It’s a knock-down, drag-out affair at the top of the leaderboard as the heavyweights of the wing position battle it out for the number one spot after eight rounds of footy.

With a big week, we’ve seen a former number one player leap back into the number one spot, throwing down the gauntlet to the other running men in the league. Can anyone catch him?

A few years ago, a little sick of the wingmen being completely ignored in the roles they play by those selecting the AFL All-Australian Team, here at The Mongrel Punt, we decided to start tracking the best wingers in the game. Using a combination of stats and votes as our metric for assessing them over the course of the year, The Mongrel Punt Wingman of the Year Award was born.

2020 saw Sam Menegola blitz the field, running away to easily claim the title of the best wingman in the game.

Fast forward to 2021 and it was a bit closer, with Paul Seedsman pipping Hugh McCluggage and Karl Amon in the race to become the league’s reigning wingman of the year. The Crows are currently missing Seedsman immensely, as his 2021 was easily the best of his career.

Let’s jump into the Round Eight results and the overall leaderboard.

 

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