GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Gary Ablett and Mitch Duncan of the Cats celebrate a goal during the round 12 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at GMHBA Stadium on June 9, 2018 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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Defenders

Back Pocket: Heath Shaw (GWS)

The veteran was one of the Giants’ best in their 108-point hiding of the Suns with 31 disposals and nine marks.

Full Back: Harris Andrews (Brisbane)

Andrews is having a great season at the Lions and had one of his best ever games in their loss to Essendon on the weekend. Andrews had 24 touches, 12 marks, six of them contested. He has to be a real chance to win a first ever All-Australian Guernsey.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 10: Harris Andrews of the Lions kicks during the round 12 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Essendon Bombers at The Gabba on June 10, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Back Pocket: Lynden Dunn (Collingwood)

Playing against his old side, Dunn was superb for Melbourne. He may not have had a stack of the footy, but the fact that he kept star Demon forward Jesse Hogan goal-less for the first time this year, means that he deserves to be in this week’s team of the week.

Half Back: Bryce Gibbs (Adelaide)

In a disappointing season for the Crows this year, Gibbs has been one of their shining lights. He was clearly the Crows’ best in their three point loss to Fremantle, with 28 disposals and 13 of those being contested.

Centre Half Back: Mark Blicavs (Geelong)

The athletic big man had the colossal task of being up against one of the competition’s best forwards, in Ben Brown from the Roos. He achieved the task with flying colours, keeping Brown goal-less and proving his versatility to coach, Chris Scott.

Half Back: Daniel Rich (Brisbane)

Rich was terrific in a losing side on the weekend, with 29 disposals at a very impressive 86% disposal efficiency. These stats proving he is one of the best kicks in the competition.

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