Some new faces pop into the Team of the Week after the Edge of the Crowd AFL team put their heads together to come up with the best performed 22 from the week that was Round Six.
Tom Stewart (Geelong)
In a massive win over the Bombers in the biggest scoring match of the week Tom Stewart was key in the backline making sure Essendon couldn't get close to the Geelong score. Stewart had 26 touches from the backline while gaining 577 metres for the Cats while taking 12 marks.
Darcy Moore (Collingwood)
It was the closest match of the week, the best match of the week and the best comeback of the week with Collingwood coming back in the final moments on Sunday afternoon. Darcy Moore was excellent in the backline with 23 touches while going up forward late to provide a marking option in the final moments.
Will Powell (Gold Coast)
The Suns destroy the Tiger's chances of having a good 2023 with their win in Melbourne. When we look back in six months, this will be the game that saw the Tigers dynasty end. Will Powell provided plenty of runs and carry through the backline while taking 13 marks for his 28 touches.
Nic Newman (Carlton)
The Blues got back on track this weekend destroying the Eagles over in Perth. Blues fans will be hoping the momentum allows Carlton to compete at the top of the ladder once again. Nic Newman was the best on the field for the Blues having 34 touches while kicking a goal amongst having a couple of clearances.
Ryan Burton (Port Adelaide)
In a close match, the Power managed to just get over the line against the former ladder leaders. The half-back position is never easy but Burton was key on the weekend keeping the ball out of the Saints attacking half. He had 18 touches while taking four marks, but it was his off-the-ball work that gets him in the side.
Mason Redman (Essendon)
Despite the loss against the Cats, Essendon showed plenty of fight and the young gun Mason Redman was a big part of it. He had 16 touches from the backline while kicking a goal amongst gaining almost 300 metres for the Bombers.
Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
On a side with plenty of upcoming guns Travis Boak continues to show how good he can be through the middle. He was an instrumental part in the Power's win on the week with 30 touches and a goal while setting up his teammates and getting a couple of clearances.
Noah Anderson (Gold Coast)
Noah Anderson was a beast for the Suns' shocking win over Richmond at Marvel Stadium. Apart from Andersons’ 32 touches he took nine marks and led with nine clearances for the match. Anderson is consistently performing for the Suns and was big in captain Touk Miller’s absence.
Lachie Neale (Brisbane)
The Lions proved again they are a team to look out for in 2023 with a big win over the Dockers at home on Saturday. No surprise it was Lachie Neale who was best on the field with 35 touches, seven tackles and a massive 13 tackles.
Tom Green (GWS)
The two 'green' boys were great for the Giants in their one-point win over the Swans over the weekend. While it was Toby to win the Brett Kirk medal, Tom was just as good with 31 touches through the middle to go along with a massive 13 tackles and three clearances.
Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
King Charlie dominated in the West kicking his most-ever goals to date in a match of nine against the Eagles. Jeremy Cameron appears to be a popular contention to kick 100 goals this season, Curnow is tied with Cameron right now on 30 and is on track to even surpass him.
Will Ashcroft (Brisbane)
At still only 18 years old Ashcroft seems to impress and become a more talented player each match. Ashcroft collected 28 touches, seven marks, and two goals including an insane snap from the pocket recreating Daniel Wells’ ‘Jackie Chan’ goal in 2004 for a potential goal of the year.
Toby Greene (GWS)
Toby Greene led his team to a heart-racing finish for Giants fans. Greene kicked the matchwinner to get the Giants over the line by a point. Greene dominated the match collecting 24 possessions and kicking four goals.
Tom Hawkins (Geelong)
It would be impossible to leave Hawkins out this week, he was the reason the Cats were able to put together such a big score and are now so close to being back on track in 2023. Hawkins booted eight goals from his 16 touches while setting up a couple more.
Bailey Fritsch (Melbourne)
No one was surprised when the Demons ran over the top of the Kangaroos by the best part of 100 points. Fritsch was great at full forward kicking four goals amongst his 13 disposals and five marks. He lines up alongside Hawkins in a crazy good forward line.
Brody Grundy (Melbourne)
Grundy has managed to keep his form without Gawn and bring it into matches with Gawn. He was the best ruckman on the day with 27 hit outs while also kicking two goals amongst having 18 disposals and four clearances through the middle.
Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
The Blues captain is back in great form after a couple of slower weeks in the Blue's losses. He will be hoping the season now launches into something special after having 34 touches and kicking a goal from the midfield.
Christian Petracca (Melbourne)
Tiktoks number one AFL player once again showed his skills through the midfield and up forward against the Kangaroos. Amongst 35 touches Petracca kicked three important goals while setting up a couple of his teammates.
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