AARON Cornelius knows how important 2013 is for his football future.
The Glenorchy forward, who has just 22 games to his name since his debut in 2009, came into this preseason without a secure place in the Brisbane line-up.
He wants it to be as his side's second or third forward and a week after a five-goal haul against Greater Western Sydney, the 22-year-old was at it again on Saturday, kicking the first three goals in the NAB Cup win over Collingwood.
While he didn't affect the scoreboard after that point, he remained a constant threat despite the close marking of Adam Oxley and Jack Frost.
Clarence's Josh Green was also lively in attack for the Lions, kicking 1.2 from 12 touches on Marley Williams.
At Aurora Stadium on Saturday, Jack Riewoldt was Richmond's hero with his after-the-siren major that got the points against Hawthorn.
Riewoldt, who had Josh Gibson as an opponent, finished with 3.1 and six marks from 10 touches.
Beauty Point's Sam Lonergan played his first game for the Tigers after recovering from post-season ankle surgery.
The former Launceston midfielder had seven touches and laid four tackles before being subbed off at half-time.
Devonport's Grant Birchall was also playing his first game of the year and the Hawks defender had 16 touches, laid three tackles and took six marks despite the attention of Matt White.
One of the few positives to come out of Greater Western Sydney's crushing loss to Essendon was the performance of Tim Mohr.
The Launceston defender had 14 possessions and took six marks playing on a variety of opponents, including fellow Launcestonian Thomas Bellchambers.
The Bombers' ruckman was outstanding with 24 hit-outs, 18 possessions, five marks and 1.1 against veteran Dean Brogan and Setanta O'hAilpin.
Lauderdale's Mitch Robinson wasn't at his best against Adelaide, but still collected 13 touches, laid four tackles and kicked 2.0.
Aaron Joseph, who played on fellow Tasmanian Ian Callinan and Graeme Johncock, had four touches before being subbed off in the third term.
Callinan's night ended early due to a knee injury.
Wynyard defender Colin Garland was among Melbourne's best against St Kilda with 16 touches and five marks, while Jeremy Howe finished with 10 touches, four marks and 0.1.
Glenorchy's Jimmy Webster did not make the final side for the Saints.
At Blacktown on Saturday, Launceston's Jesse Lonergan collected 10 touches against Sydney.
Hobart's Aaron Hall had six touches, while Burnie's Maverick Weller had seven.
Jackson Thurlow, of Launceston, finished with nine touches for Geelong against North.
Derby's Jesse Crichton did not make the final Fremantle team that thrashed the Western Bulldogs.