#4   GWS Giants

Age: 26yr 2mth Games: 118 Born: Sep 25, 2020
Height: 182cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Star mid-sized forward coming off a best and fairest and All-Australian season. Looking to top 50 goals for the first time.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Adel Looked sharp in the first term but fell away after the first term. 4
2 GCS Keeps bobbing up in the right place at the right time and did so again with five goals in his 100th game. 8
3 NM A nightmare match-up for small defenders. Two superb early goals plus the sealer in another fine contribution. 7
4 Port Continues to find ways to impact games off half forward. Kicked four goals and was a thorn in Port’s side all evening. 8
5 Syd Continued in red-hot form and was a constant danger to the Swans with four good goals and plenty of yap. 8
6 WB Only three effective disposals (one goal ) in opening half. Reported for a cheap shot on Daniel in third term. Three goals.. 7
7   Suspended.  
8   Suspended.  
9 Rich Just the one goal on return from suspension, but took some looking after. Ball use was messy though. 5
10 WCE Booted match winning goals in the final term and had 25 possessions. 7
11 Ess Didn’t always have the radar on, but was the go-to man at times in attack. Three goals. 7
12 Carl Busy effort to grab 23 disposals but fact he didn’t kick a goal. Inaccuracy and selfishness killed him with five points. 5
13   Bye.  
14 Bris Beat Robertson and then Gardiner. Stunned after being floored in marking contest but it didn’t stop him. Superb. 8
15   Ankle.  
16   Ankle.  
17 Syd Looked like he had not missed a beat on his return with nine disposals and two first quarter goals. Well held for the remainder of the night. 6
18 Rich As much as he’s a good player he’s equally undisciplined and it reared its head again. After early goal that was about it. 3
19   Suspended.  
20   Suspended.  
21 WB Got booed a lot by unforgiving Dogs’ fans and even more so after kung fu kick on Dahlhaus. Two goals. Got reported. 5
22 WCE Redeemed a poor second half with massive goal late in the game. Awesome first half and great battle with Yeo. 7
23 Geel Jagged three goals against Bews who wore him like a glove; 16 touches and two tackles. 6
QF Adel Did some good things early then came to life again in third term. Giants needed more from him though. 5
SF WCE Lively at half forward and aerial work for a man his size is elite. First half goals broke West Coast’s back. 7
PF Rich Struggled to influence the contest. One shot at goal was telling. 4

2016 Season

1 Melb Only goal came in final 10 seconds. Didn’t find a lot of ball and had no inside-50s. 3
2 Geel Ran around unchecked for eight inside-50s, seven clearances, 14 contested possessions. 8
3 Syd Finished with 22 touches, but turned the ball over a bit and gave away four free kicks. 3
4 Port Creative effort playing mostly as a high half forward. Nine inside-50s and six tackles. 7
5 StK Given far too much room by Savage at half forward and made Saints pay. Four goals, a stack of touches. 9
6 Haw Important at stoppages in first half and again bobbed up in attack with another bag of xx goals. 7
7 Frem Came to the fore late. Didn’t do a lot before that. 5
8   Soreness.  
9 WB Super effort across half forward with his strong marking overhead a real highlight. 7
10 Adel Three goals from limited opportunities, one went through the legs of two Crows. 7
11 Geel Three goals as he battled Mackie. Four inside-50s and seven tackles a handy return. 7
12 Syd Got himself into the right spots to finish with 4.2. 7
13 Ess Ended day with four goals, all coming in the second half. Handy in tight game. 7
14 Carl Used the ball poorly at times, but was willing to work hard in forward half. 5
16 Coll Well below his normal standard as he couldn’t get hands on the ball. 3
17 Bris Another midfield stand-out who bagged two goals and had four scoring assists. 8
18 Port Kicked Giants’ first goal in the 10th minute of the second term. 7
19 Rich Did most of his best work in first-quarter rampage. Finished with three goals. 6
20 GCS Dangerous in attack all match and booted two goals, including the sealer. 7
21 WCE Worked hard from half forward into midfield to play a strong role. Took 11 marks. 7
22 Frem Two goals playing a predominantly forward role. Good in the air for his size. 6
23 NM Didn’t hit scoreboard like has been but had a hand in many GWS scores. 6
QF Syd Kicked two valuable goals in tight first half. Contested and tackled with aggression. 7
PF WB Flitted in and out for three goals from 10 kicks. Played role pretty well. 7

2015 Season

1 StK Hit the target only a little over 50% of the time but played a part. 5
2 Melb Played his part in midfield with 25 touches in second half romp. 7
3 Syd Got a lot of the footy but didn’t hurt the Swans to any great degree. 6
4 GCS Wasn’t a star but played his part in a dominant midfield performance. 6
5 WCE Kicked two goals and the team only kicked four. 6
6 Haw Very lively up forward – six inside-50s and four tackles. 6
7 Carl Rotated between midfield and attack and was a strong contributor. 7
8 Adel Kicked three goals when resting forward after midfield stints. Important. 8
9 WB Starting role as negating forward on Murphy. Won a bit of footy himself. 5
10 Bris Subbed out in third term after having no impact. 2
11 Coll Used at half forward and in midfield. Showed composure on occasions. 6
12 NM Had 24 touches and six clearances to be a solid contributor. 6
14 Rich Worked hard but disposal and decision making sometimes let him down. 6
15 StK Busy all game and played a big part. 7
16 GCS Good four-quarter performance. 7
17 Geel Kicking simply not up to AFL standard. Couldn’t hit the side of a barn. 2
18 Frem Had plenty of the ball and 10 clearances. 7
19 Ess One of the Giants' best in midfield and across half forward. Big second half. 7
20 Port Toughs-as-nails midfielder who loves getting in and dishing it out. 7
21 Syd OK without being overly influential half forward and in midfield. 5
22 Carl Sub. Had leather poisoning after coming on as the Giants romped away. 5
23 Melb Competed hard at usual but efficiency was a bit down. 6

2014 Season

1 Syd Hard working and full of cheek. 7
2 StK Constant worker on the ball. 6
3 Melb Honest game without starring. 5
4 WB Enjoyed a spirited contest with Liberatore in the centre of the park. 7
5 Adel Four clearances, four inside-50s and pushed forward for a handy goal. 7
6   Suspended.  
7 Port Matched up with Boak, he beat the Port skipper in an encouraging display. 7
8 WCE The clear standout for GWS on a dark day. Tagged Shuey and won plenty of his own ball. 8
10   Suspended.  
11   Suspended.  
12   Suspended.  
13   Suspended.  
14   Suspended.  
15 NEAFL Returned in reserves from a five-game ban with 40 disposals.
16 Adel Returned after club suspension. Not a big day. 3
17 Frem Great effort to grab team-high disposals. Won of few Giants to play four quarters. 8
18 Geel Racked up team-high disposals and nine clearances. Ball use could be better. 7
19 Rich Got back to his ball-winning ways and kicking was cleaner than it has been. 7
20 NM Massive first term (15 disp) and was a constant driving force in Giants’ midfield. 8
21 Melb Kept midfield pressure on with five inside-50s, seven tackles and hard running. 7
22 Coll Career-high 42 touches in midfield and knocked up winning the ball. 8
23 WB Got the better of his duel with Liberatore early and kicked a key late goal. 7

2013 Season

1 Syd One goal but was well held by O’Keefe in great learning experience. 6
2 Port Solid hard working game all through. 6
3 StK Tested by the attention of Jones then Dal Santo. 4
4 Melb Strong in midfield through the first three quarters. Went missing late. 6
5 GCS Had a go at running with Ablett. Useful game and would have learned plenty. 5
6 Ess Hard at the pill but coughed it up at times. 23 touches and ran with Zaharakis. 6
7 Adel Battled hard to win the ball against Vince. Got a share but efficiency was down. 5
8 Haw Had a straight defensive role on Breust and could claim success. 6
9 WCE Working his way back into some form after some shaky recent weeks. 6
10 Carl Played a role down back and found some ball. Found Garlett difficult at times. 6
11   Quad.  
12 Port Deployed across half back and racked up the touches, but ball use was haphazard. 6
14 NM Ran with Harvey in part as well as time in defence. Won ball but not damaging. 5
15 NEAFL Knocked up winning ball and showed improved accountability.
16   Rested.  
17 Ess Still a little wasteful in possession, nevertheless one of his best games of late. 6
18 Coll Won the ball well and was huge at stoppages (10 clearances), but was scrappy by foot. 6
19 Melb Beaten by his mate Viney in a head-to-head match-up before being subbed. 3
20 Frem Worked hard for six tackles, six cont poss, three inside-50s and two clearances. 6
21 Bris Stood out with a game high 31 disposals. 7
22 Rich Found a bit of space – 18 contested possessions and gave a bit of drive. 5
23 GCS Handballed a lot and was a bit wasteful with the footy. 5

2012 Season

1 Syd Moved well and won 27 touches covering ground on wing. 7
2 NM Another excellent game on the wing. 6
3 WCE Collected 20 possessions but often ball use was ineffective. 5
5 WB Definitely looks a player, a bit quiet after half time. 7
6 Carl Willingness to take game on and attack was great despite the odd mistake. 8
7 GCS Knows how to find footy with his hard running. Finished with 22 possessions. 6
8 Bris Used the ball well and fittingly figures in the best. 6
10 Geel Tough and hard through middle – 11 contested possessions, four tackles. 7
12 Rich Could he win the best and fairest? Should get the votes on that effort. 8
13 Melb Did some tough things and never stopped trying – six clearances. 6
14 Syd With 31 disposals and 13 clearances, he was a shining light on a tough night. 8
15 Haw Getting better and better each week. Enjoyed his duel with hard nut Mitchell. 8
16 Adel While teammates slow down over a tough season, he keeps getting better. 8
17 Frem Quality game. Kept winning his own ball. 7
18 Coll The teenager continues to perform like a seasoned veteran. 8
19 Port Gathers possessions at will and has been one of GWS’ best all season. 6
21 Melb Nine clearances, seven inside 50s, 38 touches – a star in waiting. 8
22 StK A gun little midfielder who was in everything from go to whoa. 8
23 NM Filled the stat sheet again to cap a stellar season. 7