Sam WRIGHT

#19   North Melbourne

Age: 28yr 8mth Games: 117 Born: Jul 15, 2020
Height: 188cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Ankle/foot injuries have set playmaker a real challenge to make Round 1 given lack of match practice.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1    
2    
3   Ankle.  
4   Ankle.  
5   Ankle.  
6   Ankle.  
7   Ankle.  
8   Ankle.  
9   Ankle.  
10   Ankle.  
11   Ankle.  
12   Ankle.  
13 VFL Ankle.
14 VFL Up and down game, but finished off strong enough.
15 VFL Returned from injury and got better as the game wore on.
16   Ankle.  
17 VFL Finished the day on the bench with his boots off. Lacked usual composure in defence and was used forward at times.
18   Ankle.  
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  

2016 Season

1 Adel Played across half back. Stats modest but did help to quell Betts after half time. 5
2 Bris Useful effort at times in the back half. 5
3 Melb Up and down day in the back half. Wasn’t a big factor driving forward. 5
4 Frem Ended with 12 marks in the back half to go with 25 possessions. Important interceptor and outlet. 7
5 GCS Did nothing wrong and went about his business with minimum of fuss. 4
6 WB Injured foot early and off at quarter time but came back. 5
7   Ankle.  
8   Ankle.  
9   Ankle.  
10 Syd One kick in the opening half and seven for game. Hardly noticed him. Poor night. 3
11 Rich Doing OK until he hurt his ankle early in last quarter and had to be helped off. 4
12   Ankle.  
13   Ankle.  
14   Ankle.  
15   Ankle.  
16   Ankle.  
17   Ankle.  
18   Ankle.  
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21 VFL Managed through game on return from injury. Looks a few weeks off.
22   Didn’t play for Werribee.  
23   Soreness.  
EF   Ankle.  

2015 Season

1 Adel Won plenty of footy across wing and half forward. 5
2 Bris Returned as late inclusion. Did his bit. 4
3 Port Gave run off half back and backed himself to leave man. OK. 5
4 Geel Rebounded brilliantly and relished the space afforded to him by the Cats. 8
5 Haw Had Breust (four goals) but was the best Roo rebounding out of defence. 6
6 Rich Tagged by Morris in first half but got off chain to be a factor after the break. 7
7 Ess Not as productive as previous weeks at half back. 5
8 Frem One of the few players to get the ball in the first half. 5
9 Coll Competed well at half back but drifted from game in second half. 5
10 WCE Found a bit of ball across the back half and used it short to advantage. 6
11 Syd One glaring error cost a goal at a crucial time. Battled hard throughout. 6
12 GWS Had hands full at times with Palmer but got a bit of ball. 5
14 GCS Not the worst, worked hard at both ends. 6
15 Geel Quietly went about his business. Used ball effectively every time he got it. 7
16 Ess Didn’t see much of the Sherrin, but neither did his opponent Ambrose. 4
17 Bris Kept Adcock quiet while also being a linkman out of defence. 5
18 Carl Strong perfomer in the back half and won his fair share of ball. 7
19 Melb Matched to Garlett and able to restrict him to one goal. 7
20 StK Solid game on Minchington and won ball in defence. 6
21 Frem Important job on Walters who was too elusive. Crucial run off half back late. 5
22 WB Had the task on Dickson who got away for a couple of goals. 4
23   Knee.  
EF Rich Used ball well and defended solidly when required. Reliable perfomer now. 6
SF Syd Defender played lock-down and antagonising game. 5
PF WCE Used in defence and competed hard for most of night. 7

2014 Season

1 Ess On Fletcher and not influential. 3
2   Senior emergency.  
3 VFL Improved game. Played in the midfield and up forward. OK.
4 VFL Big numbers with 31 possessions in a welcome return to form.
5   Senior emergency.  
6 VFL One of the Tigers best with 27 possessions and 10 marks.
7 VFL Ran hard from defence to end with 28 disposals.
8 VFL Bye.
9 Bris On Raines. Missed easiest goal of day, but put his head over the ball. 6
10 Geel Used predominantly across half back and OK without setting play up. 5
11 VFL Bye.
12 Rich Late inclusion did what he had down back without starring. 5
13 VFL 20 disp after returning from Adelaide as senior emergency.
14 VFL Big outing with 26 disposals, nine marks in a variety of roles.
15 VFL Did his job down back against Coburg forwards. Good rebound.
16 Haw Tight checking game on Breust in vital match-up. 7
17 StK Very good running off half back and worked hard to set up. 7
18 Carl One Roo who played at his best level. 6
19 Geel Had task on Bartel at times and OK in that role. Tried hard at half back. 6
20 GWS Solid enough in defence after Lamb gave him some issues early. 5
21 WB Picked up Grant at the start and dictated terms. 6
22 Adel Worked diligently in defence to end with 18 touches. 6
23 Melb Kent troubled him in defence and needed to be a bit tighter. 4
EF Ess Huge when game was there to be won. Enhanced reputation. 7
SF Geel Started on Stokes and gave valuable run out of defence. 7
PF Syd Forced to play on the much bigger Reid. Battled hard but under siege. 6
GF    

2013 Season

1 Coll Not a great impact on the game. 4
2   Knee.  
3 Syd Sub came on in third term and had a few touches. 2
4 Bris Happy to snap a goal in last quarter.. 5
5 Haw Tagged Birchall as defensive option. 4
6 Port Playing as defensive forward kicked one goal and tagged Stevenson. 4
7 WB Started at half forward on Johannissen. 4
8 WCE Negating forward on Hurn. Opened with big goal. 4
9 Adel Sub. On third term and missed a late chance to seal the game. 1
10 StK Chipped in for brilliant goal in second term, but otherwise quiet. 3
11 GCS Went in hard and got plenty of contested footy. 5
13 Frem Lost out to De Boer, but kept on battling hard. 3
14 VFL Hardly sighted in first VFL game of the season.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Had 14 touches and kicked a goal from a wing. OK.
17 VFL Struggling terribly at the moment. Just 14 possessions.
18   Senior emergency.  
19 Geel Used as a defender most of the night and spent time on Johnson. Handy. 6
20 Adel Tried hard for four quarters. 5
21 Ess Heavy knock in opening minutes but then had plenty of score involvements. 7
22 Haw Moved nicely. Will be kicking himself for two poor misses at goal in last quarter. 5
23 Coll Injured leg and subbed out in the third term after having little influence. 1
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2012 Season

1 Ess Defender’s major input was in first half. 6
2 GWS Did a pretty good job on dangerous Hampton. 7
3 Geel Did a fine job to keep Johnson goalless in a key win for his team. 8
4 Syd Little impact on game and gave the Roos little run. 4
5 GCS Had little impact on the game. 3
6 WCE Won the ball at both ends and kicked a goal. 5
7 WB Used in defence and solid enough. Laid six tackles and had three rebound 50s. 5
9 Bris Dangerous in attack where he ran hard. Had a good return of four goals. 6
10 Haw Kicked three goals and continues to make a name as a classy half forward. 6
12 GCS A little wasteful with the football. 4
13 Adel An 11-possession third term deserved praise. 6
14 StK Did a solid job of nullifying Goddard in an often heated battle. 6
15 WCE Not a big factor. 4
16 Carl Low key in defensive role. 5
17 Rich Quietly went about producing a solid display in defence. 6
18 Melb One of the key players who set up the win, but faded in second half. 6
19 WB Went onto Dickson early and kept him to one goal in a good blanket job. 6
20 Ess Won a lot of the ball and never stopped running. 8
21 Coll Combined well with Thompson and McMahon. 5
22 Frem Matched up on De Boer. OK without big input. 5
EF WCE Swan against the tide without success. Never creative or decisive. 3