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Predicting Round 12's team of the week

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Roar Guru
13th August, 2020
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The team that has been chosen in the Round 12 predicted team strongly mirrors the positions that the teams they will play in on Round 12, with the exception of the interchange bench.

Every team has at least one player in the predicted team for Round 12, with the exception of Richmond.

Two players retain their position from Round 11’s predicted team’s predicted team; Jack Macrae and Lachie Neale.

B: Jack Crisp (Collingwood), Dane Rampe (Sydney Swans), James Sicily (Hawthorn)
HB: Sam Docherty (Carlton), Luke Ryan (Fremantle), Hamish Hartlett (Port Adelaide)
C: Sam Menegola (Geelong), Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs), Zach Merrett (Essendon)
HF: Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs), Nick Larkey (North Melbourne), Angus Brayshaw (Melbourne Demons)
FF: Zac Fisher (Carlton), Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions), Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
Foll: Jarrod Witts (Gold Coast), Taylor Adams (Collingwood), Lachie Neale (Brisbane Lions)
Int: Rowan Marshall (St Kilda), Tim Kelly (West Coast), Lachie Whitfield (Giants), Matt Crouch (Adelaide Crows)

Backs
Jack Crisp should display why he is such a pivotal player for Collingwood. Dane Rampe will be looking to curtail the influence of the Giants forward line. James Sicily displayed what a good player he is in Round 11; he even pushed forward to kick a couple of goals. Sam Docherty should lead from the front against Fremantle. Luke Ryan displayed why he is such a good player in Round 11 and should emulate that form. Hamish Hartlett should show why he is such a good player against Geelong.

Midfielders
Sam Menegola makes being a footy player look easy; it’s effortless. Menegola has been arguably Geelong’s best player. Jack Macrae is an outstanding player and should substantiate why. Zach Merrett should display why he is possibly having an All Australian season.

Forwards
Marcus Bontempelli needs to play well in a danger game for the Western Bulldogs against the Adelaide Crows. Nick Larkey can help North Melbourne be competitive at the very least against the Brisbane Lions as he kicked four of North Melbourne’s five goals in Round 11. Angus Brayshaw can show why he leads by example and why his impressive performance in Round 11 wasn’t an aberration. Zac Fisher can demonstrate why he deserves to be a permanent part of the Carlton best 22 against Fremantle. Eric Hipwood should kick plenty of goals against North Melbourne. Tom Papley will need to be at his best if the Sydney Swans are to cause an upset against the Giants.

Followers
Jarrod Witts will need to be at his best against Richmond. Taylor Adams proved why he is one of Collingwood’s most important players. Lachie Neale is an automatic selection!

Interchange
Rowan Marshall should prove why he is possibly the best second ruck in the competition. Tim Kelly will prove tough for Hawthorn to stop having an impact on the game. Lachie Whitfield is in superb form. Matt Crouch has been a revelation since being dropped.

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