Age: 32yr 8mth Games: 173 Born: Jul 05, 2021
Height: 197cm Weight: 107kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Preparation stymied by elbow surgery in February but is back and has played enough game time to hit the season running.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Adel Went one on one with Sam Jacobs and won the hit out battle 41 to 28. 7
2 GCS Got the better of his ruck battle with Witts with 38 hitouts and threw his weight around when required. 7
3 NM Usual bruiser’s game but had his hands full with Preuss who made a real contest of it. 6
4 Port Ended up wearing down Trengove to get the better of the contest in the ruck. 46 hitouts and five clearances. 7
5 Syd With 62 hit-outs he lorded it over his old team and set up countless breaks for his midfield. 8
6 WB Bearded bulldozer ran over a few including Liberatore after he ended his night with a tackle in final term. Presence a key. 7
7 StK Giant bulldozer did some cleaning up of anyone in the vicinity in what was a great battle with Longer; 8 disposals. 6
8 Coll Grundy had the ascendancy but kept on making his presence felt. 5
9 Rich Got the better of Nankervis as the game wore on. Knock on from final kick out was pivotal. 7
10 WCE Dominated the ruck and destroyed Hutchings with a bump. 7
11 Ess Interesting battle with Bellchambers. Not at his best and the Bomber took the points. 5
12 Carl Bar hit-outs to advantage he was slaughtered by Kreuzer. Lack of mobility starting to hurt him big time. 4
13   Bye.  
14 Bris Put Beams out of commission with massive bump in opening minute and cleaned up Taylor the same way. 6
15 Geel Battled away but hardly touched it. Had an influence in the ruck but not much else from the former Cat. 6
16 Haw Huffed and puffed and always a danger if you’re near him. Had six tackles but no marks. Beaten by McEvoy. 5
17 Syd Kicked two last quarter goals to keep the Giants hopes flickering, but lacked his usual impact in the contest. Even battle with Naismith. 6
18 Rich Big man battled his guts out; 33 hit-outs, six tackles and three marks. Only 12 disposals. 6
19   Ankle.  
20 Melb Returned from injury and was physical when the ball hit the deck. Can expect a holiday for bump on Gawn. 6
21   Suspended.  
22 WCE Not really a presence throughout the day but gave midfielders fair use and kicked game sealing goal. 4
23 Geel Struggled. Well beaten by Smith and didn’t get into the contest. End is coming fast for the big man. 2
QF Adel Okay in ruck duels, but basically as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle at ground level. No stats in first half. 4
SF   Foot.  
PF   Foot.  

2016 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Melb Battled Gawn in a great duel. Had 12 hit-outs to advantage and workrate enormous. 6
2 Geel Massive. Took out Duncan and Murdoch and dominated ruck to allow side to win clearances by 13. 8
3 Syd Exceptional work-rate for a ruckman – 30 hit-outs and 10 tackles. 6
4 Port Magnificent work-rate – 28 hit-outs and eight of his 11 touches were contested. 6
5 StK Good battle with Hickey. Didn’t have it all his own way around the stoppages. 5
6 Haw Got the ball rolling forward in the middle with his physicality and presence. 7
7 Frem Apart from the ruck contests, he did little around the ground. 4
8 GCS Won the ruck battle against Nicholls, finishing with 41-hit-outs. Also laid eight tackles. 6
9 WB Another workmanlike effort in the ruck with 42 hit-outs and contributed well around ground. 6
10 Adel Even duel with Jacobs in ruck. Tried to impose himself at times. 6
11 Geel Smith had his number. One kick and eight hit-outs to advantage. 4
12 Syd Battled manfully in the ruck against Sinclair and Tippett, but wasn’t a force around the ground. 5
13   Ankle.  
14 Carl Dominated with his brilliant tap work in the ruck (35 hit-outs). 6
16 Coll Dominated ruck in first term then Grundy took the honours. 5
17 Bris His height and strength was telling early although just one kick among his 11 disposals. 5
18 Port Hobbled off in the last quarter with a knee injury. Won 49 hit-outs before then. 7
19 Rich Good ruck duel with Hampson; 11 of his 28 hit-outs were to advantage. 6
20 GCS Dominated the hit-outs (51-18) but a little quiet around the ground. 6
21 WCE Battled away but Nic Nat got the points. Will be disappointed with last stoppage effort. 5
22 Frem Big presence around the ground but didn’t have a huge impact on the game. 5
23 NM Got the better of Goldstein to help swing momentum GWS’s way. 7
QF Syd Bullish strength in ruck duels and packs was something Swans couldn’t counter. 7
PF WB Two marks, three kicks. Didn’t dominate despite Roughead going off. 3

2015 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 StK Racked up 17 hit-outs to advantage and was a force around the ball all day. 7
2 Melb The catalyst for the Giants’ turnaround in the ruck. Gave mids silver service. 9
3 Syd Great battle with Pyke. Eight hit-outs to advantage but not a huge factor. 4
4 GCS Not as dominant as previous weeks but had an edge in ruck which onballers made most of. 6
5 WCE Competed strongly, especially around the ground. 6
6 Haw Brilliant in the ruck and a hard-working contributor with eight tackles. 8
7 Carl Dominated Wood and Casboult in the ruck. 47 hitouts and a physical presence. 8
8 Adel Low disposal count belies his influence. 47 hitouts opposed to Jacobs. 7
9 WB Seemed to be struggling with injury late. 3
10 Bris Controlled the ruck against Martin and Leuenberger with 51 hitouts in a might effort. 8
11 Coll Didn’t dominate Witts as expected and injured lower leg in final term. 6
12   Ankle.  
13   Ankle.  
14   Ankle.  
15   Ankle.  
16   Ankle.  
17   Ankle.  
18   Ankle.  
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd In debut for Giants took the honours against his old teammates. 7
2 StK Won 46 taps but Hickey had a good battle with him. 7
3 Melb Sixty hit-outs is the stat that illustrates his ruck dominance. 8
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10 Rich Looked short of a gallop in first game back and was beaten by Hampson. 4
11 Haw Crashed in all day for 10 hit-outs to advantage – three more than Hawk duo. 8
12 Ess Big ruckman controlled taps and was essential in packs. 6
13 Bris Intelligent ruckwork was crucial to the result 7
14 Carl With 55 hitouts, nine tackles and 18 touches, he was just about best on ground. 8
15 Syd Worked tirelessly but didn't have his usual impact around the ground. 5
16 Adel Ensured GWS controlled centre clearances. Slightly had honours on Jacobs. 6
17 Frem Hammered by Sandilands in the ruck and offered little around the ground. 3
18 Geel Workrate huge but not a massive influence on game. One kick. 5
19 Rich Beaten by Maric in the ruck who got more involved at ground level. 5
20 NM Goldstein won ruck battle despite the former Swan getting involved on the deck. 5
21 Melb Gawn troubled him at times but had the better of Jamar. One goal. 6
22 Coll Double teamed by Pies rucks and was mountainous at times. Stood tall. 7
23 WB Got the better of Minson in ruck and provided a physical presence. 7

2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 GWS Took five contested marks in first term alone. Ended with six and was one of the stars. 7
2 GCS Another Swan still chasing full fitness and working his way into the season. 4
3 NM Worked hard and was No.2 ruck to Pyke for a change. 4
4 Geel Horrid night. Only two kicks and well below expectations. 1
5 StK Signs of returning to form. Worked well in tandem with Pyke. 5
6 Bris Worked well again in tandem with Pyke. Had 29 hit-outs. 7
7   Groin.  
8 Frem A little rusty from a week out with groin soreness, he improved as the game wore on. 5
9 Coll Solid tradesmanlike job in the ruck. 5
10 Ess Getting right back to his best level of football. 7
11 Adel Ran hard and looks fittest for ages. Subbed off at last change. 5
13   Jaw.  
14   Jaw.  
15 Melb Seven hit-outs to advantage. The No. 2 ruckman now. 4
16 GWS Back to near top form with strong marking a feature. Spent a lot of time forward. 7
17 WCE Negated the influence of Cox and Natanui in the ruck. 6
18 Rich Right back to tip-top form and took honours in ruck. 7
19 WB Used tandem tactics well on Minson early and was most influential ruck on field. 7
20 Coll Showed terrific mobility around the ground in a good sign ahead of the finals. 8
21 StK Had 35 hit-outs, which was almost double anyone else on the field. 6
22 Geel Didn’t have a kick (which is not his priority) but you’ve gotta be better than that. 2
23 Haw Clearly best ruckman on ground and also kicked two goals. 7
QF Haw Well down on recent form and subbed off in third term. 3
SF Carl Rotated forward/ruck and was the best big man on the ground in a solid display. 7
PF Frem Gave his all but efforts amounted to little given weight of ball against. 5

2012 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 GWS Helped himself to 35 hitouts and always a presence around footy. 6
3 Port Most dominant big man on the ground with a game high 40 hit-outs. 8
10 WB Used predominantly as a forward in his first game in seven weeks. 3
11 Ess Important presence for the Swans. Will benefit from the run. 5
13 Geel Doesn’t look right and struggled accordingly. Kept battling though. 3
14 GWS Showed terrific aerobic capacity all over the ground in a promising effort. 6
15 Bris Started in the ruck and makes incremental improvements each week. 5
16 WCE Rucked strongly. His 29 hit outs was a game high. 7
17 StK Hurt knee early and subbed off by half time. 3
19 Carl Had the edge in the ruck and bobbed up for a goal. 6
20 Coll Put in a hard night’s work in a classic ruck battle with Darren Jolly. 6
21 WB Anytime your ruckman kicks three goals it’s a massive win for team. 7
22 Haw Had nine hit outs to advantage and kicked two goals. Handy without starring. 6
23 Geel Tried hard but didn’t have the influence he would have hoped for. 5
QF Adel Had a mighty game and worked in tandem with Pyke to control rucks. 7
PF Coll Had the better of Jolly and as the game dragged on he got right on top. 7
GF Haw Struggled all day to have an impact then subbed out in final term. 2