Collingwood’s Martin Clarke appears to be hitting top form for the club, producing a season-best performance against the Western Bulldogs last weekend.
After two seasons at home playing Gaelic football for his native Down, the 24-year-old appears to have found his pre-sabbatical form and proved yet again he’s comfortable performing on the big stage.
Clarke backed up his effort, again being named as one of the Pies best in their round six encounter with the Western Bulldogs.
The Down-man amassed a season high 26 disposals in the club’s 98 point to 77 win over the Dogs.
His surge in form comes after he celebrated his 50 game milestone against Port Adelaide in round four.
Elsewhere, Brisbane Lions Pearce Hanley continues to show why he attracted the interest of several club’s before he re-signed with the Lions at the end of last season as he too returned to the best performers category in round six.
The Mayo man picked up 24 disposals but couldn’t prevent his side losing to in-form Essendon by 67 points.
The former Gaelic footballer was the sole Irish representative for the last two weeks with his compatriot Niall McKeever failing to make the senior squad.
Meanwhile, Carlton’s Zach Tuohy continues his consistent 2012 season with back to back wins for the Blues, notching up 12 and 13 touches respectively against Fremantle and GWS.
While his round six highlight would have been getting the opportunity to line out against his former team mate Setanta O’hAilpin his abiding memory will most likely be watching his good friend being carried off the field.
Tuohy was the first Carlton player to go and check on the welfare of the former Blue who finished the match on crutches.
At the Sydney Swans, 2009 All-Ireland medalist Tommy Walsh is still awaiting a senior debut after he was named as an emergency two weeks running before failing to make the extended squad in round six.
Walsh scored four goals and impressed for the Swans Reserves last weekend.
After Sydney’s agonising loss to Adelaide last weekend, and Adam Goodes out injured, there may be a chance for Walsh to play this weekend.
The teams will be revealed this evening at 6.30pm.