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Which club has the most Rising Stars in the past five years?

Ben Guthrie  September 3, 2016 12:06 PM

The best of the Rising Star contenders Who will win this year's NAB AFL Rising Star?

THE WESTERN Bulldogs' talented young list is the envy of the competition and it is easy to understand why when looking at the number of NAB AFL Rising Star nominees the club has had over the past five seasons.

The Dogs have had 10 nominations in that period, five fewer than expansion club, and League leader, Greater Western Sydney.

The Giants have scooped the pool of nominations but the club is yet to produce a winner, albeit GWS has Rhys Palmer (who won the award at Fremantle in 2008) on its list.

This season's Bullog nominees Caleb Daniel and Josh Dunkley join Mitch Honeychurch, Tom Boyd, Marcus Bontempelli, Nathan Hrovat, Jake Stringer, Jackson Macrae, Michael Talia (now at the Sydney Swans) and Mitch Wallis as those to catch the judges' eye.

Melbourne and Adelaide have each had nine nominations since 2012. The Demons had four players – Clayton Oliver, James Harmes, Christian Petracca and Oscar McDonald – put forward in 2016, while the Crows had none. 

Gold Coast is the next best with eight nominations, while the Brisbane Lions, despite their recent on-field struggles, have had seven players selected as weekly Rising Stars.

To view the full list of nominees, see the club-by-club list below.

Adelaide

Nine nominations

2016 - None
2015 - Charlie Cameron, Jake Lever
2014 - Matt Crouch
2013 - Sam Kerridge, Brad Crouch, Rory Laird, Luke Brown
2012 - Daniel Talia, Sam Shaw

Brisbane

Seven nominations

2016 - None
2015 - Harris Andrews
2014 - James Aish, Lewis Taylor, Darcy Gardiner
2013 - Sam Mayes
2012 - Claye Beams, Mitchell Golby 

Carlton

Four nominations 

2016 - Jacob Weitering
2015 - Patrick Cripps
2014 - Dylan Buckley, Troy Menzel
2013 - None
2012 - None

Collingwood

Seven nominations

2016 - Darcy Moore
2015 - Tim Broomhead, Jordan De Goey
2014 - Tom Langdon
2013 - Marley Williams, Brodie Grundy
2012 - Ben Sinclair 

Essendon

Six nominations

2016 - Darcy Parish, Orazio Fantasia
2015 - Orazio Fantasia
2014 - Zach Merrett, Joe Daniher
2013 - None
2012 - Jake Carlisle 

Fremantle

Three nominations

2016 - Connor Blakely, Lachie Weller
2015 - None
2014 - Matt Taberner
2013 - None
2012 - None

Geelong

Five nominations

2016 - None
2015 - Cory Gregson, Jackson Thurlow, Darcy Lang
2014 - None
2013 - George Horlin-Smith
2012 - Steven Motlop 

Gold Coast

Eight nominations

2016 - Peter Wright
2015 - Adam Saad, Touk Miller
2014 - Kade Kolodjashnij, Jack Martin
2013 - Jaeger O'Meara, Tom Nicholls
2012 - Josh Caddy 

GWS

Fifteen nominations

2016 - Jacob Hopper
2015 - Cam McCarthy
2014 - Josh Kelly, Jonathon Patton
2013 - Lachie Whitfield, Adam Tomlinson, Zac Williams
2012 - Jeremy Cameron, Tom Bugg, Stephen Coniglio, Dylan Shiel, Toby Greene, Adam Treloar, Devon Smith, Dom Tyson 

Hawthorn

Four nominations

2016 - James Sicily
2015 - Billy Hartung
2014 - None
2013 - Jed Anderson, Bradley Hill
2012 - None

Melbourne

Nine nominations

2016 - Clayton Oliver, James Harmes, Christian Petracca, Oscar McDonald
2015 - Jesse Hogan, Angus Brayshaw
2014 - None
2013 - Jack Viney
2012 - Tom McDonald, Sam Blease

North Melbourne

Three nominations

2016 - Ryan Clarke
2015 - None
2014 - Luke McDonald
2013 - Aaron Mullett
2012 - None 

Port Adelaide

Five nominations

2016 - Darcy Byrne-Jones
2015 - None
2014 - Jarman Impey
2013 - Ollie Wines, Jake Neade
2012 - Chad Wingard

Richmond

Six nominations

2016 - Daniel Rioli
2015 - Kamdyn McIntosh, Ben Lennon
2014 - None
2013 - Nick Vlastuin
2012 - Dylan Grimes, Brandon Ellis

St Kilda

Six nominations

2016 - Blake Acres, Jade Gresham
2015 - Jack Lonie
2014 - Luke Dunstan, Jack Billings
2013 - None
2012 - Arryn Siposs

Sydney Swans

Six nominations

2016 - Callum Mills, Tom Papley
2015 - Isaac Heeney
2014 - Harry Cunningham, Jake Lloyd
2013 - Tom Mitchell
2012 - None 

West Coast

Two nominations

2016 - Tom Barrass
2015 - Dom Sheed
2014 - None
2013 - None
2012 - None

Western Bulldogs

Ten nominations

2016 - Caleb Daniel, Josh Dunkley
2015 - Mitch Honeychurch, Tom Boyd
2014 - Marcus Bontempelli, Nathan Hrovat, Jake Stringer
2013 - Jackson Macrae, Michael Talia
2012 - Mitch Wallis