and Sydney have made a strong push towards the top-four, especially after Fremantle lost to the Swans.

Geelong etched themselves as the number-one seed in the competition after taking down Carlton over the weekend. 

The Sporting News has all the latest news on AFL players in the reserves.

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Following Carlton’s loss to Geelong, coach Michael Voss could welcome back some key players, as the Blues look to bolster their big men stocks.

Mitch McGovern and Marc Pittonet played in the VFL on the weekend in a bid to return from injury and got through the game unscathed.

McGovern was handy, collecting 17 touches and a goal while also being strong in the air.

Pittonet had 22 hit-outs, nine clearances and 15 disposals in a dominant display.

Voss may not rush the pair back for the Giants game but could be handy inclusions in the coming weeks.

Oliver Henry has responded superbly from being dropped the second time this year.

Henry kicked four goals whilst gathering 16 possessions and looked to be his lively self, something that’s disappeared in recent weeks at the top level.

Although Collingwood managed to beat Adelaide over the weekend, the high-flying forward will come into consideration for their match-up with Essendon on Sunday.

Was used as the sub in the Crows game, Henry could jump back into the 22.

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Tom Campbell is almost a lock to be brought into the senior side after Paddy Ryder injured his achilles.

Campbell has been in stellar form recently and this weekend was no different, kicking one goal, 14 clearances, 26 touches and 45 hit-outs and the Zebras came away with the four points.

Brought across as a back-up ruckman, the former Roo and Bulldog will be a perfect replacement for Ryder as the Saints look to get their campaign back on track.

Gold Coast’s Jeremy Sharp could force his way into the side after an impressive outing in the VFL.

Sharp kicked three goals and amassed 27 disposals and was one of the Suns’ best.

Stuart Dew and the Gold Coast would be kicking themselves as they gave up an opportunity to jump into the eight with a win over the Bombers.

Now they’ll look at the upcoming Q-Clash as a means of finding their ninth win of the year.

Plenty of Suns were down against Essendon, so Sharp could replace a handful of players.

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How AFL players performed in the VFL, SANFL and WAFL

Adelaide

  • Lachlan Sholl – 32 touches and 10 marks
  • Matt Crouch – 28 possessions and four marks
  • Zac Taylor – two goals, 28 disposals and five clearances
  • Billy Frampton – 14 touches and five marks
  • Elliot Himmelberg – two goals, 18 possessions and eight marks

Brisbane

  • Kai Lohmann – one goal and 10 touches
  • Deven Robertson – 29 possessions, seven marks, eight tackles and seven clearances
  • Ely Smith – 23 disposals and five marks
  • Thomas Berry – one goal, 28 touches, seven marks and five tackles
  • Henry Smith – 18 possessions and seven tackles
  • James Tunstill – 22 disposals and six marks
  • Ryan Lester – 31 touches and 13 marks
  • Carter Michael – 27 possessions and four marks

Carlton

  • Sam Durdin – 10 touches, four marks and three tackles
  • Paddy Dow – 31 possessions and five clearances
  • Lochie O’Brien – one goal, 18 disposals and five marks
  • Lachie Fogarty – 26 touches, five marks and five clearances
  • Mitch McGovern – one goal, 17 possessions and four marks
  • Brodie Kemp – eight disposals and three marks
  • Marc Pittonet – 22 hit-outs, nine clearances and 15 touches
  • Will Setterfield – 40 possessions, eight marks and seven clearances

Collingwood

  • Tyler Brown – 34 touches, seven tackles and 10 clearances
  • Oliver Henry – four goals, 16 possessions and two clearances
  • Callum Brown – 37 disposals, three tackles and five clearances
  • Finlay Macrae – one goal, 19 touches and four tackles
  • Arlo Draper – 21 possessions and eight marks
  • Will Kelly – 14 disposals and six marks
  • Caleb Poulter – 22 touches and four tackles

Essendon

  • Massimo D’Ambrosio – one goal, 15 touches and three tackles
  • Jye Menzie – one goal, 14 possessions and five tackles
  • James Stewart – four goals, 11 disposals and seven marks
  • Michael Hurley – five touches and two marks
  • Nick Bryan – 32 hit-outs, 13 possessions and three marks

Fremantle 

  • Darcy Tucker – one goal, 27 touches and six marks
  • Connor Blakely – 12 possessions and four tackles
  • Nathan O’Driscoll – 14 disposals 
  • Meek Lloyd – 38 hit-outs, one goal and 22 touches
  • Josh Treacy – 21 hit-outs, one goal and 13 possessions
  • Lia Henry – 21 disposals and five marks
  • Nathan Wilson – 18 touches and four marks
  • Mitch Crowden – 30 possessions and three marks

Geelong

  • Mitch Knevitt – 16 touches four marks and five tackles
  • Jonathon Ceglar – 21 hit-outs, 16 possessions and five marks
  • Esava Ratugolea – eight dispsoals and four marks
  • Quinton Narkle – seven touches
  • Shannon Neale – four goals, 10 possessions and four marks
  • Sam Simpson – 24 disposals and seven marks
  • Luke Dahlhaus – 13 touches and nine tackles

Gold Coast 

  • Alex Sexton – two goals, five touches and three tackles
  • Rory Thompson – seven possessions and three marks
  • Josh Corbett – three goals, 11 disposals and nine marks
  • Jeremy Sharp – three goals, 27 touches and three marks
  • James Tsitas – one goal 25 possessions and seven tackles
  • Chris Burgess – three goals, 11 disposals and five marks
  • Mac Andrew – 12 touches and six marks
  • Charlie Constable – 35 possessions, seven marks and seven clearances
  • Elijah Hollands – 23 disposals and three marks
  • Darcy Macpherson – 30 touches, seven marks and five tackles

GWS Giants

  • Wade Derksen – one goal, eight touches and three tackles
  • Braydon Preuss – 23 possessions, 44 hit-outs, 11 marks and six clearances
  • Leek Aleer – 16 disposals, nine marks and seven tackles
  • Cameron Fleeton – 10 touches and three tackles
  • Jarrod Brander – 22 possessions and nine marks
  • Kieran Briggs – one goal, 18 disposals, 19 hit-outs, six tackles and five clearances
  • Jake Stein – 25 touches and seven marks

Hawthorn

  • Daniel Howe – 19 touches, seven marks and five tackles
  • Max Lynch – 43 hit-outs, 16 possessions, five marks and six clearances
  • Tom Phillips – 29 disposals, 12 marks, six tackles and seven clearances
  • Liam Shiels – two goals, 27 touches and six marks
  • Jai Serong – one goal, 15 possessions and three tackles

Melbourne 

North Melbourne

  • Kallan Dawson – 18 touches and three marks
  • Jack Mahony – one goal, 22 possessions and five marks
  • Atu Bosenavulagi – 17 disposals and three tackles
  • Josh Walker – 22 touches and eight marks
  • Jackson Archer – one goal, nine possessions and three tackles

Port Adelaide

  • Trent McKenzie – 27 touches, one goal and six marks
  • Sam Hayes – 41 hit-outs, four clearances and 15 possessions
  • Sam Mayes – 28 disposals, 12 clearances and six tackles

Richmond 

  • Jason Castagna – 24 touches, four tackles and seven clearances
  • Riley Collier-Dawkins – one goal, 25 possessions and six clearances
  • Thomson Dow – 13 disposals and two tackles
  • Tom Brown – 26 touches and three marks
  • Rhyan Mansell – 18 possessions and five marks
  • Matthew Parker – 27 disposals, six marks and six tackles
  • Maurice Rioli – 11 touches and three tackles

St Kilda

  • Dan Hannebery – 29 touches, four marks and four clearances
  • Jack Bytel – 27 possessions, five marks and six clearances
  • Jarrod Lienert – 21 disposals and five marks
  • Leo Connolly – 20 touches and four marks
  • Tom Campbell – one goal, 26 possessions, 45 hit-outs and 14 clearances

Sydney

  • Logan McDonald – two goals, 18 touches and 12 marks
  • Josh Kennedy – 26 possessions, nine tackles and six clearances
  • Sam Wicks – one goal, 15 disposals and five tackles
  • Will Gould – 27 touches and eight marks
  • Callum Sinclair – 24 hit-outs, 19 possessions and four clearances
  • Ben Ronke – one goal, 10 disposals and two marks
  • Lewis Taylor – 19 touches and four marks
  • Angus Sheldrick – 30 possessions and eight clearances
  • James Bell – 18 disposals and four tackles

West Coast 

  • Zac Langdon – 11 touches and eight tackles
  • Isiah Winder – 26 possessions and five marks
  • Josh Rotham – 27 disposals and 11 marks
  • Patrick Naish – 30 touches and nine marks

Western Bulldogs

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