Round 20 saw some interesting results, with all home teams except Fremantle registering a win.

Richmond kept their finals hopes alive with a thrilling comeback victory over Brisbane.

Carlton dropped a much-needed four points against Adelaide, after a disappointing effort.

Port Adelaide’s season is all but over, following a loss to Collingwood.

Essendon’s strong form continues, taking care of North Melbourne.

St Kilda sit inside the eight after facing Hawthorn on Saturday, but there spot is still under jeopardy.

Sydney’s push for top four continues after thrashing cross-town rivals GWS by 73 points.

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

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Brodie Grundy is all but set to make his long-awaited return to senior football, after playing in the VFL over the weekend.

Injuring his PCL in the Anzac Day clash back in round six, Grundy has been biding his time to join his teammates at the elite level, with coach Craig McRae making him earn his spot in the side.

The two-time All-Australian spent most of his time in the ruck, collecting 11 disposals, 21 hit-outs, five clearances and nine tackles.

With the form that both Darcy Cameron and Mason Cox are in, it will be hard for Grundy to come straight back in but the upcoming task against Melbourne could force McRae’s hand.

Tarryn Thomas could return for his first game since round 15, after dealing with issues on and off the field.

The youngster was impressive in the reserves gathering 26 possessions, six tackles and six clearances in a dominant performance.

Thomas hasn’t hit expectations so far in 2022 but North Melbourne would be hoping he’ll finish the season off strong.

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Darcy Tucker has almost forced his way into the senior side with an outstanding performance in the WAFL, banging on the door of coach Justin Longmuir.

Tucker had a day out, kicking three goals and amassing 38 touches, nine marks and seven tackles as Peel Thunder recorded another win.

The 25-year-old has struggled to cement his spot in the team but is looking to return for the first time since round 13.

Western Bulldogs could make some changes following a loss to top of the ladder Geelong over the weekend, with their season now hanging in the balance.

Alex Keath was dropped for the game down at GMHBA Stadium, but may be recalled for the clash against Fremantle.

Keath was quiet but had 14 touches and seven marks.

Stefan Martin is also a viable option for Luke Beveridge against the Dockers’ midfield consisting of Sean Darcy.

Martin was strong in the VFL, collecting 14 touches, 28 hit-outs and 10 clearances in a win.

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How AFL players performed in the VFL, SANFL and WAFL

Adelaide

Brisbane

  • Kai Lohmann – two goals, 22 touches and 11 marks
  • Deven Robertson – 26 possessions, eight clearances and four tackles
  • James Tunstill – 29 disposals, six marks and six clearances
  • Ryan Lester – two goals, 23 touches and seven tackles

Carlton

  • Paddy Dow – one goal, 22 touches and five clearances
  • Lachie Fogarty – 30 possessions, eight tackles and seven clearances
  • Liam Stocker – 13 disposals
  • Jack Carroll – 16 touches and four tackles
  • Brodie Kemp – one goal, 18 possessions and 10 marks
  • Jack Martin – one goal, 16 disposals and five tackles
  • Caleb Marchbank – 16 touches and three marks
  • Sam Durdin – 17 possessions and eight tackles

Collingwood

  • Brodie Grundy – 21 hit-outs, five clearances, 11 touches and nine tackles
  • Oliver Henry – three goals, 16 possessions and four tackles
  • Callum Brown – 28 disposals and eight tackles
  • Finlay Macrae – 29 touches, eight clearances and seven tackles
  • Trey Ruscoe – 16 possessions and two marks
  • Caleb Poulter – 21 disposals, four tackles and three marks
  • Aiden Begg – 17 hit-outs, nine touches and eight tackles
  • Jack Madgen – three goals, 20 possessions and four tackles

Essendon

  • Aaron Francis – 12 touches and four marks
  • Tom Cutler – 36 possessions and nine marks
  • Michael Hurley – 10 disposals and three tackles
  • Nick Bryan – one goal, 28 touches, 34 hit-outs and eight clearances
  • Kaine Baldwin – two goals, 14 possessions and six marks
  • Alec Waterman – one goal, 13 disposals and four marks

Fremantle 

  • Darcy Tucker – three goals, 38 touches, nine marks and seven tackles
  • Neil Erasmus – 32 possessions, one goal and seven marks
  • Connor Blakely – 34 disposals and 11 marks
  • Nathan O’Driscoll – 19 touches and seven marks
  • Nathan Wilson – 20 disposals and seven marks
  • Mitch Crowden – 21 touches and three tackles

Geelong

  • Toby Conway – 15 touches, 19 hit-outs, and six clearances
  • Mitch Knevitt – 18 possessions and four clearances
  • Cooper Stephens – 25 disposals, four tackles and four clearances
  • Esava Ratugolea – five touches and three marks
  • Quinton Narkle – two goals, 16 possessions and four tackles
  • Nick Stevens – 27 disposals
  • Sam Simpson – 25 touches and eight clearances
  • Luke Dahlhaus – 21 possessions and six marks

Gold Coast 

  • Jack Bowes – 24 touches, seven tackles and five clearances
  • Alex Davies – 23 possessions, 11 tackles and seven clearances
  • Alex Sexton – three goal, 21 disposals and two marks
  • Brayden Fiorini – two goals, 35 touches, eight tackles and seven clearances
  • Sam Day – three goals, 10 possessions and five marks
  • Rory Thompson – 11 disposals and four marks
  • Josh Corbett – five goals, 17 touches and 10 marks
  • James Tsitas – 22 possessions, five tackles and five clearances
  • Sam Flanders – two goals, 32 disposals and four clearances
  • Chris Burgess – two goals, 13 touches and eight marks
  • Charlie Constable – 22 possessions and eight marks

GWS Giants

  • Wade Derksen – one goal, 11 touches and three tackles
  • Tanner Bruhn – 26 possessions, 10 clearances and six tackles
  • Lachlan Keefe – 16 disposals and seven marks
  • Jake Riccardi – two goals, 11 touches and three marks
  • Zach Sproule – 10 possessions and three marks
  • Jarrod Brander – 16 disposals and six marks
  • Kieran Briggs – 17 touches, 21 hit-outs seven clearances and three marks
  • Jake Stein – 19 possessions and five marks

Hawthorn

Melbourne 

  • Toby Bedford – three goals, 17 touches and six tackles
  • Bailey Laurie – one goal, 19 possessions and six marks
  • Jake Bowey – 27 disposals, five marks and four clearances
  • Adam Tomlinson – 29 touches and 11 marks
  • Jacob Van Rooyen – five goals, 12 possessions and four marks
  • Luke Dunstan – two goals, 42 disposals and 12 clearances
  • Oscar Baker – 17 touches and five marks
  • Kade Chandler – two goals, 20 possessions and five marks
  • Mitch Brown – three goals, 13 disposals and five marks

North Melbourne

  • Atu Bosenavulagi – 18 touches and seven tackles
  • Tarryn Thomas – 26 possessions, six tackles and six clearances

Port Adelaide

Richmond 

  • Jason Castanga – two goals, 18 touches and five marks
  • Jake Aarts – 24 possessions, 11 clearances and six tackles
  • Ivan Soldo – 11 disposals, 36 hit-outs, six clearances and six tackles
  • Riley Collier-Dawkins – 20 touches and five tackles
  • Thomson Dow – 29 possessions, nine clearances and four marks
  • Josh Gibcus – 10 disposals and two marks
  • Hugo Ralphsmith – 17 touches and six marks

St Kilda

Sydney

  • Hayden McLean – three goals, nine touches and three marks
  • Logan McDonald – 14 possessions and eight marks
  • Harry Cunningham – 18 disposals and six marks
  • Josh Kennedy – 26 touches, six tackles and six clearances
  • Sam Wicks – 20 possessions and three marks
  • Braeden Campbell – 14 disposals and 10 tackles
  • Will Gould – 18 touches and five marks
  • Callum Sinclair – one goal, 23 hit-outs, 18 possessions and eight marks
  • Ben Ronke – three goals, 20 disposals and seven marks
  • Lewis Taylor – 22 touches and six marks
  • James Bell – one goal, 17 possessions and four marks

West Coast 

Western Bulldogs

  • Lachie Hunter – 24 touches, eight marks and four tackles
  • Stefan Martin – 14 possessions, 28 hit-outs and 10 clearances
  • Sam Darcy – 20 disposals and 14 marks
  • Josh Schache – three goals, 11 touches and five marks
  • Taylor Duryear – 16 possessions and seven marks
  • Toby McLean – 24 disposals, nine clearances and seven tackles
  • Tim O’Brien – 14 touches and eight marks
  • Laitham Vandermeer – 6 possessions
  • Dominic Bedendo – one goal, 11 disposals and four marks
  • Roarke Smith – one goal, 11 touches and four marks
  • Jordon Sweet – one goal 12 possessions, five tackles and 31 hit-outs
  • Alex Keath – 14 disposals and seven marks

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