In the space of a few glorious hours on Saturday, Cyril Rioli and Eddie Betts put on goalkicking clinics.
The indigenous forwards helped themselves to hauls of six and five goals respectively in separate AFL games.
Hawthorn’s Rioli and Adelaide’s Bett’s are game-busters who can win a final off their own boot.
With September around the corner, take a look at potential match-winners for finals contenders.
Michael Walters. The small forward has it all: deceptively strong in the air, lightning quick on the ground, and a solid finisher. Has 36 goals from 19 games this season.
Josh Kennedy. Leads the Coleman medal. Also leads his opponent to the ball with surprising frequency. His shrew lead, mainly running at the ball carrier, account for many of his scores.
Cyril Rioli. Is there any other player who is such a delight to watch when in full flight? The left-footed maestro is in career-best form entering what could be a career-defining finals campaign.
Jake Stringer. Has kicked four goals or more six times this season. Loves the physical stuff, is a renowned pack marker and accurate converter.
Lance Franklin. The most feared forward in football is a rare blend of speed, power and finesse. Given a licence to roam, he’s averaging more than 15 disposals a game.
Jack Riewoldt. Remains the pulse of the Tigers and is turning in another season of consistent excellence: 46 goals; scored four or more goals five times.
Drew Petrie. Averages seven marks a game and still the Kangaroo forward who opposition teams want to stop the most. A superb high mark, a sure kick and a big heart.
The ex-Carlton goalsneak has potted 49 majors and provides the attacking spark. A strong mark and shrewd body user for his size, can score from anywhere inside 50 metres.
Tom Hawkins. The big brute has done it before and can do it again: win big games, including finals, on his own. The strongest forward around just needs a constant supply.
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Jeremy Cameron. Another stunning season, the left-footer is tireless, fearless and has only been goal-less once this year while booting four or more goals five times.