#37   GWS Giants

Age: 26yr 9mth Games: 55 Born: Feb 09, 2021
Height: 207cm Weight: 104kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Signed contract extension over summer and stepped out in both JLT matches. Is he the best back-up ruck option in the game?

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Adel Lucky to be given a gift goal after a soft free kick in the second term. 4
2 GCS Didn’t have a massive outing, but kicked two goals and was steady in the front half. 5
3 NM Scored the first goal but generally well held by the Roos’ experienced tall defenders. 4
4 Port Kicked one goal and won some good ball at ground level. Okay without being at his best. 5
5 Syd Wasn’t a major factor, but chipped in to do his it. 5
6 WB Started well with early goal and contested marking a feature of his game. Only seven effective disposals but had an impact. 5
7 StK One goal from 11 touches but didn’t stay in the game long enough to worry the Saints playing forward/ruck. 4
8 Coll Stood tall to kick two first-half goals and prove a thorn in Magpie defence. 6
9 Rich Kicked a long goal, but Astbury had his measure for most of the night. Sat out final hour with buttock issue. 3
10   Groin.  
11   Groin.  
12   Groin.  
13   Groin.  
14 NEAFL Held goalless in big loss on return from injury.
15 Geel Horrible until final term when kicked a key goal and had chance to kick another. Ended with five kicks. 4
16 Haw Just average and maybe GWS were better off with another runner. Or rest Mumford and keep Lobb. 4
17 Syd Better than last week and took some good marks (eight) at either end of the ground. But no forward line pressure is a concern. 5
18 Rich Second ruck option struggled. One mark and three kicks not enough to help team. 2
19 Frem Mixes his really good with his really bad. When he uses his frame to take big grabs he is big, but then he will go and make a silly turnover. 5
20 Melb Presented up the ground – especially into the wind – to give an option. But wasn’t really his day. 4
21 WB Two kicks in opening half then took his game up a level after main break to grab some nice marks and impact the game. 6
22   Groin.  
23 Geel Dangerous forward and in the ruck in first half but struggled to get into the game after main break. 5
QF Adel Forced into defence in second term to stop the bleeding. Looked all at sea at both ends at stages. 3
SF WCE Handed the main ruck responsibility and relished the chance. Beat Vardy and Petrie and marked well. 7
PF Rich Looked nervous and made some mistakes early in the game. Never really recovered; nine disposals. 2

2016 Season

1 Melb Grabbed four contested marks, kicked 2.3 and presented brilliantly. Great game. 7
2 Geel Marking superb and could easily have ended with three goals. Instead got one. 5
3 Syd Failed to impact the scoreboard as a key forward. 2
4 Port Finished with four majors and was superb overhead with three contested marks. 6
5 StK Played a lesser role with return of Cameron and went goalless. Spent time in ruck and defence. 4
6 Haw More than a handful in attack ­taking contested mark after contested mark. A fine effort with xx goals. 8
7 Frem His contested marking was again a highlight. 6
8 GCS Took two strong contested marks and made the most of his opportunities with 3.0. 5
9 WB Lifted after a quiet first half up forward and strong in the air with four contested marks. 4
10 Adel Struggled to make an impact on the game, did manage one goal. 4
11 Geel Grabbed one courageous mark but well held all match by Lonergan and co. 2
12 Syd Good duel with Grundy. Strong overhead marking a feature with four contested marks. 5
13 Ess Massive second half – 13 touches, four marks, and helped right the Giants’ ship. 7
14 Carl Helped Mumford out in the ruck and provided a good target up forward. 5
16 Coll After a quiet first half was given ruck time to get him into game. Great pair of hands. 5
17 Bris He caused problems, taking three contested marks and kicking a goal before an injury late in game. 5
18 Port Had eight tackles and 12 hit-outs. 5
19 Rich Honest performance up forward and in the ruck before injuring ankle in third quarter. 4
20 GCS Took a couple of crucial marks in defence in the second half. 4
21 WCE Nearly proved to be the game-breaker in front half with four goals. Price tag just went up. 8
22 Frem Big last term after being hardly sighted for three quarters. Only the 1 mark. 4
23 NM Hobbled early with leg issue but returned. Spent time in ruck and attack. Fair. 4
QF Syd Able to regularly drop back in front of defence and help cut off Swan thrusts. 5
PF WB Hit the scoreboard and was dangerous at times around the ball. Handy. 6

2015 Season

2 NEAFL Spent most of game in attack. Three goals.
3 NEAFL Kicked a goal and spent time in ruck. Was OK.
4 NEAFL Best big man on ground. Five goals and eight hitouts.
5   Senior emergency.  
6 NEAFL Injured early and played no further part.
7 NEAFL Proved too big for Lions defence when resting forward. Three goals.
8 NEAFL Spent most of day in attack. Two goals and six marks.
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL Unstoppable in attack with seven goals. Too big and strong.
11 NEAFL Held goalless in attack and had 16 hitouts in ruck.
12 NM Thrown into the deep end opposed to Mumford and was beaten. Tried hard though. 4
14 Rich Youngster showed plenty in ruck and up forward. Kicked a goal late. 4
15 StK On Fisher and not a factor in attack or ruck. 3
16 GCS Did some impressive things and booted two goals. 5
17 Geel Lot to like about his effort. Four marks and moved well across the ground. 5
18 Frem Tried his guts out in a difficult ruck battle. 5
19 Ess Played mostly forward and wasn't really a factor. 3
20 Port Struggled to make an impact. 4
21 Syd No impact in attack. 3
22 NEAFL 35 hitouts but inaccurate in front of goal with 0.3.
23 NEAFL Bye.

2014 Season

1 PM Did well in the ruck rotating with Downie and Phillips.
2 NEAFL Was the best big man on the ground and won the ruck duel.
3 NEAFL Rucked well all day in tandem with Downie.
4 NEAFL Good with hit outs but limited influence around ground.
5 NEAFL Bye.
6 NEAFL Struggled to have an impact.
7 NEAFL Best game of year after struggling last week, kicked three.
8 NEAFL Very good in a losing side with 29 hitouts.
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL Alternated in the ruck with Downie, 12 hit outs and a goal.
11 NEAFL Rotated forward and in the ruck, did some good things.
12 Ess Goaled with first kick and big fellow looked promising. 3
13 NEAFL Dropped after debut, did some good things,
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL Solid, not spectacular.
16 NEAFL Big man worked hard around the ground.
17 Frem Used up forward and in ruck but failed to impact the game at all. 2
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF NEAFL Limited game time in comeback from injury.