Morrish Medal preview

taccup.com.au looks at 25 of the top chances to take out the prestigious Morrish Medal for the TAC Cup’s best and fairest player of the 2016 home-and-away season this Sunday night.

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JOSEPH ATLEY (Bendigo Pioneers)
Tough midfielder from Rochester who represented Vic Country and captained the Pioneers, averaging 21 disposals and seven tackles in 10 TAC Cup games.

KAYLE KIRBY (Bendigo Pioneers)
Dynamic forward from Tyntynder who kicked 32 goals in 13 games to finish fourth on the TAC Cup goalkicking table.

KARL BROWN (Calder Cannons)
193cm over-age forward from Essendon Doutta Stars who topped the TAC Cup goalkicking table with 46 goals in 16 games.

DAN ALLSOP (Dandenong Stingrays)
Small forward from Red Hill who finished sixth on the TAC Cup goalkicking table with 27 majors in 17 games.

SAM FOWLER (Dandenong Stingrays)
169cm pocket rocket from Dromana who kicked 33 goals in 13 games to finish third on the TAC Cup goalkicking table.

TOM GLEN (Dandenong Stingrays)
19-year-old from Beaconsfield who was in draft contention in 2015 but returned to the TAC Cup and averaged 22 disposals in 15 games.

JOSH BEGLEY (Eastern Ranges - pictured, left)
Forward who emerged from playing local football at Upper Ferntree Gully to kick 25 goals and average 17 disposals in 14 games.

DYLAN CLARKE (Eastern Ranges)
Ranges captain and prolific Vic Metro midfielder who averaged 30 disposals and eight tackles in just seven TAC Cup games.

JORDAN GALLUCCI (Eastern Ranges)
Vic Metro captain and classy midfielder from Lilydale who kicked 13 goals and averaged 20 disposals and six tackles in just seven games.

SAM HAYES (Eastern Ranges)
200cm bottom-age ruck/forward from Ferntree Gully who starred for Vic Metro and averaged 12 disposals and 22 hitouts in 15 TAC Cup games.

MAX AUGERINOS (Geelong Falcons - pictured, centre)
Tough 19-year-old midfielder from St Mary’s who averaged 25 disposals and four tackles in 13 games.

BRETT BLAIR (Geelong Falcons)
189cm forward from South Barwon who finished second on the TAC Cup goalkicking table with 35 goals in 13 games.

JAMES WORPEL (Geelong Falcons)
Bottom-age midfielder from Bell Park who represented Vic Country and averaged 20 disposals and six tackles as well as kicking 11 goals in 13 TAC Cup games.

ZACHARY ZDYBEL (Geelong Falcons)
193cm forward/ruck from Birregurra who averaged 14 disposals and nine hitouts as well as kicking 14 goals in 15 games.

JOSH PATULLO (Gippsland Power)
198cm over-age player from Warragul capable of playing in the ruck or key-position at either end, averaging 15 disposals, five marks and 11 hitouts in 15 games.

JAMES COUSINS (Murray Bushrangers)
Midfielder from Mansfield who averaged 24 disposals and four tackles as well as kicking 11 goals in 15 games.

WILLEM DREW (North Ballarat Rebels)
Reliable midfielder from Koroit who represented Vic Country and averaged 23 disposals and seven tackles in 13 TAC Cup games.

HUGH McCLUGGAGE (North Ballarat Rebels)
Goalkicking midfielder and Vic Country MVP from South Warrnambool who averaged 29 disposals and booted 23 majors in 10 TAC Cup games.

MASON BLAKEY (Northern Knights)
Reliable defender from Eltham capable of rebounding and lock-down roles who captained the Knights and averaged 21 disposals in 15 games.

JACK HIGGINS (Oakleigh Chargers)
Bottom-age player from East Malvern who represented Vic Metro and made a big impact in just TAC Cup seven games, averaging 29 disposals and kicking 15 goals.

XAVIER JORDAN (Oakleigh Chargers)
Tough midfielder from East Malvern who averaged 19 disposals and four tackles in 15 games.

LACHLAN WALKER (Oakleigh Chargers)
Classy 19-year-old midfielder from De La Salle who averaged 26 disposals and kicked 11 goals in 15 games.

GOY LOK (Sandringham Dragons)
19-year-old from Mazenod Old Collegians who was in draft contention in 2015 but returned to the TAC Cup and averaged 20 disposals and four tackles in 12 games.

COREY LYONS (Sandringham Dragons)
Vic Metro midfielder from St Peters who kicked nine goals and averaged 24 disposals in 11 TAC Cup games.

BRODIE ROMENSKY (Western Jets - pictured, right)
Versatile 189cm Vic Metro representative from Maribyrnong Park who averaged 24 disposals and seven tackles in 14 TAC Cup games.




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