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AFL Media's Team of the Week: Round 16

AFL Media  July 10, 2018 1:30 PM

 - Brisbane Lions

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Young backman Tom Doedee has been consistent for Adelaide and he put in a career-best performance against Richmond. 

Dylan Grimes was terrific for the opposition though, shutting down Taylor Walker and providing important speed.

Sydney's best in its loss to Geelong was probably Jake Lloyd, who is really consistent.

One who could go around again is Scott Thompson – there's no reason North Melbourne shouldn't sign him up again.

In Brisbane's big win over Carlton, Daniel Rich won plenty of the football across half-back and was efficient as well.

At West Coast, Shannon Hurn might be leading the best and fairest.

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Challenging Hurn as the Eagles' club champion will be Andrew Gaff, who keeps adding value to his contract.

It was not at all surprising to see Joel Selwood drag Geelong over the line in a big game, this time against Sydney.

A midfield move for Steven Motlop has worked and he produced his best game for Port Adelaide. 

Max Gawn is dominating in the ruck.

Dayne Beams' past six weeks have been as good as anyone. Against the Blues, Beams wracked up 40 disposals and was a large contributor towards the Lions' 65-point win at the Gabba.

His former teammate, Scott Pendlebury, sensed the moment and elevated himself in the final quarter as the Pies beat Essendon.

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I was surprised the Crows gave Dustin Martin so much space since he won the Norm Smith in last year's Grand Final and kicked a bag of five against them earlier this year. He was back to his best last Friday.

One who goes a little underrated is Eric Hipwood.

At just 20 years of age, Hipwood's pressure up forward has been impressive in recent weeks. In only his 45th game, he booted a career-best six goals.

There's been much buzz around Carlton's Charlie Curnow ahead of their clash with the Lions but young Hipwood's career stacks up very well with the Blue's.

Essendon would be rapt with Devon Smith, while for Magpies, Jordan De Goey followed his skipper in lifting when it mattered.

Meanwhile, Luke Breust and Shane Edwards were outstanding for the Hawks and Tigers respectively.

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When Mitch Duncan plays well, so does Geelong, and he joined Selwood in helping the Cats over the line.

Best on ground for the Demons was Clayton Oliver, while Isaac Smith provided his usual run and carry for Hawthorn.

Two ruckman have been named this week, Brodie Grundy was so good on such a big stage for Collingwood, and the All Australian selectors should seriously consider having he and Gawn in the same side.

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