Strong performances across the board headline Josh Partridge’s Tasmanians in the AFL wrap for round 20. 

 

Richmond vs Geelong – MCG, Friday 03/08/18

Jack Riewoldt – Richmond #8

TSL Club Represented: Clarence

It’s been said many a time within this article series this season and it will be said again after Friday night, Jack Riewoldt is a star and is on fire in 2018. The Tigers’ second best player on the ground, Jack kicked 4.1 and provided a highlight reel assist for Jason Castagna within his 10 disposals. Riewoldt still sits in equal fourth for the Coleman Medal alongside Hawks small forward Luke Breust. AFL Fantasy Points: 69

Toby Nankervis – Richmond #25

TSL Club Represented: North Launceston

Joining Riewoldt in the Tigers best players, Nankervis produced another grand performance on Friday night. Despite his efficiency dropping to 39%, Nankervis was always involved in the contest with 33 hit-outs, 18 disposals, three marks and three tackles along with kicking 1.1. Lining up against first gamer Ryan Abbott, Nank got the better of the youngster and added to his reputation among the premier rucks. Has been ruled out of next week’s clash with the Gold Coast Suns through injury. AFL Fantasy Points: 107

Jake Kolodjashnij – Geelong #8

TSL Club Represented: Launceston

A quieter game on the disposal front for Jake Kolodjashnij, but it seems to be that way at least once a month for the Cats defender. Picking up the five touches, along with five tackles and five one-percenters, Jake chipped in and played his role for the Cats by intercepting possession (four intercepts) and linking up play with both an inside and rebound 50s. AFL Fantasy Points: 33

Jackson Thurlow – Geelong #40

TSL Club Represented: Launceston

Returning to the Geelong side after ruckman Rhys Stanley was a late out with a calf complaint, Thurlow streamed through the middle for the Cats. Collecting 11 disposals at an efficiency of 54%, Thurlow was able to find space for nine uncontested possessions and created opportunities in both attack and defence with three inside 50’s and two rebound 50s. Unfortunately the performance wasn’t enough to keep Thurlow in the best 22. AFL Fantasy Points: 42

 

Hawthorn vs Essendon – MCG, Saturday 04/08/18

Tom Bellchambers – Essendon #2

TSL Club Represented: Launceston/North Launceston

Essendon lost the hit-out count but Bellchambers left the ground with the most individual hit-outs with 40, ahead of Hawthorn duo Jon Ceglar and Jarryd Roughead. Picking up the seven disposals, all of which were contested at an efficiency of 57%, Bellchambers also took three marks and laid three tackles in a solid performance in the ‘Dons narrow loss.  AFL Fantasy Points: 87

 

Brisbane vs North Melbourne – Gabba, Saturday 04/08/18

Mitch Robinson – Brisbane #5

TSL Club Represented: Lauderdale

Possibly his best game since returning from injury in Round 15, ‘Robbo’ was instrumental in the Lions’ tight loss to the Kangaroos on Saturday. Collecting 23 disposals at a clean 74% efficiency, kicking 2.2 and racking up nine marks, Robinson was absolutely everywhere and showed why Brisbane campaigned so hard to get him in their colours several years ago. AFL Fantasy Points: 115

Ben Brown – North Melbourne #50

TSL Club Represented: Devonport/ Glenorchy

Ben Brown was kept quiet once again by premier defender Harris Andrews upon his return from injury, being restricted to one goal. Brown was able to spread up the ground to help out for the Roos however, collecting 12 touches at 83% and delivering four inside 50’s in the tight win. Now leading the Coleman by the slender margin of four goals over Buddy Franklin, Brown needs a big week soon to ensure the medal. AFL Fantasy Points: 56

 

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Adelaide vs Port Adelaide – Adelaide Oval, Saturday 04/08/18

Hugh Greenwood – Adelaide #1

TSL Club Represented: Lauderdale

Hugh Greenwood’s ability as a pure workhorse was on show yet again on Saturday night in the Crows’ tight win over the Power. The former national basketballer had 17 disposals at 76%, including 11 contested. Kicking 1.0, Greenwood also laid six tackles and currently sits fourth in the AFL for tackles laid with 124 for the season. AFL Fantasy Points: 90

 

St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs – Etihad Stadium, Saturday 04/08/18

Jimmy Webster – St Kilda #29

TSL Club Represented: Glenorchy

J-Web returned to the highest level on Saturday night after several weeks out with a persistent groin injury. Slotting right back into his previous role of picking up uncontested possessions across the defensive 50, Webster had 23 touches, 16 of which were uncontested, at an efficiency of 74%. Webster was adjudged the third best Saints player on the ground in the disappointing loss. AFL Fantasy Points: 78

 

Sydney vs Collingwood – SCG, Saturday 04/08/18

Brody Mihocek – Collingwood #41

TSL Club Represented: Burnie Dockers

Creating opportunities for the Pies in their tight loss, Mihocek had four inside 50’s in his 10 disposals. Mihocek played all around the ground, both through the midfield and in defence for Collingwood and collected five intercept possessions throughout. Despite the change of roles this week, Mihocek has been key for the Pies and took six marks on Saturday night. AFL Fantasy Points: 52

 

Melbourne vs Gold Coast – MCG, Sunday 04/08/18

Jesse Lonergan – Gold Coast #7

TSL Club Represented: Launceston

Jesse Lonergan was a tackling machine on Sunday afternoon in the Suns’ devastating loss, laying seven tackles as the Suns went down by 96 points. Collecting 13 disposals through the midfield at an efficiency of 69%, Lonergan’s pressure was fantastic all day with 24 pressure acts and five clearances. Unfortunately, Jesse has been ruled out of the Suns’ round 21 clash with an injury. AFL Fantasy Points: 62

Kade Kolodjashnij  – Gold Coast #10

TSL Club Represented: Launceston

Intercept possessions were Kade Kolodjashnij’s game on Sunday afternoon, collecting a mammoth 12 intercepts out of his 18 disposals at an efficiency of 78%. Kade was fantastic by foot with 15 kicks across the defensive 50 and rebounded 50 seven times, as the ball was certainly inside their defensive 50 for a fair chunk of the match. Unlucky not to be in Gold Coast’s best players, Kade was brilliant on Sunday and will be a staple of the Suns defence for several years to come. AFL Fantasy Points: 72

Lachie Weller – Gold Coast #14

Originally From: Burnie Dockers

Lastly, the lone Tasmanian to feature in the Suns’ best players on Sunday, Lachie Weller played a contributing role in the loss. Collecting 16 disposals at an efficiency of 75%, with five marks, five tackles and three inside 50’s accompanying, Weller’s all-round ball movement and disposals showed why the Suns chased him so hard in last year’s off season. AFL Fantasy Points: 80

 

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West Coast vs Fremantle – Optus Stadium, Sunday 05/08/18 

Alex Pearce  – Fremantle #25

TSL Club Represented: Devonport

Sunday was a game of 6’s for Pearce, with the key defender collecting six disposals, six contested possessions and six intercept possessions in a game the Dockers would rather forget following the Andrew Brayshaw incident. Pearce and the Dockers will be looking to rebound next week against the Blues’ young forward line. AFL Fantasy Points: 16

Brady Grey – Fremantle #28

TSL Club Represented: Burnie Dockers

For the first time in 2018, Alex Pearce was joined in Fremantle’s side by fellow North-West Coaster Brady Grey. Playing his 18th game and first since last season, Grey played all over the ground and collected 13 disposals at an efficiency of 69%. Entering the forward 50 a career-high five times, Grey has been named on the field for this week’s clash against the Blues, so he should retain his spot. AFL Fantasy Points: 53