Age: 33yr 2mth Games: 124 Born: Jun 02, 2021
Height: 184cm Weight: 88kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Veteran half-back spent all bar five weeks languishing in the VFL and it’s some surprise to see him still on the list. If nothing else is a handy depth player but faces a huge task to grab a senior spot from some up-and-coming teammates.

2015 NAB Cup:   Looked good in NAB 1 but has since been returned to VFL. Rounded out preparations in VFL for Werribee last weekend.

2015 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

3 VFL Good battle with Kersten (three goals), but held his own.
4 VFL Not as prominent this week down back but did OK.
5 VFL 12 possessions in defence. Battled hard.
6 VFL Just 11 touches down back, but kept O’Brien quiet.
7 VFL Kept Sam Dunell quiet and had 17 disposals. Very good.
8 VFL The glue that held the defence together.
9   Senior emergency.  
10 WCE Looked a metre off the pace although couple of handy touches late. 3
11 Syd Looked slow and rusty. Subbed out. Might be back to VFL. 1
12   Senior emergency.  
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Had some interesting moments but was fairly solid overall.
15 VFL Steady in defence without starring.
17 VFL Sensational down back marshalling defence in upset win.
18 VFL Did his job down back in crucial win over Casey.
19 VFL OK at half back holding up Essendon attacks.
20 VFL Bye.
21 VFL A standout in defence. Proved to be impassable.
22 VFL Impassable at times in defence to be the ‘Bees best.
23 VFL Battled through a groin issue to be one of ‘Bees best.

2014 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Ess Didn’t assert any influence down back. 3
2 PM Good down back. 21 disposals and 11 marks.
3 VFL OK down back without starring.
4 VFL Composed effort in defence with 23 disp, eight marks.
5 VFL Controlled the back half with 24 disposals, seven marks.
6 VFL Marshalled the troops in defence in big win.
7 VFL Controlled the back half in win. 23 possessions, 10 marks.
8 VFL Bye.
9 Bris Late inclusion not tested down back. 4
10 VFL Matched up on Edwards and battled hard against old mate.
11 VFL Bye.
12   Senior emergency.  
13 VFL One of the Tigers’ best in defence.
14 VFL Played under duress but played a role down back.
15 VFL Solid effort again in defence. Provides great direction for kids.
16 Haw Briefly on Schoenmakers at beginning. Solid down back. 5
17 StK Did a good job particularly early of helping with numbers on Riewoldt. 5
18 Carl Subbed off in third term after quiet game down back. 3
19 VFL OK without starring at half back.
20 VFL OK at half back without being a standout. 16 disposals
21 VFL Lacked pace at times in defence. Battled hard however.
22 VFL Werribee’s best in defence in critical win with 20 touches.
23 VFL OK down back for the Tigers. 15 possessions.
QF VFL Solid down back under enormous pressure.
EF VFL Solid down back under enormous pressure.

2013 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1   Suspended.  
2 Geel Steady in the back half without setting game alight – six tackles/seven rebounds. 6
3 Syd Great in contests and experience and calm showed in defence. In good touch. 7
4 Bris Combined well with mates in Thompson, Grima and Firrito. 6
5 Haw Kept Gunston out of it. Usual honest game. 6
6 Port Lowered his colours to Monfries in a quiet game. 3
7 WB In trouble with hamstring in second term, but kept going. 3
8 WCE Had a demanding job on LeCras and stuck at it well. 5
9 Adel Mixed good with bad from half back. Does a job but can do more. 5
10 StK Mopped up efficiently down back. Not tested. 5
11 GCS Provided good run out of defence. 5
13   Ankle.  
14   Ankle.  
15   Ankle.  
16 VFL 16 possessions and a goal on return from injury.
17 Carl Often the extra in defence. A trifle slow against Blues. Subbed off in third quarter. 5
18 VFL Didn’t have a great impact down back. Not his best showing.
19 VFL Bye.
20 VFL Solid game in the back half with 14 possessions, six marks.
21 VFL Steady again down back and is pushing for a recall.
22 VFL Composed game in the Werribee defence in loss to Collingwood.
23 VFL Solid enough in defence with 16 possessions.

2012 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Ess Kept at it. 5
2 GWS Did the job. 6
3 Geel Didn't have much of an influence playing in the back half. 3
4 Syd Had his hands full at times, but battled well without starring. 5
10 VFL Got through after missing a while with a virus.
12 GCS Would be pleased with his output after injury lay off. 5
13 Adel Solid defending role. 5
14 StK Solid in defence apart from conceding foolish penalty on Riewoldt. 6
15 WCE Read the play well and gathered ball in defence. 6
16 Carl Lined up on Duigan and ensured that last week’s tactic didn’t work again. 6
17 Rich Played on Martin when Tiger went forward and mopped up well. 6
18 Melb Subbed off in his 100th game for precautionary reasons. 4
19 WB Roamed defensive 50 for his disposals. Played a minor role. 6
20 Ess Picked up Davey and did a good job overall. 6
21 Coll Outstanding on back-line along with Thompson, Firrito and Delaney. 8
22 Frem Briefly on Ballantyne at start then moved off to Walters. 4
23 GWS A little sloppy when in possession of half back. 3
EF WCE Got fried at times and made one diabolical error in second term. 3