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Rance up there with Judd

Richmond midfielder Shaun Grigg rates star Tiger key defender Alex Rance as highly as his brilliant former Carlton teammate Chris Judd.

10:07am  Jun 22, 2017

Rance reigns supreme

Star Richmond key defender Alex Rance was rewarded for his outstanding display in last Saturday’s match against Sydney at the MCG with a ‘perfect score’ in the AFL Coaches Association’s Round 13 Player of the Year votes.

10:24am  Jun 20, 2017

Rance and co. ready for rampant Buddy

Damien Hardwick has the utmost confidence that his trio of key defenders can handle Sydney star Lance Franklin in Saturday's clash.

3:26pm  Jun 14, 2017

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Rance dominates in defence

9:25am  Jun 20, 2017

Round 13: Rance v Franklin

5:09pm  Jun 17, 2017

Rance on boys camping trip

11:00am  Jun 4, 2017

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Alex
Rance

Height
194 cm
DOB
09-10-1989
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2017
12
Career
162
Goals
2017
0
Career
8
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
772
Avg
64
AlexRance

Player Bio

Selected in the All-Australian team for the third consecutive season, Rance is undoubtedly the best key defender in the game and one of the AFL’s most valuable players.

The West Australian finished runner-up in the 2016 Jack Dyer Medal, trailing Dustin Martin by just one vote.

Has the ability to lock down on opponents, rebound offensively and take intercept marks, using all traits when needed. 

Playing honours: best and fairest 2015; 2nd best and fairest 2016; All-Australian 2014, 2015, 2016.
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 7; career votes 23.
Draft history: 2007 NAB AFL Draft priority selection (Richmond) No. 18 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 9.6
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 64.3

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 10
Handballs 11 Fremantle Rd 8
Disposals 21 Sydney Swans Rd 13
Marks 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
Hit-outs 1 North Melbourne Rd 11
Tackles 6 Essendon Rd 10
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 97 Essendon Rd 10

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 89 - 132 7 2 9 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 40
2 Collingwood W 99 - 80 9 8 17 7 0 3 3 1 0 0 62
3 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 65 12 8 20 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 73
4 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 119 6 4 10 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 40
5 Melbourne W 88 - 75 6 5 11 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 44
6 Adelaide Crows L 140 - 64 9 10 19 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 61
7 Western Bulldogs L 80 - 75 12 4 16 8 0 2 0 3 0 0 82
8 Fremantle L 70 - 72 9 11 20 7 0 2 1 1 0 0 73
9 GWS Giants L 78 - 75 12 7 19 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 74
10 Essendon W 81 - 66 14 5 19 6 0 3 0 6 0 0 97
11 North Melbourne W 66 - 101 7 7 14 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 60
13 Sydney Swans L 71 - 80 12 9 21 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 66
14 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
16 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 5 115 80 195 62 1 18 14 26 0 0 772

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 162
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 16.8
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 68.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Collingwood Rd 2, 2012
Handballs 18 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2014
Disposals 34 Collingwood Rd 2, 2012
Marks 17 Collingwood Rd 2, 2012
Hit-outs 3 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2009
Tackles 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2015
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 5, 2010
AFL Fantasy 146 Fremantle Rd 17, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Richmond 115 80 195 62 1 18 14 26 0 0 772
2016 Richmond 212 161 373 155 1 25 31 43 0 0 1528
2015 Richmond 203 196 399 135 6 29 27 68 0 0 1632
2014 Richmond 154 158 312 104 0 30 19 49 0 0 1259
2013 Richmond 226 156 382 153 2 40 25 50 1 0 1622
2012 Richmond 236 159 395 136 0 38 31 48 0 0 1571
2011 Richmond 190 155 345 113 2 29 26 48 0 0 1364
2010 Richmond 55 66 121 36 2 13 11 23 6 3 518
2009 Richmond 69 135 204 47 7 17 15 43 1 2 777

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Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for: My interpretive dance

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL): Dreamtime 2011

Most admired player at another club: Darren Glass

Favourite ground to play on: MCG

Best part about training: The grapes

Weights or running: Weights

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year: Mark

Which skill do you need to most work on: Decision making

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final:  Buddy gets the red bib

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012: Josh Kennedy - Sydney

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse: I would crash my car

Favourite meal the night before a game: Pasta at Chris Newman’s

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game: Anything Disney

One thing you would change about the world: No currency, just trade

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game: Neither, prefer a good conversation with my cat Charles

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish: Lauren Newman – brilliant lasagna

Your favourite line from a movie: “Hey, you no want breakfast?” – Happy Gilmore

What’s your favourite dance move: I’m good at all of them

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia: Byron Bay

Where would you recommend visiting within your state: Gooseberry Hill, Western Australia