Player news from R23 of 2016: Essendon vs Carlton

Zach Merrett (115/134): Racked up 14 of his touches in Q2 as the Dons surged… 34 possessions and 3 tackles… helped out by 3FF. Head to head with Gibbs.
Merrett also had 4 marks.
Kyle Langford (107/93): Starting forward on Weitering
Langford contributed with 14 disposals, 9 grabs, 5 tackles and 3.2 on the scoreboard.
Matt Dea (106/117): Playing in defence
Dea added 27 possessions and 10 marks.
James Kelly (103/111): Loose at halfback
Kelly contributed with 22 disposals, 8 marks and 5 tackles.
Joe Daniher (97/127): Three goals in Q2 after a quiet start… 5.2 from 17 touches and 6 marks. At FF on Rowe.

Craig Bird (93/94): Doing jobs in midfield
Bird contributed with 23 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Darcy Parish (92/85): Playing in midfield
Parish contributed with 23 possessions, 5 marks and 7 tackles.
Brendon Goddard (91/98): Tagged by Kerridge… 24 disposals and 5 marks with 5 tackles. Roaming everywhere as usual.

David Zaharakis (87/85): Right knee knock in Q1 when White fell into his kneecap… 22 possessions and 6 marks plus 3 tackles. Leading the inside midfield.

Mitch W. Brown (74/62): Standing the resting ruck which is mostly Phillips
Brown added 21 disposals and 6 marks.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (72/83): Three goals in a massive Q3… 10 disposals including 6 kicks… also 3 marks and 3 tackles… and scored 4.0. Starting on a HFF.

Shaun McKernan (71/74): Starting forward on Plowman
McKernan contributed with 16 possessions, 5 marks, 3 hit outs and kicked 1.0.
Matthew Leuenberger (64/78): First ruck
Leuenberger contributed with 15 possessions, 3 grabs, 18 ruck taps and managed 0.1.
Martin Gleeson (63/58): Coming off halfback
Gleeson contributed with 16 possessions, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Conor McKenna (63/52): Limped off late in Q2 after a knock… 18 touches and 3 marks. Rotating through the defence.
McKenna also had 2 tackles.
Courtenay Dempsey (61/44): Starting at half forward
Dempsey contributed with 13 disposals, 6 marks and managed 1.1.
Jayden Laverde (60/68): Starting forward on White
Laverde contributed with 10 disposals, 7 marks and managed 1.2.
Jackson Merrett (55/47): Starting in a FP
Merrett added 16 disposals and 5 marks.
Patrick Ambrose (47/54): Has Jones
Ambrose added 12 possessions and 4 marks.
Michael Hartley (43/76): Playing FB on Casboult
Hartley contributed with 8 touches, 4 grabs, 2 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Nick Kommer (42/35): Starting in a FP
Kommer contributed with 9 touches, 3 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Jake Long (34/32): Playing midfield
Long added 10 disposals and 4 marks.
Kade Simpson (123/120): Loose at halfback as usual
Simpson contributed with 35 touches, 7 grabs and 3 tackles.
Patrick Cripps (110/133): Playing inside midfield
Cripps contributed with 32 touches, 4 marks and 8 tackles.
Matthew Wright (104/107): Coming off a wing
Wright contributed with 20 disposals, 7 marks, 2 tackles and 3.2.
Sam Docherty (102/96): Playing small defender
Docherty contributed with 26 touches, 8 marks and booted 1.0.
Bryce Gibbs (95/100): Head to head with Zach Merrett
Gibbs contributed with 30 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 3 taps and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Zach Tuohy (90/105): Coming off halfback
Tuohy contributed with 24 possessions, 5 grabs, 3 tackles and managed 0.1.
Matthew Kreuzer (76/75): First ruck
Kreuzer contributed with 10 disposals, 4 grabs, 3 tackles, 15 ruck taps and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Dylan Buckley (75/59): Playing outside midfield
Buckley contributed with 21 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and booted 1.1.
Sam Kerridge (75/69): Tagged by Kerridge
Kerridge contributed with 17 disposals, 2 grabs, 5 tackles and kicked 1.3.
Nick Graham (70/65): Starting in midfield
Graham contributed with 20 disposals, 5 marks and booted 0.3.
Jack Silvagni (63/37): Playing a HFF role
Silvagni contributed with 8 touches, 3 grabs, 7 tackles and 0.2 on the scoreboard.
Dale Thomas (63/44): Coming off a wing
Thomas contributed with 15 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Levi Casboult (55/37): Up forward on Hartley
Casboult contributed with 8 possessions, 7 marks and booted 1.2.
Simon White (54/62): Starting in defence on Laverde
White contributed with 15 touches, 5 marks and 2 tackles.
David Cuningham (52/41): Rotating forward
Cuningham contributed with 13 touches, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Jacob Weitering (52/71): Langford is his man
Weitering added 17 touches and 3 marks.
Dennis Armfield (43/42): First goal… 2.0 from 10 disposals. Starting on a HFF.

Andrew Phillips (42/46): Starting forward on Dea with stints in ruck
Phillips contributed with 7 possessions, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 12 hit outs.
Sam Rowe (41/42): Playing FB on Daniher
Rowe contributed with 14 disposals, 5 grabs and 3 frees against.
Lachlan Plowman (39/29): Standing McKernan
Plowman added 12 touches and 3 marks.
Liam Sumner (35/50): Playing a FP role
Sumner contributed with 9 disposals, 2 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Liam Jones (23/33): Playing FF on Ambrose
Jones contributed with 5 possessions, 2 grabs and 2 tackles.

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