Sharks skipper wins Siena’s Player of the Round
East Fremantle captain and key defender Matthew Jupp produced a trademark dour defensive performance, blanketing Claremont spearhead Jack Buller to win the Siena’s Player of the Day award.
Jupp, who captained the state side against South Australia in Adelaide last week was outstanding for the Sharks against the Tigers in Broome, recording 18 disposals and 4 marks in the 18 point triumph.
He also held AFL mid-season rookie draft prospect Buller goalless, only able to register a solitary behind in the match as the 29 year old full-back blanketed his influence.
“He’s a super player, very physical, he’s tall, he’s athletic. He’s got the traits for the next level,” Jupp said of Buller on Sport FM post match.
“To be able to do a job like that is always going to go a long way to us winning the game.”
Jupp recognised the significance of the win, which took the Sharks to second spot on the ladder after seven rounds.
“It was almost an eight point game the way other results fell today, just where the ladder is positioned at the moment.
“It’s a significant win for our group, it’s a new group this year it’s not the same (as last year), we have some new faces in there. We are still gelling.
“As you could probably yell out there at times today, it wasn’t very fluid. Gee it was hot out there. It was hard yakka. It was a big win.”
Jupp wins the $100 voucher to station sponsor Siena’s Restaurant in Leederville, awarded to the player adjudged best afield by the 91.3 Sport FM commentators in the match of the round.
PHOTO: Jacob Landsmeer.