2018 AFL Grand Final Player Ratings
After one of the great AFL Grand Finals, we rate each players performance.
Final Score: West Coast 11.13.79 defeated Collingwood 11.8.74
Luke Shuey (WCE) - 10: A best on ground performance with 34 disposals, eight tackles and a goal. He got the Eagles back in the game and was rightfully awarded the Norm Smith Medal.
Dom Sheed (WCE) - 10: The surprise packet in the game who was enormous including kicking the winning goal. He had 32 disposals and avital goal and if not for the performance of Shuey would have won the Norm Smith medal.
Taylor Adams (Coll) - 10: The Magpies best player who collected 31 disposals and kicked a goal. If Collingwood won the game he would have most likely been awarded the Norm Smith.
Adam Treloar (Coll) - 9: Overall had a terrific game with 26 disposals and 11 tackles. Every time he got the ball in the forward half he hurt the Eagles.
Josh Kennedy (WCE) - 8: Stood tall on the big stage kicking three goals and linking up through several others, if he kicked accurately and snagged five he could have won the Norm Smith.
Jack Crisp (Coll) - 8: Had a terrific game and was one of the Magpies best. Covered the ground well and collected 25 possessions along the way.
Shannon Hurn (WCE) - 8: Was a rock across half back and a key reason why the Eagles won the premiership.He took six vital marks and had 21 possessions.
Jack Darling (WCE) - 8: At half-time he had just two disposals and was a total non-factor, however, he swung the game in the second half with seven big marks and a big goal.
Jordan De Goey (Coll) - 8: He was electric and would have gone close to winning the Norm Smith with a few more goals.Slotted three goals and has a bright future.
Tom Langdon (Coll) - 8: Had a brilliant first quarter where he racked up 10 disposals and hit the live betting in Norm Smith medal markets, from that point on made solid contributions.
Jeremy McGovern (WCE) - 7: Played a vital role across half back repelling the Collingwood attack and helped launch plenty of attack.
Jack Redden (WCE) - 7: Was a key factor in the momentum swing, got his hands on the ball frequently in the second half and finished with 21 possessions and topped a terrific season with a flag.
Elliott Yeo (WCE) - 7: Only had 19 disposals but used the ball well and launched several West Coast assaults.Laid some vital tackles and a key part of the win.
Jayden Stephenson (Coll) - 7: Started brilliantly kicking two goals in the first quarter, was slightly held after that point in time but should be proud with his performance.
Jamie Cripps (WCE) - 7: Terrific across the ground, applied good forward pressure and chimed in with 16 touches and a vital goal.
Will Schofield (WCE) - 7: Only had nine disposals but did an outstanding job tagging the leading Collingwood midfielders.
Mason Cox (Coll) - 7: The big American took some huge marks and booted two vital goals in an impressive performance.
Brayden Sier (Coll) - 6: Young gun from the Magpies who had some good moments and finished with 21 disposals. He is a part of the club’s bright future.
Nathan Vardy (WCE) - 6: The big man played a top game, nullified the important Magpies
Scott Pendlebury (Coll) - 6: The Collingwood skipper was good but not great. He did some nice things but needed to get his hands on the ball more, especially when the game was in the balance.
Tom Barrass (WCE) - 6: Applied good pressure across the ground and used the ball well with his 17 disposals. Overall a terrific input from a lesser known player.
Mark Hutchings (WCE) - 6: Another Eagle who covered plenty of ground and kicked a crucial goal. He’ll be pleased with his performance.
Jeremy Howe (Coll) - 6: Battled hard all day and did well with the footy when he got his hands on it.
Will Schofield (WCE) - 6: Only had nine disposals but applied outstanding pressure through the midfield and played a vital part in the win.
Tom Phillips (Coll) - 5: Was having an outstanding finals but needed to get more of the ball through the midfield today, especially when the tide was turning against Collingwood. Finished with 21 possessions.
Brody Mihocek (Coll) - 5: Applied good pressure across the ground and used the ball well with his 15 disposals
Chris Maybe (Coll) - 5: Worked hard but needed to get his hands on the ball more than 15 times to make a big impact.
Travis Varcoe (Coll) - 5: Kicked the first goal of the game but couldn’t take his chances after that. A pass mark, but could have broken the game open.
Brodie Grundy (Coll) - 4: He did have 49 touches but did little around the ground, having just 10 disposals and failing to expose the Eagles Ruckman deficiency.
Liam Ryan (WCE) - 4: Looked dangerous up forward but missed two goals that he should have converted.
William Rioli (WCE) - 4: Did enough to warrant his spot in the side.
Lewis Jetta (WCE) - 3: Didn’t do much and missed a goal that he should have kicked.
Chris Masten (WCE) - 3: Held to just 14 disposals and missed a goal he should have kicked. An average performance.
Josh Thomas (Coll) - 3: Just 13 disposals and kicked two behinds that he should have kicked goals. A costly performance.
Brayden Maynard (Coll) - 3: Worked hard across the ground but needed to do more than get nine disposals.
Marc LeCras (WCE) - 3: Veteran who lurked around the ball but did not get his hands on it enough. Also failed to hit the scoreboard.
Scott Lycett (WCE) - 2: Will be a relieved man after missing a very easy goal in the third quarter. Didn’t do much.
James Aish (Coll) - 2: Just seven disposals and minimal impact.
Tyson Goldsack (Coll) - 2: Well beaten by the Eagle forwards and used the ball poorly when Collingwood had it.
Steele Sidebottom (Coll) - 0: The Norm Smith medal favourite who had a shocker. Barely touched the ball and when he did he was pressured and ineffective. A dirty day.