Ramblers' Matthew Rankine wins River Murray Football League's 2019 Mail Medal

Rambler midfielder Matthew Rankine has won the 2019 Mail Medal as the River Murray Football League's best and fairest player in the league competition.

The former SANFL player - who played more than 100 games, first with West Adelaide and then at South Adelaide - won the medal count on 23 votes ahead of runner-up Rory Taggert, of Mypolonga, on 19 votes.

The classy on-baller also took out the Mark of the Year award at the league's annual presentation night on Monday at the Jervois Combined Sporting Club.

Rankine, who is in his first season for Ramblers, has been a prolific ball winner in the midfield and has kicked 31 goals from his 18 matches this season.

He said he has enjoyed his first season in the River Murray league and at the Rambler Football Club.

Rankine said he was impressed with the River Murray competition.

"It's definitely a good league ... there's a few guns out there who could definitely step up and play SANFL," he said,

"(I am) impressed with how strong the league is and how much talent is running around."

He thanked the Rambler Football Club and its sponsors and paid tribute to his team-mates.

"Pearcey, the best ruckman in the league, he hits it down my throat and makes my job a lot easier," he said.

"(It's good) to have my brother (Ronald) out there ... he looks out for me."

Rankine said his focus was on the grand final, where his Rambler team will face this winner out Saturday's preliminary final between Mypolonga and Imperials.

"Obviously the job's not done, we still have one more to go."

In the B grade, Imperial Ash Temby won the Lokan Medal as the league's best and fairest ahead of runner-up Jay Williams, of Jervois.