Age: 32yr 0mth Games: 225 Born: Jun 02, 1987
Height: 182cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Relinquished captaincy, which has been a weight off his shoulders. Professional type who has prepared well.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 WCE Laid eight tackles and tried hard, but kicking inadequacies and lack of speed showed up too. 6
2 Geel Six effective disposals and looked a little sluggish at times. Didn’t impact the contest enough despite effort. 3
3 GWS A couple of nice touches but only four kicks – not enough from the ex-skipper. 4
4 WB Better than previous weeks but still looks a tad slow when he gets the ball. Effort and commitment not questionable. 5
5 Frem Laid six tackles but only 15 touches. 5
6 VFL A clearance machine with 10 stoppage takeaways to go with his 25 possessions. Great response to axing. -
7 Ill.
8 VFL Pressed claims for a recall with a strong effort in VFL. 31 possessions and eight tackles. -
9 Melb Looked slow at times but willed himself to enough contests to playa role; five clearances and 12 contested possessions. 5
10 Senior emergency.
11 VFL Werribee's best with 36 possessions, six clearances, nine tackles and a few goal assists. -
12 Bye.
13 VFL Good contributor with 28 touches and seven clearances. Was tagged after half time. -
14 WB Veteran ball winner worked hard for 18 disposals. Laid team-high 11 tackles and grabbed seven clearances. 5
15 GCS Good around the stoppages and kept a close eye on Ablett after quarter time. 6
16 Frem Just fair in middle, then sent to Walters and kept him quieter than others. Booted a nice goal. 6
17 Port Back to his stoppage best with six clearances and 11 tackles. 7
18 Ess 20 disposals, 4 clearances and two centre clearances. Copped a heavy tackle from Watson following a hospital handball. 5
19 Melb Industrious early on and was an expert at throwing himself forward to earn free kicks. Smart effort. 7
20 Coll Applied good pressure in the middle and found some space on the outside. Former skipper was ok. 5
21 Haw Got plenty of it in the middle, finished with 12 tackles and seven clearances, Solid 6
22 StK Workmanlike on the ball and never stopped trying. 5
23 Bris Toiled away in midfield and did his bit towards the win. 5

2016 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Adel Quiet first half (eight disposals) then lifted intensity to play a small part in the victory. 5
2 Bris Another wholehearted effort from the skipper. 6
3 Melb Quiet day with just 13 touches, but laid 11 tackles to help slow Dees down. 5
4 Frem Again not big midfield possessions, but tackled his heart out. 5
5 GCS Dominated around the clearances. 7
6 WB Just did the job required and his contribution shouldn’t be under-estimated. 6
7 StK Toiled honestly in midfield. 6
8 Ess Burrowed in for 11 contested possessions, six inside-50s and three clearances. 7
9 Carl Did most of his work by hand but not a big factor in midfield. 4
10 Syd Tried super hard to lift team but not huge offensively – 12 tackles, eight clearances. 6
11 Rich May not be as flashy or eye-catching as others but he a terrific force around field. 8
12 Geel Concussed in opening term and night was over in a cruel blow for Roos. 1
13 Concussion.
14 Adel Seven tackles, seven clearances and six inside-50s from the captain. 7
16 WCE Had a crack and was at his best on congestion as usual. 7
17 Port Directly opposed to Boak and had his work cut out. 5
18 Coll Ran well and fed ball out. Heavy knock at one stage but kept going. 5
19 StK Steady and hard working midfield effort by the skipper. 6
20 WB Constant force in midfield and was one of better Kangaroos. 6
21 Haw Six clearances, seven tackles and 15 contested possessions. Tried hard all day. 7
22 Syd Magnificent work-rate over the four quarters. Laid a game-high 14 tackles. 8
23 GWS Non-factor in midfield battle. Crunched by Mumford in final quarter but got up. 4
EF Adel Four clearances but just one inside-50. Seven tackles. Influence down. 5

2015 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Adel Six clearances and 13 contested possessions for the captain. 6
2 Bris Understated, consistent midfielder who kept ticking over the disposal count. 7
3 Port Brave worker in midfield without Ziebell, Dal Santo and Wells. 7
4 Geel Four clearances and five tackles. Strong around ball and kept pressure on. 6
5 Haw Whacked by Hodge, then concussed by a high tackle and subbed out. 4
6 Rich First kick came late in third term. One inside-50 and four clearances. 5
7 Ess Tackled hard all night and provided a presence around the footy. 7
8 Thumb.
9 Thumb.
10 WCE Windy/scrubby game suited his style and made six clearances. 7
11 Syd Inability to hit targets and a lack of pace were glaring. Struggled for impact. 3
12 GWS Nine tackles and seven clearances helped lead the way. 7
14 GCS Battled hard in and under the contest. 4
15 Geel Team-high eight clearances and 13 contested possessions had him among best. 7
16 Ess Burrowed in around the stoppages and won 13 contested possessions. 7
17 Bris Another who did his most notable work in the first two terms. 6
18 Carl Had long periods in head to head duel with Cripps which proved an even battle. 6
19 Melb Chimed in with some grunt work in the middle despite Vince tag. Handy. 5
20 StK Excellent clearance winner who tapered off at the end. 7
21 Frem Constantly won ball in engine room with high tackle rate and possession count. 7
22 WB Lots of the ball early and kept racking up touches. 6
23 Knee.
EF Rich Workrate and tackling pressure set the example for teammates to follow. 7
SF Syd Did the job in the middle. 6
PF WCE Set tone around ball in first term and never gave in. 8

2014 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Achilles.
2 Achilles.
3 Achilles.
4 Ankle.
5 Achilles.
6 VFL Got through first game back unscathed. Had 23 touches. -
7 VFL Took a step towards an AFL return with 22 disp, two goals. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 Bris Welcome return made easier by lack of opposition. Off at final change. 5
10 Geel Looked rusty and struggled big time for most of night. Will get better. 3
11 WCE Another big step in his return with four goals. 8
12 Rich Best game of the year. Laid seven tackles and gathered nine clearances. 7
13 Adel In his fifth game back since his Achilles injury, won nine clearances. 7
14 Melb Started slowly but worked into game and second half solid. Injured knee late. 6
15 Bris Set up several goals and had almost a third of his touches in first term. 6
16 Haw Low-key effort in middle early but prominent in third term and finished on. 6
17 StK Strong and industrious midfield game. 6
18 Carl Worked hard all night and got better returns than others around him. 6
19 Geel Copped big hit in opening minute and never really recovered. 4
20 GWS A touch subdued in big win. 22 touches – mostly by hand. 6
21 WB Big possession winner and clamped on plenty of tackles. 7
22 Adel Tireless worker all day in midfield. 6
23 Melb Roos’ best in midfield and was important around the stoppages. 7
EF Ess Won a bit of ball but not hugely damaging. Handy late when game on line. 6
SF Geel Skipper worked hard. Head to head with Selwood early. 6
PF Syd Horror night. Only five touches in the first half then lifted but game was done 4
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Coll Had 19 touches in first half and kept up momentum til the very end. 8
2 Geel Didn’t stop trying in another quality skipper performance. Did it all. 8
3 Syd Terrific first half but had to battle ankle injury later. Still kept ticking. 7
4 Bris Tremendous smother prevented goal in second quarter. 5
5 Haw Kept pumping away all day as possession tally built. 7
6 Port Good leader and was a constant driving force. 8
7 WB Tightly marked by Lower early but lifted in second term; quiet third. 6
8 WCE Surprisingly came up after previous week’s ankle injury. Strong game. 7
9 Adel Battled hard for 12 cont poss, seven clearances and nine tackles. 8
10 StK Solid without being dominant in first half, but better later on. 7
11 GCS Made 12 tackles but had only 10 disposals. Needed more from the skipper. 4
13 Frem Made up for last game’s ordinary day. Hard at it and prolific. 7
14 GWS Only four effective disposals in opening two quarters but huge second half. 6
15 Rich Shrug off the tag of Jackson to be an influential contributor. 8
16 Bris Everywhere early (12 touches first term) but could not keep going. 7
17 Carl Despite close attention of Carazzo he still won ball, but second half dipped. 5
18 Melb Went down with a serious injury early in the third and subsequently subbed. 5
19 Achilles.
20 Achilles.
21 Achilles.
22 Achilles.
23 Achilles.

2012 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Ess Won contested possessions in tight and consistent over all four quarters. 7
2 GWS GWS was obsessed with targeting him physically, but he prevailed anyway. 7
3 Geel Huge. Had eight clearances and seven inside 50s to go with 30 disposals. 8
4 Syd Won plenty of the ball, but showed only flashes of his usual brilliance. 6
5 GCS Battered but led superbly with 31 possessions, including 10 clearances. 8
6 WCE Tough around the clinches with clearances and tackling. 7
7 WB Seemed to lack spark and only had one clearance. Down day for skipper. 5
8 Port Super performance in midfield with 10 clearances, 10 inside-50s and a goal. 8
9 Bris Kept pumping away in midfield, but second half was less prominent. 6
10 Haw Lowered his colours to Sewell again who has a good record on him. 4
12 GCS Slow out of the blocks but finished off strongly. 7
13 Adel Restricted the flow of Thompson first half then missing in third term. 6
14 StK Incisive midfielder who was one of the key factors in the win. 8
15 WCE Great running power and pressure from the captain in midfield. 8
16 Carl Big effort first three quarters. Friendly fire from Harper’s boot. 7
17 Rich Probably the Roos’ best with 10 clearances and 17 contested possessions. 8
18 Melb His 17 tackles was two away from the all-time record. Great captain’s game. 8
19 WB Racked up the numbers through the midfield but wasteful on occasions. 7
20 Ess Said to have gone in with knee problem. Quiet early, worked into game. 6
21 Coll Heart and soul of Shinboners. Worked diligently to collect 24 disposals. 7
22 Frem Won possessions around ground but need to be defensive at times. 6
23 GWS Another Roo who didn’t reach any great heights against the Giants. 4
EF WCE Tried hard but swamped early. One of few Roos to make even contribution. 7