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2015 review: Sam Wright

Sam Wright enjoyed arguably a career-best season, improving and earning a new three-year deal.

With North Melbourne’s 2015 season now complete, NMFC.com.au analyses the performance of each player for the year.

Statistics, a coach review and their efforts in each half of the year are below, as well as a comment section for you to have your say.

Statistics

AFL appearances: 24
Disposal average: 18.8
Rebound 50’s: 88
Inside 50’s: 55
One percenters: 46

Season highlights

Round 4 v Geelong: 32 disposals, nine marks, seven rebound 50’s, one Brownlow vote
Round 6 v Richmond: 21 disposals, 10 rebound 50’s, eight marks
Round 17 v Brisbane: 100th AFL game
Round 18 v Carlton: 24 disposals, 10 marks

View Wright’s player profile here

First half review – Josh Drummond

“Wrighty got a lot of confidence out of the end of last year. Playing well and contributing in finals wins helped him and he also had a good pre-season.

“He’s come along in leaps and bounds while having a good mix. He’s right up there in offensive stats for a defender but he’s also played on good forwards like Luke Breust and Devon Smith.

“We still think there’s a fair bit of upside but he’s playing a good brand of footy at the moment.”

Second half review – Josh Drummond

“He really nailed down that small defender spot and he pretty much played on the best small forward every week.

“For the most part he’s won his battle each week. He really grew off last year and improved, and we need him to improve even further.

“He also gave us great run out of the back half.

In the news

September 22 – Silencing the crowd – STORY

"We just feel like all our structures and organisation at the minute is coming along well and we're all playing together as a team.”

July 13 – No issue with Selwood – STORY

“Looking back over the vision over the last few days, I think it’s been blown out of proportion to tell you the truth.”

Have your say on Wright’s 2015 in the comments below

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