THIS side almost always features just one ruckman, but Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy both demanded selection in the round nine Team of the Week, brought to you by AccorHotels.
Gawn was simply extraordinary for Melbourne. He couldn’t have done much more as West Coast overran the Demons in the final term last Friday.
Then for Collingwood, Grundy was utterly dominant in the second half to help the Pies power away from St Kilda.
Most teams don’t go with dual big men but when Gawn and Grundy play like that, it’s pretty tough to leave either out.
NINE THINGS WE LEARNED 2010 Flag-pie still has what it takes
Despite being 31, there’s no sign Shannon Hurn is slowing down and he looks on track to be the Virgin Australia All Australian captain. Another destined for that side is Tom Stewart, who has been in fine nick for Geelong. Dane Rampe kept Ben Brown quiet, while Brisbane backman Harris Andrews was the general in defence in a tight affair with Adelaide. Richmond pair Brandon Ellis and Bachar Houli offered plenty of drive as the Tigers defeated Hawthorn.
TOM STEWART THAT IS INSANE!
— AFL (@AFL) May 18, 2019