#29   GWS Giants

Age: 25yr 2mth Games: 76 Born: Sep 20, 2020
Height: 185cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Rebounding defender grabbed 15 disposals against Eagles. One of the AFL’s big improvers of 2016 now a key weapon at half back.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Adel Could have been taken to the cleaners if Charlie Cameron kicked straight. 4
2 GCS Provided customary drive off half back but needs to be more defensively aware at stages. 5
3 NM Came into the game in the second quarter pressing high up the ground. 6
4 Port Gave good drive out of the back half with his enthusiasm and willingness to take the game on. 7
5 Syd Incisive runner from defence and played a confident and accomplished game. 7
6 WB Rebounding defender was a key with his ability to find the pill and move it forward. Hit target with 20 of 25 disposals. 7
7 StK Dashed out of defence to be a factor with 22 disposals. Didn’t star but was a handy contributor. 6
8 Coll Found himself increasingly free and provided dash out of the backline. 6
9 Rich Made some errors down back early on, but positivity and nerve at times were handy. 5
10 WCE Important contributor with 28 disposals, five clearances and one goal. 7
11 Ess Move into midfield continues to bear fruit. Three goals too were vital. 8
12 Carl Ended with 18 disposals and at times threatened to break game open but it never eventuated. 5
13   Bye.  
14 Bris Collected half of his 16 disposals in the third term. Bagged a goal in last when game was beyond the Lions’ reach. 5
15   Hamstring.  
16   Hamstring.  
17 Syd Great drive early with nine first quarter touches, but none in the second. Finished with 25 disposals (13 contested), but was up and down. 6
18 Rich Got plenty of the ball from half-back (28 disposals) and worked hard to keep the Tigers at bay. 7
19 Frem Some of his defensive efforts where he was in a bad position was excellent. Great day. 7
20 Melb Lots of run from defence that helped springboard Giants into attack. 7
21 WB Had hands full down back early and when heat when out of game he started to open up. 6
22 WCE Just fair. Provided his usual run from defence but not his most highlight-worthy game. 5
23 Geel Tried hard to be one of the better Giants on the night. Five tackles and six score involvements. 5
QF Adel Followed Cameron around. Bad error in third term halted Giants momentum. Efficiency well down. 5
SF WCE Did his bit at half back, but also played a bit at half forward. Versatility and tackling important. 6
PF Rich Even effort from the running half back; 21 touches and five inside-50s. 6

2016 Season

1   Senior emergency.  
2 NEAFL Put hand up for a call up in defence with 28 touches.
3 Syd Late inclusion for Buntine and used the ball well out of the backline. 5
4 Port Underrated defender who was very neat by foot. 5
5 StK Found a way through some tight gaps and kicked a beauty from the boundary line. 7
6 Haw Used in defence, but also at a few centre bounces. Another to provide dash. 7
7 Frem Tried to attack with the ball. Not a big impact though. 4
8 GCS Prolific from start to finish playing a variety of positions around the ground. 7
9 WB Backed up previous week’s strong showing and produced a strong four-quarter effort in defence. 7
10 Adel His change of direction and speed out of defence is wonderful. A find. 7
11 Geel Brilliant first term but injured a thigh and that slowed him a little. Still contributed well at half back. 7
12 Syd Found space in the midfield – took 10 marks and had four inside-50s. 6
13 Ess Snagged two goals in second term and among best with dash off half back. 7
14 Carl Incredibly clean by foot. Ran hard both ways and had an equal team-high seven inside-50s. 7
16 Coll In the wars from the start when he rolled his ankle and copped other hits too. 4
17 Bris Consistent four quarters without reaching any great heights. 6
18 Port Smooth mover played well within the 50 metre arcs. 6
19 Rich Ran hard to find space and looked dangerous when he got it. 7
20 GCS Usual dashing display from defence to provide plenty of drive. 6
21 WCE Kept a watchful eye on Cripps as well as providing drive from defence. OK without starring. 6
22 Frem The best running defender on the ground. A four-quarter contributor. 7
23 NM Quiet first half but better in second when he got hands on ball a bit more off half back. 5
QF Syd Made some nice runs out of defence and showed coolness in use of the ball. 6
PF WB Tried hard but under pressure at times from the back-half. Ok but can be better. 4

2015 Season

2 NEAFL Provided good run and enthusiasm in win.
3 NEAFL Provided good run from defence. Among the best.
4 NEAFL Plenty of footy, but wasteful in front of goal with 1.5.
5 NEAFL Got plenty of the ball in midfield and defence.
6 Haw The sub didn’t have much of an impact in the final term. 1
7 Carl Sub. Nice final term running goal after coming on in third quarter. 2
8 Adel Sub. On for Kelly in last quarter and had little time to get into it. 1
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL 21 touches and provided good run through midfield.
11 NEAFL 21 possessions as a running defender/midfielder.
12 NM Late inclusion for Scully and played in attack but Atley ran off him. 5
14 Rich Made a few blues with his ball use but work-rate first class. 5
15 StK Hard-working defender active all day and prepared to back himself. 6
16 GCS Took some good intercept marks and looked comfortable in the back six. 6
17 Geel One positive. Got involved and particularly good when flow of game against. 7
18   Hamstring.  
19   Hamstring.  
20 Port Produced one of the goals of the game with a snap in third term. 6
21 Syd Had not trouble finding the ball but didn’t do a lot with it. 5
22 Carl Played a few different roles and was a handy contributor. 6
23 Melb Kicked the two scrappiest goals of the day and was OK in contests. 6

2014 Season

1 PM Worked hard and harassed well.
2 NEAFL Senior emergency.
3   Senior emergency.  
4 NEAFL Went OK in return from injury.
5 Adel Rotated between Betts and Petrenko and was solid. 6
6 GCS Not the worst. 3
7 NEAFL Some flashes of brilliance, but needs to play four quarters.
8 NEAFL Best game in weeks with 19 disposals.
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL Great game with tremendous run and carry
11 NEAFL Another very good game from the talented youngster.
12 NEAFL Did some good things, had 22 disposals.
13 NEAFL 26 disposals and a goal.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL Pacey, came off injured, returned and starred.
16 Adel Found Betts a handful. Won kicks later. 5
17 Frem Battled away across half-back. Showed some aggressiveness at times. 4
18 Geel Tough little nut who did some nice things. Played on Bartel at times and did well. 6
19 Rich Neither here nor there. Minimal impact. 4
20 NM Had hands full with Adams and others. Not really a factor. 3
21 NEAFL Solid. 15 possessions, four marks, four clearances.
22 NEAFL Solid numbers; 15 disposals, four marks, four clearances.
23 WB Dangerous in front half with 1.2 and a few assists until ankle injury. 6

2013 Season

1 NEAFL Played on a wing and showed some good signs on debut.
2 NEAFL Slow start but worked into the game well.
3 NEAFL Creative around the ball and ended with three goals.
4 NEAFL Strong performance in midfield. Won plenty of ball.
5 GCS First gamer was lively and enthusiastic at the contest. 4
6 Ess Sub. Came on late and showed some pace and poise through the middle. 3
7 Adel Livewire when he came on as sub for Brogan in third term. 4
8   Ankle.  
9 NEAFL Gave some run and dash.
10 NEAFL Did some good things and played a part in the win.
11 NEAFL Contributed well around the ball to helped move it forward.
12 Port Came on as the sub and kicked his first league goal. Took a nice mark too. 2
14 NM Showed glimpse of his nippiness then subbed out late in third. 3
15 NEAFL Kicked a goal and played his role well across half back.
16 NEAFL One of the Giants best with two goals and a host of touches.
17 Ess The best game yet for the product of the GWS academy. 5
18 Coll Caught the eye with his attack on the ball and disposal efficiency (95%). Impressive. 7
19 Melb Tracked Byrnes and kept him close. Gave some good run from the back half. 5
20 Frem Worked hard while trying to shut down Ballantyne. Gutsy effort. 6
21 Bris Last quarter goal salvaged a tough night. 4
22 Rich Vanilla game down back. Not a major player. 4
23   Late withdrawal.