#8   West Coast

Age: 28yr 6mth Games: 164 Born: Dec 09, 1990
Height: 190cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Faces a fight to keep his spot in the best 22 after his move from Brisbane in 2016. Pre-season form has been up and down.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 NM Steady game in midfield rotation and worked hard defensively with eight tackles. 6
2 StK Played across half-forward and didn’t have the same impact as he did last week. 4
3 Rich Another that was a non-factor. Under 20 disposals and only 98 metres gained. 5
4 Syd Handy enough in midfield but really drifted from the game after half time. 5
5 Haw Made a few poor decisions that halted momentum early on. 17 touches and a goal…where is he at? 5
6 Frem Needs to find the footy because 16 isn’t enough. But his smother on Hughes stood out. 4
7 Port Didn’t find a lot of the footy but made up for it with his tough tackling. 4
8 WB Improved game. Defensively he did well inside 50 and he found the ball too. 6
9 Ess Went to Merrett, but was burned off by the in-form Bomber. Where is his career at? Eight touches. 2
10 Bye.
11 WAFL Found a bit of form in WAFL win. 29 possessions, six clearances, two goals and seven tackles. -
12 Bye.
13 WAFL 27 possessions, five clearances and 10 tackles. Missed a lot of targets by foot, though. -
14 Senior emergency.
15 WB Excellent return to the side with a six-disposal, four-tackle first term. Continued to be a handy contributor. 6
16 WAFL Bye. -
17 Frem One of his best games for the Eagles. Won 29 possessions and used it well. That’s what the team needs. 7
18 Coll Finding some form now. Had it 24 times in the middle and did good defensive work at the coalface. Faded late though 6
19 Bris Continued his good form with 27 disposals and six clearances. 7
20 StK Strong input for first three quarters, then out of it. 6
21 Carl Continued his good recent form to finish with 21 disposals and two goals. 7
22 GWS Using his height and strength to make an influence in the midfield. Another strong day for him. 7
23 Adel His start set up the win. Had 17 touches in the first half and finished with 21. 6
EF Port Okay in midfield without starring. 21 possessions. 6
SF GWS One of the few Eagles to at least take it up to GWS. Will take on more responsibility next season. 7

2016 Season

1 Bris Kicked a goal against his former club. Setlled in well as an Eagle. 6
2 Haw Half his possessions were contested and kicked a goal. Not the worst. 6
3 Frem A quiet night. Couldn’t get involved. 3
4 Rich Quiet. Had 14 touches but wasn’t in the thick of it. 4
5 Syd Nice goal but generally didn’t have a big day. 3
6 Coll Strong in congestion with 14 contested possessions. Kicked a goal too. 7
7 Geel Couldn’t get into the game at all. Interrupted pre-season is really hurting him. 2
8 StK Not prominent again and one of few down sides for Eagles. 3
9 Port Has slotted into the Eagles engine room magnificently. 6
10 GCS Flew under the radar and still won 22 disposals. 6
11 WB Ordinary effort. Looks so rusty and unable to influence the flow of the game. 2
12 Adel Won clearances but didn’t get enough of the ball elsewhere. 5
13 Bris Even performance against his former club. 5
15 WAFL Responded to being dropped by being best on ground. 28 touches, three goals. -
16 WAFL Second straight dominant game with 35 possessions, six tackles. -
17 Carl Another quiet one. Four kicks, zero inside-50s and just two tackles. 2
18 Melb Didn’t do enough. Only 14 touches. 4
19 Shoulder.
20 Shoulder.
21 WAFL Disappointing performance with just the nine touches, five tackles, one goal. -
22 WAFL Tried hard but still struggling with just 18 possessions, nine tackles, one goal. -
23 WAFL Improved showing finishing with 23 touches and five tackles. -
EF -

2015 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Coll One of three midfielders used to tag Swan. Still managed 20 touches. 6
2 NM Big start to game and was clearly Lions’ best over the whole game. 7
3 Rich Struggled and also failed to keep a close eye on Cotchin. Well below best. 4
4 WCE Down on form. The usual top possession getter was middle of the pack. 5
5 GCS Big effort all night and led possession count for team. 8
6 Carl Found plenty of the ball to keep the pressure on the Blues’ midfield. 7
7 Port Worked hard in close, but did not have his usual influence. 6
8 Back.
9 Back.
10 Back.
11 Back.
12 WB A bit rusty after lay-off but still notched up reasonable touches. 5
13 Adel Played wide of Dangerfield which was not such a bad move. 7
14 Frem Got hands on ball – 20 touches, but laid 13 tackles to always be in contest. 6
15 Syd Team-high nine clearances, 14 contested possessions and four inside-50s. 7
16 Melb Looked disinterested and played with little urgency. Always under pressure. 5
17 NM A game-high 29 touches (seven ineffective kicks) overstated his worth. 7
18 Geel Gone backwards this year as a player. Won the ball but did little with it. 5
19 GCS Slow start, but worked his way into the game. 6
20 Carl In amongst it all night but over-used the handball at times. 7
21 Adel Seven tackles, five clearances and three inside-50s. 7
22 Groin.
23 Groin.

2014 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Haw Went head to head with Lewis and lowered colours. 4
2 Geel Huge match. Influence was pronounced in first half and kept battling. 7
3 GCS Had plenty of the footy but not a big factor. 5
4 Port Eight clearances, three inside 50s and a fine goal. 7
5 Rich Made his possessions count and had a good game. 7
6 StK Matched with Steven initially and gave a strong driving display. 8
7 Syd One of his quieter games. Struggled to have an influence. 6
8 Ess Off for a while after head clash, returned for combative duel with Goddard. 6
9 NM OK and kept trying for four quarters against multi-faceted midfield. 7
11 Carl Continually won clearances and Blues could not blunt his influence. 7
12 WB Strong contributor in Lions midfield to help set up big advantage. 7
13 GWS Kept his head down and worked constantly around ground. 6
14 Frem Tackled hard but until late did not win enough of the ball. 5
15 NM Accumulated touches without a notable impact. 6
16 Ankle.
17 Ankle.
18 Ankle.
19 Ankle.
20 Ankle.
21 Ankle.
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 WB Not enough impact for a player of his talent. 7
2 Adel Desperately needs to get back to his form of last year. Looks out of sorts. 4
3 GCS Bounced back from a quiet game with a polished display. 7
4 NM Didn't stop trying, but lacked support. 6
5 Melb Good battle with Grimes and shared the spoils. 6
6 Syd Fought a good battle with Kennedy. Points shared. 6
7 WCE Kicked a goal from 16 touches. Needs more of the ball. 6
8 Ess Laid game-high 12 tackles and won 14 contested possessions to be BOG. 8
9 Carl Another Lion who was better after half time. 6
10 Coll Never stopped working and was up with Black in second half. 7
12 Frem Matched on Mundy. Held his own and contributed. 6
13 Geel Quietly went about grafting a game that contributed something – eight inside-50s. 7
14 Haw Useful game and was among his team’s better performers. 6
15 GCS Lost a close tussle with Swallow. 6
16 NM Good in tight situations. 6
17 Melb Got better as the game wore on and pushed forward to kick two handy goals. 7
18 Port Won plenty of the footy and consistent for the entire game. 7
19 StK He and Armitage matched early. Both had strong games. 7
20 Rich A standout performer working hard both ways. 7
21 GWS One of his quieter games although he did subdue Ward early. 6
22 WB Important part of first half burst but tapered after half time. 7
23 Geel Found plenty of ball and helped keep the midfield wheels turning. 7

2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Melb Won some tough footy and played a part in keeping midfield pressure on. 6
2 Carl Involved in a few skirmishes and battled hard against the odds all night. 6
3 Frem Had 14 contested possessions and seven clearances. 7
4 GCS Odd night. Three handpasses, 22 kicks. Looked scratchy. 5
5 Geel Serviceable. 6
6 Ess Very good effort. Ran hard and led his team with 30 disposals. 7
7 Coll Racked up team high disposals without really hurting the opposition. 6
8 GWS Racked up touches easy enough although impact was minimal. 6
9 NM Improved as game went on. 7
10 WCE Had 21 touches and got himself in front to collect five free kicks. 6
12 Haw Worked solidly and among his team’s better performers. 6
13 WB Seven clearances, six tackles and 12 contested possessions to be in the best. 8
14 Melb Best on ground with 32 touches and his ball use was crisp. 8
15 Syd Busy in forward line but unable to have any impact on the scoreboard. 4
16 StK Solid game. 6
17 GCS Only multiple goalkicker on the night to go with 24 possessions. 7
18 WCE Won 11 clearances and laid eight tackles. His team’s best player. 7
19 Rich Hard night at office, earned most contested possessions for the Lions (11). 6
20 Carl Close to best – eight clearances,14 contested possessions and six tackles. 8
21 Adel Superb! Tough and uncompromising. Led the fightback from the front. 8
22 Port Game-high 13 tackles and a thorn to the Power all game. 8
23 WB Again among the best. One of the Lions prime movers. 7