Player news from R6 of 2016: North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Scott D. Thompson (115/123): Starting in defence on Stringer… racked up intercept marks… 26 touches and 9 marks plus 5 tackles

Andrew Swallow (107/109): Deep in the engine room
Swallow added 23 disposals and 14 tackles.
Ben Cunnington (104/101): 20 touches and 14 tackles
Cunnington added 2 marks and 3 frees against.
Daniel Wells (98/119): Started well in his inside mid role
Wells contributed with 27 possessions, 3 grabs, 6 tackles and 0.2.
Jarrad Waite (93/105): Was the difference between the two teams… 4.1 from 13 disposals and 7 marks with 4 tackles. At CHF on Morris.

Jack Ziebell (87/76): Mostly inside midfield
Ziebell contributed with 18 possessions, 4 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Shaun Higgins (79/70): Starting on a HFF
Higgins contributed with 16 possessions, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 1.0.
Drew Petrie (76/79): Starting at FF on Roberts
Petrie contributed with 17 possessions, 6 marks, 2 tackles and managed 1.1.
Lindsay Thomas (71/60): Starting in a FP
Thomas contributed with 11 possessions, 5 marks, 7 tackles, booted 1.0 and 3 free kicks given away.
Brent Harvey (68/80): Starting deep forward
Harvey contributed with 20 possessions, 4 marks, 2 tackles and booted 0.1.
Jamie Macmillan (66/83): Lurking around halfback
Macmillan contributed with 21 touches, 2 marks and 2 tackles.
Sam Wright (65/80): Right ankle knock in Q1… 15 possessions and 2 marks plus 5 tackles. Playing a defensive role.

Todd Goldstein (64/52): #1 ruck… took a few knocks early and was largely unsighted around the ground… 40 hit outs… also 8 disposals and 2 marks

Shaun Atley (63/56): Running off halfback
Atley contributed with 14 touches, 4 marks and 5 tackles.
Robbie Tarrant (61/81): At FB on the resting ruck which is mostly Campbell
Tarrant added 16 touches and 5 grabs.
Sam Gibson (59/56): 15 possessions and 4 tackles plus 0.1

Nick Dal Santo (57/51): 14 possessions and 2 marks plus 3 tackles
Dal Santo also had 4 hit outs.
Ben Jacobs (57/64): 17 touches and 4 marks

Luke McDonald (55/72): Starting at halfback
McDonald contributed with 17 possessions, 3 grabs and 2 tackles.
Ben Brown (50/50): Starting deep forward on Roberts
Brown contributed with 10 touches, 3 grabs, 2 tackles, 2 hit outs and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Michael Firrito (48/41): Takes the resting midfielder
Firrito added 15 possessions and 3 marks.
Kayne Turner (4/11): Hip problem in Q1… eventually shut down for the night in Q2… 2 touches. Starting on a HFF.

Lachie Hunter (133/150): Had an excellent Q2… 44 touches and 6 marks… aided by 3FF. Loose at halfback to cover for a raft of Dog injuries.

Matthew Boyd (118/120): Playing across halfback
Boyd contributed with 33 possessions, 8 grabs and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Jack Macrae (114/111): 33 touches and 7 marks plus 3 tackles

Koby Stevens (106/94): 28 possessions and 4 marks plus 5 tackles… 1.1 as well

Shane Biggs (105/67): Starting on a HBF
Biggs contributed with 27 touches, 4 grabs and 6 tackles.
Luke Dahlhaus (99/110): 28 disposals and 2 marks with 6 tackles… 1.0 as well

Liam Picken (93/77): 25 disposals and 3 marks with 4 tackles… aided by 4FF

Mitch Wallis (85/79): A lot of inside midfield work
Wallis contributed with 26 touches, 5 tackles and booted 0.1.
Marcus Bontempelli (80/83): 21 possessions and 4 tackles plus 1.0
Bontempelli added 2 marks and 2 taps.
Toby McLean (78/72): 1.0 from 20 disposals and 4 marks
McLean also had 2 tackles.
Lin Jong (75/57): 17 touches including 14 kicks… also 5 marks… and kicked 1.1

Tom Campbell (74/77): Starting at FF on Tarrant
Campbell contributed with 14 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 18 hit outs and booted 0.1.
Tory Dickson (61/74): Starting deep forward
Dickson contributed with 18 possessions, 3 marks and managed 1.0.
Tom Liberatore (59/64): Copped a knee to a quad muscle in Q2 leaving him sore… 13 disposals and 7 tackles. An unfamiliar HFF role to start.

Dale Morris (53/67): At CHB on Waite
Morris contributed with 15 touches, 3 grabs and 2 tackles.
Jake Stringer (53/57): Starting forward on Thompson
Stringer contributed with 17 possessions, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 0.2.
Marcus Adams (53/64): At FB on Petrie
Adams contributed with 12 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.
Easton Wood (51/49): Floating defender
Wood contributed with 12 touches, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Fletcher Roberts (41/45): In defence on Brown
Roberts contributed with 9 possessions, 3 grabs and 3 tackles.
Jordan Roughead (37/30): First ruck… 3 disposals and 2 marks with 3 tackles… 0.1 as well
Roughead also had 11 ruck taps.
Jed Adcock (33/35): 9 disposals with 8 by hand… also 2 marks and 2 tackles

Bailey Dale (26/31): On a HFF
Dale also had 10 possessions.

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