Rhys Stanley

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Rhys Stanley
Personal information
Full name Rhys Stanley
Date of birth (1990-12-01) 1 December 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Berri, South Australia
Original team(s) West Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft No. 47, 2008 national draft
Height / weight 200 cm / 100 kg
Position(s) Forward / ruckman
Club information
Current club Geelong
Number 1
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010–2014 St Kilda 58 (40)
2015– Geelong 29 (23)
Total 87 (63)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Rhys Stanley (born 1 December 1990) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the St Kilda Football Club from 2010 to 2014.

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.

Career with St. Kilda (2009–2014)[edit]

Stanley spent his first AFL season developing with St Kilda's VFL affiliate team Sandringham. He won the 2009 AFL Grand Final Sprint.[1][2]

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.[3] Stanley played seven games for St Kilda in 2010, with a toal of 53 disposals and four goals.[4] 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.[4]

Career with Geelong (2015–present)[edit]

Stanley was traded to Geelong, along with pick 60 for pick 21 in the 2014 AFL national draft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/zxzafl/gallery-e6frf9o6-1225779857369?page=2
  2. ^ TheKraftyOne (25 September 2009). "2009 AFL Grand Final Sprint - 26/09/2009". Retrieved 30 July 2016 – via YouTube. 
  3. ^ Round 9, 2010, match summary
  4. ^ a b "AFL Tables - Rhys Stanley - Stats - Statistics". afltables.com. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 

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