Bandit’s skippers: Round 6 captain’s to target and avoid

The SC Bandit runs the rule over the best AFL SuperCoach captaincy and vice-captaincy options to consider.


There was a bevy of big scores to choose from last week for our captains in Gather Round as most coaches had their biggest-scoring week of the season to date.

Lachie Neale (176), Jordan Dawson (152), Marcus Bontempelli (145), Tim English (139) and Rory Laird (135) led the way, but you wouldn’t have been disappointed with Nick Daicos (128) or Touk Miller (127) either.

Let’s take a look at the best options for Round 6.

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Marcus Bontempelli

Was on fire in the first half last week before Willem Drew curtailed his influence somewhat. Justin Longmuir has indicated during the week that they’ll put some time into Bont, but to my eye there’s really no one in the Dockers’ side that can play a run with role for the whole game.

Last 3 vs FREM: 100, 149, 107

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Tim English

English v Darcy will be a fascinating battle on Friday night – can English keep his run of 130+ scores going? There’s nothing obvious to me that says he can’t. He took on Gawn and Grundy in Round 1 and scored just fine. If you like him this week then chuck the VC on.

Last 3 v FREM: 86, 69, 143

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Lachie Neale

Neale was back to his absolute best in an easy kill game against the Kangaroos in Adelaide last week. Can that spark him into a big run of games? His record against the Giants in recent times is excellent.

Last 3 v GWS: 121, 164, 87

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Jordan Dawson

Simply demands inclusion again this week after back-to-back 150+ scores. The Hawks sent Nash to Josh Kelly last week to limit his influence, will they do the same with Dawson?

Last 3 v HAW: 80, 73, 78

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Rory Laird

Boasts a supreme record against Hawthorn, including a huge 178 against them in 2021. Hard to go past this week if you like him.

Last 3 v HAW: 125, 178, 111

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Touk Miller

Lots of people will be jumping on the Touk Train this week and why not celebrate that with including him here? He’s taken North to the cleaners several times and I’m expecting him to do the same in what is simply a must-win game for the Suns to keep their season alive.

Last 3 v NM: 104, 167, 131

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Clayton Oliver

Did Essendon give other teams a blueprint on how to beat the Demons? They sent Setterfield to Oliver in the first half and he only had 11 disposals at half time. Yes, he got off the chain in the second half, but the result was effectively over. Towelled up the Tigers in this fixture last year however, so I think he could be in for a big score.

Last 3 v RICH: 168, 114, 96

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Nick Daicos

He has one foot in the ‘perma-captain’ bracket at this stage and there’s no reason to jump off him this week if you like him. Should score well against an Essendon team that doesn’t really have a genuine tagger and teams seem intent on not tagging him anyway.

Last 2 v ESS: 79, 71

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SC Bandit Recommends:

VC: English / Dawson / Laird

C: Miller / Oliver

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