David King has named prized Brisbane Lions recruit Lachie Neale as the competition’s most in-form player.
The midfield who moved from Fremantle to the Lions hasn’t skipped a beat since joining.
In the first two rounds he’s had totals of 29 & 43 disposals and was best on ground against North Melbourne.
“I watched (Brisbane) closely yesterday and we’ve talked a lot about Lachie Neale, he’s the most in-form player in the competition right now bar none,” King told SEN’s Whateley.
“Jack Ziebell had just kicked a goal with 15 minutes to go, last quarter, they’d just lost the lead and it looked like the game had slipped.
“The next centre bounce, Lachie Neale, he did it all by himself and Dayne Zorko just drifted slightly forward of the pack, Neale wasn’t entitled to see him let alone hit him with a left-hand handball 15 meters into his path and sent him off for an easy inside 50 and they got a goal.
“That’s as good a play as you’ll see for the weekend.”
Brisbane have started the season 2-0 with wins over West Coast and North Melbourne and look to have started fulfilling the potential they have showed in the past two years.
“They’re not coming. They’re here,” King said.
The Lions have a tough test in round three against another undefeated side, Port Adelaide.