Kind information, predictions and the Saint effectively within the hunt

After final season’s occasion was confined to Zoom calls and noticed gamers scattered everywhere in the nation, the 2021 W Awards will return in fashion tomorrow night time to recognise the competitors’s finest gamers from the 12 months that was.

And with silky midfielder Georgia Patrikios in competition to assert the league’s most coveted honour – plus a string of different Saints set to ballot – we’ve obtained you coated for what to anticipate forward of the AFLW’s night time of nights.

The adorned night will kick off at 7:00pm on Fox Footy with the naming of the NAB Rising Star and All-Australian facet, earlier than the official vote depend commences at 8:30pm.

In a nutshell…

Finest likelihood: 

Georgia Patrikios is effectively within the hunt to take out the competitors’s most prestigious honour off the again of her stylish follow-up to her Finest & Fairest marketing campaign.

How effectively may Georgia Patrikios ballot at tomorrow night time’s W Awards? Picture: AFL Pictures.

The 20-year-old is predicted to ballot in 5 matches, together with best-on-ground honours for the ultimate three video games in opposition to GWS, Collingwood and West Coast.

Patrikios added to her elegant season with choice within the All-Australian and AFL Gamers’ Affiliation 22Under22 squads, together with a spot within the AFL Girls’s Workforce of the 12 months and a nomination for the AFL Gamers’ Affiliation Most Invaluable Participant.

For the primary time…: 

A scintillating return from an ACL damage in Spherical 1 is prone to have Tarni White ballot for the primary time.

The Coorparoo recruit earned a NAB Rising Star nomination for her game-saving efficiency, which got here full with 20 disposals, 9 intercepts and 7 marks.

Unfortunate to overlook: 

Defenders usually draw the quick straw throughout awards season, and sadly, it’s the identical in our predicted ballot.

Regardless of terrific seasons from Tilly Lucas-Rodd, Hannah Priest and a number of other different members of St Kilda’s back-six, all bar Tarni White have been unable to crack into the record of potential vote-getters as a result of their performances being overshadowed by dominant opposition outings.

Jessica Matin additionally dips out after snaffling three targets within the remaining spherical of the season, whereas Kate Shierlaw’s consistency glided by with out a main accolade to her title.

Anticipate some well-deserved recognition on the membership’s upcoming Finest & Fairest, nevertheless!

2020 most votes: Georgia Patrikios (seven votes)
Ineligible gamers: Nil 

Spherical 1 v Western Bulldogs

St Kilda 8.3 (51) def. Western Bulldogs 6.6 (42)

Georgia Patrikios glides throughout the RSEA Park deck throughout Spherical 1. Picture: AFL Pictures.

It’s exhausting to separate gun midfielders Georgia Patrikios and Ellie Blackburn, however the silky Saint narrowly secures the utmost votes off the again of her game-winning show. Tarni White (20 disposals, 9 intercepts) may additionally snare her first AFLW Finest & Fairest vote to enrich her NAB Rising Star nomination. Whereas Bulldogs Isabel Huntington and Kirsty Lamb are exterior possibilities to pinch a vote off the Queenslander, the spectacular shows of debutant Tyanna Smith and co-captain Rhi Watt (13 contested possessions from 13 touches) are prone to win out beforehand.

  Spherical 1 v Western Bulldogs St Kilda 8.3 (51) def. Western Bulldogs 6.6 (42)
  Predicted W Award votes: Statistics:
3 Georgia Patrikios 24 disposals, 4 clearances, one objective
2 Ellie Blackburn (WB) 21 disposals, 5 tackles, two targets
1 Tarni White 20 disposals, 9 intercepts, seven marks

Spherical 2 v North Melbourne

North Melbourne 5.6 (36) def. St Kilda 1.4 (10)

Rosie Dillon wraps up Roo Jenna Bruton. Picture: Corey Scicluna.

Pleasure Spherical belonged to North Melbourne, with captain Emma Kearney (22 disposals, eight tackles) near a certainty for the three votes. The 2018 AFLW Finest & Fairest was joined by the center by spectacular duo Jenna Bruton and Jasmine Garner because the Roos broke clear within the second half. Georgia Patrikios was once more a robust presence with a game-high 27 disposals and was well-flanked by Tyanna Smith (15 disposals, one objective) in opposition to the skilled opposition. Though Cat Phillips, Hannah Priest and a high-flying Kate Shierlaw (eight marks, 4 contested) stood tall for the Saints, there’s a throng of Roos to beat – together with Ellie Gavalas and Ash Riddell – earlier than they’ll doubtlessly characteristic on the leaderboard.

  Spherical 2 v North Melbourne North Melbourne 5.6 (36) def. St Kilda 1.4 (10)
  Predicted W Award votes: Statistics:
3 Emma Kearney (NM) 22 disposals, eight tackles, three clearances
2 Jenna Bruton (NM) 23 disposals, six intercepts, two clearances
1 Georgia Patrikios 27 disposals, six tackles, three inside-50s

Spherical 3 v Carlton      

St Kilda 2.4 (16) def. by Carlton 6.4 (40)

Rosie Dillon was at her hard-hitting finest in Spherical 3. Picture: Corey Scicluna.

Carlton is prone to share majority of the votes for Spherical 3, with final 12 months’s reigning AFLW Finest & Fairest Madison Prespakis starring as her facet broke its duck at an empty RSEA Park. Elise O’Dea is prone to be joined on the rostrum by Rosie Dillon, who fought in direction of final-siren figures of 14 disposals, 9 tackles and 6 clearances. Ruck Breann Moody can also be within the operating, whereas a useful two-goal bag from Nicola Stevens has her in competition. For the Saints, Rhi Watt was rock stable in defence in opposition to Tayla Harris, Kate Shierlaw continued her effective marking type whereas Tilly Lucas-Rodd and Hannah Priest have been regular throughout half-back.

  Spherical 3 v Carlton St Kilda 2.4 (16) def. by Carlton 6.4 (40)
  Predicted W Award votes: Statistics:
3 Madison Prespakis (CARL) 24 disposals, 5 tackles, one objective
2 Elise O’Dea (CARL) 21 disposals, 341 metres gained, one objective
1 Rosie Dillon 14 disposals, 9 tackles, six clearances

Spherical 4 v Geelong

St Kilda 7.9 (51) def. Geelong 3.4 (22)

Tyanna Smith earned a NAB Rising Star nomination in opposition to Geelong. Picture: Corey Scicluna.

It is all Saints for Spherical 4 because the pink, white and black returned to the winners record. Tyanna Smith (16 disposals, 13 tackles) was sensational underneath the Friday night time lights, together with her prime-time outing additionally incomes her a NAB Rising Star nomination. Co-captain Rhi Watt returned to the ruck (16 disposals, 13 hit-outs, 5 clearances) to assist drive her facet’s stoppage dominance, whereas three targets from Caitlin Greiser is prone to be rewarded. Tilly Lucas-Rodd is once more unfortunate to overlook out on a vote, whereas Cats Rebecca Webster and Olivia Purcell have been influential for the guests.

  Spherical 4 v Geelong St Kilda 7.9 (51) def. Geelong 3.4 (22)
  Predicted W Award votes: Statistics:
3 Tyanna Smith 16 disposals, 13 tackles, 303 metres gained
2 Rhi Watt 16 disposals, 13 hit-outs, 5 clearances
1 Caitlin Greiser 9 disposals, three targets, three marks

Spherical 5 v Adelaide

Adelaide 8.13 (61) def. St Kilda 1.2 (8)

Tilly Lucas-Rodd catches her breath at Norwood Oval. Picture: AFL Pictures.

A well-known trio dominate the votes for Spherical 5 as Adelaide put St Kilda to the sword at Norwood Oval. Ebony Marinoff, Erin Phillips and Anne Hatchard bagged 64 disposals, 15 inside-50s and 12 clearances between them, with the Saints held to only eight inside-50s for the sport. It will likely be St Kilda’s defenders – pressured into overdrive by the Crows’ weight of entries – who form as potential vote-getters, mainly led by Hannah Priest, Jayde Van Dyk and Tilly Lucas-Rodd. The latter began on the wing earlier than returning to the backline after the foremost break. Georgia Patrikios was once more according to 24 possessions and 4 clearances.

  Spherical 5 v Geelong Adelaide 8.13 (61) def. St Kilda 1.2 (8)
  Predicted W Award votes: Statistics:
3 Ebony Marinoff 23 disposals, 9 tackles, six clearances
2 Erin Phillips 21 disposals, 5 inside-50s, one objective
1 Anne Hatchard 20 disposals, eight intercepts, seven inside-50s

Spherical 6 v Melbourne

Melbourne 9.12 (66) def. St Kilda 3.4 (22)

Hannah Priest on the cost. Picture: AFL Pictures.

St Kilda’s lean stretch prolonged out one other week as Melbourne took cost of proceedings at Casey Fields. Ruck Lauren Pearce (22 disposals, 21 hit-outs, 5 clearances) gained the ruck duel in opposition to a gallant Rhi Watt, gifting her facet first use because the Saints’ backline was bombarded with repeat entries (+25). Eden Zanker and Kate Hore are prone to ballot, but it surely may very well be any variety of Dees – together with leaders Daisy Pearce and Karen Paxman – who may stand up. Ex-Demon Cat Phillips accompanied Georgia Patrikios and Hannah Priest on 17 disposals, with the No. 14 racking up a game-high 10 intercepts to hold on her terrific type whereas her facet was underneath the pump.

  Spherical 6 v Melbourne Melbourne 9.12 (66) def. St Kilda 3.4 (22)
  Predicted W Award votes: Statistics:
3 Lauren Pearce (MELB) 22 disposals, 21 hit-outs, 5 clearances
2 Eden Zanker (MELB) 23 disposals, eight marks, 5 rating involvements
1 Kate Hore (MELB) 20 disposals, seven marks, one objective

Spherical 7 v GWS      

St Kilda 3.7 (25) def. by GWS 7.3 (45)

Sodden circumstances could not hold Georgia Patrikios down. Picture: AFL Pictures.

Moist and depressing circumstances spelled a 3rd straight loss for St Kilda, however Georgia Patrikios was very good all all through the difficult afternoon. The prolific on-baller collected 27 disposals, 10 tackles and 5 clearances, with unrelenting efforts from Tyanna Smith (14 tackles), Cat Phillips (12) and Alice Burke (10) including to the hard-fought match. Alyce Parker (28 disposals, six clearances) is prone to safe votes, whereas it’s a toss-up between three-goal Giants Rebecca Privitelli and Cora Staunton for the remaining place on the leaderboard.

  Spherical 7 v GWS St Kilda 3.7 (25) def. by GWS 7.3 (45)
  Predicted W Award votes: Statistics:
3 Georgia Patrikios 27 disposals, 10 tackles, 441 metres gained
2 Alyce Parker (GWS) 28 disposals, six clearances, 4 tackles
1 Cora Staunton (GWS) 10 disposals, 4 tackles, three targets

Spherical 8 v Collingwood           

Collingwood 8.11 (59) def. St Kilda 2.1 (13)

Again-to-back finest on floor honours for Georgia Patrikios. Picture: AFL Pictures.

It was black-and-white on a number of fronts in opposition to Collingwood, however Georgia Patrikios was nearly best-on-ground for a second straight week. Twenty-nine disposals, 9 clearances and a whopping 529 metres gained noticed her outshine red-hot Magpies Brianna Davey, Brittany Bonnici and Jamie Lambert regardless of the 46-point loss. Defender Ruby Schleicher is equally a good shout to characteristic within the votes for her 23-disposal show, whereas Tyanna Smith and Molly McDonald rounded out St Kilda’s finest at Victoria Park.

  Spherical 8 v Collingwood Collingwood 8.11 (59) def. St Kilda 2.1 (13)
  Predicted W Award votes: Statistics:
3 Georgia Patrikios 29 disposals, 9 clearances, 529 metres gained
2 Jamie Lambert (COLL) 21 disposals, eight rating involvements, seven tackles
1 Ruby Schleicher (COLL) 23 disposals, 11 intercepts, 5 marks

Spherical 9 v West Coast             

West Coast 3.2 (20) def. by St Kilda 11.10 (76)

Closing out the 12 months with a bang. Picture: AFL Pictures.

It may very effectively be a trio of successive three-vote matches for Georgia Patrikios, who closed out the 12 months in fashion with 30 disposals and a objective. A bandaged Tyanna Smith was equally electrical (24 disposals) and threaded a cultured main to finish her terrific debut season, whereas Caitlin Greiser saved her finest for final with 16 touches, 10 marks and two targets. Jess Matin’s three-goal blitz may even have her in competition for a maiden vote, whereas Cat Phillips and Darcy Guttridge collected 18 disposals apiece. For West Coast, Mikayla Bowen was best-on-ground with 22 touches.

  Spherical 9 v West Coast West Coast 3.2 (20) def. by St Kilda 11.10 (76)
  Predicted W Award votes: Statistics:
3 Georgia Patrikios 30 disposals, two clearances, one objective
2 Tyanna Smith 24 disposals, two tackles, one objective
1 Caitlin Greiser 16 disposals, 10 marks, two targets

Predicted leaderboard

13 – Georgia Patrikios
5 – Tyanna Smith
2 – Caitlin Greiser
2 – Rhi Watt
1 – Rosie Dillon
1 – Tarni White

Final 12 months’s votes

7 – Georgia Patrikios
3 – Rosie Dillon
3 – Caitlin Greiser
3 – Poppy Kelly

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