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Rory Sloane News

Season review: Rory Sloane

The vice-captain's 2018 season in review

3:35pm Sep 14, 2018

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Rory Laird has comfortably taken out the 2018 Hertz Fans’ MVP

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Pyke on 2019

Don Pyke speaks at Friday night’s Club Champion on where the Crows are going next season

4:17pm Sep 3, 2018

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Rory
Sloane

Height
182 cm
DOB
17-03-1990
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
12
Career
177
Goals
2018
5
Career
111
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1079
Avg
90
RorySloane

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Upwey-Tecoma (Vic)/Eastern U18s
Debut: v Hawthorn, Round 20, 2009
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: 68

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Sloane overcame injuries, illness and taggers to put together another impressive season, which saw him selected in the All Australian squad and finish runner-up in the Crows Club Champion award. The gutsy midfielder led the League for tackles (176) and pressure points (1,374) in the minor round, and finished top 10 in the competition for contested possessions (296), clearances (139) and inside 50ms (101). Sloane’s respect within the game was reflected in being voted by his peers as the Most Courageous Player at the AFL Players’ Association MVP awards. Also received the Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy in recognition of his professionalism and elite preparation standards. Polled Brownlow Medal votes to finish sixth overall.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Another standout season for the courageous midfielder, who averaged 25 disposals across 23 matches. Sloane led the Club in contested possessions (292) and tackles (162), was second for inside 50ms (92) and third in score assists (35). Missed the final game of the home and away season due to suspension, but still claimed his second Club Champion award and polled a personal-best 24 Brownlow votes despite being ineligible for the award. Sloane also earned his first All Australian selection, was runner-up in the AFL Coaches’ Association Champion Player of the Year as well as the peer-voted AFL Players’ Association MVP award. Named vice-captain for 2017 and is due to play his 150th AFL game next season. 

Season by Season

Sloane, who sat second in the AFL Coaches Association Player of the Year award after three rounds, started the season in spectacular fashion before fracturing his cheekbone against Gold Coast in Round Six. The 2013 Club Champion returned after a month only to re-injure his cheekbone at the Gabba in Round 13. Despite missing five games through injury, Sloane finished sixth in Adelaide’s best and fairest, and continued to set the standard with his work rate and uncompromising approach. Signed a new three-year deal tying him to the Club until at least the end of 2018. Will again be a valuable member of Adelaide's senior leadership group in 2016.

Season by Season

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

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 11.4
    • Disposals 21.9
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 89.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 GWS Giants Rd 21
Handballs 23 North Melbourne Rd 22
Disposals 31 Richmond Rd 16
Marks 6 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Melbourne Rd 19
Goals 2 Port Adelaide Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 115 Richmond Rd 2

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 99 - 87 11 12 23 2 0 3 1 7 0 0 91
2 Richmond W 118 - 82 13 12 25 4 0 3 1 7 2 0 115
3 St Kilda W 55 - 104 7 8 15 3 0 0 0 5 0 1 67
4 Collingwood L 58 - 106 4 12 16 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 46
5 Sydney Swans W 75 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton W 125 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide L 95 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Western Bulldogs W 63 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Melbourne L 146 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants L 81 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle L 71 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn L 88 - 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 78 5 9 14 0 0 3 0 8 0 0 68
16 Richmond L 103 - 56 15 16 31 2 0 2 1 7 0 1 111
17 Geelong Cats W 112 - 97 16 11 27 2 0 4 1 7 1 0 111
18 Brisbane Lions W 88 - 93 8 8 16 2 0 2 0 7 0 1 77
19 Melbourne L 77 - 90 11 6 17 3 0 2 3 12 0 0 95
20 Port Adelaide W 96 - 93 14 12 26 6 0 0 1 3 2 1 106
21 GWS Giants L 106 - 92 16 8 24 3 0 4 1 6 0 1 99
22 North Melbourne W 86 - 77 6 23 29 3 0 2 2 6 0 0 93
23 Carlton W 61 - 165 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 126 137 263 33 0 26 11 75 5 5 1079

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 177
    • Kicks 11.3
    • Handballs 11.0
    • Disposals 22.3
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 5.7
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 94.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2017
Handballs 23 North Melbourne Rd 22, 2018
Disposals 38 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2017
Marks 12 St Kilda Rd 8, 2013
Hit-outs 6 Sydney Swans SF, 2016
Tackles 15 Hawthorn Rd 2, 2017
Goals 3 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2017
AFL Fantasy 160 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Adelaide Crows 126 137 263 33 0 26 11 75 5 5 1079
2017 Adelaide Crows 314 267 581 75 0 62 37 186 20 7 2523
2016 Adelaide Crows 271 309 580 88 34 31 28 162 13 10 2412
2015 Adelaide Crows 192 208 400 78 7 27 19 100 11 3 1672
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

Milestones

50 AFL Games: v Geelong, Round 18, 2012
100 AFL Games:
v St Kilda, Round 23, 2014

Awards

Club Awards

Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy
2017

Club Champion
2013
2016

Runner-up Club Champion
2014
2017

Chelsea Phillis Coaches' Award
2012
2015
2016

19th Man Award
2013
2014
2016

Emerging Talent Award
2010

AFL Awards

AFLPA Most Courageous Player
2017

Showdown Medal
2017, Round Three

All Australian nominee
2017

All Australian
2016 (vice-captain)

AFLPA MVP runner-up
2016

AFLCA Player of the Year runner-up
2016

Pre-season premiership
2012

Q&A

Nickname: Sloaney

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Be respectful, well mannered

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

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Hakuna matata

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: 7:10pm

Favourite footy journalist: Hamish McLachlan

Favourite TV caller/commentator: James Brayshaw

Worst injury: Not many

How many text messages do you send a day: 9 (no more, no less) great number!

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Tex Walker or @almatavern

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Taylor Swift album

Where did you holiday after last season: Tahiti

Favourite sport other than football: Surfing

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: 100m relay (running)

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: When they need it

Favourite restaurant: Alma Tavern

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes, I believe in aliens

What three items would you take to a desert island: Matches, fishing rod, surfboard (if there was surf, otherwise I’d take a satellite phone)

Any special hobbies or interests: Surfing, tennis

Three famous people you would like to meet: Michael Jordan, Kelly Slater, Jessica Alba