Bupa TSL Round 5 Midfielder of the Week

Three heavyweights of the competition flexed their muscle across round five of the Bupa Tasmanian State League season, with Glenorchy, North Launceston and Launceston reinforcing their reputations as teams to beat. 

We want to know who you considered to be the premier defenders, midfielders, ruckmen and forwards of the round.

Midfielders stood up across round five, with a host of the competition’s stars delivering impressive performances. Two players who stood tall were Glenorchy’s ANZAC medalist Ben Kamaric and Launceston onballer Sam Rundle.


Ben Kamaric (Glenorchy)

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Often an unheralded member of this Glenorchy outfit, Ben Kamaric stood into the spotlight on the big stage of ANZAC Day, finding plenty of the football in the Magpies’ impressive 20-point win over the Tigers.

Kamaric linked up well with the likes of Brayden Webb and Cameron Duffy, particularly in the absence of suspended midfield star Rhys Mott.

Kamaric’s four-quarter effort was enough to earn him three votes in the RACT Insurance Player of the Year award, and the ANZAC Medal as best afield. Glenorchy fans will be hoping Kamaric can take this impressive form into the remainder of 2018.



Sam Rundle (Launceston)

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Clarence coach Jeromey Webberley conceded that his side were ‘hammered’ around stoppages on Saturday afternoon, despite clearance numbers being relatively close.

A key reason behind this was the combination of grunt, class and polish displayed by Launceston star Sam Rundle, who found plenty of the football in the Blues’ 30-point win at Blundstone Arena.

At the feet of Hamish Leedham, and working in tandem with Brodie Palfreyman and Jay Blackberry, Rundle was clearly best afield and made the Roos pay out of the middle of the ground as he earned three votes. Opposition coaches will be tearing their hair out thinking about how this potent midfield group can be stopped.