Lachie WHITFIELD

#6   GWS Giants

Age: 24yr 5mth Games: 91 Born: Jul 18, 1994
Height: 187cm Weight: 81kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Suspended for first eight games of the year for evading a potential drugs test last season. How did he only get eight weeks?

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Suspended.
2 Suspended.
3 Suspended.
4 Suspended.
5 Suspended.
6 Suspended.
7 Suspended.
8 Coll In return game after long suspension mostly found himself on Phillips on a wing, where he enjoyed a class edge. 6
9 Rich Along with Kelly, the best of the Giants midfielders. Beaten by the siren at half time as kick sailed through. 7
10 WCE His work set up shots for goal and he also had 22 disposals. 6
11 Ess Didn’t waste too many of his 30-odd touches. Generally made the right decision. 7
12 Carl Hasn’t taken long to find his best form. Ended the day with 29 touches, four clearances and five tackles. Did his bit. 7
13 Bye.
14 Bris Rarely had trouble finding the ball and his slick usage resulted in three scoring assists. 8
15 Geel Ran hard, found the ball and was always a source of frustration for the Cats. One goal and seven inside-50s. 8
16 Haw Kicks more than he handballs and why not when you’re that efficient by foot. Didn’t dominate but still class. 6
17 Syd Nine first quarter touches and did not stop running. 23 disposals and seven tackles. 6
18 Rich Started well with an early goal and kept battling. Not his best game and wet conditions probably didn’t suit him. 6
19 Frem Not sure why teams afford him so much space. He is so damaging when he gets it. In everything with nine score involvements. 7
20 Melb Classy with ball in hand and was a smarty player in the wind with his positioning. 7
21 WB Former No. 1 draft pick flitted in and out of the game. Handy at times without setting world on fire. 6
22 WCE Kept running on the wings and was involved in everything in the final quarter. 676 metres gained. 7
23 Geel Quiet first half (six disposals) and theme continued throughout. Only nine kicks which is what he needs to impact. 4
QF Adel Barely sighted when whips were cracking in opening hour. Slightly better after main break, but has to be better. 4
SF WCE Head to head with Gaff for much of the night. Copped a heavy knock just before half time. Won the duel comfortably. 8
PF Rich Couple of hard attacks on the footy and grabbed 19 disposals and eight inside-50s. 7

2016 Season

1 Melb Used ball when he got it without being a superstar. Four inside-50s, three tackles. 6
2 Geel Gave life to the overall effort with his run and carry off a wing. Used the ball each time he got it. 7
3 Syd Exceptional in the first half and toiled hard after half time. Five tackles and six inside-50s. 6
4 Port Consistent effort playing mostly on the wing. Nine marks and six inside-50s. 6
5 StK Quiet start but worked into the game more as it wore on. 4
6 Haw Classy on the outside and kicked an important goal to halt Hawks’ momentum. Arriving as a star. 7
7 Frem Used the ball well by hand to put teammates into space. 5
8 GCS Run and carry a highlight through the midfield. Helped out backline with four rebound-50s. 5
9 WB Exceptional work-rate and gave forwards a heap of supply with seven inside-50s. 6
10 Adel Makes the incredible look easy, just needs to find more consistency. 5
11 Geel Gut running a feature of his game then netted three goals, six inside-50s and three clearances. 8
12 Syd Even effort on the wing and ran hard both ways. 5
13 Ess By his standards had a quiet one. Nine kicks, no goals and three inside-50s. 4
14 Carl Quiet night on the wing. First-quarter goal his only real highlight. 4
16 Coll Did a couple of nice things but under pressure his disposal was off beam. 4
17 Ill.
18 NEAFL Consistent effort in midfield with six clearances and five inside-50s. -
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 GCS Clean with the footy and put ball inside 50 seven times. 8
21 WCE Important at times with his clean ball use and won a fair amount of his own ball. 6
22 Frem Controlled his wing and won plenty of it. Ran hard to create an option. 7
23 NM Played on a wing and at halfback. Handy on outside. Rib knock in third term but OK. 6
QF Syd Shrugged off controversial week. Great tackling, hard at the ball coming off the wing. 7
PF WB Gave great drive and used ball well. Four inside-50s and five tackles. 7

2015 Season

1 StK Smooth mover was a key with his run and carry. Five inside-50s and a goal. 7
2 Melb Did his bit without starring. Looks set for a strong season. 5
3 Syd Won a mountain of ball but surprisingly wasted some of his touches. 7
4 GCS Played his part in opening three terms until subbed with an injury issue. 5
5 WCE His hospital passes wouldn’t have endeared him to his teammates. 4
6 Haw Consistent four-quarter effort – 26 touches and eight inside-50s. 6
7 Carl Used ball well to help create surges into attacking space. 6
8 Ill.
9 WB Strong first half and maintained output. 7
10 Bris Classy effort and continues to build with each passing week. 6
11 Coll Classy on outside in opening exchanges. One of Giants few winners. 6
12 NM In and out of game on wing and half forward. 5
14 Rich Quiet one for the emerging star. Lots of possessions from the back half. 5
15 StK On Montagna and not prominent. 3
16 GCS Fairly well contained. 4
17 Geel Usually classy disposal let him down at times. One inside-50 not enough. 4
18 Frem Didn’t have much of an impact on the game. 4
19 Ess Not as clean as he normally is, but worked into the game well. 6
20 Port Didn’t find enough of the footy across half back and wing. 4
21 Syd Plenty of the footy but wasn’t as creative or incisive as he can be. 6
22 Carl Classy with ball in hand in 50th game. Smooth performance. 6
23 Melb Added a goal but wasn’t an influential outing. 5

2014 Season

1 Syd Showed why he was a No.1 draft pick. Heaps of poise plus hard work. 7
2 StK Kicked a nice goal but not a big factor in the game. 3
3 Foot.
4 Foot.
5 Foot.
6 Foot.
7 NEAFL A bit fumbly early on return but got through OK. -
8 WCE Wasn’t able to exude much influence. 4
10 Rich Struggled to get into the flow of the game. 3
11 Haw Huge with his run and skill: 12 contested possessions and four clearances. 8
12 Ess Again looked accomplished and smooth in all actions. 6
13 Bris Big mark early and that started a good night. 7
14 Carl Such a good ball user, he added nine marks and three inside 50s. 6
15 Syd Took a game-high eight marks in his high half-forward role. 6
16 Adel Not a great day and his use by foot was well down. 3
17 Frem All class. Made every one of his disposals count and ended with three goals. 7
18 Shoulder.
19 Shoulder.
20 Shoulder.
21 Shoulder.
22 Shoulder.
23 Shoulder.
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SF -
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GF -

2013 Season

1 Syd No.1 draft pick didn’t set the world on fire but showed enough. 4
2 Port Looked every bit the No.1 draft pick and impressed all night. 7
3 StK Only two of his 12 touches were kicks but he showed a couple of glimpses. 3
4 Melb Clean, composed and classy with ball in hand. His best outing yet at this level. 7
5 GCS Again showed glimpses of exciting talent. 5
6 Soreness.
7 Adel Not the worst but was fighting against the tide. 5
8 Haw Most of disposals were handballs. Subbed off in third term. 3
9 WCE For such a young player his poise and decision-making is already first class. 5
10 Carl Good in patches and used the ball well. 6
11 Geel Sub. All class when he came on to grab seven disposals. 2
12 Port Good battle with Broadbent for much of the day. Ball use and smarts stood out. 6
14 NM Class player. When he got it a teammate was on the end of it. 7
15 WB Such a good user of the ball, he also took nine marks. 7
16 Syd Had 12 possessions in first term, but slowed down after that. Plenty to work with. 6
17 Ess A little subdued this week, but his disposal is outstanding for one so young. 4
18 Rested.
19 Melb Classy performer with two goals, 26 possessions. Showed why he was pick No.1. 8
20 Frem Only one kick in first half and five for the game. Struggled all afternoon. 2
21 Bris First lined-up on Mayes but still had a solid match. Gifted a goal by Cameron. 6
22 Back.
23 GCS Provided plenty of options running wide and was solid. 5
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