Champion Richmond forward Matthew Richardson has anointed Collingwood spearhead Travis Cloke as the best forward in the game.

On AFL.com.au segment The Whiteboard, Richardson points to a number of weapons Cloke has in his arsenal by dissecting footage of the Pies star from the Anzac Day clash against Essendon.

AFL.com.au tracked Cloke throughout the Anzac Day clash with a camera following the burly forward’s every move for the duration of the match.

“He’s undoubtedly the best contested mark in the game,” Richardson says.

“He always has his arms fully extended and takes the ball at its highest point.

“He’s an absolute man mountain.”

Cloke leads the competition in contested marks with 16 in the opening five rounds of the season, ahead of Adelaide’s Kurt Tippett (14) and West Coast forward Josh Kennedy (12).

The exclusive AFL.com.au vision showcases Cloke’s renowned work rate, which was critical in Jarryd Blair’s match-winning goal against the Bombers.

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