Orren STEPHENSON

#37  

Age: 37yr 1mth Games: 15 Born: Jul 15, 2020
Height: 200cm Weight: 104kg Position: RUC
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Opportunity beckons for the veteran rookie with the injury to Maric and the questions over Hampson’s ability to be a No. 1 ruckman. Played only a handful of senior games last year and held his own, but is a stop-gap at best in a top eight contender.

2014 NAB Cup:   Limited game time against Melbourne. His only senior outing.

2014 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 PM 30 hitouts to give the Tiger midfielders first use.
2 PM Good battle with Thurlow in the ruck. Solid enough.
3 WB Back-up ruck thrust into No.1 role and gallant against Minson. 6
4 VFL Controlled the ruck against Coburg.
5 VFL Competed hard as always in the ruck. Just solid.
6 VFL Controlled the ruck contests to give midfielders first use.
7 VFL Gigantic in the ruck with 60+ hitouts in win over Cats.
8 VFL Bye.
9 VFL Shaded in the ruck by Ceglar. 23 hitouts.
10 VFL Left the field in the first half with an injury.
11 VFL Had 30 hitouts in number one ruck role.
12 VFL Bye.
13   Didn’t play for Richmond VFL.  
14 VFL Kicked three goals and dominated Wallace in the ruck.
15 VFL Kicked two goals and helped wear down Grundy in ruck.
16 VFL 36 hitouts to give Tigers’ first use. Pushed forward for a goal too.
17 VFL Rotated with Hampson in the ruck and fared better against Simpson.
18 VFL Had 19 hitouts but wasn’t involved a lot at ground level.
19 VFL Good battle with American Jason Holmes. Just shaded it.
20 VFL Shared ruck duties with Hampson. 37 hitouts.
21 VFL 25 hitouts in tandem with Hampson. Solid effort.
22 VFL Double-teamed Minson but the All-Australian got a lot of ball around ground.
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2013 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 PM Controlled the ruck until being rested in the final term.
2 VFL Dominated the ruck against Pierce.
3 VFL Pushed forward to boot two goals, but Wood had his measure in ruck.
4 VFL Won the ruck duel against smaller opponents. Good effort.
5 VFL Strong game again in the ruck. Dominant at this level.
6 VFL Controlled the ruck against Sikora. Pushed forward too.
7 Port His first game for Richmond and won 28 hit-outs. 7
8 Melb Some of his ruck work handy but not a big impact around the ground. 3
9 VFL Shaded in the ruck, which is unusual.
10 VFL Slow start but wore down Bendigo rucks with 33 hit-outs.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Battled hard in the ruck against Grundy and Witts. Solid.
13   Didn’t play for Coburg.  
14 StK Fill-in ruckman did the job well. 5
15 NM Struggled to get over Goldstein in the ruck and forced to push forward. 4
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Rucked well against Daw and Currie. Important contribution.
18 VFL Worked hard against Warnock, but the Blues took the points.
19 Haw Struggled to get into game and subbed out in third when rain came. 1
20   Senior emergency.  
21 VFL A rare down afternoon in the ruck against Hawks trio.
22 VFL Good battle with Skipper in the ruck. Honours shared.
23 Ess Shared the ruck duties with Maric and help give his onballers first use. 5
QF   Senior emergency.  
EF   Senior emergency.  
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2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Frem Found Sandilands tough to counter. Subbed out when game opened up. 2
3 NM Not really a factor despite 11 touches. Still finding his feet at big league. 3
4 VFL Competed well at the ruck taps, OK around ground.
5 VFL Dominated the ruck and pushed forward to be dangerous.
6 VFL Battled with Fitzpatrick and Spencer. Not his best game.
8 Coll Did OK and took it up to Jolly all night but only three of 17 h/o to advantage. 5
9 WB Battled hard but influence from his ruck work not great – four hitouts to adv. 3
10 GWS Only one kick (for a goal) and two hit-outs to advantage before subbed off. 2
11 Carl Offered little in the ruck or around ground. Needs to realise his limitations. 2
13 VFL Gave Cats midfield first use at the stoppages. Good.
15 VFL Clearly the best big man on the ground. Dominant.
16 VFL Dominated the ruck against Wood.
18 VFL Rucked well at the stoppages but quiet elsewhere.
19 Haw Exceeded expectations with eight clearances and 12 contested possessions. 6
20 WCE Battled hard but overwhelmed by Eagle duo – gave away five free kicks. 4
23 VFL The better of the two Cats rucks on return from injury.
EF VFL Slow start but gradually gained the upper hand.
SF VFL Named best for the Cats and dominant early.
PF VFL Rucked strongly as expected but Skipper had an impact when ball hit the deck.