#5   GWS Giants

Age: 26yr 5mth Games: 113 Born: Mar 09, 2021
Height: 182cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Has overcome surgery to remove a bone spur on right ankle but is back in the mix again. One of the stars of the competition.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Adel Struggled to make any impression on the game. 4
2 GCS 18 contested possessions from his 28 disposals highlights the strength of his inside work. Strong contributor. 8
3 NM Centre clearance specialist opened well but did miss a lot of targets even when not under pressure. 7
4 Port Influential throughout in midfield but hurt shoulder in final quarter. Came back on and still won the ball well. 7
5 Syd Quiet game by his standards but still won clearances. 5
6 WB Accumulates plenty of ball (29 disposals) and had six clearances to boot. Won 14 contested possessions to round out night. 8
7 StK Always around the ball providing run and support. Grabbed seven clearances, six inside-50s and one cracking long goal. 7
8 Coll One of few Giants to produce required intensity early. Kept on chipping away. 6
9 Rich Won five clearances – including a few good ones in final term. Steady game without starring. 6
10 WCE Fantastic first half and then got tagged. Had 26 touches, 12 clearances and two goals. 8
11 Ess Excellent in midfield battle with 31 touches and eight clearances. Key contributor. 7
12 Carl Workrate enormous and rewarded with 32 possessions, eight clearances, four inside-50s and two goals. Giants’ best. 8
13   Bye.  
14 Bris Big night. Started with 13 disposals in opening term and finished with a game high 38 which included a goal. Unstoppable. 9
15 Geel Really quiet first half (8 disposals) the got going to be a big factor in getting side back into the game after main break; 27 touches. 7
16 Haw Electric final quarter. Hip and shoulder shimmy while bursting out of contests is Chris Judd-like. 8
17 Syd Finished with 32 disposals and seven clearances, but his impact was not the same as previous matches. 7
18 Rich Copped an injury in second term but returned. Going well until injured again late and was done for the day. 6
19 Frem Match winning performance in last quarter. Was a beast in the midfield and powerful out of stoppages. 8
20 Melb Big first half with his power running and contested ball winning. Set the tone. 8
21 WB Appeared injured but battled on and in second half he was a key to putting a gap on the Dogs. Great effort. 7
22 WCE Was tagged well by Hutchings and his shoulders are clearly influencing his output. 5
23 Geel Engine room star did what he could with 24 disposals. First half much stronger than his second; five clearances. 7
QF Adel Lacked the impact we have come to expect from him around the ball. Crows midfielders dominated. 5
SF WCE Kicked Giants first goal to get them on their way. Defensive work was good too. 7
PF Rich Copped a concussion early from a Cotchin hit that the MRP will no doubt look over. Big loss when he went out. 1

2016 Season

1 Melb Ten contested possessions, four inside-50s and ball use sound in the middle. 7
2 Geel Six clearances the highlight of his effort that was steady and productive throughout. 7
3 Syd Terrific from start to finish and used the ball exceptionally well. 7
4 Port Outstanding four-quarter effort. Gave forwards plenty of supply with eight inside-50s. 8
5 StK Got the ball rolling in midfield with his gut-running and ability burst away from congestion. 7
6 Haw Burnt off Hawks to play a strong role in midfield. Set the tone early with power and effort. 8
7 Frem Fremantle targeted him to close down but he still had 25 possessions. 6
8 GCS Oozes class. Monster first-half effort set up the GWS win. 8
9 WB Continues to find the footy and among the Giants’ best in the second half. 7
10 Adel Super impressive, often is the link in the chain running the footy in the midfield. 7
11 Geel Head-to-head with Dangerfield at times and superb. Seven clearances and explosion brilliant. 9
12 Syd Produced a solid second-half display after registering only six touches in first half. 6
13 Ess After big three-week block just struggled a tad but going after half time. 6
14 Carl Highest disposal winner on the field. Ran riot in last quarter, kicking two superb goals. 8
16 Coll Probably best of an under-performing midfield but still not as productive as usual. 5
17 Bris Limited early and needed ankle restrapped but finished hard. 6
18 Port Two goals, eight clearances, six inside-50’s and five tackles, a superb outing. 8
19 Rich Worked hard for every disposal. Huge contributor in opening quarter. 7
20   Groin.  
21 WCE Back after a week out and hit the ground running. 30 possessions and seven clearances. 7
22 Frem Worked into the game after a tardy beginning. Creative by hand and foot. 6
23 NM Continued to get hands on the ball from start to finish in midfield 7
QF Syd Had a solid game and worked hard in midfield without being at brilliant best. 6
PF WB Seven clearances, five tackles and three inside-50s. Effort first class. 7

2015 Season

1 StK Six clearances, 13 contested possessions and five inside-50s a big day. 8
2 Melb Continued super form with three goals and a truckload of bullocking play. 8
3 Syd Shut out by the Swans and managed only four kicks. Copped knock to leg. 4
4 GCS In Brownlow form with another 39 touches and was the architect in midfield again. 9
5 WCE The team’s best player. Had 36 possessions and won six clearances. 8
6 Haw Asserted his dominance in the middle when the game was in the balance. 6
7 Carl Afforded far too much time and space for a player in red-hot form. 7
8 Adel 34 possessions and a goal in another action-packed midfield display. 8
9 WB Saw a fair bit of the ball but possessions came to very little. 4
10 Bris Bounced back from down performance with a belter. Link work important. 7
11 Coll Kept running all day in midfield but wasn’t as incisive as he has been. 6
12 NM Tagged by Jacobs and unable to break free at any stage. 4
14 Rich Seven clearances to go with five inside-50s and four tackles. Handy. 7
15 StK Everywhere early but off with foot injury second term. 3
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  

2014 Season

1 Syd Sub came on for Palmer and had some touches and applied tackles. 2
2   Quad.  
3   Quad.  
4   Quad.  
5   Quad.  
6 NEAFL 30 disposals, two goals in comeback from injury.
7 Port Impressive output in first match since Round 1 due to a quad issue. 6
8 WCE Just the six kicks on a dirty afternoon in the west. 4
10 Rich Clearly GWS’s best player on the day. Worked hard in tight and on the spread. 7
11 Haw One goal but didn’t get into game as a midfielder. Only two inside-50s. 4
12 Ess Constant worker around ground and one of team’s best. 7
13 Bris Again in cracking form around ground. 7
14 Carl Blossoming even further this year, he contributed 10 tackles and two goals. 7
15 Syd Particularly threatening early, he faded a little as the game continued. 6
16 Adel Strong game again as hard-working midfielder. 6
17 Frem Gave all he could around the ball and among the side’s best. Five clearances. 7
18 Geel Missed a critical goal in final term and didn’t win a heap of footy. 5
19 Rich Battled hard in midfield against a club who will be chasing him at years end. 6
20 NM Battled hard in midfield but wasn’t able to sway Roos’ momentum. 5
21 Melb Five inside-50s, seven tackles, five clearances ands a goal a solid day out. 7
22 Coll Good contributor in midfield and used body well at the stoppages. 6
23 WB Big first half in midfield. Ran with power and intent. Developing into a star. 6

2013 Season

1 Syd Won 17 contested possessions to underline his style. Good, strong effort. 3
2 Port Explosive pace a factor in good start by GWS. 5
3 StK OK but not as prolific as first two weeks. 4
4 Melb Along with Scully played a huge role in Giants lead. Strong effort. 7
5 GCS Right in the thick of attacking thrusts. 6
6 Ess Good in close with 10 handballs but another who faded. 5
7 Adel Looked OK early, but then impact dissolved. 4
8 Haw Sub came on in third term and had worthwhile input. 5
9 WCE The tough onballer has been down in recent weeks and could need a rest. 4
10 Carl Had the big job on Murphy and stuck to his task well. 6
11 Geel One great gal but generally didn’t get into the game across half forward. 4
12 Port Solid output without starring, but his strong body was handy at times. 5
14 NM Among the best – four clearances and ball use good despite congestion. 6
15 WB His three goals were a career-high in one of his best games to date. 8
16 Syd Asserted himself at times with his attack on the ball and long left foot. 6
17 Ess Continued an excellent last month of football for the budding star. 6
18 Coll Attacked the ball hard and used his big frame to advantage. Solid contributor. 6
19 Melb Surprisingly quiet outing with just 10 touches and a goal. 3
20   Senior emergency.  
21 Bris One of only a few who put in a decent first half. Good all round. 6
22 Rich Did some good work in close and pushed forward for a goal. OK. 5
23 GCS Tackled well and was a good contributor. 7

2012 Season

1 Syd Fairly quiet but did a couple of nice things. 3
2 NM Started in middle and was OK. 5
3 WCE Had the job on Kerr and stuck to his guns. 28 disposals of his own. 7
4 Adel Classy onballer looks the goods, finds plenty of the footy. 5
5 WB Efficiency a bit down but still looks a player. 6
6 Carl Hard running at both ends a feature of a really good prospect. 7
7 GCS A crafty game which netted him a goal and 16 possessions. 5
9 Ess One of the best, kicked opening goal and provided toughness in the middle. 7
10 Geel Nice running goal and one of few Giants to match first-half output in second. 7
12 Rich Quiet game from him. Might need a week to get the run back into his legs. 3
13 Melb One of few Giants to lift after half time despite Demons getting right on top. 6
14 Syd One of GWS’ most consistent players, his foot injury is a serious concern. 5