Strongest Player in the AFL - Pound for Pound

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Tom Hawkins always seems to out-maneuver players 100kg or more in weight. It's a tragedy he never had a bit of mongrel in his make-up because if he did, he would have busted open packs and demanded considerable amount of awareness from opposing players.
 

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Carringbush2010

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Any one for NN?, don't know his bench press or squat or whatever figures but seems to have most rucks covered in the game for strength battles at ruck contests even the mummy.

Bloke is 110 kegs if I am correct.
 

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The wily weagle

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Chris Masten is clearly the leagues strongest player.

He was so strong, the clubs insurance company wouldn't let him play on a direct opponent due to his capacity to injure them, so he was forced to mark space for his career.

Legend has it that once during a time trial, his legs produced so much power, he emulated the flash and actually travelled back through time, whereby he fathered himself upon Mrs Masten and will eventually end up leading the resistance against skynet

He's a strong man that Chris
 

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Dale Morris and Easton Wood have some nice pythons on them. I'd say one of them would be the strongest.
 

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As others have said, I don't know if bench is much of a measure for an AFL player (and I competed in powerlifting back in the day!). I can't think of many occasions where a player is horizonatal and needs to lift a perfectly balanced 7ft object to extension.

Maybe something like a cumulative score across:

- timed repeat 20m weighted sled pulls
- repeat 200m sprint efforts
- repeat burpies
 

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As others have said, I don't know if bench is much of a measure for an AFL player (and I competed in powerlifting back in the day!). I can't think of many occasions where a player is horizonatal and needs to lift a perfectly balanced 7ft object to extension.
Bottom of a pack with Aaron Sandilands on top of you but he's out cold and can't move? Also he has rigor mortis
 

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Tom Hawkins always seems to out-maneuver players 100kg or more in weight. It's a tragedy he never had a bit of mongrel in his make-up because if he did, he would have busted open packs and demanded considerable amount of awareness from opposing players.
Instead he just cheapshots everyone with little dirty sneaky coward punches and elbows. Too scared to crash a pack but he has enough mongrel for that
 

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Instead he just cheapshots everyone with little dirty sneaky coward punches and elbows. Too scared to crash a pack but he has enough mongrel for that
translation: in 13 afl seasons he’s jumper punched about 3 guys and hit one around the chin with the inside of his arm
 

PhatBoy

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he's lucky he can't throw a punch to save his life or he'd be remembered as barry hall mark 2
Hahahahahahaha yes of course he would. Because jumper punches Have caused so many concussions through the years.

the chest is the most sensitive area of the head last I heard
 

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Tom Hawkins always seems to out-maneuver players 100kg or more in weight. It's a tragedy he never had a bit of mongrel in his make-up because if he did, he would have busted open packs and demanded considerable amount of awareness from opposing players.
Brian Lake used to physically dominate him every time.

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Brian Lake used to physically dominate him every time.
He did.
In fact, I believe Hawthorn relized early on that if they were to get past Geelong, they needed a legitimate gorilla down back to contend with Podsiadly and Hawkins.

Every time as in Hawkins kicked 14 goals in 8 games whilst Lake was at your club?
2013, Hawkins played on Lake three times and was good for 11 touches, 5 marks and 1 goal (Preliminary final included).

2014, Played on Lake three times, twice during the regular season where he averaged 13 touches, 8 marks and 4 goals from those two particular matches. Enter the most important game of the year . . . Qualifying Final, he gave us 7 touches, 2 marks and 1 goal.

2015, Played on Lake Twice. Averaged 7 touches, 2 marks and 2 goals.

Going by the games I had to witness against Hawthorn, and the statistics alone, Brian Lake completely and utterly dominated Hawkins while at Hawthorn.
 

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