MICHAEL HARTLEY (Essendon) – The Bombers youngster shut down dangerous Saint Josh Bruce in a brilliant defensive performance, and had 20 one-percenters. (AFL.com.au)
Bruce was highlighted as a danger player for the Bombers leading up into the game, with the Saints forward having kicked 15 goals in the last three meetings.
Hartley nullified Bruce’s impact on the game, restricting him to just one goal for the afternoon.
This is the defenders second time in the AFL’s team of the week.