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Kennedy the coaches pick

Josh Kennedy collected 36 disposals and laid nine tackles against Richmond on Thursday night.

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy and defender Jake Lloyd both polled votes in the AFL Coaches’ Association’s Champion Player of the Year award after the loss to Richmond last Thursday.

Kennedy complemented a game-high 36 disposals with nine tackles, eight clearances and six inside 50s to collect five votes.

The three-time All-Australian was enormous at the contest against a star-studded Tigers midfield boasting Dustin Martin, Trent Cotchin and Kane Lambert.

Lloyd gathered 34 possessions and eight marks to earn one vote, Richmond’s Jack Riewoldt (10 votes), Lambert (seven), Nick Vlastuin (six) and Toby Nankervis (one) also fired.

AFLCA Champion Player of the Year

Round 15 – Richmond v Sydney Swans
10 – Jack Riewoldt (RICH)
7 – Kane Lambert (RICH)
6 – Nick Vlastuin (RICH)
5 – Josh Kennedy (SYD)
1 – Toby Nankervis (RICH)
1 – Jake Lloyd (SYD) 

2018 leaderboard
60 – Patrick Cripps (CARL)
59 – Nat Fyfe (FRE)
58 – Tom Mitchell (HAW)
55 – Max Gawn (MELB)
53 – Steele Sidebottom (COLL)
49 – Shaun Higgins (NMFC)
45 – Trent Cotchin (RICH)
43 – Andrew Gaff (WCE)
42 – Jack Darling (WCE)
40 – Jack Macrae (WB)
38 – Brodie Grundy (COLL)
38 – James Sicily (HAW)
38 – Ollie Wines (PORT)
37 – Ben Brown (NMFC)
37 – Ben Cunnington (NMFC)
37 – Rory Laird (ADEL)
37 – Elliot Yeo (WCE)
36 – Dyson Heppell (ESS)
35 – Stephen Coniglio (GWS)
35 – Dustin Martin (RICH)