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Viney named Demons' AFL player of the year

  • Viney named Demons' AFL player of the year

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Jack Viney of the Demons runs with the ball during the round 20 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 6, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Young midfielder star Jack Viney has won the Melbourne Demons' club best and fairest, beating captain Nathan Jones and All-Australian ruckman Max Gawn in the voting.

Last year's runner-up, Viney polled 407 votes to edge Jones and claim the Keith Bluey Truscott Memorial Trophy by eight on Tuesday night after the pair had been locked on 340 apiece after 19 rounds.

In doing so, Viney denied Jones a record-equalling fourth best and fairest with the Demons.

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