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Durdin craving more

While most players are looking for a break and some time to recuperate, Sam Durdin is itching to play again.

2:57pm Sep 8, 2017

Durdin re-signs

Sam Durdin’s impressive start to his make-or-break 2017 season has earned him a two-year extension.

12:00pm May 11, 2017

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Sam
Durdin

Height
198 cm
DOB
06-06-1996
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2017
8
Career
8
Goals
2017
1
Career
1
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
372
Avg
46
SamDurdin

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Loxton
Recruited from: West Adelaide
Draft: #16, 2014 National
Debut: Round 3, 2017 v GWS Giants

Strengths

- Strong overhead
- Good below his knees

Jumper Club Members

- Brad & Natalie Watkins
- Anthony Igri
- CCALM Investments

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Durdin played an important role in South Australia’s win in the Under 18 Championships. Playing as a key position defender and also spending time in the ruck, the 197cm prospect averaged 10 disposals and three marks in his six appearances.

He was also a member of the AFL Academy Level 2 squad and won the AFL Life Membership Scholarship in 2013.

Durdin was best on ground in West Adelaide’s Under 18 Grand Final win in the SANFL, amassing 48 hit-outs, 12 touches and nine marks.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Senior Development Coach, Gavin Brown

“In the pre-season Durds hurt his shoulder, so obviously that’s not great for a marking player.

“He played some development league football this year, and took a little bit longer to get going before playing some solid footy in the back half of the year.

“The really interesting point about Durds is in the last game of the season, through necessity, we put him back and he looked really comfortable.

“It’s quite exciting, his ability to use the ball by foot and his decision making really suited us and he looked quite good down there.

“That’s another string to his bow. He worked really hard on his marking and he improved that, although he’s still got a way to go in that regard.

“He would be pleased with the way he finished off the season.”

2015

Mid-season, from Ben Dyer

“It was a good half-year for him from the point of view of playing against some really different opponents. There were strong opponents who wanted to wrestle; others who wanted to move him around.

“What he’s probably learned is that at senior VFL level you have to be good all the time. He now appreciates that you’ve got to be good in a number of areas to play against those forwards and it’s been an education in concentrating and applying himself for the whole four quarters of the game.”

Second half of 2015, from Ben Dyer

“Where he plays in 2016 we’re not sure yet. Down the track maybe he is a key forward, but for an induction into senior (VFL) footy, having the game in front of him probably isn’t a bad idea.

“His rehab has been going well and he’s been able to get a good skill block. We’re looking forward to see what he can do over summer.”

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 46.5

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 18
Handballs 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 23
Disposals 18 Essendon Rd 18
Marks 11 Essendon Rd 18
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 23
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 83 Brisbane Lions Rd 23

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 93 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats L 112 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 GWS Giants L 67 - 109 6 4 10 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 37
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 5 4 9 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 29
9 Melbourne W 90 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton W 96 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 66 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda L 72 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Fremantle L 82 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide L 127 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon L 132 - 105 14 4 18 11 0 0 2 1 0 0 81
19 Melbourne W 76 - 72 8 5 13 2 0 0 3 3 0 1 44
20 Collingwood L 57 - 111 4 2 6 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 31
21 Hawthorn L 116 - 89 7 3 10 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 42
22 St Kilda L 127 - 78 3 4 7 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 25
23 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 130 11 6 17 6 0 2 0 3 1 0 83
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 58 32 90 32 0 5 11 14 1 4 372

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 46.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 18, 2017
Handballs 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017
Disposals 18 Essendon Rd 18, 2017
Marks 11 Essendon Rd 18, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017
AFL Fantasy 83 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 58 32 90 32 0 5 11 14 1 4 372

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: 10
- Rebound 50's: 3
- Marks: 2
- Time on Ground: 89%

NMFC Debut

Round 3, 2017 v GWS Giants
Venue: Blundstone Arena

North Melbourne: 3.2.20, 5.4.34, 8.6.54, 10.7.67
GWS Giants: 3.4.22, 6.11.47, 9.15.69, 15.19.109