Tasmanian forwards Ben Brown and Jack Riewoldt might find themselves at the opposite ends of the AFL ladder, but individually have a lot in common after strong showings over the weekend.
They were key figures in North Melbourne’s heartbreaker against the Western Bulldogs and Richmond’s disposal of Brisbane in round four.
The results sees Richmond flying high with a 4-0 record near the top end of the ladder, while North are at 0-4 and their season in tatters.
Devonport’s Brown was outstanding in the air and finished with 4.1 to make it 10.5 for the season.
He took eight marks, had 14 possessions and had six score involvements with Fletcher Roberts one of his opponents.
Riewoldt’s numbers were similar, as he finished with 4.2 to up his season tally to 8.6.
He had 15 touches, took eight marks and had eight score involvements.
Riewoldt was matched up on Harris Andrews for the contest at the Gabba.
Teammate Toby Nankervis contributed with 17 hit-outs, 11 touches three marks, two clearances and 1.0.
Lauderdale’s Mitch Robinson was outstanding for the Lions playing in the midfield and up forward, finishing with a season best 29 disposals, 11 marks, four clearances, four tackles, 1.1 and three score involvements.
Burnie’s Brady Grey kicked an important goal late for Fremantle in their thriller over Melbourne, and finished with six touches and and laid seven tackles.
Lachie Weller, also of Burnie, put in one of the best performances of his short career.
He finished with 27 possessions, four marks, had one clearance, laid two tackles, kicked 0.1 and had six score involvements.
His brother Maverick had an impact in St Kilda’s win over Collingwood, with 20 touches at 80 per cent disposal efficiency, four marks, seven tackles and five score involvements.
Teammate Jimmy Webster, from Glenorchy, had 25 touches at a disposal efficiency rate of 92 per cent, six marks, five tackles and four score involvements.
Jeremy Howe, from Dodges Ferry, was outstanding for the Pies in defence, with 21 touches at 81 per cent disposal efficiency, eight intercepts, 10 marks [four intercept marks] and three score involvements.
North Hobart’s Henry Schade collected 14 touches, took four marks and kicked 1.0.
Hobart’s Aaron Hall had 29 touches, five marks, four tackles and eight score involvements for Gold Coast against Carlton.
Teammate Kade Kolodjashnij, from Launceston, had 21 touches, took eight marks and had four score involvements.
Clarence’s Josh Green had 12 touches, kicked 0.2 and had five score involvements in Essendon’s loss to Adelaide.
Jackson Thurlow, from Launceston, had 15 touches, took three marks and kicked 1.0 in Geelong’s win over Hawthorn.
Burnie’s Robbie Fox had 11 touches, laid five tackles and four score involvements in Sydney’s loss to West Coast.