Age: 38yr 0mth Games: 197 Born: Jun 02, 1981
Height: 202cm Weight: 108kg Position: FWD/RUC
Dream Team Profile

2013 Digest:   The former skipper and best and fairest winner finds himself in the unusual position of not being the No.1 choice as ruckman coming into 2013. He hurt a calf two games into last year and was sidelined for two months. Late in the year he made a couple of significant impacts, but then slipped out of the side before finishing well with a good game against Collingwood. At the moment is third ruck option behind Bellchambers and Ryder.

2013 NAB Cup:   Got some more game time into legs in reserves practice on Friday.

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 PM Controlled ruck against a younger opponent. Good. -
2 Senior emergency.
3 VFL Excellent leadership, very vocal through midfield. -
4 StK Veteran stepped up in place of Ryder and did his bit in the ruck. 6
5 Coll Assisted Bellchambers in the ruck and pushed forward when possible. Fair. 4
6 GWS Moved well around the ground and had it 18 times. Playing for his future. 6
7 VFL Bye. -
8 Overseas.
9 Overseas.
10 Overseas.
11 VFL Controlled the ruck on return. Gave Bombers first use. -
12 VFL Influential early and took some strong marks. Tired late. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Did well in the ruck against Daw and Currie but tired late. -
15 VFL Rucked well against Warnock to prove there is still life in his legs. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Beaten in the ruck by Spencer. Not his best outing. -
18 VFL Controlled the ruck against Bendigo to give Bombers first use. -
19 VFL Dominant game from the big man. Marked well, and imposed himself. -
20 VFL Shaded in the ruck by Lowden/Ceglar. Not his best. -
21 VFL Won most of the ruck contests and got involved at ground level. -
22 VFL Controlled the ruck against young Mabon to give Essendon the edge. -
23 Rich Used up forward and in the ruck in farewell game. Did some handy things. 5

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Worked very well in tandem with Ryder to beat North rucks. 6
2 Port Early goal then injured calf and was subbed off 20 mins into first term. 1
10 VFL Played three quarters and got through OK. -
12 VFL Got through the game but needed the run. -
13 Frem Had a presence around the contest, kicked a goal and rucked well. 6
14 WB Solid contributor without being dominant. 5
15 StK Came into it in third term but otherwise quiet. 5
16 Port Turned the game in Essendon’s favour with two goals in two minutes. 7
17 Geel Part of brief surge in third term but otherwise quiet. 3
18 Haw Out of sorts and out of touch. Struggled all night. 3
19 VFL Battled out a nil-all draw with Wood in the ruck. -
21 VFL Won the ruck battle but no real impact around ground. -
22 VFL Got the better of McCauley in their ruck duel. -
23 Coll Main ruckman who worked hard against Jolly. 7