Almanac Football: Carey-Bunton Medal update – Here comes the Big Cat!



Geelong spearhead Tom Hawkins has hit the front in the Carey-Bunton Medal after the Cats’ 56-point demolition of Essendon at the Gabba last Sunday.


Hawkins scored eight votes in the AFL Coaches Player of the Year award by booting four goals in the Geelong victory.


That takes ‘Tomahawk’ to the lead in the Carey-Bunton for the best NSW player in the AFL with 35 votes.


The former Finley product also leads the Coleman medal with 39 goals for the season – nine ahead of West Coast forward Josh Kennedy.


Gold Coast co-skipper Jarrod Witts (31 votes) has the chance to regain the lead when the Suns take on the Brisbane Lions in their Round 16 clash tomorrow (Wednesday) night at the Gabba.




1 Tom Hawkins (GEEL) 35 (8 votes GEE v ESS)

2 Jarrod Witts (GCC) 31

3 Dane Rampe (SYD) 20

3 Harry Perryman (GWS) 20

5 Isaac Heeney (SYD) 19

6 Jacob Hopper (GWS) 12

7 Callum Mills (SYD) 10

8 Isaac Smith (HAW) 9

9 Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (RICH) 8

9 Dougal Howard (ST K) 8

11 Zac Williams (GWS) 5

12 Nick Blakey (SYD) 4 (2 votes SYD v MEL)

12 Jacob Townsend (ESS) 4

12 Matthew Kennedy (CARL) 4

15 Luke Breust (HAW) 3

15 Jeremy Finlayson (GWS) 3

17 Michael Gibbons (CARL) 3

18 Todd Marshall (PA)

18 Harry Himmelberg (GWS) 2

18 Charlie Spargo (MEL) 2


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  1. Dane Rampe won’t be able to improve on his tally of 20 votes, Rocket Rod.

    Hasn’t he got a badly fractured hand ??

    Amazing to see Hawk Breust so far down the list. I know the Squawks have had a miserable season.

    But a total of three votes. with the h and a season almost over. Amazing.

  2. Yesss Edmund, sadly neither Rampe nor Isaac Heeney will be able to add to their tallies.
    Dane was doing a rehab session at the recent Uni v Easts game at Henson Park in Sydney.
    Hand in a bandage but cold can in hand clearly assisting his recovery.
    In a nail-biter his old mob lost to Sydney Uni.

    Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see if the pair can make the Origin team based on their performances to date this season….

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