In the midst of hard-earned victories for Fremantle and Richmond, the AFL’s South West stars continue to make an impact on the field. Manjimup’s Marlion Pickett was a modest contributor in the midfield in Richmond’s two-goal victory over Port Adelaide on Thursday at the MCG. Pickett, who spent most of his time within the Tigers’ defensive half, finished with 14 disposals, five marks, and five tackles. He also managed a score involvement, 16 pressure acts, and five inside 50s. Former Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault Lion Ethan Hughes made a solid contribution in Fremantle’s 13-point victory over Hawthorn at Optus Stadium on Saturday. Hughes managed 22 disposals, seven marks, a tackle, six clearances, four score involvements, seven intercepts, and six pressure acts. Busselton’s James Tunstill seems to be inching closer to his AFL debut after he was named as an emergency player for the Brisbane Lions in their match against St Kilda on Saturday. It comes after Tunstill recently signed on to add a further two years to his contract with the Lions, committing him to the club until the end of 2025.