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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

Rocket keeping expectations for Wright in check

Despite his obvious talent up forward, Rodney Eade is keeping his expectations of Peter Wright in check.

3:10pm  Feb 24, 2017

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9:59am  Sep 21, 2016

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Peter
Wright

Height
203 cm
DOB
08-09-1996
Weight
100 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
16
Career
36
Goals
2017
22
Career
50
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1111
Avg
69
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.

Last season was a breakout year for Peter Wright, playing 17 games, earning a Rising Star nomination and forming a lethal partnership with Tom Lynch. The towering forward is just 20 but, with his increased strength last season, influenced games on a regular basis.

Wright started the year in the NEAFL behind Sam Day, but once Day was shuffled to the backline, the Victorian was given his chance and grabbed it with both hands. He kicked 27 goals, averaged five marks a game and was instrumental in wins over St Kilda, the Brisbane Lions and Fremantle. Wright also helped out with back-up ruck duties, and at 203cm and more than 100kg, should prove a handful for defenders for years to come. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 12.8
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 4.8
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 69.4

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Geelong Cats Rd 7
Handballs 8 North Melbourne Rd 15
Disposals 17 Geelong Cats Rd 7
Marks 10 Hawthorn Rd 12
Hit-outs 9 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Tackles 4 Carlton Rd 13
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 91 West Coast Eagles Rd 11

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions L 96 - 98 9 5 14 4 3 1 2 4 1 3 72
2 GWS Giants L 160 - 58 6 6 12 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 55
3 Hawthorn W 139 - 53 7 8 15 5 8 1 0 1 0 1 66
4 Carlton W 82 - 108 6 4 10 5 4 1 0 2 3 1 73
5 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 153 6 8 14 6 9 1 0 2 0 0 70
6 North Melbourne L 107 - 94 10 4 14 8 6 0 0 0 2 0 80
7 Geelong Cats W 124 - 99 12 5 17 6 8 1 0 1 1 4 87
8 Port Adelaide L 38 - 110 8 8 16 5 3 3 1 2 0 1 67
10 Melbourne L 122 - 87 7 2 9 6 3 0 1 1 2 1 60
11 West Coast Eagles W 80 - 77 9 3 12 8 6 1 1 4 2 2 91
12 Hawthorn W 79 - 95 7 7 14 10 6 1 1 0 2 0 81
13 Carlton L 73 - 83 3 6 9 1 3 0 0 4 1 0 49
14 St Kilda L 103 - 72 9 7 16 6 5 2 0 0 2 2 80
15 North Melbourne W 118 - 99 5 8 13 1 4 0 0 1 1 1 49
16 Sydney Swans L 118 - 51 5 3 8 4 6 0 0 3 1 0 57
17 Collingwood L 88 - 103 8 3 11 6 1 2 1 2 3 0 74
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 10 117 87 204 86 77 16 7 27 22 16 1111

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 36
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 4.4
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 64.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2016
Handballs 8 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 20 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2016
Marks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2016
Hit-outs 9 Adelaide Crows Rd 5, 2017
Tackles 4 Carlton Rd 13, 2017
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
2017 Gold Coast Suns 117 87 204 86 77 16 7 27 22 16 1111
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

Legend

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Hit-outs
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