PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Jack Redden of the Eagles celebrates after scoring a goal during the round nine AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Richmond Tigers at Optus Stadium on May 20, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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BACKLINE

Darcy Byrne-Jones

One of three players to poll a perfect 20 votes in our MVP chase from Round 5 after a strong display against Carlton on Saturday night.

The pacey defender ended the game with 24 touches, nine marks, six intercepts and four rebound 50's in offering plenty of grunt as a small defender.

Tom Stewart

Had a day out against the Kangaroos in the final match of the round, amassing 30 disposals, 14 intercepts, six rebound 50's and close to 600 metres gained.

Was instrumental in defence for Geelong in what was an ugly win over North Melbourne, with Stewart a key figure in collecting the four points.

Jake Lloyd

Was cool, calm and collected for his side in defense despite being unable to hold on for the win.

Lloyd ended the Sydney Derby with 600 metres gained from his 28 touches in what was a significant role in a close finish.

Daniel Rich

A ridiculous 940 metres gained places the Lions veteran in our backline once again as he was able to dictate play in defence and move the ball forward in a damaging fashion.

In what were treacherous conditions, Rich amassed 31 touches and six marks against the Bombers to aid his side to another victory.

Luke Ryan

Was rock-solid for the Dockers down back, taking 12 intercepts and 10 marks whilst moving the ball for 572 metres at a rate of 83.3%.

Is once again showing great versatility as a defender in both a lockdown role and as an attacking threat with ball-in-hand.

Liam Duggan

36 disposals, 13 marks, six rebounds 50's, seven intercepts and a disposal efficiency of 83.3% has the versatile defender in out Team of the Week with comfort.

Was a vital cog off the flank as the Eagles' defensive structure was able to move the ball forward with ease in their victory over the Magpies.

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