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Shaw's new chapter

Sam Shaw says he’s ready to begin a new chapter in his career and put his injury woes behind him

11:04am May 31, 2015

Slowly but Shawly: Sam's long road

Nearly nine months after having serious hamstring surgery, Sam Shaw can see light at the end of the tunnel

4:12pm Apr 27, 2015

Shaw to make return from injury

Sam Shaw will make a comeback from injury with the Glenelg reserves on Sunday

2:49pm Jun 13, 2013

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1:00pm  May 24, 2011

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12:09pm  Jun 15, 2010

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Sam
Shaw

Height
193 cm
DOB
05-04-1991
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
2
Career
24
Goals
2015
0
Career
0
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
77
Avg
38
SamShaw

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Xavier College/Oakleigh U18s
Debut: v GWS, Round 4, 2012
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers
Brownlow Votes: -

The luckless defender enjoyed a promising start to the 2014 season, playing in five of the Club’s opening seven games before being struck down by a chronic hamstring complaint. Shaw showed strong SANFL form upon his return and helped the SANFL Crows to wins over South Adelaide, Woodville-West Torrens and Glenelg in the second half of the year. Shaw was recalled to the AFL team in Round 21, but was again hampered by soft-tissue concerns. Shaw booked in for corrective hamstring surgery in September.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Shaw endured an injury-ravaged 2013 season. The athletic utility sustained a serious hamstring tear at training early in the year and spent two months on Adelaide’s long-term injury list as a result. Shaw returned to play two AFL games in the latter-half of the season. The defender spent time training with the forwards and will be hoping to re-establish his place in the team in 2014.

Season by Season

Overcame chronic injuries to make his long-awaited AFL debut against Greater Western Sydney in Round Four. Shaw suffered several minor setbacks throughout the season, but showed enough to suggest he could forge a strong partnership with Daniel Talia in defence in the years to come. The athletic tall earned a NAB Rising Star nomination in Round 21 and agreed to a new two-year deal with Adelaide.

Season by Season

Shaw had a slow start to his second year at West Lakes after an interrupted summer, but worked his way into form at Glenelg in the second half of the year, impressing in the Club’s elimination final loss to South Adelaide. At 193cm and 89kg, the athletic 20-year-old has the versatility to play in a variety of positions.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 4.5
    • Disposals 10.5
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 38.5

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Handballs 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Disposals 14 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Marks 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 52 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 140 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Collingwood W 63 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne W 80 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Western Bulldogs L 125 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Port Adelaide L 91 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 78 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 St Kilda W 119 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 GWS Giants L 108 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle L 57 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton W 90 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn L 85 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Brisbane Lions W 69 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats D 0 - 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles L 147 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide W 113 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 125 - 80 7 7 14 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 52
18 Sydney Swans L 117 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond W 88 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon W 59 - 171 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions W 131 - 44 5 2 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 25
22 West Coast Eagles W 126 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 7 - D: 1 12 9 21 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 77

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2012
Handballs 8 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Disposals 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2012
Marks 8 GWS Giants Rd 16, 2012
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 14, 2012
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 7, 2014
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 87 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 12 9 21 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 77
2014 Adelaide Crows 39 26 65 18 0 3 3 14 0 0 273
2013 Adelaide Crows 15 6 21 7 0 1 1 5 0 0 96
2012 Adelaide Crows 134 31 165 56 1 11 3 23 0 1 728

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points

Q&A

Your nickname: Shawry, Shawbags

One word to describe you: Poor at word counts

Favourite player to watch growing up: Aussie Jones

Who has had the most influence on your career: Parents

Toughest individual opponent: Ray Chamberlain

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Sam Siggins

Thriftiest player at your club: Andy Otten

The next big thing at your club: Charlie Cameron

The smartest thing you have been told: The sum of the square roots of any two sides of a right-angled triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: The University of Austin, Massachusetts

Do you have any strange phobias: Triskaidekaphobia (fear of the No.13)

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Entourage, Suits

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: The Simpsons

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: TV model for the Ab King Pro

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Cereal

Your last meal would be: The Philosopher’s Stone

Your favourite holiday destination: Tahiti

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: John Goodman

What are your three essential items: Sun, sound and surf

Most useless thing you have bought: Outdoor spa, a 50cc bike, and too many others to name

Best subject at school: Japanese

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: NBA Playoffs