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Sam Taylor Debut Announcement

6:30pm  May 31, 2018

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10:25am  Jan 30, 2018

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Sam
Taylor

Height
196 cm
DOB
05-05-1999
Weight
93 kg
Debut
2018
Games
2018
8
Career
8
Goals
2018
0
Career
0
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
307
Avg
38
SamTaylor

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Upper Swan (WA)
Debut: 2018
Drafted from: Guilford Grammar (WA)/Swan Districts (WAFL)
Brownlow votes: -
Community Ambassador: Central West

Player Partner

John Wadley

Social Media

Follow Sam on Instagram @sam.taylor5

Player Bio

Sam Taylor is a graduate of the NAB AFL Academy and was selected at pick 28 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft. He is a tall defender who is strong overhead and very composed when under pressure. He uses the ball well when setting up play from defence and is team-oriented. Hailing from WA, he is the third of seven children. The quietly-spoken key defender impressed in his first season, earning a Rising Star nomination in his sixth game.

Expected to spend his debut season in 2018 developing his body and game in the NEAFL, Taylor forced the GIANTS to pick him in the senior team after a string of dominant performances in the lower level. The West Australian took bags of marks and, when he was picked in round 11 against Adelaide, looked immediately comfortable against bigger bodies and more-experienced opponents. Taylor is softly spoken but is a competitive animal
on the field and has the toughness to make him an outstanding prospect as an old-school key defender. He suffered a hamstring strain in round 20 and, unfortunately for the GIANTS, never made it back on the field for the season, which upset their mix in defence. Should be a regular in the back half this year.

The West Australian key defender will take time to develop alongside senior players Phil Davis, Adam Tomlinson and Aidan Corr, but impressed in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships with his strong overhead marking and steadiness under pressure. An All-Australian for WA last year, the athletic Taylor is a good ball-user for his size.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 4.0
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 8.9
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 38.4

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Richmond Rd 17
Handballs 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12
Disposals 13 Richmond Rd 17
Marks 5 Richmond Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 16
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 65 Richmond Rd 17

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 2 7 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 32
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 4 7 11 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 41
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 2 6 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 26
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 5 5 10 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 36
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 2 3 5 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 34
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 8 5 13 5 0 2 2 5 0 0 65
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 7 3 10 3 0 2 1 5 0 0 55
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 32 39 71 16 0 7 6 24 0 0 307

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 4.0
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 8.9
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 38.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Richmond Rd 17, 2018
Handballs 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2018
Disposals 13 Richmond Rd 17, 2018
Marks 5 Richmond Rd 17, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2018
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 65 Richmond Rd 17, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 32 39 71 16 0 7 6 24 0 0 307

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

2017 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (GIANTS) No.28 overall

Player Honours

AFL Honours

NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee: Round 17, 2018