The Inner Sanctum's Team of the Week for Round 11. Design: Will Cuckson

The Inner Sanctum has put together a team of the week, comprised of the best performing players from Round 11 of the 2022 AFL season.

The Inner Sanctum has put together a team of the week, comprised of the best performing players from Round 11 of the 2022 AFL season.

Defenders are rewarded for defensive play, midfielders receive accolades for their dominance, while forwards receive a shout-out for hitting the scoreboard and applying pressure.

You can read last week’s team here.

Geelong youngster Sam De Koning had a breakout game against the Crows, culminating in a Rising Star nomination. De Koning had 19 disposals at 90 per cent disposal efficiency and took nine marks. Alex Keath was everywhere in the Bulldogs’ domination of the Eagles on Saturday night. Keath took five marks and even kicked two goals. Needing to be composed against Melbourne’s relentless forward line, Fremantle defender Luke Ryan rose to the occasion. Ryan had 29 disposals at 100 per cent efficiency, 14 marks and 10 rebound 50s.

St Kilda’s Jack Sinclair continued his stellar season as he continues his push for All-Australian selection. Sinclair had 32 disposals, 10 marks and seven inside 50s in the win over North Melbourne. Tom Stewart stood strong for Geelong against Adelaide on Saturday, intercepting everything that came his way. Stewart had 40 disposals at 85 per cent efficiency, 16 marks and 10 rebound 50s. John Noble had arguably his best game in Magpies colours with 21 disposals at 95 per cent efficiency, nine marks, and six score involvements.

Bradley Hill continued his fantastic form in the win over North Melbourne on Sunday afternoon. Hill had 33 disposals, nine marks, and kicked a goal. Despite the loss to Collingwood, Sam Walsh did everything he could to drag his side over the line. Walsh had 35 disposals, seven inside 50s, and also kicked a goal. Brandon Ellis had his best game of the season on Saturday night with 24 disposals, eight marks, and two goals.

After two weeks of not being selected, Reilly O’Brien put together a massive performance for Adelaide on Saturday afternoon. O’Brien had 47 hit outs, 28 disposals, and nine clearances, despite the defeat to Geelong. Brisbane star midfielder Lachie Neale was at his best yet again with 39 disposals, nine clearances, and two goals. Gun Bulldogs midfielder Josh Dunkley was fantastic for his side, picking up 25 disposals, 12 marks, 12 score involvements, and two goals in the triple-figure win.

Adam Treloar was at his best once again for the Bulldogs in the win over West Coast, finding plenty of the football. Treloar had 35 disposals, nine score involvements, and kicked a goal. Superstar Swan Lance Franklin was the match-winner on Friday night with a five-goal display. Jade Gresham played very well yet again for St Kilda on Sunday and deserves to be in All-Australian calculations for his efforts so far this season. Gresham gathered 30 disposals, seven clearances and also booted two goals.

Fremantle small forward Lachie Schultz continues to have his best season in Fremantle colours, and Saturday was no exception. Schultz finished with 18 disposals, four goals, and seven score involvements as Fremantle recorded a shock win over Melbourne. Rory Lobb had arguably his best game at AFL level for the Dockers with three goals, nine marks, and eight score involvements. Star Bulldog forward Aaron Naughton electrified Optus Stadium on Saturday night. Naughton kicked four goals from his 11 disposals.

Michael Frederick lit up the MCG with his outstanding skills against the Demons on Saturday night. Frederick had 17 disposals, including a brilliant 11 score involvements, and kicked two goals in Fremantle’s win. Despite the disappointing loss to Port Adelaide, Nic Martin once again stood up well for the Bombers. Martin had 25 disposals, 12 marks, 10 score involvements, and kicked a goal in the Bombers’ victory. Sydney midfielder Chad Warner had 27 disposals, nine inside 50s and seven score involvements in the Swans’ tight comeback win over the Tigers on Friday night. Josh Daicos was excellent for Collingwood in its win over Carlton on Sunday with 23 disposals, 10 marks and six score involvements.

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