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Double delight for SA pair

They’ve had totally different footballing journeys, but on Sunday first-year players Jack Lukosius and Chris Burgess will both make their AFL debut.

5:36pm  Mar 22, 2019

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Chris
Burgess

Height
191 cm
DOB
26-11-1995
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2019
Games
2019
14
Career
14
Goals
2019
4
Career
4
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
499
Avg
36
ChrisBurgess

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: -
Junior Club: West Adelaide (SANFL).
Draft History: 2018 Special Assistance State-League Player.

Burgess was one of three state-league players to join the SUNS in 2018 as part of the Special Assistance provided by the AFL Commission. The 22-year-old originally played for West Adelaide in the SANFL as an intercepting, contested-marking defender but was moved to attack at the end of 2017 where he immediately made an impact. Since then, the utility kicked 18 goals in as many games in 2018 to finish equal-fourth in West Adelaide’s best and fairest.

Burgess’ flexibility as a key-position utility gives him plenty of upside in a new-look SUNS list for 2019. His biggest challenge will be adjusting to the rigours of being in the AFL system. He will need a big pre-season to cement himself in Stuart Dew’s plans, but if he can improve his fitness and ground coverage, he will be in the frame for an AFL debut in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 3.9
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 8.2
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 35.6

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Fremantle Rd 2
Handballs 8 Collingwood Rd 20
Disposals 13 Essendon Rd 19
Marks 6 Fremantle Rd 2
Hit-outs 4 Hawthorn Rd 22
Tackles 4 Hawthorn Rd 22
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 60 Fremantle Rd 2

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 3 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 25
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 8 4 12 6 0 0 1 3 0 1 60
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 4 5 9 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 41
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 3 3 6 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 27
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 24
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 1 5 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 24
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 2 6 8 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 28
13 St Kilda L 76 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans L 93 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond L 58 - 150 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows L 56 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton L 99 - 75 5 6 11 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 37
19 Essendon L 96 - 106 6 7 13 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 52
20 Collingwood L 120 - 51 3 8 11 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 38
21 Brisbane Lions L 144 - 53 7 3 10 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 42
22 Hawthorn L 118 - 48 4 5 9 4 4 0 1 4 0 0 51
23 GWS Giants L 55 - 127 6 4 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 34
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 19 55 60 115 38 7 5 9 22 4 3 499

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 3.9
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 8.2
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 35.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Fremantle Rd 2, 2019
Handballs 8 Collingwood Rd 20, 2019
Disposals 13 Essendon Rd 19, 2019
Marks 6 Fremantle Rd 2, 2019
Hit-outs 4 Hawthorn Rd 22, 2019
Tackles 4 Hawthorn Rd 22, 2019
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 19, 2019
AFL Fantasy 60 Fremantle Rd 2, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Gold Coast Suns 55 60 115 38 7 5 9 22 4 3 499

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