Player news from R17 of 2017: Melbourne vs Adelaide

Jayden Hunt (111/108): Splitting time between half back and wing
Hunt contributed with 27 possessions, 7 marks, 2 tackles and booted 1.0.
Michael Hibberd (105/124): Rebounding off half back
Hibberd added 32 possessions and 5 marks.
Jordan Lewis (103/114): Providing drive from the wing
Lewis contributed with 33 possessions, 3 marks and 4 tackles.
Jay Kennedy-Harris (102/88): Fantastic third term which included 11 touches and 4 tackles… 28 disposals and 4 marks with 5 tackles

Alex Neal-Bullen (96/102): Splitting time between midfield and forward
Neal-Bullen contributed with 24 touches, 2 marks, 6 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.
Clayton Oliver (90/95): Inside midfielder
Oliver contributed with 27 touches, 2 grabs, 4 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Jake Melksham (83/75): Splitting time between forward and midfield… Laird largely responsible for him
Melksham contributed with 13 possessions, 4 marks, 4 tackles and booted 3.1.
Max Gawn (79/56): First ruck
Gawn contributed with 11 possessions, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 31 hit outs and kicked 1.0.
Jeff Garlett (71/53): Brown running with him
Garlett contributed with 19 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and managed 0.4.
Bernie Vince (69/62): Collision with Betts midway through the first term will be looked at… Then reported for a bump to the head on Douglas in Q2… 16 touches and 5 marks plus 5 tackles… gave away 3 FA. Tagging Sloane.

Christian Petracca (63/71): Playing as an inside midfielder
Petracca added 23 disposals and 1.0.
Cameron Pedersen (61/38): Minded by Otten
Pedersen contributed with 12 touches, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 10 hit outs and booted 0.1.
Jesse Hogan (56/34): Minded by Lever
Hogan contributed with 11 possessions, 7 marks and booted 0.1.
Oscar McDonald (55/73): Has the key job on Walker
McDonald added 15 touches and 4 marks.
James Harmes (52/67): Splitting time between forward and midfield
Harmes added 17 possessions and 4 tackles.
Tom McDonald (51/43): Talia minding him
McDonald contributed with 11 disposals, 5 marks and managed 1.1.
Joshua Wagner (51/77): 18 touches

Joel Smith (50/46): On McGovern
Smith added 12 possessions and 6 tackles.
Mitch Hannan (41/26): 13 touches and 3 tackles

Neville Jetta (41/48): Has the key job on Betts
Jetta added 14 disposals and 2 grabs.
Dean Kent (37/37): Left shoulder dislocation late in third term… Did not return to the field… 1.1 from 5 possessions and 3 tackles

Sam Frost (36/25): Responsible for Jenkins
Frost added 12 possessions and 3 marks.
Tom T. Lynch (131/107): Fantastic second term which included 10 touches and a major… 3.2 from 27 touches and 11 marks

Taylor Walker (113/116): Stood by O.McDonald
Walker contributed with 21 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles, 4.4 on the scoreboard and 3 frees against.
Rory Laird (112/122): Splitting time between half back and midfield… Spending time on Melksham
Laird contributed with 34 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.
Brad Crouch (110/110): Inside midfielder
Crouch contributed with 28 touches, 3 marks, 7 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.
Matt Crouch (100/104): Inside midfielder
Crouch contributed with 31 touches, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Sam Jacobs (97/60): First ruck
Jacobs contributed with 9 possessions, 3 grabs, 4 tackles, 42 taps and managed 1.0.
David Mackay (79/91): First goal… 21 touches and 3 marks plus 2 tackles… 2.0 as well

Richard Douglas (77/105): Splitting time between midfield and forward
Douglas contributed with 23 possessions, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Brodie Smith (73/77): Rebounding off the half back flank
Smith contributed with 19 touches, 4 marks, 4 tackles and booted 0.1.
Daniel Talia (71/110): On T.McDonald
Talia added 19 possessions and 7 marks.
Luke Brown (70/79): Running with Garlett
Brown contributed with 16 touches, 4 grabs and 4 tackles.
Josh Jenkins (70/83): Stood by Frost
Jenkins contributed with 13 touches, 6 grabs, 8 hit outs and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Eddie Betts (68/78): Jetta manning him
Betts contributed with 15 disposals, 5 marks and 2.2.
Hugh Greenwood (68/69): Splitting time between midfield and forward
Greenwood contributed with 16 touches, 3 marks and 6 tackles.
Charlie Cameron (68/87): Splitting time between wing and forward
Cameron contributed with 20 possessions, 2 marks and 2 tackles.
Mitch McGovern (67/68): Smith standing him
McGovern contributed with 11 touches, 7 marks and kicked 2.2.
Riley Knight (65/69): Splitting time between wing and forward
Knight contributed with 13 possessions, 5 tackles and booted 1.1.
Jake Lever (55/66): Ice applied to both legs early in the fourth… Possible left hamstring injury… 10 touches including 8 kicks… also 6 marks and 2 tackles. Marking Hogan.

Jake Kelly (49/53): 11 disposals and 3 marks with 4 tackles

Rory Atkins (46/45): Providing drive from the wing
Atkins also had 17 disposals.
Rory Sloane (38/53): Tagged by Vince… Slow start with just 3 touches in the first term… Head hit the ground after a tackle from Kent in the third term… Did not return… 8 disposals and 6 tackles. Inside midfielder.

Andy Otten (31/43): On Pedersen
Otten contributed with 10 disposals, 4 grabs and 3 free kicks given away.

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