Back Pocket: Rory Laird
An All-Australian last year and a previous Crows best and fairest, Laird could well be on his way to his second yellow jacket. After having 30 disposals against the Giants, Laird was again one of the Crows best. His run and carry from the backline is a feature, as well as his kicking efficiency and he has become one of the best defenders in the competition.
Full Back: Cale Hooker
Considering the Bombers went down to the Tigers by 71 points, Hooker’s performance on Jack Riewoldt was even more impressive. He kept Riewoldt to one goal, as well as having 16 possessions and seven marks.
Back Pocket: Justin Westhoff
Like a good red, Westhoff is getting better with age and if this form continues he’s a real chance to take out his first ever John Cahill Medal as Port’s Best and Fairest. He was one of Port’s best on Saturday in their loss to the Hawks with 20 possessions and seven marks.
Half Back: Shaun Burgoyne
The silky smooth Burgoyne continues to play incredible footy at the ripe old age of 35 and he doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. Burgoyne had 26 disposals, 15 of which were contested against his old side Port Adelaide on the weekend. I bet the Power are wishing they tried harder to keep him.
Centre Half Back: Jack Gunston
After terrorising opposition backmen for a number of years, Gunston has shown that there are many strings to his long bow. He helped turn the game for the Hawks when he went into the backline on the weekend, in their three-point win over the Power and ended up having 25 possessions and 10 marks.
Half Back: Kade Simpson
Another veteran who continues to get the job done, this Blues star had 27 possessions and four marks and provided plenty of run out of the backlines for the Blues.