Round three of the Bupa Tasmanian State League saw the Blues push a case for being a premiership fancy, Clarence storm back into form after the bye and the Magpies cause an upset win over the reigning premier.
We want to know who you considered to be the premier defenders, midfielders and forwards of the round.
In this edition we are taking a look at backmen, with Daniel Joseph of Glenorchy and Jason Bailey of Clarence the contenders.
Daniel Joseph (Glenorchy)
Nominated for a second straight week, Joseph has slotted back into life as a Magpie with ease, patrolling the back half for the Pies.
Joseph played a crucial role as a sweeper across half back, providing great leadership to his younger teammates and generating dangerous drive into attack.
Joseph links up well with fellow defender Josh Arnold and Glenorchy’s raft of talented midfielders to form one of the more potent outfits in the competition.
With this form, Joseph looms as being a key Glenorchy asset as Paul Kennedy’s side strive for success to start a new era in the club’s history.
Jason Bailey (Clarence)
Clarence stalwart Jason Bailey delivered another typically industrious and hard-fought performance in defence, nullifying an inexperienced but dynamic North Hobart forward line.
Bailey is renowned for his ability to take intercept marks and for his capacity to make a strong physical presence, and against a young Demons forward line, Bailey exerted these strengths brilliantly to play a key role in restricting the Demons to 4.8 for the afternoon.
Bailey has put together two strong showings in his opening two games of the season, and once again looms as one of the Roos’ most important players after being named at full back in the TSL Team of the Year for 2017.