Exciting Saint and Sun share Rising Star limelight

CAITLIN Greiser from St Kilda and Kalinda Howarth from Gold Coast have been nominated for the NAB AFL Women's Rising Star Award after stellar performances in round three.

With two goals, including a match-winning bomb from 50, Greiser was the star for the Saints in their first-ever AFLW victory.

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The former soccer star has been a shining light for the Saints, with four goals across her three games so far in 2020.

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Caitlin Greiser is earning the new moniker after a monster goal from the arc


Howarth kicked three of Gold Coasts' four goals in the draw against Brisbane, to go along with 10 disposals.

The last of her three goals came at a particularly important time, drawing the Suns level in the last quarter to take an equal share of the points

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Two second-quarter goals from Gold Coast's Kalinda Howarth prove invaluable for her young side


The Suns forward was dominant in the QAFLW last year, coming second in the league best and fairest as well as leading the competition in goal kicking with 31 majors from her 15 games.

Howarth was originally drafted by the Lions in 2018 but didn't play an AFLW game in her time there. 

The two forwards have become cult heroes, with Greiser borrowing the 'G-Train' nickname from former Saints spearhead Fraser Gehrig, while Suns coach David Lake said Howarth was "the Stevie J of women's football."

NAB AFLW RISING STAR NOMINATIONS IN 2020:

- Lucy McEvoy (Carlton)
- Georgia Patrikios (St Kilda)
- Roxy Roux (Fremantle)
- Jesse Wardlaw (Brisbane)
- Caitlin Greiser (St Kilda)
- Kalinda Howarth (Gold Coast)

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