2006 AFL season

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2006 AFL premiership season
Teams16
Premiers West Coast
(3rd premiership)
Minor premiers West Coast
(3rd minor premiership)
Pre-season cup Geelong
(1st pre-season cup win)
Matches played185
Attendance6,736,234 (36,412 per match)
Highest attendance97,431 (Grand Final, Sydney vs. West Coast)
Coleman Medallist Brendan Fevola (Carlton)
Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes (Sydney)
Wooden spooners Carlton
(3rd wooden spoon)
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2007  

The 2006 Australian Football League season was the 110th season of the elite Australian rules football competition and the 17th under the name 'Australian Football League', having switched from 'Victorian Football League' after 1989.

Contents

West Coast defeated defending premiers Sydney in the grand final to win their third premiership, in what was the first grand final since 1966 to be decided by one point.

Pre-season competition

Week One Week Two Semifinals Final
Brisbane Lions 1 8 13 70
Essendon 1 8 12 69 Brisbane Lions 0 12 9 81
Western Bulldogs 1 7 12 63 Melbourne 0131290
Melbourne 091569 Melbourne 1 5 5 44
Hawthorn 1111085 Adelaide 11621129
Richmond 0 11 9 75 Hawthorn 1 7 7 58
Adelaide 21613127 Adelaide 271171
Port Adelaide 0 8 7 55 Adelaide 1 10 15 84
Kangaroos 181168 Geelong 310592
Sydney 0 5 7 37 Kangaroos 1 8 3 60
Carlton 1 8 13 70 Geelong 1101786
Geelong 015898 Geelong 31014101
Collingwood 28874 Fremantle 1 10 12 81
St Kilda 1 9 10 73 Collingwood 2 10 6 84
West Coast 1 7 14 65 Fremantle 01510100
Fremantle 11810127

Geelong 3.10.5 (92) defeated Adelaide 1.10.15 (84) in the 2006 NAB Cup Final. The game was held at AAMI Stadium, with an attendance of 30,707.

Premiership season

Round 1

Round 1
Thursday, 30 March (6:40 pm) West Coast 11.18 (84)def. St Kilda 9.12 (66) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 40,036)
Friday, 31 March (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 25.17 (167)def. Richmond 7.10 (52) Telstra Dome (crowd: 43,532)
Saturday, 1 April (2:10 pm) Geelong 17.13 (115)def. Brisbane Lions 5.8 (38) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 23,029)
Saturday, 1 April (7:10 pm) Essendon 17.6 (108)def. Sydney 12.9 (81) Telstra Dome (crowd: 45,355)
Saturday, 1 April (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 13.9 (87)def. by Kangaroos 19.14 (128) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 27,680)
Sunday, 2 April (1:10 pm) Hawthorn 17.7 (109)def. Fremantle 13.9 (87) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 13,682)
Sunday, 2 April (5:10 pm) Melbourne 10.12 (72)def. by Carlton 13.15 (93) Telstra Dome (crowd: 31,139)
Monday, 3 April (7:10 pm) Collingwood 12.5 (77)def. by Adelaide 17.9 (111) Telstra Dome (crowd: 35,434)

Round 2

Round 2
Friday, 7 April (7:40 pm) Richmond 11.11 (77)def. by St Kilda 13.10 (88) Telstra Dome (crowd: 40,740)
Saturday, 8 April (2:10 pm) Geelong 22.6 (138)def. Kangaroos 10.9 (69) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 43,532)
Saturday, 8 April (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 20.17 (137)def. Melbourne 12.18 (90) Telstra Dome (crowd: 28,478)
Saturday, 8 April (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 17.13 (115)def. Essendon 15.7 (97) Gabba (crowd: 34,357)
Saturday, 8 April (5:40 pm) Fremantle 15.11 (101)def. Carlton 13.8 (86) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 34,553)
Sunday, 9 April (1:10 pm) Sydney 11.14 (80)def. by Port Adelaide 15.16 (106) SCG (crowd: 33,551)
Sunday, 9 April (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 12.12 (84)def. by Collingwood 18.11 (119) Telstra Dome (crowd: 43,296)
Sunday, 9 April (2:40 pm) Adelaide 13.10 (88)def. by West Coast 13.12 (90) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 43,206)

Round 3

Round 3 (Easter Round)
Thursday, 13 April (7:40 pm) St Kilda 19.10 (124)def. Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) Telstra Dome (crowd: 35,760)
Saturday, 15 April (2:10 pm) Geelong 6.13 (49)def. by Hawthorn 15.11 (101) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 24,026)
Saturday, 15 April (7:10 pm) Carlton 11.8 (74)def. by Sydney 12.9 (81) Telstra Dome (crowd: 36,882)
Saturday, 15 April (7:40 pm) West Coast 20.16 (136)def. Richmond 14.6 (90) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,436)
Sunday, 16 April (1:10 pm) Melbourne 14.13 (97)def. by Adelaide 15.12 (102) Carrara Stadium (crowd: 8,258)
Sunday, 16 April (2:10 pm) Essendon 13.15 (93)def. by Western Bulldogs 15.14 (104) Telstra Dome (crowd: 43,947)
Sunday, 16 April (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide 11.13 (79)def. by Fremantle 15.20 (110) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 25,042)
Monday, 17 April (2:10 pm) Kangaroos 11.10 (76)def. by Collingwood 23.15 (153) Telstra Dome (crowd: 48,721)

Round 4

Round 4 (ANZAC Day Round)
Friday, 21 April (7:40 pm) Carlton 9.14 (68)def. by Hawthorn 15.10 (100) Telstra Dome (crowd: 45,102)
Saturday, 22 April (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 14.14 (98)def. by Geelong 14.13 (97) Telstra Dome (crowd: 45,922)
Saturday, 22 April (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 11.16 (82)def. by Richmond 14.12 (96) Gabba (crowd: 30,266)
Saturday, 22 April (5:40 pm) Fremantle 9.5 (59)def. by Adelaide 9.16 (70) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,090)
Sunday, 23 April (1:10 pm) Kangaroos 10.11 (71)def. by West Coast 14.11 (95) Manuka Oval (crowd: 9,541)
Sunday, 23 April (1:10 pm) Sydney 13.14 (92)def. by Melbourne 15.7 (97) SCG (crowd: 29,167)
Monday, 24 April (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 19.8 (122)def. St Kilda 18.10 (118) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 32,188)
Tuesday, 25 April (2:40 pm) Collingwood 15.16 (106)def. Essendon 12.17 (89) MCG (crowd: 91,234)

Round 5

Round 5
Friday, 28 April (7:40 pm) Richmond 12.20 (92)def. Carlton 11.18 (84) MCG (crowd: 54,815)
Saturday, 29 April (2:10 pm) Melbourne 13.12 (90)def. Kangaroos 12.14 (86) MCG (crowd: 30,392)
Saturday, 29 April (2:40 pm) Adelaide 20.12 (132)def. Western Bulldogs 7.13 (55) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,057)
Saturday, 29 April (7:10 pm) Sydney 15.17 (107)def. Geelong 13.7 (85) Telstra Stadium (crowd: 37,032)
Saturday, 29 April (5:40 pm) West Coast 18.14 (122)def. Brisbane Lions 9.9 (63) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 40,519)
Sunday, 30 April (1:10 pm) St Kilda 13.15 (93)def. by Fremantle 14.10 (94) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 15,282)
Sunday, 30 April (2:10 pm) Collingwood 18.12 (120)def. Port Adelaide 11.13 (79) Telstra Dome (crowd: 32,276)
Sunday, 30 April (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 12.12 (84)def. Essendon 12.11 (83) MCG (crowd: 40,179)
  • The AFL siren controversy occurred in this round between St Kilda and Fremantle. Play had continued on for 10 seconds after the final siren as St Kilda had kicked a behind and scores were level due to umpires unable to hear the siren. 4 days later, the AFL Commission has determined that the match officially ended on the final siren and therefore reversed the result. Fremantle got rewarded with the win and 4 points on the ladder as St Kilda had their 2 points stripped from the ladder.

Round 6

Round 6 (Rivalry Round)
Friday, 5 May (7:40 pm) Melbourne 13.9 (87)def. Geelong 11.15 (81) MCG (crowd: 36,041)
Saturday, 6 May (2:10 pm) St Kilda 14.8 (92)def. Western Bulldogs 12.6 (78) Telstra Dome (crowd: 42,760)
Saturday, 6 May (2:10 pm) Fremantle 12.16 (88)def. West Coast 12.11 (83) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 42,213)
Saturday, 6 May (7:10 pm) Adelaide 15.13 (103)def. Port Adelaide 8.5 (53) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 42,723)
Saturday, 6 May (7:10 pm) Essendon 13.17 (95)def. by Richmond 13.19 (97) MCG (crowd: 58,439)
Sunday, 7 May (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 10.10 (70)def. by Sydney 15.12 (102) Gabba (crowd: 29,872)
Sunday, 7 May (2:10 pm) Carlton 9.12 (66)def. by Collingwood 21.12 (138) MCG (crowd: 59,695)
Sunday, 7 May (2:10 pm) Kangaroos 15.12 (102)def. Hawthorn 11.14 (80) Telstra Dome (crowd: 28,047)

Round 7

Round 7
Friday, 12 May (7:40 pm) St Kilda 9.10 (64)def. by Geelong 12.10 (82) Telstra Dome (crowd: 48,313)
Saturday, 13 May (2:10 pm) Richmond 9.8 (62)def. by Sydney 28.12 (180) Telstra Dome (crowd: 36,477)
Saturday, 13 May (2:10 pm) Melbourne 17.15 (117)def. Fremantle 8.10 (58) MCG (crowd: 23,368)
Saturday, 13 May (5:40 pm) West Coast 16.16 (112)def. Collingwood 15.8 (98) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 42,033)
Saturday, 13 May (7:10 pm) Hawthorn 9.12 (66)def. by Brisbane Lions 16.10 (106) Carrara Stadium (crowd: 12,315)
Sunday, 14 May (12:40 pm) Port Adelaide 13.12 (90)def. by Western Bulldogs 25.16 (166) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 20,233)
Sunday, 14 May (2:10 pm) Carlton 17.9 (111)def. Essendon 11.12 (78) MCG (crowd: 32,976)
Sunday, 14 May (2:10 pm) Kangaroos 9.6 (60)def. by Adelaide 18.8 (116) Telstra Dome (crowd: 16,064)

Round 8

Round 8
Friday, 19 May (7:40 pm) Hawthorn 9.7 (61)def. by Melbourne 20.16 (136) MCG (crowd: 42,985)
Saturday, 20 May (2:10 pm) Richmond 10.9 (69)def. Adelaide 9.12 (66) Telstra Dome (crowd: 24,461)
Saturday, 20 May (2:10 pm) Fremantle 13.6 (84)def. Kangaroos 6.13 (49) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 34,072)
Saturday, 20 May (7:10 pm) Collingwood 22.14 (146)def. Geelong 6.8 (44) MCG (crowd: 69,819)
Saturday, 20 May (7:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 14.6 (90)def. by Sydney 17.14 (116) SCG (crowd: 31,756)
Sunday, 21 May (12:40 pm) Port Adelaide 10.18 (78)def. by Brisbane Lions 22.15 (147) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 21,970)
Sunday, 21 May (2:10 pm) Carlton 4.10 (34)def. by St Kilda 18.18 (126) MCG (crowd: 39,908)
Sunday, 21 May (2:10 pm) Essendon 14.8 (92)def. by West Coast 16.17 (113) Telstra Dome (crowd: 31,434)

Round 9

Round 9 (Green Round)
Friday, 26 May (7:40 pm) Collingwood 21.13 (139)def. Western Bulldogs 16.9 (105) MCG (crowd: 67,920)
Saturday, 27 May (2:10 pm) Geelong 12.18 (90)def. by Richmond 17.8 (110) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 23,386)
Saturday, 27 May (1:40 pm) Adelaide 18.16 (124)def. Carlton 9.6 (60) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,157)
Saturday, 27 May (7:10 pm) Essendon 9.15 (69)def. by Port Adelaide 20.9 (129) Telstra Dome (crowd: 29,232)
Saturday, 27 May (7:10 pm) Hawthorn 7.12 (54)def. by Sydney 19.5 (119) MCG (crowd: 28,387)
Sunday, 28 May (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 21.15 (141)def. Fremantle 10.13 (73) Gabba (crowd: 27,999)
Sunday, 28 May (2:10 pm) St Kilda 10.14 (74)def. Kangaroos 8.9 (57) Telstra Dome (crowd: 30,904)
Sunday, 28 May (2:40 pm) West Coast 13.19 (97)def. Melbourne 11.9 (75) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 41,032)
  • This round was marketed as Green Shirt Round, to acknowledge the contribution of new and inexperienced umpires in junior competitions. [1]

Round 10

Round 10
Friday, 2 June (8:10 pm) Adelaide 30.8 (188)def. by Essendon 6.14 (50) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 42,025)
Saturday, 3 June (2:10 pm) Geelong 15.8 (98)def. by West Coast 16.5 (101) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 24,028)
Saturday, 3 June (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.13 (109)def. Hawthorn 13.10 (88) Telstra Dome (crowd: 29,960)
Saturday, 3 June (7:10 pm) Collingwood 16.13 (109)def. Brisbane Lions 12.11 (83) MCG (crowd: 54,820)
Saturday, 3 June (5:40 pm) Fremantle 15.10 (100)def. Richmond 13.11 (89) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 36,032)
Sunday, 4 June (1:10 pm) Kangaroos 14.14 (98)def. by Sydney 16.9 (105) Manuka Oval (crowd: 14,922)
Sunday, 4 June (2:10 pm) Carlton 12.12 (84)def. by Port Adelaide 17.16 (118) Telstra Dome (crowd: 18,665)
Sunday, 4 June (2:10 pm) Melbourne 15.13 (103)def. St Kilda 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 41,665)
  • West Coast came back from 54 points down during the third quarter of its game vs Geelong to win by three, it is the biggest comeback to win a game in the Eagles history.

Round 11

Round 11
Friday, 9 June (7:40 pm) Geelong 20.10 (130)def. Essendon 13.10 (88) Telstra Dome (crowd: 43,600)
Saturday, 10 June (2:10 pm) Richmond 15.12 (102)def. Kangaroos 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 42,841)
Saturday, 10 June (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 8.12 (60)def. by Adelaide 10.15 (75) Gabba (crowd: 27,516)
Saturday, 10 June (7:10 pm) Sydney 7.8 (50)def. by St Kilda 7.10 (52) SCG (crowd: 31,146)
Sunday, 11 June (12:40 pm) Port Adelaide 22.13 (145)def. Hawthorn 7.7 (49) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 24,511)
Sunday, 11 June (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 15.10 (100)def. Fremantle 12.14 (86) Telstra Dome (crowd: 23,805)
Sunday, 11 June (2:40 pm) West Coast 16.15 (111)def. Carlton 15.11 (101) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 40,090)
Monday, 12 June (2:10 pm) Melbourne 22.9 (141)def. Collingwood 14.10 (94) MCG (crowd: 78,773)

Round 12

Round 12
Friday, 16 June (7:40 pm) St Kilda 8.12 (60)def. by Adelaide 18.15 (123) Telstra Dome (crowd: 34,170)
Saturday, 17 June (2:10 pm) Fremantle 6.16 (52)def. by Geelong 18.10 (118) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 34,236)
Saturday, 17 June (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 14.19 (103)def. by Western Bulldogs 22.13 (145) Gabba (crowd: 27,745)
Saturday, 17 June (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 13.19 (97)def. West Coast 8.12 (60) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 28,125)
Sunday, 18 June (1:10 pm) Hawthorn 16.9 (105)def. by Richmond 8.16 (64) Aurora Stadium (crowd:  20,971)
Sunday, 18 June (2:10 pm) Essendon 10.15 (75)def. by Melbourne 16.15 (111) Telstra Dome (crowd: 35,019)
Friday, 23 June (7:40 pm) Kangaroos 18.13 (121)def. Carlton 15.12 (102) Telstra Dome (crowd: 34,110)
Saturday, 24 June (7:10 pm) Sydney 11.16 (82)def. by Collingwood 14.11 (95) Telstra Stadium (crowd: 60,307)

Round 13

Round 13
Friday, 30 June (7:40 pm) Kangaroos 14.12 (96)def. by Essendon 13.11 (89) Telstra Dome (crowd: 33,747)
Saturday, 1 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne 18.12 (120)def. Port Adelaide 12.10 (82) MCG (crowd: 24,283)
Saturday, 1 July (2:10 pm) St Kilda 18.17 (125)def. Hawthorn 8.7 (55) Telstra Dome (crowd: 33,869)
Saturday, 1 July (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 8.23 (71)def. Carlton 7.14 (56) Gabba (crowd: 29,516)
Saturday, 1 July (7:10 pm) Sydney 12.19 (91)def. Fremantle 9.4 (58) SCG (crowd: 24,114)
Sunday, 2 July (12:40 pm) Adelaide 21.21 (147)def. Geelong 8.7 (55) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,752)
Sunday, 2 July (2:10 pm) Richmond 13.14 (92)def. Collingwood 6.9 (45) MCG (crowd: 63,016)
Sunday, 2 July (2:40 pm) West Coast 8.16 (64)def. by Western Bulldogs 10.13 (73) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 40,375)

Round 14

Round 14
Friday, 7 July (6:40 pm) Fremantle 19.11 (125)def. Essendon 12.16 (88) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 34,608)
Saturday, 8 July (2:10 pm) Carlton 11.11 (77)def. by Geelong 23.4 (142) Telstra Dome (crowd: 32,096)
Saturday, 8 July (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 16.8 (104)def. by West Coast 17.12 (114) MCG (crowd: 21,989)
Saturday, 8 July (7:10 pm) Melbourne 14.14 (98)def. Brisbane Lions 13.12 (90) Gabba (crowd: 25,541)
Saturday, 8 July (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 6.18 (54)def. by Richmond 14.8 (92) AAMI Stadium (crowd:  25,067)
Sunday, 9 July (12:40 pm) Sydney 8.14 (62)def. by Adelaide 15.11 (101) SCG (crowd: 36,104)
Sunday, 9 July (2:10 pm) St Kilda 19.8 (122)def. Collingwood 9.9 (63) Telstra Dome (crowd: 48,564)
Sunday, 9 July (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 12.10 (82)def. by Kangaroos 13.16 (94) MCG (crowd: 28,173)

Round 15

Round 15
Friday, 14 July (7:40 pm) Richmond 7.10 (52)def. by Melbourne 9.16 (70) MCG (crowd: 60,086)
Saturday, 15 July (2:10 pm) Essendon 10.11 (71)def. by St Kilda 11.8 (74) MCG (crowd: 33,082)
Saturday, 15 July (2:40 pm) Adelaide 16.13 (109)def. Hawthorn 11.7 (73) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 37,446)
Saturday, 15 July (7:10 pm) Kangaroos 11.18 (84)def. Brisbane Lions 12.13 (85) Telstra Dome (crowd: 22,947)
Saturday, 15 July (5:40 pm) West Coast 9.13 (67)def. Sydney 9.11 (65) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 40,688)
Sunday, 16 July (1:10 pm) Geelong 9.14 (68)def. Port Adelaide 8.10 (58) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 19,149)
Sunday, 16 July (2:10 pm) Carlton 11.14 (80)def. by Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) Telstra Dome (crowd: 26,418)
Sunday, 16 July (2:10 pm) Collingwood 15.14 (104)def. by Fremantle 18.11 (119) MCG (crowd: 30,373)

Round 16

Round 16 (Heritage Round)
Friday, 21 July (8:10 ) Adelaide 19.10 (124)def. Kangaroos 7.10 (52) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 47,487)
Saturday, 22 July (2:10 pm) Collingwood 19.13 (127)def. West Coast 13.12 (90) Telstra Dome (crowd: 38,777)
Saturday, 22 July (2:10 pm) Essendon 16.9 (105)drew with Carlton 15.15 (105) MCG (crowd: 49,181)
Saturday, 22 July (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 11.18 (88)def. Hawthorn 11.8 (74) Gabba (crowd: 26,738)
Saturday, 22 July (7:10 pm) Sydney .14.17 (107)def. Richmond 7.11 (53) SCG (crowd: 28,371)
Sunday, 23 July (1:10 pm) St Kilda 8.16 (64)def. Port Adelaide 8.12 (60) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 16,588)
Sunday, 23 July (2:10 pm) Geelong 13.12 (90)def. Western Bulldogs 13.11 (89) Telstra Dome (crowd: 39,417)
Sunday, 23 July (2:40 pm) Fremantle 15.6 (96)def. Melbourne 9.13 (67) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 36,244)
  • This round was marketed as Heritage Round with clubs wearing heritage style jumpers. Port Adelaide were the only club that didn’t wear a Heritage Round jumper due to not being able to wear their “Prison bar” SANFL jumper.
  • The match between Essendon and Carlton was in the lead dubbed the “Bryce Gibbs Cup” with both teams in the lead up with Gibbs the favourite (and ending up being) to be the number 1 pick of that years draft. Ultimately the match ended as a draw.
  • Daniel Motlop missed a goal after the siren to win the game for Port Adelaide against St Kilda at Aurora Stadium.

Round 17

Round 17
Friday, 28 July (7:40 pm) Collingwood 16.17 (113)def. Hawthorn 11.2 (68) MCG (crowd: 54,306)
Saturday, 29 July (2:10 pm) St Kilda 27.12 (174)def. Richmond 10.11 (71) MCG (crowd:  43,250)
Saturday, 29 July (2:10 pm) West Coast 26.9 (165)def. Adelaide 12.11 (83) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 40,380)
Saturday, 29 July (7:10 pm) Essendon 25.10 (160)def. Brisbane Lions 18.15 (123) Telstra Dome (crowd:  32,761)
Saturday, 29 July (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 7.8 (50)def. by Sydney 10.17 (77) AAMI Stadium (crowd:  23,183)
Sunday, 30 July (1:10 pm) Kangaroos 13.12 (90)def. Geelong 8.12 (60) Manuka Oval (crowd: 9,561)
Sunday, 30 July (2:10 pm) Carlton 13.11 (89)def. by Fremantle 15.17 (107) Telstra Dome (crowd: 17,518)
Sunday, 30 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne 18.11 (119)def. Western Bulldogs 9.14 (68) MCG (crowd: 36,466)

Round 18

Round 18
Friday, 4 August (7:40 pm) St Kilda 8.11 (59)def. by West Coast 14.14 (98) Telstra Dome (crowd: 40,177)
Saturday, 5 August (2:10 pm) Carlton 12.8 (80)def. Melbourne 10.13 (73) Telstra Dome (crowd: 24,113)
Saturday, 5 August (2:10 pm) Richmond 10.18 (78)def. by Western Bulldogs 15.10 (100) MCG (crowd:  36,339)
Saturday, 5 August (7:10 pm) Sydney 17.14 (116)def. Essendon 11.7 (73) SCG (crowd:  25,465)
Saturday, 5 August (7:10 pm) Adelaide 7.16 (58)def. Collingwood 7.12 (54) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 45,658)
Sunday, 6 August (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 13.9 (87)def. by Geelong 14.20 (104) Gabba (crowd: 28,055)
Sunday, 6 August (2:10 pm) Kangaroos 12.12 (84)def. Port Adelaide 9.11 (65) Telstra Dome (crowd: 14,815)
Sunday, 6 August (2:40 pm) Fremantle 14.20 (104)def. Hawthorn 7.9 (51) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,017)

Round 19

Round 19
Friday, 11 August (7:40 pm) Essendon 10.14 (74)def. Collingwood 9.7 (61) MCG (crowd: 62,940)
Saturday, 12 August (2:10 pm) Melbourne 10.3 (63)def. by Sydney 14.11 (95) MCG (crowd: 43,794)
Saturday, 12 August (2:10 pm) West Coast 14.23 (107)def. Kangaroos 12.9 (81) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 40,067)
Saturday, 12 August (7:10 pm) Richmond 21.16 (142)def. Brisbane Lions 8.12 (60) Telstra Dome (crowd: 27,211)
Saturday, 12 August (7:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.13 (91)def. by Port Adelaide 14.21 (105) Marrara Oval (crowd: 14,100)
Sunday, 13 August (12:40 pm) Adelaide 10.20 (80)def. by Fremantle 13.17 (95) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 43,127)
Sunday, 13 August (2:10 pm) Geelong 11.14 (80)def. by St Kilda 15.13 (103) Telstra Dome (crowd: 40,986)
Sunday, 13 August (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 17.11 (113)def. Carlton 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 36,817)

Round 20

Round 20
Friday, 18 August (8:10 pm) Port Adelaide 12.15 (87)def. by Collingwood 12.17 (89) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 30,281)
Saturday, 19 August (2:10 pm) Geelong 14.6 (90)def. Sydney 9.9 (63) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 21,175)
Saturday, 19 August (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.9 (105)def. Adelaide 14.14 (98) MCG (crowd: 29,988)
Saturday, 19 August (7:10 pm) Essendon 15.16 (106)def. by Hawthorn 19.10 (124) Telstra Dome (crowd: 44,275)
Saturday, 19 August (5:40 pm) Fremantle 17.12 (114)def. St Kilda 7.14 (56) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,069)
Sunday, 20 August (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 7.10 (52)def. by West Coast 16.18 (114) Gabba (crowd: 23,764)
Sunday, 20 August (2:10 pm) Carlton 14.11 (95)def. by Richmond 21.14 (140) Telstra Dome (crowd: 37,094)
Sunday, 20 August (2:10 pm) Kangaroos 12.10 (82)def. by Melbourne 20.12 (132) MCG (crowd: 29,457)

Round 21

Round 21
Friday, 25 August (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.14 (92)def. by St Kilda 22.10 (142) Telstra Dome (crowd: 47,120)
Saturday, 26 August (2:10 pm) Geelong 14.10 (94)drew with Melbourne 14.10 (94) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 23,068)
Saturday, 26 August (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 7.16 (58)def. Kangaroos 4.12 (36) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 18,836)
Saturday, 26 August Richmond 20.9 (129)def. Essendon 16.17 (113) MCG (crowd: 48,710)
Saturday, 26 August Sydney 14.13 (97)def. Brisbane Lions 6.4 (40) Telstra Stadium (crowd: 37,659)
Sunday, 27 August (12:40 pm) Port Adelaide 14.11 (95)def. Adelaide 11.15 (81) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,549)
Sunday, 27 August (2:10 pm) Collingwood 24.12 (156)def. Carlton 17.10 (112) MCG (crowd: 57,719)
Sunday, 27 August West Coast 8.13 (61)def. by Fremantle 18.10 (118) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 43,527)

Round 22

Round 22
Friday, 1 September (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 22.15 (147)def. Essendon 18.17 (125) Telstra Dome (crowd: 42,956)
Saturday, 2 September (2:10 pm) Richmond 12.13 (85)def. by West Coast 26.17 (173) MCG (crowd: 35,106)
Saturday, 2 September (2:40 pm) Adelaide 23.14 (152)def. Melbourne 14.10 (94) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,364)
Saturday, 2 September (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 7.15 (57)def. by St Kilda 16.12 (108) Gabba (crowd: 27,101)
Saturday, 2 September (5:40 pm) Fremantle 23.13 (151)def. Port Adelaide 9.18 (72) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 41,121)
Sunday, 3 September (1:10 pm) Sydney 21.10 (136)def. Carlton 6.8 (44) SCG (crowd: 33,943)
Sunday, 3 September (2:10 pm) Collingwood 20.19 (139)def. Kangaroos 10.11 (71) MCG (crowd: 49,040)
Sunday, 3 September (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 21.7 (133)def. Geelong 10.12 (72) Telstra Dome (crowd: 28,188)

Ladder

2006 AFL ladder
PosTeamPldWLDPFPAPPPts
1 West Coast (P)22175022571874120.468 Finals series
2 Adelaide 22166023311640142.164
3 Fremantle 22157020791893109.860
4 Sydney 22148020981630128.756
5 Collingwood 22148023451965119.356
6 St Kilda 22148020741752118.456
7 Melbourne 22138121461957109.754
8 Western Bulldogs 22139023112173106.452
9 Richmond 22111101934224586.144
10 Geelong 22101111982200299.042
11 Hawthorn 2291301834214085.736
12 Port Adelaide 2281401911215188.832
13 Brisbane Lions 2271501844223982.428
14 Kangaroos 2271501754216780.928
15 Essendon 2231812021246981.914
16 Carlton 2231811791241574.214
Source: AFL ladder
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Ladder progression

  Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished in last place on the ladder in that round.
Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
West Coast 481216202024283236404040444848525660646468
Adelaide 44812162024242832364044485256566060606064
Fremantle 0488121616202024242424283236404448525660
Sydney 004481216202428282832323236404448485256
Collingwood 04812162020242832323636363640444444485256
St Kilda 048881212162020242428323640444448485256
Melbourne 000481216202024283236404444484848525454
Western Bulldogs 481216161620202024283236364040404444484852
Richmond 000481212162020242428323232323236404444
Geelong 48888812121212162020242832323636404242
Hawthorn 44812161616161616162020202020202024283236
Port Adelaide 044888881216202424242424242428283232
Brisbane Lions 0444448121616161620202428282828282828
Kangaroos 444448888881216202020242828282828
Essendon 4444444444444446101014141414
Carlton 44444488888888810101414141414
Source: [ citation needed ]

Finals series

 Qualifying / Elimination finalsSemi-finalsPreliminary finalsGrand final
                  
 QF1: 9 Sep, Subiaco Oval  
1  West Coast 12.12 (84) 
4  Sydney 13.7 (85)  SF1: 16 Sep, Subiaco Oval  
    West Coast 16.17 (113)  
EF1: 10 Sep, MCG     Western Bulldogs 5.9 (39)   PF1: 22 Sep, Telstra Stadium
5  Collingwood 11.14 (80)     Sydney 19.13 (127) 
8  Western Bulldogs 18.13 (121)      Fremantle 14.8 (92)  GF: 30 Sep, MCG
      Sydney 12.12 (84)
 EF2: 8 Sep, MCG    PF2: 23 Sep, AAMI Stadium     West Coast 12.13 (85)
6  St Kilda 10.12 (72)      Adelaide 11.9 (75) 
7  Melbourne 13.12 (90)  SF2: 15 Sep, Subiaco Oval      West Coast 11.19 (85) 
    Fremantle 14.18 (102)  
QF2: 9 Sep, AAMI Stadium     Melbourne 11.8 (74)  
2  Adelaide 10.16 (76) 
3  Fremantle 7.4 (46) 

Week one

Qualifying finals
QF1: Saturday, 9 September (5:30 pm) West Coast 12.12 (84)def. by Sydney 13.7 (85) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 43,116)
QF2: Saturday, 9 September (2:30 pm) Adelaide 10.16 (76)def. Fremantle 7.4 (46) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 42,208)
Elimination finals
EF2: Friday, 8 September (7:30 pm) St Kilda 10.12 (72)def. by Melbourne 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 67,528)
EF1: Sunday, 10 September (2:30 pm) Collingwood 11.14 (80)def. by Western Bulldogs 18.13 (121) MCG (crowd: 84,284)

Week two

Semi-finals
SF2: Friday, 15 September (6:30 pm) Fremantle 14.18 (102)def. Melbourne 11.8 (74) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 42,505)
SF1: Saturday, 16 September (5:30 pm) West Coast 16.17 (113)def. Western Bulldogs 5.9 (39) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 43,219)

Week three

Preliminary Finals
PF1: Friday, 22 September (8:00 pm) Sydney 19.13 (127)def. Fremantle 14.8 (92) Telstra Stadium (crowd: 61,373) Report
PF2: Saturday, 23 September (3:00 pm) Adelaide 11.9 (75)def. by West Coast 11.19 (85) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 50,514) Report
  • This was the first time a Victorian team failed to reach the preliminary finals, with all four preliminary finalists teams from other states.

Week four

Grand final
30 September (2:30 pm) Sydney def. by West Coast MCG (crowd: 97,431) Report
1.4 (10)
4.6 (30)
8.11 (59)
 12.12 (84)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
4.2 (26)
8.7 (55)
10.10 (70)
 12.13 (85)
Umpires: M Vozzo, B Allen, D Goldspink
Norm Smith Medal: Andrew Embley (West Coast)
Television broadcast: Network Ten
National anthem: Brian Mannix, John Paul Young, Daryl Braithwaite and Shane Howard
M O'Loughlin, N Davis 3
B Matthews, L Roberts-Thomson, A Goodes, A Schneider, R O'Keefe, N Malceski 1
Goals Q Lynch 3
A Embley, A Hansen, B Cousins 2
C Judd, S Armstrong, A Hunter 1
N Fosdike, T Richards T Kennelly, M O'Loughlin, J McVeigh, B Kirk, A Goodes Best A Embley, D Chick, C Judd, D Glass, Q Lynch, A Selwood, M Braun, D Cox, D Kerr
L Ablett InjuriesNil
NilReportsNil

Awards

Best and fairests

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Notable events

Player changes

Debuts

Retirements

NameDate of BirthClubRound RetiredCareer GamesCareer GoalsReason
Justin Leppitsch 10 October 1975 Brisbane Lions Round 10227194Back-related calf injury [7]
Gavin Wanganeen 18 June 1973 Port Adelaide Round 10300202Injured knee [8]
Paul Williams 3 April 1973 Sydney Round 14306307Fractured shoulder [9]
Blake Caracella 15 March 1977 Collingwood Round 17187218Fractured spinal cord/vertebrae [10]
Peter Riccardi 17 December 1972 Geelong Round 19288286Hamstring injury [11]
Josh Francou 7 August 1974 Port Adelaide Round 2015672Long-term knee injury [12]
Jade Rawlings 9 October 1977 Kangaroos Round 2114896Long-term knee injury [13]
Dean Rioli 20 May 1978 Essendon Round 2010091Hamstring, wrist and knee injuries [14]

End of season

Club captains

ClubCaptain(s)Vice Captain(s)/Leadership Group
Adelaide Mark Ricciuto Simon Goodwin, Tyson Edwards, Nathan Bassett and Brett Burton [19]
Brisbane Lions Simon Black, Jonathan Brown, Chris Johnson, Nigel Lappin and Luke Power
Carlton Lance Whitnall [20] Nick Stevens, [21] Kade Simpson (interim)
Collingwood Nathan Buckley James Clement (vc), Josh Fraser (deputy vc) and Ben Johnson (deputy vc)
Essendon Matthew Lloyd and David Hille (acting) Mark McVeigh (vc), Andrew Welsh, Scott Lucas and Dustin Fletcher
Fremantle Peter Bell Matthew Pavlich
Geelong Tom Harley Cameron Ling and Cameron Mooney (deputy)
Hawthorn Richard Vandenberg [22] Luke Hodge and Sam Mitchell
Kangaroos Adam Simpson Brent Harvey
Melbourne David Neitz [23] Cameron Bruce, Brad Green, Brock McLean and James McDonald
Port Adelaide Warren Tredrea Shaun Burgoyne, Brendon Lade, Michael Wilson and Chad Cornes
Richmond Kane Johnson Nathan Brown and Joel Bowden (deputy)
St Kilda Luke Ball [24]
Sydney Leo Barry, Barry Hall and Brett Kirk
West Coast Chris Judd Andrew Embley, Darren Glass and Dean Cox
Western Bulldogs Brad Johnson [25] Scott West, Robert Murphy, Daniel Cross and Daniel Giansiracusa

Delistings

Trades

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