Player news from R1 of 2017: North Melbourne vs West Coast

Jack Ziebell (103/104): Rotating midfield and forward
Ziebell contributed with 31 possessions, 5 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.
Andrew Swallow (102/81): Leading the inside mid brigade
Swallow contributed with 23 disposals, 3 marks, 8 tackles and booted 0.1.
Jarrad Waite (97/106): Starting at CHF on Hurn
Waite contributed with 17 possessions, 7 marks, 4 tackles and managed 1.7.
Todd Goldstein (90/83): First ruck
Goldstein contributed with 11 disposals, 3 marks, 32 ruck taps and managed 3.0.
Shaun Higgins (87/88): Playing in midfield
Higgins contributed with 25 touches, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 0.1.
Luke McDonald (82/58): Starting at half back
McDonald contributed with 19 possessions, 3 grabs and 5 tackles.
Trent Dumont (79/78): Doing jobs in midfield
Dumont contributed with 25 possessions, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Sam Gibson (76/81): Running off a wing
Gibson contributed with 21 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 0.1.
Lindsay Thomas (69/63): His usual FP role
Thomas contributed with 12 disposals, 7 tackles and 0.2.
Ben Brown (68/61): First goal… 2.1 from 11 touches and 6 marks plus 2 tackles. Up forward on McGovern.

Scott D. Thompson (58/88): Responsible for Darling
Thompson contributed with 17 touches, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Robbie Tarrant (56/60): The big job on Kennedy
Tarrant contributed with 15 possessions, 3 grabs, 2 tackles and 1.0.
Jamie Macmillan (55/58): Guarding space at half back
Macmillan added 18 possessions and 2 tackles.
Shaun Atley (51/72): Playing outside midfield
Atley contributed with 17 possessions, 3 grabs and booted 1.1.
Braydon Preuss (50/47): First game… 19 hit outs… also 5 possessions and 2 marks plus 2 tackles… 1.0 as well. Starting at FF on Mackenzie with stints in ruck.

Nathan Hrovat (47/51): Running off a wing
Hrovat contributed with 14 disposals, 2 marks and booted 1.1.
Kayne Turner (47/57): Starting on a HFF
Turner contributed with 9 disposals, 2 grabs, 2 tackles and managed 2.0.
Declan Mountford (44/43): First game… 11 disposals with 10 by hand… also 3 marks and 3 tackles. Starting forward.

Marley Williams (38/37): Starting in defence
Williams added 11 possessions and 3 tackles.
Lachlan Hansen (35/45): In defence on Petrie
Hansen contributed with 9 touches, 2 marks and 2 tackles.
Jy Simpkin (27/33): First game… 9 disposals including 7 handballs… also 2 marks. Playing deep forward.

Mitchell Hibberd (24/29): First game… 2 marks and 10 disposals… gave away 3 FA. Rotating in defence.

Andrew Gaff (144/113): Running off a wing
Gaff contributed with 36 possessions, 13 grabs and 3 tackles.
Josh J. Kennedy (125/175): Just too good… 7.0 from 16 possessions and 9 marks plus 4 tackles. Up forward on Tarrant.

Elliot Yeo (120/141): Mostly in defence helping out
Yeo contributed with 26 possessions, 10 grabs, 2 tackles and kicked 2.1.
Sam Mitchell (111/120): In the guts as usual
Mitchell contributed with 38 touches, 5 marks and managed 0.1.
Jack Redden (111/91): Playing an outside game
Redden contributed with 22 disposals, 8 marks and 8 tackles.
Chris Masten (95/80): Playing outside midfield
Masten contributed with 22 possessions, 6 marks and 5 tackles.
Jamie Cripps (95/81): Starting deep forward
Cripps contributed with 15 touches, 6 marks, 5 tackles and managed 3.2.
Luke Shuey (93/80): Playing inside midfield
Shuey contributed with 31 possessions, 3 marks and 4 tackles.
Shannon Hurn (92/91): Given a big job on Waite
Hurn contributed with 21 possessions, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 0.1.
Jeremy McGovern (92/87): Following Brown
McGovern contributed with 21 disposals, 12 marks and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Matt Priddis (88/89): Leading the inside midfield
Priddis contributed with 29 possessions, 3 marks and 5 tackles.
Mark LeCras (85/110): Three goals in a productive Q2… 4.1 from 15 touches and 5 marks. Starting forward.

Sharrod Wellingham (72/82): Playing a HBF role
Wellingham contributed with 22 touches, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Josh Hill (68/62): Starting in a FP
Hill contributed with 16 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and managed 1.2.
Brad Sheppard (66/43): Guarding space at half back
Sheppard contributed with 16 touches, 6 grabs and 3 tackles.
Jack Darling (60/59): Starting forward on Thompson
Darling contributed with 7 possessions, 3 grabs, 5 tackles, 3 hit outs and 2.0 on the scoreboard.
Mark Hutchings (56/61): Rotating in midfield
Hutchings contributed with 16 touches, 2 marks and 2 tackles.
Nathan Vardy (51/57): Copped a heavy knee to the right ribs in Q1… 16 hit outs… also 10 disposals and 4 marks. First ruck.

Drew Petrie (47/49): Left hand injury in Q1 when he tried to smother… returned later in Q1 after a jab… 1.0 from 7 touches and 2 tackles. Playing a forward/ruck role on Hansen.
Petrie also had 10 hit outs.
Eric Mackenzie (41/40): At FB on Preuss
Mackenzie added 11 touches and 3 marks.
Lewis Jetta (32/41): Playing an outside game
Jetta added 9 possessions and 1.0 on the scoreboard.
Jackson Nelson (30/32): Starting in defence on Mountford
Nelson added 8 possessions and 2 grabs.

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