Age: 35yr 7mth Games: 222 Born: Jan 20, 2021
Height: 191cm Weight: 87kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Ever-reliable defender will benefit from the presence of Carlisle and Brown by not having to take on monster forwards.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : St Kilda

2   Concussion.  
3   Retired.  
4   Retired.  
5   Retired.  
6   Retired.  
7   Retired.  
8   Retired.  
9   Retired.  
10   Retired.  
11   Retired.  
12   Retired.  
13   Retired.  
14   Retired.  
15   Retired.  
16   Retired.  
17   Retired.  
18   Retired.  
19   Retired.  
20   Retired.  
21   Retired.  
22   Retired.  
23   Retired.  

2016 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 Port Excelled keeping Schulz to one goal despite going off after a clash of heads. 6
2 WB Stringer took him up the ground, but defended fairly well considering Dogs’ delivery. 5
3 Coll Did a fine job quelling Howe and critical early in the final term when the game still in balance. 7
4 Haw Had Sicily for long periods and was steady enough in defence. 5
5 GWS As usual tried hard against the odds. 4
6 Melb Excellent job on Watts to keep him top two goals. 7
7 NM Made sure that Waite didn’t continue dominance of recent weeks. 7
8 WCE Outgunned early and stuck to guns but horse had bolted. 4
9 Ess Solid in defence without doing anything spectacular. 5
10 Frem Strong in defence apart from extended time on bench after crashing into fence. 5
11 Adel Warrior defender hurt hamstring but gamely returned to the match. Restricted. 3
12   Knee.  
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15   Knee.  
16 Ess Low key return to the defence after injury. 3
17 Melb Battle hardened defender forced to pick up much taller players including Gawn. 5
18 WB Vintage quality game in defence. Marked everything that came his way. 8
19 NM Matched on Ziebell early then had to contend with bigger forwards. 5
20 Carl Always efficient and calm down back in flawless display. 6
21 Syd Had roles on Buddy and others. Stuck to his task manfully but overwhelmed. 5
22 Rich At full back he outworked J. Riewoldt early and had a steady game. 6
23 Bris Steady and efficient game by seasoned defender. 5

2015 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 GWS A couple of slip-ups but overall good in defence. 5
2 GCS Steady down back. 5
3 Coll On Blair who was able to win a fair share of the ball. 4
4 Carl Initially on Jones then later on Henderson with mixed results. 5
5 Ess Continually tackled and pressured on defence. 7
6 WB Came into game in second half and looked more assured with his marking. 5
7 Adel Had a nightmare, couldn’t lay a glove on Betts. 3
8 WCE In undersized defence was always matched on taller opponents. Kept going. 5
9 Bris Had problems early but took them in his stride and had a strong game. 5
10 Haw Steady job on bigger Hawk forwards. 5
11 Melb Went to Hogan in latter part of the game. Took mark of the day early. 6
13 WB Successful lockdown on Stringer and also made the play. 6
14 Ess Went about the business in unflustered way and racked up touches. 6
15 GWS Solid in defence even on Cameron in second half. 5
16 Rich Against variety of forwards he was a bulwark in defence. 6
17 Melb Safe hands in defence were a feature. Excellent game. 7
18 Port Outstanding in defence in first half and always there to stem attacks. 7
19 Frem Against bigger forwards, usual dependable, professional defensive job in 200th. 5
20 NM Solid defence when out there but kept having blood issues with smashed nose. 6
21   Nose.  
22 Syd Did OK on Buddy and negated well. 5
23 WCE Good early in defence in Darling but overwhelmed like the rest. 5

2014 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 Melb After a couple of uncustomary early errors he settled into a good game. 6
2 GWS Couple of errant disposals early but then was a hurdle down back for GWS. 7
3 WCE Demanding role on resting rucks but handled it OK. 5
4 Adel Best of Saint defenders and was steady. 6
5 Ess Good duel with Chapman and held his own. 5
6 Bris Comfortably accounted for Paparone. A stumbling block for Lions. 8
7 Haw Had to work hard down back but stuck to it. 5
8 Carl Ran with Thomas from the start. Solid display down back. 5
9 GCS Matera got away from him, but he kept shoulder to the wheel. 5
11 Coll Solid and effective in defence as usual. 6
12 Port Even his experience couldn’t quell the damaging Gray. 3
13 Geel Even the solid pro made some uncharacteristic errors. 4
14 WCE Had the job on Darling and was usual diligent self. 5
15 Rich Negating role in defence saw him pick up various opponents. 5
16 Carl Had his hands full with Menzel early. 3
18 Frem Head clash with Pavlich KO’d him early and stretchered off. 0
19 GCS Whole-hearted effort on Hall and other medium forwards. 6
20 WB Had problems with Stevens at times. 5
21 Syd On Goodes and kept him relatively quiet. 5
22 Rich Marked very well and took care of resting midfielders. 6
23 Adel Sound job on Lyons at half back. 6

2013 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1   Hamstring.  
2 Rich Hard-bitten defender busted wrist early but kept going. 6
3   Wrist.  
4   Wrist.  
5 Syd Matched with McGlynn and O’Keefe. Worked hard. 6
6 Coll Steady and efficient defensive game. 5
7 Carl Key job on Yarran at start, then Blue hurt hammy, Solid. 6
8 Adel Started game on Dangerfield and followed him into midfield. 6
9 WB Important job on Murphy but beaten. Flattened in heavy second term clash. 4
10 NM Kept it tight on Thomas after first quarter. 4
11 WCE Had a strong battle with Darling. Cool in defence. 6
13 Melb Made one early howler but settled to play usual strong defensive game. 6
14 Rich Brave as ever in defence and spent time on Riewoldt but couldn’t contain him. 5
15 Frem Generally did a strong job on Pavlich. 6
16 Carl Certainty and judgment were usual trademarks down back. 6
17 Port Performed with usual aplomb down back. 6
18 Geel Forced to play as tall defender when Gwilt went off. Battled hard but tough night 5
19 Bris Effective defender. 6
20 Haw Did well on Spangher and read the play well. 5
21 Syd Normal honest toiler down back. 5
22 GCS Rock-solid in defence and ran to create. 6
23 Frem Read the play beautifully in defence. 7

2012 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 Port Made a bad early error kicking across goal but then knuckled down. 5
2 GCS Honest game in defence. 6
3 WB Made sure Giansiracusa had no influence on the game. 6
4 Frem Solid and dependable apart from one bad turnover. 6
5 Melb Matched on Jones at opening. Usual honest game. 6
6 Haw Tried heart out on Franklin, but completely overwhelmed. 4
7 Carl Had tough task on Betts. Couple of early worries but then clamped down. 6
8 WCE Unusual to see him caught out of position a couple of times early. 5
9 Syd Assured presence down back. 6
10 Rich Matched on Vickery initially. Solid and took a couple of nice high marks. 5
11 GCS Matched on Brown at first. Usual reliable game. 6
12 Adel Great work rate as usual in defence. 7
14 NM Stuck closer to Harvey and limited the North star’s effectiveness. 6
15 Ess Lots of work in first half when game was up for grabs. 6
16 Bris Matched on Rockliff for majority of time. Stuck to the task. 7
17 Syd Plenty of courage in defence all day. 7
18 WB Resolute and assured in defence. 7
19 Coll Solid and dependable down back. 6
20 Melb Constantly swept across defence and dictated terms on Sylvia. 8
21 Geel Resolute as usual down back. 6
22 GWS Took 16 marks ranging across defence and dictated terms. 8
23 Carl Acting captain who had Betts for most of the day. Good job. 6