Rookie Review – Rd 18, 2021

Written by Chillo on July 20 2021

The late season rookie outbursts continued in Round 18. Last week it was Bramble raising the bat, and this week it was Sharp that you had to find a way to field as he banged out his first Supercoach ton.

This week marks your last chance to seal a spot in your league finals. Good luck!

Here’s a review of the rookie performances from Round 18. Players “on the bubble” are marked with an asterisk.

PlayerClubPriceScore (avg)BE
Rhyan MANSELLRIC$180 500 (+$23.7K)85 (44)-38
Leo CONNOLLY (MID)STK$163 800 (+$27.8K)67 (42)-12
Nicholas MURRAYADE$240 800 (+$21.2K)62 (55)2
Denver GRAINGER-BARRASHAW$195 800 (+$11K)51 (45)15
Nathan MURPHYCOL$198 500 (-$6.6K)35 (43)37
Ryan GARTHWAITE*RIC$188 00028 (38)37
Thomas HIGHMORESTK$331 000 (+$6.7K)64 (65)38
Trent BIANCO (MID)COL$226 400 (+$11.4K)64 (56)39
Brandon WALKERFRE$158 900 (-$0.9K)14 (36)51
James MADDEN (FWD)BRL$256 400 (-$0.5K)38 (58)52
Liam STOCKERCAR$320 800 (+$3.9K)75 (58)61
Sam DURHAM (MID)ESS$102 40049 (49)N/A

Goodbye for now: Foley.

Nice return from Mansell for anyone that held on to him. A shocking injury toll at the Tigers gave the small defender another opportunity and he took it with both hands, knocking up 16 disposals at a very tidy 93% efficiency. Highmore unfortunately looks to have suffered a broken hand and will be out for a few weeks. Solid returns from a number of other rooks were very handy for those who had to cover Whitfield this week. Durham looked good on debut and will hopefully get a few more games to finish the year.

PlayerClubPriceScore (avg)BE
Lachlan BRAMBLEHAW$291 700 (+$69.2K)91 (78)-36
Jai NEWCOMBEHAW$169 600DNP (55)-18
Jeremy SHARPGCS$256 200 (+$58K)115 (82)-18
Tanner BRUHNGWS$188 900 (+$27.3K)61 (41)7
Riley GARCIAWBD$219 100 (+$37.3K)58 (47)12
Luke EDWARDSWCE$196 900 (+$4K)64 (57)15
Ryan BYRNESSTK$301 100 (+$0.2K)45 (60)54
James JORDONMEL$385 900 (-$19.5K)54 (74)100
Connor WESTWCE$102 40071 (71)N/A

Goodbye for now: Pedlar

Sharp and Bramble are just the sort of rookies you want at this time of year, providing excellent cover or even as a desperation M8 option if you’ve been unlucky with injuries (and who hasn’t?). 18 touches and five tackles for Bramble, and an outstanding 30 possessions (90% efficiency) and 10 marks for Sharp.

The aptly named West debuted for the Eagles and also turned in a heady performance, recording 19 touches (13 contested) in a winning effort. His WAFL record is excellent and he is extremely well price if you still need a downgrade option!

PlayerClubPriceScore (avg)BE
Ned REEVESHAW$188 400 (+$64.5K)49 (74)-26
Tom FULLARTON (FWD)BRL$179 300 (+$14.5K)44 (41)24
Josh TREACY (FWD)FRE$243 400 (-$9.7K)26 (45)46
Joel AMARTEY (FWD)SYD$282 000 (+$11.7K)44 (61)78
Riley THILTHORPE (FWD)ADE$313 200DNP (63)104
Matt FLYNNGWS$400 800 (-$21.8K)69 (87)121

Reeves made a long awaited return, but unfortunately it was against the all conquering tag team of Gawn and Jackson. Still, Ned managed nine possessions and 19 hitouts and will hopefully provide some cover for us for the remainder of the season. Flynn managed to dislocate his left shoulder not once, but twice against the Swans and it must be doubtful whether he will play again this season.

PlayerClubPriceScore (avg)BE
Trey RUSCOECOL$199 500 (+$28.9K)107 (41)-26
Oliver HENRYCOL$125 600 (+$6.3K)50 (25)-4
Archie PERKINS (MID)ESS$269 800 (+$23.2K)58 (53)3
Emerson JEKAHAW$155 800 (+$12.2K)22 (35)11
Alec WATERMANESS$231 100 (+$12.8K)57 (52)16
Tyler BROCKMAN (MID)HAW$200 800 (+$14.6K)41 (46)20
Jamarra UGLE-HAGAN*WBD$207 30061 (46)32
Matthew OWIESCAR$286 600 (-$16.2K)45 (58)70
Sam FLANDERSGCS$289 800 (-$15.4K)50 (55)79
Paddy DOW (MID)CAR$314 900 (-$0.6K)49 (55)85
Cody WEIGHTMANWBD$317 300 (+$6.2K)58 (68)104
Caleb POULTER (MID)COL$266 100 (-$35.2K)16 (60)110
Matthew PARKER (MID)RIC$141 00047 (47)N/A

Goodbye for now: Rowe, Bergman, Robertson, Holmes

Ruscoe with the massive breakout game that nobody saw coming, racking up 23 possessions and five marks against the Blues. Middling efforts from the rest of the rookie forwards, but Parker is definitely worth considering if you’d like to set up a fwd-mid swing to finish the year. With all these injuries (and other misadventures) to deal with, it could be very handy indeed!


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4 thoughts on “Rookie Review – Rd 18, 2021”

  1. Hey Chillo, not super important I know, but as I have still got Poulter on the bench I know he is at $266,600 with BE of 110, that subbing cost me over 35k of my bank.

    Looks like the time of the year when we all thought of keeping Highmore as D6/D7 has been shot yet again. Highmore to Durham for cover and swing to generate cash foe elsewhere seems logical despite the going early taboos.



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