#20   GWS Giants

Age: 26yr 0mth Games: 91 Born: Aug 10, 1993
Height: 194cm Weight: 97kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Signed contract extension and looks settled down back. Facing challenge for spot from Haynes and Corr.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Adel Couldn't handle the athleticism of Mitch McGovern. 4
2 GCS Followed Wright for much of the night and did a fine job to limit his impact in attack. Bounced back well. 7
3 NM Scrapper’s game in defence. One desperate tackle saved what looked a certain goal. 3
4 Port Okay down back tracking Westhoff and co. up the field. Didn’t get as much ball as we know he can. 5
5 Syd Steady game without being a standout. 5
6 WB Defender did his job without starring. Got into some good spots but not a lot from him on the rebound side. 5
7 StK Key defender took Riewoldt and had him covered no problems. Along with Davis helped keep Saints at bay for long periods. 7
8 Coll Dogged defensive effort on the dangerous Ben Reid 5
9 Rich Shifted to Riewoldt at stages and was handy in back half. Won some key contests in final term. 6
10 WCE Good effort on Darling. Competed strongly. 5
11 Ess Had a go on a few Essendon talls and while he tried hard, wasn’t his best outing. 5
12 Carl Key back worked again a variety of opponents but wasn’t a huge factor. Okay but is a dour type. 5
13 Bye.
14 Bris Had some success watching over Lester and Hipwood although just 10 disposals. 5
15 Geel Took variety of opponents and did what he had to. Took some nice marks and used the ball well out of the back half. 6
16 Haw Thought the Giants could have chewed the clock up when he took a late mark. 14 marks and 24 disposals a lot of the footy. 7
17 Syd Two first quarter turnovers which cost goals, but did a reasonable job on Sam Reid. 5
18 Rich Tall defender plugged away all day but issue is he doesn’t win enough ball to hurt the opposition. 4
19 Frem Not a good day for him, as his 11 disposals went at just 54per cent. 2
20 Melb Part of a back six that had life made easier for them by the wind and the way Melbourne played. 6
21 Rested.
22 WCE Wore Darling like a cheap suit and his endurance stood out late when he won some key contests. 6
23 Geel Hard-nosed backman tried hard but in the end the weight of possessions against was telling. 4
QF Adel Got on his bike following Lynch to cover lots of ground. The Crow got the better of the matchup. 4
SF WCE Went to Darling and relegated him to being basically a spectator. Didn’t win much of his own ball though. 7
PF Rich Showed some dash from the back half but unfortunately his disposal let him down at times. 6

2016 Season

1 Melb Another who struggled to find the footy enough to be damaging. Four marks. 3
2 NEAFL Dominant performance with 35 touches, 18 marks and three goals. Superb. -
3 NEAFL Big engine getting up and down the ground again. 31 touches, 15 marks, but goalless. -
4 Port Tried hard up forward, but couldn’t impact the scoreboard. 3
5 NEAFL Worked tirelessly up and down the ground but didn’t have a lot of support. -
6 NEAFL Huge numbers again and a big presence. 28 touches, two goals, nine inside 50s. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Had a picnic with 44 possessions, 13 marks and 11 inside 50s. -
9 NEAFL Continued stunning form in midfield with 52 touches, 11 inside-50s and a goal. -
10 Adel Played across half back and pushed forward for a goal as a result of a 50m penalty. 6
11 Geel AFL massive step-up from NEAFL and wasn’t a factor. Ten effective disposals. 4
12 NEAFL Got into the right positions to take nine marks, but ball use by foot needed to be better. -
13 NEAFL Maintained a consistent work-rate, but was wasteful in front of goal with 2.3. -
14 NEAFL Among Giants’ best players. Hard worker in midfield and up forward, kicking three goals. -
15 NEAFL Bye. -
16 Coll Not significant in his return to the side in defence. 3
17 Bris Solid in defence on Schache and did what was required. 5
18 Port One of two Giants players which didn’t lay a tackle, played his part in defence. 5
19 Rich In and out of game playing mostly in back half. 4
20 GCS Did as required of him in defence without being very attacking. 3
21 WCE Did a good job overall down back on the resting ruckman. Ball use was spot on too. 6
22 Frem Read the play superbly across half-back. Used the ball better than anyone else. 8
23 NM Matched up on Petrie and kept him touchless for over an hour. Had time on Daw too. 7
QF Syd Read the ball beautifully down back and cut off attacks. In great nick at right time of year. 7
PF WB Had Cordy covered all night and did what he was required to do. 5

2015 Season

1 StK Unobtrusive sort of effort down back. Still finding his feet as a player. 4
2 Melb Started forward but was subbed in second term with a leg issue. 1
3 Ankle.
4 Ankle.
5 Toe.
6 Toe.
7 Toe.
8 Toe.
9 Toe.
10 Toe.
11 Toe.
12 Toe.
13 Toe.
14 NEAFL Didn’t miss a beat in first game back. 23 touches, one goal. -
15 StK Strong job at centre half back on Riewoldt. 6
16 GCS Really good defensive job on Lynch. Started plenty of attacking thrusts. 6
17 Geel Used forward with some success. Looked only player likely of marking the ball. 7
18 Frem Didn’t get into the match until the final term. 3
19 NEAFL Kicked three goals and showed good workrate as usual. -
20 NEAFL Bye. -
21 NEAFL Great battle with Aliir. Kicked 3.4 and presented strongly. -
22 Carl Typically high workrate outing that was capped off with a goal. 6
23 Melb Workrate was good and took seven marks. Where does he fit in best 22? 6

2014 Season

1 PM Played deep forward for long periods. OK. -
2 NEAFL Showed glimpses of his quality but needs to do more. -
3 NEAFL Played midfield and won some clearances. -
4 WB Worked hard up the ground to present an option for Giants out of defence. 6
5 Adel Started as sub and saw plenty of game time after the injury to Ward. 3
6 GCS Presented well and worked extremely hard. Safe hands. 6
7 Port Such a talented athlete but quiet against the Power. 4
8 WCE Hard worker up from half forward. Kicked a goal and took 10 marks. 6
10 Rich Roamed far and wide to give the Giants a target at half forward. 6
11 Haw Failed to find enough footy to hurt Hawks across half forward. 4
12 Ess Started in attack matched on Carlisle. Kicked big goal at crucial stage. 5
13 Bris Proved an awkward match-up in attack. 5
14 Carl So tough to match up on, he used the ball at almost 90 per cent efficiency. 6
15 Syd It has been a much-improved season from him, but might need a rest. 4
16 Adel Did OK as a forward – doesn’t receive accolades of others. 5
17 Frem Ran with Mundy/Fyfe but was swamped as the Dockers got right on top. 4
18 Geel Battled away in the middle but no tackles or clearances and only two inside-50s. 5
19 Rich Worked up the ground to provide and option. A lot of running but small result. 5
20 NM Work ethic was high as always but Firrito did a decent job. 4
21 Melb Used as a key back and performed that role with aplomb. Rebounded hard. 7
22 Coll Used down back and rebounded well but White got two key goals. 5
23 WB Showed a huge work rate and underrated speed at times. Great prospect. 5
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 NEAFL Provided a good focal point up forward. Two goals. -
2 NEAFL Worked hard and gave a strong target without great reward. -
3 NEAFL Lots of run and marked well on the lead. Great up forward. -
4 NEAFL Tireless worker up forward. Rewarded with two goals. -
5 GCS Handy goal but not much else and subbed off in third term. 3
6 Ess Drifted forward and back with little influence on the game. 4
7 Adel Worked hard to cover plenty of ground. Next best after Ward. 6
8 Haw Took nine marks against Stratton. Continued to impress with strong leading. 6
9 WCE Has been making good progress but found life tough against Mitch Brown. 4
10 Carl Provided a lead-up target with six marks. 5
11 Geel One nice goal but generally not a decisive factor all afternoon. 4
12 Port Provided a great option leading up from half forward with 12 marks. His best game yet. 7
14 NM Used forward and in ruck. Had a crack and handy at time around the ball. 5
15 WB Used in defence, he also had the unenviable task of backing up Giles in the ruck. 5
16 NEAFL Used through the midfield and did fairly well in a foreign role. -
17 Ess Has taken great strides this season, one of the Giants' best again. 7
18 Coll Started forward but moved back after Mohr went down. Composed under pressure. 6
19 Melb Roamed far and wide opposed to Garland to take seven marks. Solid. 6
20 Frem Did not get into the contest at any stage and hardly sighted. 2
21 Bris Struggled early and worked his way into the game in second half. Too late. 5
22 Rich Continued to present and work hard. Plays with a good attitude. 6
23 GCS Big game and showed his potential with 12 marks. 7

2012 Season

1 Syd OK at times. 3
3 WCE Presented well up forward when he came on. Kicked a goal. 5
4 Adel Subbed off in the third term after an indifferent performance. 3
5 WB Solid without standing out. 4
7 NEAFL Hit up and provided a contest taking a number of marks. -
8 Bris Just three disposals. Enough said. 1
10 NEAFL Tried hard throughout despite a lack of assistance. -
12 NEAFL Kicked a goal and presented fairly well. -
13 NEAFL Kicked two goals but lacked support. -
14 Syd He has plenty of promise as a key forward, but has a long way to go. 3
15 Haw Had a good first and final term, kept in check in between. 4
16 NEAFL Three goals and provided a strong target. -
17 NEAFL Kicked three goals again. Gave a great target up forward. -
18 NEAFL Tried hard but slippery conditions made life tough. -
19 NEAFL Tried hard but was outmarked a few times. -
20 GCS Kicked the first goal then struggled to get into the game. 5
22 StK Not a major say. 3