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Rory Atkins News

SANFL stint helped: Atkins

Rory Atkins says being dropped to the state league last season proved to be a benefit to him

5:06pm Feb 7, 2019

Season review: Rory Atkins

The wingman's 2018 season in review

1:21pm Sep 20, 2018

Gallery: Round 23

Our Round 23 win over Carlton through the lens of AFL Media

4:18pm Aug 27, 2018

Latest Player Video

Rory Atkins' New Deal

8:00am  Jun 13, 2016

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Rory
Atkins

Height
186 cm
DOB
12-07-1994
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2019
20
Career
97
Goals
2019
6
Career
45
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1628
Avg
81
RoryAtkins

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Maribrynong Park (Vic)/Calder U18s
Debut: v Port Adelaide, Round 16, 2015
Recruited from:
Calder Cannons (Vic)

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Recruited from the Calder Cannons in Victoria, the skillful left-footer starred in his final junior season, named best and fairest for the Cannons in 2012. Affectionately known as Rat, he was drafted at No. 81 that same year and has since become an established midfielder under Don Pyke. Atkins was a member of the AIS-AFL Academy as a 17-year-old, and a few years in Adelaide’s SANFL system helped him to reach his full potential. A knee injury in 2015 delayed the start to his season, but he went on to play eight AFL games after debuting in Showdown 39. The speedster never looked back after his debut, playing in every game through 2016 and 2017, with another 20 appearances in 2018. Atkins booted a career-high 13 goals that season and ranked third for inside 50s with 68.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 14.8
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 21.6
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 81.4

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 28 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Handballs 10 St Kilda Rd 20
Disposals 35 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Marks 11 Richmond Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5
Goals 1 Richmond Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 127 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 22 9 31 7 0 0 3 0 0 1 97
2 Sydney Swans W 62 - 88 14 7 21 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 76
3 Geelong Cats L 75 - 99 6 6 12 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 46
4 North Melbourne L 71 - 59 17 4 21 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 81
5 Gold Coast Suns W 119 - 46 17 9 26 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 104
6 St Kilda W 68 - 97 17 10 27 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 90
7 Fremantle W 51 - 34 9 9 18 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 60
8 Port Adelaide W 68 - 88 17 4 21 7 0 0 1 3 1 0 95
9 Brisbane Lions L 93 - 92 12 4 16 8 0 0 1 1 1 1 76
10 West Coast Eagles L 73 - 85 15 5 20 7 0 0 2 0 1 0 76
11 Melbourne W 88 - 90 17 10 27 11 0 1 2 2 0 0 107
12 GWS Giants W 82 - 61 11 8 19 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 63
13 Richmond W 101 - 68 25 4 29 11 0 0 1 2 1 0 127
15 Geelong Cats L 96 - 69 18 6 24 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 95
16 Port Adelaide L 44 - 101 11 6 17 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 61
17 Gold Coast Suns W 56 - 151 28 7 35 4 0 2 1 3 0 2 123
18 Essendon L 75 - 96 13 6 19 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 67
19 Carlton L 87 - 60 5 5 10 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 40
20 St Kilda W 92 - 70 10 10 20 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 83
21 West Coast Eagles L 90 - 80 12 6 18 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 61
22 Collingwood L 48 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs L 121 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 296 135 431 115 0 4 16 31 6 9 1628

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 97
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 20.3
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 76.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 28 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2019
Handballs 22 Fremantle Rd 21, 2016
Disposals 37 Fremantle Rd 10, 2017
Marks 11 Richmond Rd 13, 2019
Hit-outs 2 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2016
Tackles 7 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2017
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 23, 2018
AFL Fantasy 133 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Adelaide Crows 296 135 431 115 0 4 16 31 6 9 1628
2018 Adelaide Crows 264 140 404 98 0 8 16 46 13 8 1596
2017 Adelaide Crows 307 229 536 118 0 13 22 61 11 8 1998
2016 Adelaide Crows 262 230 492 103 6 9 15 39 11 12 1759
2015 Adelaide Crows 62 41 103 26 0 1 5 9 4 0 392

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 Collingwood, Round 19, 2017

Q&A

Nickname: Rat

What was your best break in life: Getting drafted

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Treat people the way you’d like to be treated

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: No

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Conor McGregor

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Early Saturday

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Basil Zempilas

Worst injury: Broken pinky

How many text messages do you send a day: 7

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Messages, Phone, Calculator

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Will Farrell Parody

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: I don’t use iTunes

Best concert you’ve been to: Eminem

Where did you holiday after last season: Hong Kong

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes, with help

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Sushi Train

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Flare, water, shoe horn

Any special hobbies or interests: Horse training

Three famous people you would like to meet: Carl Baron, LeBron James, Brodie Grundy

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Mouth guard