Brett Deledio looked ready to explode as Liam Picken shoved him on the edge of the centre square throughout Friday night.
For much of the game, Picken delivered short, sharp forearm jolts - not enough to hurt or injure, but definitely enough to infuriate - and knocked one of the game's top playmakers off balance.
"I don't really notice it during the game. I just try to concentrate on the match. I don't worry about the niggle of games too much," Picken said.
"It happens in games, and opponents give it back to you. And that's fair enough.
"All the boys help me out during the game, which is great for me. I just want to keep playing my role so I can stay in the team, and hopefully we can get better.
"The ball bounced my way. It was just good to shut down whoever I had to."