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SUNS go back to basics to revive season

Gold Coast has temporarily taken its eyes off the finals race and stripped its season back to basics after a horror past fortnight.

9:58pm  Aug 1, 2014

Round 17 Injury Update

Gold Coast is patiently awaiting the recommended course of action on Gary Ablett’s shoulder injury following the superstar midfielder’s consultation with a leading specialist in Melbourne.

4:09pm  Jul 8, 2014

Cannon says SUNS ready to unload

Gold Coast defender Trent McKenzie is confident his team’s recent success at home could hold the key to upsetting Geelong.

11:40pm  Jun 20, 2014

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9:49am  Aug 1, 2014

Trent McKenzie on Geelong

1:46pm  Jun 20, 2014

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Trent
McKenzie

Height
191 cm
DOB
03-04-1992
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
19
Career
76
Goals
2014
1
Career
20
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1335
Avg
70
TrentMcKenzie

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: International Rules Series 2011; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2011
Brownlow Medal: -
Draft History: 2010 17-year-old access selection (Gold Coast)

Injury-free and with confidence in his body, the talented defender took a giant step forward last year. McKenzie missed the first four weeks while regaining fitness from knee tendinitis, but once on the park in round five against Greater Western Sydney, never looked back.

At 191cm, he is an excellent one-on-one defender who has terrific closing speed and can spoil well. But the 21-year-old’s greatest asset is his rocket launcher of a left boot that often takes Gold Coast from deep defence to the midfield with unerring accuracy.

McKenzie averaged 19 disposals and five marks a game and was often used as the loose man in defence. In a wet round 11 contest against North Melbourne, he played this role to perfection, collecting 25 disposals and nine marks.

Without yet completing a full pre-season, still has a big upside and has signed with the GC SUNS until the end of 2015.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 11.9
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 70.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Port Adelaide Rd 21
Handballs 10 St Kilda Rd 9
Disposals 23 Hawthorn Rd 4
Marks 7 Port Adelaide Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 North Melbourne Rd 7
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 91 Port Adelaide Rd 21

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond W 87 - 69 12 1 13 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 49
2 Fremantle L 87 - 39 16 3 19 6 0 1 2 5 0 0 87
3 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 61 15 7 22 7 0 3 0 2 0 0 91
4 Hawthorn L 49 - 148 14 9 23 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 76
5 Melbourne W 78 - 86 14 3 17 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 80
6 GWS Giants W 134 - 94 13 3 16 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 78
7 North Melbourne W 77 - 120 10 6 16 5 0 0 2 7 0 0 79
9 St Kilda W 87 - 125 7 10 17 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 60
10 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 74 8 3 11 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 52
11 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 77 7 4 11 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 48
12 Sydney Swans L 74 - 109 14 2 16 6 0 0 0 4 0 2 82
13 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 100 12 4 16 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 81
14 Geelong Cats W 118 - 78 12 4 16 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 69
15 Hawthorn L 116 - 63 14 1 15 2 0 2 0 5 0 0 72
16 Collingwood W 80 - 75 13 5 18 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 66
17 Western Bulldogs L 94 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions L 110 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda W 117 - 64 9 4 13 5 0 2 1 3 1 0 67
20 Carlton L 97 - 58 9 6 15 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 45
21 Port Adelaide L 47 - 56 18 4 22 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 91
22 Essendon L 108 - 89 10 4 14 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 62
23 West Coast Eagles L 99 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 227 83 310 90 0 16 9 55 1 3 1335

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 76
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 5.2
    • Disposals 17.3
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 73.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Richmond Rd 16, 2013
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2012
Disposals 27 Essendon Rd 12, 2013
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 17, 2013
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2012
Tackles 8 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2012
Goals 2 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2012
AFL Fantasy 122 Fremantle Rd 15, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Gold Coast Suns 227 83 310 90 0 16 9 55 1 3 1335
2013 Gold Coast Suns 254 92 346 99 0 10 8 52 2 6 1455
2012 Gold Coast Suns 193 104 297 87 3 18 4 46 4 6 1271
2011 Gold Coast Suns 244 115 359 87 4 11 13 62 13 19 1544

Legend

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