Our Rookie Rankings for 2024 has extended to a top six, with a second-year Bulldog and a Saints youngster breaking in for the first time this season following the change.

Every six weeks our rankings will expand with an additional wrung, with the first change of the year seeing two new faces named as GWS forward Harvey Thomas makes way.

The top end of our rankings has seen a new Sun move up two places, while the gap between first and second only grew further over the weekend.

Selection Criteria: For our Rookie Rankings, we are ONLY 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 before the 2024 season will not be considered. I.e. Rising Star eligible players such as George Wardlaw, Angus Sheldrick and Sam Darcy are ineligible, having already played an AFL match before Round 1, 2024. 

Honourable Mentions
Jed Walter (Gold Coast)
Darcy Wilson (St Kilda)
Joshua Draper (Fremantle)

5. Harvey Gallagher (NEW)

Another first-timer for this year's Rookie Rankings, with Western Bulldogs wing/forward Harvey Gallagher continuing to build a strong debut campaign after featuring in all six matches so far this year.

Gallagher debuted in Round 1 and has since held his spot in Luke Beveridge's side, booting five goals while averaging 12.5 disposals and 3.8 score involvements per game.

The 20-year-old, who didn't get a debut in his first year at the Kennel, had one of his best performances in the blue, white and red in Round 6 as he continues to hone a role on a flank for the Bulldogs.

Following their strong win over the Saints, the Dogs now turn their attention to a Round 7 bout with Fremantle in Perth on Saturday night.