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2014 in review: Xavier Richards

21-year-old defender Xavier Richards believes his 2014 season was an important year of development

1:59pm  Oct 31, 2014

X-cited for Grand Final

After a stellar performance last week, Xavier Richards will lead the reserves defence into the NEAFL Grand Final

11:27am  Sep 12, 2014

Swans re-sign Xavier

Promising key defender signs new two-year deal with Swans

9:03am  Sep 5, 2014

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Xavier
Richards

Height
195 cm
DOB
25-04-1993
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2016
9
Career
11
Goals
2016
13
Career
13
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
614
Avg
68
XavierRichards

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: East Sandringham JFC (VIC)
Debut: 2013
Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons U18
Brownlow Votes: -

Very much in the mould of his older brother, Richards is a dour defender with few frills but is reliable close to goal. Made just one senior appearance last year – ironically replacing his brother who missed the round 19 clash against West Coast with concussion – and slotted nicely into the side. Should be pushing for more senior games after a fantastic season in the NEAFL in 2015.

Draft history: 2013 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 29.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 5.2
    • Disposals 13.3
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 68.2

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Adelaide Crows SF
Handballs 8 GWS Giants W1
Disposals 20 Adelaide Crows SF
Marks 8 Richmond Rd 23
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants W1
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 18
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 85 Adelaide Crows SF

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 133 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Carlton W 71 - 131 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 GWS Giants W 93 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Adelaide Crows L 113 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 49 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions W 94 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon W 135 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Richmond L 101 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn W 55 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 North Melbourne W 91 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns W 41 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants L 105 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne W 86 - 31 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs L 79 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats W 60 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn L 70 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton W 74 - 68 5 8 13 5 0 2 3 5 2 1 72
19 Fremantle W 47 - 137 9 3 12 5 1 0 0 2 2 0 69
20 Port Adelaide W 100 - 33 8 2 10 4 0 1 0 2 2 1 62
21 St Kilda W 76 - 146 8 4 12 7 0 0 0 3 3 0 83
22 North Melbourne W 76 - 85 8 6 14 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 66
23 Richmond W 164 - 51 9 4 13 8 1 0 1 0 1 1 64
W1 GWS Giants L 55 - 91 5 8 13 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 59
SF Adelaide Crows W 118 - 82 13 7 20 5 0 0 0 1 2 1 85
PF Geelong Cats W 60 - 97 8 5 13 4 0 0 1 1 1 1 54
GF Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 6 73 47 120 51 3 3 5 18 13 7 614

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 11.9
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 60.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Adelaide Crows SF, 2016
Handballs 8 GWS Giants W1, 2016
Disposals 20 Adelaide Crows SF, 2016
Marks 8 Richmond Rd 23, 2016
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants W1, 2016
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 18, 2016
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 21, 2016
AFL Fantasy 85 Adelaide Crows SF, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Sydney Swans 73 47 120 51 3 3 5 18 13 7 614
2015 Sydney Swans 6 4 10 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 51
2014 Sydney Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Sydney Swans 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

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

AFL Debut - round 14, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Carlton)