BRISBANE defender Daniel Rich, playing his first final in 11 years, is the early front-runner for the 2020 AFLCA Gary Ayres Award after his best-afield performance against Richmond on Friday night. 

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Rich and superstar West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui were the only two players to poll the perfect 10 votes from the coaches from the first week of the 2020 Toyota AFL Finals Series. 

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Rich unleashes from long range for an early Lions statement

Rare defensive lapse from Richmond allows Daniel Rich to kick a big goal

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With Naitanui's Eagles eliminated from the finals race, Rich has at least one more opportunity to add to his tally during the finals series, as does second-placed Port Adelaide midfielder Ollie Wines, who polled nine votes in the Power's win over Geelong on Thursday night. 

Every round, the AFL coaches vote for the best players from their game. The coaches vote for five players, giving them a mark from 1-5. The maximum a player can score is 10 (with five votes from both coaches).

Finals week one

PORT ADELAIDE v GEELONG
9 Ollie Wines (PORT)
5 Sam Powell-Pepper (PORT)
4 Tom Rockliff (PORT)
4 Hamish Hartlett (PORT)
3 Brad Ebert (PORT)
2 Steven Motlop (PORT)
2 Brandan Parfitt (GEEL)
1 Rhys Stanley (GEEL)

BRISBANE v RICHMOND
10 Daniel Rich (BL)
6 Charlie Cameron (BL)
6 Harris Andrews (BL)
6 Hugh McCluggage (BL)
2 Jarryd Lyons (BL)

ST KILDA v WESTERN BULLDOGS
9 Paddy Ryder (STK)
7 Dougal Howard (STK)
7 Caleb Daniel (WB)
3 Jarryn Geary (STK)
2 Bailey Williams (WB)
2 Tim Membrey (STK)

WEST COAST v COLLINGWOOD
10 Nic Naitanui (WCE)
4 Brody Mihocek (COLL)
4 Taylor Adams (COLL)
3 Liam Ryan (WCE)
3 Mason Cox (COLL)
2 Jack Darling (WCE)
2 Adam Treloar (COLL)
1 Levi Greenwood (COLL)
1 Josh Daicos (COLL)

Gary Ayres Award leaderboard

10 Nic Naitanui (WCE)
10 Daniel Rich (BL)
9 Paddy Ryder (STK)
9 Ollie Wines (PORT)
7 Caleb Daniel (WB)
7 Dougal Howard (STK)
6 Harris Andrews (BL)
6 Charlie Cameron (BL)
6 Hugh McCluggage (BL)
5 Sam Powell-Pepper (PORT)