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Vic Metro takes U18 crown

Sons of guns help Metro to first Division One title since 2012

4:58pm  Jun 29, 2016

Mark of the year?

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4:04pm  Jun 29, 2016

Clubs circle Swan

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3:51pm  Jun 29, 2016

Pyke confident Crows will be locked in

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3:28pm  Jun 29, 2016

Fixture, finals revamp needed

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2:35pm  Jun 29, 2016

Luckless Hawk set for low-key comeback

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1:45pm  Jun 29, 2016

WHO DO YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYERS RATE?

Ahead of the 2016 season we presented the AFL players with a simple challenge: rank the best in the game, right now. The votes are in. In the lead-up to round one we'll count down the top 50 players in the land - as rated by those who go to battle with them every week.

Rank PlayerPositionLast Year
50
Dylan Shiel
GWS
Midfielder
NA
49
Marcus Bontempelli
Western Bulldogs
Midfielder
NA
48
Bernie Vince
Melbourne
Midfielder
NA
47
Jack Riewoldt
Richmond
Forward
NA
46
Josh Gibson
Hawthorn
Defender
NA
45
Jack Steven
St Kilda
Midfielder
NA
44
Tom Hawkins
Geelong Cats
Forward
21
43
BRENT Harvey
North Melbourne
Forward
17
42
Nathan Jones
Melbourne
Midfielder
11
41
Harry Taylor
Geelong Cats
Defender
16
Rank PlayerPositionLast Year
40
Brett Deledio
Richmond
Midfielder
9
39
Tom Rockliff
Brisbane Lions
Midfielder
20
38
Taylor Walker
Adelaide Crows
Forward
NA
37
Jake Stringer
Western Bulldogs
Forward
NA
36
Andrew Gaff
West Coast Eagles
Midfielder
NA
35
Nic Naitanui
West Coast Eagles
Ruck
NA
34
Shaun Burgoyne
Hawthorn
Defender
7
33
Jeremy Cameron
GWS
Forward
NA
32
Eddie Betts
Adelaide Crows
Forward
NA
31
Robert Murphy
Western Bulldogs
Defender
NA
Rank PlayerPositionLast Year
30
Rory Sloane
Adelaide Crows
Midfielder
6
29
David Mundy
Fremantle
Midfielder
4
28
Dayne Beams
Brisbane Lions
Midfielder
7
27
Jordan Lewis
Hawthorn
Midfielder
5
26
Callan Ward
GWS
Midfielder
3
25
Nick Riewoldt
St Kilda
Forward
9
24
Aaron Sandilands
Fremantle
Ruck
4
23
Dane Swan
Collingwood
Midfielder
25
22
Trent Cotchin
Richmond
Midfielder
9
21
Chad Wingard
Port Adelaide
Forward
15
Rank PlayerPositionLast Year
20
Dustin Martin
Richmond
Midfielder
19
19
Alex Rance
Richmond
Defender
NA
18
Luke Parker
Sydney Swans
Midfielder
9
17
Cyril Rioli
Hawthorn
Forward
21
16
Travis Boak
Port Adelaide
Midfielder
7
15
Josh Kennedy
West Coast Eagles
Forward
28
14
Dan Hannebery
Sydney Swans
Midfielder
26
13
Josh Kennedy
Sydney Swans
Midfielder
2
12
Todd Goldstein
North Melbourne
Ruck
NA
11
Jarryd Roughead
Hawthorn
Forward
5
10
ROBBIE GRAY Port Adelaide The sickening moment that set the Port mid on the path to becoming elite
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9
MATT PRIDDIS West Coast Eagles The stats that show why the Eagle accumulator is perfect Brownlow material
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8
JOEL SELWOOD Geelong When the ultra-reliable triple premiership champ finally reached his limit - and snapped
Read more and watch the video
7
LANCE FRANKLIN Sydney Swans Is the best yet to come? Five moments that made Buddy the game's best-paid superstar
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6
SAM MITCHELL Hawthorn Leigh Matthews on why the four-time premiership Hawk is one of the few all-time greats
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5
LUKE HODGE Hawthorn The moment in 2012 when the champion Hawk stared down football mortality
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4
SCOTT PENDLEBURY Collingwood Saint legend Robert Harvey reveals what the Magpie skipper does better than anyone in the game
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3
PATRICK DANGERFIELD Geelong The electrifying Crow-turned-Cat proves it's possible to change clubs, influence people and still play career-best footy
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2
GARY ABLETT Gold Coast Ablett's best mate at the Suns reveals what drives the dual Brownlow Medallist
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1
NAT FYFE Fremantle The moment the kid from Lake Grace became the best player in the game
Read more and watch the video