#8   West Coast

Age: 28yr 11mth Games: 164 Born: Dec 09, 2020
Height: 190cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Faces a fight to keep his spot in the best 22 after his move from Brisbane in 2016. Pre-season form has been up and down.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 NM Steady game in midfield rotation and worked hard defensively with eight tackles. 6
2 StK Played across half-forward and didn’t have the same impact as he did last week. 4
3 Rich Another that was a non-factor. Under 20 disposals and only 98 metres gained. 5
4 Syd Handy enough in midfield but really drifted from the game after half time. 5
5 Haw Made a few poor decisions that halted momentum early on. 17 touches and a goal…where is he at? 5
6 Frem Needs to find the footy because 16 isn’t enough. But his smother on Hughes stood out. 4
7 Port Didn’t find a lot of the footy but made up for it with his tough tackling. 4
8 WB Improved game. Defensively he did well inside 50 and he found the ball too. 6
9 Ess Went to Merrett, but was burned off by the in-form Bomber. Where is his career at? Eight touches. 2
10   Bye.  
11 WAFL Found a bit of form in WAFL win. 29 possessions, six clearances, two goals and seven tackles.
12   Bye.  
13 WAFL 27 possessions, five clearances and 10 tackles. Missed a lot of targets by foot, though.
14   Senior emergency.  
15 WB Excellent return to the side with a six-disposal, four-tackle first term. Continued to be a handy contributor. 6
16 WAFL Bye.
17 Frem One of his best games for the Eagles. Won 29 possessions and used it well. That’s what the team needs. 7
18 Coll Finding some form now. Had it 24 times in the middle and did good defensive work at the coalface. Faded late though 6
19 Bris Continued his good form with 27 disposals and six clearances. 7
20 StK Strong input for first three quarters, then out of it. 6
21 Carl Continued his good recent form to finish with 21 disposals and two goals. 7
22 GWS Using his height and strength to make an influence in the midfield. Another strong day for him. 7
23 Adel His start set up the win. Had 17 touches in the first half and finished with 21. 6
EF Port Okay in midfield without starring. 21 possessions. 6
SF GWS One of the few Eagles to at least take it up to GWS. Will take on more responsibility next season. 7

2016 Season

1 Bris Kicked a goal against his former club. Setlled in well as an Eagle. 6
2 Haw Half his possessions were contested and kicked a goal. Not the worst. 6
3 Frem A quiet night. Couldn’t get involved. 3
4 Rich Quiet. Had 14 touches but wasn’t in the thick of it. 4
5 Syd Nice goal but generally didn’t have a big day. 3
6 Coll Strong in congestion with 14 contested possessions. Kicked a goal too. 7
7 Geel Couldn’t get into the game at all. Interrupted pre-season is really hurting him. 2
8 StK Not prominent again and one of few down sides for Eagles. 3
9 Port Has slotted into the Eagles engine room magnificently. 6
10 GCS Flew under the radar and still won 22 disposals. 6
11 WB Ordinary effort. Looks so rusty and unable to influence the flow of the game. 2
12 Adel Won clearances but didn’t get enough of the ball elsewhere. 5
13 Bris Even performance against his former club. 5
15 WAFL Responded to being dropped by being best on ground. 28 touches, three goals.
16 WAFL Second straight dominant game with 35 possessions, six tackles.
17 Carl Another quiet one. Four kicks, zero inside-50s and just two tackles. 2
18 Melb Didn’t do enough. Only 14 touches. 4
19   Shoulder.  
20   Shoulder.  
21 WAFL Disappointing performance with just the nine touches, five tackles, one goal.
22 WAFL Tried hard but still struggling with just 18 possessions, nine tackles, one goal.
23 WAFL Improved showing finishing with 23 touches and five tackles.

2015 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Coll One of three midfielders used to tag Swan. Still managed 20 touches. 6
2 NM Big start to game and was clearly Lions’ best over the whole game. 7
3 Rich Struggled and also failed to keep a close eye on Cotchin. Well below best. 4
4 WCE Down on form. The usual top possession getter was middle of the pack. 5
5 GCS Big effort all night and led possession count for team. 8
6 Carl Found plenty of the ball to keep the pressure on the Blues’ midfield. 7
7 Port Worked hard in close, but did not have his usual influence. 6
8   Back.  
9   Back.  
10   Back.  
11   Back.  
12 WB A bit rusty after lay-off but still notched up reasonable touches. 5
13 Adel Played wide of Dangerfield which was not such a bad move. 7
14 Frem Got hands on ball – 20 touches, but laid 13 tackles to always be in contest. 6
15 Syd Team-high nine clearances, 14 contested possessions and four inside-50s. 7
16 Melb Looked disinterested and played with little urgency. Always under pressure. 5
17 NM A game-high 29 touches (seven ineffective kicks) overstated his worth. 7
18 Geel Gone backwards this year as a player. Won the ball but did little with it. 5
19 GCS Slow start, but worked his way into the game. 6
20 Carl In amongst it all night but over-used the handball at times. 7
21 Adel Seven tackles, five clearances and three inside-50s. 7
22   Groin.  
23   Groin.  

2014 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Haw Went head to head with Lewis and lowered colours. 4
2 Geel Huge match. Influence was pronounced in first half and kept battling. 7
3 GCS Had plenty of the footy but not a big factor. 5
4 Port Eight clearances, three inside 50s and a fine goal. 7
5 Rich Made his possessions count and had a good game. 7
6 StK Matched with Steven initially and gave a strong driving display. 8
7 Syd One of his quieter games. Struggled to have an influence. 6
8 Ess Off for a while after head clash, returned for combative duel with Goddard. 6
9 NM OK and kept trying for four quarters against multi-faceted midfield. 7
11 Carl Continually won clearances and Blues could not blunt his influence. 7
12 WB Strong contributor in Lions midfield to help set up big advantage. 7
13 GWS Kept his head down and worked constantly around ground. 6
14 Frem Tackled hard but until late did not win enough of the ball. 5
15 NM Accumulated touches without a notable impact. 6
16   Ankle.  
17   Ankle.  
18   Ankle.  
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  

2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 WB Not enough impact for a player of his talent. 7
2 Adel Desperately needs to get back to his form of last year. Looks out of sorts. 4
3 GCS Bounced back from a quiet game with a polished display. 7
4 NM Didn't stop trying, but lacked support. 6
5 Melb Good battle with Grimes and shared the spoils. 6
6 Syd Fought a good battle with Kennedy. Points shared. 6
7 WCE Kicked a goal from 16 touches. Needs more of the ball. 6
8 Ess Laid game-high 12 tackles and won 14 contested possessions to be BOG. 8
9 Carl Another Lion who was better after half time. 6
10 Coll Never stopped working and was up with Black in second half. 7
12 Frem Matched on Mundy. Held his own and contributed. 6
13 Geel Quietly went about grafting a game that contributed something – eight inside-50s. 7
14 Haw Useful game and was among his team’s better performers. 6
15 GCS Lost a close tussle with Swallow. 6
16 NM Good in tight situations. 6
17 Melb Got better as the game wore on and pushed forward to kick two handy goals. 7
18 Port Won plenty of the footy and consistent for the entire game. 7
19 StK He and Armitage matched early. Both had strong games. 7
20 Rich A standout performer working hard both ways. 7
21 GWS One of his quieter games although he did subdue Ward early. 6
22 WB Important part of first half burst but tapered after half time. 7
23 Geel Found plenty of ball and helped keep the midfield wheels turning. 7

2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Melb Won some tough footy and played a part in keeping midfield pressure on. 6
2 Carl Involved in a few skirmishes and battled hard against the odds all night. 6
3 Frem Had 14 contested possessions and seven clearances. 7
4 GCS Odd night. Three handpasses, 22 kicks. Looked scratchy. 5
5 Geel Serviceable. 6
6 Ess Very good effort. Ran hard and led his team with 30 disposals. 7
7 Coll Racked up team high disposals without really hurting the opposition. 6
8 GWS Racked up touches easy enough although impact was minimal. 6
9 NM Improved as game went on. 7
10 WCE Had 21 touches and got himself in front to collect five free kicks. 6
12 Haw Worked solidly and among his team’s better performers. 6
13 WB Seven clearances, six tackles and 12 contested possessions to be in the best. 8
14 Melb Best on ground with 32 touches and his ball use was crisp. 8
15 Syd Busy in forward line but unable to have any impact on the scoreboard. 4
16 StK Solid game. 6
17 GCS Only multiple goalkicker on the night to go with 24 possessions. 7
18 WCE Won 11 clearances and laid eight tackles. His team’s best player. 7
19 Rich Hard night at office, earned most contested possessions for the Lions (11). 6
20 Carl Close to best – eight clearances,14 contested possessions and six tackles. 8
21 Adel Superb! Tough and uncompromising. Led the fightback from the front. 8
22 Port Game-high 13 tackles and a thorn to the Power all game. 8
23 WB Again among the best. One of the Lions prime movers. 7