AROUND THE GROUNDS – ROUND 3
Howdy folks and welcome to the Round 3 rookie wrap-up here at Jock Reynolds. It was a busy week, with plenty to get through, so let’s stop wasting time and get right into it!
Around the Grounds
Carlton couldn’t notch their first win of the 2018 season, going down to Collingwood 76-100. Jarrod Garlett managed to hit the scoreboard this week with 1.1, along with 12 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles for 64 SCPoints. His BE is -6 this week, so still some more cash to be made, hopefully he can keep the 60+ scores up, rather than the scores under that mark. Paddy Down found the ball a bit more this week with 15 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles, but could only manage 49 SCPoints. His season average of 43.3 has given him a BE of 24, which he should hit, but if the scores in the 40’s keep coming, he’ll have hit his ceiling in a few weeks. Finally, Cameron Polson played his second game of the season, but had just 5 disposals and 2 behinds for 16 SCPoints. His BE is 12 this week, so if you’re one of the 2,423 teams that have him, hopefully he can do better this week (if he plays).
In the VFL, it wasn’t a good day for the Northern Blues, where they were giving an almighty thumping by Collingwood, going down 71-201. Cam O’Shea had 20 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles, while Kym Lebois kicked 2 goals, along with 13 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles. Lochie O’Brien had 13 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 4 inside 50’s and Angus Schumacher had 11 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.
A solid win for the Pies on Friday night, taking down Carlton 100-76. Sam Murray is your Round 3 Rising Star nominee after his game with 21 disposals, 7 marks, 4 tackles and 95 SCPoints. He’s been a terrific starting option this year, just made $67,800, and with a BE of -39. Is projected to add another 50K to that this time next week. Callum Brown had a good game with 20 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles for 85 SCPoints. He’s just played the 2 games so far this year, after missing Round 1 and has a BE of -2. He’s only in 1% of teams, so a unique option for those who have him. Finally, Jaidyn Stephenson was a bit quieter this week, with 6 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 33 SCPoints. He’s in a tricky spot with a season average of 53 and a BE of 24, while having high ownership as well, currently sitting in 26% of all teams.
Collingwood’s VFL side probably couldn’t have found a better way to start Round 1, with a massive 201-71 win against the Northern Blues. Josh Daicos starred, finishing with 30 disposals, 9 marks, 2 tackles, 8 inside 50’s and 2 goals, Rupert Willis had 27 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles, while Brayden Sier had 26 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and a goal and Sam McLarty had 22 disposals, 5 marks, 13 hitouts and kicked 1.2
Essendon started off their VFL season with a bang, recording a 143-41 win against the Frankston Dolphins. Dylan Clarke led the way for the Bombers with 30 disposals, 2 marks, 10 tackles and 4 inside 50’s, while Jayden Laverde had 26 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 3 behinds. Mason Redman had 22 disposals, 3 marks and 3 inside 50’s, Kobe Mutch had 21 disposals, 8 marks and 4 rebound 50’s, Trent Mynott had 20 disposals, 4 tackles and 2 inside 50’s, Matt Guelfi had 17 disposals and 7 tackles and Jordan Ridley finished with 17 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.
It’s always hard to beat the Eagles in Perth and the Cats were no different, going down 95-80. Tim Kelly continued his great form, with 19 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and a goal for 90 SCPoints. His year average is at 108.3 SCPoints, he gained $114,400 this week and with a BE of -69, could add another $70-$80K to his price after Round 3. He could certainly keep this scoring streak going with the news that Gary Ablett may miss some time with a hamstring injury. Lachlan Fogarty had 14 disposals, 4 marks and 1 tackle, but could have really done some Supercoach damage if he was more accurate in front of goals, where he kicked 1.4 to have 70 SCPoints. His BE is -13 this week, and like Kelly, could stand to see his scores improve if Ablett is out. Zach Guthrie had 14 disposals and 5 marks for 55 SCPoints, while Esava Ratugolea did well with 14 disposals, 8 marks, 6 hitouts and 2 goals for 74 SCPoints. He is on the bubble this week with a BE of -32 to his name. Lastly, Jack Henry had 16 disposals, 6 marks, 10 1%ers and 4 rebound 50’s for 93 SCPoints, he’s also on the bubble this week with a BE of -46.
In the VFL, Geelong got a Round 1 victory against Werribee, winning 84-80. Jordan Cunico starred for the Cats, taking 35 disposals, 9 marks and 1 tackle, while Charlie Constable had 31 disposals, 8 marks, 5 tackles and a goal, Stewart Crameri had 17 disposals, 7 marks and 2 goals, Wylie Buzza also kicked 2 goals, along with 14 disposals and 9 marks, while Gyran Miers had 9 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 2 goals.
Again, no rookie priced players starting for the Hawks in their 102-89 loss to the 2017 Premiers in Richmond.
The Box Hill Hawks had a comfortable win against Williamstown, taking the game 105-68. James Cousins booted 3.3, along with 18 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s, Dallas Willsmore had 17 disposals, 6 marks and 2 rebound 50’s, James Worpel booted 2.1 with 16 disposals, 5 marks and 4 inside 50’s, David Mirra had 16 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles and Mitch Lewis booted 3.2 with 9 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Melbourne may have been a bit nervous after a slow start against North Melbourne on Saturday afternoon, but didn’t have a ton of problems in the 2nd half, running away with a 123-86 win. Bayley Fritsch kept his goal tally ticking over, booting a goal with 11 disposals, 3 marks and 3 inside 50’s for 56 SCPoints. He has made $47,600 in his first price rise and may make a similar amount next week, with a BE of -18 to his name.
Another high scoring performance in the VFL, this time it was the Casey Demons giving Coburg a hiding, winning 180-73. Corey Maynard had 25 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and a goal, Tim Smith finished with 24 disposals, 6 marks and 4 inside 50’s, Harley Balic went mental in front of goals, booting 6.1, along with 20 disposals, 10 marks and 4 inside 50’s, while Sam Weidman also did plenty of damage, booting 5.1 with 16 disposals, 5 marks and 12 hitouts and Harrison Petty had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.
The Roos had a decent first quarter, but couldn’t keep up the momentum for a whole game, eventually going down to Melbourne 126-86. Luke Davis Uniacke had a poor scoring game, with just 7 disposals, 2 marks and 1 tackle for 23 SCPoints. He made $5,600 this week, but his average is at 41.7 with a BE of 16. So, another small price rise is likely this week, but if the current scoring pace continues, he’ll likely have maxed out within a fortnight.
North Melbourne’s VFL squad opened the season with a bye. So, no game to report on for them this week.
Richmond kept the wins coming in 2018, with a solid win against Hawthorn, taking the game 102-89. Jack Higgins made his AFL debut and looked good with 12 disposals, 2 marks and 2 goals for 63 SCPoints. You would probably expect him to keep his spot in the main side for the foreseeable future if he can maintain that sort of game impact.
In the VFL Richmond made short work of Port Melbourne, winning 141-76. Corey Ellis finished with 28 disposals, 3 marks, 9 tackles and 10 inside 50’s, Noah Balta had 21 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 8 rebound 50’s, Tyson Stengle booted 3 goals along with 17 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles, Shai Bolton also booted 3 goals, with 15 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles. Liam Baker had 19 disposals, 4 marks and 6 inside 50’s, Patrick Naish had 14 disposals, 3 inside 50’s and a goal and Mabior Chol booted 3 goals, along with 7 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
The Saints managed to restrict the Crows fairly well in the first half, though some poor goal kicking cost them. It was another second half fade-out though, eventually going down 104-55. Rowan “My Boat” Marshall had a good game against a good ruckman in Sam Jacobs, finishing with 14 disposals, 6 marks and 18 hitouts for 79 SCPoints. Just his first game this year, so give him another week to see how he does, although he is starting at an inflated price of $219,400. Nicholas Coffield had a great debut game, with 18 disposals, 6 marks, and a goal for 66 SCPoints. Same again with him, first game, so wait and see how he does next week. Ben Long was quieter, with 11 disposals and 2 tackles for 35 SCPoints. His BE is now 27 from an average of 49, but that won’t impact many, with his ownership numbers at just 2,818 (1% of teams).
In the VFL, the Sandringham Zebras had a win against Footscray, taking the match 113-92. Ed Phillips had 27 disposals, 5 marks, and 5 tackles while Hunter Clark had 26 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 3 behinds. Josh Battle did his chances for an AFL recall no harm, kicking 3.3 along with 23 disposals, 6 marks and 7 inside 50’s, Bailey Rice had 16 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles and Hugh Goddard had 11 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles.
The Bulldogs got their first win of the year, taking out Essendon 104-83. Tim English had a nice return to form with 17 disposals, 6 marks and 19 hitouts for 76 SCPoints. His BE is 1 this week, but if he can keep up some solid scoring, that should drop down a fair bit again once that score of 33 rolls out of his 3-round average. Ed Richards is on the bubble this week and will be a popular trade in option after his game of 17 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles for 81 SCPoints. His BE is at -50 this week and projects to rise about $50K after Round 3. Billy Gowers was OK, but his inaccuracy in front of goal cost him some points, ending the game with 1.3 (though the Dogs ended up at 14.20, so he was hardly alone there), along with 10 disposals and 4 marks for 43 SCPoints. His BE is -9 this week, so hopefully for the 2% of teams that own him, he can start posting some bigger numbers soon. Aaron Naughton finally looked to put up a decent score with 15 disposals, 3 marks and 61 SCPoints. His BE is -1 this week, with a score of 25 in his rolling average, if he can put together a few games with scores in the 60’s, he could get his season back on track from here.
In the VFL, Footscray went down to Sandringham 113-92 in the first match of the VFL season. Patrick Lipinksi had a big day, booting 4 goals along with 22 disposals, 8 marks and 11 tackles, while Lewis Young finished with 21 disposals and 9 marks.
It wasn’t a pretty game, but the Crows managed to get their game functioning for a solid 15-20 minute period in the 3rd quarter to put on 6 goals to 1 to put the game out of reach of the Saints and take the game 104-55. Tom Deodee continued his strong start to the year with 15 disposals, 5 marks, 5 rebound 50’s and 7 intercept possessions for 85 SCPoints. He had a price rise of almost $100K this week and still has a great BE of -70. Lachlan Murphy made a few mistakes, but did his job as a pressure forward with 27 pressure acts and 6 tackles with 12 disposals and 5 marks for 63 SCPoints. His BE is -52 this week, so should have another $50K price rise on the cards.
In the SANFL, the Adelaide Reserves went down to the 2017 SANFL Premiers in Sturt, losing 118-69. Patrick Wilson led the way for Adelaide against his old side with 25 disposals, 7 marks, 4 tackles and 2 goals, while Jordan Gallucci had 20 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles, Harry Dear playing in defence had 17 disposals and 8 marks, Myles Poholke had 17 disposals, 4 marks and 1 goal, Ben Jarman had 17 disposals, 5 marks and 1 goal and Elliot Himmelberg kicked 2 goals, along with 14 disposals and 7 marks.
The game was probably closer than they wanted, but the Power managed to hold off a late charge by the Lions, taking the game 97-92. Riley Bonner again found plenty of the ball with 22 disposals, 10 marks and 5 rebound 50’s, but scored 68 SCPoints, which was probably hurt a bit by having 18 uncontested possessions and 4 clangers to his name. He added almost $50K to his price tag this week and has a BE of 38 coming up against Essendon. Hopefully he can pump out a big score against them in what will likely be a quick game on the Etihad deck. Todd Marshall again made an impact up forward, with 98 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 1.1 for 69 SCPoints. He’s had a good season so far, averaging 73.7 SCPoints and has a BE of -18. Dom Barry was quieter this week with 12 disposals, 4 marks and inside 50’s for 39 SCPoints. A disappointing score that knocks his average down to 48.3, but his BE is still at -11, so hopefully he can knock out another score in the 60’s like in Round 2 to push that further down again.
In Round 2 of the SANFL, Port Adelaide had a narrow win against Glenelg, winning 92-89. Will Snelling led the Magpies with 26 disposals, 4 marks and 13 handballs, while Jarrod Lienert had 26 disposals and 11 marks, Joe Atley had 25 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles, Jack Trengove had 22 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 2 goals while Billy Frampton had 17 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 26 hitouts.
Another win for Fremantle, taking down the Gold Coast Suns 96-68. There was a mixed bag rookie wise, with the big problem coming from Andrew Brayshaw who had just 7 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 2 behinds for 32 SCPoints. His season average sits at 50.7 with a BE of 33 this week, his current rate of scoring might see him peak at about $250,000, which isn’t enough for what we paid to start with him at all. He’ll probably be on plenty of chopping blokes this week, along with LDU and Rayner. Adam Cerra was OK in his 2nd game with 10 disposals, 5 marks and 4 inside 50’s for 53 SCPoints. His overall outlook isn’t much better than Brayshaw due to his starting price tag of $184,800, he has a BE of -4 this week, but his current scoring trend will see him peak at about $280,000 at the halfway point of the year. Bailey Banfield had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles for 69 SCPoints, he had a nice price gain of almost $50K this week and should make similar again with a BE of -30. Finally, Mitch Crowden was quiet in his debut game, but did better this week with 13 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 72 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week with a BE of -31, but it’s debatable if he can keep up a scoring average of 70+ for the next 10 weeks or so (though we’ll certainly hope he does).
The Peel Thunder lost in Round 2 of the WAFL season, going down to the Swan Districts 102-88. Tom North had 19 disposals, 3 marks, 4 inside 50’s and a goal and Lloyd Meek had 23 hitouts with 18 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 6 inside 50’s,
A quality win for the Eagles at home against Geelong, winning 95-80. The bad news is Liam Ryan injuring his foot/ankle after a 2nd quality game from him, with 12 disposals, 4 marks and 3 goals for 88 SCPoints. There’s no official timeline on how long he will be out, although Eagles coach Adam Simpson has said “He’ll probably have an extended period off football”, which is super disappointing to hear. A potential replacement for us is the on-the-bubble Willie Rioli, who had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 5 inside 50’s for 40 SCPoints. His prospects don’t look great though, with a 2-game average of 35.5 and a BE of 3 this week. Daniel Venables is another young Eagle who struggled, he couldn’t hit the scoreboard this week, so had just 23 SCPoints from his 9 disposals and 2 marks and is in a similar position to Rioli, with an average of 39.7 and a BE of 4. Jake Waterman had another quality game though, with 20 disposals, 9 marks, 2 tackles and 1.2 for 72 SCPoints. He has a BE of -42, so will have another quality price rise on Sunday.
In Round 2 of the WAFL season, East Perth got an easy win against West Perth, taking the game 112-54. Francis (Randy) Watson had 21 disposals, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s, Jarrod Brander booted 3 goals, with 19 disposals and 10 marks, Tarir Bayok had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles, Jack Petruccelle had 18 disposals, 6 marks and 3 inside 50’s and Thomas Cole had 16 disposals, 1 mark and 3 tackles.
New South Wales
GWS went down in the Sydney derby, losing to the Swans 103-87. Jeremey Finlayson continued his quality scoring ways, with 20 disposals, 3 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 77 SCPoints. He had 6 clangers last week, which probably dented his score a tad, but his current season average of 90 SCPoints is top shelf for a rookie. BE is -57 this week, so keep starting him on field. Daniel Lloyd also had a good game, with 95 SCPoints from 12 disposals, 6 tackles, 6 marks and 2.2. Lloyd has been sneaky good so far, this year with an average of 70 SCPoints, but started at an inflated price point, so his BE is currently at 0.
GWS couldn’t get the win in the AFL derby, but did in the NEAFL one, defeating Sydney 73-69. Aiden Bonnar had 28 disposals, 8 marks and 3 inside 50’s, Isaac Cumming had 27 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles, Nicholas Shipley had 15 disposals, 2 marks, 13 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and 5 rebound 50’s with a goal, while Dawson Simpson had 44 hitouts with 13 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles. Dylan Buckley booted 4 goals, with 10 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles, Zac Sproule was just behind him with 3 goals, 8 disposals and 4 marks and Lachlan Keeffe had 11 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 2 each of inside and rebound 50’s.
Sydney ran away with the derby win against GWS, taking the match 103-87. Not much rookie action compared to this time last year for the Swans, with Oliver Florent scoring just the 39 SCPoints from 10 disposals and 3 tackles, while Will Hayward had a big game with 18 disposals, 9 marks and 2 goals for 93 SCPoints.
Sydney couldn’t get the derby double though, going down to the UWS Giants in the NEAFL, 73-69. Daniel Robinson had a big game, with 36 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and a goal, Colin O’Riodran had 29 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s, Ben Ronke booted 4 behinds with 23 disposals, 7 tackles and 6 inside 50’s, James Rose kicked 2.1 with 17 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles, Aliir Aliir had 12 disposals, 4 marks and 2 rebound 50’s and Darcy Cameron had 32 hitouts with 10 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles,
The Lions made a late charge at Adelaide Oval on the weekend, but fell just short of taking a win, losing to Port Adelaide 97-92. Cameron Rayner had his usual output, but it equalled a quality SC score this time, with 9 disposals, 3 marks and a goal giving him 63 SCPoints. He made just the $200 on his first price rise, but his average still sits and 40.3, with a BE of 38. His Supercoach prospects aren’t looking flash so far this year.
Brisbane had another close loss, this time in the NEAFL, going down by 1 point to the NT Thunder 105-104. Tom Bell led the way with 33 disposals, 9 marks, 8 inside 50’s and 2.2, Corey Lyons had 19 disposals, 7 marks, 5 inside 50’s and 3 rebound 50’s, Brandon Starcevich had 13 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 3.1, Oscar McInerney had 25 hitouts with 16 disposals, 5 marks and 4 inside 50’s and Matthew Eagles had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 3 inside 50’s.
The Suns have been pretty good this year, but couldn’t get the win against Fremantle, going down 96-68. Nic Holman continued his strong start to the season, finishing with 14 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles for 82 SCPoints. He earnt himself $93,700 this week, and with an average of 90 SCPoints currently has a BE of -57. Let’s hope he can keep this scoring streak up this week!
The Gold Coast reserves had a 20-point win in Round 1 of the NEAFL season, defeating Aspley 76-56. Will Brodie had 20 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles, but couldn’t hit the scoreboard for a major, booting 3 behinds. Jack Scrimshaw had 18 disposals, 5 marks and 1 each of inside and rebound 50’s, Harrison Wigg made his debut for the Gold Coast after recovering from an ankle injury and had 13 disposals and 5 marks, while Brad Scheer had 15 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.
Top 5 – Rookie Averages
- Tom Doedee – 95.3 SCPoints
- Jeremy Finlayson – 90 SCPoints
- Sam Murray – 75 SCPoints
- Nicholas Coffield – 66 SCPoints
- Ed Richards – 65 SCPoints
- Tim Kelly – 108.3 SCPoints
- Jeremy Finlayson and Nick Holman – 90 SCPoints
- Callum Brown – 67.5 SCPoints
- Lachlan Fogarty – 66.3 SCPoints
- Nicholas Coffield – 66 SCPoints
- Tim English – 64 SCPoints
- Liam Ryan – 80.3 SCPoints
- Rowan Marshall – 79 SCPoints
- Callum Brown – 67.5 SCPoints
- Jake Waterman – 67 SCPoints
- Tim English – 64 SCPoints
And that’s it for me this week. If you’ve got any questions or comments, whack ’em in the comments below, or hit my up on the Twitter machine @BarronVonCrow.