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Roberton recognised for sensational season

October 6, 2017 11:22 PM

Dylan Roberton has been rewarded for his sensational season, finishing runner-up in the 2017 Trevor Barker Award.

Roberton, who recently re-committed to the Saints for a further four years, was included in the All-Australian squad for the first time this season on the back of remarkable consistency.

Five years after arriving at Linen House Centre from Fremantle, Roberton made a flying start to the season to quickly emerge as one the best rebounding defenders in the game.

The Dandenong Stingrays product featured prominently in the votes in six of the first seven games to lay the foundations for his highest best and fairest finish.

The 26-year-old averaged 23.1 disposals, 6.2 marks, 5.6 rebound 50s and 464.2 metres gained across 22 appearances in 2017.

While he often found himself among the best players, Roberton’s finest performance was perhaps in the Round six demolition of Hawthorn.

With two long-range goals and 29 disposals, he was the standout Saint on a memorable day for the club.

Where he polled his votes:

Round 6 v Hawthorn (15 votes) – 29 disposals, nine contested possessions, six rebound 50s and 599 metres gained

Round 4 v Collingwood (11 votes) - 32 disposals at 90.6 per cent efficiency, 595 metres gained, 12 marks and six rebound 50s

Round 5 v Geelong (nine votes) – 28 disposals, 11 rebound 50s, nine marks, six spoils and 559 metres gained

Round 20 v West Coast (nine votes) – 20 disposals, eight marks, four contested marks