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Ronke, Parker named in team of week

Zachary Gates  May 15, 2018 8:06 AM

Luke Parker and Ben Ronke celebrate a last quarter goal at the MCG on Friday night.

Luke Parker and Ben Ronke celebrate a last quarter goal at the MCG on Friday night.

Sydney Swans third-gamer Ben Ronke and teammate Luke Parker have made AFL.com.au’s Round 8 Team of the Week.

The two Swans starred in Sydney’s come-from-behind eight-point win over Hawthorn at the MCG last Friday.

Ronke became the youngest Swan since Silvio Foschini in 1982 to boot seven goals in a game and the first player in VFL-AFL history to record seven goals and 10 tackles in a match.

The 20-year-old lines up alongside Hawthorn’s Jack Gunston and Melbourne’s Tom McDonald in Team of the Week’s front three.

Parker collected 28 touches and kicked his second of two goals late in the final term to hand the Swans the lead.

The reigning Bob Skilton Medallist joins Carlton’s Ed Curnow, North Melbourne’s Ben Jacobs and Richmond’s Josh Caddy on the interchange bench.

Team of the Week

Backs: Elliot Yeo, Tom Jonas, Tom Stewart

Half-backs: James Sicily, Tom Barras, Matthew Suckling

Centres: Dayne Zorko, Nat Fyfe, Jack Macrae

Followers: Matthew Kreuzer, Ben Cunnington, Trent Cotchin

Half-forwards: Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Darling, Robbie Gray

Forwards: Jack Gunston, Tom McDonald, Ben Ronke 

Interchange: Ed Curnow, Luke Parker, Ben Jacobs, Josh Caddy