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Pocket Profile: Peter Wright

Get to know Two-Metre Peter!

2:39pm  Jul 11, 2018

Wright developing his craft under Hall

Peter Wright has spent his pre-season campaign soaking up information from part-time specialist coach Barry Hall.

1:42pm  Mar 7, 2017

The Wright lesson for Pete

It’s easy to forget how much Peter Wright has benefitted from what could be deemed the ‘Tom Lynch effect' in 2016.

10:19am  Feb 28, 2017

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Peter
Wright

Height
203 cm
DOB
08-09-1996
Weight
102 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
7
Career
49
Goals
2018
5
Career
64
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
407
Avg
58
PeterWright

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2016
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 3; career votes 3
Junior Club: Moonee Valley (Vic)/Calder U18
Draft History:  
2014 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 8 overall.

One of the most exciting young key forwards in the competition, Peter Wright played all 22 games and kicked 31 goals in 2017. Mostly playing as second fiddle to Tom Lynch, Wright showed he can compete at the highest level while still leaving room for improvement.
 

The key forward is strong contested mark and a thumping set shot for goal, often nailing shots from outside 50. The return of Sam Day puts Wright’s position in the side up for question, but the 21-year-old offers versatility with his ability to pinch-hit in the ruck.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 10.3
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 2.9
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 58.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Sydney Swans Rd 18
Handballs 10 Sydney Swans Rd 18
Disposals 20 Sydney Swans Rd 18
Marks 9 Sydney Swans Rd 18
Hit-outs 8 Carlton Rd 19
Tackles 5 Essendon Rd 17
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 93 Sydney Swans Rd 18

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 55 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Carlton W 67 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Fremantle L 68 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 West Coast Eagles L 139 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Brisbane Lions W 71 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows L 110 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs L 81 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 77 - 146 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Port Adelaide L 42 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats L 36 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants L 134 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda L 78 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn L 96 - 43 6 5 11 5 8 3 0 1 2 2 72
15 Collingwood L 60 - 99 3 4 7 2 4 1 3 4 0 0 35
16 North Melbourne L 95 - 58 10 5 15 9 0 0 0 2 1 1 82
17 Essendon L 51 - 95 7 2 9 4 0 1 0 5 0 1 59
18 Sydney Swans W 64 - 88 10 10 20 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 93
19 Carlton L 44 - 79 6 3 9 3 8 2 1 1 2 0 56
20 Melbourne L 143 - 47 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 10
21 Richmond L 51 - 125 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions L 74 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats L 142 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 18 43 29 72 33 20 7 4 18 5 4 407

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 49
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 11.4
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 4.3
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 64.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2016
Handballs 10 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2018
Disposals 20 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2018
Marks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2016
Hit-outs 9 Fremantle Rd 20, 2017
Tackles 5 Essendon Rd 17, 2018
Goals 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2016
AFL Fantasy 131 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Gold Coast Suns 43 29 72 33 20 7 4 18 5 4 407
2017 Gold Coast Suns 159 117 276 121 113 22 8 35 31 19 1530
2016 Gold Coast Suns 106 89 195 83 73 15 3 27 27 10 1104
2015 Gold Coast Suns 12 5 17 8 7 4 0 3 1 1 100

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