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Gardiner Rd19 Rising Star

Darcy Gardiner is the Round 19 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee.

5:44pm  Aug 4, 2014

Gardiner back to face Tigers

The Lions have made just one change ahead of their with the Tigers.

5:32pm  Jul 3, 2014

Two new Lions named

The Lions will unveil two more new faces when they take on the Tigers

4:28pm  Apr 16, 2014

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Rising Star Rd19: Darcy Gardiner

9:31am  Aug 5, 2014

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Darcy
Gardiner

Height
191 cm
DOB
22-09-1995
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2014
17
Career
17
Goals
2014
2
Career
2
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
763
Avg
45
DarcyGardiner

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Queenscliff FC
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 5 2014
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

After proving himself a "competitive beast" at junior level, key backman Darcy Gardiner arrived in Brisbane eager to learn from one of the great defenders of the modern era, Justin Leppitsch. He is a 191cm full-back who is being groomed to eventually replace Daniel Merrett as the Lions' full back in the future.   

Background

• Darcy Gardiner was widely rated as the best defender from the draft class of 2013, after performing key defensive roles on quality talls such as Jesse Hogan and eventual No.1 pick Tom Boyd, who later rated Gardiner as his toughest opponent. 

• He played a total of 11 games for the Geelong Falcons throughout the 2013 TAC Cup competition 

• He earned U18 All-Australian selection for his performances with VIC Metro at the National Championships, despite battling a niggling ankle injury.

• With newly appointed Senior Coach Justin Leppitsch desperate to address the Lions' aging backline, it was no surprise to hear Gardiner's name read out with the Club's second selection (Pick No.22 overall) at the 2013 AFL National Draft. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 5.4
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 44.9

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 North Melbourne Rd 9
Handballs 13 Richmond Rd 16
Disposals 22 Richmond Rd 16
Marks 12 Melbourne Rd 19
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 5
Tackles 5 Fremantle Rd 22
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 81 Richmond Rd 16

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 139 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats L 68 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Gold Coast Suns L 114 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide L 159 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Richmond L 63 - 106 6 5 11 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 33
6 St Kilda W 79 - 82 6 3 9 4 0 1 2 2 0 0 39
7 Sydney Swans L 44 - 123 5 2 7 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 27
8 Essendon L 57 - 65 2 7 9 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 39
9 North Melbourne L 125 - 38 11 4 15 8 0 2 2 2 0 0 69
11 Carlton W 98 - 91 5 5 10 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 31
12 Western Bulldogs W 87 - 95 1 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
13 GWS Giants L 80 - 125 4 7 11 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 42
14 Fremantle L 105 - 22 5 4 9 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 41
15 North Melbourne W 70 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond L 79 - 54 9 13 22 4 0 4 0 3 0 0 81
17 West Coast Eagles L 64 - 76 4 3 7 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 37
18 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 56 4 8 12 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 36
19 Melbourne W 51 - 74 8 10 18 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 77
20 Adelaide Crows L 63 - 168 4 7 11 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 38
21 Collingwood W 56 - 123 10 6 16 4 0 1 2 5 1 0 75
22 Fremantle L 48 - 106 4 7 11 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 52
23 Geelong Cats L 143 - 81 4 4 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 30
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 15 92 100 192 61 1 12 15 31 2 0 763

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 5.4
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 44.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2014
Handballs 13 Richmond Rd 16, 2014
Disposals 22 Richmond Rd 16, 2014
Marks 12 Melbourne Rd 19, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 5, 2014
Tackles 5 Fremantle Rd 22, 2014
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 21, 2014
AFL Fantasy 81 Richmond Rd 16, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Brisbane Lions 92 100 192 61 1 12 15 31 2 0 763

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