A young Hawk put in arguably the best performance of the weekend, while his teammate narrowly misses out on a spot in our Rankings, with the pair both earning honourable mentions for their parts in Hawthorn's win over the Eagles.
A young Roo breaks into the top six and jumps into fifth, while out top two further extend their placing at the top.
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 2022 season will not be considered.
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Round 18 Honourable Mentions
A dominant performance for the young Hawk who has worked himself back from a concussion scare.
Was among the Magpies' best ball winners in the engine room. 24 touches, all kicks.
A key part in Richmond's avenue to goal, booting a team-high three majors.
Connor MacDonald (Hawthorn)
13 disposals, 7 tackles, 5 marks, 2 goals
Another strong performance for the first-year Hawk. Narrowly misses a top six spot.
6. Jake Soligo (NEW)
After several honourable mentions throughout this year, young Crow Jake Soligo lands his first spot in our Rookie Rankings.
His performance against Collingwood was no different, amassing 17 disposals, 8 tackles, 314 metres gained, 5 inside 50s and 10 contested possessions.
With the likes of MacDonald and the now-replaced Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera pushing for a place in the top six, Soligo will need to have another strong outing this weekend when the Crows clash with Sydney at the SCG on Saturday.