#18   North Melbourne

Age: 26yr 4mth Games: 155 Born: Sep 13, 1992
Height: 189cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Rebounding defender might be asked to play further up the field this year, perhaps on a wing. Can he find another level?

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WCE Ran through midfield more like he has during pre-season and kicked an early goal. Battled away. 5
2 Geel Provided plenty rebound and linked well pushing up from behind the ball. Three tackles and 435 metres gained. 6
3 GWS Picked up eight kicks but unable to find much space or exert much influence. 4
4 WB Quiet game from defence. Just 11 effective disposals not enough for a playmaker. Defensively stout. 4
5 Frem Plenty of handball receives on the wing. Had 20 disposals and kicked a goal. 6
6 GCS Quiet apart from a couple of forays out of defence. 3
7 Adel Extremely quiet despite Roos dominance. Rarely sighted other than goal on the run late in game. 4
8 Syd Didn’t win enough ball on the outside and make inroads for his team coming out of defence. 4
9 Melb Provided some rebound and got involved enough to be a factor for the side all afternoon. 6
10 Carl Made some mistakes by foot but was running hard at the business end of the game. His last quarter was impressive. 6
11 Rich One of few Roos to really attack the Tigers. Started back and moved forward for 16 disposals and two goals. 6
12 Bye.
13 StK Had a few bursts to run the ball inside 50 but only sporadic. 4
14 WB Struggled. Decision-making let him down at times and four tackles. He’s got to provide more. 4
15 GCS Didn't have a lot of space and time as Suns looked to counter his dash. Booted a goal. 6
16 Frem Used across half forward and provided some run. Kicked a goal in the second term. 6
17 Port Two goals from half forward, seems to be enjoying his time in the forward half of the ground. 6
18 Ess Still waiting for him to tear a game apart but hasn’t come yet. Bend the back for his usual bursts from defence. 5
19 Melb Good early, then quiet second term. Bad miss at start of second half. 5
20 Coll Found some space as the link between forward and midfield at times but just struggles to exert a positive influence. 4
21 Haw Ran hard, but lacked end product. Just seven kicks and a goal. 4
22 StK Ran hard at the ball and was OK in defence without starring. 5
23 Bris Used more in forward half and his pace made an impact at times. 5

2016 Season

1 Adel Even effort throughout highlighted buy a team high six rebound 50s. 6
2 Bris Lacked his usual dash and struggled to impact. 3
3 Melb Gave drive off half back – especially early. Kicked the ball fairly well considering windy conditions. 6
4 Frem Made a few errors by foot but ran and line-breaking off half back was critical at times. 6
5 GCS Provided plenty of dash and zip off half back. 6
6 WB On Jong initially and had a fair game. 5
7 StK Consistently hard runner from defence. 6
8 Ess Couple of dashes from the back end but only five kicks. 4
9 Carl Member of the back six and was OK without starring. 5
10 Syd Horror night. Didn’t adapt to pressure-cooker tempo and was a liability. 3
11 Rich Drifted forward for a brilliant goal and effective out of defence all night. 6
12 Geel Beat McCarthy and going OK until injury forced him from field in third term. 4
13 Haw Good job defensively on potential threat Hill and also created moves. 7
14 Adel His dash from deep inside defensive 50 was missed. 4
16 WCE The Eagles closed down his run. He was forced to kick short. 5
17 Port Worked off half back. 5
18 Coll Matched on Varcoe at start. Steady game across four quarters. 5
19 StK Lined up on Wright and Gresham and was handy if unspectacular. 5
20 WB Consistently good running off half back. 6
21 Haw Mixed through the Hawk small forwards and tried hard. Ball use solid. 6
22 Syd Provided some dash out of defence. Ball use was sloppy at times. 5
23 GWS Ran off half back but didn’t hurt GWS that often with his customary dash. 6
EF Adel Betts gave him a lesson in a disappointing end to the season. 4

2015 Season

1 Adel Used his extreme pace several times running through the midfield. 5
2 Bris More of a stay-at-home defensive role than usual. 5
3 Port Broke the lines off half back but disposal iffy. 5
4 Geel Didn’t get into the game at all from the back half. 3
5 Haw Zoomed off half back a few times but couldn’t provide consistent outside run. 5
6 Rich Thoughts of Dan Menzel might have taken his focus. OK. 3
7 Ess Sub. Replaced Brown in third term and scrapped hard late down back. 2
8 Frem North needed to see him at his running best. That didn’t happen. 4
9 Coll Run off half back was important in opening exchanges but drifted out. 5
10 VFL Responded well to AFL axe. 24 possessions, six clearances. -
11 VFL Quiet early then came into the game more. 18 touches. -
12 GWS Back in team and was back to near his best running out of defence. 7
14 GCS Not enough out of him. Ineffective. 4
15 Geel Did a number of Motlop while rebounding when he could from half back. 7
16 Ess Ability to break the lines came to the fore in second half as players got ragged. 7
17 Bris A vital cog in the Roos’ air-tight defence. 6
18 Carl Dashed off half back to provide valuable rebound at stages. 6
19 Melb Not a huge day off half back but provided something to the cause. 5
20 StK Slow start then gathered momentum. 6
21 Frem Defender played a solid game. 5
22 WB Lifted in defence as game went on. 5
23 Rich Worked solidly in defence. 6
EF Rich Provided customary dash on occasions but kicking was haphazard. 5
SF Syd Good honest game coming out of defence. 5
PF WCE Ran off half back and was good early but couldn’t gain ground late. 5

2014 Season

1 Ess Well down on normal standards. 3
2 WB Provided important run at times. 5
3 Port Provided great drive off half back and did his duties in defence. 6
4 Syd Spent a lot of time on the dangerous Cunningham and kept him quiet. 5
5 Coll Tried to take game on early when flow was against but got swamped. 6
6 Frem Followed by de Boer but burnt him off to provide great drive. 7
7 GCS Hands his hands full with Hall early but started to give some run in second term. 5
9 Bris Picked up dangerous Green. Honours even. 5
10 Geel Only two rebound 50s but did use the ball well. 6
11 WCE Masten had negating role but he managed some bursts of run from defence. 5
12 Rich Struggled early down back and didn’t have his finest day. 4
13 Adel Used his speed to burn the Crows on several occasions. 6
14 Melb Rebounded stoutly and ran hard to create something for teammates. 7
15 Bris One of several North defenders found wanting in second quarter siege. 5
16 Haw Running out of defence on Puopolo and got a lot of ball. 6
17 StK Good runner from half back on Schneider. 5
18 Carl Ran hard although one bounce came unstuck. 4
19 Geel Had job on Motlop who kicked two and missed a sitter. Just battled. 4
20 GWS Gave run off half back and was pretty good defensively. 6
21 WB With Dahlhaus and had good duel. 5
22 Adel Started on the wing and ran hard. 5
23 Melb Provided run at half back and even floated forward for a goal. 6
EF Ess Used ball well to gain ground for his side. Team-high nine inside-50s. 7
SF Geel Started on Thurlow on a wing. Worked hard defensively, limited impact. 3
PF Syd Tried hard to provide some run and carry from back half. Handy effort. 6
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2013 Season

1 Coll Quiet game in defence by his standards and didn’t get run going. 5
2 Geel Contributed a goal but is still down on form of last year. Laid six tackles. 5
3 Syd On Parker and kept busy. Didn’t get as much run downfield as normal. 4
4 Bris Pace to burn through midfield in third quarter. 6
5 Haw Had stay at home role on Breust and wasn’t prominent running from defence. 4
6 Port Had his hands full with Wingard and probably squared the battle. 6
7 WB Addison started on him to counter his run off half back. 4
8 WCE Good run off half back early; shows some class. 5
9 Adel Made a couple of runs but was generally pretty quiet. 4
10 StK Ignored Newnes’ negating forward role on him. 6
11 GCS Rarely able to clear ball from defence without immense pressure. 4
13 Frem Good job on Ballantyne and also ran hard to create. 6
14 GWS Rarely had space to run and carry but held up his end across half back. 6
15 Rich Loose off half back early and helped start Roos’ slingshot then Tigers matched him up. 6
16 Bris Worked his way into the game when others started to fade. 6
17 Carl Not a big factor. 4
18 Melb Provided some dash from half-back and used the ball well. 6
19 Geel Did some great stuff one-on-one and used the ball brilliantly from defence 7
20 Adel Lynch gave him some early heartburn but then he straightened up. 5
21 Ess On Davey and neither had impact first half 4
22 Haw Better in second half where his leg speed worried the Hawks on occasions. 5
23 Coll Provided some rebound from the back half in a solid enough display. 6

2012 Season

1 Ess Had some worrying moments in defence early. 4
2 GWS Young defender had big first half. 6
3 Geel Solid and steady in defence. Used his pace when he could. 6
4 Syd Battled well, especially in final quarter and used handball to effect. 6
5 GCS Break-out game from second year player: 26 touches at 88% efficiency. 7
6 WCE Ran hard on the bigger ground. Had 10 handball receives. 6
7 WB Great first half then faded out of the game after half time. Not the worst. 6
8 Port Ran with Ben Jacobs most of the afternoon and did OK. 5
9 Bris Deep in defence and stuck to the plan. 5
10 Haw Up and down: 17 possessions, tried to break the lines but man kicked three. 5
12 GCS Provided good rebound from defence. 7
13 Adel Hard running from deep in defence and set up line-breaking moves. 7
14 StK Matched up on Milne and held his own for the most part. 6
15 WCE Started on Hams and was prominent in first quarter then into background. 5
16 Carl Had the better of Garlett. 6
17 Rich His speed and run was good while also doing a reasonable job on Nahas. 6
18 Melb Great game in defence and provides good run and carry through the middle. 6
19 WB Creative again off half back although drifted out of game after half time. 5
20 Ess As others around him tired, he produced strong runs from defence. 7
21 Coll Displayed important pace when needed. Wearing Carey’s famous No. 18. 6
22 Frem Run wasn’t there early, but then had more of an involvement. 6
23 GWS Capped a consistent season with 17 touches and four marks. 5
EF WCE McGinnity did job on him defensively. At least tried hard to create something. 4