Classy crouch at the cattery
The votes are on, and as you’ve decided, Brad Crouch is this week’s Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round.
No. 5 was a force at the cattery, chasing, harassing and fighting for footy in the middle of GMHBA Stadium.
It was yet another impressive display from Crouch, who finished the game with 28 eliminations and 11 tackles – the fifth time this season the former Crow has surpassed 20 eliminations and 10 tackles as he continues to stand tall in 2022.
The 28-year-old currently averages 27 eliminations and seven tackles for the year – the latter ranked as elite by Champion Data – while also being third in the AFL in total tackles and first in the Saints in total tackles. clearances.
Second in the votes is mason woodwho produced a stubborn display of growl and attack on the ball in another strong game this season.
Recording 20 kills, 10 makes and a big 50-yard goal in the first quarter, Wood has once again been impressive as he continues to cement his name in the senior roster.
The 28-year-old has played 18 games so far this season – an equal career high – and is expected to do 19 this week against the Lions in what has been a revitalized season for the former Kangaroo.
To complete the votes, Saint of the first year mitch owenwho looks more and more comfortable at AFL level every week.
Owens rose to the challenge against the league leaders on their own deck, collecting 11 eliminations, six tackles, four inside 50 and four scoring appearances, while keeping Cats star defenseman Tom Stewart to 18 eliminations and two marks in a stopping role.
The 18-year-old is one of three starters in St Kilda’s 2021 draft class, having shown huge promise alongside Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera and Marcus Windhager during their first seasons at the club.