Only Eagles forward Jack Darling and Collingwood defender Nathan Brown are at the fall of the ball - everyone else is too buggered to get there in time.
It's a genuine one-on-one contest. It's what West Coast coach John Worsfold loves most about the game.
And it's why Worsfold is in favour of the AFL's plan to introduce a cap on rotations.
Darling and Brown wrestle, each using what little energy they have left in a bid to snare prime position.
The ball comes closer. The crowd hold their collective breath in anticipation. Brown throws a flailing fist towards the ball while Darling sticks his arms out in an attempt to take the mark.
What happens next is yet to play out.
But Worsfold hopes a limit on rotations will ensure a scenario like this is played out more often - and in more parts of the field - down the track.
Worsfold first urged the AFL to consider a cap in 2010, saying the game would risk losing the more spectacular moments if nothing was done.
"As players are more fatigued, sometimes you'll see the real special things in the game," Worsfold said at the time.
"You'll see the tired long kick into the forward line where a player will find that little bit of extra energy to take a hang.
"The way it is at the moment, the way it's zipping around, you're not really getting to see as much of that."
Worsfold will have his way in 2014, with AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou confirming a cap will be introduced - with the exact limit on rotations to be decided at a later date.
Most AFL coaches are fuming over the impending rule change, with Mick Malthouse, Alastair Clarkson and Ken Hinkley all voicing their concern over player welfare.
But Worsfold said it wouldn't take long for players to adjust, and believed fans would end up being the big winners due to the greater spectacle.
"Go back and look at Peter Matera's highlights tape - he didn't come off the ground very often," Worsfold said on Wednesday.
"He did some special things throughout the course of his career.
"I believe you will be able to assess the one-on-one match-ups a lot more.
"So you'll see the old Gary Pert on Tony Lockett, and you'll know it's going to happen a couple of times each year over 10 years.
"And the same of Peter Matera on Peter Riccardi on a wing over long parts of their career. They were great clashes."
Worsfold said the onus would be on the players to pace themselves throughout a game instead of running flat-out in short bursts.