The run home: GWV Rebels

GREATER Western Victoria (GWV) Rebels sit just outside the top eight with two home games remaining in the 2018 season. With this year’s finals format and the preceding Wildcard Round, the Rebels will have a chance to finish strong and not have the threat of missing finals over their heads. They are only four points adrift of Northern Knights and could well face the Knights in the Wildcard Round for the right to face Dandenong Stingrays in the elimination final.

Wins: 4
Losses: 9
Draws: 1
Position: 9th
Points For: 879 (7th)
Points Against: 1058 (10th)
Percentage: 83
Points: 18

Fixtures:

R15: vs. Bendigo Pioneers – MARS Stadium
R16: vs. Oakleigh Chargers – MARS Stadium

National Combine Invitations: [1] Tom Berry

State Combine Invitations: [3] Jed Hill, Matty Lloyd, Charlie Wilson

The Rebels have been inconsistent throughout the season, but have shown some promising signs when at their best. They have mustered up four wins and a draw from 14 games, highlighted by a huge win over Geelong Falcons in Round 2, and easily knocked off Eastern Ranges a few weeks ago. With top inside bull Tom Berry out for the season, the Rebels looked to their next tier of players, with forwards, Jed Hill and Charlie Wilson earning State Combine invitations, as did running defender Matty Lloyd. Wilson, Hill and bottom-agers Izaac Grant and Mitch Martin have combined for a total of 73 goals – 57 per cent of the total goals. They have a good core of bottom-agers coming through with Isaac Wareham and Patrick Glanford building as the season wears on.

Top Fives:

Disposals:

1 – Lochie Dawson – 302 (eq. 5th overall)
2 – Scott Carlin – 253
3 – Charlie Wilson – 242
4 – Matt Schnerring – 234
5 – Elliott Lamb – 228

Marks:

1 – Charlie Wilson – 74 (5th overall)
2 – Jed Hill – 45
2 – Elliott Lamb – 45
4 – Lochie Dawson – 44
5 – Mitch Martin – 43

Contested Possessions:

1 – Lochie Dawson – 143
2 – Charlie Wilson – 114
3 – Scott Carlin – 105
4 – Matt Schnerring – 97
5 – Elliott Lamb – 94

Tackles:

1 – Lochie Dawson – 69 (eq. 6th overall)
2 – Charlie Wilson – 63
3 – Matt Schnerring – 55
4 – Tylar Watts – 50
5 – Scott Carlin – 47

Hitouts:

1 – Patrick Glanford – 353 (1st overall)
2 – Tylar Watts – 142
3 – Connor Giddings – 28
4 – Mathew Clarke – 12
5 – Josh Chatfield – 6

Clearances:

1 – Lochie Dawson – 54 (9th overall)
2 – Matt Schnerring – 38
3 – Charlie Wilson – 34
3 – Elliott Lamb – 34
5 – Scott Carlin – 28

Inside 50s:

1 – Charlie Wilson – 55 (5th overall)
2 – Elliott Lamb – 46
3 – Matt Schnerring – 34
4 – Lochie Dawson – 31
4 – Scott Carlin – 31

Rebounds:

1 – Scott Carlin – 43 (5th overall)
2 – Matty Lloyd – 36
3 – James Cleaver – 33
3 – Jacob Lohmann – 33
5 – Lochie Dawson – 24

Goals:

1 – Charlie Wilson – 33 (2nd overall)
2 – Jed Hill – 17 (eq. 9th overall)
3 – Izaac Grant – 13
4 – Mitch Martin – 10
5 – Tom Berry – 5
5 – Ben Annett – 5

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