Rhys PALMER

#24  

Age: 30yr 6mth Games: 123 Born: Feb 13, 2021
Height: 181cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Capable forward/midfielder who’ll need to win more of his own ball given he’s working in a much thinner outfit.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Carlton

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3 Ess Former Docker/Giant wasn’t able to find any space. Only shot at goal went out on the full. 2
4   Senior emergency.  
5   Knee.  
6 VFL Game time was monitored for the veteran, as his stats reflect. Just 13 disposals and four tackles.
7 VFL Hard worker through midfield and at half forward. 22 possessions and six clearances.
8   Knee.  
9 VFL Good contributor in the win with 30 possessions and five clearances.
10   Bye.  
11   Bye.  
12 VFL In everything early in midfield, then had the clamps put on by Lions mids. 29 touches, six clearances.
13 VFL Strong performer on the day. 29 touches, 13 tackles. One of the Blues best.
14 VFL Battled hard all day against the tide in midfield. 26 possessions and seven clearances.
15 VFL Missed a few clear chances to put scoreboard pressure on Hawks, but found ball well.
16 VFL In everything in early contests, then impact lessened as the game wore on.
17 VFL Honest contributor at VFL level and that's about it at this stage of his career.
18 VFL Got better as the game wore on. Works hard when he doesn't have the ball, evident by his seven tackles.
19 VFL Experienced player was solid. Kicked an important goal and added eight tackles.
20 VFL Strong worker in midfield unit. Won the ball well.
21 VFL The best of the Blues with 31 touches, eight clearances and seven inside 50s.
22 VFL Won his fair share of footy in midfield, but was a bit scrappy with ball use.
23 VFL Booted three goals in the first half to give the Blues some life. Stifled after that.

2016 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Melb Three score assists and got involved at times without setting game alight. 5
2 Geel Quiet one at half forward. No damage on the scoreboard and struggled defensively. 2
3 Syd Even effort with two goals playing as a small forward. 4
4 Port Presented well as a small forward and was rewarded with three goals. 5
5   Senior emergency.  
6 Haw Back in team and worked hard across half forward. Did his bit with three goals. 7
7 Frem Won the ball in congestion and gave the team great run. 6
8 GCS Read the ball well in forward 50 and got into the right positions to contribute with three goals. 5
9 WB Dropped off after a prolific first half, registering just four possessions after the main break. 4
10 Adel Horror night. Everything thing he touched turned to rubbish. 1
11   Toe.  
12 NEAFL Kicking was poor at times, but finished with a staggering 14 clearances and seven inside-50s.
13 NEAFL Massive day – 52 touches (23 contested), 14 clearances and 11 inside-50s.
14 Carl Even effort in forward half, but failed to capitalise in front of goal with 0.3. 4
16 Coll Minimal impact on game and didn’t get enough of the ball. 3
17 NEAFL Didn’t return to the field after injuring his calf early.
18   Calf.  
19 NEAFL Bye.
20 NEAFL Played his role in big win. Six inside-50s and kicked two goals.
21 NEAFL Made it look easy with 20 contested possessions, 12 inside-50s and 10 clearances.
22 NEAFL Huge outing – 11 inside-50s, eight clearances, eight tackles and six goals.
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF NEAFL Big ball winner (32 touches), but was sloppy by foot and missed some chances – 1.4.
PF WB Johnson replacement didn’t hit the scoreboard and struggled to impact. 3

2015 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 StK Found space to work in and ended with a goal and five inside-50s. 6
2 Melb Played as a defensive forward on Howe and did well to curb his impact. 7
3 Syd Three goals including a ripping snap from the pocket. Made most of chances. 7
4 GCS Defensive forward on Malceski and made sure the former Swan’s rough run continued. 6
5   Shoulder.  
6   Shoulder.  
7   Shoulder.  
8   Shoulder.  
9   Shoulder.  
10 NEAFL Back from injury and got straight back into groove. 28 disp.
11 NEAFL Put hand up for recall with 33 possessions in midfield.
12 NM GWS’s most dangerous forward with three goals and worked hard defensively. 7
14 Rich Three goals from seven kicks in an opportunistic display. 6
15 StK In forward line mostly pitted against Webster. Wayward in finishing. 5
16 GCS Put ball inside 50 six times as he played a high half forward role. 4
17 Geel Copped heavy knock to back in first term and subbed out. 1
18   Hamstring.  
19 Ess Gave Stanton too much room early but kicked crucial goal in run-on. 5
20 Port Began with the AFL miss of the season to be the Giants’ best with five goals. 8
21 Syd OK early but drifted out of the game. 5
22 Carl Plenty of ball at half forward and pushing into midfield. 6
23 Melb Kicked an early goal and worked up into the game for 20 possessions. 6

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Hamstring in second term forced him from field. Had tracked McVeigh. 3
2   Hamstring.  
3   Hamstring.  
4   Hamstring.  
5   Hamstring.  
6   Hamstring.  
7 Port The forward made a solid return from injury, just wasteful with 2.3. 6
8 WCE Worked up the ground from half forward to get his hands on the ball. OK. 6
10 Rich Tried to go with Deledio but was found wanting for pace and nous around the ball. 4
11 Haw Fine job quelling Birchall’s influence and added two goals. 6
12 Ess Had defensive forward role on Hibberd and cut his output. Also kicked vital goal. 7
13 Bris Good job as negating forward and won a heap of his own ball. 6
14 Carl Kicked three goals to take his tally to 12 from eight games this year. Played well. 7
15 Syd Played well without kicking a goal for the first time since Round 1. 6
16 Adel Tagged Thompson who got away, then moved to Smith second half 4
17 Frem Flitted in and out of the contest but efficiency not up to scratch. 4
18 Geel One goal but only eight effective disposals and no tackles. 4
19 Rich Looked to halt Houli’s run off half back and kicked a goal. Did OK. 5
20 NM Superb forward tag on Dal Santo who no impact at all. 7
21 Melb Got ball roll rolling with early goal and ended with four in critical performance. 8
22 Coll Kicked 1.1 and worked up into midfield well. Solid showing again. 6
23 WB Two goals again as a defensive forward and has found his niche. 7
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2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 NEAFL Worked tirelessly through the midfield.
2 Port Given tagging role on Hartlett and tried to niggle all night.Got under his skin. 4
3   Calf.  
4 Melb Kicked two goals and creative across half forward. 6
5 GCS Worked hard, tackled well and kicked a couple of goals. 6
6 Ess Played as a defensive forward but wasteful in front of the sticks. 5
7 Adel Did little other than get reported for striking Dangerfield 3
8 Haw Negating forward on Birchall and drove him mad with close attention. 6
9 WCE Good battle with Hurn and seems to be relishing a lockdown forward role. 6
10 Carl Ran hard but disposal let him down at times – not the worst. 6
11 Geel Kicked a goal in first, second and final terms. Played his role. 7
12   Foot.  
13   Foot.  
14   Foot.  
15 WB Returned from injury and used as a late substitute. 3
16 Syd Worked hard but let himself down too often by butchering the ball. 3
17 NEAFL Bye.
18   Foot.  
19   Foot.  
20   Foot.  
21   Foot.  
22   Foot.  
23   Foot.  
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2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd One of a handful of Giants with senior experience. Certainly did his bit. 6
2 NM Made a lot of mistakes by foot and in general. 3
3 WCE 21 touches and two goals but kicking efficiency deplorable. 5
4 Adel Managed four clearances but needs to lift quickly to help out his team. 3
6 Carl Won his share of footy but didn’t always use it smartly. 5
7 GCS Solid game finding the ball but efficiency well down. 5
8 Bris Did well against the odds. 7
12 Rich Kicked two goals but team needed him to find more footy than he did. 5
13 Melb Won plenty of footy but didn’t really hurt the Demons – one inside-50. 6
14 Syd Took a terrific contested mark and kicked the goal on top of 25 touches. 7
15 Haw Swapped from long to short sleeves early in game. 10 touches in final term. 5
16 Adel Subbed out after copping an accidental knee to the head in the second term. 2
17 Frem Had 22 possessions but turned the ball over a lot. 5
18 Coll Roamed the ground in search of possessions but never able to break free. 4
21 NEAFL Kicked a goal but career has gone south quickly.
23 NM Threw himself into contests early and kicked three goals in a nice effort. 7