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Season Review: Matt Taberner

Matthew Taberner continues to grow up forward kicking 14 goals in 15 games

1:36pm  Nov 3, 2015

The master's apprentice

When young forward Matt Taberner lines up next to Matthew Pavlich in Fremantle’s forward line he pinches himself

4:32pm  May 22, 2015

Taberner's absence to set him up for long term

Emerging Fremantle forward Matt Taberner will play for Peel Thunder in the WAFL this weekend

2:07pm  Apr 3, 2015

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Matt
Taberner

Height
198 cm
DOB
17-06-1993
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2015
15
Career
28
Goals
2015
14
Career
23
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
617
Avg
41
MattTaberner

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Myrtleford (VIC)
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers (VIC)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2012 - pick 11
Debut: Round 13, 2013 v North Melbourne
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: -

Taberner showed that he has the makings 
of a key forward for Freo. Although he only played half the season in 2015,
 he developed nicely and will continue to do so in the coming season.

Seaosn by Season

Seaosn by Season

Emerged as a bright key forward prospect this season. The highlight
was a brilliant performance against Brisbane at the Gabba in round
22 that netted him a NAB Rising Star nomination.

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.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 5.5
    • Handballs 2.8
    • Disposals 8.3
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 41.1

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Handballs 7 North Melbourne Rd 8
Disposals 15 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Marks 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Hit-outs 2 Richmond Rd 17
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 16
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 73 West Coast Eagles Rd 3

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide W 75 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats W 60 - 104 5 3 8 3 0 0 2 1 1 1 35
3 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 111 10 2 12 7 0 1 1 0 3 2 73
4 Sydney Swans W 74 - 60 3 2 5 2 0 1 2 1 1 0 24
5 Melbourne W 50 - 118 6 3 9 6 0 0 1 1 2 0 55
6 Essendon W 80 - 52 3 3 6 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 33
7 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 101 6 1 7 6 0 0 2 1 1 0 42
8 North Melbourne W 115 - 42 6 7 13 4 0 0 1 0 2 1 54
9 Adelaide Crows W 57 - 68 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 15
10 Richmond L 70 - 97 10 3 13 3 0 2 2 2 1 0 55
11 Gold Coast Suns W 46 - 53 4 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 23
13 Collingwood W 80 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 48 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 21
15 Hawthorn L 115 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton W 95 - 53 7 1 8 4 0 1 1 5 0 1 54
17 Richmond W 78 - 82 5 2 7 4 2 0 2 1 1 0 37
18 GWS Giants W 84 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda W 59 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne L 94 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne W 108 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide L 122 - 53 12 3 15 3 0 2 1 1 2 2 68
W1 Sydney Swans W 69 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Hawthorn L 67 - 94 4 4 8 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 28
TOTAL W: 18 - L: 6 83 42 125 51 2 9 17 20 14 7 617

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 28
    • Kicks 5.8
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 8.8
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 45.0

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 2 Richmond Rd 17, 2015
Tackles 6 North Melbourne Rd 13, 2013
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2015
AFL Fantasy 110 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Fremantle 83 42 125 51 2 9 17 20 14 7 617
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

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

Club Awards

Best First Year Player (Beacon Award)
2014

Q & A

One word to describe you: Space cadet

Favourite player to watch growing up: Nick Riewoldt

Who has had the most influence on your career: Football coaches

Toughest individual opponent: Harry Taylor  

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Me, I think I already have 

Thriftiest player at your club: Hayden Crozier and Craig Moller

The next big thing at your club: Alex Pearce 

The smartest thing you have been told: You’ve got to risk it to get the biscuit

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: On the couch playing FIFA

Do you have any strange phobias: I only eat food made in Australia 

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Breaking Bad 

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Hey Arnold

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Film critic

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Smoothie with yoghurt

Your last meal would be: Protein Bar

Your favourite holiday destination: Bali

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Brad Pitt 

What are your three essential items: Wallet, keys and moisturiser

Most useless thing you have bought: Slice and dicer for vegetables, I haven’t taken it out of the box

Best subject at school: Maths

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: A soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona