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AFLW: Pies draft bolter relishes 'underdog' tag

Sarah Dargan feared the worst when her friends came to watch the draft

3:20pm  Jan 19, 2018

Speedy Bomber gets the boot after foot woes

Dons midfield runner off the track for up to three weeks

1:07pm  Jan 19, 2018

'It was tough to watch': Swan wants redemption

On the outer for much of 2017, defender backs himself to rebound

10:30am  Jan 19, 2018

2017 NAB AFL Rising Star

Player Team Votes
Andrew McGrath ESS 51
Ryan Burton HAW 41
Sam Powell-Pepper PA 35
Charlie Curnow CARL 27
Eric Hipwood BL 6
Sam Petrevski-Seton CARL 3
Lewis Melican SYD 1
Tom Phillips COLL 1


2017 nominees

1 PA Sam Powell-Pepper
2 HAW Ryan Burton
3 GEEL Brandan Parfitt
4 ESS Andrew McGrath
5 BL Eric Hipwood
6 CARL Caleb Marchbank
7 CARL Sam Petrevski-Seton
8 GWS Tim Taranto
9 COLL Tom Phillips
10 ADEL Wayne Milera
11 RICH Dan Butler
12 CARL David Cuningham
13 CARL Jack Silvagni
14 BL Hugh McCluggage
15 HAW Blake Hardwick
16 CARL Charlie Curnow
17 BL Alex Witherden
18 SYD Lewis Melican
19 RICH Jason Castagna
20 FRE Luke Ryan
21 PA Dan Houston
22 GC Ben Ainsworth
23 SYD Will Hayward

Latest Rising Star news

Gun Don locked in: No.1 pick adds two years

Rising Star winner extends Essendon contract until end of 2020

3:25pm  Nov 30, 2017

Dons' Rising Star will 'write my own' story

No.1 draft pick claims gong as best young gun in the game

4:48pm  Sep 1, 2017

Tight Rising Star race ahead, Hawk the favourite

Young Hawk the overwhelming favourite for the Rising Star

9:05am  Sep 1, 2017

Every 2017 Rising Star nominee fully profiled

There are 23 Rising Star contenders and lots of potential winners

7:02am  Sep 1, 2017

Our reporters pick this year's Rising Star winner

Before Friday's ceremony, we tip the young gun most likely to triumph

6:59am  Aug 30, 2017

The stats files: What makes each Rising Star stand out?

Peter Ryan looks at the stat that sets each contender apart

7:30am  Aug 29, 2017

Three kicks enough for 'coach's pet' Rising Star

Surprised Swans forward gets final nomination of season

8:00pm  Aug 28, 2017

Who has timed their Rising Star run right?

A big finish could sway the judges in what's become a four-horse race

2:35pm  Aug 25, 2017

Roo set for rare Rising Star recognition

Young North backman on track for second nomination in key award

7:07am  Aug 25, 2017

Sun burns bright for Rising Star nomination

Interrupted year is rewarded for small forward with sparkling future

8:00pm  Aug 21, 2017