AFLW Team of the Week, round six

AFTER six rounds, there's only one player to feature in every womens.afl Team of the Week.

North Melbourne's Jasmine Garner has starred in the middle and up forward this year, and Friday night was no exception.

Garner caps off stellar night

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Jasmine Garner puts the icing on an emphatic Kangaroos win with her third major

Jaimee Lambert's Collingwood may have got a strong win on the board, but on the back of some starring midfield performances from other players, she missed the cut for the first time this year.

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The Pies and GWS have the most representatives this week with three each.

The team is selected to mirror the All-Australian side: five defenders, six midfielders (including a ruck), five forwards and five interchange players.  

Like the All-Australian team, it has players selected in general categories, rather than in traditional positions. The 16-a-side set-up often means teams play with varying configurations, making set selections (e.g wings and flanks) difficult. 

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT A snapshot of round six

DEFENDERS

Clara Fitzpatrick (St Kilda), Isabel Huntington (Western Bulldogs), Mua Laloifi (Carlton), Stacey Livingstone (Collingwood), Jade Pregelj (Gold Coast)

Fitzpatrick was the rock that helped keep Richmond goalless (picking up her first coaches' votes along the way), while Pregelj was likewise a thorn in West Coast's side.

Livingstone held the tricky Jesse Wardlaw quiet until she was forced to the ruck, with Huntington and Laloifi's strong intercept defensive seasons continuing for their respective sides.

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Saint Clara Fitzpatrick in action against the Tigers. Picture: AFL Photos

MIDFIELDERS

Parris Laurie (West Coast, ruck), Jenna Bruton (North Melbourne), Britt Bonnici (Collingwood), Maddy Prespakis (Carlton), Karen Paxman (Melbourne), Alyce Parker (GWS)

Laurie was the only ruck to poll votes in the AFLCA count this round, with 14 disposals and five marks.

Up against the might of Adelaide's midfield, Parker had a career-high 30 disposals, with fellow young gun Prespakis (23 and a goal) dominating proceedings in Alice Springs.

In the same match, Paxman (27) was equally impressive, while Bonnici (26) ran riot in Brisbane. Quiet achiever Bruton had 21 pressure acts to go with her 21 disposals.

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Eagle Parris Laurie in action against the Suns. Picture: AFL Photos

FORWARDS

Ebony Antonio (Fremantle), Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne), Caitlin Greiser (St Kilda), Kalinda Howarth (Gold Coast), Cora Staunton (GWS)

Greiser shot to the top of the AFLW goalkicking tally with three, while the dangerous Howarth casually pulled a bag of four out of her back pocket.

Staunton (three goals) has hit a rich vein of form and Antonio (19 disposals, 10 tackles and a goal) was a clear best on ground in Fremantle's win.

Meanwhile, Garner (18 and three) seems to take her game to a new level every week.

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Caitlin Greiser once again leading for the Saints with two early majors

INTERCHANGE

Kiara Bowers (Fremantle), Brianna Davey (Collingwood), Dana Hooker (West Coast), Kate Hore (Melbourne), Pepa Randall (GWS)

Bowers (21 disposals, 12 tackles) broke her own record for most tackles in a season and did it a game faster than she did last year.

Randall was at her close-checking best, Brisbane's midfield was no match for Davey (22), while not only did Hore possibly kick the goal of the season, she had 19 disposals and six marks to go with it.

Hooker's side may be struggling, but the veteran isn't, with a career-high 31 touches and six marks.

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Kate Hore puts her hand up for potential Goal of the Year with a brilliant running effort and snap

THE REGULARS

(Players who have been selected at least three times)

Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne) 6
Jaimee Lambert (Collingwood) 5
Kiara Bowers (Fremantle) 5
Alyce Parker (GWS) 4
Karen Paxman (Melbourne) 4
Kalinda Howarth (Gold Coast) 3
Isabel Huntington (Western Bulldogs) 3
Emma Kearney (North Melbourne) 3
Stacey Livingstone (Collingwood) 3
Kate Lutkins (Brisbane) 3
Phoebe Monahan (Richmond) 3
Maddy Prespakis (Carlton) 3
Jade Pregelj (Gold Coast) 3

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