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Newman, Walsh poll votes against premiers

R20 | Newman kicks a bag Nic Newman kicks four goals from half-back.

NIC Newman and Sam Walsh have both been acknowledged by the coaches for their respective performances against West Coast.

The duo have received plenty of praise in the last 24 hours for their showings against the reigning premiers.

That didn’t stop on Monday, with the Blues pair joining four Eagles in the votes.

After a career-best four goals to go with his 26 disposals, Newman received five votes for his showing - one behind Liam Ryan, who was adjudged best-on-ground.

It was the second time Newman has polled in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award in the last month, after his strong performance against Sydney in Round 17.

Newman was closely followed by Walsh, who continued his outstanding streak of polling in seven of his last eight games in the award.

With 31 disposals and a goal, Walsh’s four votes now sees him sit equal-second behind Patrick Cripps for coaches’ votes this season, alongside Ed Curnow.