Rhys PALMER

#24  

Age: 29yr 11mth Games: 123 Born: Feb 13, 1989
Height: 181cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Capable forward/midfielder who’ll need to win more of his own ball given he’s working in a much thinner outfit.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Carlton

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2 -
3 Ess Former Docker/Giant wasn’t able to find any space. Only shot at goal went out on the full. 2
4 Senior emergency.
5 Knee.
6 VFL Game time was monitored for the veteran, as his stats reflect. Just 13 disposals and four tackles. -
7 VFL Hard worker through midfield and at half forward. 22 possessions and six clearances. -
8 Knee.
9 VFL Good contributor in the win with 30 possessions and five clearances. -
10 Bye.
11 Bye.
12 VFL In everything early in midfield, then had the clamps put on by Lions mids. 29 touches, six clearances. -
13 VFL Strong performer on the day. 29 touches, 13 tackles. One of the Blues best. -
14 VFL Battled hard all day against the tide in midfield. 26 possessions and seven clearances. -
15 VFL Missed a few clear chances to put scoreboard pressure on Hawks, but found ball well. -
16 VFL In everything in early contests, then impact lessened as the game wore on. -
17 VFL Honest contributor at VFL level and that's about it at this stage of his career. -
18 VFL Got better as the game wore on. Works hard when he doesn't have the ball, evident by his seven tackles. -
19 VFL Experienced player was solid. Kicked an important goal and added eight tackles. -
20 VFL Strong worker in midfield unit. Won the ball well. -
21 VFL The best of the Blues with 31 touches, eight clearances and seven inside 50s. -
22 VFL Won his fair share of footy in midfield, but was a bit scrappy with ball use. -
23 VFL Booted three goals in the first half to give the Blues some life. Stifled after that. -

2016 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Melb Three score assists and got involved at times without setting game alight. 5
2 Geel Quiet one at half forward. No damage on the scoreboard and struggled defensively. 2
3 Syd Even effort with two goals playing as a small forward. 4
4 Port Presented well as a small forward and was rewarded with three goals. 5
5 Senior emergency.
6 Haw Back in team and worked hard across half forward. Did his bit with three goals. 7
7 Frem Won the ball in congestion and gave the team great run. 6
8 GCS Read the ball well in forward 50 and got into the right positions to contribute with three goals. 5
9 WB Dropped off after a prolific first half, registering just four possessions after the main break. 4
10 Adel Horror night. Everything thing he touched turned to rubbish. 1
11 Toe.
12 NEAFL Kicking was poor at times, but finished with a staggering 14 clearances and seven inside-50s. -
13 NEAFL Massive day – 52 touches (23 contested), 14 clearances and 11 inside-50s. -
14 Carl Even effort in forward half, but failed to capitalise in front of goal with 0.3. 4
16 Coll Minimal impact on game and didn’t get enough of the ball. 3
17 NEAFL Didn’t return to the field after injuring his calf early. -
18 Calf.
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Played his role in big win. Six inside-50s and kicked two goals. -
21 NEAFL Made it look easy with 20 contested possessions, 12 inside-50s and 10 clearances. -
22 NEAFL Huge outing – 11 inside-50s, eight clearances, eight tackles and six goals. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF NEAFL Big ball winner (32 touches), but was sloppy by foot and missed some chances – 1.4. -
PF WB Johnson replacement didn’t hit the scoreboard and struggled to impact. 3

2015 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 StK Found space to work in and ended with a goal and five inside-50s. 6
2 Melb Played as a defensive forward on Howe and did well to curb his impact. 7
3 Syd Three goals including a ripping snap from the pocket. Made most of chances. 7
4 GCS Defensive forward on Malceski and made sure the former Swan’s rough run continued. 6
5 Shoulder.
6 Shoulder.
7 Shoulder.
8 Shoulder.
9 Shoulder.
10 NEAFL Back from injury and got straight back into groove. 28 disp. -
11 NEAFL Put hand up for recall with 33 possessions in midfield. -
12 NM GWS’s most dangerous forward with three goals and worked hard defensively. 7
14 Rich Three goals from seven kicks in an opportunistic display. 6
15 StK In forward line mostly pitted against Webster. Wayward in finishing. 5
16 GCS Put ball inside 50 six times as he played a high half forward role. 4
17 Geel Copped heavy knock to back in first term and subbed out. 1
18 Hamstring.
19 Ess Gave Stanton too much room early but kicked crucial goal in run-on. 5
20 Port Began with the AFL miss of the season to be the Giants’ best with five goals. 8
21 Syd OK early but drifted out of the game. 5
22 Carl Plenty of ball at half forward and pushing into midfield. 6
23 Melb Kicked an early goal and worked up into the game for 20 possessions. 6

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Hamstring in second term forced him from field. Had tracked McVeigh. 3
2 Hamstring.
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 Hamstring.
6 Hamstring.
7 Port The forward made a solid return from injury, just wasteful with 2.3. 6
8 WCE Worked up the ground from half forward to get his hands on the ball. OK. 6
10 Rich Tried to go with Deledio but was found wanting for pace and nous around the ball. 4
11 Haw Fine job quelling Birchall’s influence and added two goals. 6
12 Ess Had defensive forward role on Hibberd and cut his output. Also kicked vital goal. 7
13 Bris Good job as negating forward and won a heap of his own ball. 6
14 Carl Kicked three goals to take his tally to 12 from eight games this year. Played well. 7
15 Syd Played well without kicking a goal for the first time since Round 1. 6
16 Adel Tagged Thompson who got away, then moved to Smith second half 4
17 Frem Flitted in and out of the contest but efficiency not up to scratch. 4
18 Geel One goal but only eight effective disposals and no tackles. 4
19 Rich Looked to halt Houli’s run off half back and kicked a goal. Did OK. 5
20 NM Superb forward tag on Dal Santo who no impact at all. 7
21 Melb Got ball roll rolling with early goal and ended with four in critical performance. 8
22 Coll Kicked 1.1 and worked up into midfield well. Solid showing again. 6
23 WB Two goals again as a defensive forward and has found his niche. 7
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 NEAFL Worked tirelessly through the midfield. -
2 Port Given tagging role on Hartlett and tried to niggle all night.Got under his skin. 4
3 Calf.
4 Melb Kicked two goals and creative across half forward. 6
5 GCS Worked hard, tackled well and kicked a couple of goals. 6
6 Ess Played as a defensive forward but wasteful in front of the sticks. 5
7 Adel Did little other than get reported for striking Dangerfield 3
8 Haw Negating forward on Birchall and drove him mad with close attention. 6
9 WCE Good battle with Hurn and seems to be relishing a lockdown forward role. 6
10 Carl Ran hard but disposal let him down at times – not the worst. 6
11 Geel Kicked a goal in first, second and final terms. Played his role. 7
12 Foot.
13 Foot.
14 Foot.
15 WB Returned from injury and used as a late substitute. 3
16 Syd Worked hard but let himself down too often by butchering the ball. 3
17 NEAFL Bye. -
18 Foot.
19 Foot.
20 Foot.
21 Foot.
22 Foot.
23 Foot.
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd One of a handful of Giants with senior experience. Certainly did his bit. 6
2 NM Made a lot of mistakes by foot and in general. 3
3 WCE 21 touches and two goals but kicking efficiency deplorable. 5
4 Adel Managed four clearances but needs to lift quickly to help out his team. 3
6 Carl Won his share of footy but didn’t always use it smartly. 5
7 GCS Solid game finding the ball but efficiency well down. 5
8 Bris Did well against the odds. 7
12 Rich Kicked two goals but team needed him to find more footy than he did. 5
13 Melb Won plenty of footy but didn’t really hurt the Demons – one inside-50. 6
14 Syd Took a terrific contested mark and kicked the goal on top of 25 touches. 7
15 Haw Swapped from long to short sleeves early in game. 10 touches in final term. 5
16 Adel Subbed out after copping an accidental knee to the head in the second term. 2
17 Frem Had 22 possessions but turned the ball over a lot. 5
18 Coll Roamed the ground in search of possessions but never able to break free. 4
21 NEAFL Kicked a goal but career has gone south quickly. -
23 NM Threw himself into contests early and kicked three goals in a nice effort. 7