Sun’s rapid Player Ratings rise no fluke

A BARGAIN recruit less than two years ago, Gold Coast onballer Jarryd Lyons has risen to be one of the competition’s top, and most underrated, midfielders.

On the back of a brilliant performance against Carlton last Saturday, Lyons became the first Sun other than Gary Ablett to enter the top-20 of the Schick AFL Player Ratings, at No.19.

Who needs Ablett anyway when Lyons is recording monster numbers as he did against the Blues, racking up 36 disposals, 26 contested possessions, 14 clearances, 10 inside-50s, a goal and a mammoth 919m gained.

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