Player news from R8 of 2017: North Melbourne vs Sydney

Jack Ziebell (113/93): Rotating midfield and forward
Ziebell contributed with 22 touches, 2 grabs, 12 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Ben Cunnington (105/94): Playing inside midfield
Cunnington contributed with 28 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and booted 1.0.
Sam Gibson (99/92): Tagging Hannebery
Gibson contributed with 26 possessions, 5 grabs, 3 tackles and 0.2 on the scoreboard.
Todd Goldstein (97/107): First ruck
Goldstein contributed with 11 possessions, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 41 taps and 2.0 on the scoreboard.
Shaun Higgins (93/90): Playing pure midfield
Higgins contributed with 21 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles and 1.1.
Kayne Turner (86/73): Playing a HFF role
Turner contributed with 9 disposals, 2 marks, 10 tackles and kicked 2.1.
Jed Anderson (72/80): Coming off a HFF
Anderson contributed with 11 disposals, 2 marks, 8 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Robbie Tarrant (70/63): The big job on Franklin
Tarrant contributed with 20 possessions, 6 marks and 2 tackles.
Scott D. Thompson (68/62): At CHB on Sinclair
Thompson contributed with 17 possessions, 3 marks and 4 tackles.
Shaun Atley (67/48): Playing outside midfield
Atley contributed with 17 possessions, 3 grabs, 3 tackles and 0.1.
Ed Vickers-Willis (66/79): Rotating in defence
Vickers-Willis contributed with 21 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Jamie Macmillan (63/75): Starting in defence
Macmillan added 19 disposals and 4 marks.
Nathan Hrovat (62/63): Coming off a wing
Hrovat contributed with 12 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 1.1.
Marley Williams (60/62): Starting in defence
Williams added 19 possessions and 4 marks.
Lachlan Hansen (59/75): Starting forward on Melican
Hansen contributed with 14 touches, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 1.0.
Luke McDonald (59/61): Starting at half back
McDonald added 11 touches and 8 tackles.
Ryan Clarke (58/46): Coming off a HFF
Clarke contributed with 16 possessions, 3 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Trent Dumont (54/53): Tried to tag Kennedy early but got smashed and moved forward… 12 possessions and 5 tackles plus 0.1. Doing jobs in midfield.

Ben Brown (35/42): Well beaten on the day… 2.0 from 7 disposals and 2 marks. Deep forward on Grundy.
Brown also had 2 hit outs.
Mason Wood (33/32): Playing tall forward on Marsh
Wood added 11 disposals and 2 tackles.
Sam Durdin (29/48): Second game… 0.1 from 9 possessions and 2 marks. Starting in defence on Reid.

Jy Simpkin (12/5): Right shoulder injury in Q1… iced up in Q2 after trying to play on… 4 possessions. Playing deep forward.

Nic Newman (135/152): Late replacement for Oliver Florent… 35 disposals and 11 marks with 4 tackles. Rotating at half back.

Josh P. Kennedy (122/137): A massive 15 touches in Q1 while supposedly being tagged by Dumont… that tag was released… 37 touches and 2 marks plus 6 tackles… 1.0 as well. Leading the Swans inside midfield.

Luke Parker (121/120): Rotating midfield and forward
Parker contributed with 36 touches, 3 marks, 5 tackles, 2.1 and 4 frees against.
Isaac Heeney (118/130): Starting at half forward
Heeney contributed with 25 disposals, 9 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 2.2.
Dan Hannebery (117/135): Tagged by Gibson… copped a knee by Gibson to the stomach in Q3 leaving him heaving… 33 possessions including 22 handballs… also 4 tackles and 5 marks… and kicked 2.0. Playing outside midfield.

Samuel Reid (112/128): First goal… Booted 3.0 from 12 grabs and 22 possessions. Starting at CHF on Durdin.

Jake Lloyd (106/101): Playing outside midfield
Lloyd contributed with 28 disposals, 8 marks and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
George Hewett (103/108): Starting in a FP
Hewett contributed with 29 touches, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 1.1.
Lance Franklin (99/80): Starting at FF on Tarrant
Franklin contributed with 21 disposals, 8 marks, 2 tackles and 1.3.
Dean Towers (92/113): Very productive in Q1… 0.1 from 20 touches and 6 marks plus 5 tackles. Coming off a HFF.

Heath Grundy (89/66): Smashed Brown in most contests over the day… 10 marks and 22 possessions

Callum Mills (86/90): Rotating from back line to midfield
Mills added 23 possessions and 7 grabs.
Tom Papley (79/82): Playing deep forward
Papley contributed with 14 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and booted 2.1.
Zak Jones (73/62): Starting at half back and drifting to midfield
Jones contributed with 15 touches, 5 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Harry Cunningham (56/46): Playing in defence today
Cunningham contributed with 12 possessions, 3 grabs and 5 tackles.
Harry Marsh (53/30): Responsible for Wood
Marsh contributed with 14 disposals, 5 marks and kicked 0.1.
Nick Smith (51/51): Playing small defender
Smith added 14 touches and 5 marks.
Jarrad McVeigh (45/53): Right hamstring tightness in Q1 and looked hobbled… 5 touches with 4 by foot… also 3 tackles and 2 marks… and kicked 2.0. Started in defence but switched forward after his injury.

Callum Sinclair (40/41): Starting forward on Hansen with some ruck support
Sinclair contributed with 7 possessions, 2 marks and 15 taps.
Will Hayward (33/38): Third tall forward on Hansen
Hayward added 10 possessions and 1.0.
Lewis Melican (32/32): Playing a half back role on Hansen
Melican contributed with 6 possessions, 3 grabs and 2 tackles.
Sam Naismith (30/59): Left knee iced up late in Q4… probably only precautionary… 23 hit outs with 7 disposals… conceded 3 FA. First ruck with support from Sinclair.

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