In a special off-season series, Richmond Media is dissecting the key 2020 season statistics of the 22 members of the Tigers’ triumphant premiership team (in guernsey number order). And Richmond great Matthew Richardson also is providing comments on each premiership player. We focus today on No. 10, Shane Edwards.
Kicks average: 7.8
Handballs average: 9.4
Disposals average: 17.2
Contested possessions average: 7.8
Uncontested possessions average: 9.0
Clearances average: 4.8
Centre clearances average: 2.2
Stoppage clearances average: 2.6
Inside-50s average: 2.9
Marks average: 1.0
Score involvements average: 4.1
Intercepts average: 1.4
Tackles average: 2.6
One-percenters average: 1.5
Metres gained average: 244.1
Season statistical highs
Kicks: 15 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Handballs: 14 v St Kilda, Round 4, Marvel Stadium.
Disposals: 27 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Contested possessions: 14 v St Kilda, Round 4, Marvel Stadium.
Uncontested possessions: 11 v St Kilda, Round 4, Marvel Stadium, v Melbourne, Round 5, MCG and v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Clearances: 9 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Centre clearances: 4 v Carlton, Round 1, MCG and v Adelaide, Round 18, Adelaide Oval.
Stoppage clearances: 6 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Inside-50s: 6 v Carlton, Round 1, MCG.
Marks: 4 v Adelaide, Round 18, Adelaide Oval.
Score involvements: 8 v Carlton, Round 1, MCG.
Intercepts: 5 v Collingwood, Round 2, MCG.
Tackles: 6 v St Kilda, Round 4, Marvel Stadium.
One-percenters: 3 v St Kilda, Round 4, Marvel Stadium.
Metres gained: 389 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
No. 4 for clearances.
No. 4 for centre clearances.
No 5 for stoppage clearances.
"Like a fine wine, keeps getting better with age. The connector in the team that gets the flow going. Has elite hands and vision. Makes his teammates better, which is always the indication of a top-class player. Made a seamless return to the team in Round 18, winning eight clearances. No surprise the Tigers’ clearance and contested-ball work improved with him back in the line-up. Had nine clearances in the Grand Final. If not for Dusty’s dominance in Richmond’s past three Grand Final triumphs, he could well have a Norm Smith Medal as part of his football CV.”