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Astbury adapts

Key Richmond defender David Astbury has outlined how he’s adjusting to the Tigers’ new, attacking game plan.

11:21am  Mar 30, 2017

Tigers look to shut down Fasolo and co.

Richmond is confident it has the small defenders to handle Collingwood's forward line on Thursday night, suggesting Alex Fasolo as one of the keys to shutting down the Magpies.

12:21pm  Mar 29, 2017

All good for Astbury

Talented Richmond tall key defender Dave Astbury is approaching the 2017 season with renewed confidence, on the back of some long-awaited, sustained football last year.

11:33am  Feb 24, 2017

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Astbury press conference, March 29

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9:22am  Feb 23, 2017

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10:55am  Jan 31, 2017

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David
Astbury

Height
195 cm
DOB
26-02-1991
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2017
5
Career
65
Goals
2017
0
Career
8
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
235
Avg
47
DavidAstbury

Player Bio

Continuity was the key for Astbury in 2016, playing a career-high 19 games and avoiding significant injury for the first time since 2010.

He missed one game with an ankle injury and played in the VFL just twice, becoming a vital part of a settled backline.

The tall defender also added more attacking instincts to his game, taking intercept marks and playing with confidence.

Draft history: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Richmond) No. 35 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 12.6
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 47.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Handballs 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Disposals 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Marks 6 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Carlton Rd 1
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 63 Brisbane Lions Rd 4

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 89 - 132 7 6 13 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 53
2 Collingwood W 99 - 80 7 3 10 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 36
3 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 65 6 7 13 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 53
4 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 119 11 5 16 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 63
5 Melbourne W 88 - 75 5 6 11 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 30
6 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
9 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
11 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
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: 5 - L: 0 36 27 63 22 0 9 6 4 0 0 235

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 65
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 49.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Carlton Rd 2, 2014
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 14, 2010
Disposals 23 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2016
Marks 14 Collingwood Rd 20, 2016
Hit-outs 2 Carlton Rd 1, 2011
Tackles 4 GWS Giants Rd 19, 2016
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 4, 2010
AFL Fantasy 91 Collingwood Rd 20, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Richmond 36 27 63 22 0 9 6 4 0 0 235
2016 Richmond 156 101 257 127 1 12 7 25 0 1 1144
2015 Richmond 20 22 42 14 0 2 1 8 1 0 183
2014 Richmond 71 37 108 42 0 4 4 15 0 0 465
2013 Richmond 30 22 52 18 0 2 1 2 0 0 195
2012 Richmond 6 6 12 5 0 0 1 4 2 0 70
2011 Richmond 12 14 26 3 2 4 1 6 0 0 100
2010 Richmond 110 83 193 57 1 13 8 29 5 5 808

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

Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for: Off field development – being well rounded

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL): 2010 v Sydney, MCG

Most admired player at another club: Beau Waters

Favourite ground to play on: MCG

Best part about training: Unity

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: one v one aerial work

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final:  I made a goal-saving tackle

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012: Lance Franklin

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse: I’m sorry

Favourite meal the night before a game: Chicken risotto

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game: Relaxing/slow music

One thing you would change about the world: Taxes

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game: Playstation – Call of Duty

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish: Kel Moore – roast beef and cous cous

Your favourite line from a movie:  “I don’t know what I knew before, but all I know is I’ll win this war.”

What’s your favourite dance move: Can’t dance

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia: Noosa

Where would you recommend visiting within your state: Lorne