Big League Lions: AFL Round 18

The 2020 AFL season has wrapped up for all of the former Lions. Found out how they performed in their last games of the season.

🦢 Robbie Fox26 games and 7 goals for Coburg in 2015-16

Fox was solid in defence for the Swans in their tight loss to Geelong. He had 10 disposals at 90% efficiency, as well as five rebound 50’s. 

Fox spent a lot of the year playing as an undersized key defender. He received plenty of big jobs but carried out his role well and played a career best 14 games in 2020.

He will be one of the frontrunners to take out the most improved at the club’s best and fairest night and should poll well in the count itself. Sydney are yet to announce the details of the event.

🟡🟤 Michael Hartley33 games and 1 goal for Coburg from 2014-15

Hartley was not selected in Hawthorn’s team for its final game of 2020, a win over the Suns. He managed two senior games this season at his new club.

🔵 Callum Moore0 games, 0 goals for Coburg in 2020 (was signed for this season before joining Carlton as a SSP)

Moore wasn’t selected for Carlton’s final game of the season. He played two AFL games for the club after leaving Coburg earlier this year.

🇹🇩 Reilly O’Brien2 games and 0 goals for Coburg in 2014

O’Brien was one of the best players on the ground in Adelaide’s loss to Richmond. He had 19 disposals, took seven marks (four contested) and has 29 hitouts.

O’Brien has been one of the Crows’ best players all year and will be a very good chance to take out the club’s best and fairest.

🦢 Ben Ronke2 games, 3 games for Coburg in 2016

Ronke managed just three games in 2020 and hasn’t played since round five due to a stress-related back injury.

🟣⚪️ Luke Ryan10 games and 0 goals for Coburg in 2016

Ryan was at his best in Fremantle’s final game of 2020. He had 25 disposals (92% efficiency), seven rebound 50’s, took nine marks and was named the team’s third best. 

Ryan has often had to play on bigger opponents this season, which he has done well while still being able to provide his usual rebound from defence. He will finish highly in the club’s best and fairest and is a smoky for the All-Australian team which will be revealed later this week.

🔴⚫️ Adam Saad28 games and 10 goals for Coburg from 2012-14

Saad finished 2020 well in the Bombers loss to Melbourne. Back playing in his usual role in defence, Saad provided plenty of drive from half-back. He had 19 disposals, seven rebound 50’s and took five marks.

He played every game this year and had a great season which saw him finish third in the club best and fairest, his highest ever. He averaged 18.9 disposals and 4.5 rebound 50’s per game.