Snapshot of round three of the AFLW season

A look at round three of the AFLW season, when ladder-leading Adelaide and three rivals extended an undefeated start to their campaigns.

THEY SAID IT: "It's a lot more than just a game to us now. We're on the road for God knows how many weeks and we're playing our part for the competition" -Fremantle's Kara Antonio on adapting to the delay in Western Australia's border reopening.

PLAYER OF THE ROUND: Kiara Bowers. The Dockers star, who shared the league's best-and-fairest award with Bri Davey in 2021, enjoyed another day of midfield dominance against Richmond. Bowers had 28 disposals, 16 tackles and nine clearances

STATS THAT MATTER: Fremantle defeated the Tigers, 11.11 (77) to 7.5 (47). The combined tally of 124 points made it the highest-scoring match in AFLW history.

TALKING POINT: How will the league react to the latest COVID-19 hurdles? WA was slated to host matches on February 12, 19, 26 and 27, while venues for games in the final two rounds are yet to be finalised. Round three is yet to be completed because of coronavirus cases. Brisbane and Carlton are set to clash on Tuesday but a new date for this round's Gold Coast-Western Bulldogs match is yet to be locked in.

INJURIES: A Hatchard (Adel, foot), H Cordner (Rich, knee).

TRIBUNAL WATCH: There were no match-day reports or obvious suspension-worthy incidents but the match review officer will run a close eye over the tape of every game.

WHAT'S NEXT: This season's list of undefeated sides should be trimmed from four to two next round. Ladder-leading Adelaide host Melbourne at Norwood Oval, while Collingwood tackle Fremantle at Victoria Park. The four teams have looked a cut above rivals, suggesting their clashes could be a dress rehearsal for finals.