AFLW Team of the Week, round three

GRETA Bodey and Alyce Parker have made it three from three, the only two players to have been named in every womens.afl Team of the Week so far this season.

The dangerous Brisbane half-forward and the tenacious Greater Western Sydney midfielder join the likes of QClash medallist Emily Bates, Port Adelaide youngster Indy Tahau and Essendon forward duo Paige Scott and Steph Wales in this week's team.

The team is selected to mirror the All-Australian side: five defenders, six midfielders (including a ruck), five forwards and five interchange players.

Like the All-Australian team, it has players selected in general categories, rather than in traditional positions. The 16-a-side set-up often means teams play with varying configurations, making set selections (e.g wings and flanks) difficult.

DEFENDERS

Jordyn Allen (Collingwood), Emma O'Driscoll (Fremantle), Phoebe Monahan (Brisbane), Eilish Sheerin (Richmond), Indy Tahau (Port Adelaide)

Allen (17, eight intercepts and a goal) continues to shine, O'Driscoll (13, nine intercepts) was a bull at a gate for the Dockers and Tahau (11 disposals, nine intercepts, six marks) played her best game in Power colours.

Monahan (25, 11 marks) controlled play from defence, while Sheerin (20 disposals, 12 intercepts) showed plenty of creativity in just her third game.

Allen nails it to keep Pies' unbeaten run alive

00:41 Sep 10. 2022. 5:47 PM

Jordyn Allen calmly slots this set shot which proved to be the match-winning goal in a nail-biting affair

MIDFIELDERS

Lauren Pearce (Narrm, ruck), Emily Bates (Brisbane), Monique Conti (Richmond), Kirsty Lamb (Western Bulldogs), Alyce Parker (GWS), Kerryn Peterson (Carlton)

In a slight statistical anomaly, Pearce (15 disposals, three marks) was beaten in the hitouts by Erin McKinnon, but her work in the stoppages and around the ground was so strong, she earned the highest number of AFLCA votes for the game.

Bates (21, 11 tackles, three clearances) was named best afield in the QClash and Conti (23, five clearances and three goals) added scoring to her weaponry.

Lamb (23, six clearances, five tackles) was a powerhouse in the contest, Parker (22 and five) was best-on for the Giants, and Carlton skipper Peterson (21, 401m gained) makes her TOTW midfield debut after a fine showing on the wing. 

Conti conjures one to remember with terrific three

01:05 Sep 11. 2022. 7:33 PM

Monique Conti provides a stellar performance in Richmond's victory

ICYMI R3 Crows just cruising, Lions the real deal, Giants' forward line fix

FORWARDS

Gabby Newton (Western Bulldogs), Danielle Ponter (Adelaide), Jesse Wardlaw (Brisbane), Steph Wales (Essendon), Paige Scott (Essendon)

Ponter (16 touches, two goals) was the matchwinner in the tightly fought tussle with North Melbourne, Wardlaw booted four against the Suns, while Newton (17, six marks, one goal) reminded Fremantle why she was a No.1 selection.

Young Essendon duo Wales (three goals, 10 hitouts) and Scott (three) feasted on West Coast to earn the Bombers their first interstate win.

Bombers bombard Eagles early with two beauties

00:54 Sep 11. 2022. 6:25 PM

Stephanie Wales and Paige Scott both take strong marks and convert their resulting set shots

INTERCHANGE

Mua Laloifi (Carlton, defence), Ally Anderson (Brisbane, midfield), Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide, midfield), Maddy Prespakis (Essendon, midfield), Greta Bodey (Brisbane, forward)

Laloifi (14 disposals, 10 intercepts) was instrumental in Carlton's fightback, while Bodey's fine season continued with another three goals.

The final midfield spots were earned by Anderson (28, six clearances and a goal), the elder Prespakis (22, four clearances and two goals) and Marinoff (29, 13 tackles, six clearances).

Bodey strikes gold

00:33 Sep 10. 2022. 6:25 PM

Brisbane extends their lead with this Greta Bodey goal

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