Shane SAVAGE

#5   St Kilda

Age: 28yr 2mth Games: 124 Born: Jan 05, 2021
Height: 186cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Now has a lot of experience and has carved his niche as a long-kicking defender who knows his role and those around him.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Melb Had a nondescript day and never established a foothold in the game. 3
2 WCE Needs to get more of the ball. Defended but the Saints need some run from him. 4
3 Bris Bombed the ball long too often off half back when he needed to lower his eyes. Just the 12 possessions. 3
4   Senior emergency.  
5 VFL Had it 27 times and recorded six rebounds. Good without being great however.
6 VFL Seven inside-50s to go with 29 touches in a quality display on the outside for the Zebs.
7 VFL Too good for VFL footy. 27 touches, six rebounds and seven inside-50s. Can he replicate it consistently at the next level?
8 VFL Big ball winner on the outside and played a strong role in keeping Sandy in the game.
9 VFL Can hold his head high. 29 possessions and two goals in loss. Return to seniors on the cards?
10 WB OK without making a big impact. Needs to utilise kicking more. 4
11   Bye.  
12 VFL Just 13 touches, but defensive pressure was much better – seven tackles.
13   Bye.  
14   Senior emergency.  
15 VFL Smashed Werribee on the outside with 38 possessions and 11 inside 50s.
16 Rich Getting his mojo back after prolonged stint out of side. 6
17 Ess Showed some good touch in defence which was a rare positive for Saints. 6
18 Syd Had 27 touches mainly matched on Hewitt. Couldn't break through for long kicks as often as would have liked. 5
19 Port Steady effort and courageous bouncing run set up what seemed like a crucial goal in final term. 5
20 WCE Again looks to have regained self belief and had a very good game. 6
21 Melb Had 26 touches, but lacked impact off half back. 5
22 NM Kicking was good out of defence and has re-established consistency in his footy. 6
23 Rich Among the better Saints from half-back. Did what he could given lack of support; 25 disposals. 7

2016 Season

1 Port Costly turnovers kept Port Adelaide in the contest when the Saints were on top. 4
2 WB Used ball well running off half back but wasn’t overly influential. 5
3 Coll Best game for Saints? Got involved all over the field and pushed up the ground to make something happen. 8
4 Haw Provided great drive off half back against former club. Always looked to be positive in possession. 7
5 GWS Damaging with his foot use. Had early trouble with defensive role on Green. 6
6 Melb Good off half back till last change. 6
7 NM Accurate kicking from defence was a feature. 7
8 WCE One of better Saints but he had one clanger that will give him nightmares. 5
9 Ess Not a huge day down back but did his bit. 5
10 Frem Strong efforts off half back in his 100th game. 6
11 Adel Kept working hard and trying to generate run off half back. One of better Saints. 5
12 Carl Apart from one ill-advised short pass he used the ball precisely. 6
14 Geel Often found himself against vastly taller opponents but held his own in defence. 5
15 GCS Hardly seen in first half and although he lifted couldn’t cut through. 3
16 Ess Hardly prominent at all and confidence seems to have slipped. 3
17   Concussion.  
18 WB Welcome return after brief absence. Long kicking a bonus. 6
19 NM Started against much bigger Waite. A few good things but down overall. 4
20 Carl Polished whenever he had the ball in his hands at half back. 5
21 Syd Had a pretty good game at half back but like others was over-run in third term. 5
22 Rich Strong game in defence and generally used ball well. 6
23 Bris Played in a wing role. Copped a couple of heavy hits and corked his hip. 4

2015 Season

1 GWS Powerful kicking a feature all day and one of Saints’ best. 7
2 GCS Incisive kicking from defence and midfield set up Saints moves. 7
3 Coll Again effective giving run and kicking penetration from half back. 6
4 Carl Identified as threat by Carlton and Armfield played defensive forward role on him. 3
5 Ess Quiet day before straining hamstring and being subbed out in last term 4
6 WB Subbed early with concussion. 1
7 Adel Played his part in the midfield rotations and was serviceable. 6
8 WCE Sometimes didn’t get into position to roost normal long kicks but still OK. 6
9   Senior emergency.  
10 Haw Sub came on in third and made real impact in attack against his old club. 3
11 Melb Reasonable game running out of defence. 6
13 WB Reasonable game without being a standout. 4
14 Ess Solid effort running out of defence. 5
15 GWS Launched some good attacks from half back. 5
16 Rich In strong form and long kicking from defence was creative. 6
17 Melb Excellent running and long kicking in first term. Handy overall. 6
18 Port One of the better performed Saints with pace and usage. 6
19 Frem A couple of eye catching runs from defence but not enough apart from that. 3
20   Hip.  
21 Geel Good game included goal saving tackle on Johnson and missed late shot at goal. 7
22 Syd Worked hard all game and always looked for chances to run. 6
23 WCE Good start but tapered. 4

2014 Season

1 Melb Quiet first game for new club but will adjust. 3
2 GWS Sub came on late and won some touches but sprayed it. 2
3 WCE Sub came on very early for Gilbert and contributed. 5
4 Adel Another quiet game and hasn’t hit his straps yet. 4
5 VFL Welcome return to form with 27 touches. Needs to back it up.
6 Bris Sub came on early for Templeton and showed his best form for Saints. 5
7 Haw Hardly sighted. 2
8 VFL Barely sighted early but was better after main break.
9 VFL Tagged out of the game and looked disinterested.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Going poorly. Just 14 possessions, in terrible form.
13 VFL Best on ground in a welcome return to form. 29 touches.
14 WCE Showed his best football at senior level since joining Saints. 5
15 Rich Now running into the sort of form out of defence St Kilda had hoped for. 6
16 Carl Continued his improved form of late, running off half back. 6
17 NM Matched on Dal Santo and not disgraced. 5
18 Frem Again effective with long kicking and run off half-back. 7
19 GCS Continued impressive form as running, long kicking half back. 6
20 WB Picked up Dahlhaus and Cooney at times who got away. Tackling was poor. 4
21 Syd Usage by foot was below normal level. 4
22   Arm.  
23   Arm.  
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2013 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Geel Quiet first half (4 disp) but kicked two goals. 4
2 WCE Came in as sub when Gunston withdrew. Had a few touches. 2
3 VFL In and out of the game but had an impact with his touches.
4 Frem Late inclusion. On early as a sub and had minimal impact. 3
5 NM Sub came on for Bailey and had a few touches. 2
6 VFL Used the ball brilliantly to help break the game open.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Lively effort again at this level. Always competes hard.
9 VFL Box Hill’s best in win. Made his mark in every aspect of the game.
10 VFL Had 23 possessions and played his role fairly well.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL OK early. Sat out the second half as a precaution.
13 WCE Ran with Masten at times in good battle. Two goals and used ball well. 6
14 Bris Trying to make the most of every chance while others are out. 6
15 Geel Tried to shadow Bartel early and late but failed miserably in first term. 3
16 Port Kicked three goals, had three inside 50s and laid six tackles. 7
17 WB Busy player, fighting for his spot in the side and his run was vital. 6
18 Ess Busy player off a wing, got under the Bombers’ guard. 7
19 Rich Battled hard. Had team-high nine inside-50s and 17 kicks. 7
20 StK Busy all night and staking his claim for finals. 7
21 Coll Sub came on towards end of third term and worked well. 2
22 NM Provided drive with equal game-high five inside 50s. 5
23 Syd Subbed off at three-quarter time. 2
QF   Senior emergency.  
SF VFL Starred. A massive outing with 28 possessions and five goals.
PF VFL Put his hand up for a call up with 16 touches and a goal.
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Coll Kicked two great goals and gave great drive at times. Handy performer. 6
2 Geel Matched up with Bartel. Had a bit of the ball but the champ had edge. 5
3 Adel Subbed on late for Birchall. 2
4 WCE Laid eight tackles so was always involved in the game. 6
5 Syd Matched on Goodes early. Won a share of the ball. 5
6 StK Will be kicking himself for inexplicably hitting post from 15m in first. 5
7 Melb Ran hard and was busy. 5
8 Frem Sub came on in third quarter. 3
9 Rich Horrible day. Couldn’t get near the footy and stat sheet suggest as much. 2
10 NM Just the nine touches. Not his most prolific day. 3
11 Port Despite not getting much of the footy managed four inside 50s. 3
12 Bris Steady ball winner in first half. Form lifted. 6
14 Carl Useful, but not a big game. 3
15 GWS Apart from the first goal of the day, didn’t do a great deal. 3
17 Coll Subbed on to grab a handful of touches. 1
18 Ess Sub only had brief taste. 1
19 Geel Only time for four possessions. 1
20 VFL Did well in parts but not good enough for a recall.
21 GCS Consistent and solid game. 5
22 VFL No real impact on the game.
23 VFL Worked back into some good form. Ran the game out.
QF Coll Sub. Late replacement for Lewis on after five minutes and proved very handy. 6
PF Adel Sub who had limited run. 1
GF Syd Sub came on for Ellis third term. Added run and couple of desperate efforts. 2