Age: 31yr 4mth Games: 77 Born: Feb 29, 1988
Height: 187cm Weight: 88kg Position: MID

2016 Digest:   Didn’t feature at AFL level after setbacks in his recovery from a knee reconstruction but made it back to the VFL for five games. His role as a run-with player has been taken over by Greenwood.

2016 NAB Cup:   Donned a cap for the Magpies’ intra-club but was a handy contributor against Geelong and the Bulldogs.

2016 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Syd Spent most of his night forward. A handful of tackles but often seemed a metre off the pace. 3
2 Rich Couldn’t get into the game at all and will be feeling uneasy about place in the side for this week. 2
3 VFL Hard worker with nine tackles to keep the ball in. Also booted two handy goals. -
4 Senior emergency.
5 VFL Tried hard but had little support through midfield. -
6 VFL Lead from the front in tight win over the Blues. 25 possessions. -
7 VFL Struggled to exert any influence on the night. -
8 VFL Missed a few targets but was a hard worker in close in midfield battle. -
9 VFL Important factor in midfield with ability to get hands dirty. 26 touches, six tackles. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL In everything in first half then sat out second half as senior emergency. -
12 VFL Battled away in midfield to help his team gain the upper hand. Fair. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Led from the front superbly with 26 touches and 10 tackles in win. -
15 VFL Among Pies’ best in first half before sitting out second half. -
16 GWS Carried out role to perfection on H.Shaw and snapped brilliant goal. 6
17 Adel Three inside-50s but little else. 3
18 VFL Bye. -
19 VFL Strong contributor again in midfield with 29 possessions in win. -
20 VFL Chimed in with three goals and had 21 possessions. Going well. -
21 VFL Excellent again in midfield. 21 possessions and 13 tackles. -
22 VFL Played his part without being at his best. Will retire at season’s end. -
23 VFL Superb in midfield after announcing retirement with 35 touches and two goals. -

2015 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
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 VFL Got through comeback game OK. 15 touches. -
21 VFL Looked good in second game back. 24 disposals. -
22 VFL Did well again and signs look good for big 2016. -
23 VFL Superb in midfield. 27 touches, two goals, six tackles. -

2014 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Frem Tagged all last year and did it well so why was he playing at half forward? A few good moments. 4
2 Syd Given the task of shutting down Jack, he did just that. 8
3 Geel Frustrated the life out of Johnson and took the points against the star Cat. 6
4 Rich Rode Cotchin like a backpack from opening bounce to play a big role. 8
5 NM Tagged Dal Santo first half and kept him under wraps while side broke clear. 5
6 Ess Shadowed Watson and did the job in fine fashion midfield or back. 8
7 Carl Had job on Murphy. OK after Blues skipper got clear early. 5
9 Adel Shadowed Dangerfield for three terms then released late. Struggled. 4
10 WCE Mostly tagged Shuey and kept the clamps on. Wasted the footy a bit. 6
11 StK Tagged Steven and didn’t let him have a big say. 6
12 Melb Straight to Tyson and did a number on him in a fine effort. Influential himself. 7
13 WB Tagged Griffen. The Dog clearly won the battle. 4
14 Haw Looked to have hands full with Hill early but battled on well in second half. 7
15 Carl Tagged Murphy superbly in a key win for the team. 8
16 GCS Even tussle with Ablett before he was injured. 5
17 Ess Heppell gave him trouble at opening and he tightened up. 5
18 Adel Tagged Sloane and did a reasonable job but didn’t blanket him. 5
19 Port Tagged Boak for much of the day and able to reduce his impact. 6
20 WCE Tagged Shuey for the most part; needs help to be effective and rarely got it. 3
21 Bris Shadowed Hanley first half and Rockliff in second. Couldn’t stop either. 4
22 GWS Injured knee and will miss all of 2015. Terribly sad. 1
23 Knee.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 NM Kicked match-saving goal after strong mark. 4
2 Carl Barely sighted until coming alive in the final term. 4
3 Senior emergency.
4 Rich Had a stopping job through midfield on Martin at times and did that well. 6
5 Ess Handy at half back and used the ball well. 5
6 StK Shadowed Dal Santo and did a magnificent job quelling him. Key win for team. 8
7 Frem Torched by Walters then belatedly went to Mundy and was OK. 4
8 Geel Tagged Selwood and apart from third term did a superb job. 7
9 Syd Again showed effectiveness as a tagger by thwarting Kennedy. 7
10 Bris Took Hanley completely out of game and had an impact himself. 7
11 Melb Played across half forward and relished opportunity. Grabbed 10 marks. 6
12 WB Important job on Griffen, but simply couldn’t stop him. 4
14 Port Ran with Wingard and had his colours lowered. 4
15 Carl Played defensive role on Tuohy at times. Nipped in for a goal. 6
16 Adel On Smith for early part of the game. Handy contribution. 7
17 GCS Used in defensive forward role on McKenzie, who took the honours. 3
18 GWS Again ran around without a genuine showdown role. OK but needs a task. 5
19 Ess Had task on Heppell and held him in parts. 4
20 Syd Helped quell the Swans' engine room and find some football himself. 6
21 Haw Ran with Mitchell and kept him to moderate numbers but provided no attack himself. 4
22 WCE Shadowed Gaff and intimidated him physically. Did the job. 7
23 NM Shadowed Wells but beaten by the dangerous Roo. Little impact himself. 3
EF Port Did a solid job on Boak to claim the points but the Port skipper kicked a crucial goal. 7

2012 Season

Played for : Collingwood

19 VFL Another to get through comeback game with no issues. -
20 VFL Did OK at half back but wasn’t a major influence. -
21 VFL Sturdy at times across half back. -