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Rory rockets up leaderboard

Rory Sloane has moved into equal-second place in the AFL Coaches Association Player of the Year award

3:39pm Jun 14, 2016

Defence driving success: Sloane

Rory Sloane says Adelaide must build on its improved team defence to continue its climb up the ladder

2:20pm Jun 13, 2016

Rory earns glory

Rory Sloane topped the coaches’ votes in Adelaide’s narrow win over the Sydney Swans

4:44pm Apr 18, 2016

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Crows Fans MVP: Round Eight

5:30pm  May 17, 2016

Rory Sloane Post-Match Round 8

11:38pm  May 13, 2016

Crows Fans MVP: Round Four

5:56pm  Apr 19, 2016

Senior List

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Rory
Sloane

Height
183 cm
DOB
17-03-1990
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2016
13
Career
131
Goals
2016
8
Career
81
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1367
Avg
105
RorySloane

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Upwey-Tecoma/Eastern U18s
Debut: v Hawthorn, Round 20, 2009
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges
Brownlow Votes: 44

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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

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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 13.5
    • Disposals 24.9
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 1.4
    • Tackles 7.2
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 105.2

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Handballs 18 Hawthorn Rd 5
Disposals 32 St Kilda Rd 11
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 11
Hit-outs 4 North Melbourne Rd 1
Tackles 13 North Melbourne Rd 14
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 147 Geelong Cats Rd 8

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 5 14 19 1 4 0 0 7 0 1 79
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 8 13 21 4 2 0 3 3 0 0 67
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 8 13 21 4 3 1 1 3 2 1 88
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 14 10 24 4 3 1 2 10 0 0 112
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 8 18 26 3 0 2 3 7 1 0 96
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 14 17 31 7 2 0 1 8 1 1 135
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 10 9 19 4 0 1 3 4 1 0 74
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 15 13 28 6 2 6 0 11 1 0 147
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 10 17 27 5 1 1 1 7 0 0 106
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 6 11 17 2 0 3 2 8 1 0 81
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 15 17 32 7 0 2 0 8 1 0 140
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 19 10 29 2 0 3 1 6 0 0 107
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 16 14 30 2 1 2 0 13 0 2 139
15 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 4 148 176 324 51 18 22 17 94 8 5 1367

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 131
    • Kicks 11.0
    • Handballs 10.8
    • Disposals 21.7
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.6
    • Tackles 5.1
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 91.7

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 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2016
Tackles 13 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2016
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
2016 Adelaide Crows 148 176 324 51 18 22 17 94 8 5 1367
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

Emerging Talent Award
2010

Chelsea Phillis Coaches Award
2012
2015

Club Champion
2013

Runner-up Club Champion
2014

19th Man Award
2013
2014

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