The results of Gather Round have led to a number of changes among our 2023 AFL Rookie Rankings, with four players shifting in their spots as the top two hold onto a convincing lead at the summit.

The consistent form of a Crows backman and St Kilda livewire has seen them jump into third and fourth spot respectively, while a new Hawk was the sole honourable mention from the weekend.

Our Rookie Rankings will expand to seven players from Round 6, opening up a chance for a new face to land in our order new week.

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 5 honourable mentions:
Seamus Mitchell (Hawthorn)

SEE: Rookie Rankings after Round 4


6. Reuben Ginbey (-3)

Sunday's outing against the Cats was a difficult one for the young Eagle, who suffered eye and ankle injuries to eventually be subbed out of the contest.

Prior to having his afternoon end early, Ginbey was a solid contributor for West Coast but at times struggled to compete with the more seasoned Cats in carrying a heavy workload in midfield.

Ginbey showed plenty of poise to kick his first AFL goal on the run, a deserving major for the hard-nosed Eagle who has battled over the past fortnight.

The WA product will be no certainty to play next week due to injury, with Adam Simpson potentially even resting his top draft pick for their Round 6 clash against Port Adelaide.