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Tigers out of the drafts: 2009

In a special series leading up to the AFL’s 2018 national and rookie drafts, richmondfc.com.au is providing a concise analysis of how current-day Tiger players have fared at senior league level since being drafted by the Club. We focus today on 2009 national draft picks Dustin Martin and David Astbury, as well as pre-season draft selection Dylan Grimes.

6:15am  Nov 14, 2018

Astbury to be given every chance to play

Richmond remains certain defender David Astbury will play in Friday night's preliminary final against Collingwood, despite battling a minor cold this week.

11:51am  Sep 21, 2018

Tiger trio fined by MRO

Richmond trio Jack Graham, Brandon Ellis and David Astbury have been offered financial sanctions stemming from the second quarter of last Saturday's Round 23 win over the Western Bulldogs.

3:21pm  Aug 27, 2018

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Rewind: Alex and Dave

6:00am  Jan 13, 2019

Senior Players List

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David
Astbury

Height
195 cm
DOB
26-02-1991
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2019
1
Career
108
Goals
2019
0
Career
8
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
26
Avg
26
DavidAstbury

Player Bio

More often than not is given the task of holding the opposition’s best forward or resting ruckman to allow Alex Rance freedom, and usually wins his battle or at least holds his own.

Was important in the qualifying final against Jarryd Roughead, but played in the preliminary final under duress after battling a virus that required hospital treatment for rehydration.

Crucial to the Tigers’ structure and is strong enough to go with the big forwards in the air and on the lead.

Player honours: premiership side 2017.
Brownlow Medal: 2018 votes 1; career votes 1.
Draft history: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Richmond) No. 35 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 5.0
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 9.0
    • Marks 1.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 26.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 5 Carlton Rd 1
Handballs 4 Carlton Rd 1
Disposals 9 Carlton Rd 1
Marks 1 Carlton Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 26 Carlton Rd 1

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 64 - 97 5 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
2 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
3 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
11 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 0 5 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 108
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 53.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Carlton Rd 2, 2014
Handballs 14 Collingwood Rd 19, 2018
Disposals 23 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2016
Marks 14 Fremantle Rd 7, 2018
Hit-outs 2 Carlton Rd 1, 2011
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 8, 2017
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 4, 2010
AFL Fantasy 96 Sydney Swans Rd 13, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Richmond 5 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
2018 Richmond 184 138 322 125 1 13 21 23 0 0 1246
2017 Richmond 221 154 375 159 0 20 26 36 0 0 1534
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

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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