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Team of the Week: Round 12

Joel Hamling has helped fill the hole left by Fremantle full-back Luke McPharlin while Nathan Wilson was also very good in the Dockers' win over Adelaide.

For Brisbane, Harris Andrews was huge as the Lions lost to Essendon, and has had a very good year.

The Lions' vice-captain was clearly the best player afield, finishing with 24 touches, including 12 marks, six of them contested, in an almost perfect full-back's game.

He goes underrated up at the Lions until recent weeks.

For the Power, Darcy Byrne-Jones doesn't receive the credit he deserves.

Geelong backman Mark Blicavs nullified North Melbourne's Ben Brown while Lachie Whitfield was classy in the back half for Greater Western Sydney.

The only thing that let Pies midfielder Steele Sidebottom down was his finishing, but it was otherwise a terrific game from him.

Port Adelaide brute Ollie Wines was huge in the victory against Richmond.

A couple of absolute jets old and young in Geelong superstar Gary Ablett and classy Giants onballer Josh Kelly were outstanding at the weekend.

Another who excelled for GWS was Callan Ward, while in the ruck, I had to reward Callum Sinclair.

A Brownlow Medal could be around the neck of Sydney gun Isaac Heeney one day. 

Mason Cox was exceptional for the Magpies, as was Jordan De Goey.

He is as close a player to Dustin Martin as there is in the game. There wasn't a lot of opposition for Jeremy Cameron to deal with on his way to booting six goals.

Melbourne forward Tom McDonald finished with the same total and continued his exceptional season.

There isn't a forward clunking the football better than him at the moment. 

Tom Hawkins was great playing higher up the ground for Geelong – it was one of the best performances I've seen from him.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs