# Around the Ground – Round 7 Rookie Scout Report

Welcome community, it’s time again for our Round 7 around the grounds rookie scout report. Round 7 threw up a few curveballs for us, scores looked a bit lower than they have in previous weeks, but it’s looking like time might be coming near on a few of our rookie selections. We’ve got players like Zak Butters who look to have peaked for the season, but we’ve also got another crop of rookies like Noah Answerth and Jackson Hately who are on the bubble and ready to breathe new life into our sides. So lets go look and see what is happening around the grounds.

## Victoria

**Collingwood**

The Pies did all their damage in the first quarter, with a 7 goal head-start they ran away with a 108-69 win over Port Adelaide. **Darcy Moore** had a fantastic game with 21 disposals and 7 marks which netted him a season high 97 SCPoints. He’ll face a BE of 43 this week and if he has a good 2-4 weeks he could pass the $400K mark in time for the Pies bye in Round 13.

Collingwood had a bye in the VFL.

**Carlton**

Not the greatest day out for Carlton, suffering a 120-62 loss to North Melbourne. **Sam Walsh** had his usual busy day out, finishing with 22 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 2 behinds for 89 SCPoints. He’s now gained $245K on his starting price, but with an upcoming BE of 97 he may have peaked in what he’s earned. At the very least he’s still scoring enough to be the last rookie you worry about upgrading. **Liam Stocker** made his AFL debut, but had just 10 disposals and 3 marks with 4 clangers for 21 SCPoints. **Tom Williamson** played his first game since 2017 and had 10 disposals, 2 marks and 26 SCPoints and **Michael Gibbons** had 13 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles for 55 SCPoints. His BE is 50 this week, which he should hit, but unless he can pull out another triple digit score like Round 5 then he’s likely made as much cash as he will.

The Northern Blues had a 89-52 win in Round 5 of the VFL season. **Will Setterfield (MID/FWD, $193,600)** had 22 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles, **Hugh Goddard** **(DEF, $159,600)** had 18 disposals, 10 marks and 6 rebound 50’s and **Patt Kerr (FWD, $230,800)** had 15 disposals, 10 marks and kicked 2.3.

**Essendon**

It was pretty even after the first quarter, but Geelong slowly pulled away from the Bombers to grab a 86-54 win on Sunday afternoon. **Jordan Ridley** had 13 disposals and 6 marks for 58 SCPoints. His BE is 47 this week, so he likely has a small price rise to come this week with a 5 round average currently sitting at 65 SCPoints.

Essendon defeated Geelong in their VFL encounter, winning 94-52. **Trent Mynott (MID, $123,900)** kicked 3 goals with 21 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles and **Brayden Ham (FWD, $117,300)** had 21 disposals, 10 marks and a goal.

**Geelong**

Geelong pulled ahead on top of the ladder with a 86-54 win over Essendon. **Gryan Miers** was fantastic with 25 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for 92 SCPoints. That has pushed his BE down to 16 and bought him at least another 2 weeks to make some more cash before his BE will jump up to the 60 range for Round 10. **Tom Atkins** had 23 disposals, 6 tackles, 3 clearances, but 4 clangers for 87 SCPoints. That is his first score above 70 and moved his BE down to 18, he’ll be in a similar position to Miers with his BE to push back up for Round 10 when the Cats take on the Suns. **Jack Henry** had 16 disposals, 9 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for 82 SCPoints, **Mark O’Connor** had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 59 SCPoints and **Zach Guthrie** had 13 disposals and 5 marks for 50 SCPoints. **Jordan Clark** had 7 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles for 41 SCPoints, his BE is 55 for this week, a score he hasn’t scored more than in his last 3 games.

Geelong lost their VFL match to Essendon, going down 94-52. **Charlie Constable (MID, $303,300)** had a game high 25 disposals with 6 marks, 11 tackles and 7 inside 50’s and **Sam Simpson (MID, $152,000)** had 23 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and a goal.

**Hawthorn**

Hawthorn were on the wrong end of a close game last week, losing to Melbourne 79-74. **Dylan Moore** returned to the side and had 13 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for 74 SCPoints. He’ll be on the bubble this week with a BE of -41, but has questionable job security going forward. **Mitch Lewis** had 7 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 3 hitouts and a goal for 51 SCPoints. His BE is 9 this week after his first price rise of the season of $36,800.

The Box Hill Hawks had a bye in the VFL.

**Melbourne**

Melbourne got their second win of the year with a 79-74 win over Hawthorn. **Marty Hore** had 18 disposals, 7 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 88 SCPoints. He has a BE of 11 this week and is turning into a handy starting piece for us, with a 3 round average currently sitting at 90 SCPoints. **Jay Lockheart** had 20 disposals, 8 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for 86 SCPoints. Could have done better if not for 5 clangers hurting his score, his BE is -20 this week. **Declan Kielty** had his AFL debut and had 6 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 3 hitouts and 2 clearances for 40 SCPoints.

Casey lost to Footscray 76-59 in the VFL match. **Sam Weideman (FWD, $317,000)** had 21 disposals, 7 marks, 6 hitouts and kicked 2.3 and **Corey Wagner (MID, $199,700)** had 25 disposals, 6 marks and 5 tackles.

**North Melbourne**

North had their second win of the year with a 120-62 win over Carlton. **Tarryn Thomas** had the best match of his short career with 19 disposals, 2 marks, 7 tackles and a goal for 107 SCPoints. His BE is way down to -34 now, so he’ll make some good money over the next fortnight. **Nick Larkey** was a bit more quiet than his previous game with 10 disposals, 4 marks, 3 hitouts and 40 SCPoints.

North Melbourne’s VFL side lost to the Northern Blues 89-52 in the VFL. **Curtis Taylor (MID/FWD, $117,300)** kicked 3.3 with 15 disposals and 11 marks.

**Richmond**

The Tigers slipped out of the 8 on percentage after a 99-52 loss to the Western Bulldogs. **Sydney Stack** had a terrific came with 19 disposals, 7 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for a team high 103 SCPoints. He’ll have a BE of -14 this week and should keep ticking along until the Tigers Round 14 bye. **Liam Baker** had 18 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles for 85 SCPoints, which moves his BE to 1 this week. **Connor Menadue** played his second game this year and had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles for 66 SCPoints. **Shai Bolton** finished with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 58 SCPoints. He had his first price rise of $47,300 this week and has a BE of -2. **Noah Balta** had 11 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and a goal for 59 SCPoints. That’s a season high for him and his first score above 50 SCPoints and moves his BE down to 7 this week. Finally, **Jack Ross** had 15 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 69 SCPoints. He has a BE of -19 this week.

Richmond had a solid win in the VFL, defeating Williamstown 85-34. **Patrick Naish (DEF, $123,900)** had a team high 23 disposals with 5 marks, 8 inside 50’s and 1.1. **Riley Collier-Dawkins (MID, $121,800)** had 21 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 7 rebound 50’s and **Callum Coleman-Jones (RUC, $123,900)** had 13 disposals, 5 marks and 9 hitouts.

**St Kilda**

St Kilda fell to 8th on the ladder after a 114-70 loss to St Kilda. **Matthew Parker** finished with 12 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 2 goals for 71 SCPoints. His BE is 12 this week. **Callum Wilkie** had 13 disposals for 63 SCPoints, with a BE of 50 and a 3 round average of 68 SCPoints he should keep for another week or two. **Darragh Joyce** returned to the side with 11 disposals and 2 tackles for 60 SCPoints. He will be on the bubble this week with a BE of -54, but has questionable job security at this point. **Jonathon Marsh** played his first game for St Kilda and first AFL game since 2016 and had 6 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 56 SCPoints and **Josh Battle** had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 2 rebound 50’s for 53 SCPoints.

Sandringham remained scoreless in the last quarter, but still hung n for a 78-76 win against the Frankston Dolphins. No real standout performances of note in that one though.

**Western Bulldogs**

The Bulldogs had a quality win on Saturday night, defeating Richmond 99-52. **Bailey Smith** continued his strong rookie form with 22 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 86 SCPoints. **Lachlan Young** had 18 disposals, 8 disposals and 4 clangers for 50 SCPoints. A disappointing score for the stat line, which was likely caused by only 2 contested possessions and a DE of 61.1%. **Will Hayes** had 15 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles for 49 SCPoints. His first price rise hit at $47,700 and has a BE of -7.

Footscray had a 76-59 win over the Casey Demons in the VFL. **Lewis Young (DEF, $248,900)** had 21 disposals, 10 marks and 31 hitouts and **Rhylee West (MID, $117,300)** had 15 disposals, 10 tackles and a goal.

## South Australia

**Adelaide**

It was bowling shoe ugly, but the Crows defeated Fremantle 51-34 on Sunday afternoon. **Reilly O’Brien** had a terrific game in what became a arm wrestling contest, finishing with 22 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 4 clearances and 44 hitouts for 123 SCPoints. He gained $61,900 for that performance and has a BE of -11, though has some decent competition coming up in the next two weeks with Port and Brisbane on the cards.

Adelaide defeated Norwood 86-68 in Round 6 of the SANFL season. **Patrick Wilson (MID, $147,700)** kicked 2 goals with 25 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles, **Ned McHenry (MID/FWD, $139,800)** had 25 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles, **Chayce Jones (MID, $180,900)**had 24 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles and kicked 1.1, **Shane McAdam (FWD, $123,900)** kicked 3.1 with 11 disposals and 5 marks and **Tyson Stengle ($123,900)** kicked 2.5 with 19 disposals and 4 marks.

**Port Adelaide**

A poor first quarter pretty much sealed it for Port, losing to Collingwood 108-69 on Friday night. **Xavier Duurrsma** had 16 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles to finish with 68 SCPoints. He gained $18,900 this week, with a BE of 33. **Connor Rozee** had 14 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and a goal for 67 SCPoints. His BE is 41 this week, with it projected to rise to 72 for Round 9, he’s got a tiny little bit of cash left in him, but not enough that you’d definitely want to hold on to him. **Willem Drew** had 12 disposals, 1 mark and 8 tackles for 69 SCPoints. His BE is 58 this week and like Rozee has probably maxed out his earning potential at this point, unless he can bang out another triple digit score. **Zak Butters** had 9 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goal assists for just 30 SCPoints. His BE is 72 this week with a 5 round average currently sitting at 48.8 SCPoints, he could be heavily traded out this week.

Port Adelaide had a 5 goal to 2 last quarter to take a 119-85 win over Central Districts. **Jack Trengove (DEF, $235,700)** had 32 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles, **Peter Ladhams (RUC, $123,900)** had 28 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles, 40 hitouts and kicked 2.1, **Kai Pudney (MID, $102,400)** had 28 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles, **Joe Atley (MID, $123,900)** had 28 disposals and 3 tackles, **Billy Frampton (RUC, $191,100)** kicked 3.2 with 15 disposals, 7 marks, 4 tackles and 11 hitouts and **Tobin Cox (MID/FWD, $115,900) **booted 4.3 with 14 disposals and 5 marks.

## Western Australia

**Fremantle**

Fremantle kept their spot in the top 4 despite the 51-34 loss to Adelaide. Again they did not feature anyone for the rookie scout report.

Peel Thunder had a big 125-48 win over East Perth in the WAFL. **Lachlan Schultz (FWD, $142,300)** kicked 3.2 with 16 disposals and 4 marks, **Mitch Crowden (FWD, $234,000)** had 27 disposals, 2 marks and 12 tackles, **Brett Bewley (MID, $117,300)** had 22 disposals, 3 marks and 7 inside 50’s and **Tom North (MID, $123,900)** had 22 disposals, 3 marks and 7 inside 50’s.

**West Coast**

West Coast did enough to get a 80-57 win over Gold Coast on Saturday night. **Jack Petruccelle** had 12 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 2 behinds for 54 SCPoints. His BE is 59 this week, which he’s probably going to hit that at best, having scored below that all but one week this year. **Oscar Allen** had 10 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 2 behinds for 57 SCPoints.

West Coast had a 131-72 loss to South Fremantle in their Round 5 WAFL matchup. **Matthew Allen (MID/FWD, $123,900)** kicked 2 goals with 16 disposals, 3 marks and 7 tackles and **Jackson Nelson (DEF, $241,000)** had 24 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and a goal.

## New South Wales

**GWS**

A 8 goal to 2 first quarter set up the Giants for a 114-70 win over St Kilda. **Jackson Hately** returned to the side with 21 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 85 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week with a BE of -93, but was a late addition to the Saints game, so might have iffy job security at this point. **Isaac Cumming** played his first AFL game of 2019 and had 10 disposals and 2 marks for 37 SCPoints.

The UWS Giants had a 78-64 win over the Canberra Demons in their NEAFL match. **Zach Sproule (MID/FWD, $123,900)** had 15 disposals, 9 marks and kicked 2.1, **Ian Hill (MID/FWD, $117,300)** had 12 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 2.2 and **Jye Caldwell (MID, $162,300)** finished with 12 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and a goal.

**Sydney**

Sydney fell to the bottom of the ladder after a 103-81 loss to Brisbane. **Nick Blakey** had 11 disposals and 3 tackles for 41 SCPoints.

Sydney suffered a loss in their NEAFL match, losing to Brisbane 101-34. **Colin O’Riordan (DEF, $250,800)** had 41 disposals, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 9 inside 50’s, **James Rose (FWD, $165,000)** kicked 2 goals with 28 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles, **James Rowbottom (MID, $117,300)** had 27 disposals, 2 marks and 8 tackles with 2 behinds and **Darcy Cameron (RUC, $135,700)** had 22 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 40 hitouts.

## Queensland

**Brisbane**

Brisbane moved to 4th on the ladder with a 103-81 win over Sydney. **Noah Answerth** had 14 disposals and 5 tackles for 72 SCPoints. He is on the bubble this week with a BE of -72. **Lincoln McCarthy** had 14 disposals, 2 tackles and 4 inside 50’s for 73 SCPoints.

Brisbane moved a game ahead on the NEAFL ladder with a 101-34 win over Sydney. **Toby Wooller (FWD, $123,900)** had 30 disposal and 14 marks and **Corey Lyons (MID, $123,900)** kicked 2.2 with 22 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

**Gold Coast**

The Suns suffered another loss, losing to West Coast 80-57. **Wil Powell** had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 79 SCPoints. **Sam Collins** had 13 disposals and 5 marks for 47 SCPoints. His BE is 63 this week with a 5 round average of 64.8 SCPoints, he may very well be maxed out price wise, but will probably have a BE hovering around the 50-60 range for the next month as long as he can keep up that sort of 5 round average over that span. **Charlie Ballard** had 16 disposals and 3 marks for 53 SCPoints and **Josh Corbett**had 13 disposals, 7 marks and 2 behinds for 59 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week with a BE of 51, but has an average of just 57 SCPoints so far this year.

The Suns had a 121-51 win over the NT Thunder. No comprehensive stats were provided for this with **Ben King (FWD, $184,800)** kicked 4 goals.

## TOP 5 UNDER $250K

**DEF**

- Noah Answerth – 70.5 SCPoints – $117,300
- Darragh Joyce – 63.5 SCPoints – $123,900
- Jay Lockhart – 53.5 SCPoints – $180,000
- Jonathon Marsh – 56 SCPoints – $163,100
- Jordan Clark – 56.3 SCPoints – $239,500

**MID**

- Jackson Hately – 90 SCPoints – $148,800
- Noah Answerth – 70.5 SCPoints – $117,300
- Will Hayes – 58 SCPoints – $164,700
- Jack Ross – 75.5 SCPoints – $237,700
- Jay Lockhart – 53.5 SCPoints – $180,000

**RUC**

N/A

**FWD**

- Shai Bolton – 63.7 SCPoints – $193,900
- Josh Corbett – 57 SCPoints – $123,900
- Nick Larkey – 57.5 SCPoints – $123,900
- Mitch Lewis – 56.3 SCPoints – $185,800
- Matthew Parker – 62.9 SCPoints – $249,000

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!

best mid premo to bring in this week ? am leaning towards bont or cunnington.

Bont nice for byes. Cunnington probs a relative POD ad also not Rd 13 bye. Fyfe BE still low and Gaff's worth a look after a whopper of a week (if the round 13 bye isnt a problem for you)

God I wish I went with my gut and started Cunners 🙁

I wish I went with my gut and started Neale. Haha

I wouldn't trust Cunnington will end up a to 8 mid, Bont could though.

So who is Dylan Moore competing against for his spot at Hawthorn?

He looks pretty secure in his spot going on the weekends performance in my opinion

With Cousins coming back from suspension and Scrimshaw coming back off a rest, Moore may get pushed out of the midfield and team

great info as usual BVC.Port have a couple of up and coming rucks what do they feed them over there

If Answerth and Hately are named it might be double downgrade time!

Can't see Hately being named. He was a late in and with both Kelly and Whitfield likely to come in he will be first out.

And Zac Bailey back for Brissy soon too…

Who is best premo mid and why , to get in this week taking into account price, ave, BE, price ceiling and scoring potential for the rest of the season?

Pendlebury, bontempelli, gaff or McRae?

Already have Fyfe, Oliver, m crouch, danger, Cripps an Rockliff

The Bont for me

JPK looks very tempting but the bont has my vote out of your listed

Thanks guys

I like the Bont over Macrae Murray, Bont could be the new number one man at the Dogs now.

thanks Russty, I am starting to think the same

Hard to pass up on Macrae seeing as he's down 100k from staring price

Cunnington hasn’t been mucking around either Murray. But Macrae for mine of those options

Am I the only one that thinks Jelwood is starting to look good value at about 465k?

Averaged 100+ each year for the last 10 years. Change of role sure, but he is not going to stop putting his head over the ball.

With Danger looking a bit banged up, Ablett spending more time forward, will the cats give him more time in the middle as the season wears on and some of the young kids start to feel the pinch? I dunno. But at his current price I can see some upside.

With him not playing on the weekend due to injury I suggest we wait and see JugHead, but also as we are looking to get to Full Premo and I don't believe he is in Top 10 Mids

I just read in an article that Scott says Danger will play this week. Surely that’s not the case is it?

Yeah he’ll play the bloke is unbreakable!

2787 have already traded him out…silly people, they'll regret that decision big time.

Rookie error there

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Almost 5000 have traded him out now…wow

There is so many variables this week as far as trades go to plan what to do until the teams drop , and even then with some named they might be late out ?

So far I have 4 plans ,might just take 3 days off from SC

Agreed. Think early week comas might be the go. Complete blackout until teams are named.

Rowan Marshall – is this bloke legit? Is someone waiting in the shadows to come in and throw off his mojo? Still a nice price price for a keeper, if you take out the 50 (gastro?) his average becomes quite tasty indeed…

Only Longer Sana and he's a spud, Saints haven't had as good a Ruck as Marshall since they let Mcevoy go.

I think he's the real deal, a young gun grabbing his chance with both hands, good to see.

He's a big strong bloke that isn't afraid to crack in. I think he's a top 8 fwd

Thanks guys, hard to ignore those scores at that price

Hey guys,

Who do you think has the best JS?

– Corbett

– Larkey

– D Moore (Hawthorn)

Tonight's selection will be interesting