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Reilly O'Brien News

O'Brien signs

Crows ruckman inks contract extension

6:23pm Jul 19, 2019

How McHenry became O’Brien's 'in-law'

The Crows draftee has built a special relationship with O'Brien

5:10pm Jun 19, 2019

O’Brien tops Round 12 coaches’ votes

Ruckman recognised for his performance against GWS

7:58pm Jun 10, 2019

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Reilly
O'Brien

Height
202 cm
DOB
20-08-1995
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2019
18
Career
20
Goals
2019
2
Career
3
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1716
Avg
95
ReillyO'Brien

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Moonee Valley (Vic)/St Kevin’s College/Calder U18s/Coburg
AFL debut: v Brisbane, Round 20, 2016
Recruited from: Calder Cannons (Vic)

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The promising ruckman was Adelaide’s first pick in the 2014 AFL Rookie Draft following a strong season with Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup, and two games for Coburg in the VFL. Standing at 201cm, Reilly O’Brien developed into one of the leading ruckman in his first SANFL season before he finally broke through for his AFL debut in Round 20, 2016, against Brisbane. While he remained an understudy to Sam Jacobs, O’Brien was elevated off the rookie list for the 2017 season and he continued to shine in the SANFL. In 2019, he got his opportunity at AFL level when Jacobs suffered a knee injury and the 23-year-old has made the spot his own.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 15.3
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 33.2
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 95.3

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 GWS Giants Rd 12
Handballs 15 Essendon Rd 18
Disposals 27 Essendon Rd 18
Marks 8 Carlton Rd 19
Hit-outs 54 Richmond Rd 13
Tackles 7 St Kilda Rd 20
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 146 Richmond Rd 13

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 55 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 62 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Geelong Cats L 75 - 99 5 6 11 3 28 2 3 3 0 0 69
4 North Melbourne L 71 - 59 10 6 16 6 14 2 4 5 0 0 84
5 Gold Coast Suns W 119 - 46 2 10 12 4 34 3 2 2 0 0 77
6 St Kilda W 68 - 97 3 8 11 4 36 1 3 4 0 0 81
7 Fremantle W 51 - 34 7 15 22 5 44 0 1 3 0 1 120
8 Port Adelaide W 68 - 88 6 4 10 0 34 0 2 5 0 0 74
9 Brisbane Lions L 93 - 92 4 9 13 2 37 2 0 3 0 0 87
10 West Coast Eagles L 73 - 85 4 9 13 4 40 2 2 7 0 0 106
11 Melbourne W 88 - 90 3 4 7 1 34 0 3 3 0 0 57
12 GWS Giants W 82 - 61 14 3 17 3 29 2 0 3 0 1 101
13 Richmond W 101 - 68 9 10 19 5 54 2 0 7 0 0 146
15 Geelong Cats L 96 - 69 11 7 18 2 39 2 0 7 1 0 128
16 Port Adelaide L 44 - 101 10 10 20 5 27 2 1 4 0 0 107
17 Gold Coast Suns W 56 - 151 8 11 19 1 33 2 7 6 1 0 93
18 Essendon L 75 - 96 12 15 27 3 39 4 0 4 0 0 134
19 Carlton L 87 - 60 10 10 20 8 32 2 1 2 0 1 114
20 St Kilda W 92 - 70 5 7 12 2 31 2 2 7 0 0 90
21 West Coast Eagles L 90 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood L 48 - 114 3 6 9 2 12 3 1 2 0 1 48
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 11 126 150 276 60 597 33 32 77 2 4 1716

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 8.5
    • Disposals 15.2
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 32.2
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 93.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2019
Handballs 15 Essendon Rd 18, 2019
Disposals 27 Essendon Rd 18, 2019
Marks 8 Carlton Rd 19, 2019
Hit-outs 54 Richmond Rd 13, 2019
Tackles 7 St Kilda Rd 20, 2019
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2019
AFL Fantasy 146 Richmond Rd 13, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Adelaide Crows 126 150 276 60 597 33 32 77 2 4 1716
2018 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Adelaide Crows 9 19 28 4 47 1 3 6 1 2 148

Legend

K
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FF
Frees For
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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

State League Club Champion runner-up
2015

Q&A

Nickname: ROB, Roberto

What was your best break in life: Coming to Adelaide and meeting Harry Dear

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Stress less

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

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Stay true to yourself

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Roger Federer

Morning or evening person: Morning after a coffee

Favourite timeslot to play in: 1pm/early arvo

Favourite footy journalist: Gerard Whately

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Anthony Hudson

Worst injury: Sprained ankle

How many text messages do you send a day: 20

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Twitter, Soundcloud, Spotify

Favourite Twitter account you follow: SimpsonsQOTD (quote of the day), Vince Staples

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Lonely - Akon

Best concert you’ve been to: Chet Faker

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali

Favourite sport other than football: Cricket

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Equestrian

Can you change a spare tyre: No idea

Do you iron your own shirts: I try but I only make it more creased

Favourite restaurant: In Adelaide, Cliché (North Adelaide)

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Fishing rod, sound system, Satellite phone

Any special hobbies or interests: No

Three famous people you would like to meet: Roger Federer, Allday, Pope

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Speed dealer sunglass collection