Player news from R17 of 2019: Essendon vs North Melbourne

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Zach Merrett (114/108): Playing inside midfield
Merrett contributed with 34 touches, 3 grabs and 6 tackles.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (99/115): Playing a FP role
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 19 touches, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 4.2.
Conor McKenna (90/109): Starting at half back
McKenna contributed with 25 disposals, 3 tackles and managed 1.0.
Zac Clarke (86/88): First ruck with support from McKernan
Clarke contributed with 12 touches, 6 grabs, 3 tackles, 35 hit outs and 3 free kicks given away.
Mitch W. Brown (81/71): Up forward
Brown contributed with 14 touches, 9 marks and 2.2.
Martin Gleeson (81/111): In defence
Gleeson contributed with 21 possessions, 8 grabs and 2 tackles.
Dylan Clarke (81/78): Running with Cunnington in the middle…
Clarke contributed with 13 disposals, 2 marks and 12 tackles.
Dylan Shiel (80/61): Playing inside midfield
Shiel added 22 possessions and 5 tackles.
Adam Saad (77/104): Running from defence…No touches in Q1… Picked up his output in the second half…
Saad contributed with 22 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Jake Stringer (76/84): Mainly forward…
Stringer contributed with 16 possessions, 2 marks and managed 3.2.
Jayden Laverde (75/69): Starting at half forward on Thompson
Laverde contributed with 15 disposals, 7 marks and managed 1.2.
Darcy Parish (74/79): Playing in the midfield
Parish contributed with 20 possessions, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 0.1.
Andrew McGrath (73/58): Playing an outside game… Checked for chest/ribs damage after a big Anderson hit late Q2 but returned…
McGrath added 22 touches and 4 tackles.
Matt Guelfi (71/81): Rotating in midfield
Guelfi contributed with 16 touches, 3 grabs and 4 tackles.
Mason Redman (66/48): Across half back
Redman contributed with 15 touches, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 3 frees against.
David Zaharakis (55/52): Outside midfield role…
Zaharakis contributed with 14 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Cale Hooker (53/75): The job on Larkey… Moved to Brown when Hurley went off…
Hooker contributed with 12 possessions, 5 marks and 2 tackles.
Kyle Langford (53/59): Rotating midfield and forward
Langford contributed with 13 possessions, 3 marks and 1.0.
Shaun McKernan (50/54): Playing a forward/ruck role…
McKernan contributed with 10 possessions, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 4 hit outs, 0.1 on the scoreboard and 4 free kicks given away.
Aaron Francis (47/75): In defence… Minding Zurhaar… moved to Larkey after Hurley’s injury…
Francis contributed with 10 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.
Orazio Fantasia (32/31): Starting forward… Williams manning him closely…
Fantasia added 5 disposals and 4 tackles.
Michael Hurley (29/32): Has the job on Ben Brown… went straight down the race early Q3 with a shoulder/collarbone issue after a Zurhaar bump and then put it a sling…
Hurley added 8 possessions and 3 grabs.
Ben Brown (133/140): Up forward on Hurley…
Brown contributed with 18 touches, 12 marks, 4 hit outs and kicked 6.1.
Robbie Tarrant (107/159): At FB on the resting ruck
Tarrant contributed with 22 possessions, 11 marks and 4 tackles.
Todd Goldstein (88/131): First ruck
Goldstein contributed with 19 touches, 2 tackles and 32 hit outs.
Jared Polec (85/86): On the wing…
Polec contributed with 19 disposals, 6 grabs and 4 tackles.
Cameron Zurhaar (81/102): First goal… 3.1 from 15 disposals and 5 marks with 3 tackles. Starting forward.

Tarryn Thomas (70/75): Starting at half forward
Thomas contributed with 13 touches, 3 marks, 3 tackles and managed 2.2.
Jack Ziebell (65/57): Starting in the middle… Spent most of Q3 forward…
Ziebell contributed with 20 touches, 3 tackles and booted 0.1.
Jed Anderson (60/78): Playing midfield
Anderson contributed with 17 disposals, 5 tackles, 1.0 on the scoreboard and 3 free kicks given away.
Trent Dumont (57/69): Running though the midfield…
Dumont contributed with 16 possessions, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Jamie Macmillan (53/78): Coming off a HBF… Mostly responsible for Mitch Brown…
Macmillan added 16 touches and 3 grabs.
Marley Williams (52/56): Starting in defence… Closely following Fantasia…
Williams added 16 disposals and 3 grabs.
Luke McDonald (52/50): Playing small defender… Patched up late Q2 after copping a McKernan elbow to the head…
McDonald contributed with 13 touches, 2 marks and 4 tackles.
Jy Simpkin (51/61): Rotating from midfield to attack
Simpkin added 18 touches and 2 tackles.
Nathan Hrovat (49/81): Late replacement for Mason Wood… 14 possessions and 2 marks plus 2 tackles. Running off a wing.

Ben Cunnington (47/48): Playing inside midfield… Followed by Dylan Clarke…
Cunnington added 15 touches and 5 tackles.
Scott D. Thompson (46/68): Has the job on Laverde…
Thompson contributed with 13 touches, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Shaun Atley (46/60): Running from half back…
Atley added 15 disposals and 2 marks.
Paul Ahern (35/42): Playing an outside game
Ahern also had 12 touches.
Nick Larkey (29/37): Starting forward on Hooker… Then Francis…
Larkey contributed with 4 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 2 taps.
Jasper Pittard (27/33): Running off half back
Pittard added 7 touches and 3 marks.
Kayne Turner (23/41): Playing an outside game
Turner added 6 disposals and 3 tackles.
Curtis Taylor (11/9): Second game… 4 disposals and 2 tackles plus 0.1… conceded 3 FA. Starting forward.

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