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2022 TopSport SANFL Top 50 – 6-10

Sturt's 2022 Fos Williams Medallist Casey Voss in action for the West End State team in Perth. Picture - Michael Farnell

The best Hostplus SANFL League performers in 2022 are being unveiled through the TopSport SANFL Top 50.

After selecting his Top 50 players pre-season, SANFL Media Producer Zac Milbank has chosen his Top 50 now that the dust has settled on this year’s exciting campaign.

Form across the 2022 season was used as the chief factor in the ranking process, with selection in The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year and West End State team weighing heavily, together with placings in the Magarey Medal, Shearman Medal, Club best-and-fairest awards and strong performances in finals matches.

High rankings in statistics such as total disposals, marks, contested marks, goals, clearances and tackles were also taken into account, along with Champion Data ranking points.

So here is the pointy end of the selection process, as we enter the top 10 for 2022.

Stay tuned as the top five roll out across the SANFL website and social media channels in the coming days.

10 - Matthew Snook (Glenelg)

Tenacious Tiger Snook is always at the bottom of the packs, happily doing the dirty work for his beloved Bays.

He is Glenelg’s heart-and-soul, his absence was noticeable once he left the field with a back injury in his side’s First Semi-Final loss to Norwood.

Runner-up to Max Proud in his club’s best-and-fairest, the 30-year-old was named at half-forward in The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year while averaging 111 Champion Data Ranking Points in 2022.

The Magarey Medal continues to elude him – he finished 5th this year – while placing 12th in the Shearman Medal.

Tenacious Tiger Matthew Snook farming out yet another handball in the clinches.

9 - Travis Schiller (Central District)

The younger Schiller sibling reaped the rewards from a full preseason as he achieved career-best form in 2022.

Earning selection in The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year, the Bulldogs’ rover was joint winner of the Norm Russell Medal as best-and-fairest.

Averaging an outstanding 116 Champion Data Ranking Points, the 28-year-old earned the respect of his opposition coaches after placing third in the Shearman Medal.

He will be sorely missed at Elizabeth next season as he spends the year overseas working in England.

8 - Joseph Haines (South Adelaide)

Few defenders are more damaging than South Adelaide’s Joseph Haines.

The 30-year-old regularly dashes off half-back to begin a forward foray while also regularly taking the responsibility of kicking the ball in after a behind.

The courageous Panther won the Knuckey Cup as his club’s best-and-fairest while also being selected at half-back in The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year.

Averaging 108 Champion Data Ranking Points, Haines also played in the West End State team’s victory against the WAFL in Perth.

7 - Harrison Wigg (North Adelaide)

Right in the prime of his career, North Adelaide’s Wigg is making it count after an outstanding 2022 campaign.

The 26-year-old finished third in the Barrie Robran Medal while also being selected on the wing of The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year.

A line-breaking left-footer, Wigg also played for the West End State team while finishing seventh in both the Magarey and Shearman Medals.

6 - Casey Voss (Sturt)

Voss shot to national fame in May when he won the Fos Williams Medal in the West End State team’s memorable win against the WAFL in Perth.

And while his call-up in the AFL Mid-Season Draft didn’t eventuate, his presence at Unley was lapped up by the Double Blues as he won the P.T. Morton Medal as best-and-fairest.

Averaging 118 Champion Data Ranking Points per game, the 22-year-old nearly pinched the Magarey Medal after storming home to be placed equal third.

Finishing eighth in the Shearman Medal, Voss was a straight-forward selection at half-back in The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year, such was the rebound he provided from defence in 2022.

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