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Lever lands Team of the Week spot

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Jake Lever of the Crows clashes with Sebastian Ross of the Saints during the 2017 AFL round 12 match between the Adelaide Crows and the St Kilda Saints at the Adelaide Oval on June 09, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)
Jake Lever

Jake Lever has earned a spot in AFL Media’s Team of the Week for the first time this season.

Lever, 21, was influential across half-back in Adelaide’s 57-point victory over St Kilda last round.

The young defender collected 20 disposals at an incredible 90 per cent efficiency while also claiming six marks, including four intercepts.

Lever was named in a back pocket in the Round 12 Team of the Week in his maiden appearance in the side.

By the numbers: Round 12

Tom Lynch continued his strong recent form by being named for a second consecutive round.

The hard-working Crow booted three goals from 22 disposals. He also took eight marks and had five inside 50ms to help sink the Saints last Friday night.

Lynch was selected on a half-forward flank by AFL Media in his third appearance of the season.

Essendon led the way with four players picked in this week’s team ahead of Sydney and Melbourne which had three representatives each. Carlton, Brisbane, Collingwood, Gold Coast joined Adelaide with two players while Hawthorn had one player feature.

See the Round 12 Team of the Week in full

R1 v GWS: Rory Laird, Rory Atkins, Charlie Cameron
R2 v Hawthorn: Daniel Talia, Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane
R3 v Port Adelaide: Kyle Hartigan, Rory Sloane, Taylor Walker
R4 v Essendon: Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts, Rory Sloane
R5 v Gold Coast: Rory Sloane, Matt Crouch
R6 v Richmond: Rory Laird, Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane
R9 v Brisbane: Rory Laird, Tom Lynch, Eddie Betts
R10 v Fremantle: Andy Otten, Rory Sloane
R11 v Geelong: Tom Lynch
R12 v St Kilda: Jake Lever, Tom Lynch

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