2014 NAB Challenge

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The 2014 NAB Challenge is the Australian Football League (AFL) pre-season competition that was played before the 2014 home and away season. It featured 18 practice matches played over 18 days, beginning February 12 and ending March 1.[1] Unlike previous years, the 2014 competition did not have a Grand Final or overall winner.[2] The competition was sponsored by the National Australia Bank (NAB).

Results[edit]

2014 NAB Challenge
Wednesday, 12 February 7:10 pm Geelong 0.16.8 (104) def. Collingwood 1.13.15 (102) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 12,140) Report
Thursday, 13 February 7:10 pm Hawthorn 1.22.13 (154) def. Brisbane Lions 0.3.5 (23) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 5,003) Report
Friday, 14 February 7:10 pm Richmond 1.10.15 (84) def. by Melbourne 1.13.11 (98) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 12,024) Report
Saturday, 15 February 4:40 pm North Melbourne 0.14.9 (93) def. by Carlton 1.14.7 (100) Eureka Stadium (crowd: 7,800) Report
Sunday, 16 February 4:10 pm Adelaide 0.18.11 (119) def. Port Adelaide 0.9.5 (59) Richmond Oval (crowd: 8,765) Report
Monday, 17 February 6:10 pm Gold Coast 1.11.15 (90) def. Essendon 0.13.11 (89) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 6,083) Report
Tuesday, 18 February 4:10 pm Fremantle 0.10.4 (64) def. by West Coast 2.20.10 (148) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 10,737) Report
Wednesday, 19 February 7:10 pm Western Bulldogs 0.10.7 (67) def. St Kilda 1.7.5 (56) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 2,894) Report
Thursday, 20 February 7:10 pm Greater Western Sydney 0.11.9 (75) def. by Sydney 2.15.7 (115) StarTrack Oval (crowd: 6,854) Report
Friday, 21 February 7:10 pm Hawthorn 0.18.10 (118) def. North Melbourne 0.7.11 (53) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 4,000) Report
Saturday, 22 February 4:40 pm Collingwood 1.10.7 (76) def. by Richmond 1.17.13 (124) Wangaratta Showgrounds (crowd: 11,000) Report
Sunday, 23 February 3:40 pm Brisbane Lions 1.14.13 (106) def. Gold Coast 0.8.11 (59) Tony Ireland Stadium (crowd: 6,426) Report
Monday, 24 February 7:10 pm Carlton 0.9.7 (61) def. by Adelaide 1.13.12 (99) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 7,617) Report
Tuesday, 25 February 7:10 pm Essendon 0.9.11 (65) def. by Port Adelaide 1.11.15 (90) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 8,022) Report
Wednesday, 26 February 7:10 pm Western Bulldogs 0.9.15 (69) def. by Fremantle 0.15.7 (97) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 4,914) Report
Thursday, 27 February 7:10 pm Sydney 0.5.7 (37) def. by West Coast 0.10.12 (72) Blacktown International Sportspark (crowd: 3,045) Report
Friday, 28 February 5:40 pm Melbourne 3.9.3 (84) def. by Geelong 0.14.13 (97) TIO Traeger Park (crowd: 5,378) Report
Saturday, 1 March 4:40 pm Greater Western Sydney 7.11.10 (139) def. St Kilda 0.10.11 (71) Robertson Oval (crowd: 7,944) Report


Practice matches[edit]

Additionally, each club played a further practice match after the NAB Challenge under the regular AFL season rules, however these matches were not televised.

2014 Practice Matches
Sunday, 2 March 12:00 pm Gold Coast 14.13 (97) def. by Collingwood 16.15 (111) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 4,830) Report
Thursday, 6 March 4:40 pm West Coast 13.8 (86) def. Fremantle 9.13 (67) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 12,000) Report
Friday, 7 March 1:00 pm Richmond 15.11 (101) def. Essendon 8.8 (56) ME Bank Centre (crowd: 2,100) Report
Friday, 7 March 2:00 pm Greater Western Sydney 11.8 (74) def. by Adelaide 12.10 (82) Blacktown International Sportspark Report
Friday, 7 March 4:00 pm Carlton 9.12 (66) def. by Western Bulldogs 12.11 (83) Visy Park (crowd: 4,000) Report
Friday, 7 March 7:00 pm Geelong 10.7 (67) def. by North Melbourne 11.10 (76) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 4,594) Report
Saturday, 8 March 12:30 pm Port Adelaide 18.7 (115) def. St Kilda 16.10 (106) Alberton Oval (crowd: 6,000) Report
Saturday, 8 March 1:00 pm Melbourne 4.8 (32) def. by Hawthorn 21.16 (142) Casey Fields (crowd: 9,723) Report
Saturday, 8 March 2:30 pm Brisbane Lions 8.11 (59) def. by Sydney 12.14 (86) Burpengary Regional Sports Park (crowd: 6,096) Report


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eighteen games in 18 days". AFL.com.au. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Bilton, Dean. "AFL preseason tournament signals the start of footy season with new rules and new format". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 February 2014.