Age: 33yr 6mth Games: 216 Born: Feb 23, 2021
Height: 195cm Weight: 97kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   Veteran defender showed a few signs of his age last year. Despite playing 22 of 23 games could manage only 16th in the best and fairest and only twice topped six out of 10 in the Inside Football ratings. Trained strongly but faces a task to retain his place if early form not up to scratch.

2016 NAB Cup:   Didn’t have the ideal build up having played a bit forward against the Dockers then missing out against Port.

2016 Season

Played for : Richmond

1   Senior emergency.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Essendon.  
3 Adel Started back but ended up forward. Marking time until Grimes returns. 2
4 WCE Played forward. Doesn’t look like a forward. 3
5 Melb End might be nigh for veteran. Did nothing up forward and switched to defence late in the game. 2
6 Port Returned to defence opposed to Westhoff/Howard. Ineffective. 3
7 Haw Worked hard and fills a gap at the moment, but in twilight of career. 5
8 Syd Took resting Swans ruckmen and had a few iffy moments in the back half. 4
9 Frem Restricted Fremantle’s forwards, but the weather helped too. 5
10   Hip.  
11 NM Last-minute replacement called in when Grimes out two minutes before bounce. Hard ask. 3
12 VFL OK down back and shifted to Hansen late when he got on top.
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Had little influence in back half and looks a long way off another senior game.
15 VFL OK down back but didn’t do anything earth-shattering.
16 VFL Strong outing by experienced head. Didn’t miss a target by foot.
17   Bye.  
18   Retired.  
19   Retired.  
20   Retired.  
21   Retired.  
22   Retired.  
23   Retired.  

2015 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 Carl Good job as he and Rance constantly intercepted Carlton forward moves. 6
2 WB Bulldogs were able to bypass him playing loose in defence. Not his best. 4
3 Bris Slightly quiet after half time but did enough and far from a passenger. 6
4   Calf.  
5 Geel Plugged away in defence without setting world on fire. 4
6 NM Deployed on Waite for large periods and kept him under wraps. 4
7 Coll Steady in defence on variety of opponents. Did his job. 6
8 Port Kept Ryder goalless. 6
9 Ess Beaten early by Carlisle but fared better on Daniher. 5
10 Frem Matched on resting Sandilands and Clarke. Stuck to his guns. 5
12 WCE Unusual match-up on Hill at start. Couple of undisciplined frees against. 4
13 Syd Consistently out-read and out-bodied Tippett in defence. 7
14 GWS Took resting ruckman and did that job well. Key touches late in game. 6
15 Carl Couple of shaky moments early but got better longer the game went. 5
16 StK Sound effort on N. Riewoldt at centre half back. 6
17 Frem Best for Richmond in milestone game. Chose right times to leave opponent. 8
18 Haw Minding resting talls and mopped up well early 6
19 Adel Had job on Jenkins, and honours pretty even. 5
20 GCS Had task on Lynch who troubled him at times. Kept battling. 5
21 Coll Moore gave him the odd trouble when opposed to him but did his job. 5
22 Ess Beat Daniher and provided some run when he could. Form on upswing. 6
23 NM Nothing complicated and effective down back. 5
EF NM Had a nightmare third term and had hands full in defence. 4

2014 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 GCS Didn’t have his best night down back but kept battling hard in slippery conditions. 5
2 Carl At half back mostly on Henderson and played a purely negative role. 6
3 WB Had plenty of trouble with the movement of Stringer. 4
4 Coll Made to look silly by White on more than one occasion. Not his best effort. 3
5 Bris Blanketed McGuane. 5
6 Haw On resting talls Hale and to a lesser extent McEvoy. Conceded three goals. 4
7 Geel Nothing sort of game from veteran. Failed to impact offensively or defensively. 3
9 Melb The Tiger key defenders were outmarked all day. 4
10 GWS Did what was required in defence opposed to Giles and co. 6
11 Ess Gave his all on Daniher among others. Not much he could do. 5
12 NM Another poor night opposed to Petrie who kicked four second-half goals on him. 3
13 Frem Kept Pavlich to two goals in a solid defensive effort which was his main job. 6
14 Syd On Reid initially and was OK defensively. Worked solidly. 5
15 StK Purely defensive game on resting talls. 4
16 Bris Shaky a couple of times but worked into game OK. Handy enough. 6
17 Port Moved forward due to a lack of a matchup down back and kicked two vital late goals. 6
18 WCE Had McGovern covered so from that perspective played his role. Good late. 6
19 GWS Had his hands full at times down back with young Giants’ forwards. 3
20 Ess Had Daniher covered and got across to be third man up a number of times. 6
21 Adel Kept Jenkins to one goal. 5
22 StK Defending role on young White and kept close. 5
23 Syd Marshalled the troops superbly and found plenty of the ball. 7
EF Port Hammered by Westhoff and pushed forward without impact. 2

2013 Season

Played for : Richmond

1 Carl Allowed to play loose man at times and provided a steady presence. 6
2 StK Provided a steady presence all night – 4 inside-50s and 3 rebounds. 7
3 WB Intercepted multiple Dogs attacks and kept resting ruckman subdued. 6
4 Coll Floated across the back half until copped leg injury in second half. 2
5   Concussion.  
6 Geel Great game. Showed Hawkins a clean pair of heels all night. 7
7 Port Had the last laugh on his former teammates and nullified Westhoff. 7
8 Melb Might have kicked the first right-foot goal of his career. Had Gawn covered. 5
9 Ess Had big numbers but coughed the pill up on too many occasions. 5
10 WCE Rotated through variety of opponents down back and held up well. 5
12 Adel Rotated through Jenkins and celebrated game 150 in style. 6
13 WB Led to the ball quite a few times but able to build some attacks from defence. 4
14 StK Time on Riewoldt and was steady down back. 5
15 NM Had task on Petrie and did a serviceable job considering the supply. 6
16 GCS Read the play perfectly down back and halted many Suns thrusts. 7
17 Frem Help steady the defence and was often the last man back holding up the Dockers. 6
18 Syd Given role on Tippett and unable to tie him down. 4
19 Haw Kept Roughead goalless for one of the few times over the past few seasons. 7
20 Bris A strong marking target. 6
21 Carl Not one of the tall defenders better games. Found Casboult tough going. 4
22 GWS Patrolled the back half beautifully to provide aerial support to Grimes, Rance. 7
23 Ess Did his job well drifting across half back to lend support. Nine marks a key. 6
EF Carl Didn’t have an influence offensively as he sometimes can. OK defensively. 4

2012 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 StK Out bodied Riewoldt on several occasions and a standout in defence. 6
2 Ess Battled Crameri in parts and was good early in the game but faded later. 4
3 Syd Relishing the one on one battles and got the better of Goodes. 7
4 Coll Had Dawes covered pretty well for most of the match in a good effort. 6
5 Adel Even though Walker kicked a bag, Chaplin thwarted many attacks. 7
6 Rich Loose man in defence and rebounded the ball outside 50 seven times. 6
7 Frem Worked hard as the backline was under siege. 6
8 NM Played as a loose man in defence and was serviceable. 6
9 GCS Pretty solid down back. Played his role. 6
10 Carl Started off shakily but returned to force with six rebounds out of 50. 5
11 Haw Played as loose in defence and despite a few intercepting marks was quiet. 3
12 WB Matched to Cordy on last line and found his height tough to counter. 5
14 Geel Gave Podsiadly a bath and among the better Power performers. 8
15 Adel Reads the play well but a lack of quality disposal is letting him down. 6
16 Ess Struggling with his disposal and decision making at the moment. 4
17 Melb Low key game but kept a tight rein. 5
18 Frem His kicking efficiency is letting him down big time. 3
20 Haw Beaten down back by Schoenmakers. 2