Up-and-coming ruckman claims Fremantle’s best and fairest

Up-and-coming ruckman claims Fremantle’s best and fairest

Fremantle ruckman Sean Darcy has claimed the Doig Medal as the Dockers’ best and fairest player for 2021.

Darcy, 23, had a breakout season in 2021 and emerged as one of the league’s most dominant ruckmen.

He took the award with 222 votes to veteran David Mundy (207) and Andrew Brayshaw (186) completing the podium.

Darcy admitted he was “a little embarrassed” to win the award for Mundy on Saturday night.

“It’s been a crazy ride to get from Cobham in Victoria to here so far, it’s been a great ride so far and as Andy Brayshaw said before, a premiership is the goal, we won’t rest until we get there, said Darcy.

“It (winning the Doig Medal) still hasn’t sunk in at this point, I really didn’t think I’d get up, I thought David Mundy definitely had it, so I’m a little embarrassed to be here. He was an incredible player this year. It’s a little weird, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.”

Darcy averaged 16.6 disposals, 4.3 points, 28.5 hits and 4.7 evictions in his stellar season.

Doig Medal top 10 2021

Sean Darcy – 222
David Mundy – 207
Andrew Brayshaw – 186
Caleb Serong – 155
Adam Cerra – 147
Luke Ryan – 140
Nat Fyfe – 130
Lachie Schultz – 118
Travis Colyer – 115
Sam Switkowski – 105

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