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Relaxed Rory enjoying second September

Two-and-a-half quarters of footy in last year’s finals series helped prepare Rory Atkins for his second September

11:31am Sep 15, 2016

Atkins voted Adelaide's most improved

Crows fans believe Rory Atkins is Adelaide’s most improved player this season

12:09pm Jun 30, 2016

Crows duo's NBA-inspired jig

Crows duo Rory Atkins and Charlie Cameron borrowed an NBA pair’s famous dance routine while sharing a laugh after Adelaide’s win over West Coast

4:10pm Jun 13, 2016

Latest Player Video

Rory Atkins' New Deal

8:00am  Jun 13, 2016

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Rory
Atkins

Height
185 cm
DOB
12-07-1994
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2016
24
Career
32
Goals
2016
11
Career
15
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1759
Avg
73
RoryAtkins

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Maribrynong Park (Vic)/Calder U18s
Debut: v Port Adelaide, Round 16, 2015
Recruited from:
Calder Cannons (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: 1

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One of the success stories of Season 2015. Atkins missed the first two months of the season after injuring his knee during pre-season training in February. He returned to football through the SANFL and earned his way to an AFL debut as the substitute in Showdown XXXIX. The skilful left-footer played in eight of Adelaide's next 10 games and used his energy and pace to make an immediate impact. Will be eager to add to his games tally in 2016.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Atkins went close to making his senior debut in 2014 in what was another promising season. The left-footed wingman was an AFL emergency on several occasions after a string of impressive SANFL performances. Atkins averaged 19 possessions at 80 per cent efficiency at State League level and finished in sixth spot in Adelaide’s SANFL Best and Fairest count.

Season by Season

The left-footer played seven SANFL league games in his first year at Adelaide, showing glimpses of why he was included in the AIS-AFL Academy as a 17-year-old. A goalkicking onballer, Atkins can play at half-forward and also in the midfield. Should benefit from playing in the Crows system year-round.

Season by Season

Recruited from the prominent Victorian Calder Cannons Football Club, Atkins is a skilful left-footer who is renowned for his fantastic kicking skills. Atkins spent time at the AIS-AFL Academy, training with the nation’s best underage talent. The 18-year-old secured the Calder Cannons 2012 best and fairest award after a fantastic 2012 season playing predominantly as a half forward and in the midfield. He was Adelaide's second and final selection at the November national draft.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 9.6
    • Disposals 20.5
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 73.3

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 GWS Giants Rd 10
Handballs 22 Fremantle Rd 21
Disposals 32 Fremantle Rd 21
Marks 8 St Kilda Rd 11
Hit-outs 2 GWS Giants Rd 10
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 102 GWS Giants Rd 10

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 9 9 18 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 59
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 8 5 13 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 51
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 2 7 9 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 29
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 15 10 25 6 0 0 1 2 1 0 94
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 11 16 27 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 84
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 14 7 21 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 85
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 8 8 16 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 53
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 13 9 22 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 76
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 9 13 22 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 83
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 19 9 28 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 102
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 13 6 19 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 77
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 8 7 15 2 0 0 0 5 1 1 71
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 13 8 21 6 1 0 0 2 1 3 91
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 10 10 20 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 71
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 9 10 19 4 1 0 0 3 0 1 73
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 14 11 25 5 0 1 1 2 1 1 92
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 11 3 14 4 0 1 1 2 0 2 59
19 Essendon W 143 - 61 7 19 26 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 56
20 Brisbane Lions W 177 - 39 12 13 25 3 0 1 3 3 0 0 75
21 Fremantle W 70 - 142 10 22 32 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 93
22 Port Adelaide W 94 - 109 12 6 18 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 70
23 West Coast Eagles L 71 - 100 8 9 17 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 62
W1 North Melbourne W 141 - 79 11 7 18 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 74
SF Sydney Swans L 118 - 82 16 6 22 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 79
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 262 230 492 103 6 9 15 39 11 12 1759

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 32
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 8.5
    • Disposals 18.6
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 67.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2016
Handballs 22 Fremantle Rd 21, 2016
Disposals 32 Fremantle Rd 21, 2016
Marks 8 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Hit-outs 2 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2016
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2016
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2015
AFL Fantasy 102 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Adelaide Crows 262 230 492 103 6 9 15 39 11 12 1759
2015 Adelaide Crows 62 41 103 26 0 1 5 9 4 0 392

Legend

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

Q&A

Nickname: Rat

What was your best break in life: Getting drafted

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Treat people the way you’d like to be treated

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: No

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Conor McGregor

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Early Saturday

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Basil Zempilas

Worst injury: Broken pinky

How many text messages do you send a day: 7

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Messages, Phone, Calculator

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Will Farrell Parody

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: I don’t use iTunes

Best concert you’ve been to: Eminem

Where did you holiday after last season: Hong Kong

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes, with help

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Sushi Train

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Flare, water, shoe horn

Any special hobbies or interests: Horse training

Three famous people you would like to meet: Carl Baron, LeBron James, Brodie Grundy

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Mouth guard