Darcy BYRNE-JONES

#33   Port Adelaide

Age: 23yr 6mth Games: 44 Born: Sep 20, 2020
Height: 180cm Weight: 76kg Position:

2017 Digest:   A big improver last year when he forced his way into the seniors as a small defender. Missed JLT opener with a groin issue, but is now OK.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Syd Provided some pop from behind the ball. Didn't star but certainly played a role for his team. 4
2 Frem Sacrificed his rebound game to negate Michael Walters. 5
3 Adel Tough performance, never gave an inch and left it all on the field. 7
4 GWS Tried hard down back, but didn’t have his best outing. 4
5 Carl Was more offensive in the back half due to the Blues inadequacies in the forward 50. 6
6 Bris Struggled to work into the match and quiet throughout. 2
7 WCE Getting better with each game, not afraid to work off his opponent and link up with the runners going forward. 6
8 GCS Matched up on Matera for long periods and kept him from influencing the game. 6
9   Bye.  
10 Geel Found the going tough for 12 touches but did find a little after main break. Two tackles. 3
11 Haw Started brilliantly then for reasons unknown he went out of the contest. Touched the ball seven times in final three quarters. 4
12 Ess Featured in back half, but like many, tried, but ultimately overrun. 4
13 Bris More an offensive game in defence rather than his usual shutdown role. 7
14 Coll Four disposals to halftime then lifted to provide some run with 12 second-half possessions. 5
15 Rich Started off well but fell out of the game the longer it went. 5
16 WCE Had his hands full on the small forwards. Persisted all day. 5
17 NM Played a more defensive than offensive game, showing he has the footy smarts when to attack and when to defend. 6
18 Melb Gave Garlett too much room in the first half, then better in final hour. Took some good intercept marks. 6
19 StK Good scrapper in the wet conditions. 6
20 Adel Couldn’t contain the mercurial Eddie Betts. 3
21 Coll Took Jarryd Blair to the cleaners despite a late goal. 6
22 WB Followed Dahlhaus when the Dog was in attack. Kept him off the scoreboard and did his bit. 6
23 GCS Getting into midfield territory now with the amount of footy he is winning. 7
EF WCE Played a bit role in Port’s second term fightback and is a player to watch. 6

2016 Season

1 SANFL Steady if unspectacular performance in defence.
2 SANFL Kicked a rare major but didn’t do much else.
3 Ess AFL debut, clashed heads with a teammate, moments later got his first goal. 5
4 GWS Used mostly in defence and was respectable. Kicked a smart goal in the last term. 4
5 Geel Great effort to be equal leader in disposals in third game. Run and carry steady throughout. 6
6 Rich Deployed across half back and not a star but chipped in when needed. 5
7 Bris Doesn’t get overawed, and not afraid to put his body on the line in every contest. 7
8 Carl Quietest game since coming into the team. Unable to generate any rebound. 3
9 WCE Rolled his ankle in the third term, did well to return to the field. 4
10 Melb Pressed claims for Rising Star nod with another assured display in the back half. 7
11 Coll Played his role as part of the back six and won some good contests. 6
12 WB Great battle with Picken, neither player giving an inch. 5
13 Frem Worked hard but didn’t have any impact. 4
15 Rich Getting better with each game, concentration and commitment are strengths. 6
16 Haw Yet to beaten one on one since making his AFL debut earlier this season. 5
17 NM Young defender began on Thomas and worked strongly. 5
18 GWS A lock to win Port Adelaide’s best young player. 5
19 Bris Good contributor in middle part of the game but didn’t get a disposal in last term. 5
20 Syd Not his best outing this year. Ball use wasn’t up to scratch and had hands full defensively. 4
21 Melb Didn’t lay a tackle which was reflective of the whole Power performance. 6
22 Adel Given a football lesson by Betts. 5
23 GCS Solid in defence and kept opponent in check. 5

2015 Season

1    
2 SANFL Showed impressive poise and cleanness with the footy.
3 SANFL Reasonable aside from one horror turnover for a Roosters goals
4 SANFL Found the footy but disposal was a tad untidy. Overall was okay.
5 SANFL Okay early but like many of his teammates had a poor second half.
6 SANFL Superb in defence. Set up one goal with an intercept and sprint.
7 SANFL Impressive run and carry and notched his first SANFL goal.
8 SANFL Bye.
9 SANFL Not his finest performance. Very quiet indeed.
10 SANFL Solid game with 20 possessions and plenty of link and run.
11 SANFL Possession count was down but he was defensively sound.
12 SANFL Bye
13 SANFL Steady performance after a slow start.
14 SANFL Match postponed.
15 SANFL Provided plenty of run before dying off after half-time.
16 SANFL Looked dangerous running out of half back with 23 touches.
17 SANFL Provided some nice link and run but went missing at times.
18 SANFL Steady performance but needs to be more aggressive.
19   Senior emergency.  
20 SANFL Played his usual running role out of defence. Had five rebound 50s.
21 SANFL Quieter than usual. Seems to have hit the wall.
22 SANFL Applied fourth-quarter kill to West with dash, carry and even a goal.
23 SANFL Had 16 possessions and showed a bit of run and spark.

2014 Season

1 PM Weekend off.
2 PM In and out of the game.
3 NM Made a promising start leading up to the ball but influence quelled by Hansen. 6
4 SANFL Quietly useful in one-sided win.
5 SANFL OK with 13 disposals in Magpie rout.
6 SANFL Burst to life in dominant third term. Tackling a feature.
7   Soreness.  
8 SANFL Consistent four-quarter performance.
9 SANFL Steady performance.
10 SANFL Provided effective value for touches down back.
11 SANFL Bye.
12 SANFL Linked and created nicely for 24 disposals.
13 SANFL Won his share of clearances and stood tall late.
14 SANFL Didn't stop trying throughout the afternoon.
15 SANFL Worked smartly across half-back with 21 possessions.
16 SANFL Bye.
17 SANFL Worked his way into the match nicely with 24 possessions.
18 SANFL Never quite got going.
19   Ill.  
20   Ill.  
21 SANFL Up and about early before tiring late. Copped a decent falcon.
22 SANFL Went off concussed in the opening minutes.
23   Concussion.  
QF SANFL Reasonable in return from head injury.
EF SANFL Reasonable in return from head injury.
SF SANFL Consistent contributor with team-high 22 possessions.
PF SANFL Massive letdown after superb preliminary final against South.
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