We have just two rounds remaining in the home and away season, with our Rookie Rankings containing to see changes among the top eight.

A Hawks defender and a Crows backman have each gone up one spot in our rankings following Round 22, with a sidelined Eagle and Suns ace both falling back a spot each as a result.

Our leader has only strengthened his place at the top, while a teammate was among four players to earn an honourable mention for their efforts over the weekend.

Criteria: For our Rookie Rankings, we are selecting players who have made their debut this season. Other players who may still be eligible for a Rising Star nomination but have already made their debut prior to the 2023 season will not be considered.

I.e. Rising Star eligible players such as Sam DarcyFinn Callaghan and Jye Amiss are ineligible, having already played an AFL match prior to Round 1, 2023. 

Round 22 Honourable Mentions
George Wardlaw (North Melbourne)
Elijah Tsatas (Essendon)
Matthew Johnson (Fremantle)
Mattaes Phillipou (St Kilda)


8. Elijah Hewett (-)

Albeit in a 101-point defeat to Fremantle, Hewett was again impressive when able to have an impact on the game.

The Eagles teenager would come away from the Western Derby with 20 touches (10 contested) and four clearances for the evening, adding to a strong run of performances for the first-round draft pick, who was again among West Coast's attendees at centre bounces.

Hewett and his Eagles face another challenge this weekend when they travel to Marvel Stadium to face the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.