The brilliant campaign of Lauderdale's Mitch Robinson continued in the unusual (for him) football environment of Ballarat on Saturday.
The hard-at-it Lion was again one of his side's finest as Brisbane fell to the Western Bulldogs, combining his ability to be a force in the middle with the extra element for 2019 of hitting the scoreboard more often, which has made him a more-rounded player and further increased his importance to Chris Fagan's Brisbane line-up.
Against the Bulldogs, Robinson had 16 touches (with 11 uncontested), took five marks, laid an incredible 11 tackles and kicked 3.0 and had one goal assist.
The 29-year-old is averaging career-best numbers of 21.2 touches, 4.9 marks and 5.5 tackles a game, and has kicked 8.4 for the season, just three less than his entire 2018 season.
The round started with Tasmania's Sydney duo putting in their best performances of the season as the Swans snuck home against Essendon at the SCG.
Spending plenty of time forward, Burnie's Robbie Fox collected 16 possessions, took two marks and laid seven tackles, as well as kicking 1.1 and having one goal assist, in what was his second outing for the year after starting the year in the NEAFL.
At the other end of the ground, Launceston's Jackson Thurlow did some very nice things from a half-back flank, also collecting 16 possessions with 12 of his uncontested.
Thurlow also had three marks, five rebound 50s and one inside 50, and like Fox had a goal assist.
For the Bombers, Launceston's Thomas Bellchambers was shaded by Callum Sinclair in the ruck (34 hit-outs to 30), while the Tasmanian also had 13 possessions, one mark, four clearances, four tackles and 1.0.
Fox and Thurlow will now in preparation mode for a potential rare AFL outing at home, with Sydney to play North Melbourne at Hobart's Blundstone Arena on Saturday night.
The home side for that encounter will also likely have just the two Tasmanians in its line-up (pending a recall of Aaron Hall) in Tarryn Thomas and Ben Brown.
Both that duo will hit their home state in good touch, with North Launceston's Thomas preparing for his first AFL outing at "home" in the best form of his short-career.
After starting the loss to Geelong across half-forward, Thomas had 17 possessions (10 uncontested and at 82.4 per cent disposal efficiency), one mark, five tackles and 1.0.
Brown, from Devonport, had a rare good day out against the Cats, kicking 5.0, including three in the third term as the Roos attempted what would eventually be an unsuccessful comeback.
He also had 11 possessions, took eight marks and laid two tackles, with Mark Blicavs his direct opponent.
His biggest haul of the year has seen him move up to second on the Coleman Medal table with 21.11, behind Greater Western Sydney's Jeremy Cameron, who has 30.20 after being held goal-less against Hawthorn.
Launceston's Jake Kolodjashnij was solid in defence for the Cats with 11 possessions, three marks and also drifted forward to kick 0.1
At the MCG on Saturday, Jeremy Howe and Brody Mihocek were both influential as Collingwood broke Carlton hearts.
Starting on Jack Silvagni, Howe was able to have a controlling influence from defence with 18 possessions at 83.3 per cent disposal efficiency, with seven marks and three rebound 50s.
While he only kicked 1.0, Mihocek was busy in attack with 15 possessions, seven marks and four tackles.
On the Gold Coast, Burnie's Lachie Weller made his return from a hamstring injury in the Suns' heartbreaker against Melbourne.
Weller was outstanding with 23 touches (12 uncontested), four marks, two clearances, nine rebound 50s, seven tackles and one inside 50 from defence.
For the Demons, Jay Lockhart's bright start to AFL life continued with a good game in attack.
Lockhart, a week after his heroics in the Demons' thrilling win over Hawthorn, collected 19 possessions and took a career-high nine marks, laid four tackles and kicked 1.1.
Lauderdale's Hugh Greenwood was a big part of Adelaide's Showdown win over Port Adelaide on Saturday night.
Playing both up forward and then in the midfield, the ex-basketballer had 22 touches, with 19 contested, eight clearances, two marks (one of which was a huge grab in the fourth quarter), seven tackles and 1.0.
After escaping serious injury after hurting his hand the previous week against Greater Western Sydney, Glenorchy's Jimmy Webster lined-up for St Kilda in its loss to West Coast.
The running defender finished with 18 possessions at 83.3 per cent disposal efficiency, four marks, four rebound 50s and two tackles.
The round finished with Alex Pearce playing his 50th game for Fremantle, but it was a tough outing for the Ulverstone product as Tom Lynch rediscovered some of his best form for the Tigers.
Lynch took eight marks (six contested) and kicked 2.2, while Pearce had just five touches, took one mark and laid two tackles.
But it wasn't as bad of an afternoon as George Town's Toby Nankervis had, with the Richmond ruckman hurting his groin in the first quarter and was shelved before half-time.
He had eight hit-outs, eight possessions and two tackles and late on Monday was ruled out for next 6-8 weeks due to the injury.