Sam Siggins has sensationally stormed home with maximum votes in his last two games to claim the 2020 Alastair Lynch Medal, for Best & Fairest in the Bupa Tasmanian State League (TSL).

Siggins had not polled a vote until Round 7 of the 2020 TSL season and then polled 14 votes across seven rounds, including four best on grounds. At the end of Round 11, Siggins was three votes back (on eight votes) from leaders Jobi Harper and Kieran Lovell on 11 votes.

The Lauderdale utility stepped up to ruck when Haydn Smith went down injured in Round 12 against Glenorchy and went on to be named best on ground, drawing level with the star pair with just one round remaining.

The former Adelaide Crow then starred in the Bombers final game against Kingborough with 27 disposals, 13 clearances and 20 hit outs, to clinch the TSL’s highest honour.

Siggins’ polling form shouldn’t come as a shock after finishing second in the Lynch medal in 2017.

Siggins averaged 22 disposals in season 2020, accumulating the fifth most disposals in the competition. He is a balanced player, rating high in a number of key categories. He was second for hand balls, third for contested disposals, fifth for clearances, 10th for hit outs, third for hard ball gets and equal second for score involvements.

Please find attached full vote count.


Round 12

Glenorchy 2.8.20 Lauderdale 10.13.73

  1. Sam Siggins (Lauderdale)
  2. Rhys Sutton (Lauderdale)
  3. Nathan Oakes (Lauderdale)


Tigers 3.8.26 North Launceston 12.10.82

  1. Baynen Lowe (North Launceston)
  2. Alex Lee (North Launceston)
  3. Tom Donnelly (North Launceston)


Clarence 4.3.27 Launceston 6.14.50

  1. Fletcher Seymour (Launceston)
  2. Alec Wright (Launceston)
  3. Luke Swinton (Clarence)


North Hobart 10.10.70 Glenorchy 10.7.67

  1. Troy Cunliffe (North Hobart)
  2. Julian Dobosz (North Hobart)
  3. Sam Rundle (Glenorchy)


Round 13

Clarence 9.12.66 North Hobart 8.7.55

  1. Darcy Gardner (Clarence)
  2. Sam Collins (North Hobart)
  3. Baker Smith (Clarence)


North Launceston 17.11.113 Glenorchy 3.7.25

  1. Brad Cox-Goodyer (North Launceston)
  2. Alex Lee (North Launceston)
  3. Zach Burt (North Launceston)


Lauderdale 8.13.61 Tigers 8.10.58

  1. Sam Siggins (Lauderdale)
  2. Nathan Oakes (Lauderdale)
  3. Will Campbell (Tigers)



14. Sam Siggins (Lauderdale)
11. Jobi Harper (Launceston)
11. Kieran Lovell (Tigers)
10. Alex Lee (North Launceston)
10. Brad Cox-Goodyer (North Launceston)
9. Ethan Jackson (Clarence)
7. Josh McGuinness (Lauderdale)
7. Will Campbell (Tigers)
7. Haydn Smith (Lauderdale)
6. Fletcher Seymour (Launceston)



The Alastair Lynch Medal (originally known as the Tassie Medal and changed at the start of the 2014 Season) is awarded to the Best & Fairest player in the Tasmanian State League and has been awarded since the league began in 2009.

Year Player Club Votes
2019 Josh Ponting North Launceston 23
2018 Josh Ponting North Launceston 23
2017 Brad Cox-Goodyer North Launceston 27
2016 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy 33
2015 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy 33
2014 Daniel Roozendaal North Launceston 24
2013 Mitch Thorp South Launceston 21
2012 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy 21
2011 Tim Bristow Launceston 28
2010 Brett Geappen Clarence 18
2009 Kurt Heazlewood Devonport 23