Round four votes are in for the RACT Insurance Player of the Year award, with two Bombers and a Magpie receiving top marks.
Haydn Smith’s dominant performance in the ruck saw him pick up three votes in Lauderdale’s impressive come-from-behind win over the Tigers, with Tigers midfield star Lachy Clifford and Lauderdale livewire Tim Mosquito also featuring in the votes.
Glenorchy ruckman Cameron Duffy was in control against North Hobart, and was awarded three votes for his efforts, while pocket rocket Callen Daly and John Geard also featured.
Jordan Cousens was adjudged best afield in North Launceston’s tense win over Clarence, with Roo defender James Holmes and Bomber young gun Sherrin Egger rounding out the votes.
Tigers v Lauderdale – Twin Ovals 20/04/18
3- Haydn Smith (Lauderdale)
2- Lachlan Clifford (Tigers)
1- Timothy Mosquito (Lauderdale)
Glenorchy v North Hobart – KGV Oval 20/04/18
3- Cameron Duffy (Glenorchy)
2- Callen Daly (Glenorchy)
1- John Geard (Glenorchy)
Clarence v North Launceston – Blundstone Arena 21/04/18
3- Jordan Cousens (North Launceston=
2- James Holmes (Clarence)
1- Sherrin Egger (North Launceston)
It is a tight race early in the season for the award with Daniel Joseph and Brodie Palfreyman (5 votes) and Brady Jones (4 votes) only just ahead of a pack of 10 players with three votes to their names.
RACT INSURANCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR LEADERBOARD AFTER ROUND FOUR
5 VOTES: Daniel Joseph (Glenorchy)
5 VOTES: Brodie Palfreyman (Launceston)
4 VOTES: Brady Jones (Clarence)
3 VOTES: Jaye Bowden (Glenorchy)
3 VOTES: Jordan Cousens (North Launceston)
3 VOTES: Troy Cunliffe (Clarence)
3 VOTES: Callen Daly (Glenorchy)
3 VOTES: Marcus Davies (Tigers)
3 VOTES: Cameron Duffy (Glenorchy)
3 VOTES: Josh Ponting (North Launceston)
3 VOTES: Haydn Smith (Lauderdale)
3 VOTES: Mitch Thorp (Launceston)
3 VOTES: Taylor Whitford (North Launceston)
Votes are announced on Southern Cross News every Monday night and will be uploaded here round by round in 2018.
Votes are announced on Southern Cross News every Monday night.
THE RACT Insurance Player of the Year is awarded to the player with the most votes at the end of the regular season as determined by votes cast by journalists after each game. The RACT Insurance Player of the Year wins a $2,500 cash prize and a $2,500 RACT Travel voucher.