Fyfe makes me look good in AFL: Sandilands

Justin Chadwick
Fremantle AFL ruckman Aaron Sandilands says the toughness of Nat Fyfe (2nd R) makes him look good

Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands doesn't need trendy clothes or a nice haircut to look good - all he needs is Nat Fyfe by his side.

Fyfe will notch his 150-game milestone in Saturday's AFL clash with Carlton at Etihad Stadium.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable career and had been on track to win a second Brownlow Medal this year before his recent suspension.

Sandilands has rucked for 106 of Fyfe's 149 games, and the 211cm giant feels blessed to have played so many matches with the star onballer.

"I've just got to put the ball within a 10-metre circle and he does the rest to make me look good," Sandilands told the club's website.

"Knowing that you've got the likes of Fyfey under your feet gives you a lot of confidence.

"It's his hardness around the ball. He can shrug off three or four tacklers at once.

"He can be so consistent for such a long period of time. He's a very special player and we're very fortunate to have him at the footy club."

Two broken legs within seven months threatened to derail Fyfe's career a few years ago.

But he has regained his best form this season, and is on track for a third All-Australian jersey.

Fyfe is averaging 30.5 possessions and eight clearances a game this year - stats comparable to his 2015 Brownlow-winning campaign.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon predicts the second-year skipper will continue to improve.

"I think the best is yet to come, and I think a big part of that is going to be his leadership," Lyon said.

"That's really improving and growing all the time. Leaders aren't born - they're developed.

"You go through all your crucibles, and they forge things in you, and he's been through a little bit in the last few years.

"He's really growing with the group, leading them, and bringing them through."