Round 12 Review

Written by Dane on June 3 2024

Port Adelaide (10.11.71) defeated by Carlton (16.11.107)

  1. Tom De Koning (140). Career high for TDK in this Thursday night fixture, he had a well rounded game of 18 touches (12 contested), 8 clearances, just 1 clanger, 6 tackles and 28 hitouts. Also 1 major.
  2. Sam Walsh (111). Had plenty of clangers (9) and poor DE (52%) but still managed to ton u largely due to his 13 tackles. 34 touches (15 contested) with 8 clearances too.
  3. Jason Horne-Francis (110). Fourth ton on the trot, Horne-Francis had 22 touches with 6 tackles, 1 goal and 10 clearances to lead Ports scoring.
  4. Patrick Cripps (103). Big last quarter to set up the win, Cripps kicked his 2 majors in that term and finished with 22 touches and 5 tackles.
  5. Nic Newman (102). Rounds out the top five with another solid game off the back-flank, finding 29 touches and 8 marks.

Other 100+ scores: Ollie Wines/Mitch Georgiades (101), Jackson Mead/Aliir Aliir (100)

Disappointment: Nothing horrible here. A pair of 98’s for Butters and Houston could’ve been much more, while Curnow (81) didn’t have the impact he normally does in Blues wins.

Rookies: Mead (100) continues to chug along and produce nice scores. 23 touches, 4 tackles and just 1 clanger, he’s been really solid since being able to shred the sub vest. Burgoyne I’ve missed the past few weeks but he has also been great, this week dropping a 77. Carroll (6) the sub again for the Blues, Fantasia (57) finally broke the 50 barrier.

Injuries: Clean report, Dixon and Fantasia the subs.


Collingwood (12.10.82) defeated by Western Bulldogs (15.10.100)

  1. Marcus Bontempelli (186). Monster game for Bontempelli, a career best 38 touches to pair with 16 contested possessions, 10 clearances, 9 tackles, 2 goals and 519 metres gained.
  2. Nick Daicos (156). Adding to the great score Friday night, Daicos dropped 32 touches (27 contested) with 16 clearances, 627 metres gained and 2 goals aswell.
  3. Bailey Dale (132). 512 metres gained off half-back from his 35 touches of the football, all while running at a very nice 80% DE.
  4. Tim English (131). Best return after a poor month for English, his 16 touch, 7 mark, 50 hitout game also went @ 100% DE.
  5. Adam Treloar (127). Found a mountain of ball as per usual, gathering 37 touches (21 contested) with 11 clearances, 1 goal and a game best 687 metres gained.

Other 100+ scores: Darcy Cameron (118), Jack Crisp (117), Jack Macrae (101)

Disappointment: Really nothing to fault in this game, and hate giving it to a rookie, so it’ll go to Bramble (29) if anyone is still holding him from the early season form.

Rookies: The best of the bunch here was Sanders (98) who had a team high 11 tackles to pair with 15 touches, leading the Bulldogs rookies that included Darcy (81), Gallagher (71), Freijah (66) and Garcia (54). There was also McNeil (80) who had 2 goals and 11 touches in his second game for the year. The Pies rookies were led by Dean (75) who was good in the backline, followed by Sullivan (61), Macrae (43), Harrison (42), Bytel (41) and the subbed on Parker (9).

Injuries: A double dose of hamstrings to the Dogs, with both Vandermeer and Harmes suffering an injury concern. Noble the sub for the Pies.


Hawthorn (16.11.107) defeated Adelaide (12.8.80)

  1. Dylan Moore (169). Career high from Moore, leading the Hawks to another win, his 27 touch, 5 goal effort one of the best individual performances of the season.
  2. Reilly O’Brien/Mitch Hinge (111). ROB got the best of the ruck matchup, finishing with 9 touches, 8 tackles and 35 hitouts, while Hinge produced another ton from 31 touches and 9 marks across the backline.
  3. Jai Newcombe (110). Led the Hawks inside midfield, collecting 26 touches (14 contested) with 9 clearances, 4 tackles and over 450 metres gained.
  4. Will Day/Lachlan Sholl (107). Two guys backing up their scores from last week. Day had 23 touches and 5 tackles, while Sholl had 28 disposals and 1 goal.
  5. Massimo D’Ambrosio/Jarman Impey/Jake Soligo (103). Massimo used his 20 touches well, just 1 clanger and 85% DE for him, while Impey was the exact same. Soligo continues to flourish, finding another ton from 29 touches (16 contested).

Other 100+ scores: Matt Crouch (102)

Disappointment: Dawson (55) an easy pick here, just 15 touches.

Rookies: Really only Dear for the Hawks, he had 6 touches and 1 goal for 38 hitouts. Burgess (65) the only one to cover for the Crows, he kicked 3 goals from 9 touches and 6 marks.

Injuries: Tex Walker listed with a back injury here, so it was him and Dear being the subs.


West Coast (10.8.68) defeated by St Kilda (12.10.82)

  1. Mason Wood (140). Great to see this guy up and about after a horrid injury to start the year. Had a career high score in this game with 22 touches, 8 marks, 6 tackles and 4 goals being the difference in the game.
  2. Jack Steele (118). Did his usual thing in the middle of the ground, but only had 17 touches (14 contested) with 6 clearances. It was his 15 tackles though that really propelled him.
  3. Jeremy McGovern (113). Another ton for McGovern, his tenth of the season. 21 touches, 81% DE, just 2 clangers and 7 marks for him.
  4. Bailey Williams/Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera (104). Shared the ruck duties for the first time this year with new recruit Flynn, but did his won work to have 14 touches (12 contested), 6 clearances, 14 hitouts and 1 goal, while NWM was clean again, having 24 touches, 6 marks and a team best 618 metres.
  5. Callum Wilkie (103). Solid as always down back, Wilkie rounded out the top five thanks to 18 touches and 10 marks without a single clanger.

Other 100+ scores: Jack Sinclair (102), Josh Battle/Dom Sheed (100)

Disappointment: Second week in a row it goes to Rowan Marshall (85).

Rookies: Reid (71) had a great first half but then copped a tag and suspension for a dumping tackle, so he’ll have to be moved on, as will Wilson (54) who suffered HIA after said tackle. Others to play in this one included Edwards (71), Chesser (23) and Trew (22).

Injuries: King is listed with a knee, plus the mentioned Wilson  with a concussion, while it was Williams being subbed out for the Eagles.


Geelong (15.9.99) defeated Richmond (10.9.69)

  1. Jack Bowes (146). Equal career best from Bowes, his time in the midfield netting him 29 touches (14 contested) with 9 clearances, 8 tackles, 1 goal and 636 metres gained.
  2. Max Holmes (133). Equally as good, Holmes led the game with 667 metres gained from his 29 touches (13 contested) plus 1 major for another massive score in his 2024 campaign.
  3. Tom Atkins (124). Plenty of time in the midfield, collecting 27 touches (15 contested) with 10 clearances and 11 tackles, a nice triple-double.
  4. Ollie Dempsey (122). Best score of his young career, Dempsey slotted a team best 3 goals from 27 touches (13 contested) as he split his time between the middle and up forward.
  5. Toby Nankervis (117). Led the Tigers scoring in this one, doing plenty of work as he recorded 17 touches, 7 marks, 6 tackles and 51 hitouts.

Other 100+ scores: Tanner Bruhn (115), Mitch Duncan (110), Liam Baker (104)

Disappointment: Back to the grim scores for Tom Stewart (76) as he had just 75% time on ground.

Rookies: Dempsey has had his time, so bar him for the Cats it was Conway (85), Neale (49) and Mullin (37). The Tigers had their usual raffle of rookies, the best this week being a tie between Ralphsmith and Brown, both finishing on 70. McAuliffe (68) was next ahead of Campbell (60), Lefau (58), Sonsie (48), Cumberland (43) and Smith (5) who was subbed on in his first game.

Injuries: The Cats lost Ollie Henry early due to a hamstring, but the Tigers were struck with the injury curse again with Lefau suffering an ACL injury and Pickett a calf.


Melbourne (7.7.49) defeated by Fremantle (22.9.141)

  1. Jordan Clark (127). Another monster game for Clark, he found 36 touches and 15 marks plus 1 goal down back for his eighth ton of the year.
  2. Luke Ryan (124). Another week, another Ryan ton. 28 touches, 18 marks, 1 clanger, 92% DE.
  3. Sam Switkowski (119). Great link-man game from Switkowski, he had 25 touches, 8 marks, 1 goal and 5 clearances without recording a single clanger.
  4. Josh Treacy (118). Very good up forward, slotting 3.2 from 18 touches and 11 marks.
  5. Nat Fyfe (104). Rounded out the all Fremantle top five thanks to 29 touches (13 contested) with 5 tackles, 5 clearances and 1 goal.

Other 100+ scores: Caleb Serong (102), Hayden Young (100)

Disappointment: Not Demon made it to triple figures, so take your pick! Gawn (95), Petracca (85), Oliver (73) the main culprits.

Rookies: Very poor scores from Melbourne rookies as expected in a big loss. Windsor (34) leading Woewodin (19) and Turner (9). Only really Josh Draper (69( for the Dockers, his 16 touches went @ 100% DE.

Injuries: Only listed concern is Hunter with a left calf, while it was Frederick being subbed off for the Dockers.


Gold Coast (14.7.91) defeated Essendon (11.14.80)

  1. Noah Anderson (150). Averaging 109 but it’s the inconsistency that hurts. His past 8 read 155, 50, 151, 92, 70, 149, 55 and now this 150. Great game though and we can’t skip that, he had 33 touches 917 contested) plus 8 clearances and 5 tackles. 
  2. Sam Flanders (119). Hurt his ankle early but played on, finishing with 33 touches and 606 metres gained for the contest.
  3. Matt Rowell/Jordan Ridley/Dyson Heppell (111). Rowell did his usual inside work, finding 26 touches (13 contested) with 8 clearances and 11 tackles, while the recently returned Ridley had 22 touches and 8 marks without a clanger. Heppell was clean, using his 27 touches @ 92% DE.
  4. Touk Miller (108). Massive last quarter to save a poor score, Miller had 28 touches (10 contested), 5 tackles, 6 clearances and 1 goal.
  5. Mason Redman (103). Rounded out the top five thanks to clean use (95% DE) with just 1 clanger from his 23 touches.

Other 100+ scores: Nick Hind (101), Alex Sexton (100)

Disappointment: Nic Martin (80) struggled to get going.

Rookies: Sexton (100) again really good here, leading the game with 699 metres gained from his 30 touches and 8 marks across the backline. Uwland (82) had 19 touches and 13 marks while Moyle (77) was nice with 17 touches and 26 hitouts, but other Suns struggled. Clohsey (47) leading the returning Graham (45), Walter (36) and Berry (16).

Injuries: Just Langford with a hip injury here, Humphrey the sub for the Suns.


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