Around the Grounds – Round 5 Rookie Scout Report

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Hello community and welcome to the Round 5 rookie scout report. We had a bit of a good news, bad news week with our rookies, on the good news front we had the continued performances of a young player like Sam Walsh, Michael Gibbons putting in a terrific performance, as well as the likes of Sydney Stack continuing their strong form and a solid new debut in Jackson Hately. On the bad news however, we had Charlie Constable dropped, as well as some poor performances from some heavily owned rookies like Matthew Parker, Chris Burgess and Bailey Scott. One thing is for sure though, we’ve still got plenty of options to pick from at this stage, so even if you’re worried your holding onto a dud, fear not, because we might be able to find something for you here to fix your Supercoach woes!



The Pies continued their recent strong form with a 123-61 win against Brisbane in Brisbane. Darcy Moore had about what we’ve come to expect from him at this point, finishing with 13 disposals, 2 marks, 8 rebound 50’s and 79 SCPoints. BE of 51 t his week, at his current scoring pace he’s probably got at least another $50,000 in him before you’d think about upgrading him.

Collingwood had a 80-77 loss to the Northern Blues in the VFL. Rupert Wills (MID, $166,100) had 31 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s.


Carlton had their first win of 2019 and had their first 100+ point game since 2016 with a 101-57 win against the Western Bulldogs. Sam Walsh continued his fantastic performance and had 26 disposals, 9 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for 112 SCPoints. His BE is sitting at 3 this week, so nothing to be concerned about there. Michael Gibbons also had some time further up the field and flourished around the ball, finishing with 21 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 5 inside 50’s for 104 SCPoints. That big score has pushed his BE down to -49, so now is the time for Gibbons to strike and put up another quality score to really get his cash generation moving.

The Northern Blues had a 80-77 win over Collingwood in the VFL. Liam Stocker (MID, $126,300) had 19 disposals and 9 rebound 50’s, Pat Kerr (FWD, $230,800) kicked 3.2 with 12 disposals and 7 marks and Hugh Goddard (DEF, $159,600) had 16 disposals and 7 marks.


The Bombers continued their strong form with a 116-58 win over North Melbourne. Jordan Ridley had 13 disposals, 6 marks and 6 rebound 50’s for 55 SCPoints while Brayden Ham (FWD, $117,300) played his first AFL game and finished with 10 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and a goal, but with 4 clangers it dropped his score to 44 SCPoints.

Essendons VFL side had a big 134-40 win over North Melbourne. Trent Mynott (MID, $123,900) had 25 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 2.1 and Dylan Clarke (MID, $147,700) had 20 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles and kicked 1.1


Geelong now sits on top of the AFL Ladder after a 113-90 win over Hawthorn on Easter Monday. Tom Atkins had 17 disposals and 7 marks with 3 clearances for 63 SCPoints, Jordan Clark finished with just 10 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles for 44 SCPoints. His BE sits at 44 this week, so we’d hope he can pump out a good score this week. Gryan Miers had 18 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for 78 SCPoints and Mark O’Connor had 15 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles for 85 SCPoints.

Geelong had a 84-81 win over Werribee in the VFL. Sam Simpson (MID, $152,000) had 21 disposals and 7 tackles, Oscar Brownless (MID, $117,300) had 18 disposals and 6 marks and Darcy Fort (RUC, $117,300) kicked 3.1 with 15 disposals, 8 marks and 16 hitouts.


Hawthorn lost their Easter Monday matchup, going down to Geelong 113-90. Jack Scrimshaw had 17 disposals and 5 marks for 63 SCPoints, but his BE sits at a comfortable position this week at 7. James Cousins had just 6 disposals and 7 tackles for 45 SCPoints, he gained a minor amount of cash at $4,300 for hitting his BE, but his BE is now 55 this week and is running with a 3 round average of 60.7 SCPoints. Mitch Lewis had 14 disposals, 4 marks and a goal for 69 SCPoints.

The Box Hill Hawks had a 89-65 loss to Port Melbourne in the VFL. Oliver Hanrahan (FWD, $123,900) kicked 1.1 with 17 disposals and 4 marks.


Melbourne’s poor start to 2019 continued with a 95-55 loss to St Kilda. Marty Hore had a big game with 20 disposals, 13 marks and 7 rebound 50’s for 96 SCPoints. His BE is -69, so now might be your last chance to grab him. Brayden Preuss proved he won’t totally hurt Max Gawn’s scoring potential with Gawn scoring 126 SCPoints and Preuss producing 15 disposals, 3 marks, 16 hitouts and 2 goals for 97 SCPoints. Jayden Hunt had 12 disposals and 4 marks for 47 SCPoints, Sam Weideman had 12 disposals and 5 marks for 59 SCPoints and Corey Wagner had just 6 disposals and 6 tackles for 33 SCPoints.

The Casey Demons had the bye in Round 3 of the VFL season.

North Melbourne

North were never really in the game on Friday, losing to Essendon 116-58. Luke Davies-Uniacke finished with 14 disposals, 3 marks, 7 inside 50’s and 2 behinds for 60 SCPoints while Bailey Scott returned to the side and had 11 disposals and 3 marks for 41 SCPoints. LDU might be proof of why you don’t jump on rookies after one good game, he’s had a 3 round average of 61.3 SCPoints since his big score of 118 in Round 2 and currently has a BE of 58.

The Roos had a big 134-40 loss to Essendon in the VFL.  Joel Crocker (DEF/FWD, $117,300) finished with 16 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles


Richmond got the job done on Saturday night, defeating Sydney 89-67. Sydney Stack was busy with 22 disposals, 54 marks and 4 tackles for 80 SCPoints. He’s had his first price rise of the season and now sits at $178,500 with a BE of -16 . Liam Baker had 21 disposals, 4 tackles and a goal for 87 SCPoints, Jack Ross finished with 17 disposals, 3 marks and 3 inside 50’s for 57 SCPoints, Shai Bolton had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 6 inside 50’s for 58 SCPoints and Noah Balta probably had a good Supercoach game for him with 49 SCPoints from 9 disposals, 3 marks, 4 hitouts and 2 goals. His BE is 13 this week.

Richmond had a bye during Round 3 of the VFL season.

St Kilda

St Kilda kept their 2019 season humming along with a 95-55 win over Melbourne. Ben Paton had a good game with 23 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 6 rebound 50’s for 95 SCPoints. Callum Wilkie finished with 17 disposals and 8 marks for 66 SCPoints while Matthew Parker was a bit more quiet this week with 8 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 51 SCPoints. His BE is 42 this week, so we will need a decent score from him soon. Last, but not least, Josh Battle had 14 disposals and 8 marks for 71 SCPoints.

Sandringham had a 92-68 win over Williamstown in the VFL. Nick Hind (MID, $117,300) had 20 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs always seemed just slightly behind the Blues in the first half and that gap widened into the second with the Bulldogs losing to Carlton 101-57. The Doggies had two players make their AFL debuts with Will Hayes (MID, $117,300) and Lachie Young (DEF, $120,400). Hayes had 21 disposals and 7 marks for 70 SCPoints while Young had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 42 SCPoints. Bailey Smith also played and had 18 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s for 70 SCPoints.

The Footscray Bulldogs had a bye during Round 3 of the VFL season.

South Australia


Adelaide had their 2nd win of the season in Eddie Bett’s 300th game, defeating the Gold Coast 119-46. Reilly O’Brien continued to hold the ruck spot down and had 12 disposals, 4 marks and 34 hitouts for 90 SCPoints. His BE is -48 and should have the lead ruck spot for at least another 4-6 weeks, so he has a chance to make some decent cash from here. His ownership jumped from 5.6K to 21.9K from Round 4, so he was a popular trade in.

The Adelaide Reserves had a 7 goal lead at half-time, but only managed 2 more goals from there to hold on to a 73-73 draw against South Adelaide, making it the second draw in a row for Souths. Myles Poholke (FWD, $234,600) did his damage early with 4 first half goals to finish with 30 disposals, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 4 goals. Patrick Wilson (MID, $147,700) had 33 disposals, 6 marks and 10 tackles and Tyson Stengle (FWD, $123,900) kicked 3.1 with 14 disposals and 4 tackles.

Port Adelaide

9 goals to 2 in the first half set up the win for Port Adelaide, defeating West Coast 95-53. A bit of return to form for a few of their rookies which was good to see, Zak Butters had 19 disposals and 4 marks for 74 SCPoints. That moves his BE to 51 and once the Round 4 score rolls out his average next week it should drop even further to around 10-15 (provided he scores in the 60-70 range). Willem Drew finished with 20 disposals, 5 tackles, 3 clearances and a goal for 105 SCPoints, which has pushed his BE down to -16. Connor Rozee had 13 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 65 SCPoints, he has a BE of 74 this week, so there is a chance he could be in for a cash loss this week. Xavier Duursma had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 64 SCPoints, his BE is 18, so he can sit safely for a bit longer yet.

Port Adelaide suffered a 128-94 loss to Norwood in Round 4 of the SANFL season. Jack Trengove (DEF, $235,600) again led the way for the Magpies with 37 disposals, 5 marks and 2 goals. For the year he’s now averaging 40 disposals, 10 marks, 6 tackles and almost a goal a game. Joe Atley (MID, $123,900) had 31 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 1.2, Kai Pudney (MID, $102,400) had 26 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles and Peter Ladhams (RUC, $123,900) finished with 24 disposals, 5 marks, 25 hitouts and a goal.

Western Australia


The Dockers had a quality win on Saturday, defeating GWS 106-82. They did not feature and rookie priced players during this game.

Peel Thunder had a two goal win over East Fremantle, defeating them 85-73. Brett Bewley (MID, $117,300) had 29 disposals, 5 marks, 9 tackles and 5 each of inside and rebound 50’s, Lachlan Schultz (FWD, $142,300) finished with 27 disposals, 2 marks, 6 tackles and 6 inside 50’s and Tom North (MID, $123,900) had 27 disposals, 4 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

West Coast

An awful first half pretty much ruined any chance the Eagles had, with West Coast losing to Port Adelaide 95-53. Jack Petruccelle was the only one keeping the scoreboard ticking over in the first half, he had 18 disposals, 7 marks and 5.2 for 100 SCPoints. A great result for him that pushes his BE way down to -5. Oscar Allen had 9 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 57 SCPoints.

West Coast lost to their old home ground, going down to Subiaco 60-45. Jarrod Brander (FWD, $135,700) booted 2 goals, along with 23 disposals and 6 marks while Kurt Mutimer (DEF, $137,600) had 23 disposals, 2 tackles and 9 rebound 50’s and Keegan Brooksby (RUC, $202,700) had 21 disposals, 6 tackles and 42 hitouts.

New South Wales


The Giants up and down form continued a bit on the weekend, with a poor 2nd half giving them a 106-82 loss to Fremantle. Jackson Hately (MID, $148,800) made his AFL debut and showed his senior SANFL experience may have done him well with 22 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 2 clearances for 95 SCPoints. Brent Daniels had 18 disposals, 6 marks, 6 inside 50’s and icked a goal for 81 SCPoints.

The UWS Giants had a 94-56 win over the Gold Coast in their NEAFL matchup. Isaac Cumming (DEF, $173,700) had a team high 33 disposals with 9 marks, 3 tackles and 6 rebound 50’s, while Zach Sproule (MID/FWD, $123,900) kicked 5.2 with 15 disposals and 6 marks, Nick Shipley (MID, $130,300) had 30 disposals and 7 tackles and Ian Hill (MID/FWD, $117,300) kicked 2.2 with 8 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle.


Sydney suffered their 4th loss of the year, losing 89-67 to Richmond. James Rowbottom (MID, $117,300) played his first AFL game and had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles for 46 SCPoints.

Sydney defeated Redland 87-80 in Round 3 of the NEAFL season. Nick Blakey (FWD, $195,400) had his first game in the reserves and found more of the ball with 22 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles and added 2.3 on to the scoreboard and Samuel Wicks (MID/FWD, $102,400) had 27 disposals, 4 marks, 8 tackles with a goal



It was their first sold-out game in a good while, but unfortunately for the Lions they couldn’t get the win, losing to Collingwood 123-61. Lincoln McCarthy had 12 disposals, 2 marks, but 5 clangers which impacted his score of 33 SCPoints. His BE is 102 this week, so probably time to jump off him if you are one of the 6% of teams that own him.

Brisbane remained undefeated after 3 rounds in the NEAFL, winning 112-64 against Aspley. Jacob Allison (DEF, $198,300) had 27 disposals, 5 marks and 6 each of inside and rebound 50’s, Toby Wooler (FWD, $123,900) booted 4 goals with 23 disposals, 7 marks and 6 tackles while Thomas Fullarton (RUC, $102,400) also booted 4 goals with 9 disposals, 2 marks and 6 hitouts.

Gold Coast

The Suns moved to 3-2 for the year after their 119-46 loss to Adelaide. Sam Collins had 11 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles, but was hurt with a 54.5% disposal efficiency which put his score down to 45 SCPoints. Charlie Ballard had 19 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 103 SCPoints to beat his BE of 66. Chris Burgess struggled with just 2 disposals, 1 mark and 4 tackles for 26 SCPoints and Jack Lukosious had 10 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 57 SCPoints. Burgess has a BE of 44, so that’s still achievable, though it may depend on if he even keeps his spot or not.

The Gold Coast Suns reserves side had a 94-56 loss to the UWS Giants in the NEAFL. Josh Corbett (FWD, $123,900) kicked 1.2 with 19 disposals and 10 marks and Jez McLennan (DEF, $117,300) added 18 disposals, 3 marks and 4 rebound 50’s.



  1. Marty Hore – 80.0 SCPoints – $194,800
  2. Ben Paton – 73.5 SCPoints – $237,900
  3. Jordan Clark – 59.4 SCPoints – $240,900
  4. Lachlan Young – 42.0 SCPoints – $120,400
  5. Chris Burgess – 37.8 SCPoints – $172,100


  1. Sydney Stack – 76.0 SCPoints – $178,500
  2. Jack Ross – 72.0 SCPoints – $117,300
  3. Jackson Hately – 95.0 SCPoints – $148,800
  4. Will Hayes – 70 SCPoints – $117,300
  5. Tom Atkins – 55.2 SCPoints – $206,400


  1. Reilly O’Brien – 86.3 SCPoints – $217,800
  2. Braydon Preuss – 86.5 SCPoints – $239,400


  1. Liam Baker – 89.0 SCPoints – $162,100
  2. Mitch Lewis – 69.0 SCPoints – $149,000
  3. Shai Bolton – 66.5 SCPoints – $146,600
  4. Matthew Parker – 61.2 SCPoints – $215,900
  5. Jack Petruccelle – 58.8 SCPoints – $225,600

And that’s it for me this week, as usual whack your comments in the selection below or hit me up on the Twitters @BarronVonCrow. Seeya next week!

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Magnificent as always Baron! These scouting reports are critical to playing SC with success!


great work Barron. Nice to see there are still a few on the horizon who will be SC relevant as the season goes.

Hore, Gibbons, O'Brien, Petruccelle, Drew did exactly what we hope from rookies. They have that one big game that stays in their average for 3 weeks and keeps putting food on the table.

Scrimshaw did it last week.


Great stuff thanks Barron. Think I'll hold fire this week then bring in Hately next week for whichever mid is running out of cash to make — thinking it might have to be Tom Atkins as he played a lot of midfield yesterday for another 60-odd score.

s c tragic

Did Stack really have 54 marks ?


Geez he got robbed by champion data then. 🤣


Thoughts on trading out Collins for Baker via Burgess DPP?

Great fact h7nt

Hi guys any news on Liam Baker. Missed the game on the weekend. Is us ok. Did he play mainly forward or midfield. Is he worth taking. Thanks all


Started in the middle. Rotated between mid and forward


Out of Hately, Ross and Hayes who will make the most cash by the byes? I’m thinking Hayes might have the best JS at an underperforming Bulldogs.


Id be getting on hately after next week


👍 Baron.

Luv ya work.


Go Blues