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Clarke's burning ambition

As Ryan Clarke contemplates his third season, the North young gun wants to turn his potential into success

9:59am Sep 1, 2017

Clarke cited

The Match Review Panel has fined North youngster Ryan Clarke for a rough conduct charge.

3:29pm May 29, 2017

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Clarke post-match (Rd 9, 2018)

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3:33pm  Dec 13, 2017

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9:39am  Sep 1, 2017

VFL Rd 2, 2017: Player focus

12:30am  Apr 23, 2017

VFL Rd 2, 2017: Clarke post-match

12:25am  Apr 23, 2017

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Ryan
Clarke

Height
184 cm
DOB
17-06-1997
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
9
Career
30
Goals
2018
0
Career
6
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
651
Avg
72
RyanClarke

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Knox
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges
Draft: #31, 2015 National
Debut: Round 16, 2016 v West Coast

Strengths

- Pace
- Versatility

Jumper Club Members

- Pace
- Versatility

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Drafted from the Eastern Ranges, Clarke was viewed as a prolific ball-winner with a high workrate at junior level.

The 184 centimetre midfielder averaged 31 disposals a game at TAC Cup level, and also impressed while playing for Vic Metro in the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.

Season by Season

Season by Season

In his second season at North, Ryan Clarke was able to build on his six games in 2016, as he appeared 15 times in the AFL in 2017.

After a couple of spells in the VFL throughout the year, Clarke finished the season strongly, with his 31-disposal effort against Collingwood in round 20 being the first of four consecutive games over 25 disposals.

2016

Development Coach, David Loader

“For a first-year player, he had a terrific season. He played VFL footy and then went up to play half a dozen games in the AFL.

“When he came back (to the VFL), he looked way more accomplished as a player, strong and aggressive.

“Some of his inside work was exceptionally good and around stoppages he’s a livewire.

“His running patterns got a lot stronger as the year went on. He was able to challenge the opposition running forward and going back he was able to help out defensively.

“His body work also became better and better as the year went on. He’s a big, strong kid and late in the year he looked really good around the footy.”

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 19.8
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 72.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
Handballs 12 Port Adelaide Rd 6
Disposals 26 Hawthorn Rd 5
Marks 10 Hawthorn Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 104 Hawthorn Rd 5

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 55 - 39 18 8 26 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 83
2 St Kilda W 95 - 43 5 2 7 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 23
3 Melbourne L 123 - 86 9 11 20 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 67
4 Carlton W 116 - 30 9 7 16 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 63
5 Hawthorn W 98 - 70 17 9 26 10 0 0 1 2 0 0 104
6 Port Adelaide L 69 - 102 11 12 23 5 0 2 1 3 0 0 83
7 Sydney Swans W 66 - 68 16 6 22 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 75
8 Richmond L 72 - 82 10 9 19 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 71
9 GWS Giants W 112 - 69 14 5 19 5 0 2 0 3 0 1 82
10 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 4 109 69 178 39 0 6 5 19 0 2 651

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 30
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 10.3
    • Disposals 19.3
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 67.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1, 2018
Handballs 19 Collingwood Rd 20, 2017
Disposals 31 Collingwood Rd 20, 2017
Marks 10 Hawthorn Rd 5, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 10, 2017
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 13, 2017
AFL Fantasy 104 Hawthorn Rd 5, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 North Melbourne 109 69 178 39 0 6 5 19 0 2 651
2017 North Melbourne 127 170 297 56 0 5 9 31 6 4 1031
2016 North Melbourne 35 70 105 12 0 6 4 13 0 4 331

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: 21
- Inside 50's: 4
- Clearances: 4
- Time on Ground: 68%

NMFC Debut

Round 16, 2016 v West Coast
Venue:
Domain Stadium

North Melbourne: 2.1.13, 6.4.40, 8.4.52, 11.6.72
West Coast: 3.2.20, 9.4.58, 13.7.85, 16.8.104