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Rory Sloane ranked No.36 in the AFL Players' Top 50 list

1:19pm Mar 19, 2014

My Draft Day: Rory Sloane

Remarkably, it took until pick No.44 in his second draft for Rory Sloane to find an AFL club

5:07pm Nov 19, 2013

From tears to triumph

Rory Sloane wants to be a one-club player with Adelaide, but this hasn’t always been the case

12:37pm Sep 7, 2013

Latest Player Video

Sloane signs on

10:20am  Jun 4, 2012

In the rooms: Rory Sloane R9

10:11pm  May 26, 2012

Senior List

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Rory
Sloane

Height
183 cm
DOB
17-03-1990
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
4
Career
82
Goals
2014
2
Career
51
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
458
Avg
114
RorySloane

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Upwey-Tecoma/Eastern U18s
Debut: v Hawthorn, Round 20, 2009
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges
Brownlow Votes: 30

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

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 inside50ms 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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 13.8
    • Handballs 9.8
    • Disposals 23.6
    • Marks 6.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.8
    • Tackles 6.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 113.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 St Kilda Rd 4
Handballs 13 St Kilda Rd 4
Disposals 30 St Kilda Rd 4
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 4
Hit-outs 2 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Goals 1 GWS Giants Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 131 St Kilda Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 9 11 20 3 0 1 0 12 0 2 109
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 15 12 27 6 2 2 1 6 0 1 113
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 13 5 18 7 1 0 0 7 1 0 105
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 17 13 30 9 0 0 0 5 1 1 131
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 15 8 23 8 1 0 0 4 1 0 108
6 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 3 69 49 118 33 4 3 1 34 3 4 566

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 83
    • Kicks 10.8
    • Handballs 9.9
    • Disposals 20.7
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 87.2

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 GWS Giants Rd 16, 2012
AFL Fantasy 150 Fremantle Rd 10, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Adelaide Crows 69 49 118 33 4 3 1 34 3 4 566
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

Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
Sam Kerridge, and with good reason

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Eddie Betts

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
Porps

What is your coach’s favourite saying?
“At Geelong...”

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
I’ve been a few times

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
Modra!

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Waves in Adelaide (sorry KI)

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Reporter on a travel show

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Spartacus!

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
VB

What meal is your speciality to cook?
Love trying to cook new meals

What is your favourite TV football show?
The Footy Show

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Radar

Who is the worst dressed?
‘The Goos’ Angus Graham

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Jarryd Lyons

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Surfing, any water sports

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Jessica Alba, or Baby Spice

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Danger

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Richie Doug, dry humour

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Danger

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Sam Siggins