Player news from R8 of 2015: Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Aaron Vandenberg (128/132): 29 touches and 4 marks plus 11 tackles

Bernie Vince (116/110): Got better as the game wore on… 26 disposals and 5 marks with 5 tackles… 2.0 as well. Tagging Bontempelli.

Nathan Jones (114/111): Tagged by Wallis… 28 disposals and 5 marks with 5 tackles… 1.1 as well… umps paid him 3FF

Jake Spencer (105/107): Set up the Dee win by engineering a big clearance advantage… 40 hit outs… also 12 possessions and 8 tackles
Spencer also had 2 grabs.
Jimmy Toumpas (103/83): Starting as a forward on Biggs… 20 touches and 5 marks plus 6 tackles… 2.0 as well

Jesse Hogan (103/108): First goal… Roughead on him… 3.0 from 21 touches and 9 marks

Jack Grimes (97/94): Responsible for Dickson
Grimes contributed with 22 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles.
Cameron Pedersen (95/105): 3.1 from 16 possessions and 7 marks plus 2 tackles
Pedersen also had 4 taps.
Daniel Cross (92/106): Lurking around halfback in a role the Dogs would remember from his time with them… 19 touches and 5 marks plus 7 tackles

Lynden Dunn (88/87): Big job on Crameri
Dunn contributed with 20 disposals, 9 marks and 2 tackles.
Angus Brayshaw (83/74): 20 possessions and 5 marks plus 4 tackles

Colin Garland (82/70): 18 disposals with 14 by foot… also 7 marks and 3 tackles… and booted 0.1

Jeremy Howe (81/89): Starting at half forward… 18 disposals and 7 marks plus 1.1

Tom McDonald (76/80): On Stringer
McDonald contributed with 18 touches, 4 marks and 4 tackles.
Ben Newton (71/74): 17 possessions and 3 marks plus 4 tackles… 1.0 as well

Heritier Lumumba (62/41): Terrible first half… could change his surname to Lownumba… 12 touches and 2 marks plus 8 tackles… conceded 3 FA
Lumumba also had 2 hit outs.
Jeff Garlett (60/70): Has Wood
Garlett contributed with 15 touches, 2 grabs, 3 tackles and booted 1.2.
Jack Watts (56/74): Starting at half forward… 4 marks and 14 touches
Watts also had 4 hit outs.
Jack Fitzpatrick (54/76): At FB on Boyd and perhaps surprisingly did a fabulous job keeping him kickless… 14 possessions and 5 marks

Aidan Riley (34/33): On in Q4 for Matt Jones… 10 touches. Started as a sub.
Riley also had 2 marks.
Matt Jones (32/40): Forward role on Murphy… bumped high by Goodes in Q3 leaving him groggy… 6 disposals and 2 tackles plus 1.0. Subbed off in Q4 for Riley.

Rohan Bail (24/24): Starting forward on Johannisen… 5 possessions and 2 marks plus 2 tackles… 0.1 as well

Mitch Wallis (121/112): Copped a stray elbow to the noggin in Q2 leaving him dazed… played on… 23 disposals and 3 marks with 12 tackles… 1.0 as well. Tagging Nathan Jones.

Luke Dahlhaus (113/121): 1.1 from 26 possessions and 6 marks plus 6 tackles… aided by 3FF

Matthew Boyd (112/133): Knock to a cheekbone in a headclash with Newton while tackling in Q1… played on… 30 possessions and 6 marks plus 5 tackles… helped out by 3FF

Jake Stringer (91/71): 2.3 from 16 disposals and 4 marks with 5 tackles

Liam Picken (86/88): Starting off a wing and freewheeling… 19 disposals and 7 tackles plus 1.0
Picken also had 2 grabs.
Jordan Roughead (86/80): Standing Hogan
Roughead contributed with 15 touches, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 20 ruck taps.
Koby Stevens (82/91): 16 possessions and 10 tackles plus 0.1

Easton Wood (68/87): Minding Garlett
Wood contributed with 21 disposals, 4 grabs and managed 1.0.
Robert Murphy (66/84): Manned up by Matt Jones
Murphy added 19 possessions and 4 tackles.
Michael Talia (64/66): The job on Dawes
Talia contributed with 15 disposals, 5 grabs and 3 tackles.
Ayce Cordy (63/60): 13 touches and 2 marks plus 4 tackles… gave away 4 FA
Cordy also had 20 hit outs.
Lachie Hunter (63/62): 1.1 from 16 touches and 4 marks

Shane Biggs (63/68): Starting on a HBF on Toumpas
Biggs contributed with 16 touches, 3 grabs and 3 tackles.
Jason Johannisen (56/56): Right ankle restrapped in Q3… 11 possessions including 9 kicks… also 4 tackles and 3 marks. Running off Bail.

Stewart Crameri (49/51): The smaller Dunn on him… 0.2 from 15 possessions and 3 marks plus 2 tackles… gave away 3 FA

Brett Goodes (45/34): Broken wrist or arm after a knock in Q4… 11 possessions with 8 by foot… also 3 marks and 2 tackles. A high bump off the ball in Q4 on Matt Jones will be looked at.

Marcus Bontempelli (45/41): Tagged by Vince… 12 touches and 3 tackles
Bontempelli also had 2 hit outs.
Tory Dickson (39/47): Grimes on him… a far cry from his seven goal haul last week… 0.1 from 9 disposals and 3 tackles

Fletcher Roberts (36/38): In defence on Pedersen
Roberts added 8 disposals and 4 grabs.
Bailey Dale (35/31): Second game… on in Q3 for Tom Boyd… 1.0 from 5 disposals and 4 tackles. Started as a sub.

Lin Jong (30/38): Playing a small forward role… poor first half and even worse after that… 9 touches including 7 handballs… also 2 tackles… and kicked 1.0
Jong also had 2 taps.
Tom Boyd (3/9): At FF on Fitzpatrick… a single handball was his possession count. Subbed off in Q3 for Dale.
Boyd also had 1 possessions.

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