With the AFL Finals series approaching, season 2021 is coming towards its climax. For the 10 teams who don't feature in the September action they turn their attention to a number of list decisions for 2022.

We decided to put together a team of the best out-of-contract players heading into the finals and off-season.



Liam Duggan (West Coast)

The 24 year-old Eagle has featured in 14 games so far this season averaging 19 disposals per game. A member of West Coast's 2018 premiership team, Duggan has experienced an injury interrupted season, missing extended periods due to ongoing knee issues.

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11: Liam Duggan of the Eagles kicks the ball under pressure from Brandon Matera of the Dockers during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at HBF Arena on March 11, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Robbie Tarrant (North Melbourne)

Robbie Tarrant falls into the unrestricted free agent category at season's end. Tarrant has featured in 10 games this season, averaging 14 disposals and 6 marks per game. Th key defender is 32 years of age.

AFL Rd 14 - Gold Coast v North Melbourne
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: Robbie Tarrant of the Kangaroos looks on during the round 14 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on August 30, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Shannon Hurn (West Coast) 

The 301-game veteran and West Coast Eagles legend is also an unrestricted free agent this off season. The question that lingers over Hurn will be whether he decides to retire or go around one more time with the Eagles.

Prior to a calf injury in Round 21, the 33-year-old was having a terrific season averaging 22 disposals and seven marks per contest.

Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)

Playing down in defence in 2021, Jack Ziebell found plenty of the footy. Averaging 25 disposals and seven marks per game, the Kangaroos captain played a vital role in steadying the ship down back.

Moving forward, the out-of-contract veteran is still only 30 years of age and should have some good footy ahead of him.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13: Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos kicks whilst being tackled by Dan Butler of the Tigers during the round eight AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Phil Davis (GWS)

Phil Davis is another veteran defender who is coming out-of-contract to end 2021. The former Giants captain has only managed 10 games this season averaging 10 disposals per outing.

Aaron hall (North Melbourne)

Aaron Hall has had a career best season in 2021, having no troubles finding the footy. The Kangaroos half-back is averaging 27 disposals and ranks fifth in total metres gained in the league.

Hall turns 31 in November and is out-of-contract at Arden Street.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07: Aaron Hall and Tarryn Thomas of the Kangaroos look dejected after losing the round 21 AFL match between Richmond Tigers and North Melbourne Kangaroos at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 07, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)