#9   Geelong

Age: 29yr 8mth Games: 109 Born: Feb 22, 1990
Height: 206cm Weight: 105kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Pre-season form suggests he’s ready to go. Moving well and has benefitted from plenty of pre-season game time.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 -
2 Soreness.
3 Melb Started brightly and kicked a key goal from a mark in final term. Reasonable effort for first game of the season without starring. 4
4 Haw Ruckman did his job without setting the world on fire. Only four effective disposals but got back to help defence. 4
5 StK Nil-all draw with Longer; 10 hit-outs to advantage and not involved enough around ground to influence flow. 4
6 Coll Didn’t have a kick in the first half. Tried to lift in third term but had zero influence on the flow of the game. Didn’t take a mark. 1
7 Senior emergency.
8 Ess Effort was there but he just doesn’t have the impact a player of his size should. Took one mark for the night. 2
9 WB No. 1 ruck option had best game of career highlighted by 15 hit-outs to advantage, eight clearances and 24 disposals. 8
10 Port Battled hard against in-form Ryder. Effort was first class for second week in a row; 13 disposals, four clearances. 6
11 Adel Big man took the fight to Jacobs in what was a key match-up in context of game. Work ethic all night was superb. 7
12 Bye.
13 WCE Beaten by Vardy and fumbled his way through the night. Beaten by Vardy in a lot of the stoppages. 4
14 Senior emergency.
15 GWS Effort was superb. Stats not huge but provided presence around the ball. Effort like that makes him the No.1 ruck role. 7
16 Bris Sound in the ruck but more influential in general play where he had the better of Martin. 7
17 Haw Great battle against McEvoy. Didn’t star but certainly held his own with some presence around the ball. 6
18 Adel Beaten by Jacobs but couldn’t question his raw effort despite the fact well beaten. Pressure on him all the time. 4
19 Carl Gave great effort all night and was a key player. When he has sole responsibility in the ruck he plays his best. 7
20 Syd In beaten side he played well. Effort was first class, had 10 hit-outs to advantage, seven clearances and 16 disposals. 7
21 Rich Battled well against Nankervis and Soldo. 13 disposals and 33 hit outs. Has found some solid form late in the season. 6
22 Coll Tried hard but probably outpointed in the ruck by Cox. Has to mark the ball better than he does. Did not take a mark. 4
23 GWS Battled hard against Mumford and was strong. Got back to help out in defence and rucked brilliantly. 7
QF Rich Big lug rucked against Nankervis. Had no impact on the game whatsoever. Has to London Fog and lift. 4
SF Syd As plain as a Bulgarian pin-up but lifted to be more of a Venezuelan arrangement. Great effort and first half huge. 7
PF Adel Hammered early by Jacobs. When he gets challenged in big games he’s got to find ways to lift. 2

2016 Season

1 Haw Three first-half goals were superb. Tired in second half but bright debut for Cats. 6
2 GWS Well beaten by Mumford and lowered his colours. Two marks but unlike previous week no goals. 3
3 Bris Nine hit-outs to advantage and held his own against Martin. Played well without starring. 6
4 Ess One great mark early in game but didn’t have a hit-out to advantage. Three kicks. 3
5 Port Struggled to get involved around the ground early but much better in second half. 5
6 GCS Currie took it up to him in the ruck but he looked more dangerous around the ground. One goal. 6
7 WCE Took game to Naitanui and Lycett. Didn’t star but at least nullified opponents’ influence. 4
8 Adel Great effort against Jacobs – 14 hit-outs to advantage and nice work around ground. 7
9 Coll Work-rate good but not much went right. Influence at stoppages down on previous weeks. 5
10 Carl Busted his boiler for the team but some thing didn’t come off. One nice snap goal. 4
11 GWS Huge game. Led clearances with 10, kicked a goal and laid four tackles to outpoint Mumford. 8
12 NM Added Goldstein to his list of scalps with another fine display. Hit purple patch. 8
13 WB Not as good as previous weeks but offered something to the effort. 5
14 StK After big month he struggled to influence after a half time. Looked dangerous early. 5
16 Syd Took a couple of marks up forward in second term but effort petered out after that. 4
17 Frem Two goals a very handy contribution, including a clutch goal in final term. 6
18 Soreness.
19 WB Got back to help defence when he could and had nine hit-outs to advantage. 6
20 Ess Real quiet one. One kick and seven hit-outs to advantage his only contribution. 2
21 Rich Dangerous early but in the end was beaten by Hampson. One goal, three marks. 4
22 Bris Quiet one. Well beaten by Martin and struggled around ground. One mark. 2
23 Melb Didn’t allow Gawn to dominate but subdued himself for third week in a row. 4
QF Haw Quiet one apart from a brief period early in third term. One mark. 3
PF Syd Failed to take a mark and had one effective disposal. 0

2015 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Melb Jamar had his measure at centre bounces at times. Handy but can be better. 5
2 StK Dominated ruck battle early but then Longer fought back 5
3 Geel Had better of Stanley in the ruck and had 11 hit-outs to advantage. 7
4 GWS Outbodied by Mumford and needs to get some aggression into his game. 4
5 NEAFL Even duel with Leuenberger in ruck. -
6 Adel Subbed out after very little impact. Form is concerning. 2
7 WCE Had no impact on the game. 3
8 NEAFL Good in ruck duels (34 hitouts) but did little else. -
9 NEAFL Better outing than he has been having recently in ruck. -
10 NEAFL Best game this season. 17 disp, two goals and 29 hitouts. -
11 NEAFL Good again with 32 hitouts and 22 possessions. -
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 NEAFL Had the better of duel with Smith in ruck. 27 possessions too. -
14 NEAFL Controlled the ruck to give midfielders first use. 39 hitouts. -
15 NEAFL Dominant big man on ground. 21 touches, 27 hitouts, three goals. -
16 GWS Thrust into leading ruck role and was quite good. Booted a goal. 6
17 Adel Outgunned in the ruck by Jacobs. 5
18 NEAFL Big ruck game with 46 hitouts, 15 touches and a goal. -
19 NEAFL Even ruck duel with Archie Smith but added two goals in attack. -
20 NEAFL Good early but struggled around stoppages in second half -
21 Ess Looks devoid of confidence. 3
22 Port Showed some positive signs and competed well. 5
23 Syd Hardly sighted in first half. Did lift slightly after main break but disappointing. 4

2014 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 StK Giant made a solid return in the ruck and broke even with Longer. 5
10 WB Beaten in the ruck duels by Minson but did some good things around the ground. 5
11 Adel Dominated the hit-outs with 29. 6
12 Syd Got the better of the ruck duel with Derickx. 7
13 WCE Battled along in the ruck against Naitanui. 4
14 Geel Athleticism caused McIntosh all sorts of trouble. Solid all night. 5
15 Haw Rucked capably against Hale and co. 4
16 Coll Virtually rucked all night on his own. Beaten in hit-outs but fought on hard. 4
17 WB Shaded in the ruck by Minson who was one-out. Spent time forward. 6
18 Bris Looked disinterested at times. Injury saved him from further embarrassment. 1
19 Ankle.
20 Ankle.
21 Ankle.
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 StK Big bloke toiled hard. Dropped a couple of “puds” however. 4
2 Syd Entertaining duel with Mumford, winning a foot race for a goal in the final term. 6
3 Bris He needs to have more of an aerial impact and use the footy better. 4
4 Port Trialled up forward but needs to attack the contest more. 4
5 GWS Big bloke started strongly and helped set up the win. Good skills. 7
6 Frem Rucked the majority of the night and was shaded by Griffin. 4
7 Melb Smashed Spencer in the ruck and around the ground. Back to his 2011 form. 8
8 WB Went off at half time with a knee injury. 1
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 Knee.
16 Knee
17 Knee
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.

2012 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Adel Found the going tough against Jacobs. Kicked a late goal. 4
2 StK Battled away and seven of his 26 hit-outs were to advantage. Tried hard. 5
3 Ess Had a tough night against Bellchambers but didn’t stop going. 4
4 Bris Tried hard but found Hudson a tough opponent. 6
5 NM 27 hit-outs but beaten by McIntosh and managed only six disposals. 3
6 Frem Started to show a bit more of the form we saw last year. 5
7 GWS Won plenty of hitouts but overshadowed by the performance of Giles. 3
8 WB Lowered his colors to Minson in the ruck but worked hard. 5
9 Port Beaten in the ruck by Renouf and only the nine touches. 4
10 NEAFL Toiled hard in the ruck against Seaby. Manful effort. -
11 NEAFL Showing some signs of rediscovering last year’s form. -
12 NM Much better signs. Rucked well and got his hands on the footy. 5
14 WCE Beaten in the ruck. Found it tough against quality opposition. 4
15 Geel Had the better of Simpson and his effort was a highlight for the coach. 7
16 Rich Broke even in the ruck against Graham. 5
17 Bris Rucked for majority of the night and held his own against Hudson. 6
18 Syd Kicked two goals, but was monstered in ruck around the ground. 4
19 Melb Going OK before injured just before half time and day was done. 3