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Rory Laird News

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Rory Laird v Brodie Smith

The half-backs' ongoing debate as to who is more focused on their numbers

4:33pm Mar 20, 2019

Laird: new rules pose challenge

Adelaide defender says Crows will tinker with setup at centre bounces

4:05pm Mar 6, 2019

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Rory Laird Presser December 17

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Rory Laird Presser April 9

11:55am  Apr 9, 2018

Senior List

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Rory
Laird

Height
177 cm
DOB
29-12-1993
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2019
22
Career
143
Goals
2019
0
Career
12
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2132
Avg
97
RoryLaird

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Kenilworth (SA)/West Adelaide
Debut: v Western Bulldogs, Round Four, 2013
Recruited from: West Adelaide (SA)

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An Adelaide local, Laird played for Kenilworth before developing his craft with SANFL side West Adelaide. He was unable to secure his senior debut until the Crows selected his as a rookie in 2011. In 2013, he was elevated to Adelaide’s senior list, making a name for himself and receiving two 22under22 selections. He passed 40 disposals on four occasions in 2018, his prolific work on the ball saw him make two All Australian squads before earning back-to-back selections in 2017/18. A monumental 2018 also saw him claim the Crows’ 2018 Club Champion award.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 14.6
    • Handballs 13.7
    • Disposals 28.3
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 96.9

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 GWS Giants Rd 12
Handballs 22 Fremantle Rd 7
Disposals 38 St Kilda Rd 20
Marks 12 St Kilda Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Geelong Cats Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 134 St Kilda Rd 20

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 55 - 87 18 11 29 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 103
2 Sydney Swans W 62 - 88 13 8 21 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 83
3 Geelong Cats L 75 - 99 12 12 24 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 84
4 North Melbourne L 71 - 59 16 15 31 9 0 2 0 2 0 0 115
5 Gold Coast Suns W 119 - 46 18 10 28 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 94
6 St Kilda W 68 - 97 16 17 33 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 101
7 Fremantle W 51 - 34 10 22 32 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 95
8 Port Adelaide W 68 - 88 20 11 31 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 105
9 Brisbane Lions L 93 - 92 17 7 24 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 95
10 West Coast Eagles L 73 - 85 16 12 28 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 94
11 Melbourne W 88 - 90 16 15 31 6 0 1 1 4 0 0 110
12 GWS Giants W 82 - 61 20 8 28 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 87
13 Richmond W 101 - 68 12 20 32 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 116
15 Geelong Cats L 96 - 69 7 16 23 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 78
16 Port Adelaide L 44 - 101 15 10 25 6 0 3 0 3 0 0 98
17 Gold Coast Suns W 56 - 151 16 14 30 8 0 0 2 1 0 0 98
18 Essendon L 75 - 96 13 14 27 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 79
19 Carlton L 87 - 60 15 12 27 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 92
20 St Kilda W 92 - 70 17 21 38 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 134
21 West Coast Eagles L 90 - 80 15 12 27 8 0 1 1 3 0 0 103
22 Collingwood L 48 - 114 7 16 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
23 Western Bulldogs L 121 - 87 13 18 31 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 94
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 322 301 623 125 0 21 7 47 0 1 2132

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 143
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 12.7
    • Disposals 25.7
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 90.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 29 Richmond Rd 2, 2018
Handballs 28 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2018
Disposals 43 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2018
Marks 15 Geelong Cats PF, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 9, 2015
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 23, 2018
AFL Fantasy 142 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Adelaide Crows 322 301 623 125 0 21 7 47 0 1 2132
2018 Adelaide Crows 319 325 644 124 0 21 13 43 3 4 2155
2017 Adelaide Crows 367 369 736 143 0 29 15 55 3 1 2491
2016 Adelaide Crows 251 270 521 127 0 21 9 40 1 1 1835
2015 Adelaide Crows 289 273 562 133 0 21 15 58 2 4 2036
2014 Adelaide Crows 126 129 255 65 0 8 8 37 2 2 977
2013 Adelaide Crows 180 153 333 74 0 18 5 51 1 2 1283

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 Sydney, Round 18, 2015

Awards

Club Awards

Runner-up Club Champion
2015

19th Man Award
2015

AFL Awards

All Australian
2017

All Australian nominee
2015
2016

Rising Star nominee
2013

Q&A

Nickname: Dos

What was your best break in life: Drafted to the Crows

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Be nice

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

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: Duncan Kellaway

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Friday night

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Broken pinky

How many text messages do you send a day: 57

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Brodie Smith

Best concert you’ve been to: Chris Brown

Where did you holiday after last season: USA

Favourite sport other than football: NBA/NFL

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: 100m sprint

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes, occasionally

Favourite restaurant: Stamps

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Boat, food

Any special hobbies or interests: Other sports

Three famous people you would like to meet: Odell Beckham Jnr, LeBron James, Justin Bieber