#24   Western Bulldogs

Age: 27yr 8mth Games: 58 Born: Aug 05, 2020
Height: 187cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Steady performer across pre-season and will continue to establish himself at half back where the Dogs have plenty of depth.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Coll The man who never missed a game in '16 opened with another solid performance in the back pocket. 5
2 Syd Underrated defender was superb when the game was at its hottest. Just keeps finding the footy and getting in the way. 7
3 Frem Did a good job on Walters until the final term when he kicked away. 5
4 VFL A rare outing in the VFL after being dropped and was steady enough with 24 touches.
5 Bris Looked fumbly when he had the ball and was out-marked on occasions. Will he keep his spot in the side? 3
6 VFL Massive outing at half back and through midfield with 37 possessions. Pressed claims for senior recall.
7 VFL Stengle booted three goals, but the Bulldog was a driving force from defence with 28 touches.
8 VFL Had 27 touches and six rebounds, but made a few errors that Port Melbourne punished.
9 VFL One of the Dogs best down back. 26 possessions and tried to keep them in the game.
10 StK Handy contributor who played his part in defence. 6
11   Bye.  
12 Syd Okay in first half, the disappeared from the contest. 5
13 Melb Form from last year’s Grand Final seems a long time ago. Might want to watch the tape to get some confidence back. 3
14 NM Much better than previous week with 19 possessions and some handy from the back half. 6
15 WCE Settling well into a permanent running role at half back. Has lashings of pace and reads it well. 7
16   Calf.  
17 Carl Played his role down back with some rebound at times; 22 touches and one tackle. Handy without starring. 6
18 GCS Hasn’t hit any great heights this year, but this was a step in the right direction. Good ball winner and defended well. 7
19 Ess Ball winning defender was magnificent with 29 disposals, 11 marks and 555 metres gained. Great effort. 8
20 Bris Kept going when some of his teammates went missing during the second and third terms. 7
21 GWS Held up okay down back given ball was coming down sideways after the main break. 5
22 Port Mopped up loose balls well in back 50, but was caught out a few times late. 5
23 Haw When he’s good he’s handy. When he’s bad he off steak in the sun all afternoon style; 16 disposals. 4

2016 Season

1 Frem Racked up the touches running off half back. Not all hit the target but linked very well. 8
2 StK Defended well on Saints’ smalls and provided rebound from back half again. 7
3 Haw Provided two goals to go with his 18 disposals from half back. 6
4 Carl Great game. Got off the chain at half back to help cover for absence of Murphy. Provided great drive. 7
5 Bris Not as prolific as he has been at times this season off half back but was handy enough. 6
6 NM Sturdy battler down back but disposal not powerful. 6
7 Adel Lynch gave him the run around early then responded. Quieter offensively than previous weeks. 4
8 Melb Gets under guard. Defends well and finds space when he can. Developing player. 5
9 GWS Toiled hard in the backline and was clean with his ball use. 5
10 Coll Honest worker in defence who played a percentage game. 6
11 WCE Just keeps finding the footy from half back. Uses it well when he gets it and reads it perfectly. 7
12 Port Played more up the ground, and responsible for three scoring assists. 6
13 Geel Missed a few chances when pressing forward and unable to provide rebound off half back. 4
15 Syd Ran hard out of defence to make space and did well in first half. 5
16 Rich Provided usual steady output from defence. Didn’t star but played his role. 6
17 GCS Strong effort down back. Racked up 17 of his 24 possessions in the first half. 6
18 StK Overworked in covering defensive roles on various sized forwards. 6
19 Geel Defended well and ran off when he could to create play. Solid game. 7
20 NM Started on Harvey and did a fair job in defence. 5
21 Coll Handy all night in defence and ran well. 6
22 Ess Picked up J. Merrett. Solid running performance. 5
23 Frem Played on talls and tried to rebound when the footy hit the ground. 5
EF WCE Overcame a bad early mistake to play a steady role across half back. 6
SF Haw Did his bit coming off half back. Not a big night though. 5
PF GWS Honest job in back half but quiet towards the end. 5
GF Syd In everything early at half-back. Capped off a strong year with whole-hearted display. 6

2015 Season

1   Hamstring.  
2   Hamstring.  
3 VFL Overcame hamstring issue to collect 18 disposals.
4 VFL Did what was required across half back. 19 touches.
5 VFL Big third term helped get team back into the game.
6 VFL Bye.
7 VFL Provided great run and rebound from the back half.
8 Melb Looked like he was playing VFL tempo footy at times. Will learn. 3
9 GWS Sub came on late for Bontempelli. 1
10 VFL Good contributor across all four quarters in defeat.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Defended well and provided strong rebound with 32 touches.
13 VFL Drove Bulldogs’ forward late when game was on line.
14 VFL Continued good run of form with 30 possessions, four inside 50s.
15 VFL Good run of form continued with 25 possessions, five rebounds.
16 VFL Good two-way game with 21 touches, three rebounds.
17 Coll Composed under pressure down back and used ball well on rebound. 7
18 Ess Gave away one goal but for the remainder was steady in defence. 5
19 Port 11 handball receives in first half, dominated down back with lots of run. 8
20 Melb Impressive in back half with defensive efforts and ability to rebound. 7
21 WCE On a hiding to nothing after being asked to play as a ruckman. 4
22 NM Showed again what a good pick-up he is. 6
23 Bris Big last quarter when game hung in the balance. 7
EF Adel Started on Knight then moved to rampaging Betts in second quarter. 6

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 PM Did well on Lamb before being rested in the second half.
2 NEAFL Tried hard down back and was rarely beaten.
3 NEAFL Excellent game across half back with 28 touches.
4 NEAFL Excellent first half and used it well.
5 NEAFL Close to best on ground. A standout performer.
6 NEAFL Down on last week’s performance.
7 NEAFL Bye.
8 NEAFL Very good display with 30 touches.
9 NEAFL Brilliant last week, but was a little down against the Demons.
10 NEAFL Bye.
11 NEAFL Didn’t have much influence on the rebound from defence.
12 NEAFL Very good in defence, with 26 touches and five rebounds.
13 NEAFL Very good in defence for the second week running.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL Easily the Swans’ with 30 touches in loss.
16 NEAFL Brilliant across half-back.
17 NEAFL Continued his run of red-hot form.
18 NEAFL Among Swans’ best again in loss to Thunder.
19 VFL Very good with 26 touches in midfield.
20   Senior emergency.  
21 StK Seized the chance and did a good job on Hayes. 6
22 WB Started on Macrae on wing and wasn’t a big factor. Played back late. 3
23 Rich A little down on his recent form, he might have to make way this week. 4
QF NEAFL Returned to NEAFL side and excelled in prelim final win.
SF NEAFL Excellent for the second week running.

2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 NEAFL Played a defensive role and battled on well.
2 NEAFL Linked well and used the ball well going forward.
3 NEAFL Played half-back flank. Developing nicely.
4 NEAFL OK down back and generally used the ball well.
5 NEAFL Bye.
6 NEAFL Did well down back in a defensive role.
7 NEAFL Among the Swans best in win over Giants. Good outing.
8 NEAFL Did some nice things but not overly influential.
9 NEAFL Played his role well in the absence of a few teammates.
10 NEAFL Named best in down back Swans reserves win. Improving type.
11 NEAFL Developing well in his role down back. Good again.
12 NEAFL Bye.
13 NEAFL Stuck to his task well and competed hard for four quarters.
14 NEAFL Solid defensively in the back half for the Swans.
15 NEAFL Backed up his good form of previous week with another nice display.
16 NEAFL Did some good things in Swans loss. Developing fairly well.
17 NEAFL Moved into the midfield and played a solid role in win.
18 NEAFL Bye.
19   Senior emergency.  
20 NEAFL Played his role at half back and on a wing.
21 NEAFL Created plenty of play running off half back in big win.
22 NEAFL Bye.
23 Haw Youngster did his bit and worked hard. 5
QF   Senior emergency.  
SF Carl Youngster held his own with 21 disposals and two clearances. 5
PF Frem Had Mayne and like his fellow defenders got swamped by weight of footy. 4

2012 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

4 NEAFL In and out of the game after starting at half forward.
5 NEAFL Did OK but still building his match fitness.
6 NEAFL Used the ball well under minimal pressure. Looked good.
7 NEAFL One of the Swans best in win over Brisbane.
8 NEAFL Linked up well off half back and through the middle.
10 NEAFL Rebounded well at times and drove the ball forward.
11 NEAFL Kicked a goal and used the ball well at times.
13 NEAFL Used the ball well and was cool under pressure.
14 NEAFL Drove the Swans forward at every opportunity.