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Making it back

Taylor Garner and Lachie Hansen have been given the all-clear and will play for Werribee on Saturday.

5:08pm May 31, 2016

Garner's "minor hiccup"

Brad Scott says Taylor Garner's injury was "a minor hiccup", but admits North will be "really cautious".

2:21pm Apr 14, 2016

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Taylor
Garner

Height
186 cm
DOB
08-01-1994
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2016
3
Career
16
Goals
2016
2
Career
8
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
163
Avg
54
TaylorGarner

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Rowville
Recruited from: Dandenong Stingrays
Draft: #15, 2012 National
Debut: Round 20, 2013 v Adelaide

Strengths

- Tackling and pressure
- Reads the play well

Jumper Club Members

- WA Supporter Group
- Centre In Financial Planning
- GA Black & Co

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

A surprise packet in his draft year of 2012, Taylor Garner came from nowhere to become a top prospect.

Firstly it was a bolt into the TAC Cup for Dandenong, playing in Round 1 despite a knee injury keeping him out of pre-season matches.

Then Garner frequently dislocated his shoulder playing for Vic Country during the Under 18 National Championships. He received an All-Australian selection as reward for his impressive efforts, averaging almost 15 disposals and 3.5 tackles a game.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Mid-season, from Ben Dyer

“It was encouraging to see how quickly he was able to come in and impact. He does that because he loves the contest and goes looking for the ball.

“From the games that he has played you couldn’t ask for much more considering the time he missed. Once he gets the continuity under his belt, although it’ll be late in the season, he’s going to add to the team because of the controlled aggression he brings.”

Second half of 2015, from Shane Watson

“He just enjoys playing footy after missing so long.

“He’s almost like a kid playing for his junior footy club. He just wants to get out there and he enjoys tackling and he added something different to the forward mix.

“He’s a bit taller and has a bit more size on him from being in the gym for 12-18 months. That was the one benefit of being injured; he could build on his strength.

“For the moment, he’s only played a half year in the side so his role is more likely to be as a forward as opposed to moving further up the field.”

2014

Taylor Garner was set for a promising second year at Arden Street before a hamstring injury cruelled his progress.

Backing up from two senior appearances late in 2013, the number 27 had a good pre-season and was selected for North’s NAB Challenge match against Hawthorn at Aurora Stadium.

It was there where disaster struck, Garner injuring his hamstring tendon. While the diagnosis was originally for a few weeks on the sidelines, the youngster struggled to recover, battling through small setbacks and another slight strain in the opposite leg.

It made for a long winter in the gym and on the rehab trail, and eventually the decision was made to wrap up his season early.

Garner will resume training in early December, shortly after the Utah trip is completed.

2013

Mid-season, from Shane Watson

“Taylor needs to work on his fitness levels. As a first year player, it’s not unexpected.

“He can impact the game at VFL level and he’s looked comfortable there at times but at the moment he can’t do it for long enough."

End of season review

Playing for North Ballarat in the VFL, he showed a knack of standing up when the pressure was at its fiercest. On multiple occasions he kicked game winning goals for the Roosters.

Garner was rewarded with two senior appearances late in the season; one as a sub against Adelaide before his full debut against Collingwood in Round 23.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 4.3
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 10.7
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 4.7
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 54.3

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 2
Handballs 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 2
Disposals 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 2
Marks 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 2
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 3
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 74 Adelaide Crows Rd 1

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 107 - 97 5 6 11 5 0 0 0 5 2 0 74
2 Brisbane Lions W 83 - 117 6 7 13 2 1 2 1 3 0 2 52
3 Melbourne W 136 - 131 2 6 8 1 0 0 3 6 0 1 37
4 Fremantle W 132 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Gold Coast Suns W 81 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Western Bulldogs W 61 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 St Kilda W 75 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Essendon W 60 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Carlton W 113 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Sydney Swans L 91 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond W 124 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Geelong Cats L 105 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn L 84 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows L 100 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 4 13 19 32 8 1 2 4 14 2 3 163

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 4.6
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 10.1
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 46.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2015
Handballs 10 Sydney Swans SF, 2015
Disposals 16 Sydney Swans SF, 2015
Marks 6 Sydney Swans SF, 2015
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2016
Tackles 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 22, 2015
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 1, 2016
AFL Fantasy 74 Adelaide Crows Rd 1, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 North Melbourne 13 19 32 8 1 2 4 14 2 3 163
2015 North Melbourne 53 59 112 25 1 4 7 33 6 7 511
2014 North Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 North Melbourne 7 10 17 4 0 1 2 4 0 0 64

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

Milestones

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 1
- Starting substitute
- Time on Ground: 16%

NMFC Debut

Round 20, 2013 v Adelaide
Venue:
AAMI Stadium

North Melbourne: 0.2.2, 3.5.23, 8.10.58, 10.10.70
Adelaide: 3.5.23, 7.7.49, 9.8.62, 11.13.79