Age: 32yr 3mth Games: 160 Born: Mar 23, 1987
Height: 189cm Weight: 88kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   Still highly rated for his ability to play on talls and smalls down back, but will face stiff competition for his place this season from more skilled youngsters. A free agent at the end of the season.

2016 NAB Cup:   Did what was required down back but will need to start very well with a host of youngsters breathing down his neck.

2016 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Played in VFL trial against Coburg.
2 Played in VFL trial against Geelong.
3 VFL Won more ball than normal in defence and would be a chance to make return. -
4 Melb Went to Watts but struggled to contain him in the first half. Not a great return to senior football. 3
5 Ess Four kicks and in context of game was quiet. Will be a lot busier next week. 3
6 WCE Well beaten by the classy LeCras. 3
7 Carl Went to Walker and was led to the ball twice early but then knuckled down to do the job. 5
8 Bris Shut down Green and had some success when standing Zorko. 6
9 Geel Battled Menzel for a lot of the day and performed that role pretty well all afternoon. 5
10 WB Heavy head knock early in second term and off with concussion..Didn’t get back. 1
11 Port Had hands full all afternoon with Port’s nippy small forwards. 4
12 Senior emergency.
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Did his job defensively and provided a bit of rebound from the back half. -
15 VFL Rock solid in backline before getting knocked out in third term. -
16 VFL Provided solid drive out of defence and was reasonably clean with disposal. -
17 VFL Old stager did what was asked without getting coaches too aroused. -
18 VFL Bye. -
19 VFL Rebounded well off half back and locked down opponents tightly. -
20 VFL Steady game at half back and never gave an inch to Coburg opponents. -
21 VFL OK without starring in the back half. -
22 VFL OK down back without starring and announced retirement post-game. -
23 Rested.

2015 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Bris Just four touches until half time was a concern. Improved in second half. 5
2 Adel Found Dangerfield a handful but stuck at it valiantly. 4
3 StK Tradesmanlike display. 6
4 Ess Offensively not a big day but laid seven tackles to keep pressure on. 4
5 Carl Not a big game but did his bit. 5
6 Geel Good first quarter against the tide. Can’t fault endeavour. 4
7 Rich Hamstring went early in game and subbed out. 1
8 Knee.
9 NM Tracked Thomas who roamed up the field. Had some key contests late. 5
10 Melb Garlett’s leg speed caused him some issues at times but did Ok in wash-up. 5
11 GWS Attacked ball well off half back and nullified opponents. 6
13 Frem Unlucky to have Walters kick goals on him as he did a sound job. 5
14 Haw Went to Rioli in third term. OK but couldn’t completely quell the gun. 4
15 Port Had the unfortunate task of lining up on Wingard. 5
16 WCE Picked up Darling, his usual assignment, and did OK. 5
17 WB Beaten by Dickson who made his touches count. 4
18 Melb Garlett got the better of him a couple of times but also won a few contests. 5
19 Carl Followed Walker for long periods and did a decent job. 7
20 Syd Stuck close to Rohan and made him earn everything. 6
21 Rich Went to Lloyd after quarter time and at least quelled his influence. 5
22 Rested.
23 Ess Sub. On in third term. Took a few nice marks but little time to influence game. 1

2014 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Frem Battled Walters early and OK quelling him then ran with Ballantyne. Only one kick. 2
2 Syd Didn't get much of the ball but kept O'Keefe in check. 5
3 Geel One rare goal in a steady four-quarter performance. 6
4 Rich Shadowed Edwards and did a good job. Chooses the right options. 6
5 NM Chased Thomas for most of the day and did that job well. 7
6 Ess You don’t notice what he does but the little things hold backline together. 5
7 Hamstring.
8 Hamstring.
9 Adel Had Betts well covered given weight of footy against in second half. 6
10 WCE Punched above his weight to keep Darling to a goal in a fine effort. 7
11 StK Kept an eye on Billings. Kid got away a few times but no damage done. 4
12 Melb Had a variety of bigger opponents. Defensively OK but little else going other way. 4
13 WB Great effort on Crameri. Did his usual job. 6
14 Haw Matched up on Breust for long periods and failed to curb the Hawk. 3
15 Carl Kept Menzel to a goal and gave drive, although kicking not always on target. 7
16 GCS Unable to get into the groove. 2
17 Ess Normal honest game but not significant. 4
18 Back.
19 Back.
20 WCE Had job on Darling but found going tough with speed of ball coming in. 3
21 Bris Didn’t get enough of the ball. Tough night down back. 3
22 Back.
23 Groin.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 NM Went to dangerous Thomas in second term. 5
2 Carl Torched early by Walker but stuck to his task and kept him quiet in second half. 5
3 Haw Among the better Pies in defence. Not big stats but didn’t make mistakes. 7
4 Rich Spoiled ball brilliantly at times and made some great defensive decisions. 6
5 Ess Going well until seriously injured his knee only minutes from full time. 6
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 Knee.
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.
QF Knee.
EF Knee.

2012 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Haw Played typical unobtrusive game. Had four rebounds from 13 possessions. 4
2 Rich Worked hard as usual. 4
3 Carl Only match-up for Garlett, which was always going to stretch him. 3
4 Port Had to play tall down back and did it well given Powers’ 55 inside 50s. 6
5 Ess Had Jetta/Davey in a great battle. Kept them relatively quiet. 5
6 WB A typically unobtrusive contribution down back. Defensively solid. 5
7 Bris Won the ball down back without being prominent; handy defensive work. 5
8 Geel Mostly unobtrusive, battled hard in the backline. 5
9 Adel Led the way defensively with nine tackles in a solid performance. 6
13 WCE Eight tackles but little more in return game. 4
14 Frem Had Mayne covered all day and defensively sound from start to finish. 6
15 Carl Hardly sighted opening half. Intensity lifted slightly in second but he’s battling. 4
16 Geel Role player who did what team required in 100th game. 5
17 Haw Horror day mostly opposed to Breust who cut him up from start to finish. 3
18 GWS Eighteen touches represented his best return of the season. 5
19 StK Used his speed at times and did some creative things from half back. 6
20 Syd Did a terrific job keeping dangerous Jetta quiet. 7
22 WCE Gave away height to Darling but clearly won the contest. 7
23 Ess On Jetta early. Shut him out completely. 5
QF Haw On Breust in early stages. Not a great night. 3
SF WCE Fine job on Darling who threatened at times but he kept him in check. 7
PF Syd On the dangerous Jetta. Gave it his all but no-one could stop the little Swan. 4