Spherical 14

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The ultimate week of the bye rounds has concluded, now lets see who made the group of the week in Spherical 14.

Again pocket – Brad Sheppard (West Coast)
Sheppard was merely excellent in his stopping job on harmful Essendon ahead Orazio Fantasia on Thursday night time, gathering 19 disposals and utilizing the ball at an elite 94 per cent effectivity, taking 11 marks. Fantasia had a grimy night time, tallying simply six touches and no scoreboard affect.

Full again – Tom Clurey (Port Adelaide)
Clurey continues to enhance week after week, and Saturday night time was maybe the most effective efficiency of his profession but. He had the huge job on Tom Hawkins, who went into the match having kicked 20 objectives from his earlier 5 video games. Not solely did Clurey preserve him scoreless, however Hawkins didn’t handle a mark for the very first time in his lengthy profession.

Again pocket – Darcy Gardiner (Brisbane)
He doesn’t get lots of credit score from exterior the membership, however Gardiner has developed into a really reliable defender as Harris Andrews’s right-hand man. Darcy spent lots of Saturday’s sport in opposition to St Kilda on the damaging Tim Membrey, who was held to 1 purpose, with Gardiner having 14 touches at 92 per cent effectivity and taking 9 grabs.

Half again – Daniel Wealthy (Brisbane)
Wealthy had his career-best season continued on Saturday in opposition to St Kilda, racking up 24 possessions at 87 per cent effectivity, taking 11 marks and booting a trademark purpose on the run.

Centre half again – Cale Hooker (Essendon)
Hooker stood tall below an enormous quantity of strain on Thursday night time, repelling numerous ahead thrusts from West Coast to complete with 28 disposals and 15 marks, only one in need of his profession excessive.

Cale Hooker

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Half again – Callum Mills (Sydney)
Mills has put collectively a very good month of footy, with arguably his finest efficiency of the 12 months approaching Friday night time in opposition to Hawthorn. He picked up 21 touches, utilizing it at a really protected 95 per cent effectivity, and he hauled in 13 marks.

Wing – Dan Houston (Port Adelaide)
Houston was given the job of tagging Brownlow Medal favorite Tim Kelly and utterly shut him out of the sport. The Geelong star completed with simply 17 touches whereas Houston excelled with 26 possessions, three marks and 6 tackles.

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Centre – Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)
Dangerfield continued his cost for a second Brownlow Medal with an excellent show, albeit in a dropping aspect, on Saturday night time in opposition to the Energy. He ended the sport with 27 disposals, 14 of them contested, plus eight clearances, six marks, 4 tackles, and a purpose.

Wing – Jackson Macrae (Western Bulldogs)
The hard-running Bulldog was all over the place on Sunday afternoon at Marvel Stadium, racking up a monster 42 possessions in opposition to Collingwood, whereas he additionally took eight marks and laid an enormous 13 tackles.

Half ahead – Jay Lockhart (Melbourne)
The Tasmanian-born Lockhart continued his exceptional journey as an AFL participant with the most effective efficiency of his younger profession on Saturday in opposition to Fremantle. He gave the impression to be all over the place, significantly early when the Demons struggled to stick with the Dockers. He completed with 21 touches, six grabs, 2.2 and loads of metres gained.

Centre half ahead – Tom McDonald (Melbourne)
McDonald began down again but it surely was up ahead the place he gained the sport for Melbourne on Saturday, kicking the ultimate two objectives of the match to assist his aspect overcome an undermanned Fremantle outfit. He completed the sport with three.2 and a season-high 28 disposals.

Half ahead – Robbie Grey (Port Adelaide)
It’s no coincidence a stirring Port Adelaide victory coincided with a stellar efficiency from four-time All Australian Grey, who collected 31 touches, gained seven clearances, took 5 marks and booted two objectives.

Robbie Gray Port Adelaide Power AFL 2015

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Ahead pocket – Brandon Matera (Fremantle)
Matera is having his finest 12 months within the AFL and it continued on Saturday afternoon in opposition to Melbourne on the MCG. The previous Solar collected 18 possessions, took 4 grabs, laid 5 tackles, kicked three objectives and had a hand in some very spectacular items of play from the Dockers.

Full ahead – Brodie Grundy (Collingwood)
It was controversial deciding on him at full ahead, but it surely was simply unimaginable to go away each Grundy and Scott Lycett out of the beginning 18. The Collingwood ruckman was merely excellent, racking up 25 touches, 12 of them contested, taking eight grabs, laying 4 tackles, successful a monster 50 hit-uts and getting ahead to fit two objectives. One other three votes within the financial institution.

Ahead pocket – Charlie Cameron (Brisbane)
The Lions livewire was all over the place early on Saturday in opposition to the Saints, kicking three first-quarter objectives to provide his aspect the absolute best begin. Then, when the foot wanted to be put to the throat after half-time, Cameron was there to offer it, kicking two extra majors. He completed with 5 objectives, which is an equal career-high for him and his finest ever whole in Brisbane colors.

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Ruckman – Scott Lycett (Port Adelaide)
Lycett was given an enormous vote of confidence on Thursday night time when it was introduced Ken Hinkley was dropping All Australian ruckman Paddy Ryder from the most effective 22, leaving Lycett because the No. 1 man. He repaid the religion with a monster effort in opposition to Geelong and Rhys Stanley, racking up 24 touches, 18 of them contested, successful 9 clearances, taking 5 marks, laying three tackles and getting 41 hit-outs.

Ruck-rover – Elliot Yeo (West Coast)
Again within the aspect having recovered from a calf pressure, Yeo put in a monster effort in opposition to the Bombers on Thursday night time. He amassed 25 possessions, 11 of them contested, gained seven clearances, laid an enormous 12 tackles and kicked a purpose.

Elliot Yeo West Coast Eagles AFL 2017

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Rover – Luke Parker (Sydney)
His type over the previous 5 or 6 weeks has been pretty much as good as anybody within the competitors, and we noticed how efficient he may be on Friday night time in opposition to the Hawks. He amassed 31 disposals, 12 of them contested, gained seven clearances, took seven grabs and laid 12 crunching tackles.

Interchange – Dom Sheed (West Coast)
The grand remaining hero was elegant in opposition to Essendon on Thursday night time, successful 36 possessions, 14 of them contested, taking 5 marks and kicking two objectives, together with a sensational checkside from the boundary line.

Interchange – Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
One other week, one other stellar efficiency from the previous Port Adelaide skipper. Boak led the cost as Port upset ladder leaders Geelong on Saturday night time, gathering 30 touches, 17 of them contested, successful 11 clearances, taking 5 marks and laying eight tackles.

Interchange – Dayne Zorko (Brisbane)
The Lions captain was a category above in opposition to the struggling Saints on Saturday, racking up 28 disposals, taking six grabs, laying 4 tackles and kicking a purpose.

Interchange – Adam Treloar (Collingwood)
Treloar bought loads of the ball, as he all the time does, on Sunday afternoon in opposition to the Bulldogs, ending with 36 possessions, 16 of them contested, 11 clearances, 4 marks and eight tackles.

Adam Treloar

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Emergency – Jamie Cripps (West Coast)
Cripps had an excellent sport on Thursday in opposition to the Bombers, gathering 19 touches, taking six marks and booting a few objectives.

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Emergency – Tim Smith (Melbourne)
He loved the most effective sport of a brief profession that has spluttered to a complete of 11 matches over the most effective a part of three years. The 28-year-old had a huge impact within the ahead line, kicking three.three from ten disposals and 4 marks. With some straighter kicking it may have been an actual day trip for the person they nickname ‘Bull’.

Emergency – Ricky Henderson (Hawthorn)
The man that simply retains on retaining on. He was excellent once more on Friday in opposition to Sydney on the SCG, racking up 29 possessions, taking eight marks, laying three tackles and kicking a purpose. He must be an All Australian lock.

Emergency – Caleb Daniel (Western Bulldogs)
He offered loads of run out of the again half for the Bulldogs, amassing 35 disposals, taking six grabs, laying 4 tackles and slotting a purpose.

Table of Contents

On paper

FB: Brad Sheppard (West Coast), Tom Clurey (Port Adelaide), Darcy Gardiner (Brisbane)
HB: Daniel Wealthy (Brisbane), Cale Hooker (Essendon), Callum Mills (Sydney)
C: Dan Houston (Port Adelaide), Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong), Jackson Macrae (Western Bulldogs)
HF: Jay Lockhart (Melbourne), Tom McDonald (Melbourne), Robbie Grey (Port Adelaide)
FF: Brandon Matera (Fremantle), Brodie Grundy (Collingwood), Charlie Cameron (Brisbane)
R: Scott Lycett (Port Adelaide), Elliot Yeo (West Coast), Luke Parker (Sydney)
IC: Dom Sheed (West Coast), Travis Boak (Port Adelaide), Dayne Zorko (Brisbane), Adam Treloar (Collingwood)
EMG: Jamie Cripps (West Coast), Tim Smith (Melbourne), Ricky Henderson (Hawthorn), Caleb Daniel (Western Bulldogs)

By group

Brisbane: Gardiner, Wealthy, Cameron, Zorko (four)
Collingwood: Grundy, Treloar (2)
Essendon: Hooker (1)
Fremantle: Matera (1)
Geelong: Dangerfield (1)
Hawthorn: Nil (zero)
Melbourne: Lockhart, T.McDonald (2)
Port Adelaide: Clurey, Houston, R.Grey, Lycett, Boak (5)
St Kilda: Nil (zero)
Sydney: Mills, Parker (2)
West Coast: Sheppard, Yeo, Sheed (three)
Western Bulldogs: Macrae (1)

Adelaide, Carlton, Gold Coast, Better Western Sydney, North Melbourne and Richmond had the bye.

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