Round 17 Review

Written by Dane on July 11 2022

Geelong (12.19.91) defeated Melbourne (9.9.63)

  1. Jack Viney (133). In some almost career best form currently with this being the pinnacle score of his season. Had 35 touches (14 contested) with 7 tackles and 557 metres gained.
  2. Clayton Oliver (124). Popular VC option and this score made it worthy for the coach who likes to play it safe. Had 34 touches (23 contested) with 10 clearances, 1 goal and 1 fractured thumb that puts him in doubt for round 18.
  3. Tom Atkins/Cameron Guthrie (119). Atkins has been elite lately and that continued with another 21 touches, 9 tackles and 1 goal for his best score of the season. Guthrie has been doing it for weeks now with 7 consecutive tons, this week having 28 touches (14 contested) with 7 tackles and 2 goals.
  4. Mitch Duncan (117). Was looking like a must have to start 2022 with forward status but that dropped after some poor scores plus a calf injury, but is back now and super relevant as an underpriced F6. Notched his third ton in his past 5 from 32 touches (28 kicks), 629 metres gained, 11 marks and 2 goals.
  5. Patrick Dangerfield (114). Great game from Danger who had 31 touches (14 contested), 9 clearances and a team best 702 metres gained. Budget M8 anyone?

Other 100+ scores: Zach Tuohy (103), Angus Brayshaw (102)

Disappointment: Luke Jackson was back in the team but with Gawn there too, shared the ruck load to only score 65 points.

Rookies: None in this game.

Injuries: Just the previously mentioned thumb injury to Oliver.

Sydney (17.18.120) defeated Western Bulldogs (9.13.67)

  1. Callum Mills (138). Massive score from Mills who had 23 touches with 7 marks, 1 goal and a ridiculous 16 tackles for the game!
  2. Tom Papley (128). Was electric in a midfield/forward role. Had 24 touches (15 contested), 3 tackles and 2.5 in what could’ve been a huge score.
  3. Luke Parker (113). Standard stuff from Parker who had 28 touches with 7 tackles and 8 clearances in the midfield for his eighth ton of the year.
  4. Isaac Heeney (112). After a couple of poor scores Heeney, he bounced back with a 4 goal effort from 17 touches and 5 marks.
  5. Sam Reid (109). Played majority ruck in the second half and finished with a great stat line of 15 touches (all contested), 7 clearances, 25 hitouts and 13 tackles!

Other 100+ scores: Chad Warner/Paddy McCartin (108), Jake Lloyd (106), Tom Liberatore (103), Marcus Bontempelli (101), Jack Macrae (100)

Disappointment: Josh Dunkley posted a season low 62 here from 17 touches (13 contested), 10 clearances and 5 tackles. Dale (76) was tagged in the backline.

Rookies: Just Bedendo in this one who had 9 touches, 4 tackles and 5 clangers to score just 20 points, Shout-out to Paddy McCartin for his career best game of 22 touches, 14 marks and 108 points.

Injuries: The Sydney ruck stocks are running low with Ladhams joining Hickey on the injury list with a thumb injury, while Scott was subbed off for the Dogs due to concussion.

Collingwood (13.10.88) defeated North Melbourne (12.9.81)

1. Luke Davies-Uniacke (149). Insane game from the young Roo. 33 touches (16 contested), 12 clearances, 5 marks, 11 tackles, 14 inside 50’s and a game best 791 metres gained for a career best score in what has been a breakout year, averging 99. Looking like a great pick in 2023 or late 2022 for those looking for a POD.

2. Jed Anderson (135). Massive game from Anderson as well who found 33 touches with 9 marks and 7 tackles in the midfield while only recording the 1 clanger. 


3. Todd Goldstien (120). Poor last week, but was pretty dominate here, recording 14 touches, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 25 hitouts and 2 goals for his eighth ton of the year.

4. Jeremy Howe (111). Had a massive collision but played on and had a great game down back, collecting 20 touches and 6 marks while going at 85% DE.

5. Scott Pendlebury (110). Flicked into the midfield in the second half as has happened numerous times this season, this week rounding out the top 5 thanks to 23 touches, 7 marks and 4 tackles. 


Other 100+ scores: Nick Larkey (109), Jy Simpkin (105)

Disappointment: Third one in a row here for Jack Crisp (77) who has had a down three weeks, averaging just 78 since the bye. 

Rookies: First gamer Josh Carmichael had a really solid debut with 14 touches and 3 tackles in just 60% game time playing in the middle of the ground, finishing on 54 points. Second game for Phoenix Spicer who had another score of 19. Shoutout to Nick Daicos who produced another great score, this week notching up 99 from 21 touches and 1 goal.

Injuries: Jaidyn Stephenson was subbed off late against his old team, while there was no injuries for Collingwood despite some heavy hits throughout the game. 

Gold Coast (14.10.94) defeated Richmond (13.14.92)

1. Shai Bolton (162). Massive game from Bolton who had a huge first half that drove him to this career best score. 3 goals from 29 touches (18 contested) plus 8 clearances and 551 metres gained in a predominately midfield role.

2. Noah Anderson (154). Another guy who had a career best score was Anderson, with a large percentage of that thanks to his after the siren goal to win the game. Ultimately he snagged 2 majors, both in the last quarter, to pair with his 26 touches that ran at 88% DE, 9 marks, 7 tackles and 651 metres gained.


3. Touk Miller (135). A semi popular VC choice and delivered with a standout game of 27 touches (16 contested), 13 clearances, 1 goal and 514 metres gained.

4. Daniel Rioli (129). Career game for Rioli as well who set benchmarks in Supercoach score, disposals (31) and handballs (19).

5. Brandon Ellis (128). Rounded out the top 5 with his best score of the season against his former team. His statline read 26 touches (20 kicks), 8 marks and 506 metres gained. 


Other 100+ scores: Ben Ainsworth (123), Jarrod Witts (117), Robbie Tarrant (111), David Swallow (109), Jack Bowes (102)

Disappointment: Rough score for Toby Nankervis (37) who had just 10 touches, 18 hitouts but did record 5 clangers in a tough game against Witts. Edit: A PCL injury was reported after I wrote this, so instead the disappointment score goes to Liam Baker (70).

Rookies: First real crack at the big time for Noah Cumberland who played really well after coming on as the sub to snag 2.3 from 10 touches for a score of 62. Hewago Paul Oea played his second game and had 1 goal, 6 touches and 3 tackles for 36 points, meaning he’s on the bubble this week.

Injuries: A hamstring injury ruled out Tom Lynch pretty early in the contest, while the same injury subbed out Rosas in the third qaurter but not before he had 5 clangers and im pretty sure the worst score of the season so far, that being -8. There was also later reports of Soldo and the previously mentioned Nankervis who had a thumb and knee injury throughout the game.

St Kilda (10.10.70) defeated by Fremantle (17.9.111)

1. Andrew Brayshaw (132). Splendid game from Brayshaw in the middle to lead the Dockers to victory. Had 36 touches with 6 marks and 10 tackles, while also slotting 1 goal and gaining a team best 569 metres. 

2. Sean Darcy/Josh Battle (111). Darcy was great against the tandem Saints duo, finishing the night with 16 touches, 27 hitouts, 6 clearances and 2 goals. Battle had his fourth ton of the year thanks to a career best 27 touches plus 11 marks down back.


3. Jack Sinclair (110). Had a slight tag on him but finished the game with his thirteenth ton of the season after accumulating 27 touches at 88% DE, 7 marks and 1 goal.

4. Jack Steele (109). Three tons in a row for Steele who just seems to be building up to a big finish to the season. Had 28 touches, 8 marks and 7 tackles on Saturday night while running at 89% DE. 

5. Brad Crouch (108). First ton since round 13 for Crouch who is still having a career year with an average of 103. Had 30 touches (12 contested), 6 tackles and 7 clearances to round out the top 5. 


Other 100+ scores: Rory Lobb (100)

Disappointment: Poor three weeks for Gresham (49) who this week produced his worst score of the year from just 16 touches of the ball.

Rookies: Nothing to mention from this game.

Injuries: Seemingly no injuries in this one either.

Port Adelaide (12.12.84) defeated GWS (3.11.29)

1. Connor Rozee (154). Career game from Rozee who had a career best score thanks to 4 goals, 24 touches, 6 marks, 5 tackles and no clangers for the game. Now has three tons in his past four.

2. Stephen Coniglio/Callan Ward (113). Couple of Giant midfielders tied up here. Coniglio had a team high 32 touches with 5 tackles and 7 clearances, while Ward had 22 touches and 9 marks for his fifth ton of the year.


3. Jeremy Finlayson/Charlie Dixon (111). And a couple of Power rucks tied up here aswell! Finlayson notched up 22 touches (12 contested), 5 clearances and 13 hitouts, while Dixon had 17 touches, 1 goal and 13 hitouts as well.

4. Josh Kelly (110). Scored just about his average in what was his eleventh ton of the year, coming courtesy of 27 touches and 5 tackles.

5. Tim Taranto (109). Back-to-back tons for Taranto who had 23 touches (13 contested) plus 7 tackles in a midfield role.


Other 100+ scores: Dan Houston (104), Darcy Byrne-Jones (101)

Disappointment: Couple of scores worth mentioning here. Wines only found 21 touches for 69 points, Cumming and Whitfield had their second worst scores of the season (64 and 46), while the worst score of the season came from early season favorite, Tom Green (50).

Rookies: How good is Jase Burgoyne looking? Another really good game down back with 12 touches at 91% DE next to his name resulted in 68 points. Second game for Callum M. Brown who didn’t get near last weeks effort with just 4 touches and 26 points.

Injuries: Couple of injuries soured the Giants night with Davis suffering another hamstring injury, while Kennedy copped a heavy knock and didn’t return. 

Brisbane (13.12.90) defeated by Essendon (15.10.100)

1. Zach Merrett (147). Second monster score in a row for Merrett who had 31 touches (10 contested), 6 clearances, 5 marks, 8 tackles and a super 565 metres gained for the game.

2. Nick Hind (128). Best score of the season for Hind who found 27 touches off half-back that helped him too a game high 681 metres gained for his sixth ton of the year.


3. Jye Caldwell (121). Career high score for Caldwell in this one as he played a great game finding a career high 26 touches while also negating Neale’s influence. His game was paired with 7 tackles, 1 goal and 513 metres gained.

4. Peter Wright (118). In super form with three tons from his past four games, this one coming courtesy of 5 goals from 11 touches and 8 marks up forward.

5. Oscar McInerney (115). Was the only Lion to hit triple figures thanks to 15 touches (11 contested), 5 marks, 21 hitouts and 2 goals.


Other 100+ scores: Jayden Laverde (111), Brandon Zerk-Thatcher (108), Kyle Langford (107), Matt Guelfi (106), Jordan Ridley (103)

Disappointment: He copped a hard tag all game but since he was the chosen C for many, Neale takes it here with his 21 touch game that netted 89 points.

Rookies: The Lions were struck with H&S protocols this week and that allowed Carter Michael to make his debut, in which he gathered 8 touches and 1 goal for 57 points while mainly stationed in defense. Third gamer Tunstill had his 11 touches run at 45% with 3 clangers which held him to just 17 points. Harry Sharp played his third game but lost money on his first price change after scoring 27.

Injuries: The only injury in this one went to the popular backline rookie D’Ambrosio who I think copped a big corkie.

Hawthorn (13.8.86) defeated Adelaide (8.6.54)

1. Dylan Moore (135). Great game from Moore in his usual split role between up front and in the middle. Had 29 touches (10 contested) with 5 clearances, 7 marks, 7 tackles and nearly 500 metres gained.

2. Blake Hardwick (133). Its been a down year for Hardwick after averaging 91 in 2021. This was his first ton and it came on the back of 32 touches and 8 marks with no clangers at 87 % DE.


3. Rory Laird (125). Scored pretty much his average and was a solid C choice thanks to this 42 touch (14 contested), 7 tackle game.

4. Brodie Smith/Mitch Lewis(119). Season best score from Smith who gained 809 metres at 89% DE with his 24 touches off half-back, while it was a career best score for Lewis who hit the ton prior to halftime and finished with 5 goals from 12 touches.

5. Conor Nash (108). Career best score from Nash in the midfield as he found 22 touches, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 1 goal while also recording no clangers.


 Other 100+ scores: Reilly O’Brien (106), Ben Keays/Tom Mitchell (102), Matt Crouch (100)

Disappointment: Another popular player who suffered due to a heavy tag in this weekend was Jordan Dawson (80), who only found 15 touches, but did save his score with a career best 10 tackles.

Rookies: Solid third up game from James Blanck (63) as he found 12 touches at 91% DE in the Hawks backline. Josh Morris (35) had 10 touches in his second game.

Injuries: Nothing from this game apparently.

West Coast (8.5.53) defeated by Carlton (17.14.116)

1. Charlie Curnow (142). Second largest score of the year for the Coleman leader who snagged 5.3 from 15 touches and 8 marks. His fifth ton of 2022.

2. Sam Docherty (131). Stellar game at half back to return to the triple figure scores for Docherty, ultimately recording 28 touches and 8 marks which ran at 85% DE and gained a team best, 602 metres. 


3. Shannon Hurn (130). His super form continued and will surely run around again in 2023, this week having his second best score of the year from 28 touches (27 kicks) and 10 marks while also having a game best, 699 metres gained. 

4. George Hewett (123). Twelfth ton of the year for Hewett who had 26 touches of the ball (12 contested) with 8 clearances and 5 tackles for a great score. 

5. Andrew Gaff (118). Fourth ton of the year for the Eagles wingman who had 30 touches (14 contested) with 5 clearances, 8 marks and 502 metres gained. 


Other 100+ scores: Matthew Kennedy (116), Harry McKay (109), Adam Cerra (103), Liam Duggan (101)

Disappointment: He’s been super all year but this score of 64 was Adam Saad’s second worst return this season.

Rookies: Second game for Eagles rookie Zane Trew (42), who had 7 touches and 3 clearances in a midfield role. Will Hayes was subbed on late and finished on 11 points, the former Bulldog is priced at 123K.

Injuries: A hamstring injury saw Eagles forward Petruccelle subbed out, while a heavy knock was the reason for Newnes to finish the game on the bench.


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