Adelaide ruckman Reilly O’Brien enjoyed a breakout year in the ruck for the Crows.

Following the departure of veteran ruckman Sam Jacobs to Greater Western Sydney, O’Brien cemented the ruck position and played every game in a difficult AFL season.

With the dust almost settled on 2020, O’Brien took the chance to reflect on his best moment of the year.

“Has to be getting our first win,” O’Brien told AFC Media.

“It was such a long time coming and we worked so hard as a group to chase that first victory.”

Just weeks after the season finished, O’Brien was awarded the Malcolm Blight Medal as Adelaide’s 2020 Best and Fairest winner.

“Winning the Club Champion was of course another highlight,” he said.

“It’s still a pretty unreal feeling to be honest… it was such a shock but very humbling.

“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it.”

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Club Champion: Reilly O'Brien

For the first time since Shaun Rehn, a Crows ruckman has won the Malcolm Blight Medal. Congratulations Reilly O'Brien.

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Away from football, the Crows No. 43 bought his first house and moved in with girlfriend Chloe and good friend Jake Kelly.

“We moved in around January, we really love the house,” he said.

Once football finished, O’Brien took off to Port Douglas and Noosa for “a bit of fishing, snorkelling and R&R”.

He returned to training early alongside the 1-4 year players on December 7.