In a dominant display, he finished the match with 43 disposals (23 contested), 13 clearances, and 7 tackles as he broke open the game. This prevented Shaun Burgoyne from obtaining an upset win in his 400th career match.
On Nine's AFL Sunday Footy Show, Matthew Lloyd was quick to praise Wines for his performance over the weekend. Lloyd believes that he poses the biggest threat to the prohibitive favourite Marcus Bontempelli.
“He’s just getting best on ground, week after week."
“I’m not sure who’s going to take votes off him with the way he’s playing."
"(Wines) gets the job done, week in week out.”
In the 2019 offseason, Wines was linked with a move to Victoria in a bid to lure the star midfielder back home. He opted to stay at Port Adelaide but was demoted from co-captain, as Tom Jonas took the sole leadership.
“It’s a great story,” Cornes told the Sunday Footy Show.
“He’s had an injury and he had the captaincy and it was taken off him."
“There was talk of (a move to) Carlton, he’s very close to his family in Victoria."
“He stayed loyal, and he’s now on a six-year deal, he’s going to be around for a very long time.”
Wines is repaying that faith of the club, as he is putting together a career-best year for Port Adelaide. On the season, Wines is averaging a career-high 32.5 disposals per game, while also collecting 5.8 clearances.