After the AFL recently released player tracking statistics such as player work rate, number of sprints, distance covered and maximum speed, we’ve decided to look through these new numbers to bring you round 17’s top performers.
It’s no surprise that GWS midfielder Tom Scully led the competition in distance covered over the weekend, as he’s widely known as one of the better two-way runners in the game.
Scully totalled an impressive 17.1km in the Giants’ loss to Sydney on Saturday night, and was one of only two players to reach the 17km mark.
Gold Coast midfielder Matt Rosa ran 17km exactly, 200 metres more than Scully’s teammate Lachie Whitfield (16.8km).
When it comes to the speedsters, Fremantle’s Ethan Hughes was clocked as the quickest player over the weekend, registering a top speed of 35.6kmph.
Sydney’s Gary Rohan was the only other player to reach a speed over 35kmph, hitting 35.3kmph during the Sydney Derby.
Total distance covered (all figures in kms)
1) Tom Scully (GWS) 17.1
2) Matt Rosa (GC) 17.0
3) Lachie Whitfield (GWS) 16.8
4) Jack Sinclair (STK) 16.4
5=) Steele Sidebottom (COLL) 16.2
5=) Marc Murphy (CARL) 16.2
7) Jack Gunston (HAW) 16.0
8=) Mark Blicavs (GEEL) 15.8
8=) Isaac Heeney (SYD) 15.8
10=) Isaac Smith (HAW) 15.6
10=) Ben Brown (NM) 15.6
10=) Daniel Robinson (SYD) 15.6
Maximum speed (all figures in kmph)
1) Ethan Hughes (FRE) 35.6
2) Gary Rohan (SYD) 35.3
3) Will Hoskin-Elliott (COLL) 34.9
4) Jayden Hunt (MELB) 34.6
5=) Dean Towers (SYD) 34.2
5=) Mitch McGovern (ADEL) 34.2
7) Lachie Weller (FRE) 33.5
8=) Sebastian Ross (STK) 33.1
8=) Brayden Maynard (COLL) 33.1
8=) Tyson Goldsack (COLL) 33.1
8=) Heath Shaw (GWS) 33.1
8=) Charlie Cameron (ADEL) 33.1
8=) Dean Kent (MELB) 33.1