Age: 31yr 4mth Games: 15 Born: Dec 07, 1987
Height: 202cm Weight: 105kg Position: RUC

2016 Digest:   Only one senior game last year. Has been unable to complete full skills sessions in pre-season due to a couple of niggles, but is now right to go. Ruck spots are up for grabs.

2016 NAB Cup:   Knee issue meant he didn’t get onto the park until last week in a NEAFL game.

2016 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 Played in NEAFL trial against UWS Giants.
2 Senior emergency.
3 NEAFL Took the bulk of the rucking duties. No impact at ground level, but 28 hit-outs. -
4 NEAFL Injured lower leg in the second term and ended day on crutches. -
5 Leg.
6 Leg.
7 NEAFL Played solely forward and was OK but didn’t star. -
8 NEAFL Shared ruck duties and pressed forward to be a thorn in the Demons’ side. Two goals. -
9 NEAFL Bye. -
10 NEAFL 24 hit-outs but minimal impact when the ball hit the deck. -
11 Didn’t play for Sydney reserves.
12 NEAFL Got injured early and took no further part. -
13 NEAFL Spent more time in attack than the ruck and kicked two goals. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Day cut short by an ankle injury. -
16 Ankle.
17 NEAFL Quiet game on return in huge victory over Gold Coast. -
18 Didn’t play for Sydney reserves.
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Ruck work was impressive in huge victory over Brisbane. -
21 NEAFL Slow start then copped a heavy knock and was hampered. Brave effort. -
22 NEAFL Massive game in the ruck (38 hit-outs) and four of his seven marks were contested. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF VFL Beaten in the end by Simpson in ruck. Just five touches, but 31 hit-outs. -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2015 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 -
2 Senior emergency.
3 NEAFL Formed part of three-headed ruck rotation. Just went. -
4 NEAFL Shared ruck duties but wasn’t a big factor. -
5 NEAFL Spent time in ruck and attack. OK without being great. -
6 NEAFL 20 hitouts but just seven touches around ground. -
7 NEAFL 24 hitouts but did some good things at ground level. -
8 NEAFL Bye. -
9 NEAFL Combined to dominate the ruck and took some good marks. -
10 NEAFL Good battle with Smith in ruck. 25 hitouts. -
11 NEAFL Rucked and went forward. Did some good things. -
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 Rich Just seven hitouts, eight possessions and four frees against. Not the answer. 2
14 NEAFL OK early in ruck contests then off with shoulder injury. -
15 Shoulder.
16 NEAFL Got the better of the ruck duel with did little else. -
17 NEAFL Got hands to ball at stoppages but generally went nowhere. -
18 Soreness.
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Did most of the ruck duties. 24 hitouts opposed to Smith. -
21 NEAFL Even duel in ruck with Downie. 31 hitouts. -
22 NEAFL Competed well in the ruck and was important late. -
23 NEAFL OK in ruck but more would have been expected. -
QF -
SF -

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 PM Spent much of his time forward before being concussed. -
2 Coll Very quiet early, he crashed some packs and had 20 hit-outs on Swans debut. 4
3 Adel Played in tandem with Pyke in ruck and won 18 hit-outs. 6
4 NM Provided a contest at times, but had little impact; subbed out. 4
5 Frem Tried hard in his battles with Sandilands, laying six tackles. 4
6 Melb Kicked first goal of his career… from the goal square. 3
7 Bris Had an odd night. At times he fumbled the ball, but Ok in the end. 5
8 Haw Battled manfully against Hawk duo but tired as game wore on. Two kicks. 4
9 Ess Got the better of Bellchambers and flew for his marks. Kicked a great long goal. 5
11 Geel Fact team won clearance count by 20 suggests he was superb. Two goals. 7
12 GCS Smith had him covered in the ruck but showed great desperation at ground level. 5
13 Port Beaten by Lobbe in the ruck and was clumsy at times giving away frees. 4
14 Rich Had some awkward moments against his old club. 3
15 Senior emergency.
16 Senior emergency.
17 Senior emergency.
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Hamstring.
21 Knee
22 Hamstring.
23 Hamstring.
QF Hamstring.
SF Hamstring.
PF Hamstring.
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 PM Not at his best in the ruck but crashed the packs. -
2 VFL Did some nice things but was quite for long periods. -
3 VFL Eclipsed by Wood in the ruck. Disappointing. -
4 VFL Good in the ruck but gave little around the ground. -
5 VFL Took a few good marks but was unsighted for long periods. -
6 VFL Played forward. OK but needs to do more. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Battled hard on his own in the ruck. Overmatched. -
9 VFL Had a go but failed to get into the game to any degree. -
10 VFL Did well in the ruck with 20 hit-outs. Had an impact. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Combined with Stephenson to give Coburg edge in ruck. -
13 VFL One of his better games this year. Competed well all day. -
14 VFL Rucked against West and tried hard but had his colors lowered. -
15 VFL Pretty good in the ruck, but Frankston won the stoppages. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 Didn’t play for Coburg.
18 VFL Competed hard in the ruck against Warnock. OK. -
19 VFL Carried the main ruck duties and starred with 60 hitouts. -
20 VFL Controlled the ruck against the Gold to give Tigers first use. -
21 VFL Shared ruck duties with Stephenson and was just fair. -
22 VFL Had a rough day. Didn’t have much go his way. -
23 -

2012 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 VFL Worked around the ground well. Ruck work just fair. -
2 VFL Rucked and rested forward where he looked dangerous. -
4 VFL Marked well at times playing forward. -
5 VFL Kicked a goal playing mostly up forward. Fair. -
6 VFL OK in his time in the ruck but struggled forward. -
8 VFL Presented well up forward and took a few strong marks. -
11 VFL Did OK on Gumbleton down back. Did little going forward. -
12 VFL Showed some versatility by playing in defence. OK. -
13 VFL Defended well when needed. -
14 VFL Did well down back again. May have found his niche. -
15 Melb Competitive beast on debut. Ended game with claret on his jumper. 3
16 GCS Just seven touches playing key position. 3
17 VFL OK on return to VFL after being dropped. -
18 VFL Kicked a goal and worked well as a key position player. -
19 VFL Barely sighted and had no impact. -
20 VFL Struggled up forward until a move back got him involved. -
21 VFL Not his best game. Conditions were tough though. -