MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Tyson Stengle of Richmond on a run during the round one VFL match between Port Melbourne and Richmond on April 7, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by George Salpigtidis/Getty Images)

There were some strong showings by well known players in the state leagues around the country as they all look to play senior footy in the coming weeks. Let’s see who impressed.



Perth 10.15 75 def. Peel Thunder 10.7 67

Veterans Danyle Pearce and Michael Johnson impressed as they look to regain a spot in the senior side, with Pearce having 34 disposals in a close loss to Perth for Peel.

Former Sun Harley Bennell had 19 disposals and kicked a goal while Michael Apeness hardly featured as he went down with a leg injury.

Swan Districts 8.6 54 def by. East Perth 18.7 115

After serving his club-imposed sanction, Liam Ryan returned with three goals and seven tackles.

Dom Sheed, Hamish Brayshaw and Nathan Vardy all had outstanding games as they look to return to the senior side.

Vardy registered 66 hit-outs in the victory and could be in line to return following Nic Naitanui’s injury.

In his first game back from injury Tom Barrass got through the game and had 10 disposals.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – MAY 15: Nathan Vardy and Scott Lycett work on stoppage drills during a West Coast Eagles AFL training session at Subiaco Oval on May 15, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)