Age: 30yr 11mth Games: 142 Born: Apr 28, 2021
Height: 191cm Weight: 92kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Relegated to the VFL last year and faced an uphill battle to regains senior place. Injured knee in VFL trial and will miss the season.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
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.  

2016 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 GWS Caught on Lobb a few times and struggled with his height, but defended fairly well otherwise. 6
2 Ess A putrid afternoon down back. Non-competitive in one-on-ones and made some bad errors. 1
3 VFL OK down back after being dropped. Didn’t make many mistakes and competed harder.
4 VFL Steady again in defence with 24 possessions and six marks.
5 VFL Didn’t help his chances of a senior recall. Missed too many targets for veteran player.
6 VFL Did well down back in good win over Essendon. Composed and calm.
7 GCS Did not stand out but played his role in defence after early mistake. 4
8 WB Made a couple of blues but also did well at times when stranded one-on-one. 4
9 Bris Lost a few contests too easily for a player of his experience, but OK in the back half. 5
10 Port Started down back but ineffective and copped a stray elbow from Dixon in final term. 4
11   Cheekbone.  
12 VFL Led Casey with six inside-50s but wasn’t at his absolute best in the back half.
13 VFL Made it look easy in the backline – nine marks and six rebounds.
14 VFL Bye.
15 VFL Steady enough. Didn’t bang the door down for a recall however.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Numbers look good with 26 touches, but lack of leadership late was poor.
18 VFL Much better outing in defence with 25 touches and provided drive.
19 VFL Did his bit across half back but had very little to do overall.
20 VFL Got a bit of the ball in back half and was steady defensively.
21 VFL Ball use was perfect running out of defence.
22 VFL Had 24 touches running off half back to play a handy role.
23 VFL Rebounded well and made good decisions with ball in hand.

2015 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 GCS After a down summer bounced back with a wonderful effort in defence. 7
2 GWS Struggled in defence opposed to a number of Giants forwards. 3
3 Adel More than serviceable in the Demon’s back half. 6
4 Rich Back to his 2013 best. Closing checking and competed well. 7
5 Frem Clashed heads with Pavlich and was reasonable down back. 5
6 Syd Rough night on a few different opponents. Lacked confidence. 4
7 Haw Another of a besieged back half. Made a comical error in final term. 4
8 WB Among the better Demons, particularly early when the game was hottest. 6
9 Port Battled away down back under growing pressure. 6
10 Coll Injured hand in first term and that seemed to severely hamper his effort. 4
11   Hand.  
12   Hand.  
13   Hand.  
14 WCE Quiet night down back. 4
15 Ess Went to Daniher after the Bomber’s third term onslaught and fared better. 6
16 Bris Showed good intensity at the contest across half back. 6
17 StK Matched up on Riewoldt and well beaten. 3
18 Coll Much better than the previous week and supported his fellow backs. 7
19 NM Nothing sort of game. Didn't stand out either defensively or offensively. 3
20 WB Tracked Stringer and was unable to keep him quiet. 4
21 Carl Gave away free kick in opening seconds to set the tone. Not good enough. 2
22 Frem One of the better performers. Defended stoutly. 6
23 GWS OK without being great in back half. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1   Ankle.  
2   Ankle.  
3   Ankle.  
4 VFL Got through comeback game in development league OK.
5 VFL Nearing a return to the senior team. Played a solid game.
6 VFL Had six possessions then left ground with a knock.
7 VFL Continues to work back to full fitness. Not far away.
8 WB Back after long injury absence and sturdy enough but Williams kicked three. 5
9 Rich Solid job. The Melbourne backline worked well to stop the key talls. 5
11 Port Still working back to full match fitness and had his hands full with Gray. 5
12 Coll Nearing full fitness in defence and showed good dash at times. 6
13 Ess Kept Winderlich in check but wasn’t a big attacking outlet going forward. 5
14 NM Made some poor errors in the first half but was a touch steadier late. 4
15 WB Made some ordinary decisions in first half but improved after main break. 5
16 Frem Stuck to task on Ballantyne and despite him booting three, battled hard. 5
17 Geel Did a fine job quelling Bartel down back and that was his key task. 6
18 Port Had an up and down season, but got back into some form. Strong and assured. 7
19 Bris Competed hard at half back but didn’t have an impact going forward. 3
20 Haw Looks like a player who missed all pre-season. Form nowhere near that of 2013. 3
21 GWS Looked a shadow of the player he was last year. Moved forward for a rare goal. 3
22 WCE Took LeCras and was led a merry dance. Injured knee and was subbed out. 2
23   Knee.  

2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Port Got lost far too often in defence and lacked urgency when required. 3
2 Ess OK early but confidence was sapped by half time. Body language wasn’t up to scratch. 2
3 WCE Had his colours lowered to Le Cras and is down on confidence. 4
4 GWS Huge last term helped side grab the win but had some head-scratching moments early. 6
5 Bris Built on previous week’s strong final term in defence. Solid enough. 6
6 Carl Took Betts who kicked four goals but at least kept batting. 5
7 GCS Battled hard on variety opponents. At least won some one-on-ones. 5
8 Rich Battled King among others and stood up well all match. Solid. 6
9 Frem Continues to give hope that with a better supporting cast, he can be pretty handy. 5
10 Haw Really stout defending Roughead who was lucky to end with three goals. 7
11 Coll Did a fine job on Cloke despite the weight of ball against. Among the best. 7
13 StK Strong game in defence and was Melbourne’s best. 7
14 WB Did what he had to alongside in-form Frawley. 6
15 Syd Great game. Not only thrashed Bolton but laid eight tackles and had four rebounds. 8
16 Geel Had variety of opponents and found all of them tough. Did what he could. 4
17 Bris A few different opponents as Lions tried to negate his rebound. Injured ankle. 5
18   Ankle.  
19 GWS Followed Tomlinson and appeared to still be hampered by ankle issue. 4
20 GCS Started on Bock and assisted in tactics blocking Ablett in Suns forward line. 5
21 Frem Stuck close to his opponents and gave some run from behind. Not the worst. 6
22 Adel Playing in his 100th match and was serviceable. 6
23 WB Booted goal in first after 50m penalty against Campbell. Solid on backline. 6

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Bris Did little but way of setting up play from half-back. Can play much better. 3
2 WCE Gave his all under extremely difficult conditions. 4
3 Rich Had hands full down back playing a revolving door of opponents. 3
4 WB On Cooney at start. Copped wrist injury early last term. 5
5 StK Surprise match-up on Milne and troubled. Fought back then injured. 6
6 Geel Found Johnson a tough match when on him. Tried hard but beaten. 4
7 Haw Surprise match-up on the more agile Rioli. Solid but unexceptional. 5
8 Syd Worked overtime trying to keep the red and white waves of attack at bay. 5
9 Carl Will kick himself Betts got off the chain. Until that point he had done well. 5
10 Ess Surprise match winner with two goals in attack in final term 7
11 Coll Forward experiment went on one week too long. Did nothing against 3
13 GWS Used forward again and is loving it – three goals and six marks a handy return. 6
14 Bris Used up forward again and was largely ineffective. 3
15 Rich One goal in first half and that was about it from him. 3
16 Frem Returned to defence and looked better but still not a big factor. 5
17 Port Steady down back apart form one howler. 5
18 NM Struggled to have any impact at either end. 2
19 GCS Defensively OK but didn’t offer much by way of attack or rebound. 4
20 StK Matched on Wilkes and Milne at different stages with varied success. 5
21 GWS Spent the entire match on the field and put in a solid defensive shift. 5
22 Adel Had little impact, struggled to shake the tight checking Crows’ defence. 4
23 Frem Didn’t see much of the foot. Just eight touches. 4