#18   Richmond

Age: 27yr 10mth Games: 171 Born: Oct 09, 1989
Height: 194cm Weight: 96kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Missed JLT opener with a hamstring but was imperious against the Power. Clearly the best defender in the game – possibly of the modern era.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Carl Didn't have a touch in first term. Did well but Weitering kicked three on him. 6
2 Coll Good duel with Moore, who he found slippery, but still a strong contributor. 6
3 WCE Great game from the big man. Mostly on Darling all game and won battle, then played loose in the last. 75% disposal efficiency 8
4 Bris Spent most of the game shutting down Hipwood and marshalling the defence. 7
5 Melb Had hands full at times early, but was then a dominant figure in back half with his intercept marking and reading of the play. 7
6 Adel We know he’s the best defender in the game but he needs to stop the oppositions dominant forward first and then rebound second. 4
7 WB In good touch with early interceptions. Right on top of his game. 7
8 Frem If Tigers didn’t have him then wouldn’t have been in a position to launch a final-term comeback. Stout all afternoon. 8
9 GWS Dominant figure in back half all night until Giants finally found a way to bypass him. 9
10 Ess Took Hooker/Daniher and did the business from a defensive point of view. Attacked when game allowed. 7
11 NM Beat Brown hands down and while offensively not as effective as he has can be but he did his job. 7
12 Bye.
13 Syd Super battle with Franklin. Kept Swans at bay in second half with some mighty efforts. Needs to get diving out of his game though. 9
14 Carl Sat behind the play as a goalkeeper to keep Blues in check. Had trouble with Curnow, but again among Tigers best. 7
15 Port Outplayed in the first half but rebounded in the second half to be one of the three best players on the ground. 7
16 StK Started on Riewoldt, but even he could not stop the avalanche. Undisciplined early on. 4
17 Bris Conceded a few goals when he went to impact the contest and didn’t make it. Had better afternoons. 5
18 GWS Had a variety of opponents including Johnson but was still able to find a way to get in the way of the Giants all day. 7
19 GCS Matched up on Lynch, who did boot three goals. Cut off plenty of Suns attacks and laid six tackles. 6
20 Haw Duryea tried to stop him but that was like trying to win the pole vault with a chop stick…no chance. 7
21 Geel It rarely happens, but he lowered his colours and Taylor got hold of him. Lifted somewhat in the third term but it wasn’t his day. 3

2016 Season

1 Carl Won a lot of ball in back half as usual. Leg issue in third term, but came back on. 7
2 Coll Cloke gave as good as he got in an intriguing duel. Didn’t have things all his own way. 5
3 Adel Rare poor day down back. Had Betts but then shifted to Jenkins. 4
4 WCE Sensational under enormous pressure in defence. 7
5 Melb Among the best with a fine effort on Hogan. Kept him goalless and worked to rebound when he could. 7
6 Suspended.
7 Suspended.
8 Syd Had big task on Franklin and had colours lowered. Immense late though when it mattered. 5
9 Frem Stood up in defence yet again. Wins his contests. 6
10 Ess Took Daniher and for most part had him covered. Peeled off man to be a thorn in Bombers’ side. 6
11 NM Yet again the lone hand in defence turning back North tide with interceptions. 8
12 GCS Had job on Lynch and hands full, but read play well to take key intercepts. 6
14 Bris Gave Schache too much leg-rope early but then controlled the back half. 6
15 Port Best defender in the game, beats opponents one and one, and then rebounds. 8
16 WB Battled Redpath and kept him to two goals. Not at his damaging best. 5
17 Ess Kept Daniher goalless until final term but didn’t provide as much drive as we are accustomed to. 6
18 Haw Plugged away in the back half but in the end weight of ball against hurt him. 6
19 GWS Easily Richmond’s best. Comfortably beat Cameron and seven of his nine marks were intercepts. 8
20 Coll Huge game. Longer game went the more influence he exerted from down back. 8
21 Geel Had Hawkins well covered and got off him to be an intercept option. 8
22 StK Had McCartin until he went off then played a sweeper role. Handy without starring. 6
23 Syd Lowered colours when directly opposed to Franklin. Five of his nine marks were intercepts. 5

2015 Season

1 Carl Strong game ranging across the back line and read play well. 7
2 WB Held Boyd to just four touches and had 28 himself. The best full back in the game. 9
3 Bris Stats don’t reflect contribution. 6
4 Melb A four-gamer gave him and media a reality check. Valiant but beaten. 5
5 Geel Walker worried him early then had the better of Hawkins after half time. 7
6 NM Spent most of the day playing on Brown then thrown onto ball late. 5
7 Coll Started in midfield but quickly returned to defence and was a key. 8
8 Port Took Schulz out of the game. 7
9 Ess Marshalled Richmond’s back half and crucial in many one-on-one contests. 7
10 Frem Successfully kept Pavlich to a minimal contribution. 8
12 WCE On Kennedy and did a strong job. 7
13 Syd Franklin had his measure early but had massive second half to help turn game. 7
14 GWS Great effort on Cameron. Two contested marks late in game were superb. 8
15 Carl Impassable at half back and had Henderson’s measure. 8
16 StK Happy to play purely defensive role on Bruce. 6
17 Frem Shadowed Pavlich and although the Docker booted three, had an impact. 6
18 Haw Spare down back early before picking up Schoenmakers. 7
19 Adel Well beaten by Walker. 4
20 GCS Gave Dixon (who was on one leg for second half) a bath. Rebounded well. 8
21 Coll Controlled game from the back half and monstered Cloke all afternoon. 8
22 Ess Hooker kicked three but his run and rebound ability was a highlight. 7
23 NM Stayed deep on either Petrie or Brown and kept both under a close watch. 8
EF NM Stood up in one-on-ones and provided rebound to try to get Tigers going. 7

2014 Season

1 GCS A rare off night in defence. Caught out of position a few times and burnt on scoreboard. 3
2 Foot.
3 Foot.
4 Foot.
5 Foot.
6 Foot.
7 Geel Loose in defence at times and won plenty of footy in the first half. Quiet later. 5
9 Melb Allowed Pedersen far too much breathing room and was made to pay. 4
10 GWS Ran off Patton to continually link up with play coming out of defence. 7
11 Ess Still makes the brain-fade mistakes that get fans riled. Competed well. 4
12 NM Kept Black quiet which was his No. 1 assignment. Close to best defender. 6
13 Frem Did a good job on Mayne and among the side’s best. Decision making needs work. 7
14 Syd Worked hard on Franklin early and did as much as humanly possible to stop him. 6
15 StK Played well on Riewoldt and used initiative although Saints champ got on top mid game. 6
16 Bris Did a fine job on Merrett who could only manage two marks. 8
17 Port Had Schulz measure for much of the day and provided good rebound with no howlers. 7
18 WCE Battled Kennedy and able to keep him from getting dangerous. 6
19 GWS Patton’s height troubled him but kept working to negate his scoreboard impact. 6
20 Ess Took Carlisle and after conceding early goal he got right on top. Key win for team. 7
21 Adel Great tussle with Walker, and won the heavyweight battle on points. 7
22 StK Held his own with Riewoldt and did as much as anyone could on the champ. 5
23 Syd Matched up with Tippett and Goodes at various times, he shone. 8
EF Port Schulz made his life hell but not great to be a defender given ball coming in so fast 4
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2013 Season

1 Carl Had Casboult covered but troubled by Hampson at times. 6
2 StK Battled Riewoldt in key duel. Found going tough but kept on plugging away. 4
3 WB Took Jones and was beaten on one on a few times. 5
4 Coll Bad day opposed to Cloke, who took 14 marks and kicked seven goals. 2
5 Frem Went to Mayne after Bradley got subbed out. Solid but still makes the odd bad blue. 5
6 Geel Battled Podsiadly in a great battle. Kept him goalless so did his job. 5
7 Port Great dual with Schulz despite conceding three goals. 6
8 Melb Went to Dawes and kept him to one goal. Still makes the odd clanger. 5
9 Ess Made mistakes with ball in hand but a solid contributor. 6
10 WCE Troubled by Kennedy early but then got on top in a great job for the side. 7
12 Adel Rotated through Jenkins and helped keep the Crows at bay. 6
13 WB Matched up on Stringer and found the youngster tough to shift. Rebounded well. 6
14 StK Started on Koschitzke and then Riewoldt, fought on well. 6
15 NM Had colours lowered by Black who proved a bit quick and evasive. 4
16 GCS Made the odd poor decision but gave 100% and kept May out of the game. 6
17 Frem Mopped up loose balls down back and provided good drive –16 marks a highlight. 9
18 Syd Well beaten by White. 4
19 Haw After Franklin kicked first goal he gave him an absolute bath. Huge. 9
20 Bris Rarely beaten when the ball was there to be won. 5
21 Carl Spoiled well but Henderson got hold of him early. 6
22 GWS Relegated Cameron to a mere spectator in defence. 8
23 Ess Did a decent job on Hurley until the Bomber got two late goals. 6
EF Carl Took Waite and had him covered until second half when it went pear-shaped. 5

2012 Season

1 Carl Started on Waite and kept it tight all night. 7
2 Coll On Cloke and worked extremely hard. Held his own. 6
3 Melb Held Clark to two goals and that was his man task. 6
4 Geel Battled Hawkins and was reasonable in keeping him to a goal. 5
5 WCE Competed well but why does he call for ball in back half? Kicking poor. 5
6 Port Key position defender shut down his opponent Daniel Stewart. 7
7 Syd Excellent. Soundly beat Reid, White and Everitt and won 27 touches. 8
8 Ess Towelled up by Ryder early. Battled on. 4
9 Haw Grand on Franklin who kicked just one goal (when game was done). 9
10 StK Spirited job on Riewoldt but beaten overall. 5
11 Frem Horror day. Continually found bad position against Pavlich who kicked six. 3
12 GWS Battled Patton for some of the day and did reasonably well. 6
14 Adel Stuck to his guns against Taylor Walker despite conceding five goals. 4
15 Melb Had task on Rivers and by game’s end emerged victorious in that battle. 3
16 GCS OK for the most part down back but had the odd “moment”. 5
17 NM Huge for three quarters on Petrie. Unfortunately the game went for four. 6
18 Carl Usual mix of earnest effort and unfortunate clangers. 5
19 Bris Had his hands full with Brown but, to his credit, stuck to the task. 5
20 WB Defended well when he had to and from that perspective did his job. 6
21 Frem Worked hard on Pavlich. Kept him to three goals. 5
22 Ess On Crameri at start. No great impact. 5
23 Port Schulz caused his some serious problems and beaten on the day. 4