After an outstanding performance in his 300th and final game, Kane Cornes is the Fiasco Sports SA Footballer of the Week for round eight.
Despite the result not going his way, no reasonable thinking AFL fan of any team can take anything away from the final feather in Cornes’ remarkable cap.
He became the first player in the Power’s history to notch 300 games and could leave the field with his head held high.
The 32-year-old was arguably the best player on the ground for Port Adelaide in his final game.
Cornes notched up 28 possessions, six tackles and added another player to his long list of scalps, restricting Trent Cotchin to 17 disposals (42 per cent efficiency).
Disappointed to be departing his team in a time of need, Cornes said he was still able to look back and appreciate his time in the AFL.
“I’m a little disappointed to leave the boys like this, they are in a little bit of a hole at the moment but it’s been a great journey… I’ve lived the dream,” Cornes said.
He retired a champion of the game and walked off the ground through a guard of honour formed by both Richmond and Port Adelaide.
Leaving behind an outstanding career as one of the AFL’s greats, Cornes will now join the SA Metropolitan Fire Service.
Fiasco Sports also needs to give an honourable mention to SA native Jordan Murdoch for putting together a career-best game with 26 disposals and four goals.
Written by Jonathan Boyd