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Jakovich-Brennan Shield

Team
PA
PF
W
L
D
%
530
659
6
2
0
124.3
544
656
5
3
0
120.6
562
826
7
1
0
147
586
759
7
1
0
129.5
594
596
3
5
0
100.3
608
619
3
5
0
101.8
636
719
5
3
0
113.1
637
614
3
5
0
96.4
649
820
6
2
0
126.3
654
729
3
5
0
111.5
666
638
4
4
0
95.8
690
657
5
2
1
95.2
699
692
4
3
1
99
711
781
5
3
0
109.8
748
536
1
7
0
71.7
765
581
2
6
0
75.9
769
572
2
6
0
74.4
965
559
0
8
0
57.9

The Jakovich-Brennan Shield is awarded at the end of each year to the team with the least points against, and as such the best defensive profile.

Premierships are built from the backline, and The Back Pocket wants to highlight each year the team that has conceded the lowest score - as quite often this is a more important stat than ladder position.

In 2016, when the Western Bulldogs stormed to an unlikely flag from 7th, there was one predictor that many didn't look at. They had the third least points against, behind only fellow grand finalist Sydney, and preliminary finalists Geelong.

The shield is named after two great defenders, and a backline that would have won the shield five years straight from 1991 - 1995, when they won two premierships in the process. 

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