AFL Hybrid Team of the Week- Round 7 – Sporting HQ

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AFL Hybrid Team of the Week- Round 7

Welcome to Hybrid Team of the Week, a segment featuring weekly on Sporting HQ where we fill 18 positions on the ground with only one player from each team based on the weekend’s results. From the first to the final round, it’s 18 Clubs and 18 Players in one team of the week- it’s that simple.

So, let’s have a look at this week’s squad.

Welcome to Hybrid Team of the Week, a segment featuring weekly on Sporting HQ where we fill 18 positions on the ground with only one player from each team based on the weekend’s results. From the first to the final round, it’s 18 Clubs and 18 Players in one team of the week- it’s that simple.

So, let’s have a look at this week’s squad.

Back Pocket:

Alex Rance (Richmond)

Rance was dominant for the Tigers, who consolidated their top spot on the AFL ladder with an easy victory over Fremantle. The champion Richmond defender had 20 disposals, with eight marks and three tackles in a Tigers defence that limited the Dockers to just 33 points.

Tom Stewart (Geelong)

The Geelong defender was prolific in his side’s victory over an under strength GWS, compiling 24 disposals, 12 marks and 103 fantasy points for the Cats on Friday night. So good was Stewart’s performance that he earned a mention on Spud Frawley’s “Golden Fist” segment on the Fox Footy program Bounce.

Jimmy Webster (St Kilda)

Webster joins the Hybrid Team of the Week for the second week consecutive, thanks to a 24 disposal and seven mark display against Melbourne on Sunday. However his performance was not enough to lift his side, as the Saints still languish in the bottom half of the AFL ladder.

Half Back Line:

James Sicily (Hawthorn)

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Love him or hate him, the AFL’s new serial pest was terrific for the Hawks in their victory over tense rivals Essendon on Saturday. Sicily had 29 possessions, took a huge 14 marks and slotted through a goal in a best on ground performance for the Hawks as they move into the top 4.

Cale Hooker (Essendon)

Hooker was one of his side’s best in the Bombers’ 23 point loss to the Hawks on Saturday. The Essendon defender had 22 disposals and four marks in yet another consecutive loss for the Bombers.

Angus Brayshaw (Melbourne)

The 3rd pick of the 2014 draft showed his immense potential with a stellar performance against the Saints, with 32 disposals, five marks and three tackles. Brayshaw’s  great showing marks his first entrance into the Hybrid Team of the Week of 2018 so far.

Centre:

Dayne Zorko (Brisbane)

Zorko relished in Nathan Buckley’s decision not to have a player tagging him, returning to form in stunning style with 34 disposals, ten tackles and seven marks and an enormous 176 fantasy points in Brisbane’s narrow loss to Collingwood on Sunday night.

Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs)

Macrae continued on his incredible start to 2018 with another terrific display, picking up 40 disposals, laying eight tackles and amassing a cool 151 fantasy points, leading his Bulldogs to a nine point win over the Suns at Ballarat.

Dale Thomas (Carlton)

The former Magpie joins the Hybrid Team of the Week on the wing with 26 disposals, five tackles and 123 fantasy points in what was yet another loss for his hapless Carlton side, falling to 0-7 with the 55 point loss to Adelaide on Saturday night.

Followers:

Callum Sinclair (Sydney)

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For the first time in a few weeks the names of Gawn, Grundy and Martin no longer fill the Ruckman slot in the Hybrid Team of the Week. Sinclair was strong in the ruck for the Swans, holding his own against Todd Goldstein with 27 hitouts while also picking up 20 possessions and 112 fantasy points.

Touk Miller (Gold Coast)

After some terrific form over the past few weeks, Miller finally earns a place in the Hybrid Team of the Week thanks to his 26 disposals, nine tackles and 105 fantasy points. Miller was strong in the midfield for the Suns against the likes of Macrae, Mclean and Hunter of the Bulldogs despite his team’s nine point defeat.

Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)

Fyfe played a lone hand for the Dockers in their dismal showing against the Tigers on Sunday, the Fremantle captain picking up 33 disposals and 128 fantasy points to go with eight marks and four tackles in the 77 point loss. No doubt will he be expecting a better showing from his teammates against the lowly Saints this week at home.

Half Forward Line:

Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)

The Port Adelaide captain was among the best on ground against West Coast on Saturday, with 28 disposals, seven marks and three tackles in the Power’s 62 point loss. Boak enters the Hybrid Team of the Week for the first time in 2018.

Jack Darling (West Coast)

The West Coast forward was unstoppable against Port Adelaide, kicking three goals and taking ten marks along while amassing 18 disposals in the sixth victory on the trot for the Eagles, putting them in second spot with a string of tough games approaching against GWS and Richmond.

Mason Wood (North Melbourne)

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Wood returned in style for the Kangaroos, booting four crucial goals from his 18 possessions, including the match winner with just over a minute remaining to give North Melbourne a surprise victory over the Swans at the SCG.

Forwards:

Jordan de Goey (Collingwood)

With 20 disposals, seven marks and five goals, de Goey was an irresistible force for Collingwood in their narrow victory over the Lions at The Gabba, lifting the Magpies to their fourth win of 2018 as they close in on the top eight sides.

Mitch Mcgovern (Adelaide)

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Mcgovern slotted five majors for the Crows against a Carlton side who could do little more than just stand and watch as Adelaide took home a solid 55 point victory. Like his brother from West Coast,Mcgovern was also elusive in the air with nine marks.

Jeremy Finlayson (GWS Giants)

Finlayson was a live-wire up forward for the depleted Giants on what was a bleak night for the club, kicking half of his side’s four goals from his 15 disposals in his team’s 61 point defeat.

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