#7   GWS Giants

Age: 32yr 4mth Games: 250 Born: Apr 18, 1987
Height: 188cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Again battling calf problems which isn’t a great sign given injury history. Highly unlikely to play in opening rounds.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Calf.
2 Calf.
3 Calf.
4 Calf.
5 Calf.
6 NEAFL Bye. -
7 Calf.
8 Calf.
9 Calf.
10 Calf.
11 Calf.
12 Calf.
13 Calf.
14 Calf.
15 Calf.
16 Calf.
17 Calf.
18 NEAFL Got through with no issues. Great to see him back out there. 18 disposals and AFL return looms. -
19 NEAFL Ready for AFL return. Way too good for NEAFL with 25 disposals. -
20 Melb First game for new club after long wait. Kicked a goal in the final term after a few missed chances. Got through okay. 4
21 WB Couple of glimpses but still finding his feet after long spell out of the game. Limited disposals. 3
22 WCE So smart as the link man between midfield and half forward. Faded but going to be big in September. 6
23 Geel Got going in the second quarter but effort petered out in second half; 20 disposals and five tackles. 6
QF Adel A spectator for long periods playing mostly in the attacking zone. 4
SF WCE Spent most of night at half back, but then ran onto handball to add a goal. Encouraging. 5
PF Rich Injured calf again and was hampered for most of the second half; 11 disposals. 3

2016 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 Quad.
2 Quad.
3 Quad.
4 Quad.
5 Quad.
6 Port Spent much of night at half forward and kicked a nice third-term goal. Eased in. 4
7 Haw Prominent in start then reined in during second term and impact lessened. 5
8 Syd Had it on a string in first half with 25 touches to keep Tigers afloat. Quieter late. 7
9 Frem Good ball winning in the wet. Laid six tackles too. 6
10 Ess Two first-term goals helped side grab a lead it did not surrender. Ended with three. 7
11 NM Chugged away but never looked like taking the game by the throat. 4
12 GCS Three smart goals and ball use a feature throughout. One of the few players to be sure with hands. 7
14 Bris Started deep forward on Gardiner and looked dangerous, but in the end didn’t have a huge day. 5
15 Port Wasted up forward in the first half when the game needed to be won. 6
16 WB Lifted after the main break but let himself down at times with poor disposal. 6
17 Ess Good numbers in first half without breaking game open. Iced up calf at half time, didn’t return. 4
18 Calf.
19 Calf.
20 Calf.
21 Calf.
22 Calf.
23 Calf.

2015 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 Carl Reported early and subbed off for a rest in last quarter. 4
2 Suspended.
3 Achilles.
4 Achilles.
5 Calf.
6 NM Involved early in game but as fitness gave out his impact petered out. 5
7 Coll Brilliant. Two score assists and two last-term goals were clutch. 8
8 Port In sparling form and wants to be involved all the time. 7
9 Ess Looked a class above at times. Used the pill beautifully. 8
10 Frem His use of ball and footy smarts always make Richmond better. 7
12 WCE Started well but serviceable only for rest of night. 5
13 Syd Didn’t star but more than handy through midfield and kicked a goal. 6
14 GWS Quiet game with Hampton on his hammer. Five inside-50s and a goal. 5
15 Carl Looked dangerous at half forward and provided an option all night. 7
16 StK Pivotal to success and booted three goals as icing on the cake. 8
17 Frem Spent time in attack, midfield and even off half back. Not at his best. 5
18 Haw Big first quarter of three goals on Burgoyne. Used through varied roles 8
19 Ill.
20 GCS Classy performance playing mainly up forward. Three handy goals. 7
21 Coll Class again came to the fore with three goals and six clearances. 7
22 Ess Melksham wore him tight but got off chain for two goals. Concussed late? 6
23 NM On Hansen early and held in first term, but after that a decisive factor. 8
EF NM Another star who had minimal impact when his team needed him. 4

2014 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 GCS Along with Cotchin superb in midfield and pushing forward. Late miss the only real blemish. 7
2 Carl Damaging in first half then was reined right in. 7
3 Ankle.
4 Ankle.
5 Ankle.
6 Ankle.
7 Geel Return game was handy. OK first half then tagged Selwood in second. 6
9 Melb His 24 possessions weren’t the type we’re used to. The run and long kicking weren’t there. 6
10 GWS Started in the midfield but also spent time at half back despite Palmer tag. Excellent. 7
11 Ess Failed to impact at half back early then released and fared a little better. 5
12 NM Huge first half (13 disposals) then went right out of the game when Roos got on top. 5
13 Frem Didn’t do enough. No clearances, two inside-50s and one goal. 4
14 Syd Bird was tracking him at the start 4
15 StK Spent most of the game in the attacking half and was one of the best. 7
16 Bris Quietly went about amassing plenty of touches but not hugely noticeable. 7
17 Port Kicked a big early goal and drove the ball forward well. Solid outing. 7
18 WCE Belied conditions to look dangerous around footy and among the better Tigers. 7
19 GWS Two big goals to go with 31 possessions to be the best player on the park. 8
20 Ess Worried Hocking at times when forward. Two goals proved very handy. 6
21 Adel Could have been a huge night if he kicked straight; missed four out of his six attempts. 8
22 StK Kept driving Tigers forward and was a key to the win. 7
23 Syd In tough conditions, added the touch of polish the Tigers needed to get over the line. 8
EF Port Ran hard but only 12 kicks limited his impact despite good numbers. 5
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 Carl The polish with which he played helped to settle side. Three goals to boot. 7
2 StK Linked well with his pace all night – seven inside-50s and 10 cont possessions. 8
3 WB Three goals, including one inside the first 11 seconds. A star all afternoon. 8
4 Coll Numbers overstate his influence. Had six inside-50s and six clearances. 7
5 Frem Crowley tag made the going tough. Never allowed to link through middle. 5
6 Geel Apart from second term he was tagged out of the game by Hunt. Just battled. 5
7 Port Stand-in skipper was inspirational with his run and carry. 8
8 Melb Tagged by McKenzie but found a way to stay involved in all facets. 7
9 Ess Beaten by Hocking and couldn’t follow up from recent good form. 5
10 WCE Ran hard all night to be a link man through the middle – six inside-50s. 7
12 Adel Had 22 uncontested possessions and you can’t give him that space. 8
13 WB Picken spent time on him, rotated well from midfield and half back. Solid outing. 6
14 StK Had the edge over young Murdoch and was hard to stop. 7
15 NM No impact in set-up role behind ball and shifted forward. Hine did a great job. 4
16 GCS Freed himself up and seemed to find space when others struggled. 7
17 Frem Early goal but then blanketed by Crowley and was moved deep forward. 4
18 Syd Bird kept with him all the way and while his stats were solid he was contained. 5
19 Haw Shadowed well by Lewis early but came into it after the main break. Just OK. 5
20 Bris Found enough of the ball without creating many offensive plays. 5
21 Carl Was one of the Tigers best and was a constant threat through the middle. 7
22 GWS Went at just over 52% efficiency despite finding a bit of the ball. Needs to be better. 4
23 Ess Provided his customary run, but Stanton had a stack of the ball too. Solid effort. 6
EF Carl Used ball well from half back and gave constant run and drive. 7

2012 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 Carl Slow to get started but then had increased influence in middle quarters. 6
2 Coll Kept running in midfield and defence and was the Tigers’ best. 7
3 Melb Joined in party for 26 touches and four inside 50s. Handy enough. 7
4 Geel Probably best. His 31 touches and eight inside 50s kept pressure on Cats. 8
5 WCE Copped knock late in second term but returned. Took game on all day. 7
6 Port Was everywhere, had four clearances, six inside 50s and kicked a goal. 7
7 Syd Very good. Got more touches in the midfield and was damaging. 7
8 Ess Strong first half then took advantage when given space in third term. 8
9 Haw Linked well and always dangerous on the outside – 14 contested possessions. 8
10 StK Ran hard but rested forward where he had no impact for long periods. 7
11 Frem Shadowed by Crowley and not a factor at all – one inside-50. 3
12 GWS Rebounded from quiet game to be a driving force in the middle. 8
14 Adel One of Richmond’s best with 16 contested possessions and a goal. 7
15 Melb Had two goals in opening 35 minutes and OK without setting game alight. 6
16 GCS 36 possessions but lacked the hurt factor you would expect at times. 6
17 NM Team high disposal numbers complemented with six inside-50s. All class. 8
18 Carl Creative in first quarter and was good apart from quiet third term. 7
19 Bris Had a relatively quiet third term but outstanding for rest of night. 8
20 WB Run first class – seven clearances, eight inside-50s and seven tackles. 8
21 Frem Well held by Crowley but kicked two goals to still have an impact. 6
22 Ess Ran hard and created all night and won a heap of the ball. 7
23 Port Seemed to go through the motions a little but still contributed. 6