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 turn our attention today to No. 12, David Astbury.
Kicks average: 8.1
Handballs average: 4.2
Disposals average: 12.3
Contested possessions average: 4.9
Uncontested possessions average:6.8
Rebound-50s average: 2.6
Marks average: 4.3
Intercepts average: 6.4
Score involvements average: 1.2
Tackles average: 1.9
One-percenters average: 3.6
Metres gained average: 206.4
Season statistical highs
Kicks: 13 v Collingwood, Round 2, MCG.
Handballs: 8 v Hawthorn, Round 3, MCG.
Disposals: 17 v Hawthorn, Round 3, MCG.
Contested possessions:8 v Hawthorn, Round 3, MCG.
Uncontested possessions: 10 v Hawthorn, Round 3, MCG and v St Kilda, semi-final, Metricon Stadium.
Rebound-50s: 6 v Carlton, Round 1, MCG and v Brisbane, qualifying final, Gabba.
Marks: 7 v Brisbane, qualifying final, Gabba.
Intercepts: 9 v Hawthorn, Round 3, MCG, v St Kilda, Round 4, Marvel Stadium and v Adelaide, Round 18, Adelaide Oval.
Score involvements: 3 v Carlton, Round 1, MCG.
Tackles: 4 v Brisbane, qualifying final, Gabba.
One-percenters: 7 v Collingwood, Round 2, MCG.
Metres gained: 300 v Carlton, Round 1, MCG.
“Endured a tough time after injuring his knee in Round 4 and then having to do his rehab in a hub environment. No surprise with his professionalism, however, that he was able to hit the ground running in his return against Adelaide in the final home-and-away round. His inclusion in the line-up added valuable flexibility to the back half. Played crucial roles in the preliminary final against Port Adelaide (also providing a chop-out in the ruck), and then opposed to Geelong’s star spearhead Tom Hawkins in the Grand Final. Provides strong leadership and is as reliable as they come.”