Matthew Rowell is the early favourite to win the AFL Rising Star award in 2020.
RISING STAR TIPS & BETTING ADVICE
The AFL Rising Star award is presented annually to the player adjudged the best young player during the AFL season. Each round, a player is nominated for the Rising Star. They must be aged 20 or under on January 1 that year and have played in 10 or fewer AFL games prior to the start of the season.
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RISING STAR ODDS
Keep up to date with the latest odds for the Rising Star award as we update the betting market each week.
HOW THE RISING STAR WORKS
Every round of the AFL season will see a player nominated for the Rising Star award. A player can only be nominated once during the year.
In order to be eligible, a player must be 20 years old or younger on January 1 of that year and must have only played 10 games or fewer prior to the start of the season.
Any player suspended during the year can not win the Rising Star award, much like the Brownlow Medal.
At the completion of the season, the voting panel independently awards five votes, four votes, three votes, two votes and one vote to the nominated players they believe are best through to fifth best for that season. Whichever player polls the most is the winner.
BETTING ON THE RISING STAR
The AFL Rising Star typically has one market available with bookmakers and that is for the winner.
Some years will have a short-priced favourite such as 2019 with star Carlton midfielder Sam Walsh winning the award.