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NEAFL MVP Votes: Round 2

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: George Horlin-Smith of the Suns in action during the 2019 AFL round 01 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Gold Coast Suns at Marvel Stadium on March 24, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

Three SUNS have polled votes in the NEAFL MVP award for the match against Sydney on the weekend.

Despite going down by 38 points to the Swans, the SUNS showed plenty of promising signs and played better than the scoreline suggests. 

In his comeback from injury, George Horlin-Smith polled the most for the SUNS with six votes for his 36-disposal, six-tackle game. 

Will Brodie also found plenty of the ball again with 38 touches and eight marks culminating in two votes from the coaches.

Likewise, Josh Corbett also polled two votes in his debut game for the SUNS where he kicked three goals.

Sydney’s James Rowbottom received the most votes on the day with 10 after kicking three goals to go with his 28 disposals. 

The NEAFL Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the player uniquely judged the best in the competition by a combination of umpire and coaches votes.

The votes are submitted post-game cast on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis. As such, the maximum amount of votes a single player can earn per match is 10 – courtesy of the maximum five votes from both umpires and coaches.

The progress of the MVP voting is published on the NEAFL website for the first 12 rounds of the season, but withheld from that point on until the winner is revealed at the end of season awards night.

Gold Coast v Sydney votes
10: James Rowbottom (Sydney)
6: George Horlin-Smith (Gold Coast)
5: Ryan Clarke (Sydney)
4: James Bell (Sydney)
2: Will Brodie (Gold Coast)
2: Josh Corbett (Gold Coast)
1: Darcy Cameron (Sydney)

NEAFL MVP LEADERBOARD – Round 2

19: Matt Shaw (Southport)
18: James Rowbottom (Sydney)
14: Jake Veale (Sydney Uni)
14: Tristan Davies (Sydney Uni)
12: Mitch Maguire (Canberra)
11: Tom Cutler (Brisbane)
10: James Rose (Sydney)
10: Ryan Lester (Brisbane)
9: Will Brodie (Gold Coast)
9: Ben Keays (Brisbane)