If there was one Saint to fly under the radar in 2020, it was Rosie Dillon. And it wasn’t because of her diminutive stature.
The tenacious 153cm midfielder was either on the bottom of a pack or laying a crunching tackle, often escaping the immediate gaze of the fans.
Dillon’s inside punch and grunt were unswerving week after week, with her victories in the clinches both halting the opposition and giving the Saints’ outside runners chances to break free.
The pressure-magnet’s skill through heavy traffic also saw her lead St Kilda for contested possessions and place a narrow second for clearances and tackles behind Georgia Patrikios and Nat Exon respectively.
In August, the hard-hitting Saint was a joint-winner of St Kilda's inaugural Best & Fairest alongside Olivia Vesely, Georgia Patrikios and Caitlin Greiser.
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