#15   Western Bulldogs

Age: 27yr 4mth Games: 42 Born: Nov 02, 2020
Height: 200cm Weight: 106kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Would have been No.1 ruckman in Round 1 after Roughead injury, but ankle injury at training in February has him a 50/50 proposition.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1   Ankle.  
2 Syd Hammered in ruck by Naismith and looked rusty in terms of ball handling. Did have seven inside-50s. 4
3 Frem Beaten in the ruck by Sandilands but most players are. 4
4 NM Took ruck to Preuss/Goldstein. Great effort after being forced to ruck solo after early injury to Tom Boyd. 7
5 Bris Beaten in the ruck by Martin and while he battled hard it wasn’t his day. Seven effective disposals. 2
6   Ankle.  
7 VFL Combined with English to dominate the ruck opposed to Chol. 35 hitouts and 17 touches.
8 VFL Battled hard enough in the ruck with 12 touches, 11 hitouts and a goal. Took some good marks.
9 VFL Combined with Roughead and English to decimate Cats big men. 32 hitouts and a goal.
10 VFL Took most of the ruck duties and was very good with 32 hitouts and 15 possessions.
11   Bye.  
12 VFL Even battle in the ruck with Leuenberger. Had 40 hitouts and kicked a goal.
13 VFL Dominant figure in the ruck against Spencer and King. 54 hitouts and a nice goal.
14 NM Came in to take No. 1 ruck role and battled manfully. Mark and goal in first term a highlight of a workmanlike effort. 6
15 WCE Had Vardy covered in ruck contests (47 taps) and fought strongly at ground level. 7
16   Abdomen.  
17   Abdomen.  
18   Abdomen.  
19   Abdomen.  
20   Abdomen.  
21   Abdomen.  
22 VFL Had the better of the ruck battle with Draper. 25 hitouts and a goal.
23 Haw Strong mark and goal early in contest. If there’s an Elvis impersonation night coming up he’d be a sure bet. 3

2016 Season

1   Ankle.  
2   Ankle.  
3 VFL One goal but didn’t set the world alight in the ruck. Importantly got through.
4 VFL Rucked against Maric and found the going tough. Still chance for a recall.
5 Bris Back in team and started forward but shared ruck time with Roughead. Steady. 5
6 NM Lead ruck. Copped a corkie in second term, but returned to fray. 5
7 Adel Did well in the ruck and at least matched Jacobs. Making life hard for Minson to get back in. 5
8 Melb Rucked against Gawn and did well to nullify him. Real win for the team. 6
9 GWS Did some good things in the ruck with 23 hit-outs and decent up forward. 5
10 Coll Lead ruck at start. Good in early stages, but Grundy had the edge overall. 5
11 WCE Two goals proved crucial in a tight game and took the honours clearly from Naitanui. 6
12 Port Tag teamed with Jordan Roughead to dominate the hit-outs. 6
13 Geel Rotated through the ruck but had little impact at stoppages or when in attack. 4
15 VFL 42 hit-outs, four clearances and two contested marks. Battled hard.
16   Didn’t play for Footscray VFL.  
17   Injured.  
18   Foot.  
19   Foot.  
20   Foot.  
21   Foot.  
22 VFL Had 22 hit-outs and took three contested marks. Played his role.
23 VFL Two hit-outs and day was done after a head knock.
EF VFL Shared ruck duties wit Minson against Jamar and played a bit forward. OK.
SF VFL Nine marks (three contested) and 17 hit-outs. Plenty of game time in ruck.
PF VFL Two goals from five marks and took a turn in the ruck. Helped break game open.
GF   Senior emergency.  

2015 Season

3 VFL 29 hitouts opposed to Hale. Got the better of the matchup.
4 VFL Dominated in the ruck. 22 hitouts and four big goals.
5 VFL Didn’t have the impact required in ruck or forward.
6 VFL Bye.
7 VFL Not in great form at present. Simpson had his measure.
8 VFL Dominated in the ruck with 52 hitouts. 21 possessions too.
9 VFL Rucked well and pressed forward for two goals.
10 VFL Wasn’t able to have the impact he’d hope to have.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL 30 hitouts and a goal but quiet around the ground.
13 VFL Struggled to have an impact opposed to Holmes/Hickey.
14 VFL Strong ruck display with 16 possessions and 44 telling hitouts.
15 VFL Good game in ruck and attack. Two goals and 39 hitouts.
16 Geel Struggled to combat Blicavs’ mobility and in the end subbed out. 4
17 Coll Took on both Grundy and Witts and held his own in ruck. 6
18 Ess Won ruck battle over Giles. Got into good spots but marks didn’t stick. 5
19 Port Worked hard against Lobbe and Ryder and gave good service to his mids. 6
20 Melb Gave away inches to Gawn but played a good followers game reading taps. 6
21 WCE Couldn’t compete with Naitanui. 3
22   Thigh.  
23   Thigh.  
EF VFL Lowered colors in ruck to Giles. Poor outing.

2014 Season

1 WCE Looked right out of his depth forward or ruck. Struggled big time. 1
2 PM Rucked and spent time in attack. Solid game.
3 VFL Played both in the ruck and up forward. Did well.
4   Didn’t play for Footscray VFL.  
5 VFL Rucked well and got a bit of footy around the ground.
6 Adel Monstered Hartigan early then was barely sighted and ultimately subbed out. 3
7 VFL Competed hard against Wallace to give Dogs first use.
8 VFL Just the one goal but very good in ruck and tackled hard.
9 VFL Bye.
10 VFL Had 56 hitouts against undersized Coburg rucks. Dominant.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Dominated ruck (41 hitouts) and marked well around ground.
13 VFL Did well in the ruck again with 34 hitouts and a goal.
14 VFL Combined with Cordy to get the better of Brodie Grundy.
15 VFL Dominated the ruck and had 25 touches at ground level. Super.
16 VFL Dominated the ruck with a huge 58 hitouts, six marks.
17   Senior emergency.  
18 VFL Gave midfielders first use with 59 hitouts in big win.
19 Haw Took a couple of good grabs and kicked two goals. Powerful type. 5
20 StK Strong hands and helped out in ruck without having big stats. 4
21 NM Disappointing around the ground and didn’t take a mark. 1
22 Syd Outpointed by Pyke in ruck. Subbed out with head knock in second term. 1
23 GWS Rotated through ruck from front half. No real impact in either role. 2
SF VFL 37 hitouts and a goal as the Dogs’ double-teamed Port’s ruck.
PF VFL Smashed Lowden in the ruck to give Dogs’ the impetus.

2013 Season

1 VFL Rotated in the ruck and was just fair.
2 VFL Bye.
3 Rich Late inclusion for Cordy and had no impact on the game. 2
4 VFL Battled hard after disappointing in seniors last week.
5 VFL Worked hard but windy conditions didn’t suit.
6 VFL Battled hard but dropped multiple marks.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Best big man on the ground in tight win over Frankston.
9 VFL Influential display in the ruck. Gave Seagulls first use.
10 VFL Among the Seagulls’ best again in the ruck. Competed hard.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Did well again in the ruck and pushed forward for a goal.
13 VFL Spent time both forward and in the ruck. OK without starring.
14 VFL Dominated the hitouts and competed hard around the ground.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Strong in the ruck and took a few telling contested marks.
17 VFL Toiled hard in the ruck in less than favorable conditions.
18 VFL Controlled the ruck and had sticky hands in marking contests.
19 Syd Big youngster began brilliantly with two goals. A prospect. 4
20 Carl Started deep forward and crashed a few packs without clunking any marks. 4
21 Adel Four goals and kick-started side with two early ones. Handy contribution. 7
22 Bris Missed couple of chances in front of goal that could have made a difference. 2
23 Melb Beaten by McDonald, but could’ve kicked four goals. Impressive finish to season. 5
QF VFL Sat out the second half after a heavy collision.

2012 Season

1 VFL Good showing again. Progressing well.
3 VFL Rucked well and competed hard around the ground.
4 VFL Strong game controlling the ruck.
5 VFL Battled hard in the ruck to give onballers first use.
6 VFL Beaten in the ruck on a dirty day for the Seagulls
12 VFL Returned to the side, was the Seagulls best in the ruck.
13 Bris Battled hard and didn’t look too bad at times. Something to work with. 4
14 Ess Shows some promising signs as a back-up big man. 3
15 Frem Subbed out after having no impact on the big ground. 3
17 VFL Added a goal and competed fairly well.
18 VFL Tried hard but the wet weather made it a tough day.
19 NM Deployed deep forward and ruck but didn’t get into the game at all. 2
20 Rich Really struggled whether it was up forward or in ruck then subbed off. 2
21 VFL Dominated the ruck. Impressive effort.
22 Geel Grabbed a couple of nice marks but generally well held by Taylor. 3
23 Bris Last quarter goal gave him a pass mark. 5