The MEGT Australia Rookie of the Year votes from Round 4 are in! The AFL Nation team will nominate their best young player from each game over the course of the 2018 AFL season.
We define a rookie as someone that has played under 30 games at the start of the 2018 AFL Season. The player with the most nominations/votes at the end of the season will be crowned the MEGT Rookie of the Year.
Jaidyn Stephenson (COL) – What a performance from the 19-year-old. Stephenson kicked 5 goals for the Magpies as they rolled the Crows at the Adelaide Oval. Was a handful deep in the forward line all night.
Jeremy Finlayson (GWS) – Another impressive showing from Finlayson. He picked up 25 possessions including six marks and six rebound 50s as the Giants accounted for Freo. Continues to grow into his role each week.
Cameron Rayner (BRI) – It was a dirty day for the Lions, who lost to Richmond by 93 points, but Rayner was a shining light. The number one draft pick had 12 contested possessions on his way to 22 disposals, kicked one of Brisbane’s two goals and had six inside 50s.
Tim English (WB) – Fast establishing himself as a very promising young ruckman. English had 16 possessions, seven marks and 24 hitouts in a fascinating dual with Callum Sinclair as the Dogs narrowly went down to the Swans.
Ed Vickers-Willis (NM) – 15 possessions, five marks and five tackles for Vickers-Willis in North’s flogging of Carlton. Has played all four games this season for a career total of 11 and is growing with Brad Scott’s improving Kangaroos in 2018.
Brayden Fiorini (GCS) – Not much joy for the Suns over in the west but Fiorini was very good on Saturday night. Finished up with 20 possessions, eight marks and four inside 50s.
Matt Guelfi (ESS) – Enjoyed a notable debut for the Bombers as they knocked off the Power. Guelfi had 17 touches – nine contested – and pumped the ball inside Essendon’s forward 50 on six occasions. An extremely positive start for the number 76 draft pick.
Harry Morrison (HAW) – In just his third AFL game, Morrison appeared a seasoned performer as the Hawks hammered the Demons. Ended a wet Sunday at The ‘G with 18 disposals, 10 contested possessions, four clearances and five tackles. Not a bad way to put your hand up for Clarko!
Jordan Cunico (GEE) – Playing his first game of 2018, Cunico put forward his name for a regular slot in Chris Scott’s Geelong side. He had 21 touches (at 81% efficiency), five marks, three tackles, five inside 50s and two goals for the Cats in their comfortable in over the Saints.
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