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GVL Data | Scopel brothers Rory and Dylan combine for a day out at the Cattery

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Brotherly love: Dylan Scopel combined brilliantly with brother Rory as Seymour went down to Mooroopna on Saturday.

There is nothing more wholesome than two brothers dominating together on a football field.

Sporting a connection no other duo could dream of, it is a sight to behold when two players of the same last name come together and tear a game apart.

And while it wasn’t quite enough to get Seymour over the line at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve, Scopel boys Rory and Dylan gave the crowd at the Cattery a show, with a pair of scintillating performances.

Two crucial cogs across half back and through the midfield for the Lions, the brothers combined for a staggering 69 disposals, with the Scopel DNA plastered all over the Sherrin.

Dylan ended the day as the leading possession winner on the ground, recording 37 to go with 10 marks, 13 handball receives, 10 ground-ball gets and six clearances.

What is most impressive about his game, however, was how he used the ball, with incredible disposal efficiency numbers of 87 per cent by foot and 86 per cent by hand showcasing the influence he had over the contest.

At a glance

Scopel brothers dominate at the Cattery

Dylan Scopel v Moooroopna round 15

Disposals: 37

Marks: 10

Handball receives: 13

Ground-ball gets: 10

Clearances: 6

Kicking efficiency: 87

Rory Scopel v Mooroopna round 15

Disposals: 32

Marks: 7

Handball receives: 15

Ground-ball gets: 7

Inside 50s: 6

Clearances: 4

Score assists: 2

Rory wasn’t too far behind these numbers, recording 32 disposals of his own to go with seven marks, seven ground-ball gets and four clearances.

His renowned game-breaking ability was also on full display, cruising past for a mammoth 15 handball receives, sending the Lions inside 50 on a team high six occasions and having a hand in two score assists.

The brothers’ exploits allowed Seymour to get right on top in the possession battle, winning the disposal count 366-292, uncontested possessions 262-170 and marks 123-72.

Key stats

Mooroopna v Seymour round 15 - by the numbers


Mooroopna: 292

Seymour: 366

Uncontested possessions

Mooroopna: 170

Seymour: 262

Contested possessions

Mooroopna: 125

Seymour: 109


Mooroopna: 72

Seymour: 123

Inside 50s

Mooroopna: 47

Seymour: 38


Mooroopna: 47

Seymour: 38

They also played a strong hand in the Lions winning the clearances 38-33.

So as Seymour enters the final month of the GVL season with its finals hopes hanging by a thread, it will need more brotherly heroics by the Scopel boys if it wants to feature in September.