Shaun HIGGINS

#4   North Melbourne

Age: 30yr 10mth Games: 184 Born: Mar 04, 1988
Height: 184cm Weight: 89kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Strong pre-season has translated into solid form in both JLT matches. Ready to hit the ground running.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WCE Showed his class at times and ended with 25 possessions, but needed to impact the game more in midfield. 6
2 Geel Relished space afforded to him to be among the Roos’ best. Countless times burst through the middle to set others up. 8
3 GWS The reinvented midfielder rarely got into the game. Just seven kicks among his 18 touches. 5
4 WB Not as good as previous week but ended with one goal from 19 disposals. Burnt a teammate in final term. 6
5 Hamstring.
6 GCS Played as good footy as he has ever produced in his career and looked sharp and fit in the middle. 8
7 Adel Two long-range goals in opening half had the Roos firing. Gave great value for his possessions. 7
8 Syd North only looked dangerous when he had the ball in his hands. Was the most potent Roo midfielder. 7
9 Melb Tagged by Vince but still able to exert a influence on the contest. Kicking boots weren’t on however after ending with 1.4. 6
10 Carl Great early and even better late. Finished with 27 clean disposals and two important goals. Silky as always. 8
11 Rich Not his night. Only grabbed 15 effective disposals, six inside-50s and failed to hit the scoreboard. 5
12 Bye.
13 StK Ran to space and looked a menace at times, but didn't cap it off. 5
14 WB Former Doggie flashed in and out to cause the opposition some grief. Ended with 19 disposals, seven inside-50s and six clearances. 7
15 GCS Had Lonergan as his shadow for the most part, and found it tough to break free. Just six kicks. 5
16 Frem Kicked a contender for goal of the year and was a strong mover through the middle of the ground. 7
17 Port Got caught on several occasions believing he had more time to deliver the footy to a teammate. 6
18 Ess Stand in skipper was solid but not spectacular. Below his usual high standard efficiency. 5
19 Melb Used ball well and had some key touches – including a goal – in final term stand. 7
20 Coll Couldn’t break the Greenwood tag, until the Pie got injured. Higgins settled into the flow after that, but far from his best. 4
21 Haw Copped a heavy tag, but fought hard with 31 disposals and eight inside 50’s. 7
22 StK Burst out of the blocks with big first quarter and maintained momentum with an excellent game. 8
23 Bris Again started with a big first quarter and by day’s end had 29 disposals.. 8

2016 Season

1 Adel Not close to best but kept working to provide something to the effort. One goal. 5
2 Bris OK across half forward but didn't hit the scoreboard. 4
3 Melb One of his quieter games in blue and white stripes. Went goalless and did most of his work by hand. 5
4 Frem Two early goals got the Roos going and linked up well across the middle of the ground. 7
5 GCS Classy in attack and booted three goals, 6
6 WB Handy game as forward against old mob. Creative with ball in hand. 6
7 StK Looked in all sorts of trouble when he went down with a knee injury but returned. 4
8 Knee.
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23 GWS Roamed across half forward but in and out of the contest. 4
EF Adel Kicked two nice goals but for large parts ineffective. Looked sore on knee. 4

2015 Season

1 Adel Four goals in his Kangaroo debut, one of the few highlights. 7
2 Bris Nice game and could have finished with more than his two goals. 6
3 Port Didn’t have the impact he has had over the first fortnight. Just fair. 5
4 Geel Didn’t hit scoreboard but had six inside-50s and ran hard through middle. 7
5 Haw Rarely sighted in first half – just five disp. Better after that but not his best. 4
6 Rich Linked through middle at times but certainly not a huge factor. One goal. 7
7 Ess Two early misses but slotted the sealer from 45m. 6
8 Frem Laid nine tackles which was the most for the team. Kicked a goal too. 5
9 Coll Used ball well and was dangerous in front half. 7
10 WCE Broke free to bag four goals, decisive in tight game. 8
11 Syd Two goals came in the third term. Not his best game but contributed. 6
12 GWS Continued strong first season at North with 17 touches, two goals. 6
14 GCS Booted a couple of goals and looked dangerous. 5
15 Geel Another fine performance with three goals as a mobile half forward. 8
16 Ess Quiet night by his standards but still played a role. 5
17 Bris Impressive in both halves. 7
18 Carl Classy with ball in hand and was a constant thorn in Carlton’s side. 7
19 Melb Best afield performance highlighted by a superb final term that helped ice game. 9
20 StK Regular input and despite heavy knock finished game strongly. 6
21 Frem Handy in attack on Sutcliffe without starring. 5
22 WB Potent forward who made the most of every opportunity with three goals. 7
23 Knee.
EF Rich Did what he was brought to the club to do – kick goals and create in front half. 6
SF Syd Played the game he was recruited for especially in big third quarter. 7
PF WCE Two classy goals but wasn’t as influential as he has been lately. 6

2014 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 WCE Copped whack to head but one of the positives. Two goals from half back. 7
2 NM Steady across half-back line in first half before drifting out game. 4
3 Rich Active and positive in first half then tapered in third term. 6
4 GWS Big outing in midfield and then up forward. Back to his best. 8
5 Carl Matched on Ellard initially. Ran well to receive. 5
6 Adel Started well dancing through traffic. Spent time off the ground before returning. 6
7 Ess The game’s leading ball winner with 35 touches. 8
8 Melb Six tackles, four rebound 50s and steady ball use from the back half. 7
10 GCS Provided rebound but Matera slipped away for a few important goals. 5
11 Frem Created off half-back and pushed forward too. 6
12 Bris Attempted to create the loose man at half back. Team needed him to lift. 5
13 Coll Quiet for most of the game but had six touches in the final term. 4
14 Port Relishing his role a as running half-back flanker. 7
15 Melb Freed up at half back when the Dogs were under pump. Kicked a crucial goal. 6
16 Geel Quiet off half-back although did stick with Murdoch in second half. 4
17 VFL Had 33 touches after AFL axing but wasn’t as clean as he’d like. -
18 VFL Improved outing with 23 touches and a goal. -
19 Haw Returning to side and didn’t have a big impact. 3
20 StK Got his hands on the ball a lot down back 7
21 NM Did some good things, but tapered in second half. 5
22 Syd Sagged off at half back to play loose man. Didn’t impact game as required. 5
23 GWS Played uncontested footy at half back and wasn’t a factor. 4
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2013 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 Bris Chimed in with three goals and did his bit. 5
2 Frem Didn’t stand up when needed – only four contested poss, two inside 50s. 4
3 Rich Barely sighted and lacked the intensity required at times. 2
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2012 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 WCE Kicked two goals and workrate good but can do more up the ground. 6
2 Adel Serviceable in the midfield but missed two critical shots on goal. 6
3 StK Stats were flattering as he was well below his best. 4
4 Melb On at three quarter time for Cordy. In everything when he came on. 2
5 GWS Good return to form, could’ve kicked four goals. 6
6 Coll Gave O’Brien plenty of early troubles and lots of good signs in his game. 6
7 NM Copped early knock but scrounged two goals from limited opportunities. 4
8 GCS Iles had the better of him for most of the night. Need to do more. 4
9 Geel Limited opportunities but made most of them to kick three goals. 6
10 Syd Another Bulldog who failed to cope with the Swans’ pressure. 3
12 Port Played almost solely at half forward. One goal and did enough. 6
13 Bris Showed some dash for seven inside-50s and a goal. Tried hard. 6
14 Ess Won a lot of the ball and worked hard. 6
15 Frem A key contributor. Kicked a goal and set up others. 7
16 Haw Kicked three in first half then Gibson went to him and shut him down. 6
17 Carl Quite lively in first half until forced off with hamstring strain. 4
21 Syd Started brightly but only touched the ball eight times in last three quarters. 3
22 Geel Got a lot of footy behind the ball and only had the one inside-50s. 6
23 Bris Twice as many handballs than kicks. 5