Age: 36yr 10mth Games: 333 Born: Oct 15, 2020
Height: 197cm Weight: 101kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Surprising addition given that his form fell off a cliff at the end of 2016 for North, but provides forward/ruck depth of sorts.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 NM Injured finger early against old mob. Strapped up and returned, but hampered. Final term goal a highlight. 4
2   Hand.  
3   Hand.  
4   Hand.  
5   Hand.  
6   Hand.  
7   Hand.  
8   Hand.  
9 WAFL Back from injury and looked rusty. Used in the ruck and attack.
10 GWS Beaten in the ruck. 3
11 GCS Played a crucial role in the last quarter, taking plenty of marks. Booted a goal. 6
12   Bye.  
13 Geel One great goal early but that was about it. Eight kicks but beaten by Lonergan. 3
14 Melb Brilliant. Kicked four goals, took eight marks and rucked well too. 8
15 WB The upgraded 34-year-old rookie enjoyed his homecoming to Etihad Stadium – eight marks and a goal. 6
16 Port Not his day. Kicked one goal though and gave one away. 5
17 Frem Did his job as the back up ruckman. Took some good marks and kicked one goal. 5
18 Coll Battled hard in the ruck but failed to combat Grundy. Had his moments. 3
19 Bris The main ruckman. Beaten by Martin but had a crack. 6
20 StK Conclusively beaten in ruck contests, but applied pressure in close and added a few experienced touches. 3
21 Carl Laid two massive tackles which changed momentum. 5
22 GWS Doing just enough to suggest he could go on next year. Intelligence on display at times but did float in and out. 5
23 Adel Competed well in the ruck and took some big marks. 5
EF Port Threatening in attack with his marking and good in the ruck. Lionhearted effort in final year. 7
SF GWS Started forward with stints in ruck. A fine career, but not the finish he would have liked. 3

2016 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Adel Dragged down a handful of nice marks and kicked two goals. Five kicks. 4
2 Bris Played higher than usual to give space to his fellow forwards. 6
3 Melb Well held for the most part by McDonald but bobbed up with two crucial goals. 5
4 Frem Despite the Roos kicking 20 goals, didn’t hit the scoreboard. Dawson did a fine job. 3
5 GCS Went quietly about his work and booted a couple of goals. 6
6 WB Came to the fore as part of Roo tall forwards taking charge in third quarter. 6
7 StK Chimed in with two goals in his acclaimed 300th game. 5
8 Ess Pretty well held by Grima. Two goals but only two marks. Gave little after half time. 4
9 Carl Had Weitering for company and fairly quiet despite Roos’ dominance. 3
10 Syd Three touches in first half and it didn’t get any better. Horror night from veteran. 2
11 Rich Always mobile and took more marks than anyone else on the ground. 7
12 Geel Early goal then another in third term but well held for most part by Lonergan. 4
13 Haw Possessions didn’t come easy but he chimed in with strong work. 5
14 Adel Towelled up by Talia despite a goal in junk time. 2
16 WCE Battled. It wasn’t his day. 4
17 Port Had a dirty day and couldn’t impact game in the way North would have hoped. 3
18 Coll Six tackles in first 40 minutes. Important player in first half, responded to critics. 7
19 StK Took a dozen marks and was a major reason for the win. 7
20 WB Hamling started on him. Not a great beginning and quiet night overall. 3
21 Haw Worked hard for three goals from six marks. Reasonable effort from the veteran. 6
22 Syd Good in patches. Needed to do more in the last term when game was on the line. 4
23 GWS First touch came 20 minutes into third term. Horror night to cap difficult week. 1
EF Adel Horrible end to career. Three marks, two kicks and no goals. 1

2015 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Adel Couldn’t shake off Talia. 2
2 Bris Clarke followed him early. Marked well and was a target. 5
3 Port Tracked by Carlile and unable to break free for long periods. 4
4 Geel One goal but taken to the cleaners by Rivers. 2
5 Haw OK in attack and ended with two goals but didn’t get great supply. 5
6 Rich Lot of early touches up the ground and ended with 10 marks. Handy. 7
7 Ess Two goals opposed to Hurley then hugely influential marking ball in defence late. 7
8 Frem Pushed up the field to find the ball. Kicked poorly. 5
9 Coll Marked strongly but missed opportunities came back to haunt Roos. 6
10 WCE Played down back when kicking into wind and thwarted Eagles. One goal. 6
11 Syd Well beaten by Richards. Unable to mark the ball inside-50. 3
12 GWS Good effort as the main target in attack. Two goals and brought ball to deck. 6
14 GCS Booted three goals but very limited influence. 4
15 Geel Three goals but two were over the top sodas. Four marks and two inside-50s. 5
16   Suspended.  
17 Bris On fire. Simply too classy for Lions defender Merrett and Harris. 9
18 Carl Did his job in attack as marking target and ended with three goals. 7
19 Melb Clunked a few marks and kicked a goal but McDonald quelled him. 4
20 StK Broke even in first half then swung game in third quarter. 7
21 Frem On fellow veteran McPharlin. Marked OK but not influential. 5
22 WB Marked well and had too much aerial strength for Hamling. 7
23 Rich Picked up by Rance and Grimes. Not a major factor. 4
EF Rich Came to fore in third term when North got moving. A presence without starring. 6
SF Syd Missed early chances then couldn’t get into second half. Corked knee. 4
PF WCE Had centimetres on Schofield but unable to make it count. 4

2014 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Ess Well contained by Hooker and couldn’t pose a threat. Miserable night. 1
2 WB Key focal point, despite close attention from Morris. Two goals. 6
3 Port Starved of opportunities and found it hard to get in the game. 4
4 Syd Took some small steps forward as he strives to find form. 5
5 Coll Will never want to see the gam again. Well beaten by Keeffe. 2
6 Frem Booted two goals opposed to McPharlin and looked to be regaining touch. 5
7 GCS Just the one goal and dropped a few marks he’d normally take. 4
9 Bris Clarke matched on him. Lacked confidence but showed good signs. 4
10 Geel Three goals a good return but missing for periods – four marks. 5
11 WCE McKenzie had the better of their duel and he didn’t impact the game. 6
12 Rich Horrid opening half but kicked four goals after halt time to set team alight. 7
13 Adel Salvaged his night with a late goal but comprehensively beaten by Talia. 3
14 Melb Grabbed 11 marks and looked damaging as a leading forward. 7
15 Bris Star forward for the night with four goals. Too skilful for Clarke. 7
16 Haw Got on top of frustrated Lake in crucial third quarter. 6
17 StK Marking too good for Delaney and was well on top. 6
18 Carl Rowe countered him with negating game. Well down. 3
19 Geel Hammered by Lonergan. Only four marks, one goal and three kicks. 3
20 GWS Ended as the dominant forward on the ground with five goals. 8
21 WB Roughead stuck close and anger flared late in second term. Contained. 4
22 Adel Kicked three crucial goals to provide a strong target in attack. 6
23 Melb Very good early, the Frawley reined him in a touch. 5
EF Ess 2.2 from five marks. First half very quiet but good at the death. 5
SF Geel Delivered what North wanted with four goals and showed his importance. 7
PF Syd Tried hard. Missed some shots early that were costly but ended with three. 5

2013 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Coll Couldn’t make an impact in first half. Started well in third term and finished OK. 7
2 Geel Kicked four in first half then Taylor quelled him. Missed a key shot in third. 7
3 Syd Only six disposals and well blanketed by Richards. 2
4 Bris Returned to form with four goals. 6
5 Haw Had some good patches where marking came to the fore. 5
6 Port The main forward target bagged three goals and beat Carlile. 6
7 WB For once he wasn’t the prime focus in attack. Outpointed Roughead. 6
8 WCE Kept under a tight rein by McKenzie. 4
9 Adel Two goals but not the force the coach would have hoped he could be. 5
10 StK Too big for Saints as forward target and bagged four goals. 7
11 GCS Looked set for a big night with two early goals before being well held. 4
13 Frem Not permitted to play a big role in the game. 4
14 GWS Kicked three in first quarter and ended game with five. Big effort. 8
15 Rich Just one goal but competed strongly and allowed others to come into the game. 6
16 Bris A stand out with five goals up forward, but it didn’t prove enough. 8
17 Carl Quiet until final term and finished with four goals. 6
18 Melb Kicked two but kept in check by Frawley. 5
19 Geel Lonergan kept him to three marks and one goal but he set up a key goal late. 4
20 Adel Very quiet day. 3
21 Ess Gave a strong target to his midfielders 8
22 Haw Kept working hard, but finished without a goal to his name. Outpointed by Lake late. 5
23 Coll Kicked two goals but had more success when he was up the ground. 7

2012 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Ess Started in threatening vein but then not a force. Cramped both legs late. 4
2 GWS OK in first half then input tapered. 5
3 Geel Beaten by Taylor and was kept goalless. 2
4 Syd Looked good early, but then was hardly sighted until the final quarter. 5
5 GCS Marked well early against Bock and kicked 3.0 but faded out of it. 6
6 WCE Started well but the ball wasn’t inside 50 enough. 4
7 WB Ended with three goals but well beaten by Lake on the day. 4
8 Port Kicked five goals in a powerful display in front of goals. 8
9 Bris Maguire contained him early then he came into it before Maguire fought back. 5
10 Haw Started well and had the better of Gibson but the supply dried up. 5
12 GCS His marking was a feature, but not rewarded with more goals. 7
13 Adel Led and marked strongly. 5
14 StK Strong marking troubled Saint defence all day. 7
15 WCE Didn’t take the game by the scruff 4
16 Carl Four-goal first term, finished with seven. Groin tightness in third term, subbed. 8
17 Rich Emerged as the match-winning performer with five last-term goals. 8
18 Melb Is closing in on his first 50-goal season. Has kicked 22.1 in last five games. 6
19 WB Three first-half goals proved crucial when side was struggling. Ended with five. 7
20 Ess Lined up on Fletcher. Had to come a long way up the ground for kicks. 5
21 Coll Focal point in front of goal. Three goals, but missed sitter late. 6
22 Frem Ball never came near him in first term and he couldn’t exert influence. 3
23 GWS Never stopped working, but was a little down on his best. 4
EF WCE Zero impact up forward and spent lots of time in the ruck. Struggled. 5