AFL Rd 12 - Western Bulldogs v Adelaide
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 16: Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs celebrates kicking a goal during the round 12 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on August 16, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

A week where the stars largely played a backseat role and the bit-part players stepped up and took their chances.

Geelong’s defence shut down Charlie Dixon to see Harry Taylor and Tom Stewart book-end the defensive posts.

Jack Lukosius was simply brilliant for the Suns on Monday night and nearly led his side past the Tigers. He locked away a spot in the back pocket.

Tom Hawkins and Aaron Naughton dominated up forward and take the they key posts up forward. Hawkins was as dominant as we have seen a forward all year.

Marcus Bontempelli dominated the Crows and earns his spot in the midfield. He is supported by teammates Tim English and Bailey Smith in the engine room.

Jack Newnes sneaks in because… well of course he does!

ROUND 12 TEAM OF THE WEEK

FB: Jack Lukosius, Tom Stewart, Jake Lloyd

HB: Christian Salem, Harry Taylor, Luke Ryan

C: Mitch Duncan, Ed Curnow, Ed Langdon

HF: Jed Anderon, Aaron Naughton, Christian Petracca

FF: Gary Rohan, Tom Hawkins, Liam Ryan

R: Tim English, Marcus Bontempelli, Bailey Smith

INT: Jack Newnes, Sam Walsh, Max King, Jordan Dawson