Has had better games but defensive side has become a serious strength. Possibly the best five-touch first half of all time. Unsung hero. Stats don’t do justice. Run and dash with a good boot. Pivotal role in the mid two quarters Had some season. Rock solid. Puts body on the line time and again. Dashing off a half-back flank but can do more than just that. Captain courageous. Didn’t find usual time and space but gave his all. Selfless. Wore Lever like a glove. Works as hard as any. What a story. Brownlow, Premiership Medal, Norm Valuable as the cut-off man. Not as sharp as usual. Played on superstar Martin when he was inside 50, but what can you do? Gave away a costly free kick. Was it his last game in Adelaide colours? Couldn’t reproduce his preliminary final feats. Had the job on Jack Riewoldt and was punished. Troubled by a knock to a knee before half-time. Clever hands but had little impact. Jack Graham bore down on him and all but shut him out. Ridden into the ground by Daniel Rioli. Wasn’t his day. Corked thigh concern. Struggled. Smith Medal in one week. First player in the AFL to do so. From Geelong for a premiership with Richmond. What odds? One season, one premiership. Pressure enormous once again. Contest, contest, contest. Jumping Jack hit the heights. Wasn’t as influential as his four-goal preliminary final. Going to be a star. Hands full against Jacobs but never stopped trying. Works as hard as any. Ex-Blue hasn’t been a fan favourite but has had a top season. Silk. Huge second term helped turn the game. Former plumber hasn’t stopped plugging holes in defence. Just his fifth game and three goals in a grand final. Pressure his bread and butter. Had no impact and there was talk of a rib complaint. There in flashes and took a flyer. Tried to drag his fellow forwards in. Linkman that Hardwick wanted to stop and Dimma got his man. Quiet early but booted a crucial goal to stem the Tiger tide. Looked rattled at times. Battled to find his rhythm. Had the Sherrin on a string and absolutely dominated in the ruck. Worked on Dustin Martin as best he could but struggled. Dion Prestia on him for most of the game, trademark efficiency off. Kept Trent Cotchin quiet touch-wise but lack of composure costly. Appeared to hurt hamstring early and wasn’t the same after that. Competitive early but hampered. A quiet day.