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Collins looking to repay the faith

You could be forgiven for thinking Gold Coast defender Sam Collins has mixed emotions ahead of Sunday's match against former club Fremantle.

10:59am  Mar 31, 2019

Collins’ AFL revival in full swing

Gold Coast SUNS recruit Sam Collins says his year in the footballing wilderness strengthened his resolve as a player and a person.

3:08pm  Jan 29, 2019

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Sam
Collins

Height
194 cm
DOB
15-06-1994
Weight
98 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2019
9
Career
23
Goals
2019
0
Career
0
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
438
Avg
49
SamCollins

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: -
Previous AFL Clubs: Fremantle.
Junior Club: Donvale (Vic)/Oakleigh U18/Box Hill Hawks (VFL).
Draft History: 2015 National Draft selection (Fremantle) No. 55; 2018 Special Assistance State-League Player.

Collins was the last of three state-league players to come to the SUNS in 2018 as part of the Special Assistance provided by the AFL Commission. The former Fremantle defender joined VFL club Werribee for the 2018 season after being delisted by the Dockers, but immediately impressed. His ability to read the play in the backline and pull off strong contested marks saw him rewarded with an equal-third finish in the VFL’s JJ Liston Trophy for the competition’s best and fairest.

The 24-year-old has played 14 games AFL games with Fremantle and could add to that tally in 2019 under Stuart Dew at the SUNS. He is a good size and can play a lock-down role on an opponent but also has the skills to rebound when required.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 12.1
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.7

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Melbourne Rd 8
Handballs 9 Fremantle Rd 2
Disposals 18 Fremantle Rd 2
Marks 8 Fremantle Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Fremantle Rd 2
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 76 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 4 1 5 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 21
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 9 9 18 8 0 1 2 3 0 0 76
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 5 6 11 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 47
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 8 4 12 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 57
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 10 1 11 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 57
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 6 7 13 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 45
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 8 5 13 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 50
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 11 6 17 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 61
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 4 5 9 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 24
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon L 96 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood L 120 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions L 144 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn L 118 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants L 55 - 127 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 19 65 44 109 43 0 8 10 12 0 0 438

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 54.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 11, 2016
Handballs 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18, 2016
Disposals 24 Essendon Rd 11, 2016
Marks 11 Essendon Rd 11, 2016
Hit-outs 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18, 2016
Tackles 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 12, 2017
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 97 Essendon Rd 11, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Gold Coast Suns 65 44 109 43 0 8 10 12 0 0 438
2017 Fremantle 7 14 21 6 3 1 2 8 0 0 97
2016 Fremantle 89 68 157 62 9 8 6 31 0 0 712

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