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AFL Hybrid Team of the Week- Round 2

Without further adieu let’s see Round 2’s team.

Back line:

Nick Smith (Sydney)

Smith joins this week’s time after a solid performance for the Swans in their loss to Port Adelaide at the SCG. Smith scored 87 fantasy points, laid 5 tackles along and had 4 Rebounds from 50 against the Power on Saturday.

Alex Pearce (Fremantle)

Pearce was outstanding in defence for the Dockers in their upset victory over Essendon at Perth Stadium, restricting star Bombers full forward Joe Daniher to zero goals.

Shannon Hurn (West Coast)

The West Coast captain returned to form in a rare away victory for the Eagles against the Western Bulldogs. Hurn was influential down back, with 10 marks and a team high 118 fantasy points leading his Eagles to a 51 point win.

Half Backs:

Rory Laird (Adelaide)

One of three players who has remained from last week’s Hybrid Team of the Week, Laird continued his blazing start to 2018 with another huge display across the ground, securing 42 disposals along with nine marks and 142 fantasy points in a big win over Richmond.

Michael Hurley (Essendon)

Hurley was one of Essendon’s best in their surprise loss to Fremantle, with 25 disposals down back to go with a solid 93 Fantasy points. In what was a disappointing night for Bombers supporters, Hurley’s effort proved some good could be pulled from the result.

Jimmy Webster (St Kilda)

The Saints were lacklustre to say the least on Good Friday against North Melbourne, but Jimmy Webster’s performance was one highlight to pull from the dismal display. Webster picked up a game high 30 disposals in the 52 point loss for St Kilda.

Midfielders:

Patrick Cripps (Carlton)

Cripps continued his brilliant start to 2018 with another terrific performance despite Carlton’s loss to the Gold Coast Suns. The Blue picked up 24 disposals and laid six tackles, proving to Carlton fans he is certainly living up to his hype as the club’s next Chris Judd.

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Tom Mitchell (Hawthorn)

Mitchell returns to the Hybrid Team of the Week in a different position following his side’s one point victory over Geelong yesterday. Although it was no record breaking performance like that which we saw in Round 1, Mitchell was still impressive for the Hawks, with another game high tally of 40 touches to his name.

Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs)

In what has been a far than ideal start to the season for the Bulldogs, Jack Macrae has starred in both of his side’s big losses, picking up a game high 134 fantasy points and 3 goals in the 51 point loss to West Coast on Sunday. Macrae also lead the game with 31 disposals in an effort that should secure him the three Brownlow votes.

Followers:

Brody Grundy (Collingwood)

Grundy dominated in the Ruck over GWS’s Rory Lobb, winning 45 hitouts to 22 in Collingwood’s second straight loss of 2018. Grundy also slotted two goals in a terrific performance despite his side’s loss.

Stephen Coniglio (GWS)

One of the most underrated players in the competition, the West Australian was instrumental in a rare GWS win at the MCG. The Giant compiled 27 disposals and kicked three crucial goals in form that should be rewarded with All-Australian selection if it continues.

Dustin Martin (Richmond)

Another player making his second return to Hybrid Team of The Week, Martin once more showed why he is the competition’s best on Thursday night against the Crows. Martin was the lone hand for the Tigers in a six goal loss, dominating with five goals and 125 fantasy points.

Half Forwards:

Gary Ablett (Geelong)

“The Little Master” proved he still deserves the ranking of elite in Geelong’s narrow loss to Hawthorn, picking up 35 disposals and 138 fantasy points in the one point defeat. Ablett also managed to snare one of the goals of the week in the first quarter, slotting through an impossible goal from the pocket to send the MCG into raptures.

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Tom Lynch (Gold Coast)

Lynch joined of the new wave of Full Forwards who have dominated thus far in 2018, booting eight goals to leave the Suns undefeated in 2018. The Suns captain dominated, having slotted six goals by half-time.

Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)

Following a cancer scare Gray returned to the optimum performances we know him by, lifting his Port Adelaide team with 26 disposals and 10 tackles in a victory that puts the Power as one of the front runners for the 2018 premiership.

Forwards:

Charlie Cameron (Brisbane)

Cameron’s brilliance was one of the reasons Brisbane came so close to over running the Demons at the Gabba, with a 37 point half time deficit nearly being turned around by the Lions. Cameron kicked three important goals, proving his worth after being recruited from Adelaide last season.

Ben Brown (North Melbourne)

With six goals from eight kicks, Ben Brown was the influential force that drove North Melbourne to their first victory of 2018 on Good Friday. Brown was outstanding for the Kangaroos up forward in what was a surprise victory given the loss to Gold Coast the week prior.

Jeff Gartlett (Melbourne)

The Lions came very close to stealing the four points on Saturday night from Melbourne, and it was the brilliance of Jeff Gartlett that ensured that victory would belong to the Demons. Gartlett took the game away from the Lions with two goals in a matter of minutes to snuff out any hope of a miraculous comeback.

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Honourable Mentions:

Clayton Oliver, Dayne Zorko, Ed Curnow, Lachie Whitfield, Nat Fyfe, Devon Smith, Josh Kennedy and Lance Franklin.

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