#16   Adelaide

Age: 27yr 1mth Games: 116 Born: Sep 22, 1992
Height: 181cm Weight: 81kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Groin soreness has kept the defender off the track at times over summer but returned last week against Cats.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 GWS Had the better of Toby Greene who started lively in the opening quarter. 6
2 Haw Moved off Rioli early then went back to him at times. Got better when the side started to get on top. Jagged late goal. 4
3 Port Excellent job on Chad Wingard despite conceding two goals. 7
4 Ess Rarely has his colours lowered, but did this game with McDonald-Tipungwuti slotting four goals. 5
5 GCS Solid as ever in defence and even managed to sneak forward and jag a goal. 6
6 Rich Rebounded magnificently after conceding two goals to Rioli in the first term, and stopped a certain third in the final minute. 6
7 NM Had hands full in back half and never able to get rebound game flowing. 4
8 Melb Battled hard in defence but too many costly turnovers in defence. 4
9 Bris Basked in the Crows dominance after quarter time to collect 17 disposals. 6
10 Frem Did the job on Stephen Hill and played his part in a great Adelaide defensive performance. 6
11 Geel Struggled defensively and offensively. Real nothing sort of game from the dour defender. 3
12 Cheekbone.
13 Cheekbone.
14 Haw Struggled with the pace of Poppy conceding two goals. 5
15 Carl Played his role in defence but struggled when playing on taller opponents. 5
16 WB When off early with a suspected knee injury but returned to continue the dominance of the Crows back six defenders. 6
17 Melb Took the dangerous Garlett. Kept him in check and provided good cover for other defenders. 7
18 Geel Defended superbly when he had to and even found time to push forward for a rare sausage roll. 6
19 Coll Kept the mercurial Alex Fasolo goalless. 6
20 Port Didn’t really have an opponent to stop and zoned well to give his defensive teammates an outlet. 6
21 Ess Played his role as usual and was steady all the way. 5
22 Syd Did a great job to restrict Papley to one goal. 6
23 WCE Solid effort against LeCras despite not winning much of the ball. 5
QF GWS Doesn’t get the plaudits, but able to complete most roles assigned to him – including on Greene. Did it again. 7
PF Geel Dour defender did what the coach asked and was able to nullify the Cats’ forwards. 5
GF Rich First four touches were turnovers and looked as nervous as a mobster in the tax office. Copped injury in second term. 3

2016 Season

1 NM Thomas gave him all sorts of trouble early then he tightened up. 3
2 Port Did the job on the mercurial Wingard. 7
3 Rich Steady effort in the back half. Got a bit of the ball too which aided Crows’ rebound. 5
4 Syd Started slowly against McGlynn but rebounded after quarter time. 6
5 Haw Back pocket scored a rare late goal that appeared to make Crows safe. 5
6 Frem Eight rebound-50s, four tackles and two scoring assists. 7
7 WB Battled away down back and played his role quite well. Hit targets with the ball in hand. 6
8 Geel Struggled to curb the brilliance of Motlop. 4
9 GCS Looked to hurt his ankle late after a fairly good game. 5
10 GWS Played well between the 50-metre arcs. 6
11 StK No direct match-up left him as the plus-one in defence. 6
12 WCE Alternated with Cheney on LeCras and shut him down. 6
14 NM Underwhelming but still contributing to team defence. 5
15 Melb Defensively superb at times. Doesn’t get plaudits, just does his job. 6
16 Groin.
17 Groin.
18 Geel Hardly sighted as part of the defensive rotation. Seven effective disposals. 3
19 Ess Did the job convincingly on Tipungwuti. 6
20 Bris Kept Green goalless and pushed forward for a goal in the last term. 7
21 Frem Had problems countering Walters’ class. 4
22 Port Needs to tighten up on the opposition’s small forward and play the percentages. 6
23 WCE Too many turnovers in a nervous display. 3
EF NM Kept Thomas to two goals and largely made him a non-factor. Steady. 6
SF Syd Didn’t have a direct match-up and struggled to impact any phase. 3

2015 Season

1 NM Left the game in the third term with a corked thigh. 4
2 Coll Blanketed the dangerous Elliott with a gritty and disciplined display. 7
3 Melb Pushed forward for a crucial goal in third term against the breeze. 5
4 WB Picked up midfielders resting in attack. 4
5 Port Had his hands full with the creativity of Wingard. 4
6 GCS Kept Hall fairly quiet down back and got a bit of ball on rebound. 6
7 StK Playing his role in the back six. 5
8 GWS Had trouble with Greene when the Giant rested forward. 4
9 Frem Played his role in the back six. 5
10 Carl Took Menzel and did a solid job keeping him from getting dangerous. 6
12 Haw Quiet game from the back pocket dynamo. 5
13 Bris Started on Robinson who made an impact early. OK. 5
15 WCE Good on Cripps until the floodgates opened. 5
16 Port Had the impossible task to try and contain Wingard, and was good. 6
17 GCS Continues his find form as part of the defensive back six. 6
18 Syd Purely negative role on Heeney and kept him out of it. 5
19 Rich Had the unenviable task on Martin when he rested forward. 5
20 Ess Defensively stout and pushed up the ground to get involved when he could. 6
21 Bris Went off with what looked like a serious foot injury but returned to play well. 6
22 WCE Played his part stifling the Eagles’ forward entries. 5
23 Geel Quiet. Copped a heavy hit to the head in a marking contest. 3
EF WB On the dangerous Dickson and while handy lowered colours. 3
SF Haw Had a number of match-ups. Not a big impact. 4

2014 Season

1 Geel Went to Bartel at times and OK in nullifying him. Played a steady game. 6
2 Port Struggled with the Port Adelaide half forwards all afternoon. 4
3 Syd Won his fair share of footy across half back. 5
4 StK Well and truly had Templeton’s measure. 6
5 GWS Solid game in the back half. 5
6 WB Got the better of Giansiracusa but neither played a major part. 6
7 Melb Struggling with consistency. 4
9 Coll Nullified small forward Jamie Elliott. 7
10 Carl On a variety of opponents and kept battling without setting game alight. 5
11 GCS Kept Matera down to one goal and was solid with ball in hand. 6
12 Frem Lined up on Ballantyne who had no impact at all. 5
13 NM Had the tough job on Thomas and conceded four goals. 4
14 Ess Tried hard but Winderlich clearly got the better of him. 3
15 Port Started slowly on R.Gray but redeemed himself after quarter time. 6
16 GWS On Smith and did a fair job. 5
17 Haw Kept Breust in check but contributed other costly turnovers. 5
18 Coll Took Elliott (one goal) for the most part and did a fine job quelling him. 7
19 WCE Kept LeCras to one goal. 6
20 Bris Didn’t get a lot of the ball (four touches) despite the side’s dominance. 3
21 Rich Defensively sound but needs to make better decisions with the footy. 4
22 NM Low key defensive game kept Thomas quiet. 5
23 StK Matched up on Schneider and split the contest. 5
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2013 Season

1 Ess Did all right in a few contests but injured foot in third term and subbed out. 3
2 Bris Worked into the match well and contributed well in second half. 6
3 Port Needs to produce a more consistent effort to consolidate his spot. 4
4 WB Had the job running with the speedy Dahlhaus and shut him down. 6
5 Carl Struggled on Carlton’s small forwards. Didn’t return after half-time. Concussed. 2
6 Haw Improving with each performance and finished the game without injury. 5
7 GWS Chimed in for his share of the action. 5
8 StK Low key game. 4
9 NM Had to be moved off Thomas early in game. Quiet. 2
10 Frem Had the job on Ballantyne and restricted the goal sneak to one goal. 6
11 Calf.
12 Rich Ran with King at times and to his credit did a solid job. Not much other way. 5
14 GCS Contained his namesake in defence and won plenty of the ball. 7
15 WCE Starting to attack more from the defensive 50. 6
16 Coll Started on dangerous Krakouer and did well apart from second term. 5
17 Geel Had task on Motlop and importantly got on top as game wore on. 6
18 Frem Had his hands full with Walters but provided good rebound from defence. 5
19 Port Played well in defence running off half back. 6
20 NM Had role on Thomas in second half and was OK. 4
21 WB Took Giansiracusa (two goals) but he actually played him well. 6
22 Melb Solid performance from the running defender and winning plenty of footy. 7
23 WCE Spent majority of the day on Embley and was effective. 5

2012 Season

1 SANFL Good return to footy after a facial injury pre-season. -
2 SANFL 19 possessions and three valuable goals for Norwood. -
3 SANFL Had 12 touches and five inside 50s for Norwood. -
5 SANFL Solid game with 17 touches for the Redlegs. -
6 SANFL Had 18 possessions for Norwood. -
7 SANFL 19 possessions in Norwood’s Friday night win. -
8 SANFL Collected 16 possessions for Norwood. -
10 SANFL Best for Norwood. Close to earning an AFL debut. -
11 SANFL OK in defence for the ‘Legs. 13 touches. -
13 SANFL Had 16 touches and four rebounds in Norwood’s win. -
14 SANFL Had 13 disposals and did well late on McIntyre. -
15 SANFL Solid with 20 touches for Norwood. -
16 GWS The 19-year-old picked up 11 disposals and five marks in a tidy AFL debut. 4
18 SANFL Quiet game for Norwood with nine disposals. -
19 SANFL 12 touches in Norwood’s massive win over Sturt. -
20 SANFL Had 12 possessions and a goal for Norwood. -
21 Bris Had four touches until half time and just seven for the game. Poor. 4
22 Melb Just one possession and a tackle, but spent three quarters as the sub. 1
23 SANFL 22 possessions and six rebounds for Norwood. -
PF SANFL Mopped up well down back to finish with 19 touches. -