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Player Prev: 2015 GE GC GW

Player Previews for Geelong, Gold Coast & Giants

Updated 26 Mar 2015 (the last update for these players for 2015)

The table below gives significant information on each player’s 2014 PS, 2014 season and 2015 PS.  Blanks usually mean nothing of great interest to report.  This data will help you do the research necessary to “pick your right team” and will also be a useful guide to early season tipping

You can get all the NAB SC numbers from the SCPaige website.

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Legend

PS      Pre-Season

IPS    Interrupted Pre-Season

PS ratings

full              full pre-season

most             did most of the pre-season; includes players on managed programs due to age or injury history

some            significant interruption to pre-season at some stage

little             missed most of pre-season

none             missed all or virtually all of the pre-season

blank space   no information available (in most cases, this means that their pre-season was pretty good)

Colour coding in the 2015 PS column
Grey = avoid in Supercoach (player is not well primed for 2015; or he is over-rated; or he may go well, but there are better value options to choose)

Pink = likely to be good value in Supercoach; the darker the pink, the better they are rated

Team

GEELONG * rookies not specified yet on website

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

GE

Bartel, Jimmy

huge numbers in NAB1&2 and still good in NAB3

GE

Bates, Zac

minor hammie early March

GE

Bews, Jed

played all NAB with low numbers as a stopper

GE

Blease, Sam

most

from Melbourne; missed NAB1 and just fair in NAB2, then missed NAB3; looks to be outside the best 22 at present

GE

Blicavs, Mark

most

probably still yet to peak as a player; good in NAB series

GE

Caddy, Josh

missed 7 weeks with a foot injury in 2014; excelled in NAB2 and ok in other 2 games

GE

Clark, Mitchell

little

most

from Melbourne; missed all 2014 with injury and illness; calf strain 15 Jan; training very well prior; ok in NAB1 then kicked 6 in NAB2 and also spent time in the ruck; very good NAB3 and looks a cert for R1 – especially with Vardy still out

GE

Cockatoo, Nakia

stress fractures in foot restricted him to 1 game in 2014; impressing in PS training and looked a bit like Motlop in NAB1&2 where scores were reasonably good; a chance for R1, but not certain about his ability to play out a full season just yet

GE

Cowan, Josh

most

some

surgery in June on a third Achilles tendon injury; managed PS and has played some VFL time in NAB; emergency for NAB3, so could be on the cusp of the best 22 (but has a history of injury problems!)

GE

Cunico, Jordan

GE

Delaney, Cameron

from North Melbourne; toe surgery July; likely to miss early part of season 2015

GE

Duncan, Mitchell

very good NAB series

GE

Enright, Corey

most

subbed off HT in NAB2 with low numbers, but very good NAB1&3

GE

Gore, Dean

only seen in NAB1

GE

Gregson, Cory

played all NAB series with just fair numbers

GE

Guthrie, Cameron

full

will improve further 2015, according to Matthew Scarlett; ok in NAB1&2 then very good NAB2

GE

Hartman, Bradley

on indefinite leave

GE

Hawkins, Tom

most

ok NAB1&2 then starred NAB3

GE

Horlin-Smith, George

established himself as a regular in 2014; missed NAB1 and average to poor numbers NAB2&3

GE

Jansen, Jarrad

GE

Johnson, Steve

played injured finals 2014 and given time off in Jan 2015 due to foot soreness (the re-occurrence is a concern!); all appeared okay in early Feb; missed NAB1 and played VFL NAB2, then fairly good NAB3, but goes into the year underdone and had a recurrence of a foot problem, so some doubt on his durability

GE

Kelly, James

good NAB1&3 while lower numbers in NAB2 when subbed off HT

GE

Kersten, Shane

some

most

hip and ankle problems restricted his 2014 PS, then had knee and hammie issues during the 2014 season; minor knee surgery Sep 2014; low numbers NAB1 and same NAB2 but only came on at HT; played VFL NAB3 and probably likely to begin 2015 in the VFL

GE

Kolodjashnij, Jake

most

played NAB1 only in AFL

GE

Lang, Darcy

little

most

virtually a full PS after little PS 2014; impressed asst coach in NAB1; just fair NAB2 and ok NAB3; should debut some time in 2015

GE

Lonergan, Tom

reasonably good numbers for a key defender in NAB series

GE

Lucey, Padraig

GE

Luxford, Michael

GE

Mackie, Andrew

reasonably ok in NAB series

GE

McCarthy, Lincoln

full

had back and calf injuries in 2014; foot surgery in March will see him miss most of 2015

GE

McIntosh, Hamish

little

copped injuries late in 2014 and had minor knee surgery sept 2014 which cause an IPS 2015; missed NAB1 and starred VFL NAB2; doubtful if he will play AFL R1, with Clark and Blicavs helping Simpson

GE

Menzel, Daniel

none

none

knee issues and being nursed thru PS 2015; hammie problems in Mar and 1 game in 2015 would be a bonus

GE

Motlop, Steven

little

knee problems restricted his 2014 PS; ok NAB series

GE

Murdoch, Jordan

some

coach said he had a limited 2014 PS; played NAB series with low numbers

GE

Read, Tom

GE

Rivers, Jared

missed NAB1 then good NAB2&3

GE

Selwood, Joel

some

foot surgery Jan 2014, but had a great season; missed NAB1 and fair NAB2; a lot better NAB2

GE

Simpson, Dawson

some

knee surgery delayed his 2014 PS; had a few injuries in 2014 season, then had back surgery late 2014; must be some risk in 2015, but played NAB1&2 with just fair numbers and slightly better NAB3

GE

Smedts, Billie

full

began his 2014 season in R11 after a calf injury; just fair numbers in NAB1&2; coach apparently declared him in the best 22, but he was left out for NAB3

GE

Stanley, Rhys

most

stress reaction in leg Dec; missed NAB series; unlikely to play R1 and maybe he’ll come back soon after in the VFL

GE

Stokes, Mathew

played injured for some of 2014; good in NAB1 and ok NAB2&3

GE

Taylor, Harry

very good in NAB series

GE

Thurlow, Jackson

most

little

hip op delayed 2014 PS; lacerated kidney 13 Dec; likely to miss April at least

GE

Vardy, Nathan

none

little

coming off ACL; further minor knee surgery Jan 2015; coach expects him to miss 8 weeks of regular season

GE

Walker, Joshua

in the best in the VFL NAB2; Clark has gone ahead of him

GE

Rookies* see above

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Team

GOLD COAST

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

GC

Ablett, Gary Jnr

most

some

shoulder injury R16, 2014 and slightly restricted PS 2015; modified training Jan but did a PB in 2km time trial; says he will commence full contact training late Feb; it would be “comforting” to see him play NAB3, but he missed that too; a bit underdone for regular season, but should hit his straps fairly quickly; before then, his “Price” might drop

GC

Bennell, Harley

most

calf problems slowed him down early in 2014; starring in PS before he injured his calf 24 Nov; minor delay to training only; excelled in 18 Feb intraclub & NAB series

GC

Boston, Andrew

ankle problems in 2014; promoted from rookie list; missed NAB1 with ankle injury, but back for NAB2 when he came on at HT, but struggled, then missed NAB3

GC

Cameron, Clay

full

had AC and quad injuries in the 2014 season; not seen in NAB; “illness, test” on 23 Mar

GC

Day, Sam

IPS 2015 with “immuno issues and low energy levels due to a cyst”; missed 18 Feb intraclub with a calf injury & also all NAB; off the 23 Mar injury list, so may be some chance for R1

GC

Dixon, Charlie

most

had 3 separate injury interruptions to his 2014 season; missed 18 Feb intraclub with a ankle injury & all NAB; unlikely to be right for R1

GC

Garlett, Jarrod

good in NAB1, then low numbers NAB2&3; unlikely to be in the AFL R1

GC

Gorringe, Daniel

most

various injuries 2014 but flying in PS 2015 until hammie in Jan; asked for a trade in the off-season; back for NAB1 where he produced low numbers; better in NAB2 but low again NAB3; likely to be 3rd ruck choice at the Suns

GC

Hall, Aaron

groin problems 2015 PS and not seen NAB1&2; played NAB3 for low numbers; likely to be underdone for start of season and no cert to play seniors R1

GC

Hall, Josh

shoulder injury ruined 2014 season; promoted from rookie list; just average NAB1, then off in NAB2 with a neck injury and missed NAB3; likely to play NEAFL R1

GC

Hallahan, Mitchell

from Hawthorn; on 14 Jan, Suns website talks about Hallahan’s long rehab process; nothing else known, but he excelled NAB1 then missed NAB2; good NAB3 and looks certain to play R1

GC

Harbrow, Jarrod

Excelled in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb vs Eagles; ok in NAB1&3, while he missed NAB2

GC

Kolodjashnij, Kade

good debut season despite some minor injury breaks; coach says he may play more midfield in 2015; consistently good NAB series

GC

Leslie, Jack

had a back injury late 2014; low numbers NAB1&2 then missed NAB3

GC

Lemmens, Sean

most

missed NAB1 and ok NAB2; wil miss NAB3 with turf toe but likely ot be available for R1

GC

Lonergan, Jesse

some

most

had hand and hammie problems in 2014; ankle injury in otherwise good 2015 PS; fair numbers in NAB1&2; no cert for best 22

GC

Lynch, Thomas

full

most

some minor back issues in 2015 PS; excelled in 18 Feb intraclub; ok NAB1 then subbed off at 3QT NAB2; reported in that 3Q and now suspended R1 regular season; missed NAB3 –  maybe because their R1 clash is more difficult than R2

GC

Malceski, Nick

excelled in 18 Feb intraclub; got better through NAB series

GC

Martin, Jack

most

AC injury early 2014 had him miss about half the season; full PS 2015 and excelled in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb vs Eagles; rested for NAB1, then low numbers NAB2 and missed NAB3 with illness; looks a cert for R1 despite underwhelming numbers in NAB and may have a big year

GC

Matera, Brandon

full

groin & adductor issues late in 2014 & in rehab group Nov; just average NAB1&2 and good NAB3

GC

May, Steven

some

broken jaw in 2014 PS then had a hammie R20; knee injury late Jan 2015 and missed NAB1&2; ok for season debut in NAB3 but goes into R1 slightly underdone

GC

McKenzie, Trent

most

ankle sprain in 2014 PS, then hammie issues late in the year; fair in NAB1&2

GC

Miller, Touk

played all 3 NAB games and good in final 2; a chance to play R1; coach said he has virtually cemented his spot for R1

GC

Nicholls, Tom

some

knee problems 2014 & resumed full training B4 Xmas; missed 18 Feb intraclub due to illness; missed NAB1 because “still on the way back from injury”; low numbers NAB2 and only slightly better NAB3

GC

O’Meara, Jaeger

full

little

knee surg both knees in Europe nov 2014; due to be running late Jan; then aiming for maybe NAB3 and then R1 (less than 50% chance); R2 looks a lot more certain

GC

Prestia, Dion

most

most

IPS 2014; starring in PS before he did a hammie 24 Nov and due back in full training Jan; missed NAB1&2 with back tightness; but very good NAB3

GC

Rischitelli, Michael

most

excelled NAB1 then missed NAB2; fair NAB3

GC

Russell, Luke

hip injury late 2014 and had an op sept 2014 & in rehab group Nov; missed NAB1&2; fair NAB3 and no cert to play R1

GC

Schade, Henry

ankle injury NAB1 and missed NAB2&3; should be fit for NEAFL R1

GC

Sexton, Alex

some

full

an IPS 2014, but full PS 2015; excelled in 18 Feb intraclub & NAB1, then rested NAB2; low numbers NAB3

GC

Shaw, Matt

played all NAB with mixed form

GC

Smith, Zac

little

missed early 2014 season with ACL and returned R9; then his season ended R18 and had an ankle op sept 2014; in rehab group Nov; starred NAB1 (when Nicholls didn’t play) and then just fair NAB2&3 (with Nicholls in the team)

GC

Stanley, Danny

most

minor 2015 PS disruption with a turf toe issue; ok in NAB1&2, but thigh injury saw him miss NAB3, but be ok for R1

GC

Sumner, Tim

little

hip op sept 2014 & in rehab group Nov; another hip injury late Jan and missed all NAB

GC

Swallow, David

full

full

got better each NAB game and starred NAB3

GC

Tape, Sebastian

most

hammie problems early 2014; ok NAB series

GC

Thompson, Rory

little

hip surgery in 2014 PS, then a few niggly injuries i the 2014 season; missed 18 Feb intraclub plus NAB1&2 with a toe injury; ok NAB3

GC

Wright, Peter

most

203cm fwd / ruck high draft pick who was not seen in the seniors NAB series after a knee injury in Feb; returned for a NEAFL practice match 20 March where he played 85% game time; unlikely to play seniors in the first pat of 2015

GC

Rookies

GC

Brooksby, Keegan

fair numbers in NAB1&2 then missed NAB3

GC

Broughton, Greg

most

demoted from senior list; played entire NAB series and was reasonably ok; promoted to senior list on 23 Mar

GC

Downie, Tyrone

GC

Ellis, Jarred

most

IPS 2014 with various issues; missed NAB1 then on as sub NAB2 late, but struggled

GC

Glenn, Josh

GC

Herbert, Louis

had appendicitis early 2014; low numbers NAB1 then missed NAB2&3

GC

Raines, Andrew

PCL injury on 7 Jan – due back March

GC

Saad, Adam

not to be confused with Ahmed Saad (returning to the Saints after an ASADA suspension); did quite well NAB series but got a head knock late NAB3; looks like his head is fine, because he has been upgraded to the senior list and a big chance to play R1; coach said he has virtually cemented his spot for R1

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Team

GWS

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

GW

Addison, Dylan

leg injuries late in 2014 season; missed NAB series and not in best 22

GW

Ahern, Paul

starred in NEAFL practice match 14 March; then next NEAFL match taken to hospital with a neck injury; not likely to play seniors any time soon

GW

Barrett, Jake

quad injury late 2014; missed NAB1 and on late NAB2 when did ok; played in the NEAFL match next day

GW

Bugg, Tomas

full

good in NAB series

GW

Buntine, Matthew

ok NAB1&2

GW

Cameron, Jeremy

full

ankle op r19 2014; ok NAB1& 2; subbed off NAB2 with concussion, then very good NAB3; Callan Ward expects him to star in 2015

GW

Coniglio, Stephen

thumb injury and missed R17 onwards 2014; excelled NAB series

GW

Corr, Aidan

most

shoulder op and missed R17 on in 2014;ok in Nab series

GW

Davis, Phil

kidney issue wiped out half his 2014 season; ok in NAB1&2 then big numbers NAB3; the NAB3 score is likely to be an unsustainable blip, according to Fantasy Freako

GW

Downie, Tom

did well NAB1 then on late NAB2 as sub and played some game time next day in NEAFL practice match

GW

Finlayson, Jeremy

little

hip surgery late 2014 and will resume in late April

GW

Golds, Tim

cameo appearances in 2014 season; low numbers NAB2 and missed NAB1&3

GW

Greene, Toby

full

honest efforts NAB series

GW

Griffen, Ryan

little

most

on 5 Feb, coach denied rumours of back troubles; said he had done “85-90%  of our pre-season and he’s in fantastic shape”; superstar in NAB1 then missed NAB2; very good NAB3

GW

Hampton, Curtly

clavicle injury late 2014 season; ok NAB1&2, then low numbers NAB3

GW

Haynes, Nick

ankle op r10 2014 and missed the rest of the season; starred NAB1 then missed NAB2 and ok NAB3

GW

Hoskin-Elliott, Will

most

good NAB1; missed NAB2 then injured a shoulder NAB3; no news on recovery time, but must be in doubt for R1

GW

Kelly, Joshua

some

played ok in NAB1&3; missed NAB2

GW

Kennedy, Adam

shoulder surgery R23; ok NAB1&2, then in the best NEAFL NAB3

GW

Lamb, Jed

ankle surgery R23; ok NAB1&2, then missed NAB3

GW

Lobb, Rory

knee injury late 2014; did ok NEAFL practice match 14 Mar

GW

McCarthy, Cameron

some

IPS 2014 and only got back for R23; did well coming on in 3Q NAB1, then excelled in NAB2; close to best 22

GW

McKenna, Patrick

GW

Marchbank, Caleb

little

leg problem will cause him to miss all NAB and start of season

GW

Mohr, Tim

little

little

PS 2014 with a broken foot; acl July 2014 and aiming for a return R1

GW

Mumford, Shane

some

various injuries early 2014; missed NAB1 then very good NAB2 and subbed out late; good NAB3

GW

Palmer, Rhys

most

missed 5 weeks with a hammie early 2014; consistently good NAB series

GW

Patfull, Joel

from Brisbane; excelled NAB1 then missed NAB2; good NAB3

GW

Patton, Jonathon

some

none

acl and gone until mid 2015

GW

Phillips, Andrew

most

fair in NAB1&2, but unlikely to be in best 22; missed NAB3

GW

Pickett, Jarrod

starred in NEAFL practice match 14 March, but no senior NAB action

GW

Plowman, Lachlan

little

elbow injury at training Jan and out until May

GW

Scully, Tom

little

knee op August; ankle injury late Feb and played some time NAB3; likely ot go into R1 underdone

GW

Shaw, Heath

most

a couple of injury niggles in 2014; missed NAB1 then excelled NAB2&3

GW

Shiel, Dylan

most

quad injury in 2014 season; shoulder op post R23; starred NAB1 then missed NAB2 and ok NAB3

GW

Smith, Devon

most

hip surgery in 2013 delayed his 2014 PS; missed NAB1 then good NAB2&3

GW

Steele, Jack

captain likes him; on late in NAB1 then impressed NAB2; missed NAB3 -which suggests he will play NEAFL R1

GW

Stewart, James

some

glandular fever during 2015 PS; missed NAB1 and just fair NAB2; good for NEAFL in NAB3

GW

Sumner, Liam

little

foot injury and missed a large block of PS; likely to miss early season; due back May

GW

Tomlinson, Adam

most

a good NAB series overall

GW

Townsend, Jacob

some

some

subbed off NAB1; has a foot injury and will miss R1

GW

Treloar, Adam

full

missed NAB1 then impressed NAB2 and good NAB3

GW

Ward, Callan

most

delayed PS 2014 after hip surgery; 2015 is best PS for some time; impressed NAB1 then missed NAB2 and good NAB3

GW

Whitfield, Lachie

full

most

shoulder & foot op after R17 2014; on a modified PS early on, but did well NAB1&2; just fair NAB3

GW

Williams, Zachary

ok NAB1&2 then missed NAB3

GW

Wilson, Nathan

ok in NAB1&2 and then in the best NAB 3 in the NEAFL

GW

Rookies

GW

Schulz, Sam

little

some

shoulder injury ruined 2014 season; now a 2015 PS hip injury sees him out until May