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“Magnificent” Hills praised

Bradley and Stephen Hill are excited about playing with each other in 2017. Bradley and Stephen Hill are excited about playing with each other in 2017

Brothers Stephen and Bradley Hill played some of the best football in their careers against the Bulldogs on Saturday, according to Mark Robinson.

The AFL 360 co-host heaped praise on the Hill brothers on Monday night’s program.

Stephen and Bradley combined for 58 disposals on the night, with Stephen earning the maximum 10 votes from the coaches for the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award, while Bradley polled three votes.

“(Fremantle) just blew (the Bulldogs) away with good old fashioned intense, hard football,” Robinson said.

“And Stephen Hill and Bradley Hill were magnificent.

“This is as good of a game I’ve seen Bradley Hill play and I think it’s the best game that I’ve seen Stephen Hill play.

“And that’s just two players. (Fremantle’s) kids were really good.”

With one win from the opening three rounds, Robinson says Fremantle’s biggest test comes in backing up their strong performance against the Demons on Saturday. 

“Ross Lyon’s challenge is playing with that intensity, run and carry, or try and do that every week,” Robonson said.

“How big a game is that? Imagine if they knock over the Demons at the ‘G (while playing) youth.” 

Stephen’s Hill’s performance also caught the eye of AFL Media, with the 26-year-old named in the centre in the AFL’s team of the week.

Nat Fyfe was also named in the AFL’s best 22 for round three, earning a spot on the bench for his 33-disposal performance.

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