2006 NAB Cup

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2006 AFL pre-season
Teams 16
Winners Geelong (1st title)
Matches played   15
Attendance 232,617  (average 15,508 per match)
Michael Tuck Medallist Simon Goodwin


The 2006 NAB Cup was held across Australia between 24 February and 18 March. The NAB Cup was won by Geelong who defeated Adelaide in the Grand Final of the knock-out pre-season competition.

Prize money[edit]

A$220,000 was awarded to the winning club (by comparison, the prize money for the winner of the AFL Grand Final in 2005 was only nominally larger at $250,000). Smaller amounts were awarded to clubs based on participation and progression through the competition.

Runner-up: $110,000
Losing semi-finalists: $55,000
Week 2 losers: $27,000
Week 1 losers: $16,500

Total prize money: $682,000

Games[edit]

Week one[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time
Brisbane Lions 1.8.13 (70) Essendon 1.8.12 (69) Carrara Stadium 13,269 24 February 7:40 PM
Western Bulldogs 1.7.12 (63) Melbourne 0.9.15 (69) Marrara Oval 6,000 24 February 8:10 PM
Kangaroos 1.8.11 (68) Sydney Swans 0.5.7 (37) Manuka Oval 5,336 25 February 2:10 PM
Hawthorn 1.11.10 (85) Richmond 0.11.9 (75) Telstra Dome 15,649 25 February 4:10 PM
Carlton 1.8.13 (70) Geelong 0.15.8 (98) Telstra Dome 15,649 25 February 7:40 PM
Adelaide 2.16.13 (127) Port Adelaide 0.8.7 (55) AAMI Stadium 17,012 26 February 1:40 PM
Collingwood 2.8.8 (74) St Kilda 1.9.10 (73) Telstra Dome 24,567 26 February 4:40 PM
West Coast Eagles 1.7.14 (65) Fremantle 1.18.10 (127) Subiaco Oval 36,686 26 February 4:10 PM

Week two[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time
Brisbane Lions 0.12.9 (81) Melbourne 0.13.12 (90) Telstra Dome 11,612 3 March 7:40 PM
Hawthorn 1.7.7 (58) Adelaide 2.7.11 (71) Aurora Stadium 8,060 4 March 6:40 PM
Fremantle 0.15.10 (100) Collingwood 2.10.6 (84) Subiaco Oval 15,610 5 March 4:10 PM
Kangaroos 1.8.3 (60) Geelong 1.10.17 (86) Cazaly Stadium 7,824 4 March 7:45 PM

Week three[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time
Adelaide 1.16.21 (129) Melbourne 1.5.5 (44) AAMI Stadium 12,594 10 March 7:10 PM
Geelong 3.10.14 (101) Fremantle 1.10.12 (81) Telstra Dome 12,042 11 March 7:40 PM

Week four[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time
Adelaide 1.10.15 (84) Geelong 3.10.5 (92) AAMI Stadium 30,707 18 March 7:10 PM

Knock-Out Chart[edit]

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 0 13 12 90
Melbourne 0 9 15 69 Melbourne 1 5 5 44
Hawthorn 1 11 10 85 Adelaide 1 16 21 129
Richmond 0 11 9 75 Hawthorn 1 7 7 58
Adelaide 2 16 13 127 Adelaide 2 7 11 71
Port Adelaide 0 8 7 55 Adelaide 1 10 15 84
Kangaroos 1 8 11 68 Geelong 3 10 5 92
Sydney 0 5 7 37 Kangaroos 1 8 3 60
Carlton 1 8 13 70 Geelong 1 10 17 86
Geelong 0 15 8 98 Geelong 3 10 14 101
Collingwood 2 8 8 74 Fremantle 1 10 12 81
St. Kilda 1 9 10 73 Collingwood 2 10 6 84
West Coast 1 7 14 65 Fremantle 0 15 10 100
Fremantle 1 18 10 127

Final Placings[edit]

1. Geelong
2. Adelaide
3. Fremantle
4. Melbourne
5. Brisbane
6. Collingwood
7. Hawthorn
8. North Melbourne
9. St. Kilda
10. Essendon
11. Western Bulldogs
12. Richmond
13. Carlton
14. Sydney
15. West Coast
16. Port Adelaide

Times[edit]

Please note: All times are local.

See also[edit]

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