Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy insists the reigning AFL premiers aren't far from reaching their best form despite a mixed start to the season.
Geelong will look to better protect skipper Joel Selwood after a hard tag from Levi Greenwood caused his frustrations to boil over.
Carlton's AFL rebuild is set to come under the spotlight at Adelaide Oval, with 10 players aged under 21 to line up against Port Adelaide.
Former Geelong coach Mark Thompson believes Gold Coast will eventually part with struggling AFL star Gary Ablett.
Adelaide will field its first AFL debutant since Round One on Saturday against cellar-dwellers Brisbane, with back-up ruckman Reilly O'Brien to take the field in place of injured Sam Jacobs.
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley will look to the future after the Power's finals dreams were all but dashed by Greater Western Sydney.