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While 2016 was a disappointing season overall for the Lions, with just three wins and a spate of injuries, some young cubs showed plenty of promise in their development.

2:02pm  Sep 12, 2016

To Basti, From Blacky

It was the letter that inspired a kid to become the best he could be...

11:52am  Mar 30, 2016

Take Risks And Attack

Ryan Bastinac says we can't go away from taking risks and playing that attacking style.

6:04pm  Mar 29, 2016

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3:42pm  May 11, 2016

Bastinac's first Lions goal

7:10pm  Apr 10, 2016

Senior Players List

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Ryan
Bastinac

Height
184 cm
DOB
22-06-1991
Weight
81 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
3
Career
146
Goals
2017
3
Career
75
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
194
Avg
65
RyanBastinac

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Rowville
Debut: Round 1, 2010
Recruited from: North Melbourne
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Ryan Bastinac was recruited from Dandenong U18 at #21 in the 2009 National Draft.

Known for his endurance and ability to run out games, Bastinac notched a 15.1 beep test result at the 2009 draft camp, placing him in the top five among AFL at that point, equal with Chris Judd.

 

Season by Season

Season by Season

• One of only two players in 2016 to play every senior match, Ryan Bastinac tried to make the most of his move up north. 

• Bastinac averaged 10.5 kicks and 21 disposals.

 

2015

This year was a tough year for midfielder Ryan Bastinac was one of three players dropped following North Melbourne’s opening game against the Adelaide Crows.

Round 2, 2015 was the first time in Bastinac’s career that he missed a game through omission, and his first game missed since 2011.

After earning a recall in Round 3 and playing nine consecutive senior games, Bastinac was sent back to the VFL and was a star, showing he was a cut above the lower level.

Bastinac was again reinstated to the senior side for Round 15 against the Geelong Cats and collected 27 possessions, won four clearances and had five inside-50’s.

The following week, Round 16 against Essendon, he was influential with two majors, before starring against Brisbane with 22 touches and a goal.

However, Bastinac's four-week burst came to end, after struggling against Carlton in Round 18.

Once again, he went to the VFL, amassing 44 disposals, taking 10 marks, winning seven clearances and kicking a goal against Collingwood. He came back to the senior side in Round 21 against Fremantle, starting as the sub. In an impressive win, Bastinac managed to have an impact in the final quarter.

Despite featuring in the final two games of the home and away season, Bastinac was dropped for North's Elimination Final against Richmond, and was unable to break back into the senior side. 

2014

In 2014, Bastinac celebrated his 100th game in Round 22 against Adelaide and collected a Brownlow vote in Round 20 against the Giants.

2013

During the second half of 2013, Bastinac hit the scoreboard with a flurry recording 20 goals and have him in the top five at the Club.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, Bastinac admitted it was a difficult year as he tried to adapt to an outside midfield role.

“This pre-season I’ve played every role and I’ve got a good understanding of it, so when I do play on a wing of forward I know what I have to do.

“I’ve spent the majority (of summer) with the midfield, but I’ve played everywhere.”

2012

In 2012, Bastinac exploded out of the blocks with a remarkable 44-possession game against GWS in Round 2. He was the third youngest player to reach 40 possessions and tied Brent Harvey for the most possessions by a North player.

2011

In 2011, Bastinac tallied 29 possessions against Brisbane in Round 18, which was a career high (at the time), and saw him collect his first Brownlow votes.

2010

Bastinac made his debut in Round 1, 2010 v Port Adelaide and averaged close to 20 possessions while kicking seven goals.

The same year, he earned a NAB Rising Star nomination and finished fifth in the year-end voting, behind Daniel Hannebery, Tom Scully, Tom Rockliff and Jack Trengove.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 15.3
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 64.7

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
Handballs 10 Essendon Rd 2
Disposals 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Marks 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 86 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 98 8 6 14 4 0 0 0 5 3 0 86
2 Essendon L 84 - 111 6 10 16 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 41
3 St Kilda L 107 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Richmond L 67 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Western Bulldogs L 122 - 90 7 9 16 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 67
6 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 4 21 25 46 9 0 0 4 12 3 0 194

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 146
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 9.4
    • Disposals 19.5
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 72.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Essendon Rd 18, 2016
Handballs 28 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2012
Disposals 44 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2012
Marks 9 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Carlton Rd 21, 2016
Tackles 12 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2016
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 18, 2013
AFL Fantasy 138 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Brisbane Lions 21 25 46 9 0 0 4 12 3 0 194
2016 Brisbane Lions 231 231 462 68 1 20 21 87 6 6 1707
2015 North Melbourne 136 148 284 44 1 11 9 60 8 1 1110
2014 North Melbourne 250 161 411 92 1 8 14 79 16 13 1740
2013 North Melbourne 264 204 468 95 1 14 12 70 20 16 1880
2012 North Melbourne 264 259 523 85 0 8 23 51 12 13 1793
2011 North Melbourne 103 131 234 27 0 6 8 33 3 3 787
2010 North Melbourne 193 220 413 54 0 11 9 56 7 10 1441

Legend

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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