Recapping AFL Round 17 Sunday

An all-in melee and a low blow are among the highlights from Round 17 Sunday.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

Richmond came into their Sunday afternoon clash with the Kangaroos

under a heap of scrutiny after last week’s shocking loss to GWS after the siren. It got worse in Round 17 as they let Drew Petrie boot five fourth quarter goals to deliver North a great win.

Petrie finished with seven and the Kangaroos, along with Fremantle, provide a little more clarity in sorting out the eight by moving a game ahead of Carlton and St Kilda.

The game did provide a wild quarter-time melee. A few fines should get picked out of this.

Fremantle were big winners at home against GWS, 132-37. Captain Matthew Pavlich booted seven in the win and helped Fremantle to a big percentage booster, their first big win of 2012.

Freo's easy run continues next week against Port before the face West Coast in the derby. Win are necessary at this point.

The Dockers kicked four goals in the first six minutes to totally dominate the contest from the get go. GWS managed their first goal after halftime.

Protagonist Hayden Ballantyne was on the end of a low blow, a crime he was suspended for in recent weeks. Below see Pav bend an amazing goal from the pocket.

Stevie Milne produced some vintage form, but it wasn't enough for the Saints to knock off the No.1 Swans.

The 105-76 loss really hurts St Kilda's chances of making the eight and it esssentially proves what we knew all along- they're not a good enough even if they can knock off an elite side every once in a while.

Josh Kennedy was lethal in the middle, but it was Jetta and Jack that provided this highlight…