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Young Hawk stakes claim for vacant midfield spot

James Cousins impresses in practice match to put hand up for key role in round one

8:19pm  Feb 21, 2019

Tiger mystery: Round one doubt looms for key mid

Important Tiger is battling a knee injury and appears in doubt for the season-opener

7:44pm  Feb 21, 2019

Young Blue firms for R1 debut after scintillating display

Top draftee Sam Walsh stars in scratch match against Hawks

6:29pm  Feb 21, 2019


2018 nominees

1 PA Riley Bonner
2 ADEL Tom Doedee
3 COLL Sam Murray
4 COLL Jaidyn Stephenson
5 STK Ben Long
6 WCE Jake Waterman
7 GEEL Jack Henry
8 SYD Ben Ronke
9 BRIS Alex Witherden
10 WB Ed Richards
11 SYD  Oliver Florent
12 FRE Brennan Cox
13 STK Hunter Clark
14 CARL Paddy Dow
15 BRIS Cam Rayner
16 FRE Adam Cerra
17 GWS Sam Taylor
18 RICH Jack Higgins
19 WCE  Tom Cole
20 HAW Harry Morrison
21 HAW James Worpel
22 ESS Aaron Francis
23 WB Aaron Naughton

2018 NAB AFL Rising Star

Player Team Votes
Jaidyn Stephenson COLL 52
Tom Doedee ADEL 42
Alex Witherden BL 32
Jack Higgins RICH 11
Jack Henry GEEL 10
Ollie Florent SYD 10
Cameron Rayner BL 4
Ben Ronke SYD 2
Aaron Francis ESS 1
Ed Richards WB 1


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