My Team of Surprise Packets in the AFL Round Sixteen
This team consists of players that achieved more than I thought they would in Round Sixteen of the AFL.
B: Tom Doedee (Crows), Daniel Talia (Crows), Aliir Aliir (Swans)
HB: Jayden Short (Tigers), Robbie Tarrant (Kangaroos), Nathan Broad (Tigers)
C: Shaun Grigg (Tigers), Rory Sloane (Crows), Steven Motlop (Power)
HF: David Armitage (Saints), Jack Gunston (Hawks), Chad Wingard (Power)
FF: Brandan Parfitt (Cats), Jarryd Roughead (Hawks), Luke Mcdonald (Kangaroos)
Foll: Callum Sinclair (Swans), Ben Cunnington (Kangaroos), Josh Dunkley (Bulldogs)
Int: Jack Higgins (Tigers), Touk Miller (Suns), Ryan Clarke (Kangaroos), Robbie Fox (Swans)
Backs: Despite the Crows losing on Friday night, Tom Doedee had his best game of the year from a statistical perspective with twenty-eight possessions. Jack Riewoldt is one of the most dangerous tall forwards in the game, which is why Daniel Talia did a good job to keep him to two goals. Aliir Aliir had his most fruitful game for the season from a disposal point of view with eighteen, providing run out of the Swans defence. Jayden Short showed in round sixteen why he is one of the most underrated players in the competition. Robbie Tarrant got plenty of the ball in a fairly comfortable victory for the Kangaroos over the Suns. Nathan Broad may have sustained an injury in the Tigers round sixteen game, but he was prolific, particularly early on.
Midfielders: Shaun Grigg made an impact every time he touched the ball in round sixteen, with the win over the Crows his best game for the AFL season from a statistical point of view. Despite the Crows losing fairly comprehensively, Rory Sloane was one of the best players on the ground in his second game back from injury. Steven Motlop had his best game for the season in round sixteen.
Forwards: David Armitage is fighting to be a regular member of the Saints best twenty-two; he didn’t do his chances any harm on Saturday as he was the Saints best player. Jack Gunston was outstanding for the Hawks with four goals on Saturday night. Chad Wingard played his best game for the season statistically on Saturday. Brandan Parfitt should retain his spot in the Cats line-up in round seventeen following a solid performance in round sixteen. Jarryd Roughead had a good game on Saturday night with four goals. Luke Mcdonald collected twenty-six possessions, despite starting in a forward pocket for the Kangaroos on Sunday.
Followers: Callum Sinclair has done a superb job as the number one ruckman for the Swans in the AFL season 2018. He showed why he is one of the recruits of the season on Thursday night. Ben Cunnington was outstanding on Sunday collecting thirty possessions. Josh Dunkley was outstanding on Saturday night, especially from a defensive perspective with ten tackles.
Interchange: Jack Higgins played what could be regarded as his best game for the season with twenty-five possessions. Touk Miller was one of the Suns best players on Sunday. Ryan Clarke played his most prolific game for the AFL season from a possession point of view accumulating an impressive twenty-seven. Robbie Fox was another player to produce a personal best for the 2018 AFL season statistically with twenty disposals.