Player news from R15 of 2017: Essendon vs Brisbane

Jobe Watson (125/126): Rotating midfield and forward
Watson contributed with 27 possessions, 8 marks, 9 tackles and 0.1.
Brendon Goddard (102/106): Playing inside midfield
Goddard contributed with 31 possessions, 6 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Michael Hurley (94/101): At CHB on the resting ruck which is mostly Smith
Hurley contributed with 31 touches, 3 marks and booted 0.1.
Martin Gleeson (87/101): Playing third tall defender on Walker
Gleeson contributed with 18 touches, 9 marks and 3 tackles.
Kyle Langford (87/67): Playing small forward
Langford contributed with 19 touches, 3 marks and 7 tackles.
Cale Hooker (84/68): Up forward on McStay
Hooker contributed with 15 possessions, 9 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 2.0.
Andrew McGrath (79/82): Coming off a HBF
McGrath contributed with 25 disposals, 3 grabs and 4 tackles.
Zach Merrett (78/94): Poor start with only four touches to HT… 19 disposals and 2 marks with 7 tackles. Playing inside midfield.

Dyson Heppell (77/87): Playing inside midfield
Heppell contributed with 24 possessions, 2 grabs, 3 tackles and booted 0.1.
Darcy Parish (72/91): Playing in the midfield
Parish contributed with 21 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 1.0.
David Zaharakis (66/55): Playing midfield
Zaharakis contributed with 17 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and managed 0.2.
Orazio Fantasia (63/87): Starting on a HFF
Fantasia contributed with 17 touches, 2 marks and 1.2 on the scoreboard.
Joe Daniher (61/71): First goal… 3.4 from 11 possessions and 4 marks plus 2 tackles… not helped by 5 FA. At FF on Andrews.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (59/65): Starting deep forward
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 6 possessions, 7 tackles and managed 2.0.
Tom Bellchambers (55/54): First ruck
Bellchambers contributed with 9 possessions, 3 marks and 26 ruck taps.
James Stewart (55/56): Third tall forward on Gardiner… then got Walker in Q2 when Gardiner got injured
Stewart contributed with 10 touches, 2 marks, 6 tackles and booted 1.1.
Mark Baguley (47/64): Starting in defence
Baguley contributed with 14 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Conor McKenna (44/44): Starting at half back
McKenna added 22 possessions and 3 frees against.
Josh Green (43/37): Playing a FP role
Green contributed with 9 touches, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Travis Colyer (39/35): Playing outside midfield
Colyer added 13 disposals and 2 tackles.
James Kelly (38/48): Lurking at half back
Kelly added 14 possessions and 3 tackles.
Michael Hartley (31/40): At FB on Hipwood
Hartley added 10 touches and 3 tackles.
Dayne Zorko (124/120): Playing pure midfield
Zorko contributed with 30 touches, 3 marks, 8 tackles and managed 2.1.
Sam Mayes (108/109): Running off a HBF
Mayes contributed with 27 disposals, 10 marks and 2 tackles.
Tom Cutler (106/88): Right knee twisted under him in a tackle in Q3… 28 possessions and 9 marks plus 1.1. Starting on a HFF.

Ryan Bastinac (100/98): Rotating in midfield
Bastinac contributed with 20 touches, 3 grabs, 9 tackles and booted 1.1.
Alex Witherden (96/91): Second game… 8 marks and 29 touches. Starting in defence.

Tom Rockliff (90/70): Playing inside midfield
Rockliff contributed with 27 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 3 free kicks given away.
Lewis Taylor (90/109): Playing an outside game
Taylor contributed with 24 touches, 5 grabs, 3 tackles and booted 0.1.
Daniel Rich (88/86): Starting at half back
Rich contributed with 23 touches, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 0.1.
Nick Robertson (84/68): Playing small defender
Robertson added 24 touches and 5 grabs.
Rohan Bewick (83/67): Starting at half forward
Bewick contributed with 15 touches, 6 grabs and managed 3.1.
Rhys Mathieson (78/74): Playing inside midfield
Mathieson contributed with 18 possessions, 2 marks and 7 tackles.
Harris Andrews (78/86): The big job on Daniher
Andrews added 20 disposals and 9 marks.
Hugh McCluggage (75/58): Playing a HFF role
McCluggage contributed with 20 possessions, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 0.2 on the scoreboard.
Daniel McStay (75/85): Smashed in the left side of the ribcage by Daniher in a marking contest in Q2… 11 marks and 19 possessions. Standing Hooker.

Stefan Martin (74/97): First ruck with support from Smith
Martin contributed with 11 touches, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 28 ruck taps and kicked 0.1.
Eric Hipwood (74/92): Up forward on Hartley
Hipwood contributed with 12 disposals, 3 grabs, 2 tackles and booted 4.0.
Ryan Lester (71/108): Starting as a forward
Lester contributed with 17 possessions, 5 marks and managed 1.1.
Josh Walker (67/71): Up forward on Gleeson… switched back in Q2 after Gardiner got injured
Walker contributed with 16 possessions, 5 marks and managed 1.0.
Jarrod Berry (60/69): Playing a HFF role
Berry contributed with 15 disposals, 3 grabs and 3 tackles.
Archie Smith (36/43): Playing a ruck/forward role on Hurley
Smith added 10 touches and 12 ruck taps.
Jake Barrett (34/30): Playing a FP role
Barrett contributed with 6 touches, 4 tackles and managed 0.1.
Darcy Gardiner (7/5): Painful left elbow hyperextension in Q1 when tackling… 3 possessions. Standing Stewart.

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