Essendon beat Adelaide in AFL opener
BESIEGED Essendon emerged from a drugs cloud to open the AFL season with a spirited 35-point upset win against Adelaide on Friday night.
Crows beat Blues in NAB Cup thriller
PLACES in the NAB Cup grand final next week remain up for grabs after Adelaide beat Carlton on Friday night following on from Essendon thumping the GWS Giants.
Full wrap of Saturday's NAB Cup action
GEELONG, North Melbourne, Richmond, Brisbane and Carlton all recorded NAB Cup victories across the country on Saturday as AFL clubs continue preparations for the home and away seaso.