Xavier RICHARDS

#42  

Age: 26yr 4mth Games: 12 Born: Apr 25, 2021
Height: 195cm Weight: 94kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   Had just one senior appearance again in 2015, but spent the rest of the year as a defender in the NEAFL. Expected to play more senior footy this year.

2016 NAB Cup:   Went all right in defence in Port Adelaide then minimal on-field time Greater Western Sydney.

2016 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1   Played in NEAFL trial against UWS Giants.  
2 NEAFL Did his job well enough in the back half.
3 NEAFL Battled a bit down back against resting ruckmen. Not his best outing.
4 NEAFL Did his bit down back but wasn’t under much pressure in second half.
5 NEAFL Didn’t provide much offence, but worked hard to negate Sharks’ forwards.
6 NEAFL One of the Swans best down back. Gave Lions forwards nothing.
7 NEAFL Wasn’t a big factor down back but no glaring errors.
8 NEAFL Controlled the back half without much fuss or fanfare.
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL Went forward this week and kicked four goals. A new role perhaps?
11 NEAFL Played in attack again and relished it with six goals.
12   Didn’t play for Sydney reserves.  
13 NEAFL Moved well in front half again and chimed in with two goals.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL Made most of chances to be Swans’ leading goalkicking with 3.2.
16 NEAFL Presented up very well to take 11 marks and ended with three goals.
17 NEAFL Clinical display – 13 marks, eight inside-50s and 8.2.
18 Carl Lively in forward half in first game of season. Finished with 2.1 and laid five tackles. 5
19 Frem Contributed with two goals. 5
20 Port Booted two goals to play a handy role in attack. Good foil for Franklin. 6
21 StK Opening goal a good start to a three-goal effort. Worked hard in attack. 6
22 NM Presented well in forward half, taking seven marks (two contested). 5
23 Rich Did his bit in forward half. Led well to take eight marks and kicked a great late goal. 5
QF GWS Nervous early shot starting in attack opposed to Tomlinson/Haynes. Not his best. 4
SF Adel Got in on early goal scoring with two majors. Good movement at times in front half. 6
PF Geel Some fumbles early in attack but ended up playing a useful part. 5
GF WB Couldn’t get into game at all. Four marks, no goals and one inside-50. 3

2015 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1    
2 NEAFL Kicked a goal and worked hard on the day.
3 NEAFL Had a rough day down back kicking the ball.
4 NEAFL Quiet game in defence.
5 NEAFL Competed strongly down back. OK.
6   Rested.  
7 NEAFL Wasn’t overly extended down back but did his job.
8 NEAFL Bye.
9 NEAFL Held Hammelmann to one goal but supply was poor.
10 NEAFL Competed hard down back opposed to Gold Coast talls.
11 NEAFL Kept Eastlake forwards in check in the heart of defence.
12 NEAFL Bye.
13 NEAFL Among the Swans’ better players and even kicked a goal.
14 NEAFL Used everywhere – back, forward and ruck. Outmatched.
15 NEAFL Steady down back with four rebounds and good spoiling.
16 NEAFL Didn’t have much to do down back but was solid.
17 WCE Late replacement for Franklin. Led a merry dance by Darling in first half. 3
18   Senior emergency.  
19 NEAFL Bye.
20 NEAFL Did his job down back without much fuss.
21   Senior emergency.  
22 NEAFL Closed down Ed Sansbury in defence. Good outing.
23 NEAFL Did well in most contests in back half.
QF    
SF    

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 PM Matched up on Boyd and tried hard, but the Giant kicked four.
2 NEAFL Competed well down back and did a decent job.
3 NEAFL Good defensive game against a talented forward line.
4 NEAFL Quiet.
5 NEAFL Good dash from defence, picked up 21 disposals.
6 NEAFL Solid if not spectacular.
7 NEAFL Bye.
8 NEAFL Solid in defence.
9 NEAFL Solid as usual at full back.
10 NEAFL Bye.
11 NEAFL Played on Ewing early and went OK.
12   Rested.  
13   Hip.  
14   Hip.  
15   Hip.  
16   Hip.  
17   Hip.  
18 NEAFL Battled hard against Ewing in his return.
19 NEAFL Solid enough, collecting 15 disposals.
20 NEAFL Solid enough in defence.
21 NEAFL Serviceable enough down back.
22 NEAFL Solid down back on return from injury.
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF NEAFL Did what he had to down back – always does an important job.
SF NEAFL Solid afternoon down back.
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 NEAFL Stood up well under pressure down in defence.
2 NEAFL Beaten by Hall in defence but never gave in.
3   Injured.  
4 NEAFL OK defensively but didn’t provide much going forward.
5 NEAFL Bye.
6 NEAFL Outstanding down back until going down injured.
7 NEAFL Battled hard and took some strong marks. Nice effort.
8 NEAFL Rarely beaten down back. Developing really nicely.
9 NEAFL Marshalled he troops perfectly down back. Swans best.
10 NEAFL Continues to impress. Played down back and gave good drive.
11 NEAFL Found the going tough but stuck to his task admirably.
12 NEAFL Bye.
13 NEAFL Started down back, then thrown into the ruck. Tried hard.
14 Carl Late inclusion for Morton and started as sub on debut. A few touches up forward. 1
15   Quad.  
16 NEAFL Up and down day in defence. Improved after half time.
17 NEAFL Competed hard in defence and made some telling spoils.
18 NEAFL Bye.
19 NEAFL Competed hard in defence despite the amount of Lions attacks.
20 NEAFL Helped launch countless attacks from the Swans back half.
21 NEAFL Defended well and again provided some attack from defence.
22 NEAFL Bye.
23 NEAFL Did well in defence to curtail Belconnen’s attack.
QF    
SF VFL Strong performance down back in Swans triumph.
PF    
GF