POWER forwards came to the party at the weekend and dominated the round 19 Team of the Week, brought to you by AccorHotels.
With five teams cracking the century there was plenty of goals to go around and some of the competition's best contested marks cashed in.
Richmond recruit Tom Lynch, West Coast spearhead Josh Kennedy and milestone Cat Tom Hawkins all led their teams to comfortable victories with big days out.
Bailey Dale was influential in the Western Bulldogs' rout of Fremantle, while Jake Stringer also had a large say in Essendon's heart-stopping win over Gold Coast.
Dayne Zorko and Lachie Neale helped the Lions make it six straight wins, while Seb Ross was brilliant in inspiring the Saints to a second-straight win under interim coach Brett Ratten.
With their team under the pump late against Port Adelaide, Greater Western Sydney pair Phil Davis and Nick Haynes were immense, taking 23 marks between them. Cat Mark O'Connor made life a misery for Sydney opponent Tom Papley, while Dylan Grimes continued a fine season in the absence of Alex Rance. Kade Simpson was excellent in Carlton's upset win over Adelaide and Lewis Jetta joined him at half-back for his exquisite ball-use against the Roos.
Patrick Cripps was Herculean for the Blues, putting up video game type numbers in his team's win. Fellow superstar Dustin Martin looked a class above Collingwood in the wet conditions on Friday night, while Travis Boak continued his prolific season with another 40 touches against GWS. Ross played arguably his best game of the season, as did Jack Macrae in the Bulldogs' comfortable win over the Dockers. Jarrod Witts again proved why Gold Coast was so astute in making him co-captain with another monster outing.
It was a tough week to make the forward line with Kennedy kicking seven against North Melbourne, Hawkins five in his 250th against the Swans and Lynch also five against the Magpies. Dale backed up his five goals the previous week with another four on Sunday, while Stringer was superb in his midfield-forward hybrid role, turning the momentum against the Suns. Zorko did likewise in leading his team to victory over Hawthorn.
After some lean weeks in recent times, Tim Kelly bounced back to his best. Young Docker Andrew Brayshaw was terrific despite his team being soundly beaten, finishing with 26 touches and three goals. Lachie Neale and Marcus Bontempelli did what they always do – found plenty of footy and helped drive their teams to easy wins.