MEGT Rookie of the Year nominees Round 22

SEN - Mon, 19th Aug 2019 - 0 Comments

The MEGT Australia Rookie of the Year race is back for the 2019 season, where our AFL Nation experts will pick the first-year players or those on debut who impressed us during the previous round of footy.

Here are the nominees for Round 22.

Nick Blakey

Blakey booted a goal and picked up 17 disposals in the win over Melbourne on Friday night in another strong performance by the young forward.

Nick Hind

Hind’s pace and forward craft was on full display against Carlton, kicking two goals and bursting from stoppages regularly.

Tom Atkins

Atkins finished with 15 disposals and 11 tackles in the loss to Brisbane, providing forward pressure and plenty of spark for the Cats.

John Noble

Finishing with 21 disposals in the win over Adelaide, Noble has looked strong playing across half back for the Pies, providing plenty of speed.

Connor Rozee

Rozee was one of a few Port players who left Marvel Stadium holding his head high, finishing with 17 disposals and a goal.

Brandon Zerk-Thatcher

On debut, Zerk-Thatcher showed why the Bombers have been so impressed with him as a key defender at VFL level. He remains a long-term prospect for the club.

Josh Rotham

Rotham has slotted nicely into West Coast’s backline whenever he has been called upon. The defender took seven marks in the loss to Richmond.

Bailey Smith

Smith has had a brilliant 2019 and is finishing strongly. He gathered 15 disposals and booted a nice goal in the win over GWS.

Changkuoth Jiath_

In just his second game of footy, Jiath impressed in the win over Gold Coast. He finished with 18 disposals and four marks on Sunday afternoon.

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