Age: 35yr 9mth Games: 203 Born: Nov 12, 2020
Height: 183cm Weight: 84kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Shoulder problems for the second year in succession ruined the veteran’s 2014 season and a reconstruction ended it after 10 matches – following on from 12 in 2013. At 31 faces a huge challenge to rekindle the 2012 form that saw him earn an All-Australian nomination as a sweeping half-back.

2015 NAB Cup:   Suffered a fractured skull in freak training accident and sidelined indefinitely.

2015 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1   Fractured skull.  
2   Fractured skull.  
3   Fractured skull.  
4   Fractured skull.  
5   Fractured skull.  
6   Fractured skull.  
7   Retired.  
8   Retired.  
9   Retired.  
10   Retired.  
11   Retired.  
12   Retired.  
13   Retired.  
14   Retired.  
15   Retired.  
16   Retired.  
17   Retired.  
18   Retired.  
19   Retired.  
20   Retired.  
21   Retired.  
22   Retired.  
23   Retired.  
EF   Retired.  
SF   Retired.  

2014 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 PM Pressed claims for a senior recall with a good display.
2 Port First game back after a serious shoulder injury and looked good. 6
3 Syd Took former Norm Smith medallist Ryan O’Keefe out of the game. 6
4 StK OK without having a major say. 4
5 GWS Intercepted well in defence. 6
6 WB Dickson gave him problems, but steadied and played a solid role. 5
7 Melb Started shakily before returning to form in the second half. 6
9 SANFL Looked solid in rare SANFL stint.
10 SANFL Veteran had a blinder, damaging all over the park.
11 SANFL Bye.
12 SANFL Prolific with rebound from defence. 30 disposals, 17 marks.
13 NM Returned to the side due to form and rebounded well in his 200th AFL game. 6
14 Ess Had plenty of the ball but not hugely influential. 6
15 Port Needs to tidy up his disposal in the back half. 4
16   Soreness.  
17 SANFL Had 24 disposals and 10 marks as linking, rebounding half-back.
18 SANFL Had his moments but the Magpies had all the answers for him.
19 SANFL Solid all-round game. Displayed invaluable leadership in defence.
20 SANFL Seven rebound 50s in typical marshalling role in defence.
21 SANFL Chequered performance from the veteran. Drifted in and out.
22 SANFL Consistent, smart contributor in defence. 25 neat possessions.
23 StK Slotted straight back after six weeks in SANFL and prominent especially early. 6

2013 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Ess Floated across half back and was better in first half than he was the second. 6
2 Bris No great influence. 4
3 Port Kicked a long goal in the third term but had no real impact on the game. 5
4 WB Back to his best form and marshalled the troops in defence. 6
5 Carl Marked the ball well on the rebound and was a good contributor. 6
6 Haw Played well in the back half despite some lapses in concentration. 7
7 GWS Never troubled in defence and distributed nicely from half-back line. 7
8 StK On Saad at first Ticked over nicely throughout the game. 7
9 NM Made a couple of bad mistakes and not his greatest day as a defender. 4
10 Frem His form has dipped dramatically in the past couple of weeks. 4
11 Syd Not a good day. One to forget. 3
12   Rested.  
13   Back.  
14 GCS Injured his shoulder in return game in opening minute and took no part. 0
15   Shoulder.  
16   Shoulder.  
17   Shoulder.  
18   Shoulder.  
19   Shoulder.  
20   Shoulder.  
21 SANFL Shoulder.
22   Shoulder.  
23   Shoulder.  

2012 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 GCS Wasn’t a standout but accumulated 23 possessions. 5
2 WB His intercept marking from the oppositions forward entries is a highlight. 7
3 Haw Had the tagging role on Mitchell. 6
4 GWS Instrumental across half back with 27 disposals. 7
5 Port Took mark of the day on the outer wing in the second term. 6
6 Syd A very handy player who won plenty of the ball in tight situations. 7
7 Geel Continually thwarted the Cats and controlled game from half back. 9
8 Carl Robinson kept him quiet first half but tag released and he came into game. 6
9 Coll Continuing the good form he has displayed all season. 6
10 Frem Did a good job defensively in the midfield. 5
12 StK Good in first half on Goddard. Schneider gave him the runaround at times. 5
13 NM Gave too much latitude to Adams. 5
14 Rich Not as influential as early in the season. 5
15 Port Back to his best form as the plus one in defence. 6
16 GWS Used his 25 possessions at 92 per cent efficiency off half back. 7
17 WCE Played as the loose man in defence and mopped up on several occasions. 6
18 Geel Cats put work into him and Chapman was the man who did the job. 4
19 Ess Taken to the cleaners early by Winderlich but redeemed himself. 6
20 Frem Not afforded the luxury as the spare man in defence any more. 5
21 Bris Worked hard on the defensive side. One of the better Crows. 7
22 Melb Flashed in and out of the game but did kick the goal of the night. 6
23 GCS Not as effective as earlier in the season as the sweeper in defence. 6
QF Syd Worked tirelessly down back. 6
SF Frem Started bench to avoid tag then De Boer played negating forward role on him. 7
PF Haw Ellis deployed defensively on him and that dampened his impact somewhat. 6