#20   West Coast

Age: 27yr 2mth Games: 80 Born: Apr 15, 1992
Height: 196cm Weight: 99kg Position:

2017 Digest:   The now-lynchpin of the back half has gotten stronger over summer and is now an imposing figure. Another big season ahead.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 NM Chopped the ball off well in back half (12 marks) but copped a knock to the midriff just on quarter time. Did his job. 7
2 StK Marked well. Had some issues with his kicking early. Not a typical night for him though. 5
3 Rich One of his worst games. No influence in the first half and played catch up. 4
4 Syd Started in attack and rewarded with a first-half major then thrown behind the ball at stages. Ended with two goals. 6
5 Haw Started forward again then went into ruck. Took some nice marks, but wasn’t really a factor. Slight knee tweak in final term? 5
6 Frem Dominated the marking contests early when Freo couldn’t get past him. Finished with 13 grabs 9
7 Port Like Barrass, started well, but was overrun by the amount of inside-50’s coming in (68 – 39). Some big grabs late. 5
8 WB Looked really dangerous early. The Dogs put some time into him in defence and that stopped him. 6
9 Ess Had a day to forget down back. Torched by Daniher then thrown forward to limit Hurley. 3
10 GWS Strong game. Defended hard early and then started taking marks. Had three contested marks. 7
11 GCS Swung between attack and defence and never really settled into his rhythm. 5
12 Bye.
13 Geel Used forward for much of the might. Missed two chances for goal but kept providing a target and worked hard. 5
14 Melb A marking machine. Took five contested grabs and kicked three goals. 8
15 WB Superb clean marking at full forward created opportunities, although conversion not his strongest point. Went back late. 6
16 Port Played forward and back. Never settled and it impacted on his form. 4
17 Frem Fremantle targeted him. Still took four contested marks and kicked one goal when he pushed forward. 5
18 Coll Just reads the play like a kid's book. One of the game’s best interceptors. 7
19 Bris Played forward and then relieved Petrie in the ruck. Kicked one goal. 5
20 StK Loomed a s a danger but overall was kept within reasonable bounds. 5
21 Carl Marked strongly all night. Stopped plenty of attacks from the Blues. 8
22 GWS Uncharacteristically fumbled and dropped some marks. Balanced that with his good moments. 5
23 Adel His marking in the second half was vital. Looked injured early. 7
EF Port Tried to sag off Marshall to help out Mackenzie on Dixon. Intercept work in final term immense. 8
SF GWS Started in great touch intercepting in defence, but then Giants got smarter and were able to bypass. Still Eagles best. 7

2016 Season

1 Bris Hurt his shoulder early. Got through the game but wasn’t a facto. 3
2 Haw Alternated between attack and defence. Took a few marks but lacked overall impact. 4
3 Frem Not a great deal to do. It was a tough night for big men. 4
4 Rich Dominant in the air. Took five contested marks. 7
5 Syd Gave 100 per cent and stood in Sydney’s way on many occasions. 7
6 Coll Powerful in marking contests. Looked sore. Still took nine marks though. 5
7 Geel Won some ball early but rolled the dice a lot as a defender and his numbers didn’t come up. 5
8 StK Big unit who was an effective performer. 6
9 Port Struggled for any impact on the game, his intercept marking was not on show. 4
10 GCS Only four marks but didn’t get many chances to shine in defence. 5
11 Ill.
12 Adel Took four contested marks and was under huge pressure in defence. 6
13 Bris Smothered first-gamer Hipwood and marshalled troops in defence. 6
15 Ess Essendon couldn’t get the ball past him. He kept taking marks. 7
16 NM Took six marks and five of them were contested. 7
17 Carl Took Jaksch to the cleaners and marked ball brilliantly in defence. In best. 7
18 Melb His ability to read the ball in the air saved West Coast many times. 7
19 Coll Marked well in back half at times but unable to influence the contest as he can. 5
20 Frem His intercept marking was a highlight of the day. 7
21 GWS Had troubles with Lobb’s mobility and length. Just the four marks down back. 5
22 Haw Hawthorn struggled to get the ball past him. He plucked marks all night. 7
23 Adel No brother love lost after a crunching tackle on Mitch in the second term. 7
EF WB Dogs were able to nullify his intercept marking ability. Went forward late but struggled. 4

2015 Season

1 WB Had to go to Boyd and did a superb job. Skill still need work but big effort. 7
2 Carl Henderson threatened to get off chain early but he worked into the contest. 5
3 Frem Good on Pavlich until injury curse struck again. Subbed off with knee injury. 6
4 Bris Another who gained a pass mark without being brilliant. 5
5 GWS Part of a dominant backline. Took eight marks. 6
6 Port Makeshift defender continues to shine on the last line of defence. 5
7 Calf.
8 StK Useful in defence. 5
9 Geel Couple of nice defensive marks and had Clark beaten when on him. 6
10 NM Took Waite for the most part and battled hard. Just two marks. 5
11 Ess Hurt early then got corked again. Struggled to run so eventually subbed out. 3
12 Rich Plenty of intercepting marks in first term down back and maintained standard.. 7
14 Melb On Dawes and did well after the Dee got two early goals. 6
15 Adel The ball wasn’t in defence much. Had his hands full early. 5
16 Coll Lined up on Cloke but that lasted briefly. Hurt hamstring in third term, subbed off. 5
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 Haw Hurt his hamstring after defending well. 5
20 Hamstring.
21 Hamstring.
22 Adel Copped a heavy knock to the shoulder and struggled after the hit. 5
23 StK Performed well in defence and took three contested marks. 7
QF Haw Injured early but returned. Possession numbers low but played a role. 3
PF NM Went with Waite for periods and one of many to get better after half time. 5
GF Haw Had Roughead at times and worked hard under difficult circumstances. 6

2014 Season

1 WAFL Forward-turned-defender solid with 20 possessions, five marks. -
2 WAFL 12 possessions and four inside 50s against Swans. -
3 WAFL 18 disposals and 10 marks in strong showing in defence. -
4 Senior emergency.
5 WAFL Strong in defence again with 20 possessions, 10 marks. -
6 Carl Kicked a goal on debut and then got subbed. 3
7 WAFL Solid down back on return with 16 touches, seven marks. -
8 WAFL Solid in defence and then two goals when shifted forward. -
9 WAFL Bye. -
10 WAFL Bye. -
11 Senior emergency.
12 Haw A real find. Took 10 marks, had presence and kicked two goals. Fantastic game. 8
13 GCS Again showed real promise with contested marking. Mostly against day. 6
14 StK Only took four marks but had too much height for Gwilt and bagged three goals. 5
15 Frem Continues to catch the eye in attack with two goals but missed a few. A real find. 6
16 Syd Subbed out after having a nightmare afternoon opposed to Grundy. 1
17 Bris Always looked a danger in attack. 6
18 Rich Started well but not sighted after that. Three disposals after quarter time. 3
19 Adel Played as the plus one in defence repelling many Crows attacks. 7
20 Coll Defensive task on White and easily had his number. Took 12 marks. 7
21 Ess Cool marking under pressure and again showed lots of potential. 5
22 Melb Continued development in defence opposed to Fitzpatrick (two goals). 5
23 GCS Played down back but day ended in third term with a severely rolled ankle. 4
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 WAFL 10 possessions and two goals for Claremont. -
2 WAFL Went down with a serious ankle injury. -
3 Ankle.
4 Ankle.
5 Ankle.
6 Ankle.
7 Ankle.
8 Ankle.
9 Ankle.
10 Ankle.
11 WAFL 12 disposals and two goals in first game back from broken ankle. -
12 Didn’t play for Claremont.
13 Ankle.
14 WAFL Nine disposals and a goal in Claremont reserves. -
15 Hip.
16 WAFL Bye. -
17 WAFL Bye. -
18 Ankle.
19 Ankle.
20 Ankle.
21 Ankle.
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.

2012 Season

1 WAFL Presented well for Claremont. 14 touches, one goal. -
3 WAFL Only five disposals for Claremont. -
4 WAFL 10 touches, six marks and a goal for Claremont. -
6 WAFL Eight touches, 11 hit outs and a goal with Claremont. -
8 WAFL Good in ruck/forward with 18 touches, 24 hit outs. -
10 WAFL Nine possessions and seven hit outs for Claremont. -
11 WAFL Struggled in the wet for eight possessions for Claremont. -
13 WAFL 15 touches, eight marks, 24 hit outs and a goal. -
14 WAFL Seven disposals, 13 hit outs and two goals for Claremont. -
15 WAFL OK with 11 touches and 11 hit outs for Claremont. -
17 VFL 17 touches, 11 marks, 15 hit outs and three goals. -
18 WAFL 15 touches, seven marks, 11 hit outs and two goals. -
20 WAFL 12 touches, six marks and 15 hit outs for Claremont. -
21 WAFL 14 touches and two goals for Claremont. -
22 WAFL 17 touches, seven marks, eight hit-outs for Claremont. -
23 WAFL Quiet for Claremont with 11 touches and six hit outs. -
EF WAFL Quiet for Claremont with nine touches, five marks. -
PF WAFL 10 touches, four marks and 12 hit outs in Claremont premiership. -