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Team of the week: round 11

UNHERALDED Port Adelaide forwards Aaron Young and Jarman Impey have continued to thrive in their new roles for the Power, and both men have earned themselves a spot in the AFL's Team of the Week for round 11, brought to you by Accor Hotels. 

Young booted four goals against Collingwood to take his season tally to 25, while Impey had 22 possessions and has been lively inside 50 since being moved from his usual position in defence by Port coach Ken Hinkley.

It wasn't a great weekend for tall forwards but Adelaide's Josh Jenkins bucked the trend with another big haul of seven goals against St Kilda, giving him 34 for the year at an average of just over three goals per game.

Plenty of the competition's star onballers had huge games, with Geelong captain Joel Selwood, stand-in Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli, Fremantle's Lachie Neale and Sydney Swans gun Dan Hannebery all outstanding for their respective sides. 

There were also some stand-out performances from some of the less experienced players around the league, with No.1 draft pick Jacob Weitering fantastic for the Blues, Marcus Adams very good in defence for the Dogs, and North Melbourne's Luke McDonald great for the ladder leaders.

LACHIE HENDERSON (Geelong) – The big defender continued his solid form for the Cats, helping restrict the influence of GWS forwards Jeremy Cameron, Jon Patton and Rory Lobb.

JACOB WEITERING (Carlton) – Another impressive effort from the first-year rookie, Weitering was a star in defence against the Lions with 14 marks and 24 touches.

LUKE MCDONALD (North Melbourne) – Has been a consistent performer for the Kangaroos across half-back and had a solid night against Richmond, with 18 touches.

BEN STRATTON (Hawthorn) – One of Hawthorn's most reliable backmen, Stratton cut off plenty of Melbourne's attacking moves, and had 10 one-percenters for the winners.

MARCUS ADAMS (Western Bulldogs) – Has been a welcome addition to the Bulldogs' backline since his return from a finger injury, and had 18 touches and 10 one-percenters.

ZACH TUOHY (Carlton) – The Irishman had 23 possessions and over 82 per cent efficiency and used his quality kick to set up plenty of attacks across half-back and through the midfield.

 

BERNIE VINCE (Melbourne) – At home in the tough conditions, Vince had a game-high 36 touches against the Hawks, as well as 11 clearances.

JOEL SELWOOD (Geelong) – The skipper put his stamp on the tough win with 29 possessions, 18 of them contested, as well as eight clearances against the Giants.

DAN HANNEBERY (Sydney Swans) – The hard-running wingman had no trouble with the horrendous conditions and picked up 36 possessions against the Suns, and laid six tackles.

JARMAN IMPEY (Port Adelaide) – The running defender has been a revelation since going forward and proved too elusive for Collingwood, finishing with 22 touches, eight marks and a goal. 

JACK GUNSTON (Hawthorn) – While most players struggled to handle the slippery ball, Gunston showed all his class to finish with three goals against the Dees.

LACHIE WHITFIELD (Greater Western Sydney) – Worked tirelessly all night for the Giants on the wing and across half forward to finish with 28 touches and three goals. 

DANIEL WELLS (North Melbourne) – One of North's most important players showed all his class against the Tigers, with 29 quality possessions and three goals.

JOSH JENKINS (Adelaide) – St Kilda had no answer for the power forward, who had 24 possessions, 13 marks – nine of them inside 50 – and bagged seven goals.

AARON YOUNG (Port Adelaide) – An unlikely star for the Power, Young continues to find the scoreboard in 2016, and bobbed up with another four-goal haul against the Pies.

 

ZAC SMITH (Geelong) – The mobile ruckman had the better of his duel with Giant Shane Mumford and finished with 19 possessions and 10 clearances.

MARCUS BONTEMPELLI (Western Bulldogs) – Handled his role as the stand-in captain brilliantly for the Dogs, racking up had 21 contested possessions and nine tackles in an important win over West Coast.

LACHIE NEALE (Fremantle) – The Dockers' shining light this season was a star again in their first win of the year, with 42 possessions and seven clearances.

DYLAN SHIEL (Greater Western Sydney) – The explosive runner was his side's best midfielder against the Cats and used his speed to rack up 32 disposals.

TOM ROCKLIFF (Brisbane Lions) – The skipper did everything he could to lift his side but his 48 possessions, 13 clearances and nine tackles wasn't enough against the Blues.

DOM TYSON (Melbourne) – The Demons midfield had the better of the Hawks and Tyson was a prime mover, with his 32 possessions and nine clearances.

JACK ZIEBELL (North Melbourne) – The tough onballer enjoyed another night out in Tassie with 30 disposals, and drove the footy inside 50 seven times to continually put the Tigers under pressure.

 

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