Poll – 2017 Rising Star

Written by Schwarzwalder on August 22 2017

The Rising Star Award has been given to the best rookie player in the AFL since 1993.ย  The list of previous winners includes such players as Nathan Buckley, Adam Goodes, Nick Riewoldt, Sam Mitchell, Joel Selwood & Dan Hannebery.ย  Who will take out the Award in 2017?ย  From the list of nominees below, who was the standout rookie for you?ย  (I’ve limited the poll to the ‘favorites’ according to the Betting Markets)………

2017 Nominees

1 PA Sam Powell-Pepper
2 HAW Ryan Burton
3 GEEL Brandan Parfitt
4 ESS Andrew McGrath
5 BL Eric Hipwood
6 CARL Caleb Marchbank
7 CARL Sam Petrevski-Seton
8 GWS Tim Taranto
9 COLL Tom Phillips
10 ADEL Wayne Milera
11 RICH Dan Butler
12 CARL David Cuningham
13 CARL Jack Silvagni
14 BL Hugh McCluggage
15 HAW Blake Hardwick
16 CARL Charlie Curnow
17 BL Alex Witherden
18 SYD Lewis Melican
19 RICH Jason Castagna
20 FRE Luke Ryan
21 PA Dan Houston
22 GC Ben Ainsworth


Who wins the 2017 Rising Star Award?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Leave a comment / Scroll to bottom

15 thoughts on “Poll – 2017 Rising Star”

      1. You do realise fantasy relevance is not a prerequisite for the Rising Star? A nomination is, however, and Pickett hasn’t got one.


  1. SPP, Burton & McGrath have been great but Charlie Curnow has gone past them all. For those who haven’t been watching Carlton games, look at his numbers. 14th in AFL for contested marks, averaging 99.4 SC pts in last 5 games. As Garry Lyon said on Footy Classified last night ‘this bloke is coming home like a freight train’!


  2. This is what worries about North’s stocks moving forward. We’ve played the kids this year. Lots of them. 11 have played so far this season that qualify for the rising star but ZERO nominations. Compare it to Carlton with 5 and Brisbane with 3.

    Not arguing with the system, none of the guys deserve a nomination over those in the list but more talking about the direction of the club. There’s a reason why we are where we are. Hopefully they come on but when you compare it to a few of the other bottom of the ladder clubs it feels a long way back!!

    Clarke, Simpkin, Durdin, Nielson, Vickers-Willis, Williams*, Hibberd, Larkey*, Wagner*, Mountford, Zurhaar* (* means they’ll be eligible next year as well).


  3. McGrath arguably the best 1st year player I’ve seen for a long time, feel it’s definitely between Burton & McGrath IMO…..Curnow a distant 3rd

    McGrath’s poise is unbelievable for his age, not to sound silly but he’s a 200+ game player for the EFC if they can retain him for his whole career.


    1. No doubt Burton and McGrath will go on to be very good players, but Curnow could be the best player in the competition a few years from now.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *