Around the Grounds – Round 3 Rookie Scout Report

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Hello everyone and welcome to our Round 3 look around the grounds at what all the rookie priced players are providing us in Supercoach. It was a mixed week, with some good performances from the likes of Sam Walsh, Connor Rozee and Charlie Constable, while we also had the terrific debut of Sydney Stack. On the other end we had some less than stellar performances from players like Willem Drew and Will Setterfield, the Wills of the AFL world obviously conspiring against us all here in Supercoach.

We’ve had our first price rises for the week, so there will be some handy BE’s to go through now that should tell us which direction our players are heading in, so let’s go have a look!



Another game where Carlton were in it until late, they fell just short of securing their first win of 2019, losing to Sydney 93-74. Sam Walsh had a cracker of a game, with 28 disposals, 5 marks, 8 clearances and a goal for 112 SCPoints. A super effort from him. Will Setterfield was again hit with disposal efficiency issues, recording just a 46.2% disposal efficiency against the Swans with his 13 disposals and 5 tackles which netted him 37 SCPoints. His disposal efficiency is sitting at 57.1% while averaging 16.3 disposals, that’s just not good enough for Supercoach at this point. At the bottom of the pile we had Cameron Polson and Michael Gibbons, Polson recorded 4 disposals for 18 SCPoints while Gibbons had 4 disposals and 3 marks for 17 SCPoints.

Gibbons gained a bit of cash this week, now priced at your regular rookie price of $123,900, but faces a BE of 0 this week. It may be a tough trade, even going to someone reasonable like Matthew Parker is still going to cost you $60K. Will Setterfield has a BE of 17 and has moved up to a price of $176,600, that is a bit more manageable to sideways trade him elsewhere.

The Northern Blues have Round 1 of the VFL season off on a bye, they will begin their season next week against Geelong.


The Pies went down in the Grand Final re-match this week, losing to West Coast 98-76. Darcy Moore was solid with his 17 disposals and 6 marks for 79 SCPoints, he was hit again with the free’s against contributing 4 of his 5 clangers, we saw similar in Round 1 where he had 5 clangers and scored 77. That’s almost a good thing though, you know even if he makes a few mistakes that he won’t completely tank and should still score enough to be semi-useful and hit his early break even targets.

Moore has now moved up to $288K with a BE of -3 thanks to some consistently solid scores. He’ll be set and forget for another month or two at this current pace, which is good news if you are part of the 44% of teams who own him.

In the VFL Collingwood had a tight 76-73 win against Coburg. Ben Crocker had 33 disposals, 8 marks and a goal, Rupert Wills recorded 26 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles and Isaac Quaynor had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 8 rebound 50’s.


The Bombers hit the winners table last week, scoring a 130-112 win against Melbourne. Jordan Ridley was a late addition to the side, he had 14 disposals, 6 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for 65 SCPoints. Zac Clarke played his first match for the Bombers and had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 13 hitouts for 49 SCPoints while Kobe Mutch played, but suffered a hamstring injury very early in the game before recording any statistics.

The VFL Bombers also had a win, this was a huge 145-24 victory over Coburg. Dylan Clarke had 30 disposals, 8 marks and 5 tackles, Sam Draper was busy booting 2 goals with 22 disposals, 5 marks and 39 hitouts and Tom Jok had 17 disposals, 6 marks and a goal.


The Cats were challenged early in the 4th, but then ran away with the game to defeat Adelaide 99-75. Charlie Constable again starred with 23 disposals, 5 marks, 3 clearances and a goal for 99 SCPoints. He is quickly settling into a must start option for us in the midfield. Jordan Clark had 12 disposals and 5 rebound 50’s for 65 SCPoints, Gryan Miers booted 3 goals with 11 disposals, 5 marks and 3 inside 50’s for 69 SCPoints and Tom Atkins finished with 6 disposals and a goal for 33 SCPoints.

Constable earned a big $87,700 in his first price rise for the year and with a BE of -59 projects for another $50K-$60K price rise next week. We’ll have to promote him to Charlie Sergeant at this rate. Clark has performed slightly lower than Charlie so far, but has a BE of -16 this week, while Miers pushed his down to -48 with a good game and Atkins is faring slightly worse with a -1 BE.

Geelong’s VFL side had a 97-83 loss to Richmond last Friday night. Jacob Kennerley had 16 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles, Nathan Kreuger booted 2 goals with 12 disposals and 7 marks while Darcy Fort had 3 behinds with 12 disposals, 4 marks and 2 hitouts.


Hawthorn got back in the winners circle, with a 5 goal to 3 final quarter giving them a 87-71 win over North Melbourne. Jack Scrimshaw had 19 disposals and 5 marks for 64 SCPoints while Dylan Moore played his first game of AFL football and had 9 disposals and 5 tackles for 41 SCPoints.

Scrimshaw gained almost $50K this week and has a BE of -26, so is currently tracking to peak at around $325K for the year.

The Box Hill Hawks had a big 104-42 win against the Casey Demons. Jackson Ross starred with 5 goals with 15 disposals and 4 marks while Mitch Lewis chipped in with 4 goals from 8 disposals, 5 marks and 6 hitouts.


Melbourne again remained in the losers column, going down to Essendon 130-112. Sam Weidman booted 2 goals, along with 14 disposals and 3 marks for 88 SCPoints. Jayden Hunt kicked 3 goals with 16 disposals and 4 marks for his 83 SCPoints, Corey Wagner had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 65 SCPoints and Jay Lockheart had 14 disposals, 5 marks and 2 goals, but 5 clangers dropped his score to 57 SCPoints.

In the VFL the Casey Demonds had a 62 point defeat at the hands of the Box Hill Hawks, going down 104-42. Kade Chandler kicked 2 goals with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 6 inside 50’s.

North Melbourne

The Kangaroos remained winless for 2019, going down to Hawthorn 87-71. Luke Davies-Uniacke struggled a bit with just 9 disposals and 2 tackles, but that still nabbed him 64 SCPoints, which is a great result from so few touches. Tarryn Thomas had 8 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 37 SCPoints and Ben McKay had just 18 SCPoints from 5 disposals and 2 marks.

Davies might have disappointing a few, with his ownership jumping from 12.3K from Round 2 to 18.7K for Round 3, but still faces a BE of -27 this week, so even though the score was average he still has potential to both score well again and make some cash.

North Melbourne’s VFL side had a 98-59 loss to Werribee on Saturday. Tom Murphy had 21 disposals, 6 marks and 7 rebound 50’s while Nick Larkey kicked 3.3 with 11 disposals and 7 marks.


Richmond lost to GWS on Saturday, going down 125-76. Sydney Stack was the obvious highlight on debut, he had 17 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s for 108 SCPoints. Oleg Markov was busy with 20 disposals and 5 marks for 67 SCPoints and Noah Balta had 5 disposals, 8 hitouts, but 3 clangers for 31 SCPoints.

Balta is on the bubble this week, but already faces a BE of 24. Judging from previous scores he may just beat that, but don’t expect any significant price gains if he plays again this week.

Richmonds VFL side got a win though, defeating Geelong 97-83. Patrick Naish had 23 disposals, 4 marks and 6 inside 50’s, Mabior Chol kicked 3.2 with 16 disposals, 3 marks and 3 hitouts and Callum Coleman-Jones booted 2.3 with 13 disposals, 7 marks, 6 tackles and 5 hitouts. Jack Ross was also busy with 21 disposals and 8 tackles.

St Kilda

The Sainters suffered their first loss of 2019, narrowly going down to Fremantle 71-66. Matthew Parker had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles for 47 SCPoints. Callum Wilkie had 12 disposals and 4 marks for 55 SCPoints and Josh Battle had 17 disposals, 9 marks and 8 rebound 50’s for 74 SCPoints.

Matthew Parker has a BE of -26 this week, which is about right for his position and looks to potentially add another $50K to his price this week. Wilkie has a BE of 4, which isn’t great for this time of year, but if he can nail a couple of scores in the 70’s in the next two weeks then that should drop once the 38 from Round 2 rolls out his 3 round average.

In the VFL the Sandringham Zebras lost to Footscray 108-65. Nick Hind kicked a goal wth 18 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles and Doulton Langlands had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles

Western Bulldogs

Again the Bulldogs staged a last quarter comeback, but this time they fell just short, kicking 4 goals to 2, but losing to the Suns 73-68. Bailey Smith had a good game though with 22 disposals, 2 marks, 6 tackles and 87 SCPoints. His scores have been building nicely after his disappointing 33 in Round 1, his BE is currently -26, he should make some nice money if he can keep up scores in the 60-70 range consistently.

Footscray defeated Sandringham in their opening match of the 2019 VFL season, winning 108-65. Will Hayes kicked a goal with 24 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles while Roarke Smith kicked 4 goals with 21 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles.

South Australia


The Crows are now 0-2 at Adelaide Oval this year after losing to Geelong 99-75. Chayce Jones had just 8 disposals for 41 SCPoints. Reilly O’Brien played his first AFL game since 2016 and had 11 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 28 hitouts and 5 clearances for 85 SCPoints. 5 clangers from 3 free’s against would have hit his score a bit.

Jones’ role isn’t really one that is allowing him to get a lot of the ball, so his BE is 26 and I don’t see his scoring improving heavily from here.

In the SANFL the Adelaide Reserves lost to Glenelg 115-62. Myles Poholke kicked 3 goals with 25 disposals and 3 marks while Lachlan Sholl had 34 disposals, 6 marks and 8 rebound 50’s.

Port Adelaide

A bit of a mixed bag from Ports rookies in their 107-90 loss to Brisbane. Connor Rozee had a star making performance with 5 goals, along with 21 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles for 116 SCPoints. Zak Butters had 20 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 71 SCPoints and Xavier Duursma had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 66 SCPoints. And we expected someone to maybe suffer with the return of Ollie Wines and it looks like it may have been Willem Drew who paid the price, with Drew recording just 9 disposals and 6 tackles for 36 SCPoints.

Rozee looked like he may have the biggest trouble putting up scores based on pre-season form, but has looked terrific in the real stuff and just gained $70.5K this week and with a BE of -48 looks to potentially gain another $60K this time next week. Butters and Duursma are ticking along nicely, Butters with a -31 BE and Duursma with a -32 BE. Drew may be the issue going forward, his BE is -12, so it’s not like he’s gonna fall off a cliff price rise time immediately, but it’ll catch up quickly to him if he scores in the 30/40 range from here.

In Round 2 of the SANFL season Port Adelaide lost to South Adelaide 94-58. Jack Trengove had 42 disposals, 13 marks, 10 tackles and 12 inside 50’s, I guess that’s footballs version of a quadruple double! Kai Pudney added 30 disposals, 7 marks and 5 rebound 50’s and Boyd Woodcock kicked a goal with 13 disposals and 4 marks.J

Western Australia


The Dockers moved into Top 4 after their 71-66 win over St Kilda on Sunday. They did not feature any rookie priced players after dropping Lachlan Schultz for this game.

In the opening round of the WAFL season the Peel Thunder barely held off West Perth, giving up 7 goals to 2 in the final quarter to narrowly win 88-85. Mitch Crowden had 32 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 7 inside 50’s, Tom North finished with 26 disposals, 5 marks and 10 tackles and Sam Sturt kicked a goal with 20 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

West Coast

West Coast won the Grand Final rematch on the weekend, defeating Collingwood 98-76. Jack Petruclle had 14 disposals, 5 marks and kicked 1.2 for 58 SCPoints. Josh Rotham made his AFL debut and had 9 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 56 SCPoints and Oscar Allen finished with 7 disposals, 4 marks and 57 SCPoints.

Petruccelle has a BE of -19 this week, his current scores won’t see his price skyrocket, so hopefully he can put in a big game sooner rather than later.

West Coasts stand-alone WAFL side had their first ever match, losing to Perth 109-63. Brayden Ainsworth had 24 disposals and 2 tackles and Josh Smith had 20 disposals and 7 marks.

New South Wales


The Giants had a quality 125-76 win over Richmond on Saturday. Brent Daniels had 16 disposals, 4 tackles and 3 goal assists for 88 SCPoints.

The UWS Giants suffered a loss in the opening round of the NEAFL season, going down to Sydney 109-80. Aiden Bonar had 30 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and a goal while Jackson Hately had 27 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles.


Sydney opened their account for 2019 with a 93-74 win over Carlton. Nick Blakey had 8 disposals, 4 marks and a goal for 61 SCPoints.

Blakey has a BE of 13 this week, so not the greatest outlook for him from here.

The Swans NEAFL side faced the UWS Giants in the opening round and won 109-80. James Rose had a HUGE game with 4 goals, 39 disposals, 7 marks and 11 inside 50’s and James Rowbottom had 31 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles.



Brisbane continued their undefeated streak, defeating Port Adelaide 107-90. Lincoln McCarthy continued his strong play with 20 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for 85 SCPoints.

McCarthy has a BE of 5 this week, he started at a higher price, so that’s not massively surprising for him, despite the consistent scores he’s provided.

The Brisbane NEAFL team had a pretty easy day in Round 1, recording a 100-35 win over the NT Thunder. Cedric Cox played forward and kicked 3.2 to 19 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s.

Gold Coast

The Suns continue to surprise a few, making it two from three, recording a 73-68 win over the Western Bulldogs. Sam Collins again provided a good score from limited touches with 79 SCPoints coming from 11 disposals and 6 marks. Jack Lukosius had 9 disposals and 4 marks for 33 SCPoints and Chris Burgess had 9 disposals, 3 marks and kicked 1.2 for 44 SCPoints. Charlie Ballard had just 7 disposals and 2 marks for 47 SCPoints while Wil Powell had 11 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 60 SCPoints.

Collins BE is down to -33, which is good news for his owners going forward from here and hopefully he doesn’t put in another score like in Round 1.

The Suns reserves side lost their Round 1 matchup with Canberra, going down 94-83. Jacob Dawsib had 24 disposals and 4 tackles and Tom Nicholls had 19 disposals, 5 marks and 34 hitouts.

Top 5


  1. Connor Rozee – 89.3 SCPoints – $259,800 – -48 BE
  2. Darcy Moore – 83.0 SCPoints – $288,000 – -3 BE
  3. Charlie Ballard – 72.7 SCPoints – $275,800 – 49 BE
  4. Xavier Duursma – 70.3 SCPoints – $191,100 – -32 BE
  5. Oscar Allen – 70.0 SCPoints – $268,500 – 31 BE


  1. Sydney Stack – 108 SCPoints – $102,400 – -156 BE
  2. Charlie Constable – 89.3 SCPoints – $211,600 – -59 BE
  3. Sam Walsh – 87.7 SCPoints – $270,700 – -36 BE
  4. Luke Davies-Uniacke – 87.3 SCPoints – $263,100 – -27 BE
  5. Willem Drew – 76.3 SCPoints – $194,000 – -12 BE


  1. Reilly O’Brien – 85 SCPoints – $136,800 – -90 BE
  2. Zac Clarke – 49 SCPoints – $142,600 – -14 BE


  1. Connor Rozee – 89.3 SCPoints – $259,800 – -48 BE
  2. Lincoln McCarthy – 85 SCPoints – $296,700 – 5 BE
  3. Darcy Moore – 83.0 SCPoints – $288,000 – -3 BE
  4. Brent Daniels – 79.7 SCPoints – $288,700 – 18 BE
  5. Willem Drew – 76.3 SCPoints – $194,000 – -12 BE

And that’s it for me this week, we will hopefully see you again at the same time next week!

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Thanks for the info once again Barron! I cant wait to drop the axe on Gibbons and Setterfield! Sidney Stack looks like a ready made footballer and our 1st real downgrade target was very impressed with how he went about things.


Nice work as always Baron


Gibbons out Stack in…….. next week!


Maybe I am grasping at straws but I watched Balta play last week and he does look like he could pop out a big score if he gets a run at it. Just one big one would be enough to reboot some cash generation. He really didn’t look that bad. I couldn’t tell you about Gibbons, because even though I watched the game, I just didn’t see him!
As for Drew, grrr. I left him out, thinking he would go when Wines come back. When he was still in with Wines picked, he felt like a must have. Should have stuck to my original plan and not wasted a trade.


Another bang up job BVC. 😁

Some lads getting some pretty big numbers in the magoos to keep an eye out for if they get the call up.


What should I do with Dusty with the announcement of his 2 week suspension?

Rick Grimes

Get rid.


Was at the game Friday night.
Zac Clarke was not good at football. Seemed to give it away and cause mistakes.
But only 150k ish.


You legend

Rick Grimes

Any chance the Sauce is burnt for good and O'Brien gets an extended run?


Tv news saying he's a chance this week but I don't think so myself. Crows will be anxious to get him back in asap though.


No Hore,,, but a new rook for tomorrow night


Hey guys need help deciding.

Cousins to LIBBA ?
Atkins to LIBBA ?


Thanks for the info Barron but no stats on B Scott NM.