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Dea adds dash

A significant rise in fitness and confidence levels have paved the way for tough, young Richmond defender Matt Dea to take on a more attacking role in the team’s back half.

12:18pm  Jun 19, 2014

Matt Dea in focus

Richmond’s VFL coach Tim Clarke continues his special off-season look at the young Tigers who played under him at Coburg this year. Today, he assesses the 2013 form and future prospects of defender Matt Dea.

9:30am  Oct 25, 2013

Tigers experience the other side of Rio

Richmond’s players in Rio de Janeiro have travelled well and truly off the tourist track to discover the other side of life in the Brazilian city.

10:00am  Oct 16, 2013

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Dea adds dash

12:08pm  Jun 19, 2014

Round 12: Dea and Dusty

8:03pm  Jun 8, 2014

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6:00am  Oct 16, 2013

Senior Players List

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Matt
Dea

Height
186 cm
DOB
13-10-1991
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
7
Career
31
Goals
2014
1
Career
1
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
329
Avg
47
MattDea

Player Bio

The attacking defender played three AFL games in his fourth season, down on his 14 in 2012, but he showed significant improvement as a ball-winner in the back half, averaging more
than 24 possessions at VFL level. Consistently beat his opponent and offered rebound, but his progress was interrupted by minor calf and shoulder injuries.

Draft history: 2009 AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Richmond) No. 44 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 6.4
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 12.7
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 47.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 16
Handballs 13 GWS Giants Rd 10
Disposals 17 GWS Giants Rd 10
Marks 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Sydney Swans Rd 14
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 12
AFL Fantasy 55 Sydney Swans Rd 14

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 87 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Carlton W 98 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs L 100 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Collingwood L 72 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Hawthorn L 52 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 81 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Melbourne L 74 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 41 - 154 4 13 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
11 Essendon L 104 - 54 8 8 16 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 44
12 North Melbourne L 116 - 88 7 4 11 2 0 2 2 3 1 0 49
13 Fremantle L 85 - 105 8 7 15 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 48
14 Sydney Swans L 51 - 62 6 5 11 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 55
15 St Kilda W 73 - 117 3 2 5 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 31
16 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 54 9 5 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
17 Port Adelaide W 126 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 West Coast Eagles W 42 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 10 45 44 89 22 0 6 4 10 1 0 329

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 31
    • Kicks 5.3
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 11.4
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 45.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 10, 2013
Handballs 13 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2014
Disposals 18 Port Adelaide Rd 6, 2012
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2012
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Fremantle Rd 5, 2010
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 12, 2014
AFL Fantasy 72 Fremantle Rd 5, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Richmond 45 44 89 22 0 6 4 10 1 0 329
2013 Richmond 18 13 31 12 0 1 1 5 0 0 134
2012 Richmond 78 87 165 53 0 6 7 23 0 0 644
2011 Richmond 15 21 36 12 0 4 0 9 0 0 163
2010 Richmond 7 24 31 5 0 1 0 10 0 0 125

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