Rory SLOANE

#9   Adelaide

Age: 27yr 9mth Games: 166 Born: Mar 17, 1990
Height: 183cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Ruled out of the JLT series after sustaining a fractured eye socket in mid-February. Another who is touch and go for Round 1.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 GWS A tentative display from the acting captain, still won a game high nine clearances. 7
2 Haw Quiet by his standards in first half then lifted. Mark and goal in final term but any hope of a Hawk comeback in the bin. 7
3 Port Showdown medallist was superb with 31 possessions, including eight clearances, four inside-50’s and goal. 9
4 Ess There isn’t anything Rory Sloane can’t do on the footy field, wins contested footy, takes hangers and kicks goals regularly. 8
5 GCS Continued his fine season with a team high 10 tackles to go with his 30 possessions and a goal. 9
6 Rich Laid seven tackles in the third term alone, and finished hitting the scoreboard three times. 8
7 NM Unable to shake tag by Gibson. Just four touches in first half. Able to break free more in second half, but game was shot. 4
8 Melb Taken out of the game by Bernie Vince, didn’t get a lot of help from his teammates. Laid a game high 12 tackles. 4
9 Bris Withstood being harassed and physically bullied to show his doubters he can handle being tagged. 8
10 Frem Worked off the tag of Connor Blakely in the first term, spent some time on Nat Fyfe and won the battle. 8
11 Geel Tagged by Blicavs and while he worked hard he only managed 15 disposals. Six inside-50s and six clearances. 5
12 StK Is getting the hard tag every week, won plenty of free kicks but needs help from teammates to shake the tag. 4
13 Bye.
14 Haw Needs to better coached and protected by teammates. Do something different, how about 10 mins at full forward to break the tag? 5
15 Carl Didn’t receive the hard tag as previous weeks, but still playing a bit gun-shy from what we saw earlier in the season. 6
16 WB No strong tag this game and it showed with a powerful performance in the midfield against the Bulldog hardnuts. 7
17 Melb Vince shadowed him and he again struggled. Then knocked out in fair tackle in third term. 3
18 Geel Came back from concussion to be close to best; 28 possessions and three goals was a monster performance. 8
19 Coll Well held once gain by the oppositions best tagger, was ok without being damaging. 4
20 Port Nine clearances, laid seven tackles had 10 inside-50’s and kicked a goal, back to his best. 8
21 Ess Closely tagged and sent a scare through Crow camp when limping in third quarter, but then ran game out. 6
22 Syd Super human performance from the spiritual leader, 14 tackles, nine clearances, five inside-50’s and a goal. 8
23 WCE A beast in congestion. He had 14 clearances among 38 possessions. 8
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PF Geel Solid without starring for 20 disposals and three inside-50s. Eight clearances and six score involvements. 6
GF Rich First goal of the game and battled hard without starring. 16 effective disposals and two goals. 6

2016 Season

1 NM Of his total touches five were kicks. Two inside-50s. Didn’t impact greatly. 5
2 Port His bash and crash style took few prisoners and won plenty of more admirers. 6
3 Rich Two goals were superb, but so was his attack on the ball and willingness to compete. 8
4 Syd Crows best with 10 tackles, six clearances and six inside-50s. 8
5 Haw Fierce attack on the ball and one-touch handling set tone. Beautiful delivery. 8
6 Frem Crows’ best with eight tackles, four inside-50’s and clearances, and a great goal. 8
7 WB Didn’t have a clearance, one inside-50s and 11 effective disposals a quiet night. 5
8 Geel Superb committed performance, tackling and forcing the ball forward. Did everything. 9
9 GCS Usual quota of possessions and in and under the packs. 7
10 GWS Did the job on Ward, nullifying his impact on the game. 6
11 StK Seven tackles and a goal, while running with Armitage. 8
12 WCE Brilliant during the final term when the team really needed him. 8
14 NM Stood up when the game needed to be won, laid a game-high 13 tackles. 8
15 Melb Probably Crows’ most consistent performer – 13 tackles, four inside-50s. 8
16 Carl Huge again with 10 clearances and four inside-50s. Eight tackles. 8
17 Coll Targeted by the Collingwood players, rose to challenge and delivered for his team. 8
18 Geel Battled hard but got swamped. Six clearances but just two inside-50s is telling. 6
19 Ess Nine inside-50s, four clearances and a goal, not a bad day at the office. 7
20 Bris Whether he is playing the Lions or the Hawks, always gives his all. Super again. 8
21 Frem Targeted by Freo and held to 20 possessions. 5
22 Port Laid 10 tackles, and produced six inside-50s and three score assists. 7
23 Suspended.
EF NM Able to get away from Dumont tag to have an influence. Six clearances a key. 7
SF Syd Could not have given any more. Nine tackles, six inside-50s and seven clearances. 8

2015 Season

1 NM Pushed forward to record the Crows’ first goal in 2015. 7
2 Coll Excellent in close and damaging on the outside. Nine clearances 8
3 Melb Stood out like a beacon, laying 10 tackles and winning eight clearances. 8
4 WB Copped a couple of heavy hits. Well below par. 3
5 Port Subbed out of the game with a calf injury. 4
6 GCS Subbed off as a precaution after an OK game. 5
7 Cheekbone.
8 Cheekbone.
9 Fractured cheekbone.
10 Carl Ten tackles and a big final term proved decisive. 7
12 Haw Not afraid to throw his weight around to impact the contest. 7
13 Bris Going strongly until he fracture cheekbone in third quarter. 6
14 Cheekbone.
15 Cheekbone.
16 Cheekbone.
17 GCS Played with a helmet, which didn’t compromise his natural instincts. 6
18 Syd Started in good style but was below normal par and couldn’t get until it. 4
19 Rich Threw out helmet and went back to his bone-crushing attack on the footy. 8
20 Ess In everything with five clearances, four inside-50s and two goals. 7
21 Bris Back to his best after consecutive cheekbone injuries. 8
22 WCE Part of the midfield machine and impressive again with his work-rate. 7
23 Geel Battled hard but efficiency well down. Second and third terms his best. 5
EF WB Good game and in the thick of things at the end. 7
SF Haw Constantly in and under the packs. Worked well both inside and outside. 6

2014 Season

1 Geel Work-rate good but impact not enormous despite 20 disposals. 12 tackles. 6
2 Port The acting captain gave it his all but it wasn’t enough. 7
3 Syd One of the few Crows who consistently threw his body on the line. 6
4 StK Saints couldn’t keep him out under control and constantly found space. 7
5 GWS Had seven inside 50s, laid four tackles and pushed forward for a goal. 7
6 WB Contrasting game to opponent Cooney. Did a lot of grunt work in tight. 6
7 Melb Hit the post in final term when a goal would have put the Crows in front. 6
9 Coll Competitive beast, eight tackles, six clearances and six inside-50s. 7
10 Carl Shadowed by Everitt and didn’t impact the game to the degree he can. 5
11 GCS Seven clearances, six inside-50’s, six tackles and three scoring assists. 7
12 Frem Predominantly used handball and tackled hard. 6
13 NM Works tirelessly, and always gets in the right positions to help his teammates. 7
14 Ess Tough when he needed to be. Laid nine tackles. 7
15 Port Acting captain now with six wins from his seven games in charge. 7
16 GWS After a slow start came into it from late second quarter then was a fine performer. 7
17 Haw Reads the play as well as anyone playing the game, courage personified. 7
18 Coll Despite Macaffer tag he contributed a goal and 12 contested possessions. 6
19 WCE Seven tackles, five clearances and seven inside-50s. 6
20 Bris Stellar performance backed-up with two goals. 8
21 Rich Worked his heart out with his gut running and seven tackles. 7
22 NM Hard working game and applied 10 tackles. 6
23 StK Opened his 100th game with two goals in first quarter and had excellent match. 8
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2013 Season

1 Ess Among the better Crows with six tackles, four clearances and six rebounds. 8
2 Bris Looked as if he had no opponent for most of the night, and revelled. 7
3 Port Never stopped trying and kicked two crucial goals. 7
4 WB Had eight clearances, four inside and rebounds out of 50 and laid seven tackles. 8
5 Carl Battled gamely but found Ed Curnow a hard nut to crack. 6
6 Haw Tireless worker who goes about his business with a minimum of fuss. 8
7 GWS Contained to a reasonable level by Scully but still contributed. 5
8 StK Best player for Crows and covered a heap of ground. 8
9 NM Stats not huge not but played a role in the middle – eight contested possessions. 5
10 Frem Had a monster game, seven clearances and five tackles. Loves the wet stuff. 8
11 Syd Adelaide’s best and kept bobbing up with the ball. 7
12 Rich Only two inside-50s and three clearances not enough for a playmaker. 5
14 GCS Didn't get lots of the footy, but used it well. 5
15 WCE Ran his guts out, had six inside 50s and kicked a goal. 7
16 Coll Use of ball not great and well below normal output. 5
17 Geel Got better the longer the game went and huge in the final term. 7
18 Frem Ignited the Crows in third term with a massive quarter. Continued the rage late. 7
19 Eye.
20 NM Just a week ago there were worries about his sight, but had a terrific game. 8
21 WB Battled hard and had his moments with six clearances and two goals. 6
22 Melb The Adelaide barometer, when he is on so too are the Crows. Auditioning? 7
23 WCE Made light of Cripps tag and irrepressible in generating moves. 7
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2012 Season

1 GCS Pumped the ball inside 50 11 times and made nine tackles. Big game. 8
2 WB Played his part in the midfield rotations and laid seven tackles. 6
3 Haw Quiet first half and not a big influence overall. 4
4 GWS 24 possessions including seven clearances, four inside 50s and a great goal. 8
5 Port Great game from pocket dynamo, 27 disposals including 15 contested. 8
6 Syd Always in the thick of the action. Courageous and lively. 6
7 Geel Tough and hard. Helped set standard with a great first term. 7
8 Carl Helped set the tone with his attack on the ball early and kept it up all day. 7
9 Coll Tried hard all night to no avail. 6
10 Frem Best on ground. Had 33 possessions and kicked three goals. 9
12 StK Dangerous in first half then reined in. 6
13 NM First half stats belied his lack of influence. Lifted later on. 5
14 Rich Kept the Crows in the game in the first term with his uncompromising style. 7
15 Port Held relatively well by Cornes but did manage six inside 50s. 5
16 GWS Kicked three goals and proved a nuisance all afternoon to the young Giants. 6
17 WCE Kicked the first goal of the match with a clever right foot snap. 7
18 Geel Didn’t have an inside-50 which was telling. Lots of touches behind the footy. 5
19 Ess Kicked the goal to put the Crows in front for the first time. 7
20 Frem Three inside 50s, four clearances and a courageous mark that led to a goal. 7
21 Bris Big first quarter and then only fair after that. 6
23 GCS Started off slowly but found more of the footy in the second half. 6
QF Syd Good early and excellent in second half. 7
SF Frem Matched on Barlow and Pearce early. Started to really come into it in second. 7
PF Haw Big first half (15 disposals) but ran out of puff in final term. 6