Kiwi superstar favourite to take home the Brownlow

Richmond star Dustin Martin is a near unbackable favourite to win tonight’s Brownlow Medal.

 

Martin has had an outstanding season and is the hot favourite to win the AFL’s biggest individual award after Geelong star and last year’s winner Patrick Dangerfield was ruled ineligible. He could even break the all-time Brownlow votes record.

Dangerfield was suspended by the AFL match review panel for Round 20 after a tackle on Carlton’s Matthew Kreuzer was adjudicated as rough conduct after the ruckman was concussed.

Martin has played every game this season in what has been the best of his career and helped lead the Tigers to their first Grand Final in thirty five years.

He ended the home-and-away season averaging 30.3 disposals (ranked third in the league), 6.6 clearances (ranked third), 3.6 centre clearances (ranked first), 6.2 inside-50s (ranked first) and has kicked 32 goals.

The Tigers will play off in this years Grand Final against the Adelaide Crows this Saturday afternoon. The game kicks off at 5.30pm (New Zealand time) and will be broadcast live and free to air on Duke TVNZ. Head to aflnz.co.nz/watchafl for more information.