Bupa TSL Round 19 Back of the Week
Round 19 saw three big results as teams continue to jostle for spots within the top five.
We want to know who you considered to be the key figures in these results as we run through the standout defenders, midfielders and forwards of the round.
We now look at the defensive end of the ground, where two key defenders played crucial roles in stingy defensive efforts.
Josh Grant (Glenorchy)
As part of one of the competition’s best defensive quartets alongside Harrison Gunther, Josh Arnold and Daniel Joseph, Josh Grant’s stellar 2018 campaign went from strength to strength at the Twin Ovals.
Resolute in his defensive efforts, Grant was an architect of many offensive plays out of the back half, all the while keeping an ever-dangerous and mobile Tigers forward line at bay.
One of the competition’s more underrated defenders, Grant’s stocks continue to rise with finals on the horizon.
Zach Burt (Launceston)
After being used as both a key defender and key forward for much of last season and early 2018, Zach Burt looks to have settled as a rock in the North Launceston defence.
Again playing a key role in a stingy defensive effort, Burt patrolled the back half magnificently against the Demons to ensure nothing came easily for the hosts.
Still with 29 goals to his name for the season despite spending much of it as a key defender, Burt looms as an important card up the Bombers’ sleeve heading into September.