ADDING another 20 hit-outs to her season tally over the weekend, Jorja Borg sits comfortably at the top of the league leaderboard.
Averaging 23.6 hitouts a game, Borg has racked up a total of 260 taps over 11 games to hold the No.1 ranking in the VFLW for several weeks.
Speaking to Carlton Media after the Blues' eight-point win over Geelong on Saturday, Borg said the Blues were beginning to play with more confidence in big games.
“We’re all starting to back each other and we all know each other's strengths,” Borg said.
Upsetting Casey in Round 11 before overpowering the second-placed Cats to secure a fifth win in 2021, Borg was pleased with the progression of her line’s setup around stoppages.
“As mids, we’ve been working really hard on clearances and then our forward structure has been coming along really nicely too,” she said.
“We’ve also been practising our tackling and sticking those tackles which really helped us.”
Speaking to her dominance in the ruck across the competition, Borg credited the work rate of her fellow midfielders who can always be found ready and waiting for her tap.
“It helps when you have really strong mids who back you and believe in you, and I think that’s what’s helped me build my confidence a bit more to win those taps,” she said.
Standing at 182cm tall, Borg confessed she still has work to do to take full advantage of her height in matches.
“I’m really trying to focus on being that tall option, so I need to keep focusing on my overhead marks and just getting in the air a bit more."