#21   Gold Coast

Age: 24yr 7mth Games: 19 Born: Apr 27, 2021
Height: 197cm Weight: 98kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Key defender has worked alongside May/Thompson in pre-season series. Will coach persist with three talls down back?

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

2 GWS Had a few big tasks in defence and was found wanting. Had a dip, but out of his depth. 3
3 NEAFL Played his part but wasn’t a star in big win. 10 possessions.
4 Carl Showed a bit down back. Had a few crucial contests where he stood up and the Suns were able to clear. 5
5 Adel Can hold his head high after keeping Walker to just two goals. 6
6 NM With key defenders out he was handed a big job on Brown and constantly trailed the big Roo to the ball. 2
7 Geel Took Black and job okay. Still makes some mistakes but all good experience for the 11-gamer. 4
8 Port Big task on the in-form Dixon and was outsized and manoeuvred a few times. Kept at it though. 4
9   Bye.  
10 Melb Turned into Alex Rance down back, intercepting Demon attacks at will. His best game at league level. 7
11 WCE Another Sun to stand tall and was composed in defence. Spoiled and marked when needed. 7
12 Haw Played role on Gunston among others. Still looks a little shaky at times with ball in hand but kept battling. 3
13 Carl Kept busy with Casboult strong through the air. Was defensively sound and composed. 6
14 StK Hard-working tall defender who started on Bruce and gave a solid display. 6
15 NM Kept Daw to one late goal, though got caught out a couple of times defensively elsewhere. 5
16 NEAFL Under fire down back in a heavy loss.
17 NEAFL Was very clean with his 15 disposals.
18   Leg.  
19   Ankle.  
20   Leg.  
21 NEAFL A marking machine that kept the Lions at bay for most of the day.
22 Ess Good battle with Hooker, who probably took the points with two goals. 4
23 NEAFL Okay in defence. Did enough to ward off NT's surges.

2016 Season

1   Played in NEAFL trial against Brisbane.  
2 NEAFL Battled hard in defence opposed to NT star forward Darren Ewing.
3 NEAFL Stuck to task down back but wasn’t at his best overall.
4 NEAFL Solid as a rock down back to keep the Lions to just three goals.
5 NEAFL Didn’t get a lot of the ball but when he did he rebounded effectively.
6 NEAFL Bye.
7 NEAFL Won a truckload of ball in defence. 36 possessions, 14 marks, nine rebounds.
8 GWS Kept Patton honest and worked the ball well out of defence with seven rebound-50s. 5
9   Ankle.  
10   Ankle.  
11 NEAFL Played a bit in attack but the ball rarely made its way forward.
12   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
13 NEAFL Bye.
14 NEAFL Played role in backline and used it well by foot.
15 NEAFL Controlled the air down back with 10 marks to go with 27 possessions.
16 NEAFL Rebounded well from back half, although had hands full at times.
17 NEAFL Tough day in back half. Did provide Suns with some drive.
18 NEAFL Bye.
19   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
20 NEAFL Found the going tough. Just five touches.
21   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
22   Didn’t play for Gold Coats reserves.  
23   Hamstring.  

2015 Season

2   Neck.  
3 NEAFL 19 possessions and 11 marks in defence.
4   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
5 NEAFL Held down centre half back and was impressive.
6 NEAFL Just five possessions, but defended stoutly at times.
7 WCE Playing key position in your third game in a thrashing is pretty tough. 3
8 Coll Held his own versus Cloke. One of few positives. 5
9 NEAFL Under siege down back as the Thunder steamrolled the Suns.
10 NEAFL Competed strongly in defence. 20 disposals, four rebounds.
11 Frem Held his own in defence against the bigger bodies. 4
13 NEAFL Had hands full with Staker. Good learning lesson.
14 NEAFL Strong in the air and found a bit of ball down back. Seven rebounds.
15 NEAFL Competed hard in back half to help Suns hold out Sharks.
16 NEAFL Smashed by Patton (seven goals) then moved.
17   Achilles.  
18   Achilles.  
19   Achilles.  
20   Achilles.  
21   Achilles.  
22   Achilles.  
23   Achilles.  

2014 Season

1   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
2   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
3   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
4   Knee.  
5 NEAFL Played his first game and only played a half. Strong in the contest.
6 NEAFL Competed well and looked free in his movement.
7 NEAFL Slowly building after a low base pre-season.
8 NEAFL Bye.
9 NEAFL Another learning curve playing as a defender.
10 NEAFL Competed OK but still has plenty to work on.
11 NEAFL Encouraging game, although he fatigued late.
12 NEAFL He did some nice things but he’s still so young and raw.
13 NEAFL Continues to take strides forward.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL He was really good early before injuring a knee.
16 NEAFL Good first half before fading out of the game in the second.
17   Rested.  
18   Knee.  
19   Back.  
20 NEAFL First game back from injury and was serviceable.
21 NEAFL Played in a key defensive post and showed some signs.
22 Ess Debutant stood Daniher. Pace of game caught him out. 3
23 WCE No kicks in opening half and subbed out in third after four handballs. 1