#34   North Melbourne

Age: 27yr 4mth Games: 118 Born: Sep 23, 1991
Height: 188cm Weight: 89kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Underrated but important piece of defensive puzzle. Looked stout in the pre-season matches.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WCE One of the Roos best in first half, but dropped away in second half when Eagles put their foot down. 6
2 Geel Rebounding defender won plenty of pill out of the back half and used it to teammates pretty well. Handy effort. 7
3 GWS Fair game at half back. Won’t want to see replay of one muffed mark then fend-off from Taranto, however. 5
4 WB Fans will remember him being caught in goalsquare but he was one of the side’s best with poise from defence. 8
5 Frem One of the team’s leading ball winners. Had 26 possessions and performed well. 7
6 GCS Solid game but ball-use could have been better . At one stage found himself in awkward match-up on taller Lynch. 5
7 Adel Bit-part player at half back early, but was influential at times in second half. 6
8 Syd Didn’t run on and follow up when coming out of defence. 4
9 Melb Used the pill pretty well and laid five tackles. Ability to bring others into the contest was solid. 6
10 Carl Found the ball 13 times but was one of three North players who failed to lay a tackle. 4
11 Rich Tried hard to lift team with 26 touches, four tackles and team-high 683 metres gained. 7
12 Bye.
13 Hamstring.
14 WB Dogs did well to sit on him and stifle his capacity to win the ball from the back half; 17 disposals and 258 metres gained. 5
15 GCS Fairly quiet, though used footy well. 4
16 Finger.
17 Finger.
18 Finger.
19 Finger.
20 Finger.
21 Finger.
22 Finger.
23 VFL Finger. -

2016 Season

1 Adel Only six disposals in the second half and didn’t have a huge influence. 3
2 Bris Good rebound from the backline and used the footy well. 6
3 Melb Nice goal on the run in the third term but wasn’t a big factor running off half back. 5
4 Frem Moved up onto a wing and enjoyed the freedom. Important play driving the ball forward. 7
5 GCS Ran hard through the midfield and found plenty of space. 5
6 WB Matched up with Dickson and did well to keep him in check. 6
7 StK Often seemed to be spare in defence. 5
8 Ess Quiet overall but chimed in when required. Only four touches in second half. 5
9 Carl Stationed on a wing and was better late when the game was shot. 5
10 Syd Tried hard but less than half of his disposals hit their targets. 4
11 Rich Solid game and energetic all night. 5
12 Geel Menzel caused him some grief but kept working doggedly across half back. 5
13 Haw Solid four-quarter effort without anything outstanding. 5
14 Adel Six tackles and four rebound-50s but little else. 4
16 WCE Covered plenty of ground to win the footy. 6
17 Port On Wingard at start and had trouble. Most of defender’s disposals were by hand. 4
18 Coll Impressive in first term and bagged nice running goal. 7
19 StK Game now has greater scope. Started on Riewoldt then generated moves. 8
20 WB Plenty of touches early mainly handballs. Picked up Dickson. Roos best in 100th. 8
21 Haw Had Breust at times and did a reasonable job given weight of ball against. 5
22 Syd Outstanding off half back with a team-high nine rebounds. 11 marks, seven inside-50s. 8
23 GWS Initially on Lobb but hobbled off with early hip knock and done for the night. 1
EF Adel Couldn’t provide any sort if rebound from half back. Just 13 effective disposals. 4

2015 Season

1 Adel Rebounded the footy five times from defensive 50. 5
2 -
3 Leg.
4 Achilles.
5 Haw Back in team and got a bit of the ball – 21 disp. Tried hard. 6
6 Achilles.
7 Ess Finding his feet off a wing/half back. Quiet but will be better for the run. 3
8 Frem Kicked 1.2 but needed to get more of the ball. 5
9 Coll Good early but then had hands full with Fasolo at half back. 5
10 WCE Quiet first half then got more involved from the back half with rebound. 5
11 Syd Flitted in and out of game across half back. 5
12 GWS His best game at AFL level. Three goals, 29 touches and a big influence. 8
14 GCS Did pretty well as wingman and put ball inside 50 seven times. 6
15 Geel Steady again at half back and enjoyed a goal when the game was all over. 6
16 Ess Dependable effort until hamstring issue ended night. 5
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Hamstring.
21 Frem On D. Pearce as winger at start. OK. 5
22 WB Strong in defensive role on midfielders rotated through attack. 6
23 Rich Started on Edwards. Had a lot of the ball in first half and kept going. 6
EF Rich Part of solid North back six and was handy enough. Injured leg in final term. 6
SF Syd Racked up a heap of touches in one of his best games to date. 7
PF WCE Stationed at half back and battled away. 5

2014 Season

1 Ess Busy all night off the wing. 6
2 WB Didn’t take a backward step. 5
3 Port Subbed off in the third term after coming form the field with an injured ankle. 4
4 Leg.
5 Leg.
6 Leg.
7 Leg.
8 Leg.
9 Leg.
10 Leg.
11 Leg.
12 Leg.
13 Leg.
14 Leg.
15 Leg.
16 Leg.
17 Leg.
18 Leg.
19 Leg.
20 Leg.
21 VFL Got through first game back well playing 75% game time. -
22 VFL Slow start but got better as game wore on. 18 possessions. -
23 Melb Still working back to AFL tempo after leg injury. Did OK though. 5
EF Ess Handy performer without setting world on fire. Used ball efficiently. 6
SF Geel Not influential first half. Hurt hamstring third quarter and subbed off. 3
PF Hamstring.
GF -

2013 Season

1 Coll Steady without being a big influence. 1
2 Geel What he did was handy enough there just wasn’t enough of it. 3
3 Syd Had role on McGlynn that tested him. 4
4 Bris Kicked an early goal and kept running. 6
5 Haw Ticked over consistently and was an honest trooper all day. 5
6 Port Useful on wing. 5
7 WB Did his bit on the wing. 5
8 WCE Started OK then tailed off. 4
9 Adel Kicked first goal and did some nice things. Ball use pretty good. 6
10 StK Handy contributor off the wing. 4
11 GCS Got plenty of the footy but turned it over. 4
13 Frem Reasonable game on the wing. 5
14 GWS Sub. On final term and kicked a nice goal late in game. 1
15 Rich Gave good run from defence and kept S. Edwards from hitting the scoreboard. 6
16 Bris OK without being a standout. 5
17 Carl Handy game on a wing. 5
18 Melb Showed some dash from defence with 21 uncontested possessions. 7
19 Geel Used off a wing on Johnson and what he did was solid without starring. 5
20 Adel High proportion of handballs. Steady worker 5
21 Ess Lovely running goal in second term. Good contributor. 5
22 Haw Worried Hawks with pace at times. Progressing nicely in Ross Henshaw’s No. 34. 6
23 Coll Quietly went about a solid game highlighted by a goal and great ball use. 7

2012 Season

1 Ess Matched up on Heppell at first and had trouble containing him. 3
2 GWS Good breakaway pace and prepared to work hard. 6
3 Geel Just the 12 possessions and not as prominent as some off a wing. 3
4 Syd Kicked two goals in a promising, consistent effort. 6
5 GCS Excellent game. Won the ball well and used it cleanly. 8
6 WCE Classy with his two goals. 5
7 WB Did a great job on Dahlhaus early but then he got away. 4
8 Port Rotated through the midfield and was serviceable. 5
9 Bris Not prominent overall. 3
10 Haw Did a few nice things but needed to get involved more often. 3
12 GCS Worked hard at both ends of the ground. 7
13 Adel Long striding winger who cut through the lines. 4
14 StK Had a steady game especially in second half apart form a couple of clangers. 5
15 WCE Good first half then tapered off 4
16 Carl Not a huge game. 4
17 Rich Beaten by Deledio early off a wing but did a few good things, including a goal. 5
18 Melb Busy around the midfield and kick-started the Kangaroos first term blitz. 7
19 WB Had task on Giansiracusa/Griffen at times. Subbed out at three-quarter time. 4
20 Ess Copped a couple of heavy bumps. Not a huge factor. 4
21 Coll Not afraid to run in and get in the face of opponents. 5
22 Frem Opening goal and kept up a busy workrate. 5
23 GWS Started the game on Scully and was solid if unspectacular. 4
EF WCE Under siege all day and certainly not the worst. 4