Well what a pivotal weekend of AFL action round 16 brought about, with upsets taking place all over the country resulting in a very different ladder than many thought would come about and providing for the punters who went against the odds!
It was undoubtedly the performance of the weekend from forward Mark MeCras who claimed 12 goals in his inspirational performance for the Eagles.
Round 16 bounced off with a shocker which set the tone for the weekend, as the mighty Cats ($1.28) went down to the Crows ($3.72) 11.8(74) to 9.9(63).
The Cats took the lead early, but with a four-goal attack from Taylor Walker, the Crows stunned event their own home crowd to claim an upset win of the defending Premiers on Friday night.
The string of upsets continued with Collingwood ($2.10) thumping St Kilda ($1.74) on Saturday afternoon in the crunch match of the weekend in front of over 81,000 spectators at the MCG.
It was a 15.10(100) to 6.16(52) victory for the Pies which saw a huge mix up in the top four of the ladder, as Collingwood now lead on points, two ahead of the Cats back in second.
Another shock win came from the wooden spoon favourites, the West Coast, who managed a 20.12(132) to 14.16(100) win over Essendon at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
It was undoubtedly the performance of the weekend from forward Mark MeCras who claimed 12 goals in his inspirational performance for the Eagles, giving the side their first win since round eight.
Geelong are still the favourites to regain their title at $3, with the Saints at $4 and the up and coming Collingwood at $4.25.
So for punters who went against the odds over the weekend there were some hefty rewards, and if you think you can pick the upsets for round 17, head to Ladbrokes.com.au and place a wager to see the wins come rolling in!
AFL Round 16 Results
|16.07.10||Adelaide 74 : 63 Geelong||AAMI Stadium||8.10pm|
|17.07.10||Collingwood 100 : 52 St Kilda||MCG||2.10pm|
|17.07.10||Hawthorn 118 : 43 Brisbane Lions||Aurora Stadium||2.10pm|
|17.07.10||Essendon 100 : 132 West Coast Eagles||Etihad Stadium||7.10pm|
|17.07.10||Western Bulldogs 83 : 47 Port Adelaide||TIO Stadium||7.10pm|
|18.07.10||Carlton 68 : 107 Sydney||Etihad Stadium||1.10pm|
|18.07.10||Richmond 53 : 103 North Melbourne||MCG||2.10pm|
|18.07.10||Fremantle 82 : 71 Melbourne||Subiaco Oval||2.10pm|