AFL 2017: Aaron Hall shines brightly for the Gold Coast Suns in loss to Port Adelaide in China

HELLO: Sam Powell-Pepper and Aaron Hall get know each other during Port Adelaide's win over Gold Coast on Sunday. Picture: Getty Images
HELLO: Sam Powell-Pepper and Aaron Hall get know each other during Port Adelaide's win over Gold Coast on Sunday. Picture: Getty Images

Aaron Hall created his own little quirky place in AFL history on Sunday.

He now owns the record for the most disposals by a player in a match for premiership points in China.

The Gold Coast midfielder from Hobart continued a fine season, a year which has seen him return to his best of late 2015/early 2016, as the shining light on the dark day for the Suns.

Hall finished with a season-best 37 disposals [10 contested] at 62 per cent disposal efficiency, four marks, four clearances, eight tackles, 0.1 and three score involvements against Port Adelaide at Jiangwan Sports Stadium in Shanghai.

The 26-year-old is averaging is 26.6 touches, five marks and 4.1 tackles a game this season.

Teammate Kade Kolodjashnij, from Launceston, was also handy against the Power, with 26 touches [23 uncontested] at 85 per cent disposal efficiency, nine marks, seven tackles and three score involvements.

Meanwhile back in Australia, Clarence’s Jack Riewoldt had an interesting afternoon as Fremantle broke Richmond hearts.

Riewoldt kicked two of his three majors for the day as the Tigers got back into the contest.

That came after he gave away a free kick on the three-quarter time buzzer which saw a Josh Caddy goal disallowed, which proved costly in a match which was decided by a David Mundy shot after the siren.

Riewoldt finished with 3.2 and nine score involvements from 12 touches and four marks.

George Town’s Toby Nankervis returned to the Tigers’ line-up and was solid against Aaron Sandilands with 20 hit-outs, 15 touches, six marks and six score involvements.

Burnie’s Brady Grey kicked 0.2 and had five score involvements from 10 touches and three marks with six tackles, while Lachie Weller, also Burnie, collected 15 touches for Fremantle.

Also on Sunday, Devonport’s Ben Brown had a quiet one against the Swans, kicking 2.0 and having seven score involvements from just seven touches in North Melbourne’s loss.

At the MCG on Saturday, Clarence’s Josh Green was lively for Essendon in their defeat of Geelong, kicking 2.0 and having five score involvements from nine touches, two marks and three tackles.

He had Launceston’s Jake Kolodjashnij, who had 10 touches and took three marks, as an opponent at times.

Dodges Ferry’s Jeremy Howe was strong in defence for Collingwood against Greater Western Sydney with 26 touches at 85 per cent disposal efficiency and seven marks.

North Hobart’s Henry Schade had 16 touches and took four marks  on Jeremy Cameron and Rory Lobb.

Burnie’s Maverick Weller had 15 touches and took four marks against Carlton for St Kilda, but it was a tougher afternoon for Glenorchy’s Jimmy Webster broke his right hand in the first quarter.

Ryan Harwood, also of Glenorchy, had 16 touches, took five marks and laid five tackles for Brisbane against Hawthorn in Launceston.