#31   West Coast

Age: 29yr 12mth Games: 165 Born: Jan 24, 1989
Height: 196cm Weight: 92kg Position:

2017 Digest:   The ex-Geelong Falcon flies under the radar but he has proven himself to be vital the structure. Hobbled off against GWS.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Senior emergency.
2 WAFL Steady game in the back half with 18 touches and even pushed forward for a rare goal. -
3 WAFL Struggled at times to keep up with Claremont opponents. 18 touches, but not his best outing. -
4 Syd Late inclusion for Darling and wasn’t really a factor. 3
5 Haw No impact in defence. A trip back to East Perth a real possibility. 3
6 WAFL One of the Royals best in the back half. Helped keep the Thunder forwards mostly quiet. -
7 WAFL Bye. -
8 WAFL Played his part down back, but didn’t have a great deal to do as East Freo were poor. -
9 WAFL Another who improved after half time. 18 possessions across half back. -
10 GWS Performed well. Won contests and held firm. 6
11 GCS Intriguing battle with Wright. Managed to drift forward and boot a goal. 5
12 Bye.
13 Geel Defended stoutly all night and pushed up the ground to get involved on the odd occasion. Steady without starring. 5
14 Melb Reported during the game. Had six touches in defence. 4
15 Hip.
16 Hip.
17 Frem Solid under pressure in the back line. Part of a group that conceded only five goals. 5
18 Coll Played on the smalls (Elliott and Fasolo). Probably halved that battle. Two late frees against were costly. 5
19 Bris Smashed by an early tackle. Kept Schache in check. 5
20 StK No great impact. 2
21 WAFL Did his bit down back without much fuss. -
22 WAFL Defended well and pushed forward for a couple of key majors. -
23 WAFL Okay without being a standout in the back half. -
EF Senior emergency.
SF Senior emergency.

2016 Season

1 Bris Stuck to defending. Took off for a run late. 4
2 Haw Couldn’t contain Sicily and had next to no impact rebounding from defence. 1
3 Frem Took off for an old-school run once. The rest of the time he stayed back. 4
4 Rich Solid defensive job. Stuck to his task. 5
5 Syd Shared minding duties on Buddy and Tippett. Tried hard but shaded. 4
6 Coll Not a big game. Stuck to his task. 4
7 Geel Had Hawkins at times but no match. One kick for the game tells a story. 3
8 StK Not noticeable but did keep Bruce to just nine touches. 5
9 Port Played as the plus-one but couldn’t get into the game. 4
10 GCS His scraps with Lynch at the end kept the game entertaining. 4
11 WB Had Redpath at times and apart from a few brief moments he did OK. 5
12 Adel Made too many errors. 3
13 Bris Besides keeping Schache in check, he also never got much of the ball. 4
15 Ess Good job against taller forwards. Found the footy too. 6
16 NM Didn’t give Petrie any space. Did well. 6
17 Carl Worked up the field to get a kick and scored a rare goal. Played his part. 5
18 Soreness.
19 Coll Had Moore then Cloke amongst others and had hands full. Not his day. 4
20 Frem Gave little away when the ball went into Freo’s forward line. 5
21 GWS Gave away a few frees but ended up keeping Cameron to just one goal. Tick. 6
22 Haw Played tight on the Hawthorn tall forwards. 5
23 Adel Took the points against Walker. 7
EF WB Under siege down back and didn’t cover himself in glory. Quiet. 3

2015 Season

1 WAFL Struggled to find much ball and then copped heavy hit late. -
2 Carl Used as a key back and helped by fact midfield was on top. 5
3 Frem Beaten by Taberner but didn’t throw in the towel. Just undersized. 4
4 Bris Just seven disposals was a bit light on. 4
5 GWS Dominated Cameron. 7
6 Port Took on the in-form Schulz and won the battle. 6
7 GCS Another quality defensive game. He’s in good form. 6
8 StK Had a good contest with Bruce and could be satisfied with his effort. 5
9 Geel Had Hawkins who did him a couple of times but still a good player. 5
10 NM Took Petrie when he was playing forward and did some good things. 5
11 Ess Never had a problem with Essendon’s tall forwards. 7
12 Rich Started on Riewoldt. Injured glute later in night and left ground. 5
14 Melb Opposed to Hogan and kept him to one goal and provided drive. 6
15 Adel Lost control of Jenkins a few times. Jenkins kicked two and set up others. 4
16 Coll Staunch game in defence. 6
17 Syd Didn’t really have a match up and subbed out after half time. 3
18 GCS Great job on Dixon to limit his influence. 7
19 Haw Fantastic defensive effort and attacked when he got the chance. 7
20 Frem Subbed out with injury after playing well. 6
21 Hamstring.
22 Hamstring.
23 Hamstring.
QF Haw Did a number on Frawley in first half. Subbed out late as a precaution. 5
PF NM Patrolled the back half and got better longer the game wore on. 5
GF Haw Had Schoenmakers and found the going tough all day. Battled hard. 5

2014 Season

1 WAFL 18 touches mostly from defence but spent time on the wing. -
2 WAFL 16 touches mostly from defence but was reported. -
3 StK Late inclusion as sub and was on ground quickly when Le Cras went down. Useful. 4
4 Geel At least took game on for seven rebound 50s. Efficiency not quite up to scratch. 4
5 Senior emergency.
6 Carl Switched between all out defence and then attack when he got the footy. 5
7 Frem Did plenty after been subbed on for last quarter, even took 4 bounces. 6
8 WAFL Solid game in defence with 14 possessions. -
9 WAFL Bye. -
10 WAFL Bye. -
11 NM Tried hard all the way and battled it out. 4
12 Haw Gave away crucial free kicks. They were costly too. 3
13 GCS On Lynch and kept at task, but conceded three goals. 4
14 StK Matched on Lee and did OK. 5
15 Frem Stepped up down back and gave good drive also from the back half. 6
16 Syd Found Goodes a bit too smart at times and had his hands full. 4
17 Bris Kept Merrett in check for most of the night. Job done! 7
18 Rich Matched to Vickery who kicked two early goals then had better of match-up. 6
19 Adel Played on Jenkins and both served their teams well. 5
20 Coll Reid caused him very few problems and was able to run off at times. 6
21 Ess Had a variety of roles down back and was unobtrusive. 4
22 Melb Stood Dawes at half back and played a good close-checking role. 5
23 GCS Went to Martin late but found him slippery. Battled away without incident. 4
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Frem Beaten by Mayne, but did give some good run from defence. 4
2 Haw Lowered colours to Roughead and never in it. 2
3 Melb Had his colours lowered to Sylvia early and failed to provide his usual run. 4
4 Carl Provided some run and rebound from the back half while tracking Garlett. OK. 5
5 Senior emergency.
6 WB Late inclusion took Waters’ place. Given task on young Macrae and was OK. 5
7 Bris Played on talls and smalls. Did pretty well but isn’t finding the footy much. 5
8 NM Had the job on Daw and kept him quiet but did nothing offensively. Injured shoulder too. 4
9 Finger.
10 Finger.
11 Finger.
12 WAFL Just 10 possessions on return for East Perth. -
13 WAFL Second game back and another 10 disposals for East Perth. -
14 Ess Started in attack but hurt knee before half time. 2
15 Adel Scored one of the goals of the game running almost 70 metres before kicking truly. 5
16 Frem Played a role as a hard-working forward and did his bit despite heavy knock. 6
17 Syd Tried to run with the ball on occasions but made lots of basic errors. 4
18 WB Couple of dashing runs were a highlight of an even if not unspectacular game. 5
19 GCS Mostly used in attack and showed flexibility. 6
20 Ess Pushed forward to kick an important goal but was scrappy by foot. 4
21 Geel Used forward and kicked a goal. Certainly not the worst. 5
22 Coll Hardly sighted. Not playing anywhere near capabilities. 3
23 Cheekbone.

2012 Season

1 WB Gave great run from half back and helped up the ground when he could. 6
2 Melb Had some key attacking moments out of defence. 6
3 GWS Keeps getting better as a player. Another nice outing. 6
4 Haw Courageous effort playing after his dad passed away. Did his job. 6
5 Rich Battled Riewoldt and did a reasonably good job all day. 6
8 StK Kicked a goal and defended well too. 5
9 Frem Booted the goal of the day which launched West Coast’s second half. 6
10 Bris Never really got into the game. 4
12 Carl Got out on his own and effective at both ends of the field. 7
15 NM Did some good things, but sometimes slow off the mark. 5
16 Syd Played forward and back. Lively early. 5
17 Adel One great contested mark in the forward half but failed to convert. 5
18 Bris A good first half where he set up play. Didn’t have much to do later on. 5
19 Frem The Eagles missed his usual run from the backline. 4
20 Geel No great influence as a defender. Didn’t have match-up after Hawkins injury. 4
21 Port Played his role down back with a minimum of fuss. 5
22 Coll Gave little away in defence. The backline performed as a team. 6
23 Haw Ran his guts out. Good defensively when on Buddy and kicked 2 goals. 7
EF NM Numbers down but did what he had to despite heavy knock in second term. 4
SF Coll On Dawes at start. Took huge run in third term but muffed kick. Solid game. 6