The last bye week only saw a few of the AFL reserve sides in action this week, with a lot of big AFL-listed names stepping up for the second team in what was another exciting weekend of VFL, SANFL and WAFL football.
Some big-name Dogs and Suns put their names up for selection, a few Giants made an impressive return from injury, while a dropped Port star put his hand up for an immediate recall.
Take a look at the biggest and most impressive performances from the three state leagues below.
Carlton got up quite comfortable against Footscray in Round 13 of the VFL, with a few big-name players putting on a show. Despite the loss, Lachie Hunter looked impressive with a solid 30 disposals and a goal to his name, while key forward Josh Bruce dominated with three majors. Will Setterfield was impressive for the winning side with 35 disposals and a goal, while Lachie Fogarty also looked lively in the midfield with 31 disposals himself.
Essendon got up by 14 points against Sandringham, with Tom Cutler putting on an impressive display, managing 35 disposals and four tackles. Kyle Langford manage a successful return with 20 disposals and five clearances. For the losing side, Marcus Windhager's 32 disposals, two-goal effort is unlikely to go unnoticed, while Tom Campbell had a day out in the ruck with 19 disposals and 37 hit-outs. Matthew Allison also chipped in with eight disposals, four tackles and a goal.
A few big names stepped up for Gold Coast in their 56-point win over GWS, with Rory Atkins leading the charge with 38 disposals. Braydon Fiorini was more than impressive with 37 disposals and a goal, while Charlie Constable put in a shift with 33 disposals. Chris Burgess also stepped up and put the forward line on his back for the Suns with an incredible six goals and 14 disposals. For the Giants, Tim Taranto looked lively in his return with 32 disposals and a goal, while Phil Davis got back to his best with 25 disposals himself. Xavier O'Halloran may also get a bit of attention with a solid three goals and 18 disposals.
The Swans absolutely demolished Williamstown in their 111-point victory, with Ryan Clarke continuing his excellent VFL season with 30 disposals and two goals. Mid-Season draftee Hugo Hall-Kahan was very impressive with five goals and 23 disposals, but was matched by teammate Joel Amartey who chipped in with five goals of his own. Ben Ronke was also lively with three goals and 20 disposals
Richmond got up comfortably against Coburg, with Jack Ross leading the way kicking a goal while managing 34 disposals. Sydney Stack was impressive with 34 disposals and a goal, while Ivan Soldo was solid in the ruck with two goals and 27 hit-outs. Jake Aarts was also lively in the forward line with four majors.
In the SANFL, Port Adelaide suffered a disappointing 18-point loss to Norwood, but axed star Steven Motlop still managed to steal the show. Motlop dominated in his first game in the reserves for Port, kicking two goals alongside 28 disposals in what was an otherwise disappointing performance for the Power.
Matt Taberner stood up for Peel Thunder in Round 9 of the WAFL with a solid three goals and 12 disposals in his side's 65-point smashing of East Perth. Neil Erasmus was also lively in the midfield with 26 disposals and a goal.