Two of the Deadliest: Polly Farmer v Andrew McLeod

And then there was two.

After three rounds of voting, Graham 'Polly' Farmer and Andrew McLeod are our Deadliest Grand Finalists.

Farmer trumped Michael O'Loughlin, Barry Cable and Peter Matera in the first three rounds to make it to this point.

While McLeod knocked off Sir Doug Nicholls, Maurice Rioli and Sydney superstar Lance Franklin to reach the final hurdle.

Will you vote for the revolutionary ruckman or one of the all-time great big-game specialists?

Graham 'Polly' Farmer

West Perth/East Perth/Geelong
356 games, 277 goals, Australian Football Hall of Fame – Legend Status, five-time WAFL Premiership player, 1963 VFL Premiership, three-time Sandover medallist, AFL Team of the Century, Indigenous Team of the Century (captain), Western Australian Team of the Century, Geelong Team of the Century (vice-captain), West Perth Team of the Century, East Perth Post-War Team of the Century, three-time All-Australian, 1959 Simpson Medal

Farmer was one of the original 'ahead of his time' players as he revolutionised the handball and changed the game.  

His ability to have an effect on the game away from ruck contests is a trait shared by all the great ruckmen, no matter what era they played in.

No one else can match his honour of being named as captain of the Indigenous Team of the Century.

With six premierships, his 'legend' status in the Australian Football Hall of Fame is unquestionable.


Andrew McLeod

340 games, 275 goals, Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee, two-time premiership player, two-time Norm Smith medallist, five-time All-Australian, Indigenous Team of the Century

Back-to-back Norm Smith Medals is a serious achievement, but registering that feat by the time he was 22 is truly astounding.

With 31 and 30 disposals across the 1997 and 1998 AFL Grand Finals, McLeod's impact by the numbers is there.

But it's what he did with ball in hand that has pushed him past admirable opponents throughout the rounds of voting in The Deadliest.

With 340 games and five All-Australian blazers, McLeod was a model of consistency and brilliance. 


 How did they get here?

A Deadly match-up: Polly Farmer v Andrew McLeod. WATCH IT HERE