Round 14 – Top 100 Stats Highlights

Nick Riewoldt’s 329th game sees him in a nest of ruckmen. It takes him past Carlton’s John Nicholls and Barry Round (Western Bulldogs/Sydney) and draws him level with Gary Dempsey. In addition, his three goals were enough to take him past the League’s first goal kicking machine, Collingwood’s Dick Lee who amassed 707 goals starting in 1906 and finishing in 1922.
Drew Petrie, the forgotten player of 2017 bobbed up to pass former record games played holder Dick Reynolds (Essendon) and join former record games played holder Ted Whitten (Western Bulldogs), Stewart Loewe (St Kilda) and Tyson Edwards (Adelaide).
His goal kicking feat of 4 goals also saw him pass Alan Noonan (Essendon) and Roger Merrett (Essendon/Brisbane Bears).
James Kelly joined the injured Robert Murphy (Western Bulldogs) and Russell Greene (St Kilda and Hawthorn) at #62 on the list.
One game behind him, Brendan Goddard drew level with Don Scott (Hawthorn) and Luke Power (Brisbane Lions/Greater Western Sydney).
Stevie J (Geelong and GWS) moved to within one game of being a AFL All time Top 100 games player.
Also likely to join this elite group this year is Leigh Montagna (St Kilda), 2 games further back.
Jack Riewoldt’s 3 goals saw him pass former West Coast Eagles star Peter Sumich, whilst Eddie Bett’s one goal saw him equal with Sumich.
Jarryd Roughead also kicked one goal, and this was enough for him to draw level with Sydney coach John Longmire, who played his entire career at North Melbourne.

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