Is the intercept and rebound defender the game’s most important player?

There’s a new trend emerging in modern footy. Coinciding with the transformation of the style of today’s game, is the evolution and importance of intercept defenders and half-back flankers. Just take a look at the 2020 best and fairest results. Winners include Jayden Short, Jake Lloyd, Caleb Daniel, Sam Collins, Jordan Ridley, Darcy Byrne-Jones, Luke Ryan, Nick Haynes and to a lesser degree Lachie Whitfield and Luke McDonald, who both spent time in the midfield. Additionally, Jacob Weitering is a...

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1 month ago, SEN

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