Spherical 16, 2019

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Some nice performances within the ahead half are highlighted in Spherical 16’s Workforce of the Week.

Again Pocket – James Sicily (Hawthorn)
Had a extremely good night time within the backline for the Hawks, choosing off Collingwood’s ahead entries with 14 grabs whereas amassing 28 disposals at 92 per cent effectivity.

Full Again – Tom Clurey (Port Adelaide)
Put the clamp on Adelaide co-captain Taylor Walker in Showdown 47, maintaining him to 2 majors whereas gathering 18 possessions himself. Hauled in 12 marks, six of them intercept grabs, whereas he had seven spoils.

Again Pocket – Brad Sheppard (West Coast)
Posed the query about whether or not Sheppard was among the many high 20 gamers within the league after his very good Saturday night time efficiency within the Western Derby.

Had 25 touches, with 11 rebounds from defensive 50, seven marks, seven spoils and 513 metres gained, which was essential on a moist night time in Perth. Deservedly gained his first Glendinning-Allan Medal, and also needs to be ever nearer to his first All Australian berth.

Half Again – Dane Rampe (Sydney)
The Swans’ co-captain had a unclean night time the final time Sydney performed the Bombers, however he atoned for that within the rematch on Saturday on the MCG. Collected 23 possessions, took eight marks, had six spoils and surprisingly had a team-high eight working bounces, which helped him achieve a formidable 569 metres.

Dane Rampe Sydney Swans AFL 2017

Dane Rampe of the Swans. (Photograph by Cameron Spencer/Getty Pictures)

Centre Half Again – Harris Andrews (Brisbane)
The final down again for the Lions was a key a part of a Brisbane defence that saved Higher Western Sydney to their lowest rating at Giants Stadium in 2019. Had 11 touches, took seven contested marks and bought his fist to the ball 15 instances.

Half Again – Jarman Impey (Hawthorn)
One other Hawk who excelled in defence on Friday night time in opposition to Collingwood, Impey had 25 disposals, took six grabs, laid three tackles and bought six inside 50s. Is having a really underrated 12 months.

Wing – Jack Billings (St Kilda)
Was near greatest on the sector in his 100th match on Sunday afternoon in opposition to North Melbourne, which isn’t a foul feat contemplating his facet went down by over six objectives. Billings was all over the place at Bellerive Oval, successful a career-high 35 disposals, taking 5 grabs, successful 4 clearances, laying six tackles, getting 9 inside 50s and racking up an enormous 792 metres gained.

Centre – Robbie Grey (Port Adelaide)
Undecided there’s a bloke who has loved South Australian Showdowns greater than this man. Grey was pivotal to Port Adelaide’s second largest win ever in opposition to Adelaide, amassing 35 possessions, 16 of them contested, successful 10 clearances and kicking it inside 50 six instances. Was awarded his fifth Showdown Medal, which is an unimaginable feat.

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Wing – Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
Is placing collectively an unlimited season and it continued on Saturday night time, with Bontempelli racking up 27 touches, 17 of them contested at 74 per cent effectivity, taking six grabs, laying six tackles, successful 5 clearances, gaining 652 metres gained and kicking a purpose amongst his eight rating involvements.

In Bontempelli, Josh Dunkley and Jackson Macrae, the Bulldogs have arguably three of the very best midfielders within the league.

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs

Marcus Bontempelli (AAP Picture/Julian Smith)

Half Ahead – Cam Zurhaar (North Melbourne)
The spectacular younger Roo was a power to be reckoned with down in Hobart on Sunday in opposition to St Kilda, amassing 16 disposals, taking eight grabs, with 5 of them inside 50, laying three tackles and, for the second time this season, booting 5 majors.

In complete, he had eight pictures at purpose for the day, which isn’t dangerous for a child with lower than 25 video games to his identify.

Centre Half Ahead – Tom McDonald (Melbourne)
Hasn’t this man returned to kind after a poor begin to the 12 months? McDonald was obliterating Carlton early on the MCG on Sunday, kicking three first-term objectives.

Completed the sport with 20 disposals, 9 marks, 5 of them inside 50, and 6.2, which could be very spectacular contemplating he didn’t play the final quarter attributable to a knee damage that’s more likely to sideline him for a short while.

Half Ahead – Lincoln McCarthy (Brisbane)
Loved the very best recreation of his profession on Sunday night at Giants Stadium, taking part in extra up the bottom than regular which allowed him to gather a career-high 22 possessions, 13 of them contested, whereas he gained seven clearances, took six marks and booted three objectives.

Ahead Pocket – Jamie Cripps (West Coast)
The tireless West Coast ahead is having an excellent 12 months, averaging a career-high 1.eight objectives per recreation in the intervening time. Added one other 4 majors to his season tally on Saturday night time in opposition to Fremantle to go along with 14 touches and 4 tackles.

Full Ahead – Josh Bruce (St Kilda)
After a few promising weeks main as much as Sunday’s match in opposition to North Melbourne, Bruce put in an unreal efficiency in a dropping facet. The customarily-maligned ahead had 17 disposals, took seven marks, all of them contested grabs, laid 4 tackles and slotted six majors and not using a miss.

It’s simply the second time in Bruce’s profession that he has kicked six objectives in a recreation, and the primary time since Spherical 2, 2015.

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Ahead Pocket – Jason Castagna (Richmond)
Was the primary beneficiary of the Tigers’ dominant show in opposition to the Gold Coast Suns, piling on three objectives in a barnstorming opening quarter. The premiership ahead completed with 5 majors amongst 12 rating involvements whereas he hauled in 10 grabs.

Ruckman – Nic Naitanui (West Coast)
In simply two weeks, we have now seen the affect Naitanui has had on West Coast since his return from one other severe knee damage. Regardless of taking part in simply 52 per cent recreation time on the weekend, he was mesmerising with 14 possessions, six clearances, three purpose assists and 23 hitouts. His faucet to Luke Shuey who scored is without doubt one of the performs of the 12 months. Think about when he begins taking part in 65 per cent of the match.

Ruck Rover – Dylan Shiel (Essendon)
Essendon’s prime mover within the center helped himself to 29 disposals in opposition to the Swans on Saturday, whereas he additionally took three marks, laid 9 tackles, had 557 metres gained and delivered inside 50 six instances.

Rover – Jy Simpkin (North Melbourne)
Contemporary from a breakout efficiency final Saturday night time, Simpkin took it to a different degree on Sunday with a elegant displaying in opposition to St Kilda.

Danced his method out and in of stoppages to document 36 possessions, 21 of them contested, whereas he gained 9 clearances, had six inside 50s, laid three tackles and kicked an excellent purpose.

Interchange – Aaron Naughton (Western Bulldogs)
With simply 4 objectives from his final six video games, there was a substantial quantity of strain on Naughton’s shoulders to carry out on Saturday night time in opposition to the ladder-leading Geelong Cats.

Critics have been shortly silenced with a commanding show up ahead from , who hauled in 9 grabs, two of these contested and 5 inside 50, whereas gathering 14 touches and booting 4 objectives. Must bridge the hole between his greatest and his worst, nevertheless. In 4 video games in season 2019, Naughton has kicked baggage of 5, 4, three and three. In each different match, he’s been held to only one purpose or none.

Interchange – David Zaharakis (Essendon)
Turned again the clock with a sensational recreation on Saturday in opposition to the Swans on the MCG, gathering 22 disposals at 72 per cent effectivity, taking seven marks and booting three objectives, which was essential in a ten level victory.

Interchange – Harry Himmelberg (Higher Western Sydney)
Was the Giants’ handiest ahead on a disappointing afternoon in opposition to the Brisbane Lions. With Jeremy Cameron and Jeremy Finlayson quiet, Himmelberg stood up with 14 possessions, 4 grabs, a formidable seven tackles inside 50 and 4 majors.

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Interchange – Luke Shuey (West Coast)
One other standout efficiency from the reigning Norm Smith Medallist, with some West Coast supporters suggesting that he was stiff to not obtain the Glendinning-Allan Medal for his 28 touches, eight tackles, 9 clearances and one purpose.

Emergency – Jack Silvagni (Carlton)
Since returning to the facet final week in opposition to Fremantle, Silvagni has performed the very best two weeks of his profession to this point, with a really stable efficiency in opposition to Melbourne on Sunday on the MCG. Had 18 possessions, took ten marks, laid three tackles and booted three majors in a promising recreation.

Emergency – Nick Larkey (North Melbourne)
One of many many younger weapons at Arden Road, Larkey is admittedly beginning to present the qualities that noticed him win the Frosty Miller goalkicking award within the VFL final season. Loved the very best recreation of his 12-match profession on Sunday afternoon in opposition to St Kilda, successful 11 touches, taking 5 marks and kicking 5 objectives.

Since coming into the line-up in Spherical 6, Larkey has kicked at the least one purpose in 9 of his ten video games.

Emergency – Isaac Heeney (Sydney)
The gun Swan tried very laborious within the center in opposition to Essendon, amassing 33 disposals and taking ten marks. Completed with two behinds, which might have seen him make the beginning 22 had he of transformed his possibilities.

Emergency – Lachie Neale (Brisbane)
In recreation 150, Neale loved a powerful efficiency with 31 possessions, 16 of them contested, seven clearances, six marks, six tackles and a purpose.

On paper
FB: James Sicily (Hawthorn), Tom Clurey (Port Adelaide), Brad Sheppard (West Coast)
HB: Dane Rampe (Sydney), Harris Andrews (Brisbane), Jarman Impey (Hawthorn)
C: Jack Billings (St Kilda), Robbie Grey (Port Adelaide), Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
HF: Cam Zurhaar (North Melbourne), Tom McDonald (Melbourne), Lincoln McCarthy (Brisbane)
FF: Jamie Cripps (West Coast), Josh Bruce (St Kilda), Jason Castagna (Richmond)
R: Nic Naitanui (West Coast), Dylan Shiel (Essendon), Jy Simpkin (North Melbourne)
I/C: Aaron Naughton (Western Bulldogs), David Zaharakis (Essendon), Harry Himmelberg (Higher Western Sydney), Luke Shuey (West Coast)
EMG: Jack Silvagni (Carlton), Nick Larkey (North Melbourne), Isaac Heeney (Sydney), Lachie Neale (Brisbane)

By staff
Adelaide: Nil (zero)
Brisbane: Andrews, McCarthy (2)
Carlton: Nil (zero)
Collingwood: Nil (zero)
Essendon: Shiel, Zaharakis (2)
Fremantle: Nil (zero)
Geelong: Nil (zero)
Gold Coast: Nil (zero)
Higher Western Sydney: Himmelberg (1)
Hawthorn: Sicily, Impey (2)
Melbourne: T.McDonald (1)
North Melbourne: Zurhaar, Simpkin (2)
Port Adelaide: Clurey, R.Grey (2)
Richmond: Castagna (1)
St Kilda: Billings, Bruce (2)
Sydney: Rampe (1)
West Coast: Sheppard, Cripps, Naitanui, Shuey (four)
Western Bulldogs: Bontempelli, Naughton (2)


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