Round nine RACT Insurance Player of the Year votes have landed, with three players receiving maximum votes for the first time this season.
Josh McGuinness’ impressive role in defence saw him pick up the three votes against the Magpies, with versatile swingman Ryan Wiggins and live-wire Tom Mosquito also featuring.
Sonny Whiting’s six-goal haul earned him the three votes in Launceston’s big win over the Demons, with Ryan Tyrrell and young Demon defender Bailey Walker’s efforts also recognised.
Sherrin Egger’s performance off half back and through the midfield saw him adjudged best afield against the Tigers, with fellow half back Arion Richter-Salter and gun Tiger Mitch Carter picking up two votes and one vote respectively.
Lauderdale v Glenorchy – Lauderdale Oval 26/05/18
3- Josh McGuinness (Lauderdale)
2- Ryan Wiggins (Lauderdale)
1- Tim Mosquito (Lauderdale)
North Hobart v Launceston – North Hobart Oval 26/05/18
3- Sonny Whiting (Launceston)
2- Ryan Tyrrell (Launceston)
1- Bailey Walker (North Hobart)
North Launceston v Tigers – UTAS Stadium 26/05/18
3- Sherrin Egger (North Launceston)
2- Arion Richter-Salter (North Launceston)
1- Mitch Carter (Tigers)
With none of the leaders receiving votes in round nine, the leaderboard remains incredibly tight with Taylor Whitford leading Daniel Joseph by just one vote.
LEADERBOARD AFTER ROUND NINE
8 VOTES: Taylor Whitford (North Launceston)
7 VOTES: Daniel Joseph (Glenorchy)
6 VOTES: Ryan Bailey (Clarence)
6 VOTES: Tom Bennett (North Launceston)
6 VOTES: Tom Couch (North Launceston)
5 VOTES: Brodie Palfreyman (Launceston)
5 VOTES: Jake Cox (Clarence)
5 VOTES: Mitch Thorp (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.