State league wrap. VFL results, SANFL and WAFL matches, Reilly O’Brien dropped out, Caleb Marchbank injury


The Crows will consider playing two rucks after a star’s “ridiculous” response to his axe.

Additionally, key forwards Power and Bombers are impressing, while a Dockers rookie made his debut against Peel.

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ADELAIDE thug Reilly O’Brien responded to his shock ax with an emphatic performance in the SANFL.

O’Brien, who was added to the club’s management group before the season, clearly stood out in the Crows’ 33-point SANFL win over Woodville-West Torrens.

The 202cm tall man scored one goal on 37 takedowns, 11 runs (four made), 13 clearances, six inside 50s and 42 hits.

Channel 7 SANFL commentator Andrew Hayes said SEN SA breakfast he had “never seen such a dominant play by a ruckman”, saying that O’Brien “almost worked like an extra midfielder”.

Reilly O’Brien played for the Crows. Photo: Keryn StevensSource: News Corp Australia

“It was the greatest response to an ax I think I’ve ever seen in my life… It was just ridiculous to watch,” Hayes told SEN SA.

Crows assistant Nathan van Berlo has said Adelaide will “explore” the two-ruck nominating of O’Brien and Kieran Strachan for their next clash with Geelong.

Elsewhere for the Crows, Matt Crouch (35 disposals and 7 liquidations) and Harry Schoenberg (29 assignments and 5 clearances) accumulated a mountain of football in midfield, while wayne milera caught the eye with 20 keys and 10 inside 50s.

PORT ADELAIDE could trigger Charlie Dixon for his first AFL game of the season after a strong SANFL outing against West Adelaide at the weekend.

Dixon started 3.3 on 16 eliminations and four points (three contested) in his most impressive SANFL outing since returning from two rounds of ankle surgery.

Power wizard Chad Cornes said Monday he was “pretty confident” Dixon would return to face the Bombers, saying he was “moving a lot better than the previous SANFL game.”

Xavier Duursma won the Russell Ebert Medal. Photo: Pierre ArgentSource: Supplied

Somewhere else, Xavier Duursma raised his hand for an encore, earning the Russell Ebert Medal for best on the ground after scoring two goals on 28 takedowns, seven inside the 50s and six makes.

small front Dylan Williams scored four goals, while Sam Mayes (30 disposals), Taj Schofield (31), Martin Frederick (30) and Jackson Mead (28) stuffed the stat sheet.

ESSENDON may soon be boosted by gun key return forward Harrison Joneswho played his first competitive match in months unscathed on Saturday.

Jones lined up for the Bombers’ VFL team against Richmond at the MCG, starting 1.1 on 12 eliminations and three in the 50s.

The 194cm key forward, who was a revelation for the Bombers last year with 20.6 in 16 games, was sidelined for the first half of this season with a back injury. peg.

Jones’ return was a rare highlight for the Bombers’ VFL team, which lost 33 points to the Tigers. Brand Cody topped the stat sheet with 24 eliminations and nine points, while Andrew Phillips and Cian McBride were the dominant ruckmen on the field.

For RICHMOND, Sydney Stack scored three goals from 17 eliminations and Noah Cumberland added 3.3 on 16 touches and six points.

Hugo Ralphsmith added 28 disposals, while Thomson Dow, Matthew Parker, Will Martyn and Riley Collier-Dawkins all had between 18 and 24 keys.

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ST KILDA will strongly consider the top 10 again Hunter Clark for his first AFL game of 2022 after another dominant performance for Sandringham in the VFL.

Clark finished with 31 surrenders and seven clearances in his side’s four-point win over the Blues.

But he was a middle-aged defender Tom Highmore (26 eliminations, 17 points and 5 tackles) and recent recruit mitch owen (2.1 out of 24 eliminations and 4 clearances) who played just as much in the victory.

Ryan Byrnes (30 disposals), Jack Bytel (26 and 8 tackles), Jarrod Lienert (24) and Jarryn Geary (21) also raised their hands for the AFL selection, while Dan Butler kicked one goal on 14 takedowns and five tackles.

For CARLTON, Paddy Dow continued his excellent form at VFL level, starting 2.1 from 31 touches and eight clearances. He’s averaging 29 takedowns and nine clearances per VFL game this season.

However, there was an injury issue for Caleb Marchbank, with the backman rested for the second half after a knock to the knee – albeit the opposite knee to the one he injured last season. The Blues insisted Saturday night on caution.

Versatile GEELONG big man Shannon Neale scored five goals against the Northern Bullants.

Oliver Dempsey of the Cats boosted two goals. Photo: Kelly DefinaSource: Getty Images

Ollie Dempsey threw 2.1 on 24 touches, while Luke Dahlhaus went on to raise his hand for an AFL recall with one goal on 28 touches, 11 tackles and five clearances.

Top Cats 2021 recruited Toby Conway played in his first competitive VFL game of the year, finishing with six takeouts, three makes and 24 hits as he scored the game-sealing goal late in the final quarter.

FREMANTLE recruit Matthew Johnson impressed in their first competitive game of 2022 as Peel Thunder traveled to South Fremantle in the WAFL.

Johnson, who was picked by the Dockers with the first pick in the second round of last year’s draft, finished with 11 eliminations and laid down nine tackles for Peel after being sidelined for several months with a back injury. foot.

Somewhere else, Darcy Tucker raised his hand for an encore, finishing with a team-best 28 eliminations, eight marks and seven inside 50s.

Sam Sturt (3 goals), Josh Tracy (2) and Jye Amiss (2) pitched most of Peel’s score.

Fringe GOLDEN COAST players continue to rack up big VFL numbers.

Charlie Constable topped the field with 35 touches in the Suns’ VFL win over Footscray, while Sam Flanders (33 disposals), Jeremy Sharp (33 and 14 points), Jack Bowes (27), Elie Hollands (27, 8 tackles and 2 goals), James Tsitas (27), Rory Atkins (26) and Alex Davies (24) were all occupied.

Jeremy Sharp of the Suns. Photo: Robert CianfloneSource: Getty Images

sat day was prominent up front, scoring four goals on 17 eliminations and seven points.

WESTERN BULLDOGS before Jamarra Ugle-Hagan found some confidence at the VFL level against the Suns, finishing with three goals on 13 eliminations and six makes.

Josh Schache added two majors, while Hayden Crozier had 25 keys and eight marks.

SYDNEY forward rush Joel Amartey had a big day in the VFL, starting 4.2 on 20 eliminations and 11 points as the Swans represented Cobourg.

Amartey played in the same AFL team as Tom Hickey and Hayden McLean in Round 3 but has not been seen since with Peter Ladhams in the last seven games. But with Ladhams having their least influential game so far on Friday night, the Swans could once again turn to Amartey.

Elsewhere there were a host of contributors to the Swans’ VFL victory, led by ryan clark who finished with 36 eliminations, eight marks, seven clearances and five tackles.

Lewis Taylor (28 eliminations and 1 goal), Dylan Stephens (30 eliminations and 1 goal), Robbie Fox (30 disposals) and matt robert (26 eliminations) all found the ball in abundance, while McLean, Ben Ronke, sam reid and Callum Sinclair all scored two goals each.

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Somewhere else …

– Fringe BRISBANE Midfielder Rhys Mathieson had a monster game for the Lions VFL team, finishing with 31 eliminations, 15 clearances and six tackles against Williamstown.

GIANTS conscripts Leek Aleer (11 eliminations, 6 points) and Josh Fahey (14 eliminations, 5 tackles) were among the club’s best performers in their VFL loss to Werribee.

Zane Trew from the WEST COAST had a season-high 22 eliminations in the Eagles’ 80-point loss to West Perth.

COLLINGWOOD’S The VFL team took on the AFL Academy.

Hawthorn, melbourne and North of Melbourne VFL teams all had the bye


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