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Team of the Week – Round 23

Defenders Grant Birchall (Hawthorn) – Birchall was one of the best on ground against West Coast on Friday night. Not just for his defensive efforts but also for his ability to win possession and drive the ball forward. He finished with 29 disposals, 5 rebound 50′s and 5 inside 50′s. Harry Taylor (Geelong) – Taylor effectively shut [...]

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Team of the Week: Round 20

Backs: Andrew Mackie (GEEL) – Despite a couple of kicks that went astray, Mackie was fantastic. His defensive work and effort very nearly got Geelong over the line. Daniel Talia (ADEL) – How do you stop the most in form forward in the AFL? Put a rising star on him, apparently. If you said he [...]

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Team of the Week – Round 17

Forwards Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn) – Lewis took the opportunity to play a more prominent role in the forward line this week. He was on fire in the third quarter and got on the end of some of the Hawks great ball movement through the midfield. He finished with 5 goals and 20 disposals. Luke Dalhaus (Western Bulldogs) – Dalhaus was [...]

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Team of the week – Round 14

Forwards Lance Franklin (Hawthorn) – Buddy was too hard to contain for his underdone opponent Michael Jamison. He finished the game with 23 touches, 4 goals and a monumental 10 inside 50′s. He is just two goals short of 500 career goals, an amazing feat at his age, although he will likely now have some time on the sidelines [...]

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