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Trio of Cats feature in the team of the week

Tom Stewart won the Tom Wills Award after being named best on ground against the Bombers. - Geelong Cats,Gary Ablett,Tom Stewart,Tim Kelly
Tom Stewart won the Tom Wills Award after being named best on ground against the Bombers.

Geelong's dominant 32 point win against Essendon has been recognised with three Cats named in the round seven Team of the Week, brought to you by AccorHotels.

Seven rounds in and the first player selected in the Virgin Australia AFL All Australian side at the moment could be Geelong backman Tom Stewart. One who could be alongside him in that 22 is Fremantle stoper Alex Pearce. There might not be a lot of recognition for Brad Sheppard but his influence surely isn't underestimated at West Coast. Zac Williams was zipping around with regularity for Greater Western Sydney, Moore was excellent and Gold Coast runner Jarrod Harbrow fought hard.

 

In a Brisbane midfield stacked with young talent, Hugh McCluggage could end up being the best of the lot. Scott Pendlebury was exceptional in the Magpies' win over Port Adelaide while teammate Tom Phillips ran himself ragged. Max Gawn had a big say as Melbourne overcame Hawthorn, Elliot Yeo starred in an uninspiring Eagles victory against the Suns and Tim Kelly showed what he can do when allowed to roam without close attention.

Whether it was gaining territory in wet conditions or applying immense pressure, Lions captain Dayne Zorko was exceptional as his side defeated Sydney. Jeremy Cameron is in superb touch, as is Marcus Bontempelli, who did it all as the Western Bulldogs beat Richmond. Gary Ablett is in form reminiscent of when he was the best player in the competition ,while Naughton looked like he held that mantle last Saturday night. Tom Papley produced some great highlights for the Swans, along with perhaps the toughest moment of the weekend, coming back on after being crunched by Oscar McInerney.

Hawks ball-winner Jaeger O'Meara was kept quiet by James Harmes, but there was no stopping Matt Crouch as he racked up the stats in Adelaide's slugfest with Fremantle. For North Melbourne, Ben Cunnington won it in the clinches and Ben Brown booted the goals.

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