AFL workforce of the week: Spherical four

What a spherical of footy. Now that the fourth week of the 2019 AFL season is over, let’s look again on who the higher performers of the spherical have been. Again Pocket – James Sicily (Hawthorn) One in every of Hawthorn’s greatest on one other disappointing day for the membership, their second defeat regardless of main within the final quarter in as many weeks. Sicily chopped off a lot of St Kilda’s ahead 50 entries, ending with 28 disposals and 10 marks. Full Again – Dylan Grimes (Richmond) An outstanding efficiency in his first sport again from suspension. Taking up the damaging Robbie Grey, Grimes had the braveness to depart his man behind within the last quarter to both take an enormous seize or spoil the ball away. Completed with 17 touches, 13 of them contested which included six rebounds from defensive 50, whereas he hauled in 5 contested marks. Gave the impression to be in all places in a well-known win for the membership. Again Pocket – Callum Wilkie (St Kilda) After simply 4 AFL video games, Wilkie has already cemented a spot within the St Kilda backline because of his confidence and composure with ball in hand. The 22-year-old, who was taking part in for North Adelaide within the SANFL final season, had his greatest sport within the purple, white and black on Sunday in opposition to the Hawks, gathering 21 disposals, utilizing it at a lethal 90 per cent effectivity, whereas he took three marks and laid three tackles. Half Again – Shannon Hurn (West Coast) The premiership captain put his stamp on a relatively forgettable Western Derby, racking up 32 touches at 84 per cent, whereas he took eight grabs and laid three tackles. His efficiency was sufficient to safe a 3rd Glendinning-Allan Medal. (Picture by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Photos) Centre Half Again – Cale Hooker (Essendon) The defender-turned-forward returned again to his roots in his first sport of the season on Saturday and excelled, chopping off a lot of Brisbane’s ahead 50 entries. Helped himself to an enormous 13 marks, whereas he amassed 23 possessions at 82 per cent effectivity. Half Again – Shaun Atley (North Melbourne) One of the crucial-maligned gamers within the AFL put in arguably a career-best efficiency on Saturday evening because the Roos notched their first victory of the yr. Collected 22 disposals, used it at 95 per cent effectivity, whereas he hauled in eight grabs taking part in in a customary defensive function. His effort within the third quarter that noticed him break away from a Rory Sloane sort out and don’t-argue Lachie Murphy earlier than delivering the ball on a silver platter to Ben Brown is maybe the spotlight of the North Melbourne season thus far. Wing – Zach Merrett (Essendon) After a poor begin to the season that noticed him broadly criticised, Merrett’s kind has slowly been constructing over the previous fortnight earlier than he exploded with probably the greatest performances of his profession on Saturday. Had 35 touches, 15 of them contested, gained seven clearances, used it at a lethal 85 per cent effectivity, took 4 marks, laid six tackles and booted a aim in a dominant show from the Bombers. Centre – Seb Ross (St Kilda) Ross managed proceedings in opposition to an undermanned Hawthorn outfit on Sunday, choosing up 39 possessions, 13 of these contested, successful six clearances and kicking a aim. Surprisingly leads the AFL for operating bounces, displaying that he's choosing up the slack left by Jack Steven’s absence. Wing – Lachie Whitfield (Better Western Sydney) Was pivotal in a monumental win for his footy membership on Saturday, gathering 31 disposals at 83 per cent effectivity, taking 10 marks and laying three tackles. Looms as an enormous Brownlow Medal smokey. Half Ahead – Tom Phillips (Collingwood) The operating man was in all places on Friday evening in opposition to the Western Bulldogs, choosing up 29 touches, taking eight grabs and laying 5 tackles. Importantly, he was damaging offensively with two majors. Centre Half Ahead – Jeremy Cameron (Better Western Sydney) Seven days after he managed a seven aim haul from 30 disposals, Cameron was once more instrumental in an essential win for the Giants. Collected 15 possessions, hauled in eight marks and kicked three targets to keep up his lead within the Coleman Medal. (AAP Picture/Julian Smith) Half Ahead – Mitch Brown (Essendon) With the lack of Shaun McKernan to a hamstring harm, Brown was given a reprieve within the Essendon ahead line following his axing after a Spherical 2 defeat to the Saints. The previous Cat responded in an enormous approach in opposition to the previously-unbeaten Brisbane Lions, gathering 25 disposals, taking 11 grabs and booting three targets. Ahead Pocket – Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon) The most effective efficiency of the weekend must be reserved for the person they name ‘Walla’. The speedy Bomber was just too good for the Lions, gathering 20 touches, taking 10 grabs, laying three tackles and serving to himself to a career-high seven aim haul in a exceptional show. Arguably essentially the most thrilling participant within the competitors. Full Ahead – Tom Lynch (Richmond) Amazingly, since shifting from the off-Broadway Gold Coast Suns to Tigerland on centre stage, Lynch’s affect at Richmond has been barely understated thus far. His efficiency on Saturday in opposition to Port Adelaide couldn't be ignored, nonetheless, with the ex-Gold Coast skipper booting six targets within the absence of his associate in crime Jack Riewoldt. Didn’t get a lot of the ball, however actually made each contact rely. Just one aim off Jeremy Cameron within the Coleman Medal race. Ahead Pocket – Jack Lonie (St Kilda) Prompted complications for Hawthorn of their assembly late final yr with 4 targets, and as soon as once more he was in all places on Sunday. Had 17 touches, took 5 marks and booted three.5. If he was extra correct in entrance of the massive sticks, it might’ve been a monstrous sport. Ruck – Max Gawn (Melbourne) Extremely onerous to separate Gawn and Brodie Grundy for this place, however must go together with Max given the calibre of opponent he was taking part in in opposition to. Had 19 possessions, took 5 marks, gained six clearances and helped himself to 55 hitouts, giving his midfield first use and clearly beating Callum Sinclair. Ruck Rover – David Mundy (Fremantle) The Fremantle veteran turned again the clock with a monster efficiency within the Western Derby on Saturday evening. Received 10 clearances from his 36 disposals, a whopping 23 of them contested, whereas he laid 4 tackles and took 4 marks. It was essentially the most quantity of ball he’s had in practically three years. Rover – Lachie Neale (Brisbane) For a third-consecutive week, Neale racked up over 40 possessions, albeit in a dropping outfit this time. Was far-and-away his facet’s greatest participant, successful 22 contested disposals and eight clearances, taking seven marks and laying six tackles. (Picture by Chris Hyde/Getty Photos) Interchange – Patrick Cripps (Carlton) Nearly single-handedly dragged his facet over the road on Sunday afternoon at Metricon Stadium. The co-captain was big as soon as once more, gathering 30 touches, 19 of them contested, successful eight clearances, taking eight marks, laying 12 tackles and booting two targets, together with a significant late within the match to place the Blues in entrance. If anybody from the Blues deserves a win, it's Cripps. Interchange – Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs) The famous person from the Bulldogs was big on Friday evening, successful 36 possessions, 16 of them contested, whereas laying six tackles. Additionally had an affect at stoppages with eight clearances. Interchange – Touk Miller (Gold Coast) A tough-nosed efficiency from Miller, who was unfortunate to not be named captain of the membership on the eve of the season. Was instrumental in shut with 14 tackles, whereas he gained six clearances from his 31 disposals. Interchange – Matt de Boer (Better Western Sydney) Recent off a profitable job on Richmond champion Dustin Martin, de Boer had his sights on Geelong gun Tim Kelly within the Giants’ match-up with the unbeaten Cats at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday. The ex-Docker was once more excellent in his tagging function, maintaining Kelly to a career-low 9 disposals, whereas he racked up 15 possessions of his personal together with 5 tackles. Emergency – Brad Sheppard (West Coast) Went at an ideal 100 per cent effectivity from his 27 disposals on Saturday evening within the Western Derby. Additionally hauled in 14 grabs in a terrific efficiency. Would’ve been a worthy winner of the Glendinning-Allan Medal. Emergency – Tom Rockliff (Port Adelaide) Confirmed no indicators of the concussion he suffered final weekend, amassing a whopping 37 touches in opposition to Richmond on Saturday. Had 16 contested possessions, gained six clearances, took six marks and laid 5 tackles. Emergency – Brodie Grundy (Collingwood) His numbers from Friday evening in opposition to the Bulldogs are scary. 23 disposals, 18 of them contested, six clearances, 4 marks, eight tackles and 58 hitouts. Poor Tim English was by no means an opportunity. Emergency – Brandon Ellis (Richmond) Typically criticised by Richmond supporters, Ellis stood tall in an enormous win for his membership in opposition to the Energy. Received 28 disposals, used it nicely at 78 per cent effectivity, took 9 grabs and kicked a aim. On paper FB: James Sicily (Hawthorn), Dylan Grimes (Richmond), Callum Wilkie (St Kilda) HB: Shannon Hurn (West Coast), Cale Hooker (Essendon), Shaun Atley (North Melbourne) C: Zach Merrett (Essendon), Seb Ross (St Kilda), Lachie Whitfield (Better Western Sydney) HF: Tom Phillips (Collingwood), Jeremy Cameron (Better Western Sydney), Mitch Brown (Essendon) FF: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon), Tom Lynch (Richmond), Jack Lonie (St Kilda) R: Max Gawn (Melbourne), David Mundy (Fremantle), Lachie Neale (Brisbane) I/C: Patrick Cripps (Carlton), Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs), Touk Miller (Gold Coast), Matt De Boer (Better Western Sydney) EMG: Brad Sheppard (West Coast), Tom Rockliff (Port Adelaide), Brodie Grundy (Collingwood), Brandon Ellis (Richmond) By workforce Adelaide: Nil (zero) Brisbane: Neale (1) Carlton: Cripps (1) Collingwood: Phillips (1) Essendon: Hooker, Merrett, Brown, McDonald-Tipungwuti (four) Fremantle: Mundy (1) Geelong: Nil (zero) Gold Coast: Miller (1) Better Western Sydney: Whitfield, Cameron, de Boer (three) Hawthorn: Sicily (1) Melbourne: Gawn (1) North Melbourne: Atley (1) Port Adelaide: Nil (zero) Richmond: Grimes, Lynch (2) St Kilda: Wilkie, Ross, Lonie (three) Sydney: Nil (zero) West Coast: Hurn (1) Western Bulldogs: Bontempelli (1)