Age: 35yr 3mth Games: 223 Born: May 25, 2021
Height: 184cm Weight: 83kg Position: MID
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Having entered the twilight years of his career, the former St Kilda captain has been a calming influence on the group since arriving in 2010. He will again be asked to shoulder the load as an inside mid, but the addition of Adams will provide assistance. Missed three games last year due to calf complaints.

2014 NAB Cup:   Did what he had to in midfield. Ticking over nicely.

2014 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Frem Tried hard and one of few Pies to play two-way football – seven clearances, nine tackles. 7
2 Syd Shanked a set shot out on the full, but otherwise played his typical role. 5
3 Geel Won 13 contested possessions, had six clearances and was tough around the ball. 7
4 Rich Worked hard in close and spent time across half forward. Did his bit. 7
5 NM Sub. If suffering from gastro why did he play? Pies got away with one. 1
6 Ess Provided support to the guns. Laid five tackles and used the ball well. 6
7 Carl Kept grinding away. 5
9 Adel Battled hard but little impact with the ball to hurt the Crows. 4
10 WCE Strong around the footy and particularly good later. 6
11   Calf.  
12 Melb Sub. Strange sub but quickly racked up some stats in the final term. 2
13 WB Fairly quiet. Only 15 possessions but kicked a second term goal. 5
14 Haw In at the coalface as always. Three score assists. 7
15 Carl Helped get side off to a flyer and ended with two goals and six tackles. 6
16   Calf.  
17 Ess Toiled away without big impact and disposal wayward. 3
18   Back.  
19 VFL Slow start but had a big final term to get Pies’ over line.
20 VFL Strong worker in Magpie midfield. Certain to earn a recall.
21 Bris Started brightly (seven first-term disposals) then plodded. 5
22 GWS Sub. On early and but wasn’t a factor until final term when experience shone. 5
23 Haw Farewell game played like the previous 223. In and under all night. 5

2013 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5 VFL Got through first game back well. Won plenty of ball.
6 VFL Good in tight in second game back. Solid effort.
7 VFL Bye.
8 Geel First game in over a year was handy. Six tackles and kicked well. 4
9 Syd Early looked more comfortable. Kicking efficiency down. Helped third term effort. 5
10 Bris Has slipped back into the groove without a hitch. Solid game. 6
11 Melb Finding some form with a polished performance. Ball use first class. 7
12   Calf.  
13   Calf.  
14 Port Typical Luke Ball performance, in and under winning six clearances. 7
15 Carl Chugged away to gather 11 contested poss and six clearances through the middle. 7
16 Adel Strong match in his 200th game, hitting packs hard and kicking well. 8
17 GCS In and under as usual and tried right til the end but pacy Suns troubled him. 5
18   Calf.  
19 Ess High-intensity effort highlighted by 11 cont poss, four clearances, four inside-50s. 7
20 Syd One of Collingwood's best and hitting peak form at just the right time. 8
21 Haw Solid worker although subdued. Laid a team-high seven tackles. 5
22 WCE Fine first half then subbed out at the half after injuring hand late in second term. 4
23   Calf.  
EF Port Took time to settle into his work but then a good toiler around the ball. 6

2012 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Haw Great first half but wilted a little and disposals efficiency down. 6
2 Rich Ticked over nicely from the start. 6
3 Carl Hurt knee – twice – and out of the game before half time. 2