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Breakout defender claims North Melbourne best and fairest


Luke McDonald claimed North Melbourne’s best and fairest overnight, capping off a breakout year.

The defender averaged 20 disposals and five rebound fives per game in 2020, becoming a key player across half back, through the midfield or in a tagging role.

Jy Simpkin, Jed Anderson, Todd Goldstein and Trent Dumont round out the top five.

Midfielder Jared Polec appears out of favour at Arden Street and that was backed up at the B&F, finishing 15th.

See the top 10 below:

Top 10:
Luke McDonald – 183
Jy Simpkin – 140
Jed Anderson – 138
Todd Goldstein - 131
Trent Dumont – 128
Robbie Tarrant – 93
Josh Walker – 92
Shaun Higgins – 88
Ben McKay – 75
Cameron Zurhaar – 70

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