#8   Carlton

Age: 30yr 6mth Games: 161 Born: May 13, 2021
Height: 200cm Weight: 101kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Tireless worker who stayed much healthier in 2016. Has reached his ceiling as a player, but shouldn’t be undervalued.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Rich Rotated ruck/forward and moved well. Ended with two goals and gave a contest. 6
2 Melb Took it right up to Gawn at the stoppages and around the ground. Just shaded in the end, but gave as good as he got. 7
3 Ess Eight clearances and 30 hit-outs reflective of his effort and intensity all afternoon in great battle with Leuenberger. 8
4 GCS Beaten in the ruck by Witts and was disappointing around the ground with his ability to find the ball. 4
5   Soreness.  
6 Syd Two goals in final term helped put the Swans away. Up to that point had battled manfully in the ruck against Sinclair. 6
7 Coll Had the early edge on Grundy and wound up level on hit-outs (29-30) so call the contest a tie. 5
8 StK Huge game. Won a heap of ball around ground and was a big reason why the Blues broke even in the clearances. 8
9 Frem Battled hard against Sandilands. Had 22 possessions and took five marks. 6
10 NM Having a wonderful season. Beat Goldstein in the ruck, and around ground. His worth ethic was super laying a game high nine tackles. 8
11   Bye.  
12 GWS Huge game from the ruckman. Athleticism worried Mumford all day and was among best in 150th game. 8
13 GCS Lion hearted in the ruck all night, and took some critical defensive marks. 8
14 Rich Has to be working his way into All-Australian calculations. Towelled up Nankervis in ruck duels and around ground. 9
15 Adel Won the ruck contests and the match-up around the ground against Sam Jacobs. 7
16 Melb Great game. Gave Gawn a bath and was able to gather 18 disposals, four clearances, seven tackles and kicked a goal. 8
17 WB Huge again in the ruck. All Australian certainly not out of the equation given current streak of form; five clearances. 8
18 Bris Intriguing battle with Martin. Oddly, was Blues second highest disposals by half time. 6
19 Geel Slow start but worked into the game in the second term before being knocked out by a Dangerfield tackle. 5
20 Ess Misjudged the flight of the ball a lot early but monstered Bellchambers. Eight clearances, seven tackles and 15 touches. 8
21 WCE Good contest with Vardy. Neither man dominated. Kreuzer won more of the ball. 6
22 Haw His battle with McEvoy was epic. Another tractor like performance. Last quarter goal was pivotal. 7
23 Syd Worked his backside off again. Collected a staggering nine clearances to go with his 16 disposals and 37 hit outs. 8

2016 Season

1 Rich Got hands on ball early, including a goal but then slowed up. Showed importance though. 5
2 Syd Won hit-outs but had very little influence around the ground. 4
3 GCS Shouldered most of the ruck work in a fairly even battle with Nicholls. 5
4 WB Took first mark midway through third term. Better after half time but not a huge impact. 4
5 Frem Held his own rucking. Didn’t do much around the ground. 4
6 Ess Three contested marks but didn’t find enough ball to do any real damage. 4
7 Coll Main rucking duties in absence of Phillips and got the Blues rolling forward. Some tap-work superb. 6
8 Port Hurt knee and spent time in rooms but returned to play a strong role in the final term. 6
9   Knee.  
10 Geel Got through a power of work in the ruck and laid 12 tackles to boot. Great effort. 7
11 Bris Didn’t return after half time after copping a head blow and falling ill during the break. 2
12 StK Lowered colours to Hickey in ruck, but kept trying to apply pressure. 5
14 GWS Contributed well in the ruck (28 hit-outs) and was OK resting forward. 5
15 Coll Won some hit-outs but beaten by Grundy around the ground. Down on form. 4
16 Adel Horrible game. Two marks and no presence. Got to be better than that. 1
17 WCE Struggled to influence the flow of the game but did have seven clearances. 4
18 Syd Solid display in the ruck (23 hit-outs) and took six marks (two contested) around the ground. 5
19 Haw A workhorse performance. Provided a handy target when forward. 6
20 StK Started forward then went into the ruck. Beaten by Hickey and had little impact. 4
21 Bris Won the ruck duel against Martin and also performed well in general play. 6
22 Melb Rucked and went forward. Broke even with Gawn. 6
23 Ess Looked better forward than in the ruck. Solid without shining. 5

2015 Season

1   Foot.  
2   Foot.  
3   Foot.  
4   Foot.  
5   Foot.  
6 VFL Kicked two goals in just on three quarters in return from injury.
7 VFL Got through second game back OK. Did some good things.
8   Foot.  
9 VFL Great signs with 38 hitouts and 20 possessions.
10 Adel Two third-term goals and one towering mark were a big positive. 5
12 Port Couple of towering marks but beaten in ruck by Lobbe and up forward. 3
13 GCS Four tackles, eight marks and 18 disposals a handy return. Moved well. 7
14 WB Interesting duel with Roughead then Minson. Probably shaded on night. 6
15 Rich Huge positive. Moved well, took some nice marks and among better Blues. 7
16 Frem A highlight. Won his share of the footy and gave the team a target. 6
17 Haw At least impacted Hawks’ flow at times. Work-rate first class. 6
18 NM Shared ruck time and also in attack. Some positive signs in both roles. 6
19 Coll Lowered colours in ruck to Grundy but tried hard around the ground. 5
20 Bris Had his share of hit-outs but in the main lowered colours to Martin. 5
21 Melb Dominated the game in first half (three goals) and a key factor throughout. 8
22 GWS OK early but faded from the game and Downie got on top. 5
23 Haw Quiet start but got into the game as it wore on. 24 hitouts. Will he be a Blue next year? 5

2014 Season

1 Port Not a big factor in first three quarters. Finished reasonably. 4
2   Foot.  
3   Foot.  
4   Foot.  
5   Foot.  
6   Foot.  
7   Foot.  
8   Foot.  
9   Foot.  
10   Foot.  
11   Foot.  
12   Foot.  
13   Foot.  
14   Foot.  
15   Foot.  
16   Foot.  
17   Foot.  
18   Foot.  
19   Foot.  
20   Foot.  
21 VFL Got through three quarters. 11 possessions.
22   Ill.  
23   Ill.  

2013 Season

1 Rich Competed strongly and played a role in getting the Blues back into it. 6
2 Coll Task was easier with injury to Jolly but continued to work hard. 7
3 Geel Injured thumb in first term and his night was done after one disposal. 1
4   Thumb.  
5   Thumb.  
6   Thumb.  
7 StK Looked restricted by broken thumb and managed just two marks. 3
8 Port Clunked some big grabs and should have kicked multiple goals. Inaccurate. 6
9 Bris Good in the air but shocking in front of goal. Three behinds was his return. 6
10 GWS Big in the ruck with 37 hit-outs. Laid eight tackles and found some good form. 8
11 Ess Ruckwork excellent but not as big an impact around ground. 5
12 Haw Had 13 hit-outs to advantage and big reason why side had 21 more clearances. 6
14 Syd Compelling battle with Pyke and can hold his head high. Good after half time. 7
15 Coll Looked threatening but impact petered out as Pies took control – two goals. 5
16 StK Took the ruck honours in his 100th game. 6
17 NM Troubled by gash to head in first term. Lifted in third quarter and strong at end. 6
18 GCS Dominated the ruck and gave midfielders first use. 8
19 Frem Toiled manfully against Sandilands but still doesn’t do enough to impact the game. 4
20   Calf.  
21   Calf.  
22   Calf.  
23 Port Laid eight tackles, had 12 hit-outs and kicked a goal. 6
EF Rich Treated for ankle/achilles injury from early in the game. Battle on but restricted. 4

2012 Season

1 Rich Great mobility and follow-up work plus some big contested marks. 8
2 Bris Took a while to warm to the game, but then was effective. 6
3 Coll Generated heaps of attacks from ruck in first half. 8
4 Ess Good start but lowered his colours to Ryder and Bellchambers. 5
5 Frem Only three hits-outs to advantage and 10 disposals in a quiet night. 3
6 GWS “Sore knee” came good in time to play. Solid, grinding effort. 7
7 StK Had eight first possessions and five hitouts to advantage. Tried very hard. 6
8 Adel Horrible day. Two more possessions than he had hit-outs to advantage (five). 2
9 Melb Stats overstate his influence which wasn’t huge. 5
11 Geel Took one towering mark and kicked a goal but missed another easy one. 4
12 WCE Kicked opening goal of first and third quarters but not a whole lot in between. 4
14 Haw Very quiet early. Often found himself uncomfortable in defence on Hale. 3
15 Coll Worked over the dour Jolly and critical in the win with his creativity. 8
16 NM Battled hard in ruck but little impact around the ground. 4
18 Rich Split the ruck honours with Maric but a couple of important marks. 5
19 Syd Not as big an impact around the ground as normal. Struggling with injury. 4
20 Bris Quiet first half then started to find his range for two goals. Didn’t star. 6
21 Ess Only showed glimpses but kept Bellchambers from doing damage. 4
22 GCS Was the dominant big man on the field, but needed to push forward more. 6
23 StK Looked exhausted by the game and the season at the end. Had 44 taps. 6