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|Full name||Rhys Stanley|
|Date of birth||December 1, 1990|
|Place of birth||Berri, South Australia|
|Original team||West Adelaide (SANFL)|
|Draft||47, 2008 National Draft, St Kilda|
|Height/Weight||200cm / 96kg|
|Position(s)||Ruckman / Forward|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Rhys Stanley (born 1 December 1990 in Berri, South Australia) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League (AFL). He played for the St Kilda Football Club from 2010 to 2014. After the 2014 season he was traded to the Geelong Football Club .
Stanley was recruited from West Adelaide with pick 47 in the 2008 AFL Draft. He played little football growing up but impressed with South Australia in the AFL Under 18 championships and in two senior games for West Adelaide.
In 2010 Stanley played in St Kilda's opening 2010 NAB Cup match against Collingwood, kicking one goal. On 23 May 2010, he made his official debut in Round 9 of the home and away season in which St Kilda defeated the West Coast Eagles at Subiaco. He had nine disposals, three marks, four kicks and five handballs. Stanley played seven games for St Kilda in 2010, with a toal of 53 disposals and four goals. From rounds 9 to 14, Stanley played in a tall forward role, helping St Kilda to win all six of these games while the captain, Nick Riewoldt, recovered from a hamstring tear.
Stanley played two games for St Kilda in 2011.
2014 trade to Geelong
Stanley was traded to Geelong, along with pick 60 for pick 21, in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.
- Round 9, 2010, match summary
- Rhys Stanley's profile on the official website of the St Kilda Football Club
- Rhys Stanley's statistics from AFL Tables
- Real Footy; "Not without hope"
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