The fans have spoken, and Zak Jones is the Round 2 Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round.

In just his second outing in the red, white and black, the former Swan dominated the centre to drive the Saints to their first win of the year.

Jones capped off his evening with 29 disposals (13 contested), 16 pressure acts, five centre clearances and a goal, with his grunt revving up St Kilda’s engine room.

In tandem with Paddy Ryder’s clean ruckwork in the middle, the hard-nut thrived in the Saints’ new-look midfield, lining up for 17 of the 25 centre bounces.  

Jones was closely followed by Bulldog Bailey Smith throughout the night, but as the night wore on, there was no slowing the new No. 3 down.

Two votes go to fan-favourite Jack Billings, who was at his classy best on Sunday night.

The youngest member of the Saints’ leadership group amassed 24 disposals and three goals to catapult the red, white and black into the lead in the opening half.

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Dan Butler and Jack Billings run circles around the Dogs in their side's comfortable win

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Billings seemed to be everywhere at Marvel Stadium, dotting up all over the ground to lend a hand in the contest, provide an outlet handball on the run or snare a major of his own.

The No. 15 also polled a perfect 10-vote game from the AFL Coaches' Association, one of just six players to do so in Round 2.

Rounding out this week’s voting was recruit Dan Butler, whose manic forward-half pressure was a standout as the Saints got the scoreboard ticking over.

The 24-year-old racked up 14 disposals, a game-high eight score involvements and four forward-50 tackles to go alongside his two-goal bag, with a stellar front-and-square in the second quarter at the top of this week’s highlights reel.

St Kilda turns its attention to Saturday afternoon’s clash with Collingwood at the MCG.