AFL 2022 finals LIVE updates: Demons, Roos open round two of the AFLW season, Melbourne Demons, Sydney Swans face off in qualifying final at the MCG

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We’re off in the AFLW!

And we’re underway between North Melbourne and Melbourne.

This is the first AFLW home and away clash played at the MCG.

All four previous encounters between these two sides have been at Casey Field.

Listen: Real Footy Podcast – ‘Playing with house money’

This week on the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson look ahead to finals and an intriguing first week of match-ups.

All the finals action kicks off on Thursday night when Brisbane host Richmond at the Gabba. Can the Tigers go all the way this year? How much will their recent home-and-away clash be a guide for this elimination final? Will the weight of expectation help Richmond and hurt Brisbane? Are the Lions good enough to win the flag?

Two in-form teams

Both North Melbourne and Melbourne finished in the top four of the last AFLW season (which was only four months ago, mind you) and last week, convincingly won their matches.

Melbourne beat reigning premiers Adelaide with 18-points and North Melbourne outclassed the Gold Coast Suns and secured a 26-point victory.

The winner of the this late afternoon game will head straight to the top of the ladder ahead of the weekend.

Ash Riddell picking up yet another possession last weekend.Credit:Getty Images

Greetings, footy fans

Hello and welcome to our live rolling coverage of what promises to be a thrilling Friday night of footy with the men’s qualifying final between reigning premiers Melbourne Demons and the in-red-hot-form Sydney Swans.

The winners will head straight to a preliminary final and the losers will face off against the Brisbane Lions, who beat Richmond in last night’s elimination final by 2-points at the Gabba.

First bounce at 7:50pm.

But before we get stuck into that, we’ve got North Melbourne and Melbourne in the AFLW kicking off the first instalment of the double header at the MCG.

You can leave a comment on the blog at any time to let us know your thoughts on the games!

Ok, here we go.

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