AFL 2023: Round Eight Team Of The Week

Some big changes in the team of the week after some clear stand out performances.

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 Eight.

Full Backs

Nic Newman (Carlton)

It might have been in the losing side but Newman continued to show his skills in the backline under heavy attack from the Brisbane forwards. He had 19 touches from the backline along with six marks and three tackles.

Zach Guthrie (Geelong)

There is hardly a position on the field that Guthrie can't dominate at, this week though it was at full-back, or at least he was initially listed there. In the backline, he had 18 touches with three tackles while getting a couple of clearances.

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Luke Ryan (Fremantle)

Luke Ryan isn't just one of the most underrated players in the AFL but is also one of the best defenders in the game. From the backline, he had 27 touches, nine marks with 476 metres gained in the big win for the Hawks.

Half Backs

Dan Houston (Port Adelaide)

The Port v Essendon match was the best of the week going down to the very last minute. It wouldn't have even been close with Houston's run from the backline which saw him have 25 touches, a goal assist and a clearance while running up 635 metres gained.

Callum Wilkie (St Kilda)

The defensive gameplan of the Saints has been extremely effective this season keeping them in the top four with another win this weekend. Wilkie has been the backbone and was again against North with 28 touches, and nine marks to gain 372 metres.

Nick Daicos (Collingwood)

He runs off the half-back line racking up touches every week and gaining Brownlow votes. His disposals may have gone down this week with 25 but his impact has not. There was more defensive effort this week with five tackles while also setting up a teammate with a goal assist.

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Noah Anderson (Gold Coast)

The Gold Coast almost got the job done this week at home against the Demons and it wasn't through a lack of effort. Especially from Anderson with the midfielder having 37 touches with 10 clearances to go along with a goal and another three assists.

Tom Green (GWS)

The Giants couldn't quite get over the line against the Dogs in Canberra but there would be no reason to blame Tom Green. He didn't just put together 38 touches with eight clearances but went up forward to kick another three goals.

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Shai Bolton (Richmond)

The Richmond dynasty may be over but the man to lead them forward Shai Bolton had a great match across the midfield and up forward. He had 31 touches to go along with three goals as well as setting up two goal assists for his teammates.

Half Forwards

Charlie Cameron (Brisbane)

The small forward has had a great few weeks starting with seven goals against the Giants and now moving on to four goals against the Blues. Amongst the goals, he had 12 other disposals as well as assisting a couple of other teammates.

Taylor Walker (Adelaide)

It's a big man-packed forward line and Taylor Walker is the obvious leader in the space. He had a much more efficient game than Cameron using his seven touches for four scoring shots, three goals and a couple of marks.

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Jeremy Cameron (Geelong)

He's again leading the Coleman medal by himself and is on track for a 70+ goal season. This week it was another three goals for Geelong up forward while moving further up the ground for 15 touches and 452 metres gained.

Full Forwards

Zac Butters (Port Adelaide)

The small men at Port Adelaide continue to dominate through the middle and up forward. Butter didn't get on the scoreboard this week but did have 28 touches, took five marks, laid six tackles and had six clearances to gain more than 600 metres.

Brody Mihochek (Collingwood)

One of the most underrated forwards leads the full forward line this week after kicking a bag of five against a strong Swans defence. Mihocek was extremely efficient having just 10 touches for his five goals.

Josh Dunkley (Brisbane)

It was a great match for the AFL Fantasy fans with the youngster putting together 172 points in the win over the Blues. Amongst 33 touches he laid 13 massive tackles and had six clearances for 555 metres gained.

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Tim English (Western Bulldogs)

The big man was dominant through the middle this weekend for the Dogs against the Giants. He had 40 hit outs compared to the 28 from his main opposition. With the ball in hand, English also had 23 touches and took 10 marks.

Christian Petracca (Melbourne)

The new king of cooking TikTok continues to have great performances in the middle for the Demons. He had 26 touches through the middle while going up forward to kick a goal of his own. Perhaps most impressive were eight clearances and two goal assists.

Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)

The Bont was the best on the field in Canberra over the weekend having 32 touches in the Dog's key win. His side has now snuck back into the top eight after Bont had 14 clearances to go along with a goal of his own.

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