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Predicting Round 18's team of the week

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Roar Guru
15th September, 2020
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The team that has been chosen in the Round 18 predicted team strongly mirrors the positions that the teams they will play in on Round 18, even the players on the interchange bench!

Every club has at least one player in the predicted team for Round 18 except for Richmond.

Three players retain their position from Round 17’s predicted team in Round 18’s predicted team of the week, they are; Daniel Rich, Sam Menegola and Lachie Whitfield.

Find out who else made the predicted team in Round 18:

B: Daniel Rich (Brisbane Lions), Steven May (Melbourne), Caleb Daniel (Western Bulldogs)
HB: Sam Petrevski-Seton (Carlton), Luke Ryan (Fremantle), Liam Duggan (West Coast)
C: Sam Menegola (Geelong Cats), Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs), Lachie Whitfield (GWS Giants)
HF: Mitch Wallis (Western Bulldogs), Mitch Lewis (Hawthorn), Alex Sexton (Gold Coast Suns)
F: James Cousins (Hawthorn), Nick Larkey (North Melbourne), Jordan de Goey (Collingwood)
FOL: Reilly O’Brien (Adelaide Crows), Luke Parker (Sydney Swans), Rory Laird (Adelaide Crows)
I/C: Kyle Langford (Essendon), Adam Treloar (Collingwood), Travis Boak (Port Adelaide), Jack Sinclair (St Kilda)

Backs
Daniel Rich needs to be at his best in a danger game. Steven May has been in good form of late and will need to continue on with a good performance. Caleb Daniel was an automatic selection based on his Round 17 performance. Expect that to continue when the Western Bulldogs play against Fremantle. Sam Petrevski-Seton will show that he is a pivotal player in Carlton’s future. Luke Ryan should prove that he is arguably Fremantle’s most important player. Liam Duggan is an instrumental part of West Coast’s team, which will be more evident with the loss of Jeremy McGovern through injury.

Midfielders
Sam Menegola should show why he is arguably Geelong’s best player. Jack Macrae is a quality player and should show why. Lachie Whitfield is an important part of the Giants and can substantiate why.

Forwards
Mitch Wallis should cause the Fremantle Dockers defence plenty of headaches. Mitch Lewis is going to be an important player in Hawthorn’s future and has the opportunity to back that statement up. Alex Sexton needs to prove that his Round 17 performance wasn’t an aberration. James Cousins is a future star for Hawthorn. Nick Larkey should cause the West Coast defence plenty of problems as they will be without McGovern, which should mean Larkey kicks some goals to give him confidence going into next year. Jordan de Goey is a matchwinner, which he displayed in Round 17.

Followers
Reilly O’Brien has a chance to show why he is capable of being regarded as the best ruckman in the competition when he takes a Richmond team without their number one ruckman. Luke Parker will need to be at his best if the Sydney Swans are to upset Geelong. Rory Laird has relished his new role in the midfield and Round 18 should be no different.

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Interchange
Kyle Langford is a player that’s underrated and should show why. Adam Treloar makes Collingwood a better team, which he showed in Round 17. Travis Boak is a pivotal part of the Port Adelaide team; Boak leads by example. Jack Sinclair has the opportunity to show why he should be a permanent part of St Kilda’s best 22.