#16   Adelaide

Age: 27yr 2mth Games: 116 Born: Sep 22, 2020
Height: 181cm Weight: 81kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Groin soreness has kept the defender off the track at times over summer but returned last week against Cats.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 GWS Had the better of Toby Greene who started lively in the opening quarter. 6
2 Haw Moved off Rioli early then went back to him at times. Got better when the side started to get on top. Jagged late goal. 4
3 Port Excellent job on Chad Wingard despite conceding two goals. 7
4 Ess Rarely has his colours lowered, but did this game with McDonald-Tipungwuti slotting four goals. 5
5 GCS Solid as ever in defence and even managed to sneak forward and jag a goal. 6
6 Rich Rebounded magnificently after conceding two goals to Rioli in the first term, and stopped a certain third in the final minute. 6
7 NM Had hands full in back half and never able to get rebound game flowing. 4
8 Melb Battled hard in defence but too many costly turnovers in defence. 4
9 Bris Basked in the Crows dominance after quarter time to collect 17 disposals. 6
10 Frem Did the job on Stephen Hill and played his part in a great Adelaide defensive performance. 6
11 Geel Struggled defensively and offensively. Real nothing sort of game from the dour defender. 3
12   Cheekbone.  
13   Cheekbone.  
14 Haw Struggled with the pace of Poppy conceding two goals. 5
15 Carl Played his role in defence but struggled when playing on taller opponents. 5
16 WB When off early with a suspected knee injury but returned to continue the dominance of the Crows back six defenders. 6
17 Melb Took the dangerous Garlett. Kept him in check and provided good cover for other defenders. 7
18 Geel Defended superbly when he had to and even found time to push forward for a rare sausage roll. 6
19 Coll Kept the mercurial Alex Fasolo goalless. 6
20 Port Didn’t really have an opponent to stop and zoned well to give his defensive teammates an outlet. 6
21 Ess Played his role as usual and was steady all the way. 5
22 Syd Did a great job to restrict Papley to one goal. 6
23 WCE Solid effort against LeCras despite not winning much of the ball. 5
QF GWS Doesn’t get the plaudits, but able to complete most roles assigned to him – including on Greene. Did it again. 7
PF Geel Dour defender did what the coach asked and was able to nullify the Cats’ forwards. 5
GF Rich First four touches were turnovers and looked as nervous as a mobster in the tax office. Copped injury in second term. 3

2016 Season

1 NM Thomas gave him all sorts of trouble early then he tightened up. 3
2 Port Did the job on the mercurial Wingard. 7
3 Rich Steady effort in the back half. Got a bit of the ball too which aided Crows’ rebound. 5
4 Syd Started slowly against McGlynn but rebounded after quarter time. 6
5 Haw Back pocket scored a rare late goal that appeared to make Crows safe. 5
6 Frem Eight rebound-50s, four tackles and two scoring assists. 7
7 WB Battled away down back and played his role quite well. Hit targets with the ball in hand. 6
8 Geel Struggled to curb the brilliance of Motlop. 4
9 GCS Looked to hurt his ankle late after a fairly good game. 5
10 GWS Played well between the 50-metre arcs. 6
11 StK No direct match-up left him as the plus-one in defence. 6
12 WCE Alternated with Cheney on LeCras and shut him down. 6
14 NM Underwhelming but still contributing to team defence. 5
15 Melb Defensively superb at times. Doesn’t get plaudits, just does his job. 6
16   Groin.  
17   Groin.  
18 Geel Hardly sighted as part of the defensive rotation. Seven effective disposals. 3
19 Ess Did the job convincingly on Tipungwuti. 6
20 Bris Kept Green goalless and pushed forward for a goal in the last term. 7
21 Frem Had problems countering Walters’ class. 4
22 Port Needs to tighten up on the opposition’s small forward and play the percentages. 6
23 WCE Too many turnovers in a nervous display. 3
EF NM Kept Thomas to two goals and largely made him a non-factor. Steady. 6
SF Syd Didn’t have a direct match-up and struggled to impact any phase. 3

2015 Season

1 NM Left the game in the third term with a corked thigh. 4
2 Coll Blanketed the dangerous Elliott with a gritty and disciplined display. 7
3 Melb Pushed forward for a crucial goal in third term against the breeze. 5
4 WB Picked up midfielders resting in attack. 4
5 Port Had his hands full with the creativity of Wingard. 4
6 GCS Kept Hall fairly quiet down back and got a bit of ball on rebound. 6
7 StK Playing his role in the back six. 5
8 GWS Had trouble with Greene when the Giant rested forward. 4
9 Frem Played his role in the back six. 5
10 Carl Took Menzel and did a solid job keeping him from getting dangerous. 6
12 Haw Quiet game from the back pocket dynamo. 5
13 Bris Started on Robinson who made an impact early. OK. 5
15 WCE Good on Cripps until the floodgates opened. 5
16 Port Had the impossible task to try and contain Wingard, and was good. 6
17 GCS Continues his find form as part of the defensive back six. 6
18 Syd Purely negative role on Heeney and kept him out of it. 5
19 Rich Had the unenviable task on Martin when he rested forward. 5
20 Ess Defensively stout and pushed up the ground to get involved when he could. 6
21 Bris Went off with what looked like a serious foot injury but returned to play well. 6
22 WCE Played his part stifling the Eagles’ forward entries. 5
23 Geel Quiet. Copped a heavy hit to the head in a marking contest. 3
EF WB On the dangerous Dickson and while handy lowered colours. 3
SF Haw Had a number of match-ups. Not a big impact. 4

2014 Season

1 Geel Went to Bartel at times and OK in nullifying him. Played a steady game. 6
2 Port Struggled with the Port Adelaide half forwards all afternoon. 4
3 Syd Won his fair share of footy across half back. 5
4 StK Well and truly had Templeton’s measure. 6
5 GWS Solid game in the back half. 5
6 WB Got the better of Giansiracusa but neither played a major part. 6
7 Melb Struggling with consistency. 4
9 Coll Nullified small forward Jamie Elliott. 7
10 Carl On a variety of opponents and kept battling without setting game alight. 5
11 GCS Kept Matera down to one goal and was solid with ball in hand. 6
12 Frem Lined up on Ballantyne who had no impact at all. 5
13 NM Had the tough job on Thomas and conceded four goals. 4
14 Ess Tried hard but Winderlich clearly got the better of him. 3
15 Port Started slowly on R.Gray but redeemed himself after quarter time. 6
16 GWS On Smith and did a fair job. 5
17 Haw Kept Breust in check but contributed other costly turnovers. 5
18 Coll Took Elliott (one goal) for the most part and did a fine job quelling him. 7
19 WCE Kept LeCras to one goal. 6
20 Bris Didn’t get a lot of the ball (four touches) despite the side’s dominance. 3
21 Rich Defensively sound but needs to make better decisions with the footy. 4
22 NM Low key defensive game kept Thomas quiet. 5
23 StK Matched up on Schneider and split the contest. 5

2013 Season

1 Ess Did all right in a few contests but injured foot in third term and subbed out. 3
2 Bris Worked into the match well and contributed well in second half. 6
3 Port Needs to produce a more consistent effort to consolidate his spot. 4
4 WB Had the job running with the speedy Dahlhaus and shut him down. 6
5 Carl Struggled on Carlton’s small forwards. Didn’t return after half-time. Concussed. 2
6 Haw Improving with each performance and finished the game without injury. 5
7 GWS Chimed in for his share of the action. 5
8 StK Low key game. 4
9 NM Had to be moved off Thomas early in game. Quiet. 2
10 Frem Had the job on Ballantyne and restricted the goal sneak to one goal. 6
11   Calf.  
12 Rich Ran with King at times and to his credit did a solid job. Not much other way. 5
14 GCS Contained his namesake in defence and won plenty of the ball. 7
15 WCE Starting to attack more from the defensive 50. 6
16 Coll Started on dangerous Krakouer and did well apart from second term. 5
17 Geel Had task on Motlop and importantly got on top as game wore on. 6
18 Frem Had his hands full with Walters but provided good rebound from defence. 5
19 Port Played well in defence running off half back. 6
20 NM Had role on Thomas in second half and was OK. 4
21 WB Took Giansiracusa (two goals) but he actually played him well. 6
22 Melb Solid performance from the running defender and winning plenty of footy. 7
23 WCE Spent majority of the day on Embley and was effective. 5

2012 Season

1 SANFL Good return to footy after a facial injury pre-season.
2 SANFL 19 possessions and three valuable goals for Norwood.
3 SANFL Had 12 touches and five inside 50s for Norwood.
5 SANFL Solid game with 17 touches for the Redlegs.
6 SANFL Had 18 possessions for Norwood.
7 SANFL 19 possessions in Norwood’s Friday night win.
8 SANFL Collected 16 possessions for Norwood.
10 SANFL Best for Norwood. Close to earning an AFL debut.
11 SANFL OK in defence for the ‘Legs. 13 touches.
13 SANFL Had 16 touches and four rebounds in Norwood’s win.
14 SANFL Had 13 disposals and did well late on McIntyre.
15 SANFL Solid with 20 touches for Norwood.
16 GWS The 19-year-old picked up 11 disposals and five marks in a tidy AFL debut. 4
18 SANFL Quiet game for Norwood with nine disposals.
19 SANFL 12 touches in Norwood’s massive win over Sturt.
20 SANFL Had 12 possessions and a goal for Norwood.
21 Bris Had four touches until half time and just seven for the game. Poor. 4
22 Melb Just one possession and a tackle, but spent three quarters as the sub. 1
23 SANFL 22 possessions and six rebounds for Norwood.
PF SANFL Mopped up well down back to finish with 19 touches.