Age: 37yr 3mth Games: 213 Born: Mar 14, 1982
Height: 184cm Weight: 102kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Multiple premiership player at Geelong who has shifted north in the twilight of his career. Will provide a steadying influence at half back as well as his raking left boot. Recently married and has had a big influence already on the younger players.

2014 NAB Cup:   Added some muscle to the Giants back half. Rested for the final practice match at the weekend.

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Sometimes transgressed, but his strength was an asset overall. 6
2 StK Saunders got away from him and he had a quiet day. 3
3 Melb Useful contributor and strong body was handy in heavy going. 6
4 WB Mopped up well down back and was an important figure in the first half. 6
5 Adel Lethal left foot often used to get the defence out of trouble. 6
6 GCS Missed a couple of shots in the third quarter, which was costly. 5
7 Knee.
8 WCE Used the ball fairly well, but found Cripps a bit quick at times. 5
10 NEAFL Played forward, and dined out with five goals. -
11 NEAFL Kicked a couple, and is enjoying move forward. -
12 NEAFL Again played forward, kicking a couple, plus 5 I50s -
13 Bris Booted a thumping goal that lifted side. 3
14 Carl Managed to mop up some Carlton forward thrusts, taking 10 marks. 6
15 Syd Used the ball at 90 per cent. Just a shame he didn't get more of it. 5
16 NEAFL Impressed, with 25 disposals. -
17 NEAFL Has to be elevated again soon on strength of form. -
18 Geel Kicked first goal but not a factor after that. Bartel kicked goal on him in third. 4
19 Rich Subbed out with hamstring issue in third term after a fair opening half. 3
20 Hip.
21 NEAFL Brilliant with 22 disposals and two goals. -
22 Coll Like he has in the NEAFL, played forward and provided an option. OK. 5
23 WB Went out in fine style. Used ball well in defence, attacked the game hard. 6
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Haw Went to Puopolo in the second half and did the job. 4
2 Glandular Fever.
3 VFL Returned from injury and battled a bit down back. -
4 VFL Named best for the Cats reserves off half back. -
5 VFL Finding some good form. Ready to return. -
6 VFL Struggled a bit early but improved when switched to a wing. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 Coll Took time to adjust after long time out. OK later and will get better. 3
9 Port Sub. Only time for one handball. 1
10 GCS Starting to find his feet. Attack on the footy first class and ball use to match. 6
11 GWS Slowly finding his feet. Kicked two goals and steady across half back. 7
13 Bris One of the positives. Getting back to something nearing his best. 6
14 Frem Had Ballantyne beaten until a bizarre illness struck in third and subbed out. 5
15 Haw Had three inside-50s and four rebound 50s to go with some fine ball use. 6
16 Melb Did a fine job quelling Watts and provided rebound when he had to. 6
17 Adel Clean hands and attack on the ball good again. Not huge rebounding. 5
18 Shin.
19 NM Went with Thomas at times and good in that role. Left man when he could. 6
20 VFL Speed and goalkicking proved decisive in win over Williamstown. -
21 VFL Starred down back and his kicking was a delight to watch. -
22 VFL Did what was required at half back. -
23 VFL Poor first half, but came into the game after half time. -
QF Ankle.
SF Port Rotated through Gray/Wingard/Monfries and did a reasonable job. 5
PF Haw Battled to contain the Hawks forwards and subbed out in what was likely last game. 2

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

4 Rich First-up effort from calf injury a handy one. Played 88 minutes game time. 5
5 Bris Gave away a few unlucky frees and only battled down back. 3
6 Melb Did some great things defensively and was very handy off half back. 6
7 Adel Actually held up pretty well despite team getting hammered. 6
8 Coll Solid enough in defence and good late when Cats made charge. 5
9 WB Hit back well from week in spotlight. Showed courage some had questioned. 7
10 GWS Quiet first half but lifted to help team get on top in run to the wire. 5
11 Carl Struggled on Betts then began to win the battle in second half despite injury. 5
13 Syd One of few Cats to play a solid four quarters. 7
15 GCS One of the better defenders. Didn’t make any glaring mistakes like some. 7
16 Coll Had Thomas at times and battled. Used ball when he got it but not enough. 4
17 Ess Timely spoils a highlight of his effort. Stats not huge but did job on Davey. 6
18 Adel Really stood up in final term when game on line with great spoiling. 6
19 Haw Did well on Rioli and others until injured thigh late in third term. 5
21 StK Milne kicked 4.3 but he still provided an option from defence. 6
22 WB Huge effort highlighted by 12 first-quarter possessions. Career best form? 7
23 Syd Solid again with his presence and clean hands. Career-best form. 7
EF Frem Quiet start but helped breathe life into game with two goals. OK. 5