Aaron SANDILANDS

#31   Fremantle

Age: 36yr 6mth Games: 254 Born: Dec 06, 1982
Height: 211cm Weight: 118kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Impressive return against Collingwood showed he was over the calf aggravation he suffered in February. Vital element of team.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Geel Impact not as pronounced as coach would have hoped. Ruck work good but very little around the ground. 5
2 Port Was frustrated by Paddy Ryder’s tactics and started giving away free kicks. 5
3 WB Dominated the hit outs but Freo didn’t control the clearances. 5
4 Melb Rucked pretty much solo all day; 53 hit-outs, three clearances and couple of big contested marks late. 7
5 NM Won a whopping 55 hit-outs. That gave Freo an advantage at clearances but North did well in congested situations. 7
6 WCE Dominated the hit outs but it didn’t give Freo a huge advantage. 5
7 Ess Dominated the hit-outs and that eventually gave Freo an edge. 6
8 Rich Big man caused trouble with his palm work to Hill/Walters. Three marks and 35 hit-outs, including key tap at final stoppage. 6
9 Carl Influential with the hit outs. His body around clearances was good. 6
10 Hamstring.
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 StK Broke down early with a hamstring injury and didn’t return. 1
16 Hamstring.
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Hamstring.
21 Hamstring.
22 Hamstring.
23 Hamstring.

2016 Season

1 Suspended.
2 GCS Won hit-outs but Freo got slaughtered with scoring from stoppages. 4
3 WCE Injured early and went to hospital. 2
4 Ribs.
5 Ribs.
6 Ribs.
7 Ribs.
8 Ribs.
9 Ribs.
10 Ribs.
11 Ribs.
12 Ribs.
13 Ribs.
14 Ribs.
15 Ribs.
16 Ribs.
17 Ribs.
18 Ribs.
19 Ribs.
20 WCE Started well and faded because of his lack of match fitness. 5
21 Adel Hurt his leg and sat out the final term. 4
22 Glute.
23 WB Dominated the ruck and had a presence in marking contests. 6

2015 Season

1 Port Dominated the ruck, so Fremantle dominated the clearances. 7
2 Geel 15 hit-outs to advantage and more influential longer game went. 7
3 WCE Dominated the ruck against Naitanui in the first term which set the tone. 7
4 Syd Dominated hit-outs and took five marks. Good early. 6
5 Melb Controlled the ruck, got in the way down back and dangerous forward. 8
6 Ess Dominated the ruck. Gave Freo first use of the ball a lot. 7
7 WB Obliterated Cordy in the ruck with 50 hitouts, but dropped a lot of marks. 7
8 NM Broke even in the hit outs but his marking was a feature. 6
9 Adel A whopping 69 hit-outs against a quality opponent. 9
10 Rich Hitouts to advantage were telling at stages. Big effort in losing team. 7
11 GCS Monstered opponents in ruck to give midfield first use. 7
13 Coll Got on top of a spirited Witts and a dominant presence after half time. 8
14 Bris Good battle with Leuenberger in the ruck. 53 hitouts in an even contest. 6
15 Haw Had hands to ball first, but Hawks swept it away from stoppages. 45 hitouts. 6
16 Carl Marked strongly, rucked well and his skills below his knees were superb. 7
17 Rich Not as influential at stoppages as he can be. Played a bit forward too. 5
18 GWS Dominated the ruck and gave his team a big head start. 8
20 WCE Dominated the ruck. Set up Freo in the midfield. 8
21 NM Started with two goals in first quarter and on top of Goldstein early. 7
22 Melb Won 43 hit-outs and kicked a goal. A constant problem for Melbourne. 7
23 Rested.
QF Syd Had 10 hit-outs to advantage and helped side to a pivotal clearance win. 7
PF Haw Predictably dominated ruck duels, but work around the ground tapered. 5

2014 Season

1 Coll Dominated ruck duels. Once midfield started taking advantage Freo was unstoppable. 8
2 GCS Supreme dominance of the ruck with 58 hit-outs and simply unbeatable. 9
3 Haw Even the big man’s tap ascendancy made little difference. 5
4 Ess Controlled the ruck against Carlisle and Daniher as expected. 8
5 Syd Obliterated the hit-outs, but unable to do enough around the ground. 5
6 NM Dominated the ruck contests against Goldstein but was quiet around the ground. 5
7 WCE Clearly won the battle in the ruck and got plenty of it around the ground. 8
8 Port Dominated the hit outs but Port won the clearances. 6
9 Geel Monstered Cat duo – eight effective hit-outs and great presence. 8
11 WB Marked well in defence and kicked a goal in attack. Good ruck battle. 6
12 Adel Controlled ruck duels again and even threw in a Madden-like bouncing run. 8
13 Rich Nine hit-outs to advantage and some key marks late to steady the ship. 6
14 Bris Predictably dominate ruck duels and used handball well to bring others in. 7
15 WCE Controlled the ruck against Naitanui and Cox. Like Freo, going along beautifully. 7
16 Melb Got the ball rolling in the middle of the ground and spent time up forward. 7
17 GWS Smashed Mumford. 16 hit-outs to advantage and a goal kept midfield on top. 7
18 Rested.
19 Carl Mixed bad with good. Marking was off and not dominant as he can be. 6
20 Geel As game wore on his influence became more pronounced. Ruck work late a key. 8
21 Haw Gave first use for Mundy, Barlow and co. 29 hit-outs and 10 touches. 6
22 Bris Won the hit-outs – just, but could have done more in general play. 5
23 Port Treated for knee soreness early and limping in last quarter. 4
QF Syd Dominated ruck and dragged Fremantle into the game at times. 7
SF Port Massive in ruck and pressed forward to have a big impact. Tired a bit late. 7
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Hamstring.
2 Hamstring.
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 Hamstring.
6 Hamstring.
7 Hamstring.
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 StK Looked rusty in return until subbed off, but got through unscathed. 3
16 WCE Only one kick but handled the ball better than last week and won most ruck taps. 5
17 Ill.
18 Adel Got the better of Jacobs in important ruck duel. Handballs were iffy at times. 6
19 Carl Started to work back into top form at the clearances. Pushed forward for a goal. 7
20 GWS Didn’t have a kick and sadly out of form. Has three weeks to find it. 1
21 Melb Early mark and goal before a stray elbow opened him up and he was subbed off. 1
22 Cheekbone.
23 StK No actual kicks, one mark and one tackle but 42 taps. 4
QF Geel Had 10 hit-outs to advantage and pivotal in crushing Cats in clearances. 8
SF
PF Syd Dominated the ruck and was a bit more involved at ground level than previous weeks. 7
GF Haw Ruck supremacy didn’t translate to ground level. Disposals not in dangerous places. 5

2012 Season

1 Geel Dominant early and finished with 32 hit outs and 19 touches. 7
2 Syd Dominated the hitouts and kicked one goal when too tall for the Swans. 7
3 Bris Won 54 out of a possible 84 hit outs. 7
4 StK Giant couldn’t be countered but small men didn’t take advantage. 7
7 Port Had 43 hit-outs and kicked a goal. Too big and strong. 7
8 Haw Freo ruck controlled ruck hit-outs but Hawthorn was able to shark the ball. 6
9 WCE Won hit outs but Freo lost clearances. 5
10 Adel Had 49 hitouts but Freo lost the clearances 30-53. 5
11 Rich Foot injury forced him from the field after 10 minutes and day was done. 1
21 Rich A late inclusion and didn’t miss a beat. Had 33 hit-outs and nine clearances. 7
22 NM Had 49 hit-outs to his opponent’s eight and won the ball around the ground. 9
23 Melb Controlled the ruck and kicked two goals. Strong game. 8
EF Geel Dominated ruck duels and his midfield capitalised. 7
SF Adel Started in great fashion and took ascendancy. 6