Following the penultimate bye round, the MVP Leaderboard has a new leader.

Tim Taranto, Richmond's contested-ball beast, has shifted to first on the leaderboard after another stellar outing, this time against St Kilda on Saturday night.

Brownlow-contending Bulldog Marcus Bontempelli has settled in at second despite his dominant display against the Kangaroos on Sunday.

Despite undergoing the bye, Christian Petracca and Nick Daicos both remain among the top five, while Zak Butters went without a vote but is still holding court at fourth.

Giants skipper Toby Greene has moved into seventh whilst Lion Lachie Neale has broken into the top 10 after a spotless showing against the Swans on Friday.

Reminder: Votes are given out in a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 system for each game, meaning the maximum number of votes any player can record in any game is 20.

Port Adelaide vs Geelong

The Power continue their red hot form as they head into the bye 12-2. The Cats were solid to start the contest but it was Port Adelaide's forwards that showed their dominance as they secured victory.

Todd Marshall and Jeremy Finlayson were huge, booting four and three, respectively. Despite midfield dominance from Zak Butters in previous weeks, it was veteran Ollie Wines (28 disposals and six tackles) who showed what made him a Brownlow medallist.

Half-back Dan Houston was instrumental, controlling the tempo for the majority of the game with his 31 touches. Young star Connor Rozee (25 disposals) continued to impress in another scintillating performance.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Jovanovski Nick Splitter
5 Dan Houston Dan Houston Dan Houston Dan Houston
4 Todd Marshall Ollie Wines Ollie Wines Ollie Wines
3 Ollie Wines Todd Marshall Todd Marshall Todd Marshall
2 Jeremy Finlayson Connor Rozee Connor Rozee Jeremy Finlayson
1 Connor Rozee Jeremy Finlayson Jeremy Finlayson Aliir Aliir

Brisbane vs Sydney

After being stunned by the Hawks at the MCG last week, the Lions got back to winning ways after a hard-earned victory over the Swans. Small forward Zac Bailey was a standout for the Lions, booting two majors and notching 26 possessions.

The midfield duo of Lachie Neale and Josh Dunkley continued to shine, garnering 29 and 28 touches, respectively. Ruckman Oscar McInerney was dominant around the ground, even managing to kick a goal himself.

For the Swans, defender Harry Cunningham was monumental in keeping livewire small forward Charlie Cameron goalless on the night. Skipper Luke Parker provided some spark with a late goal and was solid throughout the evening at The Gabba.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Jovanovski Nick Splitter
5 Zac Bailey Zac Bailey Zac Bailey Zac Bailey
4 Lachie Neale Lachie Neale Lachie Neale Lachie Neale
3 Oscar McInerney Oscar McInerney Josh Dunkley Oscar McInerney
2 Josh Dunkley Josh Dunkley Oscar McInerney Josh Dunkley
1 Harry Cunningham Luke Parker Luke Parker Will Ashcroft

GWS vs Fremantle

The Giants brought back the 'Orange Tsunami' against a pitiful Dockers outfit. Josh Kelly had an absolute field day with 33 disposals and three goals, living up to his lucrative contract. Midfield teammates Finn Callaghan and Tom Greene continued their impressive form, collecting numerous possessions inside and outside the contest.

Young key forward Jake Riccardi was dominant, booting five goals as he continues to stake his claim for a new contract. GWS skipper Toby Greene, meanwhile, continues to make a case for being the best player in the competition after kicking four majors himself.

Connor Idun was a wall in the backline, too, keeping Fremantle's forwards under wraps for the majority of the afternoon.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Jovanovski Nick Splitter
5 Josh Kelly Josh Kelly Josh Kelly Josh Kelly
4 Jake Riccardi Jake Riccardi Jake Riccardi Stephen Coniglio
3 Toby Greene Toby Greene Toby Greene Jake Riccardi
2 Luke Jackson Finn Callaghan Finn Callaghan Toby Greene
1 Connor Idun Connor Idun Tom Green Caleb Serong

Richmond vs St Kilda

On a wet and gloomy Saturday night, the Tigers made a statement in club hero Trent Cotchin's 300th game. The triple-premiership captain was among the best afield in his milestone game, kicking two goals to go along with 29 influential disposals.

New Tiger Tim Taranto continued his stellar 2023 campaign, booting a crucial goal in the final term and gathering 38 touches. Defenders Nick Vlaustin and Jayden Short both hit the scoreboard, with the former kicking his first goal in three years.

For the Saints, Brad Crouch was among the best with 33 touches. Defensively, Noah Balta was solid and soundly beat Max King after his two opening goals, whilst livewire midfielder-forward Shai Bolton showed his class as he continues on his merry way.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Jovanovski Nick Splitter
5 Tim Taranto Tim Taranto Tim Taranto Tim Taranto
4 Nick Vlastuin Nick Vlastuin Nick Vlastuin Trent Cotchin
3 Brad Crouch Trent Cotchin Trent Cotchin Shai Bolton
2 Trent Cotchin Shai Bolton Shai Bolton Nick Vlastuin
1 Jayden Short Noah Balta Noah Balta Jayden Short

Carlton vs Gold Coast

Are the Blues finally back? Michael Voss' struggling Carlton side finally notched a win after downing the Suns in convincing fashion at the MCG. Skipper Patrick Cripps was back to his Brownlow best, booting three majors to add to his 27 disposals.

Adam Cerra kicked two majors and had 27 touches as he continues to be solid in his second year with the Baggers. Suns forward Ben Ainsworth was impressive despite the disappointing defeat.

Stalwart Sam Docherty showcased his elite ball use off half-back whilst defensive teammate Nic Newman was solid.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Jovanovski Nick Splitter
5 Patrick Cripps Patrick Cripps Patrick Cripps Adam Cerra
4 Adam Cerra Adam Cerra Adam Cerra Patrick Cripps
3 Ben Ainsworth Nic Newman Sam Docherty Noah Anderson
2 Nic Newman Sam Docherty Matthew Cottrell Sam Docherty
1 Sam Docherty Matthew Cottrell Ben Ainsworth Nic Newman

North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli produced a footballing clinic against the Kangaroos on Sunday evening, booting three goals to go along with 32 disposals and 11 tackles. Although the Roos were competitive, the class and experience of the Dogs proved too strong.

Small forward Cody Weightman was electric, booting a career-high six goals. Midfielder Adam Treloar was solid in midfield as the leading possession-getter on the ground, earning 34 impactful disposals. Teammate Tom Liberatore managed to break his tag for most of the night, finishing with a game-high eight clearances.

The ruck battle throughout the night was captivating viewing, as All-Australian favourite Tim English battled veteran Todd Goldstein. Both were impressive as they aided their sides in the ruck and around the ground.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Jovanovski Nick Splitter
5 Marcus Bontempelli Marcus Bontempelli Marcus Bontempelli Marcus Bontempelli
4 Cody Weightman Cody Weightman Cody Weightman Tim English
3 Adam Treloar Adam Treloar Adam Treloar Adam Treloar
2 Tim English Tim English Tim English Cody Weightman
1 Todd Goldstein Tom Liberatore Tom Liberatore Tom Liberatore



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