Who to buy, sell and hold after R6

WE HAVE been within the uncommon place of being overloaded with rucks this 12 months, from premiums proper by to rookies.

Sadly when it rains, it pours and the damage to Tim English brought on an avalanche with the League’s large males dropping like flies which has had a big impact on our groups.

MEDICAL ROOM Try the complete damage checklist

Of the lengthy checklist, the largest loss is Collingwood star Brodie Grundy, who labored onerous on Anzac Day to silence critics, scoring 105 and doing so whereas carrying a severe knee damage for almost all of the final quarter … an damage that may see him miss a big quantity of footy.


  • Sam Hayes (RUC, 258,000)
  • Braydon Preuss (RUC, $536,000)
  • Max Gawn (RUC, $905,000)
  • Greg Clark (MID, $190,000)
  • Patrick Cripps (MID, $811,000)


  • Jack Hayes (RUC/FWD, $408,000)
  • Brodie Grundy (RUC, $802,000)
  • Josh Rachele (MID/FWD, $488,000)
  • Paddy McCartin (DEF/FWD, $349,000)
  • Zak Butters (FWD/MID, $698,000)


  • Braydon Preuss (RUC, $536,000) +$69,000
  • Todd Marshall (FWD, $508,000) +$69,000
  • Connor Rozee (FWD, $553,000) +$66,000
  • Lachie Shultz (FWD, $566,000) +$53,000
  • Nathan O’Driscoll (DEF/MID, $398,000) +$52,000


  • Elliot Yeo (MID, $624,000) -$57
  • Jarman Impey (DEF, $650,000) -$53
  • Josh Kennedy (MID, $553,000) -$50
  • Aliir Aliir (DEF, $453,000) -$48,000
  • Robbie Grey (FWD, $510,000) -$46,000

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  • Sam Hayes (RUC, $258,000) – 15
  • Malcolm Rosas (FWD, $276,000) – 10
  • Hugh Dixon (FWD/RUC, $329,000) 0
  • Todd Marshall (FWD, $508,000) 2
  • Luke Strnadica (RUC, $213,000) 2


  • Christian Salem (DEF, $717,000) 161
  • Aaron Corridor (DEF, $818,000) 154
  • Tim Taranto (FWD/MID, $879,000) 151
  • Kyle Langford (MID, $667,000) 151
  • Christian Petracca (MID, $876,000) 149

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Patrick Cripps
MID, $811,000
The Blues’ inspirational skipper returned from a one-week hamstring pressure with out lacking a beat. He has been one of many kind gamers of the competitors and dominated as soon as once more in opposition to the Dockers with 32 possessions, 4 marks, 5 tackles and three objectives for 123. He’s underpriced for the numbers he’s producing and must be on the commerce radar.

Clayton Oliver
MID, $881,000
The 24-year-old machine is out there for a value effectively under the numbers he’s producing because of an uncharacteristically quiet recreation in opposition to the Energy three weeks in the past. In the event you take out that rating, he could be edging towards the $1 million mark given his different scores are 100, 120, 117, 111 and 129. He has made his means into Roy’s Rollin’ 22 and is more likely to keep for the season.

Connor Rozee
FWD, $553,000
After beginning the season with scores of 21, 48, 54 and 55 taking part in predominately ahead, the strain on Ken Hinkley to make some adjustments resulted within the extremely touted teenager being given an opportunity within the center. He has embraced the chance, amassing 24 and 31 possessions respectively for scores of 113 and 119. It is excessive danger, excessive reward however he’s low-cost as chips in that function.

Additionally take into account: Touk Miller, Keidean Coleman, Dan Houston, Sam Hayes, Braydon Preuss

Connor Rozee in motion in the course of the spherical six conflict between Port Adelaide and West Coast on April 23, 2022. Image: AFL Photographs


Christian Petracca
MID, $876,000
The Dees’ midfield bull copped some further consideration round stoppages in opposition to the Tigers which slowed his scoring within the first half earlier than getting going within the second. It nonetheless resulted in one other quiet outing from the Norm Smith medallist who laid no tackles for the primary time this 12 months and recorded his third rating below 85 in his lpast 4 video games. He’ll bounce again.

Tim Taranto
FWD/MID, $879,000
Many savvy coaches have been ready for Toby Greene to return earlier than pouncing on the in-form Large. It was a really underwhelming transfer for individuals who did, as Timmy returned his worst rating of the 12 months by a great distance. Coming into the sport he had only one rating below 100 with 92, however managed a return of simply 65. He will probably be again to his ball-winning greatest this week.

Marcus Bontempelli
MID, $832,000
The versatile Canine skipper has been quietly good this 12 months, dropping below triple figures on only one event previous to final spherical with 96. He spent a whole lot of time ahead in opposition to the Crows earlier than injecting his expertise into the midfield later within the recreation and his scoring mirrored that, amassing simply 16 possessions and taking simply two marks for 73.

Additionally take into account: Stephen Coniglio, Will Brodie, Dayne Zorko.

Christian Petracca fends off Trent Cotchin in the course of the R6 conflict between Melbourne and Richmond on April 24, 2022. Image: AFL Photographs


Brodie Grundy
RUC, $802,000
Sadly our beloved Ruck Pig, and R2 in our set-and-forget technique, has gone down with a big knee damage that may see him miss a big chunk of footy. Though he got here below harsh scrutiny final week following an uncharacteristically quiet outing in opposition to the Lions, he has had a stable season so far averaging 93. Get effectively quickly BGP.

Zak Butters
FWD/MID, $698,000
Sure, the Energy teenager suffered sickness in the course of the week and copped a knock early within the recreation, however critically … Is it price conserving another person out of the workforce for that stage of manufacturing? He performed simply 67 per cent recreation time, nevertheless it was successfully in opposition to witches hats and he managed simply 11 possessions, one mark and one deal with for 34. I imply Rozee outscored him by 85. Bye.

Elliot Yeo
MID, $624,000
In the event you have been one of many coaches that took a punt on the returning Eagles star because of his tempting value, you may be compelled to maneuver him again on. There have been some promising indicators in opposition to the Swans however sadly he solely lasted 29 per cent of the sport in opposition to the Energy the place he collected 4 possessions and laid three tackles for 18. Commerce as much as an underpriced premium like Crippa.

Matt Crouch
MID, $685,000
The Crows are taking part in effectively, successful and mids are dominating the scoreboard, however the former premium is not getting it finished on the elite ranges we count on. His time on floor has moved north of 70 per cent and though he pumped out a decent 83 on the weekend, a participant sitting in his midfield place right now of 12 months must persistently attain triple figures.

Additionally take into account: Paddy McCartin, Tristan Xerri, Josh Rachele.


Sure, he’s a gun and within the combine for Roy’s Rollin’ 22.

I have to see a bit extra earlier than I’m eager to launch in. I do know he’s lots higher than he has been producing and count on a spike at some stage. You’re braver than me for those who bounce on now although.

It was removed from very best situations for him and he nonetheless managed eight marks with low time on floor. On the flip facet, he had a pleasant match-up and I feel he’s a worthy choice regardless of his awkward value right now of 12 months.

If Hayes can rating like he did final week, it is an ideal possibility. It’s simply far too dangerous for me given it’s such a tough improve to Max at some stage.

Yeah he certain is, so long as he retains that midfield function. It’s fraught with hazard and can little question crash and burn at some stage, however for that value, it is well worth the journey given his simple means.

Crippa all the way in which. Had he not been injured, he could be proper up with these two. He stays one of many largest bargains within the competitors.

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