#2   North Melbourne

Age: 25yr 11mth Games: 82 Born: Jul 22, 1993
Height: 181cm Weight: 83kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Fiesty former Magpie has immediately stepped into small defensive role. Club hoping he can quell best small forwards.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WCE Went to Cripps then shifted onto LeCras when he torched McDonald. Kept the Frenchman goalless thereafter. 6
2 Geel Former Magpie kicked a goal late that team might have thought was the sealer. Battled hard down back. 5
3 GWS Big task on the mercurial Greene. Got his hands on the footy a lot (23 touches) and wisely handballed (18) more than he kicked. 5
4 WB Small defender plugged away as he rotated on a number of opponents. Not huge but not the worst. 5
5 Frem Fantastic job on Walters. Kept him quiet all night. 7
6 GCS Hard worker in defence and always did something positive with the ball when he won it. 5
7 Adel Big task on Betts and although the little Crow got three goals, he can be pleased with his efforts. 6
8 Syd Ran strongly and wasn’t the worst in Roos colours. 5
9 Melb Had job Garlett and kept him to six kicks and no goals in a fine defensive effort. Had 16 touches himself. 8
10 Carl Has fitted well in North’s defence. Provided good dash from half back and generally used it well but failed to lay a tackle. 6
11 Rich One of the better Roos. Defended well and when he could worked off his opponent to provide some rebound. 7
12 Bye.
13 StK Worked hard and was always running in defence and had a brief go up forward. 6
14 WB Didn’t win as much ball as he has been (12 touch) but defended well when he had to and kept working. 6
15 Back.
16 Back.
17 Back.
18 Back.
19 Back.
20 Back.
21 Back.
22 Back.
23 Back.

2016 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Syd OK out of the back pocket but not a lot of penetration from his possessions. 5
2 Rich Made a few mistakes but couldn’t question commitment to the contest. Five tackles, six rebound 50s. 5
3 StK Injured leg early and while tried to come back he was done by half time. 1
4 Foot.
5 Foot.
6 Foot.
7 Foot.
8 Foot.
9 VFL Sat out the first quarter then worked into the game on return from injury. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Made some bad errors coming out of defence but played well late when it mattered. -
12 Melb Plugged holes down back all day but lacked support. Not the worst. 6
14 Frem Solid game and created moves from half back. 6
15 Carl Only seven possessions but defence has a harder edge when he’s playing. 3
16 VFL Among Pies’ best. Fought hard in close to win 13 contested possessions. -
17 VFL Nuggetty defender won plenty of the pill and used it pretty well. Handy. -
18 NM A fair contributor in defence. Heated clash with Thomas didn’t help. Battling. 4
19 WCE OK defensively on LeCras, but disposal and decisions at times were sub-standard. 4
20 Rich Hardly sighted. Three kicks not enough from usually attacking player. 3
21 VFL Ball use was much better coming out of defence. 24 possessions. -
22 GCS Late inclusion for Goldsack having also played in VFL and was much better in back half. 6
23 Haw Rotated through small forwards and did what he could to rebound. Turned it over a lot. 4

2015 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Bris Best work in last quarter when Magpies were desperately trying to hang on. 5
2 Adel Intriguing battle with Betts who kept him honest. Worked hard. 6
3 StK OK on Saad without having a big say in the game. 4
4 Ess Among the better Pies with an even performance at half back. 7
5 Carl Lively in the backline. Turned a few over but just kept buttering up. 7
6 Geel A few good moments and fought it out as always. 5
7 Rich Worked hard to provide some run and rebound from the back 50. 7
8 GCS Constantly won the ball back for the Pies. Had Matera's measure. 8
9 NM Found Nahas a bit nippy and clever at stages but competed well. 5
10 Melb Didn’t set game alight but did some good things from the back half. 6
11 GWS Gave good dash from defence and read ball well in air. 7
13 Frem Among the best. Pies tried to use him as the rebounder and it worked OK. 8
14 Haw Very confident game – constantly prepared to back himself. 7
15 Personal leave.
16 WCE Busy in defence on Le Cras and in excellent touch. 7
17 WB Steady without starring in defence. 6
18 Melb Defender provided a few dashes through the middle of the ground. 6
19 Carl OK in defence without being a standout. 5
20 Syd Not a great start and things didn’t go his way but kept battling. Big goal late. 5
21 Rich Great game. Defended bravely, won the ball and did what he could all day. 7
22 Geel Great form continues. Rebounded with authority and work-rate first class. 7
23 Hamstring.

2014 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Personal leave.
2 Personal leave.
3 Personal leave.
4 Personal leave.
5 Personal leave.
6 VFL Returned from enforced layoff and was composed down back. -
7 Carl Did enough in his return game. Adds energy to the back six. 5
9 Adel Battled Cameron who got away from him at times after quarter time. 5
10 WCE Cripps kicked three goals but he often drove the ball out of defence. 6
11 StK Ran well off half back and one of many who got better as game progressed. 8
12 Melb Had Salem beaten then did likewise to Kennedy-Harris in final term. 6
13 WB His run from defence was vital. It gave the team life. 6
14 Haw Battled manfully against Rioli but couldn't stop him getting off the chain. 5
15 Ankle.
16 GCS Nothing flashy but performed role required of him. 5
17 Ess Showed great desperation under pressure down back 6
18 Adel Betts got off the chain in first quarter then he got on top. Kicking astray. 6
19 Port Defensively superb on Gray when he was forward. Handy offensively at times. 7
20 WCE Took Cripps for a lot of the day and did pretty well in that battle. Battled hard. 6
21 Bris Plugged away down back on variety of opponents including Green. Goer. 7
22 GWS Shifted into the middle and showed he has more strings to his bow. Good. 6
23 Haw Used as shadow player in the midfield but got swamped. Ineffective. 3
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Rested.
2 Injured.
3 VFL Rarely sighted, will need to lift to play senior footy. -
4 VFL One of his better games so far this year. 23 touches. -
5 VFL Rebounded well from half back. A chance to take Toovey’s spot. -
6 VFL Rebounded well at times at half back but needed to do more. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 Geel Just four kicks from defence. Defended OK but not much going other way. 3
9 Syd Had Bolton and Jetta at various stages. Far from the worst. 5
10 Bris OK as a part of the Pies back six but wasn’t a standout. 5
11 Melb Went with Davey and had him covered for most of the day. Strong effort. 6
12 WB On Smith. Moved well and was impressive coming out of defence. 6
14 Port Run and carry was a highlight for Magpie fans. Defensive forward role later. 5
15 Carl Kept Yarran kickless in the first half and was stout defensively. 7
16 Adel Some good work in defence in air and on ground. Drifted down for a nice goal. 7
17 GCS Impressed with his pace of the half back line and got plenty of the footy. 7
18 GWS Didn’t do a whole lot wrong defensively and was clean with ball in hand. 6
19 Ess Steady defensive effort. Improving with every minute he plays. 6
20 Syd The youngster continued his impressive recent form out of the backline. 6
21 Haw Had the job on Puopolo and whilst doing a few nice things, was shaded on the night. 4
22 WCE Repelled well when ball came into his area and always kept his feet. Improving steadily. 6
23 NM Good first half (10 disp) then faded right out after half time. 5
EF Port Played with zest and energy in defence. Pushed forward for a goal too. 6

2012 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 VFL Hurt a shoulder in the last term. -
2 VFL Good game. Won his own ball and dished it out. -
3 VFL Showed clean hands at the stoppages at times. -
5 VFL Impressed again. Used ball well and created play. -
7 VFL One of the Magpies best. Used the ball well all day. -
9 Adel Made his debut and didn’t look out of place – promising start. 4
10 GCS Had Ablett at times and showed he isn’t frightened to take game on. 6
11 Melb Didn’t really get asked too many pressing questions but stood up OK. 4
13 WCE A little outgunned in this company but fought on and won some touches. 4
14 Frem Had a few dust-ups with Ballantyne but his second efforts stood out. 5
15 Carl Injured collarbone early in second term but returned. Then off again. 2