Jordan Ridley

Ridley was an important piece of the Bomber's defense that made it difficult for Hawthorn forwards. He managed to break up many forward entries, while also efficiently (84%) rebounding the ball out of defense.

He ended the game with 25 disposals, 10 intercepts, 4 marks, and 493 metres gained.

Aliir Aliir

Now that he is being played as a permanent defender, Aliir is showing how good of a defender he is. In another strong performance, Aliir made it difficult for Suns forwards all match.

With 12 intercepts for the match, he also managed 20 disposals, 6 marks, and 5 score involvements for the Power.

Nick Hind

Nick Hind is continually making St Kilda regret their decision to trade him, with another excellent performance. He equaled Ridely's tally of 10 intercepts preventing multiple scoring opportunities for the Hawks.

With 25 disposals, he made a significant impact with the ball gaining 745 metres which resulted in 4 inside 50s and 4 score involvements. He also tore through Hawthorn players, covering the ground with exceptional speed. His hard running even led to this long bomb goal for the defender.

Jack Ziebell

In the loss to the Lions, Ziebell was one of the Kangaroo's best continuing on with his strong 2021 campaign. Since moving to the backline, Ziebell has been a revelation, being one of the bright points of North's season.

Against Brisbane, he finished with 32 touches, 13 intercepts, 5 marks, 4 tackles, and a game-high 770 metres gained.

Tom Stewart

Tom Stewart put together a performance for the ages, allowing an undersized Geelong defense to hold up against the Bulldogs.

Finishing with 15 intercepts, 13 marks, 27 possesions, 6 score involvements, and 697 metres gained Stewart's best-on-ground effort was vital in his sides after the siren victory.

Isaac Cumming

Isaac has shown flashes over his first few seasons but has now solidified himself in the Giants defence and has quietly put together an impressive season.

He ended with 23 touches, 12 marks, 543 metres gained 5 score involvements, and 95.7% efficiency. With his best match for GWS, Isaac is no longer coming, he has arrived.


Jarryd Lyons

Lyons was at his ball-winning best, with another dominant performance. With his running mate Neale, the two of them proved to be too good for the Kangaroo's midfielders.

He gathered 36 touches, 6 marks, 12 tackles, 7 intercepts, 5 inside 50s and 540 metres gained.

Ollie Wines

In a best-on-ground performance, Wines increased his Brownlow chances destroying a young Suns midfield. Gathering 43 disposals (16 contested), the Suns had no answer for the inform Wines.

He also had 8 marks, 6 tackles, 6 score involvements, 6 inside 50s, 5 clearances, and 699 metres gained.

Lachie Whitfield

Having missed games to injury earlier this season, Whitfield is beginning to show why he is one of the league's best wingmen. Being one of the best for the Giants, Whitfield was crucial in the Giant's domination over the Blues.

He ended with 26 touches, 10 marks, 8 score involvements, 7 inside 50s, 4 tackles and 629 metres gained. With his ability to be the link between defense and offense, it is no wonder why the Giants look like a different team with Whitfield on the ground.

Forward Line:

Zac Bailey

Bailey is putting together an exceptional run of games, finding new ways to impact the match.

Despite only kicking one goal, he gathered 29 touches (13 contested), 5 inside 50s, and 4 clearances as he continues to progress into an A grade player for the Lions.

Steven Motlop

Motlop has quietly been putting together a solid 2021 campaign being an important part of Port Adelaide's forward unit. In another strong showing, Motlop was one of the Power's most influential forward in his sides 50 point win.

Kicking 2 goals, he also managed to gather 26 possessions, 9 marks, 10 score involvements, and 4 inside 50s leading to plenty of opportunity for his side.

Jeremy Finlayson

With a dominant performance against two excellent defenders (Liam Jones and Jacob Weitering), it is crazy to think that it wasn't too long ago that Finlayson was matching up against the opposition's best forwards. He has now become the Giant's number one tall forward.

Kicking 5 majors, he coupled that with 10 marks, 13 touches, 8 score involvements, and 92.3% efficiency being the best forward on the ground against the Blues.

Connor Rozee

Rozee had another strong performance, proving to be a handful for the Sun's defenders.

Gathering 19 touches, 4 tackles, 7 score involvements, and 3 goals, Rozee was one of the Power's best against the Suns.

Jake Stringer

With one of the best games of his career, the "Package" put together an inspirational performance easily being the best on the ground. He had his usual highlights but put together a four-quarter performance that completely changed the momentum of the match.

To go along with 4 majors, he gathered 29 touches (18 contested), 12 score involvements, 10 inside 50s, 7 tackles, 5 intercepts and 687 metres gained. Whenever Stringer plays as he did on the weekend, the Bombers are going to be very tough to beat.

Toby Greene

In a typical Toby Greene performance, he not only dominated on the field but off the field too. While he starred against the Blues, his striking of Sam Walsh seemed to garner most of the attention.

His efforts didn't get unnoticed for the team of the week, however, kicking 4 majors. He also had 20 disposals, 11 score involvements, 8 marks, and 4 inside 50s with Carlton having no one to stop Greene.


Sam Draper

Draper won the ruck battle on the weekend, giving his teammates first use of the ball. His 18 hitouts and 9 clearances (5 centre) gave Essendon midfielders and forwards plenty of opportunities to impact the game.

He also ended with 15 touches, 6 marks (4 contested), 7 intercepts and 5 score involvements. Draper is one of the leagues premier young ruckmen and will play a pivotal role in Essendon's future. It was also Draper's first win for the Bombers.

Marcus Bontempelli

In a losing effort, the Bont nearly willed his side over the line with another stunning performance.

Finishing with 30 possessions, 11 inside 50s, 9 score involvements, 8 clearances, 7 tackles, 641 metres gained, and a goal, Bontempelli showed the league why he is the best player in the competition at the moment.

Lachie Neale

With the Brownlow medalist missing a large portion of the 2021 season, it is great to see Neale back to his best. He was instrumental in Brisbane's hard-fought victory being one of the best midfielders on the ground.

He ended with 30 touches, 10 tackles, 10 clearances, 9 score involvements, 4 inside 50s and a goal. In a low-scoring match, his stoppage work was pivotal in a Lion's win.


Touk Miller

In a losing squad, Miller was clearly the Sun's best player as he matched it with Port Adelaide's midfielders. He is racing up the MVP rankings, nearly in the top 10 of all players in the league.

Gathering 31 disposals, he also managed 9 tackles, 7 clearances, 4 inside 50s, and 3 tackles inside forward 50. He was just beaten out by equally impressive performances for a starting spot.

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell was once again a ball magnet, racking up 36 touches and impacting the game in the forward half of the ground.

He had 10 score involvements, 8 tackles, 6 clearances, 447 metres gained and a goal as put together another solid match. His disposal efficiency of 52.8% was what cost him a starting position in the squad.

Jarman Impey

Impey was a reliable force down back for the Hawks, helping keep Bombers scoring down and the match close.

He gathered 25 touches, 10 marks, 5 intercepts, 6 score involvements and 4 inside 50s. Showing his ability to defend and rebound the ball in the opposite direction, Impey was one of Hawthorn's best.

Tom Liberatore

Liberatore's inside play is always crucial for the Bulldogs, with this game being no exception.

Ending the game with 30 disposals, 11 clearances, 8 tackles, 8 score involvements, and 4 inside 50s Libba was a force in the middle of the ground. He just missed out on a starting spot due to a strong week for midfielders.