TSL pre-season survey: Clarence the team to beat, Siggins reigns supreme

The TSL clubs have had their say ahead of the 2023 season, with a new force emerging in the premiership race and a back-to-back Alastair Lynch Medal winner among their predictions.

Representatives from each club attended last week’s TSL Season Launch and filled out a survey with their predictions for the upcoming season. The full results of the survey are listed below.

Clarence were the big winners, garnering 50% of the votes as the team most likely to play in this year’s grand final. That would be a step forward for the Roos, after they made it all the way to the preliminary final in 2022 before falling just short. Last year’s runners-up Kingborough were the next most popular choice, with 42% of representatives tipping them to return to the big dance.

Lauderdale’s Sam Siggins claimed his second Lynch Medal last season, and his peers see him as the player to beat once again in 2023. He led the way with 50% of the votes, ahead of North Launceston playing coach Brad Cox-Goodyer and Kingborough midfielder Kieran Lovell with 25% apiece. Siggins also led the way in voting for the Peter Hudson Medal as the competition’s leading goalkicker, heading a crowded field with 25% of the nominations.

Full survey results

Which other club is most likely to reach the TSL Grand Final?

Clarence: 50%

Kingborough: 42%

Launceston: 8%


Which player from another club do you think will win the Hudson Medal?

Sam Siggins, Lauderdale: 25%

Tyler Carter, Kingborough: 17%

Jake Hinds, Launceston: 17%

Brad Cox-Goodyer, North Launceston: 17%

Also receiving votes: Allen Christensen, Spencer White, Colin Garland


Which player from another club do you think will win the Lynch Medal?

Sam Siggins, Lauderdale: 50%

Kieran Lovell, Kingborough: 25%

Brad Cox-Goodyer, North Launceston: 25%


Which club will rise up the ladder in 2023?

Clarence: 58%

North Launceston: 33%

North Hobart: 8%


Who is the best defender from another club?

Josh McGuinness, Lauderdale: 58%

Elijah Reardon, Kingborough: 17%

Also receiving votes: Josh Arnold, Matt Joseph


Who is the best midfielder from another club?

Kieran Lovell, Kingborough: 50%

Brad Cox-Goodyer, North Launceston: 17%

Sam Siggins, Lauderdale: 17%

Also receiving votes: Jobi Harper, Baxter Norton


Who is the best forward from another club?

Jake Hinds, Launceston: 42%

Sam Siggins, Lauderdale: 17%

Brad Cox-Goodyer, North Launceston: 17%

Also receiving votes: Spencer White, Brandon Leary, Allen Christensen


Who is the best ruck from another club?

Sam Green, Clarence: 33%

Alex Lee, North Launceston: 33%

Haydn Smith, Lauderdale: 17%

Jack Tomkinson, Kingborough: 17%


Who is the young player to watch from your club?

Glenorchy: Nathan Blowfield, Braidy Simpson

Clarence: Blake Harper

Kingborough: Ed Golding, Will Clifford

North Hobart: Tyler McGinniss

Lauderdale: Taine Sookee

Launceston: Isaac Hyatt

North Launceston: Brandon Leary