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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Rory Atkins of the Crows being chased by Steven Motlop of the Power during the 2018 AFL round eight match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval on May 12, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Matt Turner/AFL Media)

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Rory Atkins of the Crows being chased by Steven Motlop of the Power during the 2018 AFL round eight match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval on May 12, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Matt Turner/AFL Media)

Two Crows received votes from the coaches in Saturday night’s Showdown.

Rory Atkins and Rory Laird each received two votes in Adelaide’s five-point loss to Port Adelaide.

Atkins was his team’s leading possession winner with 29 and also gained more metres (608) than any other player on the ground. The wingman generated five inside 50ms and kicked a goal.

Laird gathered 27 disposals, including 12 in a dominant first-quarter display. The All Australian defender sits equal-seventh on the Shadforth Financial Group AFLCA Champion Player of the Year leaderboard.

Don Pyke and Ken Hinkley agreed with the Variety Showdown Medal judges, awarding six-goal Power star Robbie Gray 10 votes for his best-afield performance..

Ruckman Paddy Ryder, who kicked two goals and won 39 hit-outs, earned six votes while midfielder Tom Rockliff collected five in his first Showdown. Defender Tom Jonas (four) and onballer Sam Powell-Pepper rounded out the voting.

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe remains on top of the overall leaderboard with 48 votes. In-form Western Bulldogs premiership player Jack Macrae has drawn level with Melbourne big man Max Gawn in second spot (40 votes).

Adelaide v Port Adelaide
10 – Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
6 – Paddy Ryder (Port Adelaide)
5 – Tom Rockliff (Port Adelaide)
4 – Tom Jonas (Port Adelaide)
2 – Rory Atkins (Adelaide)
2 – Rory Laird (Adelaide)
1 – Sam Powell-Pepper (Port Adelaide)

Shadforth Financial Group AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Leaderboard
48 – Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
40 – Max Gawn (Melbourne)
40 – Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs)
38 – Tom Mitchell (Hawthorn)
37 – Trent Cotchin (Richmond)
37 – Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
32 – Jack Darling (West Coast)
32 – Rory Laird (Adelaide)
31 – Dustin Martin (Richmond)
31 – Steele Sidebottom (Collingwood)