Bupa TSL Round 19 Midfielder 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 start by looking at the midfield, where one of the competition’s established guns and an emerging star delivered arguably best on ground performances.
Rhys Mott (Glenorchy)
Glenorchy ball magnet Rhys Mott was at his brilliant best at the Twin Ovals, appearing to find more of the football than any other player on the ground.
With exquisite skills and a knack for finding the ball, Mott has received close attention from taggers throughout the season, but looks to be up to the task considering his form across the past fortnight.
Mott hit the scoreboard on Saturday, booting a goal in both the second and third term to help the Magpies keep their foot on the accelerator and deliver a ruthless victory.
An exceptional decision maker with a laser-like boot, Mott has reminded everyone that he is one of the most damaging midfielders in the competition.
Chayce Jones (Launceston)
The Tassie Mariner skipper was simply brilliant for the Blues on Saturday afternoon, taking the game by the scruff of the neck and controlling the midfield battle.
One of the country’s most exciting draft prospects, Jones has made an immediate impact since returning from Mariners and Allies duties, polling RACT Insurance Player of the Year votes in every one of his games back.
A best on ground performance against the ‘Roos will only boost the silky Blue’s draft stocks, with his polish and class around goal also on display with two majors.
Jones’ return to this Launceston line-up makes Sam Lonergan’s side all the more dangerous as they start to hit their straps on the eve of the finals.