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AFL Media's Team of the Week: Round 17

AFL Media  July 17, 2018 10:14 AM

 - Brisbane Lions,Dayne Beams,Josh Walker

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Rory Laird was important for the Crows as he won plenty of the football. 

Phil Davis kept Jack Riewoldt quiet and was important for Greater Western Sydney, while Lachie Whitfield was important during the third term in a tight contest with Richmond.

Josh Walker was huge for Brisbane, who had three career-bests: 20 possessions, 13 contested possessions and 13 one-percenters, and was named amongst the team's best in its second win over Hawthorn this season.

Collingwood kept kicking the football to Jeremy McGovern and the West Coast backman kept marking it. For Fremantle, Luke Ryan's ball use stood out in a scrappy game.

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Right from the start against Geelong, Rory Sloane had an impact.

Pushing to make the AFL All Australian team is Dayne Beams. Beams collected 33 possessions against Hawthorn and polled the equal highest number of Coaches Votes for the match - the third week in a row that Beams has polled the most votes. 

West Coast Eagles' Jack Redden impressed. 

Max Gawn produced the best example of ruck craft I've seen this season against the Western Bulldogs, and Angus Brayshaw was a beneficiary. He'll have to step up to cover injured Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney, and it looks as though he can.

Callan Ward's performance for the Giants was spectacular. His leadership and influence were immense.

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Patrick Dangerfield was outstanding for the Cats.

It wasn't a great week for key forwards, so Jesse Hogan's four goals stood out. 

Tom Lynch booted the same number for Adelaide and once again played that connector role to perfection.

At Collingwood, Jordan De Goey is just so dangerous and is picking himself in the best 22.

A big game from North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell almost dragged the Roos over the line against Sydney, and Ben Brown's support up forward was solid.

Ben Ronke's numbers compare very well to fellow AFL Rising Star contender Jaidyn Stephenson.

The work rate of Jack Steven was excellent as St Kilda downed Carlton.

Similarly, Dyson Heppell's efforts and leadership in Essendon's victory over Gold Coast were significant.

For Patrick Cripps to do what he's been doing in a losing side, and often dealing with opposition attention, should win him extra plaudits.

At Fremantle, David Mundy was very good against Port Adelaide.