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VFL: Campbell in contention

Each week, the best VFL player will be crowned MVP – Presented by the Limerick Castle; a country-style pub located in the heart of North Melbourne.

Round 2: Tom Campbell.

When Tom Campbell lined up for goal from well outside 50, teammate Dom Tyson had little doubt he’d deliver.

Having spent time with the 27-year-old veteran on the track, Tyson knew the big man was within range.

“I’ve seen him at training strike them pretty well,” Tyson told North Media.

“To be honest, it gave everyone a bit of chance to have a 30 second rest, so I was happy he went back and had the set shot.

“When he strikes them well, they go post height through 55 [metres]. He’s a beautiful kick.”

On a tough day for the Roos, Campbell stood tall, earning his recognition as the Limerick Castle MVP.

He kicked two goals, dominated the hit-outs with 62, racked up 19 disposals and laid 8 tackles.

“I thought he was outstanding,” Tyson added.

“He took some good marks, kicked a couple of goals and manhandled their ruckman at times. He looked dominant.”