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I knew straight away: Sloane

Rory Sloane says he knew immediately that he’d fractured his cheekbone.

5:27pm Jun 29, 2015

Sloane no stray

Re-signed midfielder Rory Sloane says he never contemplated leaving Adelaide

5:16pm Jun 15, 2015

Sloane signs new deal

Rory Sloane has signed a three-year contract extension, tying him to Adelaide until at least the end of 2018

10:49am Jun 15, 2015

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Rory
Sloane

Height
183 cm
DOB
17-03-1990
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2015
9
Career
109
Goals
2015
3
Career
65
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
813
Avg
90
RorySloane

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Upwey-Tecoma/Eastern U18s
Debut: v Hawthorn, Round 20, 2009
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges
Brownlow Votes: 40

The hard-nosed midfielder backed up a best-and-fairest winning year with a brilliant 2014. Sloane played every game, ranking second at Adelaide in total disposals (521), contested possessions (275) and hard ball-gets (111), and third in clearances (93). He was fourth in the AFL for tackles (147) and score assists (36) and seventh in the League for inside 50ms (99). Celebrated his 100th game against St Kilda, in Round 23. For the second straight year, Sloane received the 19th Man Award as the members’ most valuable player. He finished runner-up to Daniel Talia in the Crows Club Champion award. Sloane shared the match day captaincy duties with Patrick Dangerfield in the absence of Nathan van Berlo and is a member of the 2015 senior leadership group.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The influential midfielder thrived in 2013, producing a career-best season and taking out the Crows Club Champion award. Sloane averaged 23.5 possessions and four tackles per game, but the enormity of his impact wasn’t measured on the stats sheet. The hard-running onballer stepped up when it mattered, doing his best to drag Adelaide over the line on numerous occasions. His standout year was recognised externally with 15 Brownlow Medal votes.

Season by Season

Sloane was included in the Crows’ leadership in 2012, and relished under the added responsibility. The popular young Crow emerged as one of the most-improved players in the competition, playing 24 matches and averaging 22 possessions. He stood up in several big games, earning three Brownlow Medal votes in gutsy wins over Sydney and Fremantle, and also Greater Western Sydney. Sloane’s running goal against GWS in Round Four was a finalist in the AFL Goal of the Year.

Season by Season

The popular midfielder was a rare bright spot for Adelaide in a difficult season. Sloane missed a month after playing out the Crows’ stirring Round One win over Hawthorn with a fractured jaw and thumb, but returned to play the last 18 games. The hard-nosed onballer averaged 20 disposals and five tackles, with his best performance coming against Geelong in Round 21, where he amassed 36 possessions, 10 marks, seven inside 50ms and earned three Brownlow votes. At only 21 years of age, Sloane has been included in the Club’s senior leadership group for 2012.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 11.3
    • Disposals 22.4
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 5.2
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 90.3

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Collingwood Rd 2
Handballs 16 Hawthorn Rd 12
Disposals 31 Melbourne Rd 3
Marks 8 Collingwood Rd 2
Hit-outs 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 13
Tackles 10 Melbourne Rd 3
Goals 2 North Melbourne Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 130 Melbourne Rd 3

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 140 - 63 14 12 26 6 1 4 3 5 2 0 112
2 Collingwood W 63 - 90 17 13 30 8 0 2 1 4 0 1 117
3 Melbourne W 80 - 55 15 16 31 4 0 1 0 10 0 0 130
4 Western Bulldogs L 125 - 68 11 10 21 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 61
5 Port Adelaide L 91 - 115 6 6 12 4 0 1 0 6 0 0 67
6 Gold Coast Suns W 78 - 119 8 9 17 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 67
7 St Kilda W 119 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 GWS Giants L 108 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle L 57 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton W 90 - 99 7 14 21 2 0 1 2 8 0 0 82
12 Hawthorn L 85 - 114 13 16 29 3 1 4 0 6 0 0 109
13 Brisbane Lions W 69 - 82 9 6 15 2 2 0 1 6 0 0 68
14 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 5 100 102 202 38 4 13 10 47 3 2 813

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 109
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 10.3
    • Disposals 21.2
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 4.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 89.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Western Bulldogs Rd 4, 2013
Handballs 23 Fremantle Rd 18, 2013
Disposals 36 Geelong Cats Rd 21, 2011
Marks 12 St Kilda Rd 8, 2013
Hit-outs 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2013
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2014
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 23, 2014
AFL Fantasy 160 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 100 102 202 38 4 13 10 47 3 2 813
2014 Adelaide Crows 269 252 521 105 19 26 15 147 13 9 2301
2013 Adelaide Crows 257 237 494 113 16 27 19 83 12 12 1986
2012 Adelaide Crows 301 222 523 113 9 21 16 101 19 6 2192
2011 Adelaide Crows 181 184 365 73 6 31 15 91 11 11 1563
2010 Adelaide Crows 88 124 212 44 3 21 9 49 7 8 887
2009 Adelaide Crows 0 6 6 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 40

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

Emerging Talent Award
2010

Club Champion
2013

Runner-up Club Champion
2014

19th Man Award
2013
2014

Q&A

Your nickname: Sloane dog millionaire

One word to describe you: Blonde

Favourite player to watch growing up: Robert Harvey

Who has had the most influence on your career: Dad & Mum

Toughest individual opponent: The man inside my head

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Cam Ellis-Yolmen

Thriftiest player at your club: N/A

The next big thing at your club: Brad Crouch

The smartest thing you have been told: There are more stars in the sky than there are grains of sand in the world

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Somewhere warm near the ocean for a surf

Do you have any strange phobias: No

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Suits

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: The Lion King and Surf’s Up

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Pro surfer

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Smoothie

Your last meal would be: Pork belly

Your favourite holiday destination: South Africa or Maldives

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Owen Wilson

What are your three essential items: Smoothie machine, wallet, passport

Most useless thing you have bought: Havaianas, they always break

Best subject at school: Surf life saving

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Wimbledon