#21   Gold Coast

Age: 24yr 2mth Games: 19 Born: Apr 27, 1995
Height: 197cm Weight: 98kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Key defender has worked alongside May/Thompson in pre-season series. Will coach persist with three talls down back?

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 GWS Had a few big tasks in defence and was found wanting. Had a dip, but out of his depth. 3
3 NEAFL Played his part but wasn’t a star in big win. 10 possessions. -
4 Carl Showed a bit down back. Had a few crucial contests where he stood up and the Suns were able to clear. 5
5 Adel Can hold his head high after keeping Walker to just two goals. 6
6 NM With key defenders out he was handed a big job on Brown and constantly trailed the big Roo to the ball. 2
7 Geel Took Black and job okay. Still makes some mistakes but all good experience for the 11-gamer. 4
8 Port Big task on the in-form Dixon and was outsized and manoeuvred a few times. Kept at it though. 4
9 Bye.
10 Melb Turned into Alex Rance down back, intercepting Demon attacks at will. His best game at league level. 7
11 WCE Another Sun to stand tall and was composed in defence. Spoiled and marked when needed. 7
12 Haw Played role on Gunston among others. Still looks a little shaky at times with ball in hand but kept battling. 3
13 Carl Kept busy with Casboult strong through the air. Was defensively sound and composed. 6
14 StK Hard-working tall defender who started on Bruce and gave a solid display. 6
15 NM Kept Daw to one late goal, though got caught out a couple of times defensively elsewhere. 5
16 NEAFL Under fire down back in a heavy loss. -
17 NEAFL Was very clean with his 15 disposals. -
18 Leg.
19 Ankle.
20 Leg.
21 NEAFL A marking machine that kept the Lions at bay for most of the day. -
22 Ess Good battle with Hooker, who probably took the points with two goals. 4
23 NEAFL Okay in defence. Did enough to ward off NT's surges. -

2016 Season

1 Played in NEAFL trial against Brisbane.
2 NEAFL Battled hard in defence opposed to NT star forward Darren Ewing. -
3 NEAFL Stuck to task down back but wasn’t at his best overall. -
4 NEAFL Solid as a rock down back to keep the Lions to just three goals. -
5 NEAFL Didn’t get a lot of the ball but when he did he rebounded effectively. -
6 NEAFL Bye. -
7 NEAFL Won a truckload of ball in defence. 36 possessions, 14 marks, nine rebounds. -
8 GWS Kept Patton honest and worked the ball well out of defence with seven rebound-50s. 5
9 Ankle.
10 Ankle.
11 NEAFL Played a bit in attack but the ball rarely made its way forward. -
12 Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 NEAFL Played role in backline and used it well by foot. -
15 NEAFL Controlled the air down back with 10 marks to go with 27 possessions. -
16 NEAFL Rebounded well from back half, although had hands full at times. -
17 NEAFL Tough day in back half. Did provide Suns with some drive. -
18 NEAFL Bye. -
19 Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.
20 NEAFL Found the going tough. Just five touches. -
21 Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.
22 Didn’t play for Gold Coats reserves.
23 Hamstring.

2015 Season

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2 Neck.
3 NEAFL 19 possessions and 11 marks in defence. -
4 Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.
5 NEAFL Held down centre half back and was impressive. -
6 NEAFL Just five possessions, but defended stoutly at times. -
7 WCE Playing key position in your third game in a thrashing is pretty tough. 3
8 Coll Held his own versus Cloke. One of few positives. 5
9 NEAFL Under siege down back as the Thunder steamrolled the Suns. -
10 NEAFL Competed strongly in defence. 20 disposals, four rebounds. -
11 Frem Held his own in defence against the bigger bodies. 4
13 NEAFL Had hands full with Staker. Good learning lesson. -
14 NEAFL Strong in the air and found a bit of ball down back. Seven rebounds. -
15 NEAFL Competed hard in back half to help Suns hold out Sharks. -
16 NEAFL Smashed by Patton (seven goals) then moved. -
17 Achilles.
18 Achilles.
19 Achilles.
20 Achilles.
21 Achilles.
22 Achilles.
23 Achilles.

2014 Season

1 Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.
2 Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.
3 Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.
4 Knee.
5 NEAFL Played his first game and only played a half. Strong in the contest. -
6 NEAFL Competed well and looked free in his movement. -
7 NEAFL Slowly building after a low base pre-season. -
8 NEAFL Bye. -
9 NEAFL Another learning curve playing as a defender. -
10 NEAFL Competed OK but still has plenty to work on. -
11 NEAFL Encouraging game, although he fatigued late. -
12 NEAFL He did some nice things but he’s still so young and raw. -
13 NEAFL Continues to take strides forward. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL He was really good early before injuring a knee. -
16 NEAFL Good first half before fading out of the game in the second. -
17 Rested.
18 Knee.
19 Back.
20 NEAFL First game back from injury and was serviceable. -
21 NEAFL Played in a key defensive post and showed some signs. -
22 Ess Debutant stood Daniher. Pace of game caught him out. 3
23 WCE No kicks in opening half and subbed out in third after four handballs. 1
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