A good turnout of Top 100 game players meant that only Corey Enright (who was rested) and Robert Murphy (whose season ended disastrously in Round 3) did not add to their tallies.
The most dramatic rise in the gamers was achieved by Scott Thompson and Sam Mitchell who before the round were equal 90th on the all time list. The one game this weekend lifted them both to equal 86th with Barry Hall, Michael Voss and Stuart Maxfield. Others to improve their position were: Nick Del Santo (now equal 55th with Russell Greene), Nick Riewoldt (now equal 59th with Luke Power and Don Scott) and Drew Petrie (now level with Wayne Campbell and Lenny Hayes in 74th spot). Meanwhile Shaun Burgoyne is the only player on 299 games and Jimmy Bartel the only one on 287 games!
Goal kicking wise, Jack Riewoldt’s 4 goals saw him leapfrog a heap of players to rise to 70th position on the all time list! Those he passed included Malcolm Blight, Robert Walls, Alex Jesalenko, Jim Freake, Allan Ruthven, Dick Reynolds and the legendary Jack Dyer from his own club, Richmond. Others to improve included Lance Franklin (now equal 19th), Steve Johnson (who passed Albert Pannam), Travis Cloke (who passed Melbourne’s Russell Robertson) and Eddie Betts (who passed Anthony Rocca).
Josh Kennedy continued his climb to a Top 100 spot, whilst Gary Ablett could also make it by year’s end.