Clara Fitzpatrick produced the Animal Enclosure ‘Tough As’ moment of Round Two. No player illustrated the Saints fighting spirit against the Crows than the 29-year-old Irishwoman. Backing back to complete a pressure-relieving mark in defensive fifty, Fitzpatrick was on the receiving end of heavy contact that saw her stretchered from the field.
Adding insult to injury, her bravery was not rewarded by the umpire. Neither a mark or a free kick awarded despite the laws of the game suggesting either was appropriate. The spirit within the team was on show as Fitzpatrick was taken from the field. Each and every Saint made their way to the Irish woman before she crossed the boundary line.