Each week throughout the 2018 Premiership season, AFL New Zealand will announce the ‘Team of the week’ which will feature the 24 best players from the previous weekends round.
The final team of the week features a raft of experience with Southern Saints defender Andriu Sucu headlining the backline. He is joined by Western Crows best on ground Ryan White and Giants tall, Andrew Johnston.
A very stacked midfield is lead by New Zealand and Western Crows ruckman Ty Smith. Central Giants speedy midfielder James Dakin has had an outstanding debut season and deserves his spot in the final team of the week.
A record breaking 10 goals haul from Saints forward Alex Fakatoumafi earns him a spot up front in the forward line as the competitions leading goal kicker James McKenzie (Giants) make the side for the last time this season.
The AFL New Zealand Premiership Team of the Year will be announced at the upcoming High Performance Awards in Wellington on Saturday April 22nd and will be released online following on from that announcement.