LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Jaeger O'Meara of the Hawks is chased by Matthew Kreuzer of the Blues during the 2019 AFL round 06 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Carlton Blues at UTAS Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)


Back Pocket: Nick Vlastuin (Richmond)

Vlastuin arguably played the best game of his career in the win over Melbourne and thwarted a multitude off their offensive thrusts, evidenced by 14 intercept possessions. He also managed 28 disposals, seven marks, five tackles and four score involvements.

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Full Back: Alex Keath (Adelaide)

Keath has started 2019 in All Australian form and showcased his ability as an interceptor on Saturday night with eight intercept possessions. He also recorded 21 disposals (18 kicks), 14 marks and 401 metres gained, while holding Josh Bruce to seven disposals and only one behind.

Back Pocket: Bachar Houli (Richmond)

Houli’s run and carry from the backline was on full display against the Demons. He recorded 32 disposals, seven marks, five tackles, 11 intercept possessions and 670 metres gained.

Half Back: Brodie Smith (Adelaide)

In the last couple weeks, it has been obvious that the Crows have wanted to move the ball a lot quicker than they did in the first few weeks. Smith has been at the forefront of the change and recorded 30 disposals, five marks, three tackles and 737 metres gained against the Saints.

Centre Half Back: Tom Stewart (Geelong)

West Coast’s key forwards struggled to make an impact again, while Stewart himself recorded 25 disposals, 13 marks and four tackles.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 18: Tom Stewart of the Cats marks the ball during the round 22 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Fremantle Dockers at GMHBA Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Half Back: James Sicily (Hawthorn)

Sicily was a rock in defence against the Blues, particularly in the second half, evidenced by ten intercept possessions. He also recorded 27 disposals (20 kicks), 12 marks and gained 534 metres.