Ruby Schleicher handballing against Adelaide. (Photo: Collingwood FC)

Round 9 of the AFLW competition saw Collingwood's Ruby Schleicher come out as top scorer for AFLW Fantasy, with just one round left to play for coaches vying for a top 100 spot.

There was plenty for coaches to think about coming into the second last round of the year, with some injuries to cover.

Then on Saturday, some of the competition’s biggest names were ruled out before the Fremantle and Melbourne game, throwing an extra bit of chaos into the mix. 

Player of the Round:

Ruby Schleicher 

Schleicher has been a pillar in defence for Collingwood this season, and after a big day out in Adelaide, she has the highest score for the week.

She collected 31 disposals, which was her highest for the season, along with 10 marks and five tackles. Her score of 128 for the week is 52 points above her next best score of the year of 76. 

Ashleigh Riddell: North Melbourne, 117

Hayley Miller: Fremantle, 108

Daisy Pearce: Melbourne, 102

Emma Swanson: West Coast, 102

Sarah Hosking: Richmond, 100

Tilly Lucas-Rodd: St Kilda, 98

Lily Mithen: Melbourne, 91

Monique Conti: Richmond, 88 

Gabriella Pound: Carlton, 88

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Rookie of the Week:

In what was an otherwise disappointing night for Fremantle fans in its loss to Melbourne, Dana East had her best performance of the year.

East’s game consisted of 18 touches and an impressive seven tackles which gave her a score of 76. This game also saw her take out one of the NAB Rising Star nominations for the round. 

Lowest Breakevens: 

These are the breakevens of players that scored in the previous round.

Sarah Wielstra: Fremantle, 5

Rachel Kearns: Geelong, 6

Alyssa Bannan: Melbourne, 13

Round 10:

Sadly it is the last week of the competition, but that means there shouldn’t be too much stress when it comes to making trades this week.

Hopefully for coaches, it is all about maintaining a good position or trying to crack into the top 100 of the competition if you are lucky to be there.

If you happen to still have a rookie on your field and you have some cash left in the bank, try and trade them out if they aren’t scoring well. This week is all about ending the season on a high note!

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