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AFL Team of the Year: 18 from 18

AFL team of the year

 

 

Each of the 18 AFL teams  have one representative from their club to fill the 18 positions on an AFL ground. Players are represented based on how well they have played in 2015 and what positions are available.

Full Back Line:

GWS: Heath Shaw had an outstanding year in his second season at the Giants, winning their best and fairest. He averaged 23 disposals playing in the back line.

Melbourne: Tom Mcdonald was rock solid keeping the likes of Lance Franklin goalless.

Gold Coast: Steven May held his own for the Suns, he continually kept key forwards to little impact using his body and punching ability to reduce the impact of opposition forwards.

Half Back Line:

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Western Bulldogs Robert Murphy, the new bulldogs captain, used his run and drive off half back continuously as he got the ball inside 50 on many occasions.

 Richmond: Regarded as one of the best defenders in the league, Alex Rance shot up to another level this season as he repeatedly push off forwards and tore the game apart.

Brisbane: Mitch Robinson made the most of his second chance at AFL winning the Brisbane best and fairest with his repeated efforts at the contests and high tackle numbers.

Wings:

Carlton: Tom Bell turned his game to the next level this year, breaking through packs and finding teams mates when other players couldn’t.

St Kilda: David Armitage surprised the competition early this year averaging 28.4 disposal and turning himself into an elite midfielder.

Half Forward Line

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Sydney: Although Dan Hannebery plays more in the midfield it was too hard to fit this talented Swan out of the team as he achieved 700 disposals just this season. He even could go close to winning the brownlow.

West Coast: Josh Kennedy smashed the Coleman medal opposition kicking 78 goals in the 2015 season. His consistent tallies of 4+ goal games meant he was a lock for this team.

Hawthorn: Like Dan Hannebery, it was hard to leave Sam Mitchell out of this team. Dispute reaching towards the end of his career, Sam achieved 639 disposals and is still a massive part of the Hawthorn midfield.

Full Forward Line

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Adelaide: Eddie Betts had by far his best year as he kicked 63 goals and came second in the Coleman medal as a small forward.

Essendon: Cale Hooker moved to the forward line this year and despite not being a natural forward he still kicked the second most amount of goals Bombers and won their best and fairest.

Port Adelaide: Chad Wingard moved himself into the elite small forward role this season kicking 53 goals and coming 7th in the Coleman medal tally.

Midfield:

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Geelong: Mark Blicavs changed the role of midfielders and the term ‘third man up’ as he racked up 343 hitouts and could play in any position on the ground.

North Melbourne: Todd Goldstein was by far the best Ruckman this season getting over 900 hitouts and breaking the record for most hitouts in a season.

Collingwood: Scott Pendlebury continues to stand up for Collingwood as averaged 28.9 disposals per game.

Fremantle: Nat Fyfe is shaping the modern midfield role was his ability to get through packs and take high flying marks. Nat averaged 29 disposals a game this season. 

 

 

 

 

 

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