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De Boer Cleared by MRP

GIANTS forward Matt de Boer is free to face his former club on Saturday after being cleared by the AFL Match Review Panel for a bump on Swan Lewis Melican.

3:41pm  Apr 9, 2018

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Matt
de Boer

Height
189 cm
DOB
10-03-1990
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
15
Career
168
Goals
2018
14
Career
70
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1125
Avg
75
Mattde Boer

Player Bio

AT A GLANCE

Junior Club: Swanbourne (WA)
Debut: 2009
Recruited From: Swanbourne (WA)/Claremont (WAFL)
Brownlow Votes: 2
Community Ambassador: Tuggeranong Bulldogs

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PLAYER BIO

Matt de Boer was drafted to Fremantle in the 2009 rookie draft with Fremantle's second selection, number 19 overall. After displaying good form during the 2009 pre-season, he was elevated to Fremantle's senior list as a nominated rookie and made his debut in the Western Derby in round 6, 2009. De Boer played 138 games for the Dockers over eight seasons and was named Best Clubman in 2010 and 2011. De Boer joined the GIANTS with pick 58 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft. De Boer settled into life as a GIANT swiftly, playing 15 games. His exceptional leadership was recognised in 2018 as he was added to the club's leadership group.

A pre-season hamstring injury meant the former Docker had to wait until round nine for his GIANTS debut, but he was a consistent player across half-forward in his 15 games last year. Will have to fight for a spot in the best 22 again this season, but has shown he has the versatility to adapt to multiple roles within the line-up and the competitiveness to be an important player in big games. Playing as a defensive forward is likely to be de Boer’s best position again in 2018, with the departures of Steve Johnson and Devon Smith increasing his chances of playing regular senior football. Signed a new two-year contract extension on the eve of his 10th season in the competition and was added to the leadership group in March.

Once one of Fremantle's most important midfielders - he played 25 games in the Grand Final year of 2013 - de Boer fell out of favour and played just four last year before being delisted. His professionalism, leadership and character will help the GIANTS greatly and he will be ready to play a role whenever he is called upon.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 12.1
    • Disposals 18.9
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 75.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Handballs 23 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Disposals 35 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Marks 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12
AFL Fantasy 128 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 11 12 23 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 72
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 5 12 17 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 70
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 5 16 21 4 0 0 1 4 2 0 84
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 8 13 21 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 78
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 8 14 22 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 68
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 12 23 35 4 0 1 3 5 1 0 112
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 6 8 14 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 58
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 3 5 8 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 33
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 9 15 24 5 0 2 0 9 3 0 128
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 7 17 24 6 0 1 3 1 0 2 71
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 5 6 11 3 0 0 0 7 1 1 71
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 7 15 22 2 0 1 0 4 1 0 80
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 8 10 18 6 0 1 1 5 2 2 94
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 5 12 17 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 57
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 3 3 6 1 0 1 0 6 1 0 49
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 102 181 283 51 0 9 13 61 14 6 1125

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 168
    • Kicks 5.9
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 14.8
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 66.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Handballs 23 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2018
Disposals 35 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2018
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2014
Hit-outs 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2016
Tackles 13 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2018
AFL Fantasy 150 Richmond Rd 11, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 102 181 283 51 0 9 13 61 14 6 1125
2017 GWS Giants 65 142 207 39 0 7 15 70 8 3 889
2016 Fremantle 17 43 60 11 1 4 3 27 1 0 280
2015 Fremantle 92 158 250 55 2 12 28 106 4 2 1137
2014 Fremantle 96 126 222 42 1 8 10 78 4 2 983
2013 Fremantle 172 216 388 87 0 18 21 145 10 7 1811
2012 Fremantle 188 222 410 102 0 26 23 138 15 10 1923
2011 Fremantle 84 139 223 43 0 15 9 85 3 2 1007
2010 Fremantle 92 145 237 56 1 12 12 75 6 12 1059
2009 Fremantle 89 125 214 56 0 13 17 64 5 4 937

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

History

DRAFT HISTORY

2009 Rookie Draft Selection (Fremantle) No.19; 2010 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (Fremantle) selection No.100; 2016 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (GWS GIANTS) No.58 overall

PREVIOUS AFL CLUB

Fremantle (2009-16: 138 games, 48 goals)

Player Honours

PREVIOUS CLUB AWARDS

Fremantle Best Clubman 2010, 2011