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Ryan
Bastinac

Height
184 cm
DOB
22-06-1991
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
10
Career
114
Goals
2015
4
Career
62
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
641
Avg
64
RyanBastinac

Player Bio

At A Glance

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

Strengths

- Elite endurance
- Dual sided, quality disposal

2015 Jumper Club Sponsors

- Arthur & Ryan McGuiness
- Brian Volk
- Gordon Family

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Ryan Bastinac was regarded as a smart inside midfielder with the ability to win his own ball when North Melbourne drafted him with pick 21 in 2009.

Possessing elite endurance, Bastinac notched a 15.1 beep test result at the 2009 draft camp. It placed him in the top five among AFL players who had tested at the camp to that point, equal with Carlton star Chris Judd.

Bastinac co-captained the Dandenong Stingrays in 2009 alongside future GWS Giant Tom Scully. The soon-to-be-Roo averaged 22 disposals and four tackles in his 15 appearances.

Season by Season

Season by Season

It was an up and down season for Bastinac in 2014. Although he played every game for the third consecutive year, he was the substitute on five occasions – the first instances of his career.

The addition of Nick Dal Santo and inside play of Levi Greenwood meant Bastinac had to adjust both his role and style of play.

Used more as an outside midfielder during the year, 65 per cent of Bastinac’s possessions were uncontested, a jump from 59 the previous year.

The number three still had some impressive outings, important in the final term of North’s win over Adelaide in Round 22, and collecting a Brownlow vote in Round 20 against the Giants.

However, he’ll no doubt be looking for further improvement in 2015.

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.

2012

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

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 16.6
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 64.1

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Handballs 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Disposals 24 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Marks 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Hit-outs 1 Fremantle Rd 8
Tackles 6 Essendon Rd 7
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 86 Essendon Rd 7

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows L 140 - 63 9 6 15 3 0 0 2 3 1 0 60
2 Brisbane Lions W 133 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide L 105 - 113 8 10 18 1 0 1 2 4 1 0 64
4 Geelong Cats W 67 - 83 8 9 17 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 64
5 Hawthorn L 70 - 130 8 7 15 3 0 1 0 6 0 0 72
6 Richmond W 109 - 74 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 26
7 Essendon W 82 - 93 9 10 19 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 86
8 Fremantle L 115 - 42 9 9 18 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 63
9 Collingwood L 112 - 95 8 11 19 2 0 1 0 4 1 0 75
10 West Coast Eagles W 85 - 75 13 11 24 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 77
11 Sydney Swans L 75 - 91 8 9 17 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 54
12 GWS Giants W 61 - 117 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Gold Coast Suns L 125 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 7 83 83 166 26 1 6 5 33 4 0 641

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 114
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 9.3
    • Disposals 19.4
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 72.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2014
Handballs 28 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2012
Disposals 44 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2012
Marks 9 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Fremantle Rd 8, 2015
Tackles 9 St Kilda Rd 17, 2014
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
2015 North Melbourne 83 83 166 26 1 6 5 33 4 0 641
2014 North Melbourne 250 161 411 92 1 8 14 79 16 13 1740
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

Milestones

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 23
- Inside 50's: 4
- Tackles: 3
- Time on Ground: 69%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 29
- Inside 50's: 11
- Goal Assists: 2
- Time on Ground: 87%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 22
- Goals: 2
- Inside 50's: 3
- Time on Ground: 76%
 

NMFC Debut

Round 1, 2010 v Port Adelaide
Venue:
AAMI Stadium

North Melbourne: 2.1.13, 4.2.26, 7.5.47, 12.10.82
Port Adelaide: 5.4.34, 10.10.70, 11.15.81, 13.18.96

50th Game

Round 17, 2012 v Richmond
Venue:
MCG

North Melbourne: 3.5.23, 7.9.51, 9.11.65, 15.13.103
Richmond: 2.3.15, 5.9.39, 10.12.72, 14.15.99

100th Game

Round 22, 2014 v Adelaide
Venue:
Blundstone Arena

North Melbourne: 4.3.27, 5.6.36, 9.12.66, 14.17.101
Adelaide: 2.3.15, 5.7.37, 10.11.71, 13.16.94