Age: 35yr 7mth Games: 203 Born: Nov 12, 1983
Height: 183cm Weight: 84kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Shoulder problems for the second year in succession ruined the veteran’s 2014 season and a reconstruction ended it after 10 matches – following on from 12 in 2013. At 31 faces a huge challenge to rekindle the 2012 form that saw him earn an All-Australian nomination as a sweeping half-back.

2015 NAB Cup:   Suffered a fractured skull in freak training accident and sidelined indefinitely.

2015 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Fractured skull.
2 Fractured skull.
3 Fractured skull.
4 Fractured skull.
5 Fractured skull.
6 Fractured skull.
7 Retired.
8 Retired.
9 Retired.
10 Retired.
11 Retired.
12 Retired.
13 Retired.
14 Retired.
15 Retired.
16 Retired.
17 Retired.
18 Retired.
19 Retired.
20 Retired.
21 Retired.
22 Retired.
23 Retired.
EF Retired.
SF Retired.

2014 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 PM Pressed claims for a senior recall with a good display. -
2 Port First game back after a serious shoulder injury and looked good. 6
3 Syd Took former Norm Smith medallist Ryan O’Keefe out of the game. 6
4 StK OK without having a major say. 4
5 GWS Intercepted well in defence. 6
6 WB Dickson gave him problems, but steadied and played a solid role. 5
7 Melb Started shakily before returning to form in the second half. 6
9 SANFL Looked solid in rare SANFL stint. -
10 SANFL Veteran had a blinder, damaging all over the park. -
11 SANFL Bye. -
12 SANFL Prolific with rebound from defence. 30 disposals, 17 marks. -
13 NM Returned to the side due to form and rebounded well in his 200th AFL game. 6
14 Ess Had plenty of the ball but not hugely influential. 6
15 Port Needs to tidy up his disposal in the back half. 4
16 Soreness.
17 SANFL Had 24 disposals and 10 marks as linking, rebounding half-back. -
18 SANFL Had his moments but the Magpies had all the answers for him. -
19 SANFL Solid all-round game. Displayed invaluable leadership in defence. -
20 SANFL Seven rebound 50s in typical marshalling role in defence. -
21 SANFL Chequered performance from the veteran. Drifted in and out. -
22 SANFL Consistent, smart contributor in defence. 25 neat possessions. -
23 StK Slotted straight back after six weeks in SANFL and prominent especially early. 6
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Ess Floated across half back and was better in first half than he was the second. 6
2 Bris No great influence. 4
3 Port Kicked a long goal in the third term but had no real impact on the game. 5
4 WB Back to his best form and marshalled the troops in defence. 6
5 Carl Marked the ball well on the rebound and was a good contributor. 6
6 Haw Played well in the back half despite some lapses in concentration. 7
7 GWS Never troubled in defence and distributed nicely from half-back line. 7
8 StK On Saad at first Ticked over nicely throughout the game. 7
9 NM Made a couple of bad mistakes and not his greatest day as a defender. 4
10 Frem His form has dipped dramatically in the past couple of weeks. 4
11 Syd Not a good day. One to forget. 3
12 Rested.
13 Back.
14 GCS Injured his shoulder in return game in opening minute and took no part. 0
15 Shoulder.
16 Shoulder.
17 Shoulder.
18 Shoulder.
19 Shoulder.
20 Shoulder.
21 SANFL Shoulder. -
22 Shoulder.
23 Shoulder.

2012 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 GCS Wasn’t a standout but accumulated 23 possessions. 5
2 WB His intercept marking from the oppositions forward entries is a highlight. 7
3 Haw Had the tagging role on Mitchell. 6
4 GWS Instrumental across half back with 27 disposals. 7
5 Port Took mark of the day on the outer wing in the second term. 6
6 Syd A very handy player who won plenty of the ball in tight situations. 7
7 Geel Continually thwarted the Cats and controlled game from half back. 9
8 Carl Robinson kept him quiet first half but tag released and he came into game. 6
9 Coll Continuing the good form he has displayed all season. 6
10 Frem Did a good job defensively in the midfield. 5
12 StK Good in first half on Goddard. Schneider gave him the runaround at times. 5
13 NM Gave too much latitude to Adams. 5
14 Rich Not as influential as early in the season. 5
15 Port Back to his best form as the plus one in defence. 6
16 GWS Used his 25 possessions at 92 per cent efficiency off half back. 7
17 WCE Played as the loose man in defence and mopped up on several occasions. 6
18 Geel Cats put work into him and Chapman was the man who did the job. 4
19 Ess Taken to the cleaners early by Winderlich but redeemed himself. 6
20 Frem Not afforded the luxury as the spare man in defence any more. 5
21 Bris Worked hard on the defensive side. One of the better Crows. 7
22 Melb Flashed in and out of the game but did kick the goal of the night. 6
23 GCS Not as effective as earlier in the season as the sweeper in defence. 6
QF Syd Worked tirelessly down back. 6
SF Frem Started bench to avoid tag then De Boer played negating forward role on him. 7
PF Haw Ellis deployed defensively on him and that dampened his impact somewhat. 6