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Team of the Week: Round 17

Two Lions have been named in AFL Media's Round 17 best 22 after a 48-point win away at Adelaide Oval against the Power, which saw the Lions rise to third on the ladder. 

Jarryd Lyons  had an equal career high 36 disposals, to go with a game high 655 metres gained, an equal team high 17 contested possessions, nine clearances and a team high eight score involvements

Dayne Zorko was damanging, collecting 25 touches, laying five tackles and kicking three goals.

Here's a look at Round 17's best performers:

As a loose down back, Nic Newman helped the Blues engineer an upset over Sydney.

Keeping West Coast spearhead Josh Kennedy scoreless is no mean feat, but Magpies bargain buy Jordan Rougheadaccomplished that feat.

As he often is, Conor McKenna was scintillating from defence. 

Wayne Milera didn't really play half-back against Gold Coast but he has spent time there before and he carved Gold Coast up. 

Robbie Tarrant has been immense for North Melbourne and similarly, Bachar Houli continued what has been a fantastic season.

 

In wet conditions, Shai Bolton proved an important link player while Mitch Duncan was significant for Geelong.

As expected, Max Gawn had his way against the Western Bulldogs, but that didn't stop Dunkley from dominating.

Dangerfield and Cripps were also excellent.

The work ethic of Kane Lambert was huge for the Tigers.

It's amazing that Brody Mihocek has evolved from a VFL defender recruited at the end of 2017 to become a gun forward.

Yet another skipper impressed on the road in Dayne Zorko.

That match-winning goal from Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti was just about enough to see him make the 22, but he did plenty more as well. 

Ben Brown bagged six goals, as did Eddie Betts.

With Lachie Neale copping plenty of attention from Port Adelaide, Jarryd Lyons went under the radar and he took full advantage.

Hawthorn has a serious player on its hands in James Worpel.

Fyfe and Pendlebury were great, again.

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