Player news from R8 of 2022: Essendon vs Hawthorn

Darcy Parish (131/141): First goal… 32 disposals and 6 marks with 7 tackles… 1.1 as well. Playing in central midfield.

Dyson Heppell (105/112): Starting at half back
Heppell added 25 touches and 12 grabs.
Nicholas Martin (104/85): Playing a half forward role
Martin contributed with 22 possessions, 9 marks and booted 2.2.
Peter Wright (99/118): Up forward on Frost
Wright contributed with 16 touches, 8 grabs, managed 6.0 and 3 free kicks given away.
Ben Hobbs (95/93): Rotating in midfield
Hobbs contributed with 19 possessions, 7 grabs, 4 tackles and 1.2.
Jye Caldwell (94/91): Rotating in midfield
Caldwell contributed with 20 touches, 5 marks, 7 tackles and kicked 1.1.
Zach Merrett (94/109): Playing inside midfield
Merrett contributed with 28 touches, 3 grabs, 2 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Mason Redman (92/95): Lurking across half back
Redman added 27 possessions and 6 marks.
Nick Hind (85/109): Playing a half back role
Hind contributed with 23 touches, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Tom Cutler (76/73): Mostly in defence
Cutler added 21 touches and 8 grabs.
Archie Perkins (74/67): Starting on a HFF
Perkins contributed with 15 possessions, 6 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Dylan Shiel (70/60): Limped off favouring his left leg in Q2 after a clash with Worpel but returned before HT… 15 possessions including 12 kicks… also 5 marks and 3 tackles… and kicked 0.1… aided by 3FF. Playing inside midfield.

Aaron Francis (63/61): Late replacement for Jordan Ridley… 9 disposals and 5 marks with 3 tackles… 2.0 as well. Playing third tall forward on Sicily.

Andrew McGrath (62/75): Playing a midfield role
McGrath contributed with 16 touches, 4 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Devon Smith (54/59): Late replacement for Alec Waterman… his work in Q4 changed the game… 0.1 from 10 touches and 2 marks plus 6 tackles. Rotating forward and midfield.

Nick Bryan (52/50): Second game… 11 hit outs… also 6 possessions and 3 marks plus 4 tackles… 0.1 as well. Rotating in ruck.

Kaine Baldwin (51/57): Late replacement for Matt Guelfi… 1.1 from 8 possessions and 4 marks plus 3 tackles. Playing key forward on Grainger-Barras.

Sam Draper (50/100): In ruck
Draper contributed with 4 disposals, 4 tackles, 28 hit outs and 3 frees against.
Zach Reid (43/41): In defence on Callow
Reid contributed with 9 disposals, 4 grabs and 3 tackles.
Jayden Laverde (41/54): In defence on Gunston
Laverde added 13 disposals and 3 marks.
Brayden Ham (35/32): Late replacement for Sam Durham… 9 disposals and 4 marks. Playing an outside game.

Brandon Zerk-Thatcher (15/23): Late replacement for Jake Kelly… left knee hyperextension very early in Q1… 5 touches. In defence on Koschitzke.

Alastair Lord (0/0): First game. Started as the sub.
Lord also had 0 touches.
Jaeger O’Meara (115/111): Starting at half forward
O’Meara contributed with 28 disposals, 5 marks, 7 tackles and 0.2.
Jai Newcombe (105/102): Rotating in midfield and up forward
Newcombe contributed with 28 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles.
Dylan Moore (95/72): Starting forward
Moore contributed with 20 touches, 11 marks and 1.1.
Jack Scrimshaw (95/109): Coming off half back
Scrimshaw contributed with 25 possessions, 6 grabs and 3 tackles.
Harry Morrison (91/99): Running off a wing
Morrison contributed with 23 possessions, 7 grabs and 1.1.
James Sicily (88/134): In defence on Francis
Sicily contributed with 22 touches, 7 marks and booted 0.1.
Jack Gunston (81/95): Starting at half forward on Laverde
Gunston contributed with 11 disposals, 8 grabs, 3 tackles and 2.4.
Finn Maginness (80/75): Rotating in midfield
Maginness contributed with 18 possessions, 5 grabs, 4 tackles and kicked 1.1.
Jarman Impey (80/77): Running off half back
Impey added 23 touches and 7 marks.
Max Lynch (75/101): Concussion test after a knock late in Q3 but returned in Q4… 18 hit outs… also 12 disposals and 4 marks… and booted 2.1. First ruck.

Will Day (74/92): Playing a defensive role
Day added 23 touches and 5 marks.
Lachlan Bramble (61/71): Running off half back
Bramble contributed with 16 touches, 5 marks and 2 tackles.
Josh Ward (53/59): Rotating in midfield
Ward contributed with 14 touches, 2 grabs and 3 tackles.
Connor Macdonald (52/43): Late replacement for Chad Wingard… 10 disposals and 2 marks with 3 tackles… 1.1 as well. Playing a half forward role.

Tom Mitchell (51/41): Playing in midfield
Mitchell contributed with 14 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.
Blake Hardwick (50/42): Playing a HBF role
Hardwick added 10 possessions and 6 grabs.
James Worpel (46/59): Playing inside midfield
Worpel contributed with 15 disposals, 2 tackles and 0.1.
Jackson Callow (46/41): Starting forward on Reid
Callow contributed with 10 possessions, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 5 ruck taps and kicked 0.1.
Jacob Koschitzke (39/64): Starting forward on Zerk-Thatcher
Koschitzke contributed with 7 possessions, 2 tackles and 2.0 on the scoreboard.
Luke Breust (37/31): Playing a forward role
Breust contributed with 8 disposals, 2 grabs and managed 1.0.
Sam Frost (34/53): Right knee strapped up in Q2 after a knock… 4 marks and 10 disposals… gave away 3 FA. In defence on Wright.

Denver Grainger-Barras (25/28): In defence on Baldwin
Grainger-Barras added 6 possessions and 2 marks.
Liam Shiels (0/0): Started as the sub
Shiels also had 0 touches.

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