AFL Hybrid team of the Week- Round 9 – Sporting HQ

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AFL Hybrid team of the Week- Round 9

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 Line

Jarman Impey (Hawthorn)

Despite the thumping loss to the lowly Lions, the new Hawk recruit played another strong game and appears to be benefiting from the change in scenery. Impey posted 25 disposals and 5 marks for the afternoon.

 

Tom Stewart (Geelong)

Another strong showing from one of the competitions most improved players in what was an otherwise putrid display from Geelong, he notched up 16 disposals, 3 marks and 5 rebound 50s.

 

Jake Lloyd (Sydney)

Lloyd had a career best game on Saturday night against the Dockers racking up a whopping 41 disposals at 85% efficiency, 15 marks and 9 rebound 50s.

 

Angus Brayshaw (Melbourne)

Since recovering from a series of concussions and an early season omission, Brayshaw has been playing very solid football and Sunday was no different, he amassed 24 disposals, 11 tackles and 7 inside 50s.

 

Cale Hooker (Essendon)

After an ill-fated run in the forward half, Hooker has returned to his more natural position down back, which showed in his performance of 21 disposals and 11 marks, 4 of which were contested.

 

Rory Laird (Adelaide)

In a depleted Adelaide side, Laird continued his excellent form of late by picking up 28 disposals and 4 rebound 50s.

Midfielders

Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane)

Starting to show some of the promise that made one of the most touted draft prospects in years while playing undoubtedly his best game with 27 disposals and a goal to boot.

 

Jackson Macrae (Western Bulldogs)

Very quickly entrenching himself as one of the Brownlow fancies. Was in the votes once again with 36 disposals, 10 clearances, 13 tackles, 4 inside 50s and a huge 177 SuperCoach points.

 

Lachie Neale (Fremantle)

One of the few shining lights for the Dockers, Neale continued his strong form with 30 disposals at 87% efficiency, to go with 7 clearances and 6 inside 50s.

 

On Ballers

Jarrod Witts (Gold Coast)

Since moving North to the sunshine state, Witts has emerged as one of the premier ruckman in the comp, this continued with a massive game to the tune of 22 disposals, 43 hitouts and 13 clearances.

 

Patrick Cripps (Carlton)

Just about the only silver lining within Carltons season this year. His strong form continued with 31 disposals, 23 of which were contested, 8 marks, 10 clearances and 9 tackles.

 

Jack Steven (St Kilda)

Much of what was said for Cripps can also be applied to Steven. Performed admirably all game to end up with 29 disposals, 7 clearances and 7 inside 50s.

 

Fowards

Jacob Hopper (GWS)

Hopper stood up to play a lot of midfield time for the injury ravaged Giants, finishing with 24 disposals, 5 tackles and 4 inside 50s.

 

Jack Darling (West Coast)

IS there a more in-form player at the moment than Jack Darling? Demolished Richmond and Alex Rance to the tune of 21 disposals, 15 marks, 6 contested marks, 8 marks inside 50 and 6 goals to go with it.

 

Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)

The inspirational leader well and truly led from the front in China, amassing 29 disposals, 8 clearances, 6 tackles, 6 inside 50s and a goal.

 

Jarrad Waite (North Melbourne)

When Coach Brad Scott said that the 35 year olds best footy was still ahead of him, there was a fair bit of uproar, but it may not be as fanciful as once thought. He continued his impressive season by having 22 disposals, 7 marks and 4 goals.

 

Jack Riewoldt (Richmond)

Despite the Tigers slumping to their second loss of the season, Riewoldt kept going all afternoon to finish with 13 disposals, 7 marks and 5 goals.

 

Jordan De Goey (Collingwood)

The Saints simply had no answer for the mercurial forward as he romped to 4 first half goals, finishing with 13 disposals, 6 marks and 6 goals.

 

 

 

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