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Nic Naitanui News

Nic spreads the word

Even people who don't follow Australian football know Nic Naitanui

6:19pm Aug 7, 2015

The Naitanui factor

Ruckman Nic Naitanui established West Coast's superiority and led the team to a 50-point over the Tigers

4:12pm Jun 20, 2015

Naitanui a barometer

The influence of West Coast's ruckman is hard to measure but is usually profound

12:44pm Jun 19, 2015

Latest Player Video

Naitanui embraces Houli Cup

12:00am  Jul 15, 2018

Was Naitanui destined for the NBA?

12:00am  Jun 19, 2018

Naitanui's fixture focus

12:00am  Jun 5, 2018

Senior Players List

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Nic
Naitanui

Height
201 cm
DOB
04-05-1990
Weight
110 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
15
Career
161
Goals
2018
6
Career
102
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1205
Avg
80
NicNaitanui

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Midvale JFC (WA)
Debut: Round 12, 2009
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 23

Made his return to football in round one after missing more than 18 months due to a left knee reconstruction. Despite playing limited minutes, was straight back into being one of the most influential rucks in the compeition, helping guide the Eagles to a top-two position before he succumbed to a second ACL rupture, this time in his right knee. Still contributed to the Eagles' 2018 premiership in his assumed role as ruck coach. Will work through his rehabilitation with the aim of returning to the field in late 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 5.5
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 10.9
    • Marks 1.7
    • Hit-Outs 30.6
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 80.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 GWS Giants Rd 16
Handballs 12 St Kilda Rd 11
Disposals 17 St Kilda Rd 11
Marks 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4
Hit-outs 41 GWS Giants Rd 16
Tackles 8 GWS Giants Rd 16
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 115 GWS Giants Rd 16

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 86 - 115 9 3 12 3 33 2 1 3 1 1 93
2 Western Bulldogs W 70 - 121 5 3 8 1 33 1 0 3 0 0 70
3 Geelong Cats W 95 - 80 4 5 9 0 39 2 4 6 1 0 81
4 Gold Coast Suns W 139 - 59 7 7 14 4 33 1 1 1 0 0 82
5 Carlton W 69 - 79 5 3 8 2 26 2 0 6 0 1 80
6 Fremantle W 81 - 89 4 4 8 1 32 1 3 2 0 1 56
7 Port Adelaide W 102 - 60 5 6 11 2 31 2 3 4 0 0 73
8 GWS Giants W 61 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Richmond W 130 - 83 4 8 12 1 30 1 0 7 0 0 90
10 Hawthorn W 60 - 75 5 7 12 2 34 1 0 6 1 0 100
11 St Kilda W 101 - 88 5 12 17 2 18 2 2 6 2 0 95
13 Sydney Swans L 72 - 57 8 7 15 2 32 3 0 1 0 1 84
14 Essendon L 52 - 80 5 4 9 0 34 3 1 3 1 1 76
15 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 78 5 2 7 1 34 1 1 6 0 0 78
16 GWS Giants W 86 - 75 9 6 15 3 41 0 2 8 0 0 115
17 Collingwood W 67 - 102 2 4 6 1 9 1 1 2 0 0 32
18 Western Bulldogs W 100 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 North Melbourne L 81 - 41 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle W 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide W 58 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne L 91 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions W 72 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Collingwood W 86 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Melbourne W 121 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
GF Collingwood W 79 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 6 82 81 163 25 459 23 19 64 6 5 1205

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 161
    • Kicks 4.9
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 1.9
    • Hit-Outs 24.8
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 76.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Collingwood Rd 22, 2012
Handballs 17 Essendon Rd 7, 2011
Disposals 26 Carlton Rd 12, 2012
Marks 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 1, 2016
Hit-outs 50 Richmond Rd 18, 2014
Tackles 10 Fremantle Rd 8, 2011
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 23, 2015
AFL Fantasy 139 Carlton Rd 12, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 West Coast Eagles 82 81 163 25 459 23 19 64 6 5 1205
2017 West Coast Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 West Coast Eagles 81 106 187 35 517 26 18 42 8 3 1268
2015 West Coast Eagles 132 136 268 33 782 42 19 82 17 13 1977
2014 West Coast Eagles 85 164 249 31 438 29 18 77 9 7 1458
2013 West Coast Eagles 56 71 127 25 279 14 11 39 8 3 852
2012 West Coast Eagles 116 171 287 66 543 31 20 75 24 14 1860
2011 West Coast Eagles 120 179 299 50 457 39 32 88 18 10 1738
2010 West Coast Eagles 94 163 257 31 366 33 32 74 9 9 1363
2009 West Coast Eagles 15 83 98 10 152 4 15 39 3 3 529

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

Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star nominee
2010

All Australian
2012

International Rules Series
2014

Club Awards

Rookie of the Year
2010

Life Membership
2018

Q & A

Name: Nic Naitanui

Nickname: Nic Nat

What was your best break in life: Getting drafted

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Eat your veges!

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Basketballer

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Dare to dream 

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Michael Jordan

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Friday night

Favorite footy journalist: Gerard Healy

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Cometti

Worst injury: Pec torn

How many text messages do you send a day: 10

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Instagram, Twitter, NAB

Best concert you’ve been to: Kanye West

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Baby- Bieber

Where did you holiday after last season: Fiji

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Long jump

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Hermosa, Wembley

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Flint, water, food

Any special hobbies or interests: Fishing

Three famous people you would like to meet: Michael Jordan, Obama, Paul McCartney

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My sneaker collection. They wouldn’t fit anyone else!