From snow falling in Canberra, to Josh Bruce’s cool finish under pressure, Round 21 had it all. Here are the players that dominated last weekend.
Tom Stewart (Geelong)
Stewart, along with the other members of the Cats’ defence, kept the Kangaroos to their lowest score in club history on Saturday night, 1.8 (14). With North continuously wasting the ball going forward, Stewart had a day out, taking seven marks (four intercepts), recording nine defensive 50 rebounds, and finishing with 19 possessions at 100 per cent efficiency.
James Frawley (Hawthorn)
On a cold and frosty night in the nation’s capital, Frawley kept Coleman Medal leader Jeremy Cameron to just the single goal, and racked up 16 touches, four marks and nine spoils of his own. A perfect, no-fuss night for the Hawks’ key defender.
Nick Vlastuin (Richmond)
A big part of the Tigers’ march back into premiership favouritism, Vlastuin once again impressed down back in Richmond’s 28-point win over the Blues. Vlastuin grabbed six marks and had 17 possessions at 76 per cent efficiency as the Tigers overcame testing conditions at the MCG to remain in the top four.
Darcy Byrne-Jones (Port Adelaide)
One of Port’s most improved players in 2019, Byrne-Jones continued his fantastic run of form with another sublime performance off half-back against the Swans. Byrne-Jones was the highest possession getter for the Power with 28, gaining 562 metres, and recording seven inside 50s in the Power’s 47-point win.
Tom Jonas (Port Adelaide)
Port’s co-captain produced his finest game of the season against the Swans, leading his side to another victory as they charge towards a finals berth. Playing in a more attacking role, Jonas had 24 possessions, eight defensive 50 rebounds, and six marks in a dominant performance down back.
James Sicily (Hawthorn)
In a dominant performance against the Giants, Sicily finished with a career-high 33 disposals, six marks, six spoils and 700 metres gained, as the Hawks’ continued their late surge towards September action.