#8   Sydney Swans

Age: 31yr 10mth Games: 179 Born: May 08, 2021
Height: 202cm Weight: 106kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Is he a forward or a ruck? That’s what Longmire will have to decide. Has split time between both in the JLT series.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Port Had to rewind to check he was even playing in first half. A little better after main break. One goal. 3
2 WB Rolled ankle in first term and night was over after one possession. 0
3   Ankle.  
4   Ankle.  
5 GWS Right in the thick of Swans’ big start but then disappeared altogether. 3
6   Hip.  
7   Hip.  
8 NEAFL Far too good for Canberra big men. 34 hitouts, 23 possessions and four goals. Ready to return.
9 StK Looked rusty ,but did manage a quality goal from deep on the boundary line. 4
10 Haw Shared time in ruck with Sinclair and was okay in rucking duels, but little impact around the ground. 5
11   Bye.  
12 NEAFL Too big and strong for much of the day for the Giants. 28 hitouts, 21 possessions and three goals.
13 NEAFL Dominated the ruck against Aspley. 20 possessions, 41 hitouts, but was inaccurate with 0.3.
14   Ankle.  
15   Ankle.  
16   Ankle.  
17 NEAFL Injured during the game, which is a shame because he was one of the Swans' best to that point.
18 NEAFL Kicked two opening term goals and did his bid for AFL recall no issues.
19   Bye.  
20 Geel Played ruck/forward but struggled. Six kicks and no goals playing forward/ruck. 1
21 Frem Built confidence in the forward half as the game wore on. Looked as mobile and quick as he has all season. 6
22 Adel Took a strong contested mark to boot his only goal for the game. 5
23 Carl Kicked the first goal of the game and looked to be in for a productive game until a twisted ankle soured his afternoon. 3
EF NEAFL Good in the ruck, but just the three marks and didn’t kick a goal.

2016 Season

1 Coll Rotated between the forward half and ruck where he got the better of Witts. 6
2 Carl Has found a new lease of life rotating in the ruck and up forward. Massive game. 8
3 GWS Worked immensely hard in the ruck and was handy when rested up forward. 5
4 Adel Despite boos from the crowd was impressive with 35 hit-outs and two goals. 7
5 WCE Workhorse effort in ruck and up forward. 6
6 Bris Was more useful in the ruck than as a key forward in tough conditions. 7
7 Ess Rucked well and was dangerous when he went forward with 2.1. 5
8 Rich Started in ruck and had better of Hampson around ground, especially pushing forward. 6
9 Haw Main ruckman at start and best ruck on the ground across four quarters. 7
10 NM Not only Goldstein’s impact in ruck but provided a bit around ground. Good night’s work. 7
11 GCS Colossus in the ruck and dominated the stoppages. 9
12 GWS Started superbly in ruck before going off with a hamstring injury in second term. 3
13   Hamstring.  
14   Hamstring.  
15   Hamstring.  
16   Hamstring.  
17   Hamstring.  
18   Hamstring.  
19   Hamstring.  
20   Hamstring.  
21   Hamstring.  
22 NM Decent return from hamstring injury with 17 hit-outs and three strong contested marks. 5
23 Rich Limited impact in forward half, but ruck work was quite solid. 4
QF GWS Off with jaw issue in first term, then dazed in Mumford tackle. Returned but not 100%. 4
SF   Jaw.  
PF Geel Started forward and two early goals good for confidence. Secondary ruck role. 5
GF WB Couple of strong marks but in the end his influence petered out. 3

2015 Season

1 Ess Held for three quarters, but became a major factor in final term. 4
2 Port Worked well in tandem with Pyke in ruck and with Franklin up forward. 7
3 GWS Couldn’t get away from Davis and looked well short of best—0 goals, 3 marks. 3
4 Frem Two goals but only nine touches. 5
5 WB Two goals but generally pretty well held by Roughead and others. 5
6 Melb Two early goals put Dees on the back foot. Ended night with four. 7
7 Geel Struggled. Only two marks and one goal with Rivers as his master. 3
8 Haw Two first-term goals then hardly sighted with Lake on his wheel. 4
9 Carl Ended with two goals but far from a convincing performance. 4
10 GCS Well held but was efficient – four kicks for three goals. 4
11 NM Got better of Tarrant in first half then struggled after half time. Two goals. 5
13 Rich Couldn’t shake Chaplin and reported for stray elbow. Struggling. 3
14   Suspended.  
15 Bris Two goals, one from a 50-metre penalty then thrown into ruck in final term. 4
16 Haw Long stints in the ruck and did absolutely nothing. Injured hand to boot. 1
17   Hand.  
18 Adel Three first quarter goals and then spent extra time in ruck. Delivered. 7
19 Geel Horrid forward or ruck. Two marks, one goal and average in ruck. 2
20 Coll Swans making him sing for his supper as first ruck. Did a solid job. 5
21 GWS Imposing in both the ruck and attack. Five goals and 20 hitouts. 8
22 StK Strong contributor in ruck and up forward with three goals. 7
23 GCS Marked strongly and moved freely. Best game of the year came at good time. 8
QF Frem Worked his tail off to provide an option in ruck and forward. Great effort. 7
SF NM Battled hard. Goals to start third and fourth quarters. 7

2014 Season

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5 NEAFL Got through well in return, kicking three.
6   Ribs.  
7   Back.  
8 Haw First game for season netted four goals from five marks to be a key player. 7
9 Ess Booted three goals, but Hooker had his measure for long periods. 5
11 Geel A force: five goals and could have kicked seven. 8
12 GCS Held goalless by Thompson until a knee injury ended his day. 1
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15 GWS Showed a little rust upon return from knee surgery, but still kicked 2.3. 5
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18 Haw Too big and strong for Schoenmakers in the one on ones and always dangerous. 6
19 Ess Hooker stuck close but he still kicked two goals. 3
20 Port Two goals in a tough night for key forwards. 5
21 StK Kicked three as second banana to Buddy. Fisher matched him. 5
22 WB Three first-half goals on Roughead to end with four. Subbed at three quarter time. 7
23 Rich Minus Franklin in the forward line, he had more success when in the ruck. 4
QF Frem Had an impact up the field after being crowded inside 50. 6
PF NM Ended with four goals and played a key role after a shaky start. 7
GF Haw Tried hard but things didn’t go his way. Five marks, one goal. 5

2013 Season

1   Suspended.  
2   Suspended.  
3   Suspended.  
4   Suspended.  
5   Suspended.  
6   Suspended.  
7   Suspended.  
8   Suspended.  
9   Suspended.  
10   Suspended.  
11   Suspended.  
12   Suspended.  
13 Port Two goals in his Sydney debut, the first after only 15 seconds. 4
14 Carl Belied his lack of match fitness and showed great hands in the wet. Valuable addition. 7
15 Melb Kicked 2.4 but held by Frawley until he went off. Got better of McDonald. 5
16 GWS If not for inaccuracy, could have kicked a bag. Marking and competing first-class. 7
17 WCE A focal point up forward and brought many balls to ground for crumbing goals. 7
18 Rich Kicked three nice goals and continues to shape up well in attack. 6
19 WB Strong target up forward and created spills. Six straight goals. 7
20 Coll Dominant forward on the ground as he continues to settle into life as a Swan. 8
21 StK Despite strong opposition from Blake and double teaming kicked five goals. 7
22 Geel Kicked first goal then only touched ball three more times after quarter time. 2
23   Hamstring.  
QF Haw Looked dangerous early with two goals but then Lake worked him up field. 4
SF Carl Subbed out after five minutes with a fibula injury. 0

2012 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 GCS Four first half goals before spending more time rucking in the second half. 7
2 WB Rotated between half forward and supported Sam Jacobs in the ruck. 6
3 Haw On Schoenmakers at start and his marking gave him the edge. 7
4 GWS Great rebound game from the big man, kicked four goals. 8
5 Port Kicked one goal and four behinds, a thorn in the opposition side. 5
6 Syd Had little influence on game apart from one goal. 3
7 Geel His height caused all sorts of problems for Taylor. 7
8 Carl Kicked three and could easily have had six despite best efforts of Jamison. 6
9 Coll Did his best to get Crows over the line, used brute strength when necessary. 6
10 Frem Held goalless. Still worked hard as a target though. 4
12 StK Three goals and a miss in first term when too big for Blake, five for night. 7
13 NM Some terrible early misses then concussed and subbed off at half time. 2
14 Rich Started slowly but ended kicking three goals. 5
15 Port Suffered another head injury and looks doubtful for the trip against GWS. 1
17 WCE Suffered his third concussion in four weeks and subbed out. 1
21 Bris Tipped as a future Lion but did his reputation harm with only seven touches. 3
22 Melb Will gain a lot of confidence from an encouraging performance in his 100th. 7
23 GCS Only the one goal from three attempts. 4
QF Syd Made a minimal contribution, which was disappointing. 2
SF Frem Very quiet first half and only goal for day came from Walker’s generosity. 2
PF Haw Last game for the Crows a beauty which only added salt to fans’ wounds. 8