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 Two.
Nick Haynes (GWS)
It's not easy to have big possession games from the backline but with Charlie Cameron dominating in the forward half and Brisbane getting the ball forward there was plenty of opportunity for Haynes. He had 27 touches from the back; one including seven marks and three clearances out of the backline.
Darcy Moore (Collingwood)
What a final quarter of football we saw by Collingwood to win the massive ANZAC Day match. It's their captain sitting at full-back in this side after an excellent performance that saw him have 17 touches with seven marks in the backline. His defensive work kept the Pies close to being able to launch in those final moments.
Lachie Weller (Gold Coast)
He was clearly the best on the field for the Gold Coast as they got a massive win over the Kangaroos, a very much-needed win in another tough year for the Queenslanders. Weller had 28 touches from the backline while taking 14 marks to gain 569 metres for the Suns.
Mitch McGovern (Carlton)
The match between the Saints and Blues was hugely anticipated going into this weekend and it didn't disappoint and neither did McGovern. He had 16 touches from the backline while running the ball up with 10 kicks, six marks three tackles and a clearance while also setting up his teammates on one occasion.
Luke Ryan (Fremantle)
A 49-point loss may have been a bad result for the Dockers but Luke Ryan continues to show his skills on Thursday as the backman put his hand up for an All-Australian spot. With 30 touches, 25 kicks and 10 marks to get 619 metres he was simply incredible both running and kicking off the backline.
Nick Daicos (Collingwood)
He might only be 20 years old but Daicos is clearly one of the best players in the sport at the moment and is likely leading the Brownlow Medal through six rounds. On the weekend he had 40 touches kicked a couple of goals and had two clearances to take home the ANZAC Day medal and keep the family legacy going.
Jack Viney (Melbourne)
It's certainly been a while since Viney got into a team like this but his results over the weekend were undeniable. 30 touches and a goal along with six marks and most importantly five clearances all added to 318 metres gained for the midfielder along with a goal assist.
Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)
The slow start for Geelong is certainly over as is the hibernation that the Cats’ captain seemed to be under. He had 31 touches on the weekend to go along with a goal and seven clearances when bursting through packs in the midfield.
Mitch Ownes (St Kilda)
The young gun is setting the Ross Lyon-led Saints alight with his speed, strength and simply his ability to get the ball. Owens kicked a couple of goals, with 16 disposals to go with four hit outs while chopping out in the ruck.
Charlie Cameron (Brisbane)
It was a relatively warm Canberra night, that being more than 10 degrees in the capital. Still very cold for Brisbane but it didn't slow Cameron down who kicked seven of his own while setting up another—a majestic performance by one of the most exciting players in the competition.
Ben King (Gold Coast)
He could easily be coming to Victoria at the end of the year but for now, he's tearing it up on the Gold Coast with that big booming kick. It was a simple match for King, he had seven kicks, kicked five goals and had just three other disposals, clean and efficient numbers.
Jeremy Finlayson (Port Adelaide)
It's been a great month of footy for Finlayson on the field while he's having a tough time off of it. Another five goals to the champion forward that is really stepping into the Charlie Dixon role as the key forward well. A few hit outs and clearances certainly didn't hurt his case.
Connor Rozee (Port Adelaide)
If he's not Port Adelaide's best player at the moment it won't be far away for Rozee. He's named in the forward line this week after kicking two goals as part of a 29-disposal match that also had three clearances for 714 metres gained.
Jeremy Cameron (Geelong)
There is always at least one Geelong forward in the team of the week and this time it's once again Jeremy Cameron. While Tom Hawkins also kicked five goals it was the 17 disposals and six marks that gives Cameron the nod over the other big man.
Taylor Walker (Adelaide)
It was a tight win for the Crows over the Hawks in Melbourne over the weekend and the veteran was again the difference between the sides. Walker kicked four goals up forward while moving up to the wing on occasion to have 20 touches with two clearances.
Tim English (Western Bulldogs)
Sean Darcy is a very good ruckman for the Dockers and while he had almost 20 more hitouts than English, the Dogs big man had a massive impact all across the field. English kicked a goal while up forward along with laying seven tackles and providing three more clearances.
Christian Petracca (Melbourne)
He might be all over your for you page on Tiktok but he was also all over Richmond on the weekend with 26 touches through the middle. The impact though was in the forward half where he had three goal assists to go with more than 600 metres gained.
Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
The Bont was back to his best this weekend standing up in the big moments and getting the Dogs over the line in a key match. With two goals along with 31 touches and eight clearances, he was the easiest player to select in the side this weekend.
Tim Toranto (Richmond), Jordan De Goey (Collingwood), Adam Cerra (Carlton), Josh Kelly (GWS).
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