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Swans duo face fitness test

Sydney Swans duo Ted Richards and Tom Papley will undergo fitness tests later this week in a bid to line up against North Melbourne on Friday night.

4:37pm  May 24, 2016

Wait and see on Richards

A decision on the fitness of veteran defender Ted Richards will be made later in the week as he recovers from concussion.

11:15am  May 23, 2016

Richards returns

The Sydney Swans’ defensive stocks have been bolstered with the addition of Ted Richards for Saturday’s encounter with Richmond.

6:20pm  May 12, 2016

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Ted
Richards

Height
193 cm
DOB
11-01-1983
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2016
8
Career
261
Goals
2016
2
Career
34
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
328
Avg
41
TedRichards

Player Bio

The evergreen defender enjoyed a solid 2015 season, in which he played his 200th game for the Swans and 250th overall. Signed on for the 2016 season that looks most likely to be his last, but is still the club’s most reliable tall defender despite often playing on much bigger opponents. The emergence of his brother Xavier and the arrival of Michael Talia from the Bulldogs will make sure there is more competition for spots in the defence and will also allow Richards the luxury of taking on fewer of the League’s monster forwards.

Previous AFL club: Essendon (2002-05: 33 games, 19 goals).

Draft history: 2000 National AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Essendon) No. 27 overall traded by West Coast for Michael Prior; 2005 NAB AFL Draft traded by Essendon for No. 19 (Courtenay Dempsey) and No. 51 (Sam Lonergan).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 5.8
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 9.8
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 41.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Handballs 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Disposals 22 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Goals 1 Geelong Cats Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 105 West Coast Eagles Rd 5

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 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
3 GWS Giants W 93 - 68 8 5 13 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 45
4 Adelaide Crows L 113 - 103 4 6 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
5 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 49 15 7 22 10 0 2 0 2 1 0 105
6 Brisbane Lions W 94 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon W 135 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Richmond L 101 - 100 5 1 6 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 30
9 Hawthorn W 55 - 69 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
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 4 5 9 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 44
17 Hawthorn L 70 - 75 5 3 8 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 37
18 Carlton W 74 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 5 46 32 78 31 0 5 2 5 2 2 328

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 261
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 12.6
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 51.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 11, 2011
Handballs 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2010
Disposals 25 West Coast Eagles Rd 8, 2009
Marks 14 Richmond Rd 6, 2009
Hit-outs 9 Richmond Rd 16, 2006
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 12, 2011
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2004
AFL Fantasy 117 Richmond Rd 6, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Sydney Swans 46 32 78 31 0 5 2 5 2 2 328
2015 Sydney Swans 141 136 277 86 1 11 12 39 0 2 1087
2014 Sydney Swans 192 151 343 117 1 20 12 40 0 2 1376
2013 Sydney Swans 190 156 346 98 0 21 17 40 1 0 1312
2012 Sydney Swans 198 160 358 125 0 22 22 51 0 0 1449
2011 Sydney Swans 202 110 312 107 0 35 17 47 0 1 1320
2010 Sydney Swans 94 104 198 77 0 7 7 26 1 3 820
2009 Sydney Swans 129 135 264 94 3 15 10 36 1 4 1081
2008 Sydney Swans 185 174 359 154 3 24 20 32 4 2 1486
2007 Sydney Swans 175 98 273 110 1 19 22 42 2 4 1189
2006 Sydney Swans 131 101 232 86 25 16 17 29 4 5 988
2005 Essendon 42 51 93 33 2 8 11 10 3 2 364
2004 Essendon 32 44 76 25 1 3 6 9 7 2 325
2003 Essendon 43 17 60 16 1 4 2 9 9 5 305
2002 Essendon 4 6 10 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 42

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 2, 2002 (Essendon v Richmond)

Club Debut – round 1, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Essendon)

50 games – round 19, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Melbourne)

100 games – round 21, 2008 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

150 games – round 20, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Essendon)

200 games - round 20, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

All-Australian
2012

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Most Improved
2007

Best Clubman
2010

Brownlow Medal

2013 votes 3; career votes 7.