Orren STEPHENSON

#37  

Age: 36yr 8mth Games: 15 Born: Jul 15, 1982
Height: 200cm Weight: 104kg Position: RUC
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Opportunity beckons for the veteran rookie with the injury to Maric and the questions over Hampson’s ability to be a No. 1 ruckman. Played only a handful of senior games last year and held his own, but is a stop-gap at best in a top eight contender.

2014 NAB Cup:   Limited game time against Melbourne. His only senior outing.

2014 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 PM 30 hitouts to give the Tiger midfielders first use. -
2 PM Good battle with Thurlow in the ruck. Solid enough. -
3 WB Back-up ruck thrust into No.1 role and gallant against Minson. 6
4 VFL Controlled the ruck against Coburg. -
5 VFL Competed hard as always in the ruck. Just solid. -
6 VFL Controlled the ruck contests to give midfielders first use. -
7 VFL Gigantic in the ruck with 60+ hitouts in win over Cats. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Shaded in the ruck by Ceglar. 23 hitouts. -
10 VFL Left the field in the first half with an injury. -
11 VFL Had 30 hitouts in number one ruck role. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 Didn’t play for Richmond VFL.
14 VFL Kicked three goals and dominated Wallace in the ruck. -
15 VFL Kicked two goals and helped wear down Grundy in ruck. -
16 VFL 36 hitouts to give Tigers’ first use. Pushed forward for a goal too. -
17 VFL Rotated with Hampson in the ruck and fared better against Simpson. -
18 VFL Had 19 hitouts but wasn’t involved a lot at ground level. -
19 VFL Good battle with American Jason Holmes. Just shaded it. -
20 VFL Shared ruck duties with Hampson. 37 hitouts. -
21 VFL 25 hitouts in tandem with Hampson. Solid effort. -
22 VFL Double-teamed Minson but the All-Australian got a lot of ball around ground. -
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QF -
EF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 PM Controlled the ruck until being rested in the final term. -
2 VFL Dominated the ruck against Pierce. -
3 VFL Pushed forward to boot two goals, but Wood had his measure in ruck. -
4 VFL Won the ruck duel against smaller opponents. Good effort. -
5 VFL Strong game again in the ruck. Dominant at this level. -
6 VFL Controlled the ruck against Sikora. Pushed forward too. -
7 Port His first game for Richmond and won 28 hit-outs. 7
8 Melb Some of his ruck work handy but not a big impact around the ground. 3
9 VFL Shaded in the ruck, which is unusual. -
10 VFL Slow start but wore down Bendigo rucks with 33 hit-outs. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Battled hard in the ruck against Grundy and Witts. Solid. -
13 Didn’t play for Coburg.
14 StK Fill-in ruckman did the job well. 5
15 NM Struggled to get over Goldstein in the ruck and forced to push forward. 4
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Rucked well against Daw and Currie. Important contribution. -
18 VFL Worked hard against Warnock, but the Blues took the points. -
19 Haw Struggled to get into game and subbed out in third when rain came. 1
20 Senior emergency.
21 VFL A rare down afternoon in the ruck against Hawks trio. -
22 VFL Good battle with Skipper in the ruck. Honours shared. -
23 Ess Shared the ruck duties with Maric and help give his onballers first use. 5
QF Senior emergency.
EF Senior emergency.
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Frem Found Sandilands tough to counter. Subbed out when game opened up. 2
3 NM Not really a factor despite 11 touches. Still finding his feet at big league. 3
4 VFL Competed well at the ruck taps, OK around ground. -
5 VFL Dominated the ruck and pushed forward to be dangerous. -
6 VFL Battled with Fitzpatrick and Spencer. Not his best game. -
8 Coll Did OK and took it up to Jolly all night but only three of 17 h/o to advantage. 5
9 WB Battled hard but influence from his ruck work not great – four hitouts to adv. 3
10 GWS Only one kick (for a goal) and two hit-outs to advantage before subbed off. 2
11 Carl Offered little in the ruck or around ground. Needs to realise his limitations. 2
13 VFL Gave Cats midfield first use at the stoppages. Good. -
15 VFL Clearly the best big man on the ground. Dominant. -
16 VFL Dominated the ruck against Wood. -
18 VFL Rucked well at the stoppages but quiet elsewhere. -
19 Haw Exceeded expectations with eight clearances and 12 contested possessions. 6
20 WCE Battled hard but overwhelmed by Eagle duo – gave away five free kicks. 4
23 VFL The better of the two Cats rucks on return from injury. -
EF VFL Slow start but gradually gained the upper hand. -
SF VFL Named best for the Cats and dominant early. -
PF VFL Rucked strongly as expected but Skipper had an impact when ball hit the deck. -