Xavier RICHARDS

#42  

Age: 26yr 2mth Games: 12 Born: Apr 25, 1993
Height: 195cm Weight: 94kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   Had just one senior appearance again in 2015, but spent the rest of the year as a defender in the NEAFL. Expected to play more senior footy this year.

2016 NAB Cup:   Went all right in defence in Port Adelaide then minimal on-field time Greater Western Sydney.

2016 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 Played in NEAFL trial against UWS Giants.
2 NEAFL Did his job well enough in the back half. -
3 NEAFL Battled a bit down back against resting ruckmen. Not his best outing. -
4 NEAFL Did his bit down back but wasn’t under much pressure in second half. -
5 NEAFL Didn’t provide much offence, but worked hard to negate Sharks’ forwards. -
6 NEAFL One of the Swans best down back. Gave Lions forwards nothing. -
7 NEAFL Wasn’t a big factor down back but no glaring errors. -
8 NEAFL Controlled the back half without much fuss or fanfare. -
9 NEAFL Bye. -
10 NEAFL Went forward this week and kicked four goals. A new role perhaps? -
11 NEAFL Played in attack again and relished it with six goals. -
12 Didn’t play for Sydney reserves.
13 NEAFL Moved well in front half again and chimed in with two goals. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Made most of chances to be Swans’ leading goalkicking with 3.2. -
16 NEAFL Presented up very well to take 11 marks and ended with three goals. -
17 NEAFL Clinical display – 13 marks, eight inside-50s and 8.2. -
18 Carl Lively in forward half in first game of season. Finished with 2.1 and laid five tackles. 5
19 Frem Contributed with two goals. 5
20 Port Booted two goals to play a handy role in attack. Good foil for Franklin. 6
21 StK Opening goal a good start to a three-goal effort. Worked hard in attack. 6
22 NM Presented well in forward half, taking seven marks (two contested). 5
23 Rich Did his bit in forward half. Led well to take eight marks and kicked a great late goal. 5
QF GWS Nervous early shot starting in attack opposed to Tomlinson/Haynes. Not his best. 4
SF Adel Got in on early goal scoring with two majors. Good movement at times in front half. 6
PF Geel Some fumbles early in attack but ended up playing a useful part. 5
GF WB Couldn’t get into game at all. Four marks, no goals and one inside-50. 3

2015 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 -
2 NEAFL Kicked a goal and worked hard on the day. -
3 NEAFL Had a rough day down back kicking the ball. -
4 NEAFL Quiet game in defence. -
5 NEAFL Competed strongly down back. OK. -
6 Rested.
7 NEAFL Wasn’t overly extended down back but did his job. -
8 NEAFL Bye. -
9 NEAFL Held Hammelmann to one goal but supply was poor. -
10 NEAFL Competed hard down back opposed to Gold Coast talls. -
11 NEAFL Kept Eastlake forwards in check in the heart of defence. -
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 NEAFL Among the Swans’ better players and even kicked a goal. -
14 NEAFL Used everywhere – back, forward and ruck. Outmatched. -
15 NEAFL Steady down back with four rebounds and good spoiling. -
16 NEAFL Didn’t have much to do down back but was solid. -
17 WCE Late replacement for Franklin. Led a merry dance by Darling in first half. 3
18 Senior emergency.
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Did his job down back without much fuss. -
21 Senior emergency.
22 NEAFL Closed down Ed Sansbury in defence. Good outing. -
23 NEAFL Did well in most contests in back half. -
QF -
SF -

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 PM Matched up on Boyd and tried hard, but the Giant kicked four. -
2 NEAFL Competed well down back and did a decent job. -
3 NEAFL Good defensive game against a talented forward line. -
4 NEAFL Quiet. -
5 NEAFL Good dash from defence, picked up 21 disposals. -
6 NEAFL Solid if not spectacular. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Solid in defence. -
9 NEAFL Solid as usual at full back. -
10 NEAFL Bye. -
11 NEAFL Played on Ewing early and went OK. -
12 Rested.
13 Hip.
14 Hip.
15 Hip.
16 Hip.
17 Hip.
18 NEAFL Battled hard against Ewing in his return. -
19 NEAFL Solid enough, collecting 15 disposals. -
20 NEAFL Solid enough in defence. -
21 NEAFL Serviceable enough down back. -
22 NEAFL Solid down back on return from injury. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF NEAFL Did what he had to down back – always does an important job. -
SF NEAFL Solid afternoon down back. -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 NEAFL Stood up well under pressure down in defence. -
2 NEAFL Beaten by Hall in defence but never gave in. -
3 Injured.
4 NEAFL OK defensively but didn’t provide much going forward. -
5 NEAFL Bye. -
6 NEAFL Outstanding down back until going down injured. -
7 NEAFL Battled hard and took some strong marks. Nice effort. -
8 NEAFL Rarely beaten down back. Developing really nicely. -
9 NEAFL Marshalled he troops perfectly down back. Swans best. -
10 NEAFL Continues to impress. Played down back and gave good drive. -
11 NEAFL Found the going tough but stuck to his task admirably. -
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 NEAFL Started down back, then thrown into the ruck. Tried hard. -
14 Carl Late inclusion for Morton and started as sub on debut. A few touches up forward. 1
15 Quad.
16 NEAFL Up and down day in defence. Improved after half time. -
17 NEAFL Competed hard in defence and made some telling spoils. -
18 NEAFL Bye. -
19 NEAFL Competed hard in defence despite the amount of Lions attacks. -
20 NEAFL Helped launch countless attacks from the Swans back half. -
21 NEAFL Defended well and again provided some attack from defence. -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 NEAFL Did well in defence to curtail Belconnen’s attack. -
QF
SF VFL Strong performance down back in Swans triumph. -
PF
GF