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AFL Footy Wrap

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Highlights of Round 17

Bulldogs beat Blues to keep touch with the Top 8

The Bulldogs won by 20 points to keep touch with the Top 8.

Despite being well below their premiership best, the Dogs are four points outside the finals placings and can still have an impact on 2017.

Despite a slow start, the Bulldogs lead by 21 points at half-tome.

Veteran Dale Morris told 3AW the young players coming through the ranks are energising the team.

“They’re playing a role for the team and had a big say in the win,” he said.

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Cats win as Geelong and Hawthorn play out another epic Geelong won another classic over the Hawks.

The Cats led by 10 points with half a minute left before the 300-gamer Luke Hodge sent one home from 50m.

In the final 15 seconds, the Hawks went forward from the centre bounce but missed a late chance to win it, leaving Geelong three points in front.

Isaac Smith – who missed a chance to beat Geelong after the siren in the 2016 Qualifying Final – was again the culprit.

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Collingwood secures four valuable points with victory over the Suns

Collingwood secured four massive points at Metricon Stadium, beating the Suns by 15 points.

Ben Reid booted three goals in tough conditions for key position players, while the usual suspects Steele Sidebottom, Adam Treloar, and Taylor Adams were prolific through midfield.

For the Suns, it was Gary Ablett and ex-Magpie Jarrod Witts who had the biggest impact.

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Sydney beats GWS by 13 points to close in on the top four Sydney was red on Saturday night as the Swans won by 13 points. Lance Franklin was outstanding, booting four goals from 18 disposals. Josh Kennedy was typically prominent in and under the packs. Amazingly, the win puts the Swans within four points of the Top 4 on Saturday night. The Swans desperately need the win to consolidate their spot in the eight, while victory would be a long stride toward the Top 4 for GWS.