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Rhys
Palmer

Height
181 cm
DOB
13-02-1989
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2014
17
Career
96
Goals
2014
23
Career
64
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1177
Avg
69
RhysPalmer

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Bullcreek-Leeming (WA)
Debut: 2008
Recruited From: East Fremantle  (WA)/Fremantle
Brownlow Votes: 8

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Player Bio

Rhys Palmer is a left-footed midfielder who played his junior football at Bullcreek Leeming Football Club in Western Australia. Palmer was selected at pick seven in the 2007 NAB AFL Draft by Fremantle and made his debut in 2008, taking out the NAB AFL Rising Star Award in his debut season. He joined the GIANTS as an uncontracted player at the end of 2011.
 

Re-born as a defensive forward to start his second season as a Giant in 2013, Palmer revelled in the role, producing excellent football over the first half of the year. Kicking nine goals and averaging almost 17 touches through 11 games, foot problems then ended his season early.

The former Fremantle midfielder had a solid first season in charcoal and orange, appearing in 15 games and averaging just over 19 disposals per game. But he struggled a little for consistency, named an emergency four times and playing in the NEAFL on three other occasions. But at his best he was a good contributor to the cause, finishing the year with a three-goal, 19-possession effort against North Melbourne in round 23.

Another of the uncontracted players to join GWS, Palmer played 53 games with Fremantle, claiming the NAB AFL Rising Star award in 2008. He has been slowed by injuries in recent years, but the midfielder is relishing a fresh start in Sydney and some added leadership responsibilities.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 16.6
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 69.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 8
Handballs 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 13
Disposals 29 West Coast Eagles Rd 8
Marks 6 Richmond Rd 19
Hit-outs 1 Collingwood Rd 22
Tackles 6 North Melbourne Rd 20
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 99 West Coast Eagles Rd 8

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans W 99 - 67 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
2 St Kilda L 95 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne W 79 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Western Bulldogs L 83 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows L 137 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns L 134 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Port Adelaide L 97 - 132 10 3 13 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 58
8 West Coast Eagles L 188 - 77 15 14 29 6 0 0 2 2 1 0 99
10 Richmond L 41 - 154 6 5 11 3 1 3 1 4 1 1 61
11 Hawthorn L 94 - 87 6 6 12 0 0 1 0 5 2 0 63
12 Essendon L 66 - 81 8 8 16 5 0 1 3 3 2 0 71
13 Brisbane Lions W 80 - 125 12 14 26 3 0 1 1 5 1 0 97
14 Carlton W 100 - 92 9 8 17 2 0 0 3 3 3 0 70
15 Sydney Swans L 106 - 60 10 13 23 3 0 0 2 4 0 1 76
16 Adelaide Crows L 72 - 140 9 12 21 4 0 2 0 3 2 3 92
17 Fremantle L 136 - 60 14 6 20 6 0 1 1 5 0 0 90
18 Geelong Cats L 87 - 94 9 7 16 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 63
19 Richmond L 89 - 62 7 5 12 6 0 0 1 4 1 0 68
20 North Melbourne L 51 - 126 6 5 11 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 51
21 Melbourne W 34 - 98 11 6 17 3 0 1 1 2 4 2 86
22 Collingwood L 67 - 75 9 13 22 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 70
23 Western Bulldogs W 109 - 115 4 9 13 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 52
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 147 136 283 54 2 14 20 49 23 12 1177

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 96
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 18.7
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 74.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Adelaide Crows Rd 5, 2008
Handballs 18 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2008
Disposals 31 Port Adelaide Rd 14, 2010
Marks 10 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2013
Hit-outs 2 North Melbourne Rd 23, 2012
Tackles 9 Melbourne Rd 16, 2010
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 21, 2014
AFL Fantasy 122 St Kilda Rd 20, 2008

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 GWS Giants 147 136 283 54 2 14 20 49 23 12 1177
2013 GWS Giants 103 80 183 51 1 9 6 32 9 5 801
2012 GWS Giants 158 128 286 66 6 21 13 34 9 9 1115
2011 Fremantle 110 121 231 48 0 10 5 57 6 6 981
2010 Fremantle 113 136 249 46 1 14 10 52 4 3 969
2009 Fremantle 45 59 104 18 1 3 5 20 3 1 395
2008 Fremantle 270 192 462 100 1 34 11 47 10 8 1752

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

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star  2008