#39   GWS Giants

Age: 31yr 1mth Games: 46 Born: Oct 19, 2020
Height: 196cm Weight: 104kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Veteran defender has done everything right over summer but faces a massive task to oust younger options in defence.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

2 NEAFL Did what was required down back. Not a massive influence, but steady.
3 NEAFL Tried hard in the back half but came under increasing pressure the longer the game went.
4 NEAFL Battled hard down back to be one of the Giants best in defeat to Canberra.
5 NEAFL Battled hard down back to stem the flow. Took 13 marks and had 18 touches.
6 NEAFL Bye.
7 NEAFL Tried hard down back against the tide. Had 17 touches and defenced extremely well.
8   Rested.  
9 NEAFL Resolute down back for much of the day.
10 WCE Did a job in defence without standing out. 3
11 NEAFL Tried hard down back but had little support with so many youngsters around him.
12 NEAFL Under siege down back all afternoon. Tried hard, but had little support.
13   Bye.  
14 NEAFL Brave down back, but ultimately outpointed.
15   Calf.  
16   Calf.  
17   Calf.  
18   Calf.  
19 NEAFL Just an average day with 12 disposals.
20 NEAFL Pushed forward and booted a goal, but wasn’t his best outing.
21 NEAFL Bye.
22 NEAFL Okay without being overly influential in the back half.

2016 Season

1   Played in NEAFL trial against Sydney.  
2 NEAFL Bobbed up in attack with two rare goals. Got through game well.
3 NEAFL Got through another game and will be better for the run.
4 NEAFL Strong game down back and helped keep Canberra at bay in second half.
5 NEAFL Big effort in back half, but also driving the ball into attack. 10 marks.
6 NEAFL Big task on Darren Ewing and probably came away with the points.
7 NEAFL Bye.
8 GCS Didn’t look out of place in first game of the year, keeping the dangerous Lynch quiet. 5
9 WB Injured hamstring in first quarter and spent the rest of the day on the bench. 1
10   Hamstring.  
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13   Hamstring.  
14   Hamstring.  
15   Hamstring.  
16   Hamstring.  
17   Hamstring.  
18 NEAFL Serviceable down back in first hit-out for two months.
19 NEAFL Bye.
20 NEAFL Didn’t have a great deal to do down back.
21 NEAFL Didn’t have to do a great deal in back half.
22 NEAFL Executed his role in defensive half. Made the right decisions by foot and hand.
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF NEAFL Rebounded the ball well from back half and stuck close to opponents. Good.

2015 Season

1   Knee.  
2   Competed hard down back but still short of match fitness.  
3 NEAFL Strong game in defence in win over Sydney.
4 NEAFL Defended well but wasn’t overly extended.
5 NEAFL Defended well opposed to Darren Ewing.
6 NEAFL Injured knee and requires another reconstruction.
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9 NEAFL Knee.
10   Knee.  
11   Knee.  
12   Knee.  
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15   Knee.  
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  

2014 Season

1   Foot.  
2   Foot.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8 NEAFL First game back and got through OK.
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL Returned from knee injury and gave good dash from defence.
11 Haw Superb on Roughead and ran hard to get involved when he could. 6
12 Ess Made a good return and big body in defence was helpful. 6
13 Bris Held his own with Brown til Lion hurt. Briefly off when Brisbane changed set-up. 6
14 Carl As usual, he went about his defensive work with few mistakes and minimum fuss. 5
15 Syd Had his hands full with Franklin but managed eight rebound 50s. 6
16 Adel Solid defender who kept a leash on Walker. 6
17 Frem Had task on Pavlich and certainly not the worst. Injured an ankle late. 4
18 Geel Had Kersten for most of the day and Hawkins for a period. Worked well on both. 7
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  

2013 Season

1 Syd Battled away in the back half and certainly not the worst. 4
2 Port Had his hands full with Schultz . 4
3 StK Interesting tussle with Maister and they shared the honours. 6
4 Melb Tracked Sylvia early and had his hands full. Looked shaky at times. 4
5 GCS Strong workrate down back on May. 6
6 Ess Big first half but treading water late in the game. Not always polished. 6
7 Adel Couldn’t handle Dangerfield in attack and was swamped. 3
8 Haw Given the toughest job of all on Franklin and had a successful day. 7
9 WCE Holding down full back without Davis, he was one of GWS's best defenders. 6
10 Carl Tremendous duel with Waite and broke even. 6
11 Geel Despite couple of decision errors from defence he was superb against Hawkins. 7
12 Port Big task on Schulz and did an admirable job considering the quality of supply. 7
14 NM Had Petrie who got the better of him but not disgraced down back. 3
15 WB Developing each week into a reliable key defender. 6
16 Syd Continued to compete hard but overwhelmed in defence. 3
17 Ess Probably GWS's best defender this season and did a good job on Hurley. 5
18 Coll Knocked out by friendly fire in the first term and was subbed out. 1
19 Melb Kept Fitzpatrick to just the one goal until the Dee got one after the siren. 6
20 Frem Battled hard but ball was whizzing in at a million miles an hour most of the day. 5
21 Bris Did an OK job on watching McGrath. 5
22 Rich Kept Riewoldt to just one goal in a solid performance. 6
23 GCS Worked as the general in defence and got plenty of the footy. 6

2012 Season

1 Syd Awkward kicking deep in defence but great work ethic. Probable cult hero. 7
2 NM Couldn’t contain Edwards as deluge of attacks came downfield. 2
3 WCE Kennedy got him early but fought back well to hold him to three goals. 5
4 Adel Had the job on Walker and came out even. 5
6 Carl Battled away down back and did a pretty good job all day. 5
7 GCS Nothing fancy about him just a good old fashioned defender. 3
8 Bris Given the job on Merrett. Fought back after horror opening quarter. 4
9 Ess Terrorised by Crameri and will learn plenty from it. 3
10 Geel Had Podsiadly and did pretty well keeping him from taking the game apart. 5
12 Rich Had his work cut out given lop-sided inside-50 count but kept on giving. 5
13 Melb Clark tore him a new one in the first term and his day didn’t get any better. 2
14 Syd Had his hands full all night with the Swans’ tall forward line. 4
15 Haw For the second straight week battled down back. 3