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Port Adelaide midfield masterclass demolishes Essendon as Brisbane get up and running with North Melbourne flogging

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Port Adelaide captain Connor Rozee and fellow midfield gun Jason Horne-Francis have produced dominant performances to lead their side to a 69-point thrashing of Essendon.

The star pair racked up career-high disposal tallies and were the stand-outs in a long list of contributors for the Power in their 17.9 (111) to 6.6 (42) victory at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.

First-year skipper Rozee dazzled in front of 47,641 fans in Gather Round with 36 touches, five clearances and three goals.

Horne-Francis was just as impressive, tallying 31 possessions and 10 clearances.

Mitch Georgiades added 2.2 on his return from a year out with a knee injury.

The only Power concern was a back injury to Travis Boak that forced the veteran out of the game at halftime.

Essendon captain Zach Merrett worked his socks off for 36 disposals and seven clearances while former Port player Xavier Duursma…

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