AFL Team of the Week: Round 4

The Inner Sanctum's Team of the Week for round 4. Design: Will Cuckson

The Inner Sanctum has put together a team of the week, comprised of the best performing players from Round 4 of the 2022 AFL season.

Defenders are rewarded for their 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.

Brayden Maynard enjoyed his best performance of season 2022, with 22 disposals at 86 per cent efficiency, seven marks, and a goal. On Thursday night, Steven May was back to his best with nine marks and 11 rebound 50s in Melbourne’s win over the Power. Jeremy McGovern was influential in the Eagles’ win with 22 disposals at 91 per cent efficiency and eight marks.

Jayden Short continued his brilliant form with 35 disposals and a goal out of the Tigers backline on Saturday night. Mark Blicavs was everywhere with 22 disposals, eight tackles, and 20 hit-outs as Geelong defeated Brisbane. Jack Sinclair had a career-best game with 35 disposals in the Saints’ big win at the MCG.

Brad Hill had his best game in Saints colours against the Hawks with 23 disposals, nine marks and four goals. Will Brodie is enjoying life at Fremantle and showcased his potential with 37 disposals and five tackles as the Dockers beat the Giants. Isaac Smith wound back the clock with 29 disposals, ten marks, and a goal on Friday night.

Max Gawn had his best game of the season against an inexperienced Todd Marshall. Gawn had 25 disposals and 33 hit-outs in the win. Noah Anderson had a breakout game against Carlton with 35 disposals and a goal. Darcy Parish returned to his best in Sunday’s win against the Crows, collecting 38 disposals.

Shai Bolton brought the fireworks to the MCG on Saturday night with 20 disposals and two goals in the Tigers’ win. In his first game of the season, Taylor Walker showed why he is one of the best key forwards in the competition with four goals and nine score involvements. Bailey Smith continued his breakout year with 36 possessions in the Western Bulldogs’ loss to Richmond.

Max King continued his terrific form with four goals and 11 marks in St Kilda’s win against Hawthorn, placing him equal first in the Coleman Medal race. Tom Hawkins showed his class in Geelong’s win, kicking five goals. Jack Ziebell brought his kicking boots to the SCG, also kicking five goals in North Melbourne’s narrow loss to Sydney.

Jack Steele proved why he is one of the best midfielders in the competition with 33 disposals and 10 marks, getting back to his best. Heath Chapman enjoyed a breakout game with 24 possessions across halfback for the Dockers. Tom Lynch proved too strong for the Bulldogs’ defence to handle, kicking four majors. Jade Gresham was sensational in St Kilda’s trouncing of Hawthorn, collecting 20 disposals and booting four majors.

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