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Top 10 moments of 2014: Number 10

Freo gained its first Rising Star nomination in three years

11:07am  Sep 30, 2014

Running man 'Tabs'

Matt Taberner unleashed his strong running capacity against the Brisbane Lions to earn a NAB Rising Star nomination

4:51pm  Aug 26, 2014

Consistency the key for Taberner

Matt Taberner is the Round 22 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee

6:43pm  Aug 25, 2014

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The Rising stars of 2014

2:52pm  Sep 2, 2014

NAB Rising Star: Taberner

6:01pm  Aug 25, 2014

Senior Players List

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Matt
Taberner

Height
197 cm
DOB
17-06-1993
Weight
89 kg
Debut
-
Games
2014
9
Career
13
Goals
2014
7
Career
9
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
496
Avg
55
MattTaberner

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Myrtleford (VIC)
Clubs: Fremantle
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2012, pick 11
Debut: Round 13 2013 v North Melbourne
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers
Brownlow Votes: -

Outlook: One of a number of young talls at the club. Taberner will have benefitted greatly from his exposure to AFL in 2013 and will look to continue improving this season. A very good runner and a smart footballer.

What the coach says (Simon Lloyd): Is a hard running forward and has made considerable weight gains over the last five months. We are continuing to work on his leading patterns and he is continually producing strong effort on the track.

AFL Fantasy: Taberner is an interesting choice. If he can earn a game in the seniors, he could be worth a punt as a cheap forward option.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The key forward enjoyed a solid first season at AFL level and was rewarded with a promotion onto the club’s senior list for 2014.

In season 2012, Matthew played senior footy for Myrtleford in the Ovens and Murray league before being invited back to Murray for the last four games to play as a 19-year-old based on his good form at senior level.
 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 10.2
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 55.1

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 22
Handballs 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 22
Disposals 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 22
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 22
Hit-outs 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 15
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 15
Goals 2 Port Adelaide Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 110 Brisbane Lions Rd 22

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 46 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Gold Coast Suns W 87 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Hawthorn L 137 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Essendon W 113 - 60 4 2 6 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 50
5 Sydney Swans L 92 - 75 3 1 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 19
6 North Melbourne L 61 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles W 54 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide L 94 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats W 96 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 90 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond W 85 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 105 - 22 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 81 12 1 13 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 80
16 Melbourne W 34 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants W 136 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda L 118 - 60 7 4 11 4 0 3 2 2 1 1 53
19 Carlton W 83 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats L 81 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn W 110 - 91 7 8 15 6 0 1 0 1 1 0 66
22 Brisbane Lions W 48 - 106 14 8 22 10 0 1 1 4 1 2 110
23 Port Adelaide W 105 - 97 9 5 14 7 0 1 1 1 2 1 73
FW1 Sydney Swans L 93 - 69 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 26
SF Port Adelaide L 83 - 105 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 19
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 8 61 31 92 40 1 6 8 25 7 6 496

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 3.2
    • Disposals 9.3
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 49.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2014
Handballs 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2014
Disposals 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2014
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2014
Hit-outs 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 15, 2014
Tackles 6 North Melbourne Rd 13, 2013
Goals 2 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2014
AFL Fantasy 110 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Fremantle 61 31 92 40 1 6 8 25 7 6 496
2013 Fremantle 18 11 29 11 0 0 3 9 2 0 148

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Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?

Hayden Crozier

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?

 Not sure

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?

Alex Silvagni

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?

Chris Mayne

What is your coach’s favourite saying?

Not sure

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner

Hayden Ballantyne

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?

Gary Ablett Jnr

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?

Not sure

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?

Not sure

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?

Big Brother

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?

Zac Dawson, he’s got good beats

Who has the worst and why?

Tom Sheridan, all commercial stuff

What meal is your speciality to cook?

Spaghetti Bolognese

What is your favourite TV football show?

The Footy Show

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?

Ryan Crowley

Who is the worst dressed?

Max Duffy

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?

Hayden Crozier

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?

Play Station

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?

Not sure

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?

Lachie Neale

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?

Kepler Bradley, he’s just funny

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?

Lachie Neale

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?

Kepler Bradley

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?

Tom Sheridan