Player news from R12 of 2017: Essendon vs Port Adelaide

Zach Merrett (148/132): Playing inside midfield
Merrett contributed with 37 disposals, 6 marks, 7 tackles and booted 1.1.
Dyson Heppell (128/114): Playing inside midfield
Heppell contributed with 34 touches, 7 marks, 4 tackles and 1.0.
Jobe Watson (115/122): Rotating midfield and forward
Watson contributed with 30 disposals, 7 marks, 4 tackles and 1.1.
Cale Hooker (114/140): First goal as part of three in Q1 and five to HT… 17 possessions and 9 marks plus 2 tackles… 5.3 as well. Up forward on Hombsch… smashed him then got Jonas in Q2.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (114/102): Starting deep forward
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 19 possessions, 4 grabs, 6 tackles and managed 4.1.
David Zaharakis (113/101): Playing midfield
Zaharakis contributed with 26 possessions, 2 grabs, 11 tackles and managed 0.1.
Joe Daniher (98/80): Up forward on Jonas… then got Hombsch in Q2
Daniher contributed with 16 possessions, 9 marks and kicked 4.0.
Conor McKenna (96/103): Starting at half back
McKenna contributed with 22 touches, 6 marks, 3 tackles and booted 0.1.
Brendon Goddard (88/98): Playing inside midfield
Goddard contributed with 31 disposals, 3 grabs and kicked 1.0.
Michael Hurley (86/111): At CHB on the resting ruck which is mostly Trengove
Hurley added 25 touches and 6 grabs.
James Stewart (85/105): Third tall forward on Jonas
Stewart contributed with 21 disposals, 6 grabs, 2 tackles and 2.1 on the scoreboard.
James Kelly (84/77): Lurking at half back
Kelly contributed with 20 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.
Tom Bellchambers (78/71): First ruck
Bellchambers contributed with 16 touches, 3 marks, 5 tackles, 23 ruck taps and 5 frees against.
Michael Hartley (76/74): The big job on Dixon
Hartley contributed with 14 touches, 8 marks and 5 tackles.
Andrew McGrath (73/61): Coming off a HBF
McGrath added 21 touches and 6 marks.
Travis Colyer (69/70): Right thigh corked in Q3… 0.1 from 22 touches and 2 marks plus 2 tackles. Playing outside midfield.

Orazio Fantasia (53/54): Starting on a HFF
Fantasia added 15 touches and 4 marks.
Ben Howlett (52/46): Rotating midfield and forward
Howlett added 16 disposals and 2 tackles.
Martin Gleeson (50/52): Playing third tall defender on Westhoff
Gleeson contributed with 11 disposals, 4 grabs and 3 tackles.
Josh Green (48/49): Playing a FP role
Green contributed with 11 touches, 2 marks, 3 tackles and booted 0.3.
David Myers (39/40): Playing an outside game
Myers also had 14 possessions.
Mark Baguley (23/32): Playing small defender
Baguley contributed with 8 disposals, 2 tackles and 3 free kicks given away.
Justin Westhoff (126/131): Starting forward on Gleeson
Westhoff contributed with 32 possessions, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 1.2 on the scoreboard.
Brad Ebert (115/91): Doing jobs in midfield
Ebert contributed with 26 possessions, 6 grabs and 8 tackles.
Ollie Wines (107/81): Left knee knock in Q2… 27 disposals and 7 marks with 5 tackles… 0.1 as well. Starting in the guts.

Travis Boak (88/75): Leading the inside mids
Boak contributed with 20 touches, 3 marks and 9 tackles.
Matthew Broadbent (84/58): Starting at half back
Broadbent contributed with 18 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles.
Jared Polec (80/69): Running on the outside
Polec added 22 possessions and 4 tackles.
Robbie Gray (78/83): Rotating forward and midfield
Gray contributed with 14 possessions, 3 marks, 3 tackles and managed 3.0.
Tom Clurey (77/67): Responsible for Stewart
Clurey added 16 possessions and 10 marks.
Darcy Byrne-Jones (75/51): Playing small defender
Byrne-Jones contributed with 12 possessions, 4 marks and 7 tackles.
Sam Gray (74/65): Rotating in midfield
Gray contributed with 19 possessions, 5 marks and 1.3 on the scoreboard.
Jackson Trengove (72/85): Playing a ruck/forward role on Hurley
Trengove contributed with 13 touches, 8 marks, 8 hit outs and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Sam Powell-Pepper (72/57): No touches in Q1 and one by HT… better after HT in junk time… 16 possessions and 3 marks plus 5 tackles… 1.0 as well. Rotating in midfield.

Chad Wingard (71/74): Starting deep forward
Wingard contributed with 18 disposals, 6 grabs, 2 tackles and kicked 0.2.
Patrick Ryder (67/81): First ruck with support from Trengove
Ryder added 10 possessions and 37 hit outs.
Tom Jonas (64/69): Moved from Daniher to the red hot Hooker in Q2
Jonas added 18 touches and 7 marks.
Jasper Pittard (54/68): Running off half back
Pittard contributed with 15 disposals, 2 grabs and 3 tackles.
Jimmy Toumpas (52/46): Playing an outside game
Toumpas contributed with 14 possessions, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Hamish Hartlett (50/49): Lurking at half back
Hartlett added 17 possessions and 3 marks.
Jarman Impey (46/28): Starting forward
Impey contributed with 11 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 0.1.
Brendon Ah Chee (37/28): Donuts in Q1… 9 possessions and 2 marks plus 1.0. Rotating midfield and forward.

Charlie Dixon (36/41): Very little supply and what was there was low quality… 0.1 from 7 touches and 2 marks plus 2 tackles. At FF on Hartley.
Dixon also had 3 ruck taps.
Jack Hombsch (31/31): Dragged from Hooker to go to Daniher in Q2 after Hooker had four… 4 marks and 7 disposals

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