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Reilly O'Brien News

O'Brien's forward thinking

Reilly O'Brien is prepared to bide his time behind Sam Jacobs, but is also willing to play up forward if the Crows want to carry two big men into the finals

3:22pm Aug 8, 2016

ROB 'ready' whenever

Reilly O’Brien knows his fate in Adelaide’s senior team rests in the hands of Sam Jacobs

11:59am Aug 7, 2016

Five things about Reilly O'Brien

Learn more about this week's debutant Reilly O'Brien

4:28pm Aug 4, 2016

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Reilly
O'Brien

Height
202 cm
DOB
20-08-1995
Weight
103 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2016
2
Career
2
Goals
2016
1
Career
1
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
148
Avg
74
ReillyO'Brien

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Moonee Valley (Vic)/St Kevin’s College/Calder U18s/Coburg
AFL debut: v Brisbane, Round 20, 2016
Recruited from: Calder Cannons (Vic)
Brownlow votes: -

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The developing big man proved he has what it takes to play at the highest level. After a string of strong SANFL performances, O’Brien made his AFL debut in Round 20 against Brisbane in the absence of an injured Sam Jacobs. He amassed an impressive 29 hit-outs, 16 disposals and kicked a goal in a promising display. The competitive youngster backed it up the next week against Fremantle and again performed strongly. O’Brien then returned to the State League side and played an important role in the Club’s first ever SANFL finals campaign. Finished third in the SANFL for hit-outs (561) and second for hit-outs to advantage (181). Upgraded to the senior list for the 2017 season.

Season by Season

Season by Season

O'Brien developed into one of the leading ruckmen in the SANFL in his first year as a Crow. Carrying the SANFL Crows' No.1 ruck mantle, the 201cm youngster played 17 games, finished the season ranked fifth in the League for hit-outs, and was runner-up in Adelaide's State League Best and Fairest count. The rookie was twice promoted to Adelaide's senior list during the course of the year and came close to making his AFL debut. Signed a two-year contract extension which will see him remain at West Lakes until at least the end of 2017.

Season by Season

Adelaide’s first pick in the AFL Rookie Draft, O’Brien is a 201cm ruckman, who has good speed and endurance for his size. O’Brien shared the ruck duties for TAC Cup team the Calder Cannons in 2014, but has also played in defence on quality opponents including Collingwood’s top-10 father-son pick Darcy Moore. He also played two VFL games for Coburg.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 4.5
    • Handballs 9.5
    • Disposals 14.0
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 23.5
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 74.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Handballs 11 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Disposals 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Marks 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Hit-outs 29 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 21
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 84 Brisbane Lions Rd 20

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon W 143 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 177 - 39 5 11 16 3 29 0 2 2 1 1 84
21 Fremantle W 70 - 142 4 8 12 1 18 1 1 4 0 1 64
22 Port Adelaide W 94 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles L 71 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 North Melbourne W 141 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Sydney Swans L 118 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 9 19 28 4 47 1 3 6 1 2 148

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 4.5
    • Handballs 9.5
    • Disposals 14.0
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 23.5
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 74.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016
Handballs 11 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016
Disposals 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016
Marks 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016
Hit-outs 29 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 21, 2016
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016
AFL Fantasy 84 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Adelaide Crows 9 19 28 4 47 1 3 6 1 2 148

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

State League Club Champion runner-up
2015

Q&A

Nickname: ROB, Roberto

What was your best break in life: Coming to Adelaide and meeting Harry Dear

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Stress less

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Doctor

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Stay true to yourself

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Roger Federer

Morning or evening person: Morning after a coffee

Favourite timeslot to play in: 1pm/early arvo

Favourite footy journalist: Gerard Whately

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Anthony Hudson

Worst injury: Sprained ankle

How many text messages do you send a day: 20

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Twitter, Soundcloud, Spotify

Favourite Twitter account you follow: SimpsonsQOTD (quote of the day), Vince Staples

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Lonely - Akon

Best concert you’ve been to: Chet Faker

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali

Favourite sport other than football: Cricket

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Equestrian

Can you change a spare tyre: No idea

Do you iron your own shirts: I try but I only make it more creased

Favourite restaurant: In Adelaide, Cliché (North Adelaide)

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Fishing rod, sound system, Satellite phone

Any special hobbies or interests: No

Three famous people you would like to meet: Roger Federer, Allday, Pope

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Speed dealer sunglass collection