Age: 31yr 5mth Games: 128 Born: Jan 09, 1988
Height: 196cm Weight: 103kg Position:

2017 Digest:   He’s quick and has a knack for turning opponents inside out. Still on the improve and looks a lock as the starting full forward.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 WB Ran hard, marked well when in the van and generally earned his pay cheque. 6
2 Rich Again the Pies’ best forward. Suddenly showing footy smarts (apart from a late bump) to go with his athleticism. 7
3 Syd Cracking long goal in second term against old mob and continued to work hard. 6
4 StK One kick in first half from limited chances as Carlisle had his number. Three for the game. 2
5 VFL Used mostly in attack with spurts in the ruck. Had 10 hitouts but failed to hit the scoreboard at all. -
6 VFL Used in a number of roles with 12 hit outs, five marks, 14 disposals and two goals. Senior recall unlikely this week. -
7 VFL Spent time in the ruck, as well as attack. 26 hitouts but influence waned the longer the game went. -
8 VFL Did some good things then tweaked a hamstring. -
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Bye.
14 VFL Wasn’t a massive factor overall in the win. -
15 VFL Rotated through ruck with Howe. 17 hitouts and four inside 50s. Fair. -
16 VFL Booted two goals and gave Lynch a chopout in the ruck. Okay. -
17 VFL Presented well in the forward line at times but didn't find much of the pill. Two goals. -
18 VFL Stinker in the forward line but when he was moved into the ruck, he was a lot better. Had a positive impact late. -
19 VFL Poor showing with just 11 disposals and one mark. -
20 VFL Played through the ruck and a few other roles. Did his bit. -
21 VFL Rumbled around for 15 possessions and a couple of goals. A few weeks left in his career. -
22 VFL One of the Pies best. Did really well when sent into the ruck after half time. -
23 VFL Used in ruck at times as well as a key forward. Booted one goal. -

2016 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Played in VFL trial against Coburg.
2 Played in VFL trial against Geelong.
3 VFL Handy outing without starring. Might get a chance due to underperforming forwards. -
4 Melb Down back on Pedersen among others and just hopelessly out of sorts. 2
5 VFL Pies’ biggest ball winner with 24 in new role in defence. -
6 VFL Five rebounds to go with six inside 50s and 23 touches. Big game. -
7 Carl Played forward and kick two goals then went back to fill gaps after Reid injury. Not the worst. 6
8 Bris Had the better of Harwood and worked with Grundy and Cox to expose the Lions’ defence. 7
9 Geel Two goals handy in context of game and made no any glaring mistakes. 5
10 WB Hardly had an impact in first half, but more effective in closing hour. 6
11 Port Missed three sodas – one from the goalsquare. Disappointing outing. 3
12 Melb Tried hard to present in what was a solid effort in a beaten side. Six marks, six inside-50s. 7
14 Frem Hardly got into it in first half. Improved a bit later on, but not a big factor. 3
15 VFL Serviceable up forward and then did some fine work down back in second half. -
16 GWS Impressive aerial strength in attack resulted in 10 marks and three goals. 7
17 Adel Didn’t hit the scoreboard, and more in the play when he went into the ruck. 5
18 NM Couldn’t get into it early but lifted in second term and ended with a couple of goals. 4
19 WCE Kicked a goal and worked hard with McGovern as his minder. Not his best but fair. 4
20 Rich Astbury had his measure for most part. Five marks, one goal. 4
21 WB Began on Hamling. Not a big game. 4
22 GCS Ended with three goals but should have kicked six. One of his best games in black and white. 7
23 Haw Threatened at times up forward for two goals. Injured knee in third but returned. 6

2015 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Bris Great tussle with Merrett. Eight marks made him an effective go-to man. 7
2 Adel Missed some marks but not the worst of the Magpie forwards. 5
3 StK Apart from a couple of noteworthy efforts well contained by Fisher. 4
4 Ess Grabbed two marks but failed to hit scoreboard. Thrashed by Hurley. 3
5 Carl On Jaksch and bobbed up on occasions. 4
6 Geel One-grab marking contrasted his flakey finishing, much like Cloke. 4
7 Rich Two goals and a horrible miss from directly in front. Winning the footy at least. 5
8 GCS Hot streak in the second quarter and bagged four goals. 6
9 NM Kicked a goal from the boundary but wasn’t a factor other than that. 3
10 Melb Horrible first half (5 disp) and kept theme going in second half. 2
11 GWS 100th game and celebrated with three goals. Made most of touches. 6
13 Frem Even with inexperienced opponent couldn’t get into game. Missed sitter late. 1
14 Haw Gibson matched up on him. Couple of goals, but didn’t make other chances. 4
15 Port The enigma was serviceable. 5
16 WCE Needed a big performance on weakened forward line. Outmarked by smalls. 1
17 WB Ended with two goals but wasn’t the strong marking target required. 5
18 VFL Goalless in conditions that didn’t suit at Point Gellibrand. -
19 VFL Kicked four goals and was a headache for the Blues' defence. -
20 VFL Kicked 3.4 and was very good early. Slowed down late. -
21 VFL Booted two majors and gave a strong leading target. -
22 Geel Late inclusion kicked one goal but was anything but convincing. 4
23 Ess Two goals but again just teased rather than satisfied. Ended up in the ruck. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Calf.
2 Syd Very quiet in first game against his old side. 3
3 Geel Two goals in second term a highlight of an even game. 5
4 Rich Three goals and the key target in attack. Impressive night’s work. 7
5 NM Two early goals when side was doing most damage. Unsighted second half. 5
6 Ess Goals in second and third terms were main contribution – three nice marks. 6
7 Carl Rowe picked him up at first and he had a very subdued night. 2
9 Adel Gift goal early, bobbed up occasionally, but not overly influential. 3
10 WCE Early goal but then struggled. OK in ruck late but only one mark for the night. 4
11 StK Started OK and finished well. Seemed to relish ruck freedom. 5
12 Finger.
13 WB Quiet. Had no influence as a forward. 2
14 Haw Finished goalless and lacked any presence in attack. 2
15 Carl Struggled to get involved with Rowe on his hammer. No goals. 3
16 VFL Used in defence on Waite and was fair. Moved forward too. -
17 Ess Against Hurley got hands on it early but kicking wayward. Faded away. 3
18 Adel Two first-quarter goals then went right of the game. Must offer more. 4
19 Port Just three marks and no goals but put himself in play when in the ruck. 5
20 WCE Can’t possibly stay in the side. One goal, two marks simply not enough. 3
21 VFL Kicked four important goals and was strong in the ruck. -
22 GWS Two important goals but must build on that in final game of the season. 4
23 Haw Got into dangerous positions but didn’t make most of them. Two goals. 4
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2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 NEAFL Rucked for most of the game. Extremely influential. -
2 NEAFL Competed well in the ruck against Gorringe and Nicholls. -
3 NEAFL Dominant performance in ruck, tap work was outstanding. -
4 NEAFL Rucked well again. Provided Bird with a host of clearances. -
5 NEAFL Bye. -
6 NEAFL Worked hard when the ball hit the deck. OK in ruck. -
7 Haw Not sure he’s the answer either up forward or in the ruck. Struggled. 3
8 NEAFL A goliath up forward with 10 goals. Unstoppable. -
9 NEAFL Chipped in with four goals to support Walsh. -
10 NEAFL Kicked five goals and took over the game late. -
11 Adel Desperate to make every post a winner and kicked three goals. 6
13 Port His play up forward was non-existent but did manage seven hit-outs. 3
14 Carl Found the conditions tough up forward and spent patches in the ruck. 3
15 NEAFL Did well in the ruck and pushed forward to kick a goal. -
16 GWS Sub. Came on for McGlynn and took his chance with three second-half goals. 4
17 WCE A handful for defenders taking some important contested marks. 6
18 Rich Seized the chance as he has over past month and bagged four goals. 7
19 WB Wing was starting position and generally quiet. 3
20 Coll Had enjoyed a good month, but this was a return to the bad old days. 3
21 StK Nine marks showed that he is putting his hand up for a finals spot. 7
22 Geel Absolutely zero impact up forward. Had to come up ground to get a kick. 3
23 Haw Kicked three goals and gave Lake plenty to think about. 6
QF Haw Mixed bag. At times athletic but sometimes looked ungainly. 4
SF Carl Showed athleticism at times from centre half forward – 4 inside-50s but no goals. 5
PF Frem Had to work right up the ground to get a kick and that suited Dockers. 5

2012 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

3 Port First game of the year and he chimed in with two great goals. 6
4 NM Back-up in ruck for Seaby and did enough to suggest he can hold place. 4
6 NEAFL Kicked three goals playing both forward and in the ruck. -
7 Rich Couldn’t get into the game. Lowered his colours to Grimes and Rance. 2
8 NEAFL Kicked four goals, including three in a purple patch. -
10 NEAFL Played up forward, even through midfield. Pretty good. -
11 NEAFL Added two goals. Rotated between ruck/forward. -
13 NEAFL Chipped in with three goals but was outbodied a few times. -
14 NEAFL Controlled the ruck for the Swans in absence of Seaby. -
15 NEAFL Started forward but forced to ruck with Seaby injury. Fair. -
17 NEAFL Kicked six goals up forward. -
18 NEAFL Played a fair bit of ruck, was beaten. Kicked a late goal. -
19 NEAFL Key contributor as the Swans main ruckman. -
20 NEAFL Did well as the main ruckman. Got the Swans going early. -
21 NEAFL Good again as the number one ruck against Longer. -
22 NEAFL Another good effort as the number one ruck. -
23 NEAFL Continues his good recent form in the ruck. -
SF NEAFL Best ruckman on the ground. Last month has been great. -