Player news from R1 of 2019: Melbourne vs Port Adelaide

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Christian Salem (128/134): Coming off a HBF
Salem contributed with 32 disposals, 5 grabs and 4 tackles.
Angus Brayshaw (100/85): Playing in midfield
Brayshaw contributed with 26 touches, 4 marks, 3 tackles and booted 1.1.
James Harmes (91/99): Starting in midfield
Harmes contributed with 23 disposals, 5 grabs, 4 tackles and managed 0.1.
Jake Melksham (81/85): Starting at half forward on Jonas
Melksham contributed with 16 possessions, 8 marks and 2.0 on the scoreboard.
Nathan Jones (78/67): Starting on a wing
Jones contributed with 19 touches, 6 marks and booted 1.0.
Clayton Oliver (73/67): Playing inside midfield
Oliver added 23 touches and 3 tackles.
Max Gawn (68/79): First ruck
Gawn contributed with 13 touches, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 21 hit outs.
Alex Neal-Bullen (68/65): Playing outside midfield
Neal-Bullen contributed with 15 possessions, 2 marks, 5 tackles and 0.2 on the scoreboard.
Corey Wagner (66/58): Starting forward
Wagner contributed with 14 touches, 4 grabs and 4 tackles.
Sam Weideman (65/63): Up forward on Burton
Weideman contributed with 13 disposals, 4 grabs, 2 tackles, 5 taps and kicked 1.1.
Tom Sparrow (64/60): Late replacement for Jordan Lewis… first game… 1.0 from 14 touches and 3 tackles… aided by 3FF. Rotating in midfield.

Michael Hibberd (62/64): Starting at half back
Hibberd added 15 possessions and 5 grabs.
Bayley Fritsch (61/71): Drifting from wing to half back
Fritsch contributed with 14 possessions, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 1.0.
Christian Petracca (54/56): Playing a HFF role
Petracca contributed with 15 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, booted 1.1 and 3 free kicks given away.
Jayden Hunt (51/59): Playing an outside game
Hunt added 14 disposals and 4 tackles.
Charlie Spargo (49/33): Starting deep forward
Spargo added 11 touches and 7 marks.
Jack Viney (47/38): Doing jobs in midfield
Viney added 10 touches and 4 tackles.
Tom McDonald (42/57): First goal… 8 touches and 4 marks plus 1.0. Up forward on Clurey.
McDonald also had 3 taps.
Marty Hore (42/56): First game… 2 marks and 14 touches. Rotating in defence.

Neville Jetta (36/41): Playing small defender
Jetta contributed with 10 possessions, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Sam Frost (26/41): At FB on the resting ruck which is mostly Ryder
Frost contributed with 9 touches, 3 grabs, 2 tackles and 5 frees against.
Oscar McDonald (21/20): Has Marshall
McDonald also had 5 possessions.
Tom Rockliff (166/128): Playing in the guts
Rockliff contributed with 44 possessions, 10 marks, 8 tackles and 3 frees against.
Travis Boak (144/113): Playing inside midfield
Boak contributed with 34 touches, 9 grabs, 8 tackles, kicked 1.2 and 3 free kicks given away.
Justin Westhoff (120/139): Starting on a wing
Westhoff contributed with 18 touches, 9 marks, 5 tackles and 5.0 on the scoreboard.
Brad Ebert (106/89): Playing a HFF role
Ebert contributed with 22 touches, 9 marks, 6 tackles and managed 1.0.
Ryan Burton (93/79): Standing Weideman
Burton contributed with 26 disposals, 3 grabs, 5 tackles, kicked 0.2 and 3 free kicks given away.
Jack Watts (92/85): The game suited him down to the ground… 22 touches and 9 marks plus 3 tackles. Drifting behind the ball.

Willem Drew (85/99): First game… 21 possessions and 5 marks plus 5 tackles. Rotating in midfield.

Robbie Gray (79/88): In central midfield then resting forward
Gray contributed with 23 possessions, 4 grabs, 2 tackles, managed 1.3 and 3 frees against.
Xavier Duursma (74/69): First game… 17 possessions and 5 marks plus 2 tackles… 1.1 as well. Playing an outside game.

Riley Bonner (72/84): Starting at half back
Bonner contributed with 18 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Connor Rozee (69/65): First game… 18 disposals with 12 by hand… also 5 marks and 5 tackles… not helped by 3 FA. Playing a FP role.

Darcy Byrne-Jones (69/72): Playing small defender
Byrne-Jones contributed with 19 touches, 5 grabs and 2 tackles.
Dan Houston (67/88): In defence
Houston contributed with 16 touches, 3 grabs and 4 tackles.
Karl Amon (66/71): Playing an outside game
Amon contributed with 21 possessions, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Zak Butters (64/65): First game… 2.0 from 13 possessions and 2 marks plus 3 tackles. Playing an outside game.

Steven Motlop (62/62): Playing an outside game
Motlop added 19 possessions and 3 grabs.
Sam Powell-Pepper (61/51): Rotating in midfield
Powell-Pepper contributed with 20 touches, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 0.3 and 4 frees against.
Tom Clurey (55/63): Following Tom McDonald
Clurey added 15 disposals and 3 grabs.
Todd Marshall (50/46): Headclash with Fritsch in Q4 left him woozy… 1.1 from 10 possessions and 4 marks… helped out by 3FF. Starting forward on Oscar McDonald.

Patrick Ryder (46/65): Playing a forward/ruck role on Frost
Ryder contributed with 8 touches, 2 marks, 16 ruck taps and kicked 0.1.
Scott Lycett (44/67): First ruck with support from Ryder
Lycett added 10 disposals and 16 ruck taps.
Tom Jonas (42/62): Minding Melksham
Jonas contributed with 12 touches, 2 grabs and 2 tackles.

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