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SUNS must defend well this week

Kade Kolodjashnij says the back six have a focus on ‘defending first’ whilst still generating plenty of rebound.

2:16pm  Apr 12, 2016

Three SUNS in AFL team of the week

Sitting second on the ladder, it’s no surprise three SUNS have made AFL Media's round three team of the week.

9:16am  Apr 12, 2016

Optomo Injury Update: Round 1

There’s good news on the injury front with Kade Kolodjashnij and Jesse Lonergan both set to play round one.

3:43pm  Mar 17, 2016

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Kade
Kolodjashnij

Height
190 cm
DOB
09-08-1995
Weight
85 kg
Debut
-
Games
2016
8
Career
48
Goals
2016
0
Career
10
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
627
Avg
78
KadeKolodjashnij

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: - Player honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2014.
Brownlow Medal: -
Draft History: 2013 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 5 overall.

Kade Kolodjashnij avoided any chance of having the fabled second-year blues associated with his game in 2015, by producing an outstanding body of work under Rodney Eade.

The polished rebounding defender was a paragon of consistency last season, playing every game and finishing runner up to Tom Lynch in a nail biting best and fairest count.

In just his second year in the AFL, the Tasmanian averaged 22.3 possessions at a classy disposal efficiency rate of 75.1 per cent, to go with 5.6 marks and 4.5 rebound 50s per game.

Along with fellow young guns Touk Miller and Adam Saad, the 20-year-old demonstrated how bright some of the youth is coming through the ranks at the Gold Coast SUNS, a factor that will undeniably continue throughout the 2016 season.

The accumulation of 40 senior games in his first two years should provide Kolodjashnij with the perfect launching pad to carve out a long and distinguished career at Metricon Stadium.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 18.3
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 78.4

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Carlton Rd 3
Handballs 11 Carlton Rd 3
Disposals 26 Carlton Rd 3
Marks 12 Carlton Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 108 Carlton Rd 3

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 121 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle W 100 - 126 13 3 16 5 0 2 2 7 0 0 84
3 Carlton W 95 - 41 15 11 26 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 108
4 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 94 7 8 15 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 87
5 North Melbourne L 81 - 119 13 8 21 7 0 1 0 2 0 1 86
6 Geelong Cats L 168 - 48 11 8 19 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 60
7 Melbourne L 87 - 160 11 5 16 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 53
8 GWS Giants L 149 - 58 11 2 13 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 61
9 Adelaide Crows L 74 - 149 12 8 20 6 0 1 1 5 0 0 88
10 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 6 93 53 146 46 0 8 3 26 0 1 627

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 48
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 19.7
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 77.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Sydney Swans Rd 10, 2015
Handballs 14 GWS Giants Rd 16, 2015
Disposals 30 Western Bulldogs Rd 15, 2015
Marks 13 Collingwood Rd 8, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2016
Goals 2 Sydney Swans Rd 12, 2014
AFL Fantasy 114 Western Bulldogs Rd 15, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Gold Coast Suns 93 53 146 46 0 8 3 26 0 1 627
2015 Gold Coast Suns 320 170 490 124 0 17 15 42 5 1 1843
2014 Gold Coast Suns 192 116 308 88 0 7 6 34 5 3 1230

Legend

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Goals
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