Friday 7 January
    Completed Match between St Kilda and Richmond
    Saturday 8 January
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and Geelong Cats
    Saturday 8 January
    Completed Match between Western Bulldogs and Melbourne
    Saturday 8 January
    Completed Match between Fremantle and West Coast Eagles
    Sunday 9 January
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and Brisbane Lions
    Sunday 9 January
    Completed Match between Carlton and Collingwood
    Sunday 9 January
    Completed Match between Gold Coast Suns and GWS Giants
    Friday 14 January
    Completed Match between Richmond and Melbourne
    Saturday 15 January
    Completed Match between Collingwood and St Kilda
    Saturday 15 January
    Completed Match between Geelong Cats and Carlton
    Sunday 16 January
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and Gold Coast Suns
    Sunday 16 January
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and Kangaroos
    Sunday 16 January
    Completed Match between Fremantle and GWS Giants
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    Friday 21 January
    Completed Match between Geelong Cats and Collingwood
    Saturday 22 January
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and Adelaide Crows
    Saturday 22 January
    Completed Match between Melbourne and St Kilda
    Saturday 22 January
    Completed Match between Richmond and Fremantle
    Sunday 23 January
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and GWS Giants
    Tuesday 25 January
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and Carlton
    Date & Time TBC
    Thursday 27 January
    Upcoming Match between Collingwood and Fremantle
    Friday 28 January
    Upcoming Match between GWS Giants and Western Bulldogs
    Friday 28 January
    Upcoming Match between St Kilda and West Coast Eagles
    Saturday 29 January
    Upcoming Match between Adelaide Crows and Melbourne
    Saturday 29 January
    Upcoming Match between Brisbane Lions and Geelong Cats
    Sunday 30 January
    Upcoming Match between Carlton and Kangaroos
    Sunday 30 January
    Upcoming Match between Gold Coast Suns and Richmond
    Tuesday 1 February
    Upcoming Match between Collingwood and West Coast Eagles
    Friday 11 February
    Upcoming Match between St Kilda and Brisbane Lions
    Saturday 12 February
    Upcoming Match between Richmond and Kangaroos
    Saturday 12 February
    Upcoming Match between Fremantle and Carlton
    Sunday 13 February
    Upcoming Match between Melbourne and GWS Giants
    Sunday 13 February
    Upcoming Match between Adelaide Crows and Western Bulldogs
    Sunday 13 February
    Upcoming Match between Gold Coast Suns and Geelong Cats
    Tuesday 1 February
    Upcoming Match between Western Bulldogs and Fremantle
    Date & Time TBC
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    Friday 4 February
    Upcoming Match between Geelong Cats and West Coast Eagles
    Saturday 5 February
    Upcoming Match between GWS Giants and St Kilda
    Saturday 5 February
    Upcoming Match between Brisbane Lions and Collingwood
    Saturday 5 February
    Upcoming Match between Western Bulldogs and Richmond
    Sunday 6 February
    Upcoming Match between Kangaroos and Fremantle
    Sunday 6 February
    Upcoming Match between Carlton and Adelaide Crows
    Sunday 6 February
    Upcoming Match between Melbourne and Gold Coast Suns
    Friday 18 February
    Upcoming Match between Kangaroos and Collingwood
    Saturday 19 February
    Upcoming Match between GWS Giants and Adelaide Crows
    Saturday 19 February
    Upcoming Match between Carlton and St Kilda
    Saturday 19 February
    Upcoming Match between West Coast Eagles and Richmond
    Sunday 20 February
    Upcoming Match between Geelong Cats and Fremantle
    Sunday 20 February
    Upcoming Match between Brisbane Lions and Melbourne
    Sunday 20 February
    Upcoming Match between Western Bulldogs and Gold Coast Suns
    Friday 25 February
    Upcoming Match between GWS Giants and Carlton
    Saturday 26 February
    Upcoming Match between Richmond and Geelong Cats
    Saturday 26 February
    Upcoming Match between Melbourne and Kangaroos
    Saturday 26 February
    Upcoming Match between West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Lions
    Sunday 27 February
    Upcoming Match between Collingwood and Western Bulldogs
    Sunday 27 February
    Upcoming Match between Fremantle and Adelaide Crows
    Sunday 27 February
    Upcoming Match between Gold Coast Suns and St Kilda
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Round 3 Friday 15 February

University of Tasmania Stadium
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    NORTH Melbourne has emerged as the team to beat in this year's AFLW season, extending its unbeaten start to the campaign with an emphatic 31-point victory over reigning premiers the Western Bulldogs in Launceston on Friday night.

    A second-quarter blitz set up the victory for the Kangaroos, who cruised home to hand the Bulldogs their first defeat for the year in a 8.5 (53) to 3.4 (22) win.

    A dream debut for Courteney Munn helped inspire the victory, as the forward kicked four clever goals, while captain Emma Kearney starred against her former side with 17 disposals.

    AFLW Match Highlights: North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs

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    The Kangaroos and Bulldogs clash in Round 3 of the AFLW

    Munn's impact early was pivotal, with the youngster helping to ease the tension of a rather cagey match with a couple of important moments throughout the first half.

    It took until the fourth minute of the second term before she kicked the first goal of the game, before adding a second to her tally from a strong mark just moments later.

    It kickstarted a run of five unanswered goals in the quarter for the Kangaroos, blowing the Bulldogs away to open up a significant 30-point lead at the main change.

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    The Bulldogs started the second half with far more intent, eventually kicking their first goal of the night through Ash Utri more than four minutes into the third quarter.

    But while they kept North Melbourne scoreless for the term, the damage had been done.

    Two more late goals from Munn, including one dribbled home from the boundary, put the icing on the cake as the Kangaroos' dream start to their maiden AFLW season continued.

    It was over when…

    It might have taken until the fourth minute of the second quarter for the game's first goal to be kicked, but it started a run where North Melbourne opened up an unassailable lead. Five Kangaroos goals in just 12 minutes virtually ended the match as a contest before half-time.

    The hero

    Even the AFLW diehards might not have known who Courteney Munn was prior to Friday night's clash. They certainly do now. With four goals on her debut, the North Melbourne youngster ensured she's one to watch going forward. Munn kicked two goals in the second term, before adding another two late to prove she can become a valuable asset in a star-studded Kangaroos side as they chase a premiership in their maiden season.

    The game-changer

    North Melbourne might have had the game on its terms, but the Western Bulldogs were making a brave comeback in the third quarter when Belinda Smith was running into an open goal to reduce the margin further. Enter Brittany Gibson. Her chasedown tackle was superb, saving a certain goal and helping to seal North Melbourne's victory.

    Marquee magic

    The first sign of North Melbourne's premiership intent came when it signed the reigning AFLW best and fairest Emma Kearney from the reigning premiers. And she produced another telling display against her former side on Friday night. Kearney finished with 17 disposals and five tackles, even dishing out some friendly and cheeky 'advice' for her former teammates as the Kangaroos surged clear late in the game.

    Say what?

    "We talked about the style of (football) the Bulldogs like to play, getting numbers to the ball … similar to last week, we're very comfortable with teams doing that to us. We think we can own the outside, because our game is based around trying to move the ball and score. I thought once that happened, the players knew exactly what to do." - North Melbourne coach Scott Gowans

    "It probably was a six- or seven-minute period that they got on top. That was really an avalanche of goals that we couldn't stop where they put our defenders under pressure with good entries. We're bitterly disappointed, but we're certainly not shattered." - Western Bulldogs coach Paul Groves

    What's next?

    North Melbourne heads to Victoria for the first time this season to take on Melbourne on Sunday afternoon, while the Western Bulldogs will look to rebound when they host Brisbane in the primetime slot on Saturday night.

    NORTH MELBOURNE      0.2     5.3     5.3      8.5 (53)
    WESTERN BULLDOGS     0.1     0.3     1.4      3.4 (22)

    GOALS
    North Melbourne: Munn 4, Duffin, Ashmore, Garner, Hope
    Western Bulldogs: Utri, Brennan, Mackie

    BEST
    North Melbourne: Munn, Bruton, Kearney, Ashmore, Gillespie-Jones, Stanton
    Western Bulldogs: Conti, Lamb, Brennan, Blackburn

    INJURIES
    North Melbourne: Nil
    Western Bulldogs: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Umpires: Burns, Rebeschini, Heffernan

    Official crowd: 3123 at the University of Tasmania Stadium

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