Port Adelaide captain Tom Jonas has been a major reason why his side sits atop the AFL table. Picture: portadelaidefc.com.au

Port Adelaide captain Tom Jonas has taken his game to a new level since taking the number one guernsey.

Last year, Port Adelaide opted to go against its traditional sole captaincy model and went with Tom Jonas and Ollie Wines as co-captains.

It was smashed by traditionalist supporters who thrive on seeing the number one lead their side out each and every week.

After a year of struggles with form and injury with both Wines and Jonas, Port returned to the sole captaincy model, with Jonas wearing the number one.

While it could have been a real tough pill to swallow for Wines, Jonas has excelled in the role since taking it up.

Aside from the loss to Brisbane where Port’s defence was torn to shreds, Jonas has lead the defence in style.

Port has conceded the second least score in 2020 behind Collingwood, while also scoring the most points.

Jonas’ composure and leadership in defence has been remarkable alongside his deep defensive partners Tom Clurey and Trent McKenzie.

He’s also come up big in massive moments for Port while games hung in the balance.

He was impressive late against GWS, while he remained composed against Carlton in the lead up to Robbie Gray’s match winner.

While also leading the team, it looks clear Port has leaders in every part of the ground, be it Jonas in defence, Travis Boak and Wines in the midfield and Charlie Dixon up forward.

Port’s win over Carlton was arguably Jonas’ best game for the club and definitely showed why he can not only be the general in defence, but the captain of a proud organisation in its 150th year.

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