MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Josh Kennedy of the Swans kicks the ball during the round 15 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium on June 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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Defenders

Back Pocket: Nick Vlastuin (Richmond)

The Tigers defender continues to blossom in his role. Vlastuin had 22 disposals, ten marks and seven tackles to help the Tigers to an impressive 26-point win over the Swans on Thursday night.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 28: Nick Vlastuin of the Tigers runs with the ball during the round 15 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium on June 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Full Back: Jake Carlisle (St Kilda)

The former Bomber had 22 disposals and nine marks and shut down in-form Melbourne forward Tom McDonald on Sunday.

Back Pocket: Rory Laird (Adelaide)

Laird didn’t miss a beat in his return from a hand injury in the Crows’ 10-point win over the Eagles on Saturday. The gun defender had 32 disposals at 88% efficiency and also took eight marks to be one of the Crows’ best.

Half Back: Jason Johannisen (Western Bulldogs)

The silky Johannisen was back to the sort of form that won him a Norm Smith Medal in 2016 when the Dogs won the flag. He was superb off half back and racked up 23 disposals at a very impressive 94% efficiency and also had 400 metres gained which was like the Johannisen of old.

Centre Half Back: Phil Davis (GWS)

The Giants co-captain was terrific in defence for the Giants on Saturday night to help them to beat the Hawks by 11 points. Davis had 18 disposals and five marks and led from the front all night.

Half Back: Kade Simpson (Carlton)

Playing in his 300th game, Simpson showed there are still plenty of games left in him with a superb 37-disposal performance on Saturday for the Blues. Simpson gave the Power plenty of headaches and was at his best running across half back.

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