Player news from R15 of 2017: Melbourne vs Sydney

Michael Hibberd (103/110): Starting at half back
Hibberd added 33 disposals and 4 grabs.
Clayton Oliver (87/80): Spent the majority of Q1 on the bench for some reason… 24 disposals including 17 handballs… also 5 tackles and 4 marks. Playing inside midfield.

Dom Tyson (86/83): Playing midfield
Tyson added 21 possessions and 8 tackles.
Max Gawn (81/97): First ruck
Gawn contributed with 12 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 29 hit outs.
Oscar McDonald (81/99): In defence on Reid
McDonald contributed with 18 disposals, 8 marks and 2 tackles.
Tom McDonald (77/114): Up forward on Rampe
McDonald contributed with 19 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles, 2 hit outs, kicked 2.0 and 4 frees against.
Neville Jetta (76/88): Playing small defender
Jetta contributed with 16 disposals, 3 marks and 8 tackles.
Christian Petracca (74/62): Coming off a HFF
Petracca contributed with 19 disposals, 4 tackles and 2.0 on the scoreboard.
Bernie Vince (65/72): Starting at half back
Vince contributed with 20 disposals, 2 tackles and managed 0.1.
Cameron Pedersen (65/57): Playing a forward/ruck role on Grundy
Pedersen contributed with 15 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 6 ruck taps.
Jack Viney (64/60): Foot injury saw him shut down at HT… 17 disposals and 4 marks with 3 tackles. Doing jobs in midfield.

Joshua Wagner (64/52): Started in defence but switched forward in Q3
Wagner contributed with 20 possessions, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Mitch Hannan (61/61): Playing tall forward on Melican
Hannan contributed with 11 possessions, 7 tackles and managed 1.1.
Jake Melksham (58/55): Playing a forward defensive role
Melksham contributed with 17 disposals, 3 grabs, 3 tackles, 1.0 and 4 free kicks given away.
Jordan Lewis (52/44): Rotating in midfield
Lewis added 16 disposals and 3 grabs.
Sam Frost (48/60): At FB on Franklin
Frost added 12 disposals and 5 marks.
Jayden Hunt (44/35): Starting forward this week… that didn’t work so swung back in Q3
Hunt contributed with 7 touches, 4 grabs, 3 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.
Mitch White (43/30): Rotating in defence
White added 11 possessions and 4 marks.
Alex Neal-Bullen (42/48): Playing a FP role
Neal-Bullen contributed with 12 touches, 2 tackles and booted 0.2.
James Harmes (41/38): Starting in a FP
Harmes contributed with 12 touches, 2 grabs and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Billy Stretch (40/34): Running off a wing
Stretch added 9 disposals and 4 tackles.
Tomas Bugg (35/25): Reported for striking Mills off the ball early in Q1… 6 possessions and 2 marks plus 4 tackles… 0.1 as well. Starting at half forward.

Luke Parker (148/130): Rotating midfield and forward
Parker contributed with 38 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles and booted 1.2.
Kieren Jack (125/125): Playing inside midfield
Jack contributed with 23 possessions, 5 grabs, 10 tackles and booted 1.0.
Nic Newman (116/89): Starting at half forward
Newman contributed with 25 possessions, 8 marks, 5 tackles and 0.1.
George Hewett (113/100): Starting in a FP
Hewett contributed with 29 disposals, 10 marks, 4 tackles and 3 frees against.
Lance Franklin (109/123): Starting forward on Frost
Franklin contributed with 19 disposals, 11 marks, managed 4.3 and 3 free kicks given away.
Zak Jones (106/115): Cut under his right eye during Q1 when he copped a stray boot… blew up over the game into a nice shiner… 26 disposals and 6 marks with 5 tackles. Coming off half back… an incident off the ball in Q4 will be looked at.

Tom Papley (97/95): Mostly in midfield
Papley contributed with 25 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, booted 2.1 and 3 frees against.
Jarrad McVeigh (96/99): Playing in defence
McVeigh added 24 disposals and 10 marks.
Josh P. Kennedy (96/101): Leading the Swans engine room
Kennedy contributed with 28 possessions, 3 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Jake Lloyd (96/89): Starting at half back
Lloyd contributed with 27 disposals, 5 grabs and managed 1.0.
Isaac Heeney (85/93): Coming off a HFF
Heeney contributed with 25 touches, 3 marks and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Gary Rohan (79/68): Starting forward
Rohan contributed with 16 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and booted 0.3.
Heath Grundy (77/79): Responsible for the resting ruck which is mostly Pedersen
Grundy added 20 touches and 7 marks.
Dane Rampe (75/96): Standing Tom McDonald
Rampe added 21 touches and 6 marks.
Dean Towers (74/93): Starting on a HFF
Towers contributed with 16 possessions, 5 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Samuel Reid (73/78): At CHF on Oscar McDonald
Reid contributed with 14 possessions, 7 marks, 2 ruck taps and kicked 1.1.
Sam Naismith (71/78): First ruck
Naismith contributed with 11 touches, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 27 taps and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Lewis Melican (59/73): Hannan is his man
Melican contributed with 14 possessions, 5 grabs and 3 tackles.
Dan Hannebery (51/76): Playing outside midfield
Hannebery contributed with 16 disposals, 3 grabs and 2 tackles.
Nick Smith (46/56): Playing small defender
Smith added 13 possessions and 5 marks.
Oliver Florent (38/36): Mostly forward
Florent contributed with 9 touches, 3 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Callum Mills (1/0): Did not return after copping a left hook to the head by Bugg early in Q1. Starting on a HBF.
Mills also had 0 touches.

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