Nic NEWMAN

#28   Sydney Swans

Age: 26yr 0mth Games: 20 Born: Jan 15, 1993
Height: 187cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Classy left footer at half back whose form in the NEAFL has been very good for two years. Will be given every chance to play.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 WB On debut showed glimpses of his class. Impact not huge but likely to stay in team to meet the Magpies. 4
3 Coll Fine effort given his inexperience. Snapped up 23 disposals, four tackles and kicked a gaol to be among better performers. 7
4 WCE Had some flashes off half back but didn’t use the ball as well as he can. 5
5 NEAFL Strong response to AFL axing with 31 touches and seven marks in big NEAFL win. A quick return on the cards. -
6 Carl Flashed in and out of the game for 19 disposals in a solid performance in a beaten side. Only one inside-50 is telling. 5
7 NEAFL Clearly the Swans best at half back. 30 possessions, nine rebounds and four inside-50s. -
8 NM Late inclusion who came in for Florent and had a good night in defence winning plenty of touches. 7
9 StK Desperate to keep hold of his place now he has grabbed a chance and strong disposal made him one of Swans’ best. 7
10 Haw Again okay across half back. Looks settled in that role. 6
11 Bye.
12 WB Rebounded harder than pong on steroids. Key was fact he gained 427 metres on a night when territory was critical. 6
13 Rich Great game. Defended when he had to but was also able to push to provide an offensive option with 26 possessions. 8
14 Ess Not a big night, but kicked two goals – including one vital major late. 6
15 Melb Usually a safe ball user but missed a lot of targets on the night. 5
16 GCS 21 disposals in a solid performance off the bench, missed a couple of shots though. 6
17 GWS Solid without being spectacular. 16 disposals. 5
18 StK Not a major factor down back. 4
19 Haw Top ball winner with 29 disposals. 7
20 Geel Rebounding defender kicked one great long goal. Laid seven tackles and had 19 disposals to provide nice support. 7
21 Frem Suffered a knee injury in the third term and didn’t return. Just six effective disposals. 4
22 Senior emergency.
23 Carl Very good on return. Used the ball well, on his left peg, and snapped a beautiful goal. Showed no signs of an injury. 7
EF Ess Didn’t star but like so many teammates did what the situation required; 15 disposals and two tackles. 5
SF Geel Wasn’t a huge factor with 12 effective disposals. No influence on the game. 4

2016 Season

1 Played in NEAFL trial against UWS Giants.
2 NEAFL Set up play well from the back half to get the Swans going. -
3 NEAFL Mopped up well in the former Malceski role in defence. Four rebounds, five inside-50s. -
4 NEAFL Ball use was good but didn’t have a big day across half back. -
5 NEAFL Mopped up everything that hit the deck in the back half. Big outing. -
6 NEAFL Solid enough in back half but didn’t have much to do. -
7 NEAFL Did well again in the back half setting numerous forward thrusts. -
8 NEAFL Starred across half-back mopping up anything that came his way. -
9 NEAFL Bye. -
10 NEAFL Used ball well coming out of defence as an extra man. 26 touches. -
11 NEAFL Continued strong form across half back and isn’t far away from a debut. -
12 NEAFL Superb work ethic in the back half with 32 disposals, eight tackles and six rebounds. -
13 NEAFL Did the business again across half-back to mop up anything that hit the deck. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Pushing for senior debut – rarely wanted a disposal and won it well in close. -
16 NEAFL Again really good in the back half mopping up anything that hit the deck. -
17 NEAFL Another consistent effort off half back. Seven inside-50s, four rebound-50s. -
18 NEAFL Pushing for senior debut. Damaging across half back with nine rebounds. -
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Brilliant performance playing off a wing. 12 marks, two goals. -
21 NEAFL Mopped up well early and continued to try to hold Thunder at bay. -
22 NEAFL Produced another strong outing in back half. Found space well and tackled hard. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF VFL Did all he could in back half to get Swans over the line. 35 touches, seven rebounds. -
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2015 Season

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 NEAFL Got some touches down back and eased into his work. -
6 NEAFL On at quarter time and picked up the pace well. Looked good. -
7 NEAFL Didn’t feature until second term but worked into game well. -
8 NEAFL Bye. -
9 NEAFL Set up play from defence as the quarterback. Good. -
10 NEAFL 31 possessions and set up lots of attacks from defence. -
11 NEAFL Worked into game to play good rebounding role. -
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 NEAFL Mopped up well but not as influential as he has been. -
14 NEAFL Tried hard at half back and in midfield but overwhelmed. -
15 NEAFL Did most of his work by foot down back – 20 kicks. -
16 NEAFL Dominated across half back with 36 touches and a goal. -
17 NEAFL Got a bit of ball down back but has been better. -
18 NEAFL Mopped up well as extra in defence. -
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Mopped up everything that came near him in defence. -
21 NEAFL Big ball winner in back half but had hands full in one-on-ones. -
22 NEAFL Mopped up well in defence but then injured shoulder. -
23 Elbow.
QF Elbow.
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