Age: 36yr 5mth Games: 262 Born: Jan 11, 1983
Height: 193cm Weight: 92kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   Had a handful of nightmare days and frustration boiled over in a couple of incidents. At 33 some signs of age are there, but he is still a fine defender and a key part of the team.

2016 NAB Cup:   Calf and soft tissue problems meant no NAB Challenge games. Withdrawn from weekend practice match so short of a run.

2016 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 Played in NEAFL trial against UWS Giants.
2 Carl Had the debutant Curnow and made life tough for the kid. Solid return in defence. 6
3 GWS Did a good job on Patton then stopped Corr in the last term. 5
4 Adel Shifted onto McGovern after starting on Tex and beaten on occasions. 4
5 WCE A flawless game down back and capped it off with a rare goal. 8
6 Cheekbone.
7 Cheekbone.
8 Rich The helmeted one took Riewoldt and stuck to task although the Tiger was inaccurate. 5
9 Haw Crashed to ground and injured head marking just before quarter time. 2
10 Concussion.
11 Concussion.
12 Concussion.
13 NEAFL Played first reserves game in many years and was a steady contributor. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Defended stoutly in big win over Thunder. -
16 Geel Played forward in a surprise move by the Swans. One goal, three marks. 3
17 Haw Used forward again but the experiment might be over. Managed five kicks. 1
18 NEAFL Responded well to AFL axing by executing his role in back half. -
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL OK at both ends of the ground. Took six marks (two contested) and booted 2.1. -
21 Suspended.
22 NEAFL Good at both ends of the ground. Six marks, two goals. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF VFL Used down back and was OK without starring. Senior return looking long odds. -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2015 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 Ess Low-key game down back. 4
2 Port Won the battle with Schulz, restricting him to one goal. 7
3 GWS Won battle with Cameron. Looked right at home in the one-on-ones. 7
4 Frem Pavlich took the points in their battle. 4
5 WB Took dangerous Stringer for periods. Battled hard. 5
6 Melb Had Hogan covered when the game was on the line early. Went forward briefly. 6
7 Geel Battled Walker and did him cold. Enjoying a better year than last. 7
8 Haw Gave Roughead very little when opposed to him. Key win for the team. 6
9 Carl Casboult got on top of him in the third term but apart from that good. 6
10 GCS Had few troubles against inexperienced opponents. 6
11 NM Battled Petrie and kept him to six marks and one goal. Solid. 7
13 Rich Had Griffiths measure and gave some rebound from the back. 6
14 Port Struggling big time and then knocked out in a Schulz tackle. 2
15 Concussion.
16 Haw On Roughead for most part and taken apart. Crude hit on Mitchell. 2
17 Suspended.
18 Adel Illustrated his importance on Walker by containing the Crow skipper. 7
19 Geel Got reported for crude bump and in the end Hawkins kicked four goals. 5
20 Coll Matched on Cloke and looked under pressure early but stuck to his guns. 4
21 GWS Cameron kicked three goals, but the former Bomber was pretty dependable. 5
22 StK Matched on Riewoldt when Saint captain close to goal. Solid job. 6
23 GCS Thrown job on Lynch and found it tough at times but kept battling. 3
QF Frem Battled Pavlich and fact he kept him goalless suggests a solid performance. 7
SF NM Thrown task on Petrie and reasonable in stopping his influence. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 GWS Stuck close to Cameron but in the end couldn’t prevent him kicking four. 5
2 Coll Battered and bruised afterwards, he probably shaded his battle with Cloke. 6
3 Adel Had his hands full with Podsiadly all afternoon. 4
4 NM Never stopped trying and one of the better members of a beaten backline. 5
5 Frem Had hands full with Pavlich, but just about back to his best form. 6
6 Melb Great battle with Dawes. Kept him to one goal, a win for the team. 7
7 Bris Better than stats suggest. Had the better of Merrett. 6
8 Haw Played on everyone and did the job pretty well all night. 6
9 Ess Had hands full with Ryder at times, but continued to compete. 5
11 Geel Hawkins kicked three on him but when game was on line he was brilliant. 6
12 GCS Found Lynch a tough matchup at times, but stuck to his guns to do the job. 6
13 Port Let Westhoff roam up the field then pick him up on way back. Defended stoutly. 6
14 Rich Riewoldt gave him runaround early. Then took advantage of pressure up field. 5
15 GWS Matched up with Cameron, it was a clear victory for the veteran Swan. 6
16 WCE Kept Kennedy relatively quiet until the Eagle got a late cheapie. 6
17 Carl Led the way with eight one-percenters in a lesson for Casboult. 6
18 Haw Had the job on Roughead and did OK until the Hawk’s big third term. 4
19 Ess Stood up strongly in defence with usual quality game. 6
20 Port Fortunate to keep Schulz goalless with the forward missing his three attempts. 6
21 StK Went to Riewoldt in second quarter and had a busy day. 5
22 WB Took Stringer and gone the job done with minimal fuss. 6
23 Rich Beaten by Riewoldt early, then kept Cotchin quiet when he went forward. 5
QF Frem Beaten by Pavlich. The Docker kicked four goals. 4
SF -
PF NM Petrie kicked three on him but when game to be won he was handy. 5
GF Haw Thrown task on Roughead and way ball came in he struggled to contain him. 4

2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 GWS Took Cameron and he did well to counter him all match. 3
2 GCS Played his usual sturdy defensive role in his 150th club game. 5
3 NM Pivotal role as he shut down Petrie. 7
4 Geel Thrashed Hawkins in first half and then under siege – six disposal second half. 6
5 StK Had a physically demanding first half chasing Riewoldt. Moved off him. 5
6 Bris Gave away plenty of inches but always brought the ball to ground. 6
7 Haw Had Buddy and after conceding three early goals he did a fine job. 7
8 Frem Marshalled the troops in defence to frustrate the Freo forwards. 6
9 Coll Trouble with Cloke early then delivery to the Magpie dried up. Held firm later. 5
10 Ess Steady in defence but task was made easier by heavy going. 5
11 Adel Disposed of Jenkins but the ball didn't come down that often. 5
13 Port Kept Schulz to one goal and forced him wide on most occasions. 6
14 Carl Impassable in defence and rarely lost a contest, but conditions made life easy. 7
15 Melb Battled a variety of opponents but had a few problems with Fitzpatrick. 5
16 GWS Had fair share of problems containing Cameron in a rare off day. 4
17 WCE Continually marked opposition kicks and set-up rebounding attacks. 7
18 Rich Battled hard against Riewoldt but beaten on the day. 5
19 WB Started on Grant who gave him some testing moments. 5
20 Coll Played a trademark role on Cloke in his 200th AFL appearance. 6
21 StK Strong contest with Riewoldt but Saints star got away late. 5
22 Geel Beat Hawkins and among Swans’ best. Rebounded and marked well. 7
23 Haw Usual hard-working game on a variety of Hawk tall forwards. 6
QF Haw Excellent job on Roughead and did all he could to hold Hawks out. 7
SF Carl Took Waite apart in a brilliant defensive display that was a key to the victory. 8
PF Frem Took Pavlich (two goals) and did a pretty reasonable job all night. Can hold head high. 7

2012 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 GWS Had Giles for large parts and had him covered pretty comfortably. 6
2 Frem Quieter than usual and had little impact on game. 4
3 Port Unheralded defender who keeps on going on the last line of defence. 7
4 NM Read play superbly and his judgment in the air foiled many North attacks. 6
5 Haw Fine job to stay with Buddy all day. 8
6 Adel Had his colours lowered by Walker, but never stopped trying. 5
7 Rich Battled well and probably came out even against Riewoldt. 5
8 Melb Had variety of opponents and did not seem fazed by any of them. 5
9 StK Excellent contest with Riewoldt. 6
10 WB Played entire match and repelled countless balls into the forward line. Brilliant. 9
11 Ess Picked up Crameri at the opening and stood up in contest with Bomber talls. 7
13 Geel Instrumental in win given the job he did on Podsiadly. 8
14 GWS Did all he was required to on a quiet night for the Sydney defenders. 4
15 Bris The general in an impressive backline, pushing for All-Australian honours. 6
16 WCE Conceded two goals to Darling but took four contested marks. 6
17 StK Excellent game on Koschitzke. 7
18 GCS Another great performance in defence. 6
19 Carl Continued fine form down back. 7
20 Coll Mr. Consistent put in another strong shift, breaking up Magpie attacks. 7
21 WB Played on Lake for most of the day and didn’t allow him to be dangerous. 6
22 Haw Fine performance down back. Should be enough to wrap up All Australian. 8
23 Geel Battled Podsiadly and stuck to guns pretty well given weight of ball. 6
QF Adel Stuck to task all day and pushed Walker up the ground 8
PF Coll Looked gone with early knee injury but returned and competed superbly. 7
GF Haw Franklin got hold of him in first and third quarters but superb in final term. 6