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What happened? AFL Round 16, 2018

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    This round was highlighted by an impressive Tigers outfit, which had 22 contributors.

    There were only three games with a margin of fewer than three goals – Thursday night’s match between the Swans and the Cats, the Bombers’ win over the Magpies and the Eagles’ Sunday afternoon victory at home against the Giants.

    Top five coaches of Round 16

    1. Damien Hardwick (Tigers)
    2. Alastair Clarkson (Hawks)
    3. Chris Scott (Cats)
    4. Chris Fagan (Lions)
    5. Adam Simpson (Eagles)

    Round 16 key points

    Swans vs Cats: Geelong could have won by a lot more
    The Cats squandered countless opportunities to score goals with wayward kicking; they more than doubled the number of shots at goal that the Swans had with 31 to 14. Sydney were counting the costs of injuries going into the game, with Isaac Heeney already on the sideline while Kieran Jack and Jarrad Mcveigh went down during the contest.

    Swans team lifter: Luke Parker
    Cats team lifter: Mitch Duncan

    Tigers vs Crows: Richmond deserve to be premiership favourites
    The Tigers’ 22 played their role. They didn’t really have any standouts; the team as a whole was outstanding. The Crows are almost out of the running to feature in September as they needed to collect the four points on offer.

    Tigers team lifter: Kane Lambert
    Crows team lifter: Rory Laird

    Lions vs Blues: Brisbane are on the up, while Carlton are on the way down
    The Lions had their second comprehensive victory in a row, while the Blues were horrendous, failing to follow up a competitive performance last week against the Power.

    Lions team lifter: Dayne Beams
    Blues team lifter: Patrick Cripps

    Power vs Saints: Port Adelaide did what they had to do
    The Power had too much class for the Saints. St. Kilda were reasonably competitive, but their forward structure was largely disjointed.

    Power team lifter: Steven Motlop
    Saints team lifter: David Armitage

    Steven Motlop

    (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

    Bulldogs vs Hawks: Hawthorn dominant, while the depleted Bulldogs faded away
    The Bulldogs looked as if they had a chance to collect the four points on offer, but they couldn’t continue the form that they had displayed in the first half, while the Hawks were clinical in the second half.

    Bulldogs team lifter: Lachie Hunter
    Hawks team lifter: Luke Breust

    Demons vs Dockers: Melbourne bounced back, while Dockers were deplorable
    The Demons were back in form this week with a quality display, while Fremantle were the most disappointing team for the round along with the Blues.

    Demons team lifter: Clayton Oliver
    Dockers team lifter: Tommy Sheridan

    Kangaroos vs Suns: Gold Coast were undermanned, while the Kangaroos have exceeded expectations this season
    This was an underwhelming game, with North Melbourne doing what they had to do to collect the four points, but the Suns were largely uncompetitive.

    Kangaroos team lifter: Todd Goldstein
    Suns team lifter: Jack Martin

    Bombers vs Magpies: The Magpies have nearly sealed their spot in September
    Collingwood showed character because they were really challenged by a competitive Bombers outfit. The game was the 200th for Magpies stalwart Steele Sidebottom, who had 27 possessions and two goals.

    Bombers team lifter: Devon Smith
    Magpies team lifters: Brodie Grundy, Steele Sidebottom

    Eagles v Giants: This was a tough, tight contest
    The Giants put up a good fight, despite leaving Perth empty-handed. West Coast are in the conversation as far as premiership contenders are concerned. The question needs to be asked: is Andrew Gaff the best player in the AFL this year?

    Eagles team lifter: Andrew Gaff
    Giants team lifter: Lachie Whitfield

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