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Tippett reaching new heights

Kurt Tippett is enjoying his best start to a season since joining the Sydney Swans, as he embraces his new role as the number one ruckman.

4:19pm  May 10, 2016

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Kurt
Tippett

Height
202 cm
DOB
08-05-1987
Weight
108 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2016
9
Career
161
Goals
2016
15
Career
316
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
867
Avg
96
KurtTippett

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Southport (QLD)
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: Southport (QLD)/Adelaide Crows
Brownlow Votes: 18

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Kicked 44 goals last season – his best return since 2010 – which was a massive effort given he spent plenty of time as the Swans’ No. 1 ruckman. With Mike Pyke’s retirement, Tippett assumes the main role and will need to strike up a new partnership with former West Coast big man Callum Sinclair. After knee troubles played havoc with his first two seasons at the Swans, a healthy Tippett played 22 games last year and is still one of the most dangerous tall forwards in the AFL. He finished eighth in the best and fairest.

Previous AFL club: Adelaide Crows (2008-12: 104 games, 188 goals).

Draft history: 2006 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Adelaide) No. 32 overall; 2013 NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft 1st round selection (Sydney) No. 11 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 15.0
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 28.1
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 1.7
    • AFL Fantasy 96.3

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Handballs 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Disposals 25 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 2
Hit-outs 36 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Tackles 5 Essendon Rd 7
Goals 4 Carlton Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 129 Hawthorn Rd 9

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 133 - 53 4 4 8 4 32 1 2 5 0 1 80
2 Carlton W 71 - 131 7 9 16 7 21 1 2 4 4 0 116
3 GWS Giants W 93 - 68 8 1 9 4 32 0 2 2 2 0 84
4 Adelaide Crows L 113 - 103 7 6 13 2 35 1 3 3 2 0 90
5 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 49 7 9 16 1 25 3 3 1 0 0 65
6 Brisbane Lions W 94 - 97 15 10 25 4 36 1 4 3 1 1 121
7 Essendon W 135 - 54 9 5 14 2 14 2 1 5 2 1 89
8 Richmond L 101 - 100 6 9 15 4 23 0 2 4 2 0 93
9 Hawthorn W 55 - 69 12 7 19 6 35 0 1 4 2 1 129
10 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 2 75 60 135 34 253 9 20 31 15 4 867

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 161
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 10.9
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 9.6
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 69.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2016
Handballs 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2016
Disposals 25 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2016
Marks 11 Hawthorn PF, 2012
Hit-outs 36 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2016
Tackles 8 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2015
Goals 7 Essendon Rd 11, 2009
AFL Fantasy 135 GWS Giants Rd 21, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Sydney Swans 75 60 135 34 253 9 20 31 15 4 867
2015 Sydney Swans 146 121 267 93 380 39 33 68 44 23 1838
2014 Sydney Swans 94 62 156 58 77 18 12 15 34 17 920
2013 Sydney Swans 85 44 129 53 16 13 13 29 35 20 838
2012 Adelaide Crows 176 79 255 106 158 25 25 32 39 31 1505
2011 Adelaide Crows 148 69 217 85 130 30 30 40 31 22 1275
2010 Adelaide Crows 141 59 200 84 175 24 25 39 46 34 1383
2009 Adelaide Crows 160 98 258 96 243 38 37 60 55 31 1735
2008 Adelaide Crows 70 65 135 44 118 20 22 32 17 17 791

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 1, 2008 (Adelaide Crows v Western Bulldogs)

50 games - round 7, 2010 (Adelaide Crows v Richmond)

100 games - round 22, 2012 (Adelaide Crows v Melbourne)

Club Debut - round 13, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Port Adelaide)

Awards

Club Awards

Leading Goalkicker
2013

Brownlow Medal

2014 votes 1; career votes 18.