#24   Western Bulldogs

Age: 27yr 10mth Games: 58 Born: Aug 05, 1991
Height: 187cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Steady performer across pre-season and will continue to establish himself at half back where the Dogs have plenty of depth.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Coll The man who never missed a game in '16 opened with another solid performance in the back pocket. 5
2 Syd Underrated defender was superb when the game was at its hottest. Just keeps finding the footy and getting in the way. 7
3 Frem Did a good job on Walters until the final term when he kicked away. 5
4 VFL A rare outing in the VFL after being dropped and was steady enough with 24 touches. -
5 Bris Looked fumbly when he had the ball and was out-marked on occasions. Will he keep his spot in the side? 3
6 VFL Massive outing at half back and through midfield with 37 possessions. Pressed claims for senior recall. -
7 VFL Stengle booted three goals, but the Bulldog was a driving force from defence with 28 touches. -
8 VFL Had 27 touches and six rebounds, but made a few errors that Port Melbourne punished. -
9 VFL One of the Dogs best down back. 26 possessions and tried to keep them in the game. -
10 StK Handy contributor who played his part in defence. 6
11 Bye.
12 Syd Okay in first half, the disappeared from the contest. 5
13 Melb Form from last year’s Grand Final seems a long time ago. Might want to watch the tape to get some confidence back. 3
14 NM Much better than previous week with 19 possessions and some handy from the back half. 6
15 WCE Settling well into a permanent running role at half back. Has lashings of pace and reads it well. 7
16 Calf.
17 Carl Played his role down back with some rebound at times; 22 touches and one tackle. Handy without starring. 6
18 GCS Hasn’t hit any great heights this year, but this was a step in the right direction. Good ball winner and defended well. 7
19 Ess Ball winning defender was magnificent with 29 disposals, 11 marks and 555 metres gained. Great effort. 8
20 Bris Kept going when some of his teammates went missing during the second and third terms. 7
21 GWS Held up okay down back given ball was coming down sideways after the main break. 5
22 Port Mopped up loose balls well in back 50, but was caught out a few times late. 5
23 Haw When he’s good he’s handy. When he’s bad he off steak in the sun all afternoon style; 16 disposals. 4

2016 Season

1 Frem Racked up the touches running off half back. Not all hit the target but linked very well. 8
2 StK Defended well on Saints’ smalls and provided rebound from back half again. 7
3 Haw Provided two goals to go with his 18 disposals from half back. 6
4 Carl Great game. Got off the chain at half back to help cover for absence of Murphy. Provided great drive. 7
5 Bris Not as prolific as he has been at times this season off half back but was handy enough. 6
6 NM Sturdy battler down back but disposal not powerful. 6
7 Adel Lynch gave him the run around early then responded. Quieter offensively than previous weeks. 4
8 Melb Gets under guard. Defends well and finds space when he can. Developing player. 5
9 GWS Toiled hard in the backline and was clean with his ball use. 5
10 Coll Honest worker in defence who played a percentage game. 6
11 WCE Just keeps finding the footy from half back. Uses it well when he gets it and reads it perfectly. 7
12 Port Played more up the ground, and responsible for three scoring assists. 6
13 Geel Missed a few chances when pressing forward and unable to provide rebound off half back. 4
15 Syd Ran hard out of defence to make space and did well in first half. 5
16 Rich Provided usual steady output from defence. Didn’t star but played his role. 6
17 GCS Strong effort down back. Racked up 17 of his 24 possessions in the first half. 6
18 StK Overworked in covering defensive roles on various sized forwards. 6
19 Geel Defended well and ran off when he could to create play. Solid game. 7
20 NM Started on Harvey and did a fair job in defence. 5
21 Coll Handy all night in defence and ran well. 6
22 Ess Picked up J. Merrett. Solid running performance. 5
23 Frem Played on talls and tried to rebound when the footy hit the ground. 5
EF WCE Overcame a bad early mistake to play a steady role across half back. 6
SF Haw Did his bit coming off half back. Not a big night though. 5
PF GWS Honest job in back half but quiet towards the end. 5
GF Syd In everything early at half-back. Capped off a strong year with whole-hearted display. 6

2015 Season

1 Hamstring.
2 Hamstring.
3 VFL Overcame hamstring issue to collect 18 disposals. -
4 VFL Did what was required across half back. 19 touches. -
5 VFL Big third term helped get team back into the game. -
6 VFL Bye. -
7 VFL Provided great run and rebound from the back half. -
8 Melb Looked like he was playing VFL tempo footy at times. Will learn. 3
9 GWS Sub came on late for Bontempelli. 1
10 VFL Good contributor across all four quarters in defeat. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Defended well and provided strong rebound with 32 touches. -
13 VFL Drove Bulldogs’ forward late when game was on line. -
14 VFL Continued good run of form with 30 possessions, four inside 50s. -
15 VFL Good run of form continued with 25 possessions, five rebounds. -
16 VFL Good two-way game with 21 touches, three rebounds. -
17 Coll Composed under pressure down back and used ball well on rebound. 7
18 Ess Gave away one goal but for the remainder was steady in defence. 5
19 Port 11 handball receives in first half, dominated down back with lots of run. 8
20 Melb Impressive in back half with defensive efforts and ability to rebound. 7
21 WCE On a hiding to nothing after being asked to play as a ruckman. 4
22 NM Showed again what a good pick-up he is. 6
23 Bris Big last quarter when game hung in the balance. 7
EF Adel Started on Knight then moved to rampaging Betts in second quarter. 6

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 PM Did well on Lamb before being rested in the second half. -
2 NEAFL Tried hard down back and was rarely beaten. -
3 NEAFL Excellent game across half back with 28 touches. -
4 NEAFL Excellent first half and used it well. -
5 NEAFL Close to best on ground. A standout performer. -
6 NEAFL Down on last week’s performance. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Very good display with 30 touches. -
9 NEAFL Brilliant last week, but was a little down against the Demons. -
10 NEAFL Bye. -
11 NEAFL Didn’t have much influence on the rebound from defence. -
12 NEAFL Very good in defence, with 26 touches and five rebounds. -
13 NEAFL Very good in defence for the second week running. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Easily the Swans’ with 30 touches in loss. -
16 NEAFL Brilliant across half-back. -
17 NEAFL Continued his run of red-hot form. -
18 NEAFL Among Swans’ best again in loss to Thunder. -
19 VFL Very good with 26 touches in midfield. -
20 Senior emergency.
21 StK Seized the chance and did a good job on Hayes. 6
22 WB Started on Macrae on wing and wasn’t a big factor. Played back late. 3
23 Rich A little down on his recent form, he might have to make way this week. 4
QF NEAFL Returned to NEAFL side and excelled in prelim final win. -
SF NEAFL Excellent for the second week running. -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 NEAFL Played a defensive role and battled on well. -
2 NEAFL Linked well and used the ball well going forward. -
3 NEAFL Played half-back flank. Developing nicely. -
4 NEAFL OK down back and generally used the ball well. -
5 NEAFL Bye. -
6 NEAFL Did well down back in a defensive role. -
7 NEAFL Among the Swans best in win over Giants. Good outing. -
8 NEAFL Did some nice things but not overly influential. -
9 NEAFL Played his role well in the absence of a few teammates. -
10 NEAFL Named best in down back Swans reserves win. Improving type. -
11 NEAFL Developing well in his role down back. Good again. -
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 NEAFL Stuck to his task well and competed hard for four quarters. -
14 NEAFL Solid defensively in the back half for the Swans. -
15 NEAFL Backed up his good form of previous week with another nice display. -
16 NEAFL Did some good things in Swans loss. Developing fairly well. -
17 NEAFL Moved into the midfield and played a solid role in win. -
18 NEAFL Bye. -
19 Senior emergency.
20 NEAFL Played his role at half back and on a wing. -
21 NEAFL Created plenty of play running off half back in big win. -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 Haw Youngster did his bit and worked hard. 5
QF Senior emergency.
SF Carl Youngster held his own with 21 disposals and two clearances. 5
PF Frem Had Mayne and like his fellow defenders got swamped by weight of footy. 4

2012 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

4 NEAFL In and out of the game after starting at half forward. -
5 NEAFL Did OK but still building his match fitness. -
6 NEAFL Used the ball well under minimal pressure. Looked good. -
7 NEAFL One of the Swans best in win over Brisbane. -
8 NEAFL Linked up well off half back and through the middle. -
10 NEAFL Rebounded well at times and drove the ball forward. -
11 NEAFL Kicked a goal and used the ball well at times. -
13 NEAFL Used the ball well and was cool under pressure. -
14 NEAFL Drove the Swans forward at every opportunity. -