#40   GWS Giants

Age: 27yr 4mth Games: 83 Born: Jul 12, 2020
Height: 182cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Driven by the fact he was left out of the finals after playing 15 home and away matches. Might get the nod at half back.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Adel Nearly paid dearly for one of the worst kicks backwards fortunately for him Betts missed. 4
2 GCS Mopped up well at times in the back half and gradually got involved more and more in attacking transition. 5
3 NM Older-style defender, looks a little ragged but effective nonetheless. 6
4 Port Used in the front half and worked hard defensively, but wasn’t much of a factor as an attacking threat. 4
5 Syd Nothing out of the ordinary, but was steady and played his role. 5
6 WB Defended really well and used the ball to advantage of teammates in what was a key performance in the victory. 7
7 StK Copped knee injury after landing awkwardly and his night was done before quarter-time siren had sounded. Fear is ACL. 1
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10   Knee.  
11   Knee.  
12   Knee.  
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15   Knee.  
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  
QF   Knee.  
SF   Knee.  
PF   Knee.  

2016 Season

1 Melb Made one costly mistake but did try and make something happen off half back. 5
2 Geel Great battle with McCarthy and took honours. Finding his feet as a senior regular. 6
3 Syd Put his body on the line countless times in the backline. 5
4 Port Rebounded exceptionally well out of defence to set up a lot of the Giants’ play. 5
5 StK The quietest of the Giants in role across half back. Didn’t do anything wrong though. 4
6 Haw Had job on Puopolo and other than a few small lapses did a steady job. 6
7 Frem Good on the ground and took two contested marks which belied his size. 6
8 GCS Spent most of his time on Matera in an even battle. Used the ball well out of backline. 5
9 WB Valuable backman who performed admirably on a number of opponents. 6
10 Adel Fell heavily on his neck and shoulder after a marking contest late in the game. 3
11   Back.  
12   Shoulder.  
13   Shoulder.  
14 NEAFL Consistent all day in the back half, making good decisions by foot and rebounding seven times.
15 NEAFL Bye.
16 Coll Rarely sighted. 2
17 Bris Started on Hanley on a wing and eight touches in last quarter made his stats look more palatable. 5
18 Port Quiet game in defence. 4
19 Rich Late inclusion for Haynes fulfilled his role down back. 5
20 NEAFL Responded well to being dropped. Outstanding with ball use.
21 WCE Spent long periods opposed to Hill and did well until being knocked out in dangerous tackle. 6
22 NEAFL Strong contributor in backline. Finished with a team-high five rebounds.
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF NEAFL One of the Giants best in the back half. Rebounded the ball constantly.

2015 Season

2 NEAFL 22 touches and worked hard throughout the game.
3 NEAFL Kicked a goal and worked hard in a number of roles.
4 NEAFL Played his part in defence and midfield.
5 NEAFL Did well running off half back in loss to Thunder.
6 Haw First hit-out for the year and had little impact. 3
7 Carl Did his job in defence. No fuss type of player. 6
8 Adel Cameron was unable to shake him all day. 6
9 WB Like many others, he made little mark on the game. 2
10 NEAFL Good in patches after being dropped from seniors.
11 NEAFL Competed hard and won a fair share of footy.
12 NEAFL Battled hard but wasn’t a big factor.
13 NEAFL Bye.
14 Rich Used down back and did a reasonable job. Five rebound 50s. 6
15 NEAFL OK outing in big win. 17 possessions, four inside 50s.
16 NEAFL Linked well through midfield to play significant role.
17 NEAFL Played part down back without much fuss.
18 NEAFL Good contributor again. Rarely plays a bad one.
19 NEAFL Very good midfield display with 30 possessions in win.
20 NEAFL Bye.
21 NEAFL Strong outing in midfield. 27 touches and four rebounds.
22 Carl Didn’t seem to have a man for much of day in back half. Mopped up well. 7
23 Melb Good at stages but wasn’t a major factor in end result. 5

2014 Season

1 Syd Kicked vital late goal and had a good game. 6
2 StK Good game across four quarters. 6
3 Melb Started on Bail and did a few things. 3
4 WB Just the 10 touches and wasn’t as clean as he would have liked to be. 3
5 Adel Rebounded well out of the defensive 50. 5
6 GCS Had 14 touches and was solid. 5
7 Port The no-fuss defender used the ball at a game-high 92.3 per cent. 6
8 WCE One of the few Giants to be able to hold their heads high. 6
10 Rich Even battle with Edwards who wasn’t a major player for the Tigers. 5
11 Haw Did a fine job on Breust for much of the game. Worked hard throughout. 6
12 Ess Worked hard in defence. 5
13   Shoulder.  
14 Carl Returned from a shoulder injury and put in a solid shift off halfback. 5
15 Syd In his second game back from a shoulder injury he had little impact. 4
16 Adel Crunched back by Walker late in day. Had a fairly good game. 6
17 Frem Kept workrate up and tried to provide something. Certainly not the worst. 5
18 Geel Found plenty of ball from the back half and ran hard to create for teammates. 6
19 Rich Swept across half back well at stages to play a nice role. 6
20 NM Did a good job on Thomas to keep him off the scoreboard. 7
21 Melb Steady down back on variety of opponents. Didn’t make mistakes. 6
22 Coll Did some good things in defence but wasn’t a big factor. 4
23   Shoulder.  

2013 Season

1 Syd Efficiency down which thwarted his attempts to impact the contest. 5
2 Port Matched on Monfries from the start and kept at his task. 5
3 StK Had a busy time minding Saad, but again showed capacity to be a 10-year player. 5
4 Melb Solid game as a small defender and provided some rebound. 5
5 GCS On Matera who had minimal impact so he must have been effective. 5
6 NEAFL Bye.
7 Adel Not significant. 3
8 Haw Racked up good stats and is coming along nicely. 5
9 WCE A good ball user but had a tough time against the rampant West Coast forwards. 5
10 Carl Won his fair share of the ball and wasn’t disgraced. 6
11 Geel Flitted in and out of the game but by last quarter was out on his feet. 3
12 Port Had Hitchcock early and did well before being moved. Just the one tackle though. 5
14 NM Had task on Thomas (four goals) but he stuck to a difficult task as best he could. 4
15 WB Had a day he would prefer to forget. 3
16 NEAFL Ran through midfield and spent time forward. Had an impact.
17 NEAFL Bye.
18 Coll Sub. On early for Mohr and impressed with his workrate and willingness to tackle. 5
19 Melb Good battle with Kent. Even contest with both players having their moments. 6
20 Frem On Walters and Ballantyne and actually did a solid job. 6
21 Bris Low disposals did not match his enthusiasm and running. 4
22 Rich Did a reasonable job opposed to King and used the ball cleanly. 6
23 GCS Good output and kicked a goal as reward for his efforts. 6

2012 Season

1 Syd Another to read play well coming off half back. Excellent game. 7
2 NM On Thomas at times and was stout in defence. 5
3 WCE Did a good job minding Hams and picked up 20 touches himself. 6
4 Adel Couldn’t curb the influence of Porplyzia or Wright. 4
6 Carl Did a fine job on Betts and showcased his great closing speed. Good. 6
7 GCS Likes it hard and tough and rebounded quite well of half back. 5
9 Ess Excellent start to the year but down before being subbed. 4
13 NEAFL Back from injury and got through unscathed.
14 Syd Brought on as a late sub, Kennedy didn’t have an impact. 2
15 Haw Battled hard under constant pressure. 3
16 Adel Another Giant who made a strong start before being worn down. 4
18 NEAFL Starred in a defensive role and some great run.
19 Port Has been a little down on his earlier form, but used the ball well. 3
20 GCS Did some nice things. 5
21 Melb Had an entertaining duel with Bail and just about broke even. 4
22 StK Hardly seen. 2
23 NM Will have learned plenty from his solid duel with Lindsay Thomas. 4