Jared RIVERS

#25  

Age: 34yr 3mth Games: 195 Born: Oct 18, 1984
Height: 194cm Weight: 95kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Veteran defender coming off a fine 2014 – fifth in the best and fairest – in which he was arguably the Cats’ most consistent performer. Faces a weekly battle with a chronic knee injury but managed it well last year.

2015 NAB Cup:   Got through a modified pre-season and played final two NAB games. On track after superb effort against Blues.

2015 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Haw Quiet in the back half pretty much all day. Will need to fire next week. 3
2 Knee.
3 VFL 14 possessions down back. Solid enough. -
4 NM Had the better of Petrie and among the best. 8
5 Rich Had Vickery covered and rebounded well. Grabbed 14 marks. 7
6 Coll Beat every opponent and read flight of ball well. 7
7 Syd Had Tippett/Goodes and among the best. Defended well when pressure was on. 6
8 Carl Steady down back. Rarely put under any pressure. 6
9 WCE Battled hard to stem the flow. Third-man-up work solid. 6
10 Ess Anyone he played on he had covered and intercepted when he had to. 6
11 Port Beat Westhoff and got better the longer the game went. 6
12 Melb Had trouble with the resting ruckmen and couldn’t impact going other way. 4
15 NM Petrie kicked three on him but a little unlucky to concede that number. 4
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 VFL Controlled the back half against Frankston. -
19 VFL Under pressure all day down back. Held his own. -
20 Haw Late replacement took resting ruckman. Limited impact but no mistakes. 4
21 Knee.
22 Retired.
23 Retired.

2014 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Adel Defensively solid on McKernan after conceding early goal. Great last term. 5
2 Late withdrawal.
3 Coll Stats modest but steady in what he did. Provides some steadiness down back. 5
4 WCE Team-high 12 marks and always in the way as the last-line defender. 7
5 Haw Huge defensively. Got into the right spots when it mattered and was steady. 7
6 Port Steady inside defensive 50 arc and kept Westhoff goalless. 7
7 Rich Kept Aaron Edwards goalless and provided steady support down back. 6
9 Frem Under siege down back and got caught against speedy opponents. 5
10 NM Steady in defence. Adds another dimension to back half with his poise. 6
11 Syd Battled Tippett and actually did OK despite Swan kicking five goals. 6
12 Carl Casboult caused him issues at times but he defended well when game on line. 6
13 Knee.
14 GCS Cats’ best. Read the ball well all night and got into great defensive positions. 8
15 Ess Play reading and defensive work first class roaming in the back half. 6
16 WB Moved off Crameri but responded really well to thwart the Dogs. 6
17 Melb Steady as a rock down back. Spoiled brilliantly and beat Dunn/Pedersen. 7
18 GWS Steady again in the back half. Gave camp a scare when he grabbed at his knee. 6
19 NM Nullified Daw pretty comfortably in a fine defensive performance. 7
20 Frem Key to the defensive effort. One effort in final term led to Cats only goal. 7
21 Carl Rock solid again playing on Casboult for parts. 7
22 Haw Ceglar caught him out a few times late but ball was coming in sideways. 5
23 Bris Had Paine done like a dinner, and rock solid again down back. 6
QF Haw Stoic again down back. Thwarted many Hawk forward forays with positioning. 7
SF NM Injured calf early and hampered. Didn’t play at all in the final quarter. 4
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Haw Solid on debut for Cats. Steady presence then copped knee injury. 3
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Syd Struggled at times but kept battling down back. Will get better. 3
5 WB Injured knee in first term and his night was done. 1
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 VFL Played loose down back and was eased back in. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Spent time on Paine and Lynch. Didn’t give either an inch. -
18 VFL Held Sandringham’s forwards in check all day. -
19 VFL Teamed with Brown to keep Hogan under wraps. -
20 Port Did enough without starring. Good first game back as he tries to find his feet. 4
21 WCE Played best game since returning to the side. Found some footy and defended well. 5
22 Syd Getting better each week. Had variety of opponents and had them all covered. 6
23 Bris Steady down back. Looks to be timing his run well into the finals. 6
QF Frem Got better the longer the game went and solid enough defensively. 5
SF Port Wasn’t setting world on fire and then copped an injured ankle and was subbed out. 3
PF Haw Struggled for second final in a row. Is the fairytale over for the key forward? 2
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Bris Gave away height to Leuenberger but did well keeping him in check. 5
2 WCE Took two contested marks. Tried hard under pressure. 6
3 Rich Saw off Vickery so that was a win but didn’t offer much offensively. 4
4 WB Had the better of Cordy. Solid performance. 6
5 StK Got on top of Stanley especially when conditions were wetter. 6
6 Geel Had hands full with Podsiadly and wasn’t the worst. 4
7 Haw Unnoticed down back. 3
8 Syd One of a number of Dees who had to work overtime in defence. Tried hard. 5
9 Carl Steady in defence and along with Frawley helped keep side in it. 7
10 Ess Strong and unruffled in backline. 7
11 Coll Goldsack played defensively on him early. Pushed forward late for a goal. 3
13 GWS Loved a run up forward and ended with career high four goals. 7
14 Bris Kicked 0.3 playing as a forward. Competed well but inaccuracy hurt. 5
15 Rich One nice mark and goal in second term but well held by Rance. 3
16 Frem Played forward again but not effective as an aerial target. 3
17 Port Main focus in Demons’ attack and kicked a couple but it’s a stop-gap measure. 5
18 NM Didn’t really do much damage from his 18 disposals. 4
19 GCS Well held by Warnock for the most part – one goal from five marks. 3
20 StK Troubled by Koschitzke’s strength in marking contests. 5
21 GWS Took eight marks and kicked two goals at full forward. 6
22 Adel Battled on after having his head split open until subbed out for final term. 4
23 Frem Only nine possessions and three marks. Not enough. 4