#28   Sydney Swans

Age: 26yr 2mth Games: 20 Born: Jan 15, 2021
Height: 187cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Classy left footer at half back whose form in the NEAFL has been very good for two years. Will be given every chance to play.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

2 WB On debut showed glimpses of his class. Impact not huge but likely to stay in team to meet the Magpies. 4
3 Coll Fine effort given his inexperience. Snapped up 23 disposals, four tackles and kicked a gaol to be among better performers. 7
4 WCE Had some flashes off half back but didn’t use the ball as well as he can. 5
5 NEAFL Strong response to AFL axing with 31 touches and seven marks in big NEAFL win. A quick return on the cards.
6 Carl Flashed in and out of the game for 19 disposals in a solid performance in a beaten side. Only one inside-50 is telling. 5
7 NEAFL Clearly the Swans best at half back. 30 possessions, nine rebounds and four inside-50s.
8 NM Late inclusion who came in for Florent and had a good night in defence winning plenty of touches. 7
9 StK Desperate to keep hold of his place now he has grabbed a chance and strong disposal made him one of Swans’ best. 7
10 Haw Again okay across half back. Looks settled in that role. 6
11   Bye.  
12 WB Rebounded harder than pong on steroids. Key was fact he gained 427 metres on a night when territory was critical. 6
13 Rich Great game. Defended when he had to but was also able to push to provide an offensive option with 26 possessions. 8
14 Ess Not a big night, but kicked two goals – including one vital major late. 6
15 Melb Usually a safe ball user but missed a lot of targets on the night. 5
16 GCS 21 disposals in a solid performance off the bench, missed a couple of shots though. 6
17 GWS Solid without being spectacular. 16 disposals. 5
18 StK Not a major factor down back. 4
19 Haw Top ball winner with 29 disposals. 7
20 Geel Rebounding defender kicked one great long goal. Laid seven tackles and had 19 disposals to provide nice support. 7
21 Frem Suffered a knee injury in the third term and didn’t return. Just six effective disposals. 4
22   Senior emergency.  
23 Carl Very good on return. Used the ball well, on his left peg, and snapped a beautiful goal. Showed no signs of an injury. 7
EF Ess Didn’t star but like so many teammates did what the situation required; 15 disposals and two tackles. 5
SF Geel Wasn’t a huge factor with 12 effective disposals. No influence on the game. 4

2016 Season

1   Played in NEAFL trial against UWS Giants.  
2 NEAFL Set up play well from the back half to get the Swans going.
3 NEAFL Mopped up well in the former Malceski role in defence. Four rebounds, five inside-50s.
4 NEAFL Ball use was good but didn’t have a big day across half back.
5 NEAFL Mopped up everything that hit the deck in the back half. Big outing.
6 NEAFL Solid enough in back half but didn’t have much to do.
7 NEAFL Did well again in the back half setting numerous forward thrusts.
8 NEAFL Starred across half-back mopping up anything that came his way.
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL Used ball well coming out of defence as an extra man. 26 touches.
11 NEAFL Continued strong form across half back and isn’t far away from a debut.
12 NEAFL Superb work ethic in the back half with 32 disposals, eight tackles and six rebounds.
13 NEAFL Did the business again across half-back to mop up anything that hit the deck.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL Pushing for senior debut – rarely wanted a disposal and won it well in close.
16 NEAFL Again really good in the back half mopping up anything that hit the deck.
17 NEAFL Another consistent effort off half back. Seven inside-50s, four rebound-50s.
18 NEAFL Pushing for senior debut. Damaging across half back with nine rebounds.
19 NEAFL Bye.
20 NEAFL Brilliant performance playing off a wing. 12 marks, two goals.
21 NEAFL Mopped up well early and continued to try to hold Thunder at bay.
22 NEAFL Produced another strong outing in back half. Found space well and tackled hard.
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF VFL Did all he could in back half to get Swans over the line. 35 touches, seven rebounds.

2015 Season

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5 NEAFL Got some touches down back and eased into his work.
6 NEAFL On at quarter time and picked up the pace well. Looked good.
7 NEAFL Didn’t feature until second term but worked into game well.
8 NEAFL Bye.
9 NEAFL Set up play from defence as the quarterback. Good.
10 NEAFL 31 possessions and set up lots of attacks from defence.
11 NEAFL Worked into game to play good rebounding role.
12 NEAFL Bye.
13 NEAFL Mopped up well but not as influential as he has been.
14 NEAFL Tried hard at half back and in midfield but overwhelmed.
15 NEAFL Did most of his work by foot down back – 20 kicks.
16 NEAFL Dominated across half back with 36 touches and a goal.
17 NEAFL Got a bit of ball down back but has been better.
18 NEAFL Mopped up well as extra in defence.
19 NEAFL Bye.
20 NEAFL Mopped up everything that came near him in defence.
21 NEAFL Big ball winner in back half but had hands full in one-on-ones.
22 NEAFL Mopped up well in defence but then injured shoulder.
23   Elbow.  
QF   Elbow.