Age: 32yr 2mth Games: 225 Born: Jun 02, 2021
Height: 182cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Relinquished captaincy, which has been a weight off his shoulders. Professional type who has prepared well.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 WCE Laid eight tackles and tried hard, but kicking inadequacies and lack of speed showed up too. 6
2 Geel Six effective disposals and looked a little sluggish at times. Didn’t impact the contest enough despite effort. 3
3 GWS A couple of nice touches but only four kicks – not enough from the ex-skipper. 4
4 WB Better than previous weeks but still looks a tad slow when he gets the ball. Effort and commitment not questionable. 5
5 Frem Laid six tackles but only 15 touches. 5
6 VFL A clearance machine with 10 stoppage takeaways to go with his 25 possessions. Great response to axing.
7   Ill.  
8 VFL Pressed claims for a recall with a strong effort in VFL. 31 possessions and eight tackles.
9 Melb Looked slow at times but willed himself to enough contests to playa role; five clearances and 12 contested possessions. 5
10   Senior emergency.  
11 VFL Werribee's best with 36 possessions, six clearances, nine tackles and a few goal assists.
12   Bye.  
13 VFL Good contributor with 28 touches and seven clearances. Was tagged after half time.
14 WB Veteran ball winner worked hard for 18 disposals. Laid team-high 11 tackles and grabbed seven clearances. 5
15 GCS Good around the stoppages and kept a close eye on Ablett after quarter time. 6
16 Frem Just fair in middle, then sent to Walters and kept him quieter than others. Booted a nice goal. 6
17 Port Back to his stoppage best with six clearances and 11 tackles. 7
18 Ess 20 disposals, 4 clearances and two centre clearances. Copped a heavy tackle from Watson following a hospital handball. 5
19 Melb Industrious early on and was an expert at throwing himself forward to earn free kicks. Smart effort. 7
20 Coll Applied good pressure in the middle and found some space on the outside. Former skipper was ok. 5
21 Haw Got plenty of it in the middle, finished with 12 tackles and seven clearances, Solid 6
22 StK Workmanlike on the ball and never stopped trying. 5
23 Bris Toiled away in midfield and did his bit towards the win. 5

2016 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Adel Quiet first half (eight disposals) then lifted intensity to play a small part in the victory. 5
2 Bris Another wholehearted effort from the skipper. 6
3 Melb Quiet day with just 13 touches, but laid 11 tackles to help slow Dees down. 5
4 Frem Again not big midfield possessions, but tackled his heart out. 5
5 GCS Dominated around the clearances. 7
6 WB Just did the job required and his contribution shouldn’t be under-estimated. 6
7 StK Toiled honestly in midfield. 6
8 Ess Burrowed in for 11 contested possessions, six inside-50s and three clearances. 7
9 Carl Did most of his work by hand but not a big factor in midfield. 4
10 Syd Tried super hard to lift team but not huge offensively – 12 tackles, eight clearances. 6
11 Rich May not be as flashy or eye-catching as others but he a terrific force around field. 8
12 Geel Concussed in opening term and night was over in a cruel blow for Roos. 1
13   Concussion.  
14 Adel Seven tackles, seven clearances and six inside-50s from the captain. 7
16 WCE Had a crack and was at his best on congestion as usual. 7
17 Port Directly opposed to Boak and had his work cut out. 5
18 Coll Ran well and fed ball out. Heavy knock at one stage but kept going. 5
19 StK Steady and hard working midfield effort by the skipper. 6
20 WB Constant force in midfield and was one of better Kangaroos. 6
21 Haw Six clearances, seven tackles and 15 contested possessions. Tried hard all day. 7
22 Syd Magnificent work-rate over the four quarters. Laid a game-high 14 tackles. 8
23 GWS Non-factor in midfield battle. Crunched by Mumford in final quarter but got up. 4
EF Adel Four clearances but just one inside-50. Seven tackles. Influence down. 5

2015 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Adel Six clearances and 13 contested possessions for the captain. 6
2 Bris Understated, consistent midfielder who kept ticking over the disposal count. 7
3 Port Brave worker in midfield without Ziebell, Dal Santo and Wells. 7
4 Geel Four clearances and five tackles. Strong around ball and kept pressure on. 6
5 Haw Whacked by Hodge, then concussed by a high tackle and subbed out. 4
6 Rich First kick came late in third term. One inside-50 and four clearances. 5
7 Ess Tackled hard all night and provided a presence around the footy. 7
8   Thumb.  
9   Thumb.  
10 WCE Windy/scrubby game suited his style and made six clearances. 7
11 Syd Inability to hit targets and a lack of pace were glaring. Struggled for impact. 3
12 GWS Nine tackles and seven clearances helped lead the way. 7
14 GCS Battled hard in and under the contest. 4
15 Geel Team-high eight clearances and 13 contested possessions had him among best. 7
16 Ess Burrowed in around the stoppages and won 13 contested possessions. 7
17 Bris Another who did his most notable work in the first two terms. 6
18 Carl Had long periods in head to head duel with Cripps which proved an even battle. 6
19 Melb Chimed in with some grunt work in the middle despite Vince tag. Handy. 5
20 StK Excellent clearance winner who tapered off at the end. 7
21 Frem Constantly won ball in engine room with high tackle rate and possession count. 7
22 WB Lots of the ball early and kept racking up touches. 6
23   Knee.  
EF Rich Workrate and tackling pressure set the example for teammates to follow. 7
SF Syd Did the job in the middle. 6
PF WCE Set tone around ball in first term and never gave in. 8

2014 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1   Achilles.  
2   Achilles.  
3   Achilles.  
4   Ankle.  
5   Achilles.  
6 VFL Got through first game back unscathed. Had 23 touches.
7 VFL Took a step towards an AFL return with 22 disp, two goals.
8 VFL Bye.
9 Bris Welcome return made easier by lack of opposition. Off at final change. 5
10 Geel Looked rusty and struggled big time for most of night. Will get better. 3
11 WCE Another big step in his return with four goals. 8
12 Rich Best game of the year. Laid seven tackles and gathered nine clearances. 7
13 Adel In his fifth game back since his Achilles injury, won nine clearances. 7
14 Melb Started slowly but worked into game and second half solid. Injured knee late. 6
15 Bris Set up several goals and had almost a third of his touches in first term. 6
16 Haw Low-key effort in middle early but prominent in third term and finished on. 6
17 StK Strong and industrious midfield game. 6
18 Carl Worked hard all night and got better returns than others around him. 6
19 Geel Copped big hit in opening minute and never really recovered. 4
20 GWS A touch subdued in big win. 22 touches – mostly by hand. 6
21 WB Big possession winner and clamped on plenty of tackles. 7
22 Adel Tireless worker all day in midfield. 6
23 Melb Roos’ best in midfield and was important around the stoppages. 7
EF Ess Won a bit of ball but not hugely damaging. Handy late when game on line. 6
SF Geel Skipper worked hard. Head to head with Selwood early. 6
PF Syd Horror night. Only five touches in the first half then lifted but game was done 4

2013 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Coll Had 19 touches in first half and kept up momentum til the very end. 8
2 Geel Didn’t stop trying in another quality skipper performance. Did it all. 8
3 Syd Terrific first half but had to battle ankle injury later. Still kept ticking. 7
4 Bris Tremendous smother prevented goal in second quarter. 5
5 Haw Kept pumping away all day as possession tally built. 7
6 Port Good leader and was a constant driving force. 8
7 WB Tightly marked by Lower early but lifted in second term; quiet third. 6
8 WCE Surprisingly came up after previous week’s ankle injury. Strong game. 7
9 Adel Battled hard for 12 cont poss, seven clearances and nine tackles. 8
10 StK Solid without being dominant in first half, but better later on. 7
11 GCS Made 12 tackles but had only 10 disposals. Needed more from the skipper. 4
13 Frem Made up for last game’s ordinary day. Hard at it and prolific. 7
14 GWS Only four effective disposals in opening two quarters but huge second half. 6
15 Rich Shrug off the tag of Jackson to be an influential contributor. 8
16 Bris Everywhere early (12 touches first term) but could not keep going. 7
17 Carl Despite close attention of Carazzo he still won ball, but second half dipped. 5
18 Melb Went down with a serious injury early in the third and subsequently subbed. 5
19   Achilles.  
20   Achilles.  
21   Achilles.  
22   Achilles.  
23   Achilles.  

2012 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Ess Won contested possessions in tight and consistent over all four quarters. 7
2 GWS GWS was obsessed with targeting him physically, but he prevailed anyway. 7
3 Geel Huge. Had eight clearances and seven inside 50s to go with 30 disposals. 8
4 Syd Won plenty of the ball, but showed only flashes of his usual brilliance. 6
5 GCS Battered but led superbly with 31 possessions, including 10 clearances. 8
6 WCE Tough around the clinches with clearances and tackling. 7
7 WB Seemed to lack spark and only had one clearance. Down day for skipper. 5
8 Port Super performance in midfield with 10 clearances, 10 inside-50s and a goal. 8
9 Bris Kept pumping away in midfield, but second half was less prominent. 6
10 Haw Lowered his colours to Sewell again who has a good record on him. 4
12 GCS Slow out of the blocks but finished off strongly. 7
13 Adel Restricted the flow of Thompson first half then missing in third term. 6
14 StK Incisive midfielder who was one of the key factors in the win. 8
15 WCE Great running power and pressure from the captain in midfield. 8
16 Carl Big effort first three quarters. Friendly fire from Harper’s boot. 7
17 Rich Probably the Roos’ best with 10 clearances and 17 contested possessions. 8
18 Melb His 17 tackles was two away from the all-time record. Great captain’s game. 8
19 WB Racked up the numbers through the midfield but wasteful on occasions. 7
20 Ess Said to have gone in with knee problem. Quiet early, worked into game. 6
21 Coll Heart and soul of Shinboners. Worked diligently to collect 24 disposals. 7
22 Frem Won possessions around ground but need to be defensive at times. 6
23 GWS Another Roo who didn’t reach any great heights against the Giants. 4
EF WCE Tried hard but swamped early. One of few Roos to make even contribution. 7