#12   Western Bulldogs

Age: 22yr 8mth Games: 30 Born: Oct 27, 1996
Height: 193cm Weight: 90kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Played as a makeshift centre half forward in back half of 2016 but will return to his more customary role in defence.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Coll Little influence with Cloke as the main target. 3
2 Syd Deployed in defence where he was steady but not spectacular. Becoming a workmanlike player. 4
3 Frem Needs to do more. Only 10 touches and four marks. 4
4 NM Defensively did a few things including one great tackle that caused a goal. Offensively was relatively quiet. 4
5 Bris Defended his man well and came up to spoil when it was his turn. All 13 of his disposals hit the target. 6
6 GWS Took Patton/Cameron for long periods and did his job reasonably well without starring. Dour style of player. 4
7 Rich In plenty of hot water matched on Riewoldt early and moved away. 2
8 WCE Had a crack in defence and rucked at times. 5
9 VFL Up and down outing. Used the ball well enough, but didn’t always back himself. -
10 VFL Did well in the back half and floating through middle to drive the ball forward. -
11 Bye.
12 VFL Used at both ends of the ground and helped swing the game the Dogs way when forwrad. -
13 Melb Certainly not the worst Doggie out there; 22 disposals and worked hard to defend while under siege. 5
14 NM Got the job on Mason Wood and others. Good, steady effort highlighted by good positioning defensively. Injured late. 5
15 WCE Big task on McGovern/Petrie and defended stoutly. Solid game at full back. 6
16 Adel Given the run around by Mitch McGovern and then switched to the inform Josh Jenkins and couldn’t stop him either. 4
17 Carl Had Curnow at times in a good battle. Did his job without getting fans too aroused. 5
18 GCS Held Lynch well when the Sun was forward – he spent time behind the ball too. Good effort. 6
19 Ess Young defender struggle early then won a few key one-on-ones in final term opposed to Daniher. 5
20 Bris Tailed Hipwood and was forced to work further up the ground with the Lion chasing kicks. 5
21 GWS Had to switch from Lobb to Patton and was able to keep him goalless which was a solid effort. 5
22 Port Big job on Dixon and struggled with his size and strength. 3
23 Haw Had all sorts of trouble with Roughead (five goals) and moved off him at times. Looked better on smaller opponents. 3

2016 Season

1 Played in VFL trial against Essendon.
2 Played in VFL trial against Werribee.
3 VFL Couldn’t get into the game and was never a factor in influencing the flow. -
4 VFL Worked hard and his moments without getting too carried away. -
5 VFL Handy effort without getting too carried away. Went missing for periods. -
6 VFL Among the best playing half back role for most of the day. Developing well. -
7 VFL Highlight of his game was seven tackles and pressure around the ball. -
8 Didn’t play for Footscray.
9 Ankle.
10 VFL Bye. -
11 Ankle.
12 VFL Nothing startling but contributed to the win. Five marks, one contested. -
13 VFL Quiet one in terms of possessions but did offer something to the cause. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Hardly sighted. Made the most of what he did but not enough to impact game. -
16 VFL Defensively stout but another who just didn’t influence game going the other way. -
17 VFL Pretty quiet day. Just struggling in recent weeks to find the footy to impact. -
18 Didn’t play for Footscray.
19 Geel One goal and used at both ends as coach mixed things up. Good experience. 4
20 NM No impact in attack until good goal in third term. 3
21 Coll Wonky kick brought early goal and also booted another. 4
22 Ess Terrible shot at goal hit man on mark early. Went to defence late. 4
23 Frem Struggled to get involved. Only nine touches and three marks. 3
EF WCE Assigned to limit McGovern’s influence as defensive forward. Low stats, big contribution. 7
SF Haw Started on Birchall. Did a few things but not big impact. 3
PF GWS On Tomlinson. Still has rough edges but his two goals were handy. 4
GF Syd Broke through for first goal and played defensive forward role well after shaky start. 5

2015 Season

1 Shoulder.
2 Shoulder.
3 Shoulder.
4 Shoulder.
5 Shoulder.
6 Shoulder.
7 VFL Took some nice marks down back to cut off Cat attacks. -
8 VFL Solid down back but didn’t have to do a lot. -
9 VFL Did some good things and competed hard. -
10 Thumb.
11 Thumb.
12 Thumb.
13 Thumb.
14 Thumb.
15 Quiet on return from injury.
16 VFL Defended fairly well and looks a nice type. -
17 VFL OK down back and showed a bit throughout. -
18 VFL OK down back and looks a nice player in the making. -
19 VFL Did well down back in most of his one-on-ones. -
20 VFL OK down back with 15 touches. -
21 VFL Did some good things in defence. -
22 NM First gamer started as sub and came on at three-quarter time. 1
23 Bris Not much influence (seven disposals) and spent time on Green. 4
EF VFL Battled hard but beaten in defence. -