Nathan WRIGHT

#34   St Kilda

Age: 25yr 1mth Games: 33 Born: Feb 16, 2021
Height: 185cm Weight: 79kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Tough and quick player who was thrust into new role of defensive forward late last year and held spot for closing months. In good touch.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Melb Some good breakaways early with pace and aggression at the ball, but not sustained. 3
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4 VFL Kicked two goals and had 13 touches to play his role but wasn’t his best outing.
5 VFL In and out of the game with 13 touches but laid seven tackles to keep in the contest.
6 VFL Best game this season. Great tackling pressure and won lots of the ball – 25 touches.
7 GWS Used as a pressure forward with eye to stopping rebounding Giants. Jagged two goals in a handy contribution in tight game. 6
8 VFL Had some handy contributions but wasn’t a big stats day.
9 VFL Copped an early knock and was put on ice.
10   Concussion.  
11 VFL Laid nine tackles and got a bit of the ball, but not his absolute best at this level.
12 Adel Another Saints player who had no impact on the game, needs to do more to cement his spot in the team. 2
13   Shoulder.  
14   Shoulder.  
15 VFL Didn’t get much of the ball – just six touches, but booted two goals.
16 VFL Kicked a goal and missed a few other chances. Okay, but needs to do more to earn senior recall.
17 VFL Not his best day with just 11 disposals.
18 VFL Kept moving the ball forward in a so-so game.
19 VFL Busy day at the coalface with 18 contested possessions, 30 disposals, eight clearances and eight tackles.
20 VFL Tackled like madman, but didn’t have an impact offensively.
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against Box Hill Hawks.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Williamstown.  
3 VFL Just 11 possessions and is facing an uphill battle already to break into senior side.
4 VFL. Bye.
5 VFL Turned the ball over far too often coming out of defence.
6 VFL Toiled away but wasn’t his best game.
7 VFL OK at times but wasn’t a big factor despite Zebs’ dominance.
8 VFL Gave some run off half back but skills again let him down at key times.
9 VFL Ball use was better streaming off half-back. One of his better recent outings.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Gave great drive into attack with four inside-50s and two nice goals.
12 Carl Went largely unnoticed but tried to run through the lines when he had chance. 2
14 Geel First two career goals in opening term. Heavy knock to shoulder but came back to help. 5
15   Shoulder.  
16 Ess Didn’t get much of the ball but tackled fiercely down back. 3
17 Melb Competitive approach was utilised as a forward. Contests well but needs polish. 3
18 WB Defensive forward on Johannissen. Hard nut who chipped in to do his bit. 5
19 NM In negating forward role shows great pace and endeavour. 5
20 Carl In defensive forward role doing OK until heavy knock just before half time. 3
21 Syd Defensive forward kicked a goal but was otherwise limited. 4
22 Rich Unsighted for three quarters then made an impact pressuring in attack. 3
23 Bris In defensive forward role kicked two goals and showed tenacity. 5

2015 Season

1   Adductor.  
2 GCS Late inclusion as sub. Came on for injured Saad in third term and was excellent. 4
3 Coll Sub didn’t have a big impact this week. 2
4 Carl Showed pace at times. 3
5 VFL Provided good run off half back in loss to Blues.
6 VFL Ball use still needs improvement but cant fault effort.
7 VFL Scrappy at times by foot – needs to clean it up to earn recall.
8 VFL Six possessions then off with a corkie.
9 VFL Strong running game off half back against Werribee.
10 VFL Provided dash off half back when the game stagnated.
11 VFL Broke game open at times with run off half back. Good.
12 VFL Bye.
13 VFL Provided run but made some poor errors and lost opponent.
14 VFL Unable to provided adequate drive off half back.
15 VFL Just eight touches and wasn’t effective by foot.
16 VFL Copped a head knock early and sat out with concussion.
17 VFL In a form slump and needs to find a way out of it.
18 VFL Bye.
19 Frem Sub came on third quarter and got amongst it. 2
20 NM Showed out a bit early on Garner but then dropped off. 4
21   Finger.  
22   Finger.  
23   Finger.  

2014 Season

1 Melb Didn’t get much of the footy at half back. 3
2 GWS Worked hard off half back. 5
3 WCE Had to work hard down back but kept intensity up. Kicking sometimes wonky. 5
4 Adel Did well early til suspected fracture of fibula forced him off. 2
5   Leg.  
6   Leg.  
7   Leg.  
8   Leg.  
9   Leg.  
10   Leg.  
11   Leg.  
12   Leg.  
13   Leg.  
14 VFL Made it through a half in development league on return.
15 VFL Slowly regaining full match fitness at half back. OK.
16 VFL Quiet then sat out rest of game after a heavy knock.
17   Concussion.  
18 VFL Unable to provide drive from defence due to Cats’ dominance.
19 VFL Scrappy by foot at times but gave some drive off half back.
20 VFL Gave run on outside and broke the lines well.
21 Syd Young half back looked good in return after long absence. Tried hard. 5
22 Rich Did some real nice things off half back and will be a player. 5
23 Adel Started on Betts the copped a knock. 2
QF VFL Only 12 possessions running off half back.
SF    
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

1   Rested.  
2 VFL Had an impact with his run and should debut soon enough.
3 GWS Debutant looked at home in first game on half-back flank. Fast and strong. 6
4 Ess One nice dash downfield but not much else of note for youngster. 2
5 Syd Showed glimpses of real dash and will be a player. 4
6 Coll Again looked the part with his run off half back and had edge over Krakouer. 6
7 Carl Good job on Betts until Betts cleaned him up. Subbed off with jaw injury. 5
8   Jaw.  
9   Jaw.  
10 NM Showed some resistance early compared to others. 4
11   Back.  
12   Back.  
13 VFL Provided some run and drive off half back but blazed away too often.
14 Rich Good in defence in first half. 5
15 Frem Not as good as previously in defence and subbed off in third term. 3
16 VFL OK early, but then rested as senior emergency.
17 VFL Kicked a goal and provided his customary dash on occasions.
18 VFL Quiet outing with just 14 possessions at half back.
19   Back.  
20 VFL Gave good run from half back to end with 22 disposals.
21 VFL Ran hard off half back with 15 touches and four marks.
22 VFL Did well at half back with 22 touches and a nice goal.
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QF    
SF    
PF    
GF