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Jack Riewoldt in awards double

02/09/2010 12:10:42 PM Comments (0)

Richmond's Jack Riewoldt has become the first player in the club's history to win their best and fairest and the AFL's leading goalkicker award in the same season.

The 21-year-old full-forward, who took out the Coleman Medal as the AFL's leading goalkicker with 78 goals in the 2010 home-and-away season, edged out Tigers captain Chris Newman in a thrilling Jack Dyer Medal best and fairest count held at Melbourne's Crown Casino on Wednesday night.

Riewoldt polled 210 votes to win by six from Newman, with teammate Brett Deledio, winner of the past two Jack Dyer Medals, coming in third on 193 votes.

Throughout the 2010 season, Riewoldt scored at least three goals on 14 occasions, and four goals or more on eight occasions.

From Round 8-15, he kicked 43 goals, which was the highest individual total in a consecutive eight-game period by an AFL player since Essendon's Matthew Lloyd in 2001.

Riewoldt came in on top at the club for total marks (123), was No.1 for contested marks (54) and No.1 for marks inside-50 (79).

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