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Lynch escapes injury

Tom Lynch has been cleared of any serious injury after he was stretchered off during the early minutes of Adelaide's NAB Challenge clash

1:00pm Mar 1, 2015

Lynch fighting fit

A fit and firing Tom Lynch says he can't wait for Adelaide's NAB Challenge opener on Sunday

2:44pm Feb 24, 2015

Lynch looms large

Tom Lynch says he’s ready to put an injury-riddled 2014 behind him

11:10am Feb 9, 2015

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Highlights NAB 1: Lynch hurt

5:19pm  Mar 1, 2015

Lynch moving on from 2014

1:01pm  Feb 24, 2015

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Tom
Lynch

Height
191 cm
DOB
15-09-1990
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
8
Career
37
Goals
2014
7
Career
51
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
492
Avg
62
TomLynch

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Beaumaris/Haileybury College/Sandringham U18s
Clubs: St Kilda
Debut: v Essendon, Round 18, 2010
Recruited from: St Kilda
Brownlow Votes: 3

Injuries restricted Lynch to just eight matches in what was a frustrating year for the forward. After recovering from post-season foot surgery, Lynch dislocated his shoulder in Adelaide’s final pre-season game against GWS. The former Saint managed just one full game, an influential 25-disposal performance against the Bulldogs in Round Six, before suffering a broken jaw in the opening minutes against Melbourne the following week. A scary collision at the Gabba in Round 20 saw Lynch stretched off with a fractured neck that ended his season. Lynch still managed to boot multiple goals on three occasions, but will be eager for a fresh start and change in fortune in 2015.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The hard-working forward enjoyed the most consistent season of his AFL career to-date in 2013, playing 17 games and establishing himself as an important contributor in the Crows team. Lynch topped Adelaide’s goalkicking with 33.20, despite missing the last two games with a foot injury, which required surgery. Also ranked No.1 at the Club for marks and second in goal assists.

Season by Season

Recruited from St Kilda in the 2011 trade period, Lynch played the opening three games of the season but only three more thereafter. The athletic forward picked up 17 possessions and two goals against the Western Bulldogs in Round Two, but had limited opportunities overall – starting in the green vest on multiple occasions.

Season by Season

Originally selected by St Kilda with the pick after Lewis Johnston in the 2008 AFL Draft (No.13 overall), Lynch also made his way to Adelaide during trade week. The presence of prominent forwards Nick Riewoldt and Justin Koschitzke meant Lynch received limited opportunities at the Saints, playing six games – including five last year – in three seasons. The quick and agile 192cm forward kicked two goals against North Melbourne in Round 15 and could also be used in defence.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 13.6
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 61.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 6
Handballs 11 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Disposals 25 Western Bulldogs Rd 6
Marks 7 GWS Giants Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Hawthorn Rd 17
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 101 Western Bulldogs Rd 6

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 3 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 15 10 25 7 0 2 0 0 2 1 101
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 10 11 21 6 0 2 1 4 0 2 87
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 14 6 20 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 82
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 11 5 16 2 0 1 0 6 2 1 87
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 8 4 12 5 0 2 1 1 0 2 52
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 7 2 9 6 0 2 1 2 2 0 62
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 68 41 109 35 0 9 3 13 7 7 492

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 37
    • Kicks 9.4
    • Handballs 4.7
    • Disposals 14.1
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 69.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2013
Handballs 11 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2014
Disposals 25 Western Bulldogs Rd 6, 2014
Marks 11 Collingwood Rd 16, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Carlton Rd 8, 2012
Tackles 6 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2014
Goals 10 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2013
AFL Fantasy 165 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Adelaide Crows 68 41 109 35 0 9 3 13 7 7 492
2013 Adelaide Crows 199 95 294 125 0 22 15 31 33 20 1481
2012 Adelaide Crows 50 9 59 31 1 6 4 8 7 5 335
2011 St Kilda 28 26 54 16 1 2 6 13 4 1 246
2010 St Kilda 3 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 23

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

Leading Goalkicker
2013

Q&A

Your nickname: Tigs

One word to describe you: N/A

Favourite player to watch growing up: Stewart Loewe

Who has had the most influence on your career: Dad

Toughest individual opponent: Harry Taylor

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Ricky Henderson

Thriftiest player at your club: N/A

The next big thing at your club: Rory Atkins

The smartest thing you have been told: N/A

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Home

Do you have any strange phobias: Addiction to Pepsi Max

Your can’t-miss TV shows: ESPN First Take

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Street Sharks

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: American Footballer

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Hot Cross Bun

Your last meal would be: Sushi Train

Your favourite holiday destination: New York City

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Chuck Norris

What are your three essential items: TV, Pepsi Max, Coffee Pods

Most useless thing you have bought: Basketball shoes

Best subject at school: Woodwork

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Super Bowl