Jason CASTAGNA

#11   Richmond

Age: 22yr 8mth Games: 30 Born: Jul 12, 2020
Height: 181cm Weight: 79kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Bobbed up as a small forward with speed and competitiveness after playing most of his footy as a defender in juniors. In line for Round 1.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Carl Kicked two goals in first quarter and might have kicked four if not for inaccuracy. Ended with 2.4. 7
2 Coll Pressure forward bobbed up occasionally but didn’t trouble the scoreboard attendant. 3
3 WCE Played a good game trying to nullify Shannon Hurn, and it worked. Kept him very quiet! 6
4 Bris Talented forward proving to be the perfect off-sider to Rioli. Kicked four which almost doubled his nine-game career tally. 7
5 Melb Found some space in attack early on and kicked a goal, but from there didn’t have a big impact. 4
6 Adel A miserly seven disposals, the speed and goal sense of previous weeks were not on display. 2
7 WB Usage wasn’t effective and tried to pull off the spectacular a couple of times. 4
8 Frem Threatened on occasions but in the end impact wasn’t commensurate with effort. One goal from eight kicks. 4
9 GWS Two first term goals helped Tigers to a fast start. Missed one to start final term, but did his bit. 6
10 Ess Hardly sighted all night. Was it a forerunner for a spell back in VFL or does coach stick with him? 2
11 NM Bobbed up for one goal from seven kicks. Flitted in and out of the game but gained another experience at senior level. 4
12   Bye.  
13 Syd Booted one, but also missed a few other shots that would have given the Tigers breathing space, 4
14 Carl Two first-term goals, but then missed a few other chances to boost his tally. 5
15 Port Had his moments down the wing and across half forward, needs to be more composed with ball in hand. 4
16 StK Kicked two goals and missed an easy one. Not much else. 3
17 Bris Needs to understand he is an ordinary set shot and look to pass the ball off at times. Was lively though and ended with two. 5
18 GWS Slippery half forward sealed the win with a goal in final term. Apart from that was only a bit player. 4
19 GCS Helped himself to a haul of three goals, though could have booted five with better conversion. 6
20 Haw Faster than a striped lizard on outback asphalt. Only the five kicks for the day. 3
21 Geel Putrid afternoon. Part of a supposed dangerous forward line that failed to fire a shot. 6 tackles saved a lashing. 2
22 Frem Quiet. One of the few players to not have a big game. 3
23 StK Quiet day up forward with four total disposals and no goals. Laid four tackles. 2
QF Geel Failed to have a kick in first half and ended with three and one late goal. Keep his place? 3
PF GWS Lively start in attacking 50 but at times his kicking was rushed. Won plenty of the ball. 6
GF Adel One effective disposal in first half and three for the game for one goal. Like he’s done all year he played a role. 4

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against Northern Blues.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Essendon.  
3 VFL Played a couple of different roles but was arguably the Tigers’ best on the day.
4 VFL Got on the outside a few times and kicked 1.2 with three inside 50s.
5 VFL Provided drive off half back with 23 possessions. Tried hard all afternoon.
6 Port Late inclusion to make league debut. Made some errors but had a crack. 3
7 Haw Youngster did a good job in defence 5
8 VFL Burst in and out through the middle for his 21 touches. Laid four tackles too.
9 VFL Bye.
10 VFL Did hopes of a recall no harm with a strong effort. Five inside-50s, three rebounds.
11 VFL Lacked normal run through midfield. Well contained.
12 VFL Provided great drive in a welcome return to form with 31 possessions.
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Clearly the Tigers’ best with 22 touches and most hit a teammate.
15 VFL Very good contributor again and must be close to earning a recall.
16 WB Snagged two goals and looked lively. Nice performance. 6
17 Ess Provided good run from the back half but sprayed one set shot for goal. Handy stuff. 6
18 Haw Four effective disposals for the day. Good experience but struggled. 1
19   Senior emergency.  
20 VFL Linked well with his 22 touches and used the ball well by foot. Improver.
21 VFL Played his part with 20 touches, two inside-50s and a goal.
22 VFL Provided some drive and energy on the outside with 17 touches.
23 VFL Not all kicks hit the target, but gave run and dash off half-back.

2015 Season

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3 VFL Took game on, but turnovers were costly off half back.
4 VFL Took the game on but still making basic mistakes.
5 VFL Tore out of defence and kept the turnovers to a minimum.
6 VFL Took the game on off half back and set up a lot of play.
7   Rested.  
8 VFL Gave some drive from defence with 24 possessions.
9   Didn’t play for Richmond VFL.  
10   Injured.  
11   Injured.  
12   Ankle.  
13   Ankle.  
14   Ankle.  
15   Ankle.  
16 VFL Came on after half time and gave a bit of run.
17 VFL Ran hard out of the back half and showed spunk.
18 VFL Good creator out of defence and is limiting turnovers.
19 VFL Bye.
20 VFL Plenty of the ball – 34 touches, and gave good rebound run.
21 VFL Had a few bursts but was quiet overall.
22 VFL Broke the lines from half back to give Tigers’ great drive.
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