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Four big ins to face Eagles

Franklin, Jetta, Pyke and Roberts-Thomson have all been named to face West Coast on Thursday night

12:00pm  Feb 25, 2014

Swans ready to ruck and roll

The future looks bright for the Sydney Swans' ruck stocks following Wednesday's intra-club clash.

8:49pm  Feb 12, 2014

Aussie Pyke

Mike Pyke talks about become an Australian citizen on Sunday

9:07am  Jan 24, 2014

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Mike
Pyke

Height
201 cm
DOB
24-03-1984
Weight
104 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
4
Career
75
Goals
2014
1
Career
42
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
318
Avg
80
MikePyke

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: -
Debut: 2009
Recruited from: Canada
Brownlow Votes: -

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The Swans earned five nominations in last year’s 40-man All-Australian squad and most were surprised Pyke was not among them. 

Finishing second in the competition in contested marks and eighth in hit-outs, it was a stunning season from the Canadian, who played every game and emerged as a genuine threat in the ruck and up forward. 

After just 13 goals in his previous four years in the AFL, he produced 28.8 in 2013, proving to be one of the best set shots in the game.

Draft history: 2009 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 57; 2010 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (Sydney) selection No. 101.

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was a solid year from Pykey. Obviously he was our ruckman at times with Shane Mumford, but he was also able to kick some important goals and at one point he was leading the competition for contested marks.

His pre-season has been a bit slow for Pykey because he had a slower start. Like a few of our players, we’re building him up for round one. We know he’s our most professional trainer, so we know he’s always doing the right things to get his body in the right condition for round one.

We hope in 2014 it’s a big year for Pykey. This year will be a great opportunity for him to be the main man in the ruck and to set the example there. We hope he provides us with a really physical contest in the ruck and can give the mids some really good use.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 12.2
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 28.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 79.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Collingwood Rd 2
Handballs 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 3
Disposals 16 Collingwood Rd 2
Marks 6 Collingwood Rd 2
Hit-outs 34 GWS Giants Rd 1
Tackles 4 GWS Giants Rd 1
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 98 Collingwood Rd 2

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 99 - 67 8 2 10 3 34 3 2 4 0 0 84
2 Collingwood L 69 - 89 12 4 16 6 23 3 0 1 1 0 98
3 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 134 8 6 14 2 26 1 0 2 0 0 77
4 North Melbourne L 48 - 91 4 5 9 3 29 1 2 1 0 0 59
5 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 3 32 17 49 14 112 8 4 8 1 0 318

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 75
    • Kicks 3.9
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 9.4
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 19.5
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 61.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Collingwood Rd 2, 2014
Handballs 15 Adelaide Crows Rd 11, 2013
Disposals 18 Adelaide Crows Rd 11, 2013
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 21, 2013
Hit-outs 47 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18, 2012
Tackles 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2010
Goals 3 Geelong Cats Rd 22, 2013
AFL Fantasy 110 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Sydney Swans 32 17 49 14 112 8 4 8 1 0 318
2013 Sydney Swans 123 153 276 89 546 21 28 53 28 8 1813
2012 Sydney Swans 70 112 182 59 384 16 21 48 8 8 1196
2011 Sydney Swans 8 7 15 4 27 0 5 6 2 0 98
2010 Sydney Swans 49 86 135 43 292 21 18 55 3 2 947
2009 Sydney Swans 8 39 47 3 98 6 10 12 0 1 234

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 6, 2009 (Sydney Swans v Richmond)

50 games - round 4, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Geelong)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Most Improved
2010