Max King just made Essendon star Michael Hurley look 'second rate'
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This might be the round the third-favourite for the AFL Rising Star award actually gets nominated for the AFL Rising Star award.
And if that does come to fruition, young Saint Max King would thoroughly deserve it after an eye-catching performance changed the way Essendon wanted to play – and made gun defender Michael Hurley look "second-rate".

A $4 Rising Star chance behind Sun Izak Rankine ($2.50) and Docker Caleb Serong ($3) according to PointsBet, despite not being officially nominated yet, King booted a game-high – and equal career-high – three goals on Sunday as the Saints comfortably accounted for the Bombers by 35 points at the Gabba.

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Round 12

The 20-year-old set the tone in the first quarter, kicking the first two goals of the game, including a set-shot conversion earned after he out-wrestled dual All-Australian Hurley and gobbled up a contested mark 15m out from goal.

"I'm a huge rap and even my Essendon mates out there know I'm a big rap for Michael Hurley, but I haven't seen anymore make…
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