#23   Western Bulldogs

Age: 28yr 4mth Games: 127 Born: Nov 03, 2020
Height: 200cm Weight: 100kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Premiership ruckman had hamstring surgery following incident in JLT opener and will miss first month of the season, at least.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1   Hamstring.  
2   Hamstring.  
3   Hamstring.  
4   Hamstring.  
5   Hamstring.  
6   Hamstring.  
7   Hamstring.  
8 VFL Back from injury and was steady in the ruck. Might need another week in VFL, but got through okay.
9 VFL Controlled the ruck and looks ready to return. 41 hitouts and 11 touches. Just one mark though.
10 StK Late inclusion for Smith and combined with Boyd in ruck battles. Will be better for the run. 4
11   Bye.  
12 Syd Couldn’t get much going in ruck opposed to Naismith and Sinclair. The die was cast early. 4
13 Melb One of few positives for team. Tried super hard and was always at the coalface in third game back from injury layoff. 6
14 NM Used as a key defender on Brown/Daw and solid enough in that role. Only one kick but that wasn’t his focus. 5
15 WCE Key defender’s third-quarter turnover cost a goal but atoned with one of his own in the fourth. Not involved enough. 4
16 Adel Toiled manfully in ruck against Jacobs, didn’t get his hands on the footy often enough to give his midfielders first use. 6
17 Carl Rucked for the most part and provided a presence despite being beaten in the end by Kreuzer. 4
18 GCS Witts had the better of the ruck battle, but tried hard throughout. 5
19 Ess Rucked solo and did a fine job. Beat Bellchambers and kicked a crucial goal from a free kick right before three-quarter time. 7
20 Bris Big battle with Martin. Had only about half the hit-outs of his opponent and needed to have more of an impact. 5
21 GWS Rucked for the majority night and wasn’t significant against Simpson. 4
22 Port Torched by Ryder in the air and on the deck around the ground in ruck battle. 3
23 Haw Hardly sighted in the first half (one kick) and theme continued in second half in what was a disappointing effort. 2

2016 Season

1 Frem May have found his permanent home in the ruck – where he played most of his junior footy. 6
2 StK Got the better of Hickey in the ruck. Working back into good form in new role. 6
3 Haw Battled well in the ruck. Helped his team win the clearances. 22 hit-outs. 7
4 Carl Rucked for most of the night until had a spell in defence late. Beaten in ruck but midfield made up for it. 4
5 Bris Started in the middle as the first ruck and was fair. Pressed forward for a mark and goal. 5
6 NM Not a big game. Missed a sitter late in the game. 4
7 Adel Rotated ruck and forward and did a reasonable job. Seems to be working into season nicely. 6
8 Melb Rotated ruck/forward without setting the world on fire. Played a minor role. 4
9 GWS Even effort playing mostly in the forward line and helping Campbell out in the ruck. 4
10 Coll Handy as back-up ruckman and forward. 5
11 WCE Very solid in support of Campbell in the ruck. Stats modest but certainly had an influence. 5
12 Port Won 29 hit-outs, the most of any ruckman on the ground. 6
13 Geel Marked it well early then disappeared from the game. 3
15 Syd His development and versatility has been underrated in the Bulldog advance. 7
16 Rich Beaten in ruck but did provide some support around the ground. Four marks. 5
17 GCS OK in ruck and did well around the ground. 5
18 StK Solid game; won a fair bit of the ball and used it efficiently. 7
19 Geel Copped a big knock from Menegola but kept battling. Impact minimal. 3
20 NM Did a few things around the field but conclusively beaten in ruck duels. 4
21 Coll Well beaten by Grundy in ruck duels but tried hard around the ground. 5
22 Ess Kicked a goal, but other than that was mostly unsighted. 3
23   Calf.  
EF WCE Held his own when in the ruck and bobbed up with a big goal to break Eagles’ back. 6
SF Haw More important role than stats indicated. Also bagged vital goal from big mark. 7
PF GWS Felled by the ball kicked at close range into his head and left field. 2
GF Syd No hint of hesitation after eye injury previous week. Worked well in tandem with T. Boyd 7

2015 Season

1 WCE Took resting ruckman and kept them to two goals. OK without starring. 4
2 Rich Thrown task on Griffiths and did that reasonably well. Still can improve. 5
3 Haw Started on McEvoy and shared time on Ceglar. 4
4 Adel On Jenkins and neither had an impact. 4
5 Syd Had job on Tippett and did that well in favourable conditions for a defender. 6
6 StK Defended well on resting ruck then forced to spend time as back up ruck. Fair. 5
7 Frem Beaten by Clarke early but stuck to task admirably. 5
8 Melb OK on Hogan then had to play ruck after Cordy removed from the position. 6
9 GWS Mighty job in ruck tandem with Minson against Mumford 7
10 Port Two goals and 19 hit-outs from the back-up ruckman. 5
12 Bris Used as main ruck and beaten by Martin. Minimal touches around ground. 4
13 StK As No.1 ruckman beaten by Longer. 3
14 Carl OK in ruck but then injured back and was subbed out. 3
15   Back.  
16 Geel Battled Hawkins (three goals) but failed to impact the contest. 3
17 VFL Back.
18   Foot.  
19   Foot.  
20 VFL Solid return from injury with 22 hitouts in ruck role.
21 VFL Involved in solid collision. Appeared hampered thereafter.
22 NM Versatility made him prominent early. Hurt ankle in last minute. 4
23 Bris Clearly out-gunned in the ruck. 5
EF   Finger.  

2014 Season

1 WCE Battled Cox/Naitanui/Sinclair at times but under siege all night. 4
2 NM Blanketed Black until last quarter. 5
3 Rich Started on Vickery but then hurt shoulder. Subbed out. 3
4   Shoulder.  
5   Shoulder.  
6   Shoulder.  
7   Shoulder.  
8   Shoulder.  
9   Shoulder.  
10 GCS Good on Lynch early but the Sun got away after half time. 4
11 Frem Took six marks. Had his moments. 5
12 Bris Got the big job on Brown and stuck to his guns despite slick Lions ball movement. 6
13 Coll Moved onto Cloke and did well until late in the match. 6
14 Port Stood helpless as Schulz goaled from everywhere in the forward 50. 3
15   Shoulder.  
16 Geel Battled Hawkins and kept him from finding being dangerous in the arc. 6
17 GCS Lynch troubled him at times but fought back well when game was hot. 6
18 Ess Horrid day. Moved off Carlisle early and in end was used as third defender. 2
19 Haw Troubled by his cousin and others in first half. Just battled. 3
20 StK On Bruce at first then had problems with Gwilt. 3
21 NM Good job on Petrie until injured. 5
22 Syd Had Tippett and was beaten again. Consistently out marked or infringed. 2
23   Shoulder.  

2013 Season

1 Bris Matched up on Brown and did great job on the champ. 7
2 Frem Thrown job on Pavlich and then went to Bradley in second half. Battled well. 6
3 Rich Kept Vickery goalless and continued his good start to 2013. 7
4 Adel Great duel with Jenkins and was efficient in defence. 6
5 Geel Battled Taylor who got away at times but great learning experience for him. 4
6 WCE Dour role at centre half back on Kennedy and was OK. 6
7 NM Went to Daw in third quarter. Not a great game overall. 3
8 GCS Should be well pleased with his defensive efforts, took five contested marks. 6
9 StK Picked up Maister and did the job required. Swung forward for crucial late goal. 6
10 Port Given the task on Schulz and kept him goalless. The Port forward was inaccurate. 7
12 Coll Couldn’t stop Cloke. 3
13 Rich Took some fine marks and continues to look a player of the future down back. 6
14 Melb Found it difficult to keep the likes of Watts under control. 4
15 GWS Took seven marks and did plenty of grunt work. 5
16 Ess Had Carlisle as a defender then had him again when he went forward. OK. 4
17 Haw Great battle on his cousin, although conceded 3 goals can hold his head high. 6
18 WCE Had resting ruckman in defence and kept them quiet. Solid when required. 6
19 Syd Good first half but Tippett powered away later. 5
20 Carl Did a nice job curtailing an in-form Henderson. Emerging player. 7
21 Adel Great battle with Otten/Johnston and battled both well in a solid effort. 6
22 Bris Struggled down back then pushed forward later and provided a target. 5
23 Melb Reading the game superbly in the last line of defence. Typically disciplined performance. 7

2012 Season

1 WCE Offered very little support to Minson and struggled for most of the game. 3
2 Adel Good double act with Will Minson in ruck and kicked a goal. 5
3 StK Did a couple of things but quiet overall. 3
4 Melb Surprise match-up on Clark. After initial worries marked well. Forward late. 5
5 GWS No influence at all, subbed off. 1
6 Coll Did some nice things without being influential. 4
7 NM Subbed out in final term after limited impact. Not enough touches. 3
9 Geel Took some nice marks but let himself down by kicking three behinds. 4
10 Syd Like many teammates had a tough old day against the miserly Sydney defence. 3
12 Port Kicked a fantastic goal and was handy giving Minson a chop-out in the ruck. 5
13 Bris Kicked 1.1 but rarely was allowed to get dangerous inside forward 50 by Lions. 4
14 Ess Sub. Came on at half time. Did a couple of things. 2
17 VFL Kicked a goal and battled hard in his time in the ruck.
18 StK Defensively had Koschitzke covered for the most part. Not the worst. 4
19 NM Had Tarrant covered until final term when he kicked three. OK given score. 6
20 Rich Riewoldt kicked five on him but to his credit he kept on battling. 4
21 Syd Won his battle with Reid. Is showing something as a defender. 7
22 Geel Great battle with Hawkins. Stuck at task well despite conceding four goals. 5
23 Bris Serviceable. 5