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Ryan
Bastinac

Height
184 cm
DOB
22-06-1991
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
4
Career
83
Goals
2014
0
Career
42
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
341
Avg
85
RyanBastinac

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Rowville
Recruited from: Dandenong U18
Draft: #21, 2009 National
Debut: Round 1, 2010 v Port Adelaide
Brownlow votes: 8

2014 Player Sponsors

- Arthur & Ryan McGuiness
- Brian Volk

Background



Recruited from the Dandenong Stingrays in the 2009 National Draft, Ryan Bastinac is clean by foot off both sides of the body.

Bastinac also has outstanding endurance and can win his own ball in close.

2013

Mid season, from Darren Crocker

“Basti has shown this year that he can do some run-with roles if needed, he’s added that string to his bow.

“He’s done it in the past but this year we’ve assigned him to guys and he’s played really well. Not only can he go and win the footy, he can shut down the opposition midfielders.

End of season review

Bastinac hit the scoreboard with a flurry in the second half of the year. His 20 goals were enough to have him in the top five at the club, marked by seven across two consecutive weeks against Melbourne and then Geelong.

An often missed part of Bastinac's game was his sharp increase in winning the contested ball. Last season 27 per cent of his possessions were contested - this increased to 40.7 per cent in 2013.

Season by Season

Season by Season

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.

He added goal kicking to his armoury. After 10 goals in his first two seasons combined, he kicked 12 in 2012, including a bag of four against Geelong in Round 3.

The midfielder re-signed for a further two years in May, fending off interest from GWS. He reached double-figure kicks or handballs in all but one game, and collected 20 possessions or more in 14 of his 23 games for the season.

2011

After playing every game in his debut season, Bastinac suffered a knee injury in a training mishap in January. The lateral meniscal tear in his right knee kept him out of action for the first half of the year.

He quickly picked up where he left off by collecting 25 disposals in his first game back and played the last 12 games of the season. His 29 possessions against Brisbane in Round 18 was a career high and also saw him collect his first Brownlow votes.

At the end of the season he switched from number 28 to number 3, taking the jumper left vacant by Brady Rawlings.

2010

Bastinac made his debut in Round 1 against Port Adelaide and played every game in his first season.

He averaged close to 20 possessions while kicking seven goals.

After shutting down Daniel Kerr in Round 3 he earned a NAB Rising Star nomination. He finished fifth in the year-end voting, behind Daniel Hannebery, Tom Scully, Tom Rockliff and Jack Trengove.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 12.5
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 19.0
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 85.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Port Adelaide Rd 3
Handballs 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 2
Disposals 26 Port Adelaide Rd 3
Marks 8 Port Adelaide Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Essendon Rd 1
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 113 Port Adelaide Rd 3

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 60 - 99 8 6 14 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 62
2 Western Bulldogs W 54 - 83 12 8 20 6 0 0 0 5 0 2 92
3 Port Adelaide W 97 - 90 19 7 26 8 0 0 1 5 0 1 113
4 Sydney Swans W 48 - 91 11 5 16 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 74
5 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 1 50 26 76 19 0 1 2 21 0 3 341

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 83
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 10.1
    • Disposals 20.7
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 75.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Port Adelaide Rd 3, 2014
Handballs 28 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2012
Disposals 44 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2012
Marks 9 Geelong Cats Rd 2, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Hawthorn Rd 5, 2013
Tackles 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2013
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
2014 North Melbourne 50 26 76 19 0 1 2 21 0 3 341
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

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