Zero Hanger’s Rolling All-Australian side – Round 19
For the first time since beginning our rolling team, there will be no changes to the 22 from the week before.
This season, Duncan has averaged 26 possessions, 15.5 kicks, 8.1 marks while also slotting 16 majors for his side. Following the rise of Tim Kelly last year, the experienced Cat was slowly given less midfield minutes by his coaches. Pushed to the half-back / wing position, he has been a major positive for Geelong this season, highlighted by his A-grade ball use.
With 26 disposals, seven clearances and five tackles against Hawthorn last round, Duncan is challenging the likes of North’s Ben Cunnington – who hasn’t set the world on fire in recent weeks.
Yet again, Collingwood’s Jack Crisp was a handy contributor in his side’s heavy defeat at the hands of GWS. The former Lion amassed 29 touches running through the midfield – a role which he has shown he can be capable of playing – forcing Nathan Buckley to hand him added minutes through the middle.
Up forward, Eagles spearhead Jack Darling is currently a lot more dangerous than dual Coleman medallist Josh Kennedy. With 43 goals for the year, Darling sits third in the Coleman race behind Jeremy Cameron (54) and North Melbourne’s Ben Brown (46). The key forward is a terrific contested mark, and applies as much pressure as any other key forward.
An depleted list hasn’t stopped Dion Prestia from becoming the dominant Tiger, and he’s season should be recognised given his ultra-consistent style. Prestia covers a huge chunk of the ground, and is finding enough of the ball to be in the conversation. One thing that might seperate him from the midfielders selected is disposal efficiency, but if the Tigers can continue to rise he is every chance.
Check back next week to see the potential changes to our 2019 All-Australian side.