Again to normality with 9 video games this spherical, and we noticed various gamers in Brownlow competition put their hand up for the three votes.
Again pocket – Jed Bews (Geelong)
Enjoying his first sport of the season, Bews made up for misplaced time with a improbable defensive show in opposition to Adelaide on Friday night time. He went head-to-head with the ever-dangerous Eddie Betts, preserving him goalless whereas even managing to sneak ahead and snag one himself. Had 18 touches at 83 per cent, took eight marks and laid 4 tackles in an excellent show.
Fullback – Robbie Tarrant (North Melbourne)
Led a North Melbourne defence that saved Collingwood to its lowest rating since 1995. Additionally supplied a number of offensive rebound with 21 possessions at 95 per cent effectivity and 9 grabs, preserving Brody Mihocek quiet.
Again pocket – Caleb Marchbank (Carlton)
The usually-maligned Blue was sturdy in defence for the Blues in opposition to Fremantle, serving to hold the Dockers to only six objectives after a five-goal-to-nil first quarter onslaught. Marchbank had 22 disposals and took eight grabs, utilizing it at a secure 77 per cent effectivity.
Halfback – Zac Williams (Higher Western Sydney)
The Giants’ rebounding gun was in advantageous kind below the Thursday night time lights at Marvel Stadium, gaining 631 metres gained from his 29 touches, with 14 of them contested, whereas he took seven marks.
Centre-halfback – Mark Blicavs (Geelong)
Fascinating choice right here at centre halfback, however Blicavs modified the sport in opposition to Adelaide on Friday night time along with his transfer into the ruck. With Reilly O’Brien dominating the hitouts, Blicavs was compelled into reprising the function he performed earlier in his profession, ending with 18 disposals, 5 grabs, six tackles and 16 hitouts.
Halfback – Jasper Pittard (North Melbourne)
The so-called ‘steak knives’ within the Jared Polec commerce has had an excellent first 12 months on the Kangaroos, and Saturday night time in opposition to Collingwood was arguably his greatest efficiency within the blue and white. Racked up 25 touches at a powerful 88 per cent effectivity, gained over 500 metres and took 9 grabs, impressing along with his means to drift throughout the pack and decide off the Magpies’ ahead thrusts.
Wing – Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
Set the Bulldogs up with a ridiculous first quarter that must be seen to be correctly appreciated, successful 11 contested possessions, six clearances and kicking the ball inside 50 4 instances. Needed to cope with a tag from that time on, however was nonetheless ok to complete with 27 disposals, 18 of them contested, 9 clearances and ten tackles in an upset win for the Bulldogs.
Centre – Marc Murphy (Carlton)
The previous Carlton skipper turned again the clock with a classic efficiency in opposition to the Dockers on Sunday at Optus Stadium. Amassed 34 possessions, 14 of them contested, gained seven clearances, laid three tackles and supplied one of many highlights of the season with the match-winning purpose within the ultimate 30 seconds of the sport. His poise was what lifted Carlton off the underside of the ladder.
Wing – Tim Kelly (Geelong)
With Patrick Cripps set to overlook one other week of soccer having picked up an premature foot harm, Kelly made his transfer within the Brownlow Medal race with a greatest on floor efficiency on Friday night time in opposition to Adelaide. He collected 33 possessions, 13 of them contested, gained 9 clearances and a whopping 652 metres gained, took six grabs and kicked two objectives.
Half-forward – Dayne Zorko (Brisbane)
Has been improbable defensively this 12 months for the Lions, and on Sunday we noticed the Brisbane skipper return to kind in entrance of the objectives with an electrical efficiency in opposition to Melbourne. Collected 31 touches, 16 of them contested, gained seven clearances, took seven marks, laid 5 tackles and booted a season-high three objectives.
Centre half-forward – Eric Hipwood (Brisbane)
It took about 20 minutes of sport time for Hipwood to show the sport on its head on the Gabba on Sunday afternoon, spearheading an enormous Brisbane Lions end in opposition to the Demons. Behind on the scoreboard approaching three-quarter time, Hipwood piled on 4 fast objectives in an excellent cameo, including his fifth firstly of the ultimate quarter. On a day the place the Lions struggled for accuracy in entrance of purpose, Hipwood’s 5 majors and not using a miss have been invaluable.
Half-forward – Sydney Stack (Richmond)
One of many feel-good tales of the AFL this season received even higher on Sunday at Marvel Stadium, with the Richmond teenager more likely to gather three Brownlow Medal votes for the primary, and positively not the final, time in his profession. Was a robust presence wherever he received the ball, however it was up ahead the place he had essentially the most impression, ending with 15 possessions, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 4 objectives.
Ahead pocket – Jack Darling (West Coast)
He supplied probably the greatest particular person performances from a ahead this season, particularly while you take into accounts the situations he did it in. Within the teeming rain, Darling was a real match-winner with 17 touches, six marks, 4 of them contested, three tackles and 5 objectives from seven scoring pictures.
Full ahead – Shaun McKernan (Essendon)
Didn’t have an enormous sport on the scoreboard, however his impression was huge on Thursday night time in opposition to the Giants. McKernan hauled in eight grabs, 5 of them contested, ending with 12 disposals, 19 hitouts and two majors, together with the much-talked-about purpose late within the sport that levelled the scores.
Ahead pocket – Gryan Miers (Geelong)
Whereas Sydney Stack is giving the Rising Star judges one thing to consider, Miers can also be staking his declare enjoying within the high facet within the league. Was glorious on Friday night time in opposition to the Crows, successful 20 possessions at 75 per cent effectivity, taking 5 marks and booting two objectives.
Ruckman – Stefan Martin (Brisbane)
The dependable Lion has had a monster couple of weeks, and Sunday afternoon’s match in opposition to Melbourne was near his greatest this season. Going head-to-head with a hobbled Max Gawn, Martin gained the competition along with his 21 touches, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 33 hitouts.
Ruck rover – Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)
Monstered the much-vaunted Collingwood midfield on Saturday night time, gathering 37 possessions, 17 of them contested at 86 per cent effectivity, successful seven clearances and laying 4 tackles. In all probability will get the three votes, which can make issues fascinating on September 23.
Rover – Luke Shuey (West Coast)
Whereas it was Marcus Bontempelli who helped propel the Canine with an insane opening first quarter, it was Shuey who led a West Coast comeback in a rain-drenched ultimate quarter on the MCG on Saturday in opposition to Hawthorn. How about these numbers: 15 disposals, seven of them contested, and 6 clearances within the ultimate quarter alone. Completed with 39 touches, 20 contested, 11 clearances, 9 tackles and a purpose. Enormous.
Interchange – Dustin Martin (Richmond)
An important sport from the Richmond champion, who loved having a bunch of stars again on the market on the sphere in opposition to St Kilda. Had 36 disposals, took seven grabs and laid three tackles.
Interchange – Lachie Neale (Brisbane)
Continued his excellent 12 months with one other top-notch show in opposition to the Demons on the Gabba. Bought the ball 38 instances, together with a monster 23 contested possessions, gained 12 clearances, took three marks and laid 5 tackles.
Interchange – Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
The Kangaroos’ skipper deserves a number of credit score for the way in which he has lifted after a poor begin to the season. His efficiency on Saturday night time epitomised the new-look North Melbourne outfit, with Ziebell amassing 25 possessions, ten of them contested, successful seven clearances, taking 5 marks, laying three tackles and getting ahead to fit three objectives.
Interchange – Jackson Macrae (Western Bulldogs)
If Marcus Bontempelli doesn’t get you, Macrae will. Sadly for the Energy, each did a number of injury on Saturday night time, with Macrae racking up an enormous 36 touches, 20 of them contested, successful six clearances, taking 5 grabs, laying six tackles and kicking a really stylish purpose in extremely moist situations on the Adelaide Oval.
Emergency – Jaeger O’Meara (Hawthorn)
Bought a stack of the ball on Saturday in opposition to West Coast however actually struggled to do injury along with his disposals. Had 37 touches, 25 of them contested, gained 12 clearances and laid ten tackles. Would have made the group if he might have lifted his effectivity up from 32 per cent, whereas his wayward kicking in entrance of purpose (three behinds) value his facet victory.
Emergency – Mabior Chol (Richmond)
In one of the shocking performances of the spherical, the inexperienced Tiger tall was a sensation in opposition to St Kilda on Sunday at Marvel Stadium. Chol collected 16 touches, taking 9 grabs and booting three objectives in a really spectacular show. With Jack Riewoldt set to return, does he hold his spot?
Emergency – Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
Was a bull within the center in opposition to Gold Coast on Saturday, gathering 27 possessions, 12 of them contested, taking 5 marks, laying eight tackles and kicking a purpose in a powerful win from the Swans.
Emergency – Lachie Plowman (Carlton)
Had the big activity of minding Fremantle star Michael Walters and carried out admirably, preserving him to a decent two objectives. Plowman himself was damaging from the again half with 19 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles.
FB: Jed Bews (Geelong), Robbie Tarrant (North Melbourne), Caleb Marchbank (Carlton)
HB: Zac Williams (Higher Western Sydney), Mark Blicavs (Geelong), Jasper Pittard (North Melbourne)
C: Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs), Marc Murphy (Carlton), Tim Kelly (Geelong)
HF: Dayne Zorko (Brisbane), Eric Hipwood (Brisbane), Sydney Stack (Richmond)
FF: Jack Darling (West Coast), Shaun McKernan (Essendon), Gryan Miers (Geelong)
R: Stefan Martin (Brisbane), Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne), Luke Shuey (West Coast)
I/C: Dustin Martin (Richmond), Lachie Neale (Brisbane), Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne), Jackson Macrae (Western Bulldogs)
EMG: Jaeger O’Meara (Hawthorn), Mabior Chol (Richmond), Josh Kennedy (Sydney), Lachie Plowman (Carlton)
Adelaide: Nil (zero)
Brisbane: Zorko, Hipwood, Martin, Neale (four)
Carlton: Marchbank, Murphy (2)
Collingwood: Nil (zero)
Essendon: McKernan (1)
Fremantle: Nil (zero)
Geelong: Bews, Blicavs, Kelly, Miers (four)
Gold Coast: Nil (zero)
Higher Western Sydney: Williams (1)
Hawthorn: Nil (zero)
Melbourne: Nil (zero)
North Melbourne: Tarrant, Pittard, Cunnington, Ziebell (four)
Port Adelaide: Nil (zero)
Richmond: Stack, Martin (2)
St Kilda: Nil (zero)
Sydney: Nil (zero)
West Coast: Darling, Shuey (2)
Western Bulldogs: Bontempelli, Macrae (2)