Player news from R17 of 2016: Richmond vs Essendon

Dustin Martin (161/141): Tagged by Bird… new PB for clearances by a long way… 2.0 from 43 possessions and 6 marks plus 4 tackles. Playing mostly in midfield.

Ben Griffiths (132/124): Starting forward on Hartley
Griffiths contributed with 18 disposals, 12 grabs, 4 tackles, 7 ruck taps and 3.2.
Trent Cotchin (116/99): Leading the inside midfield group
Cotchin contributed with 35 touches, 3 grabs and 5 tackles.
Brandon Ellis (108/75): Starting on a wing
Ellis contributed with 31 touches, 9 marks and 2 tackles.
Anthony Miles (104/95): Playing inside midfield
Miles contributed with 26 possessions, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 1.0.
Shaun Hampson (98/92): First ruck
Hampson contributed with 11 touches, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 40 taps and 1.0.
Taylor Hunt (96/76): Tagging Zaharakis
Hunt contributed with 21 possessions, 7 marks, 4 tackles and booted 1.0.
Shaun Grigg (89/88): Playing outside midfield
Grigg contributed with 19 touches, 4 marks, 4 tackles and managed 2.1.
Jason Castagna (89/69): Playing small defender
Castagna contributed with 23 possessions, 8 marks and 2 tackles.
Jack Riewoldt (79/81): At FF on Ambrose
Riewoldt contributed with 15 possessions, 8 marks, 4 tackles and managed 0.1.
Sam Lloyd (78/88): Starting at half forward
Lloyd contributed with 15 touches, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 3.1 on the scoreboard.
Jayden Short (72/76): Playing in defence again
Short added 25 touches and 2 grabs.
Alex Rance (71/70): Following Daniher
Rance contributed with 18 possessions, 9 marks, 2 tackles and 3 frees against.
Nick Vlastuin (70/72): Starting in defence
Vlastuin contributed with 15 possessions, 6 grabs and 4 tackles.
Brett Deledio (66/62): Right calf iced up early in Q3… 19 touches and 2 marks plus 3 tackles. Playing outside midfield.

Daniel Rioli (64/83): Starting deep forward
Rioli contributed with 11 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles and booted 1.0.
David Astbury (63/58): Brown is his man
Astbury added 13 possessions and 10 grabs.
Liam McBean (50/49): Starting forward on Gwilt
McBean added 12 disposals and 6 grabs.
Oleg Markov (50/58): Second game
Markov contributed with 12 touches, 2 marks, 2 tackles and managed 1.0.
Shane Edwards (48/51): Starting deep forward
Edwards added 18 possessions and 2 tackles.
Dylan Grimes (44/51): Right shin smacked into a goalpost in Q2 leaving him sore… 11 touches including 8 handballs… also 3 tackles and 2 marks. On McKernan.

Connor Menadue (43/30): Starting on a HFF
Menadue contributed with 8 touches, 4 grabs, 2 tackles and 1.0.
Zach Merrett (152/128): Had a big Q1… right thigh problem in Q2 but played on with no issue… 1.0 from 34 touches and 7 marks plus 10 tackles. Playing inside midfield.

James Kelly (106/91): Doing jobs both in midfield and defence
Kelly contributed with 23 touches, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.
Brendon Goddard (99/77): Playing midfield
Goddard contributed with 27 possessions, 5 grabs, 4 tackles and 0.1.
Craig Bird (94/95): Tagging Martin
Bird contributed with 24 touches, 3 marks and 7 tackles.
Darcy Parish (91/68): Playing in midfield
Parish contributed with 20 disposals, 4 marks, 7 tackles and managed 0.1.
Orazio Fantasia (88/82): First goal… 11 disposals with 10 by foot… also 7 tackles and 2 marks… and scored 3.3. Playing at half forward.

Will Hams (75/71): Playing in a FP
Hams contributed with 12 disposals, 2 grabs, 8 tackles and booted 1.0.
Matthew Leuenberger (74/62): First ruck
Leuenberger contributed with 12 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 20 hit outs, 0.2 and 3 free kicks given away.
Conor McKenna (73/68): 15 disposals including 11 kicks… also 5 marks and 4 tackles

Jayden Laverde (71/63): Starting forward
Laverde contributed with 11 possessions, 8 grabs, 2 tackles and kicked 2.0.
Mitch W. Brown (69/66): Starting forward on Astbury… switched back in Q3 to cover a Gwilt injury
Brown contributed with 14 disposals, 7 grabs, 2 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (69/52): Starting forward
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 9 touches, 6 marks, 6 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
David Zaharakis (67/53): Tagged by Hunt… 15 possessions with 11 by foot… also 5 tackles and 2 marks. Playing inside midfield.

Kyle Langford (66/49): Starting forward
Langford contributed with 17 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and 0.1.
Shaun McKernan (63/63): Starting forward on Grimes
McKernan contributed with 11 possessions, 3 grabs, 2 tackles, 9 ruck taps and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Joe Daniher (54/61): Spent a lot of time playing decoy to drag Rance away… all his goals in Q4 in the last Don surge… 2.0 from 6 possessions and 4 marks plus 3 tackles… helped out by 3FF. At FF on Rance.

Martin Gleeson (53/58): Starting at halfback
Gleeson added 17 touches and 2 marks.
Matt Dea (48/54): Playing a halfback role
Dea contributed with 15 touches, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 free kicks given away.
Courtenay Dempsey (47/43): Made a number of horrid mistakes… 12 touches with 11 by foot… also 5 marks. Coming off halfback.

Michael Hartley (34/64): Takes Griffiths
Hartley contributed with 6 touches, 2 marks and 4 tackles.
Patrick Ambrose (25/31): The big job on Riewoldt
Ambrose also had 8 touches.
James Gwilt (18/27): Right knee iced up in Q3… 6 disposals. Standing McBean.

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