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Defence miss Guthrie

Cats defender Jared Rivers told Cats TV that Cam Guthrie's influence in the back-line is certainly missed when he's in the middle

12:46pm  Apr 14, 2014

The reliable Rivers

The Cats are excited for what Jared Rivers can bring in 2014

9:10am  Mar 6, 2014

Rivers feeling accepted

Jared Rivers says he feels accepted by his Cats teammates

11:09am  Aug 26, 2013

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Jared
Rivers

Height
194 cm
DOB
18-10-1984
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2014
3
Career
163
Goals
2014
0
Career
18
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
198
Avg
66
JaredRivers

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: -
Clubs: Melbourne, Geelong
Debut: 2003
Recruited from: Melbourne
Brownlow Votes: 1

Outlook

Joined the Cats from Melbourne during the 2012 free agency period. Played in only 54 victories in 150 games with the Demons, so could not believe his luck to play in a preliminary final in hisfirst year at Simonds Stadium. Was sidelined for a large part of the season by a pair of knee injuries, then had to prove his fitness by running around in the VFL for a month. Gave solid support to Harry Taylor and Tom Lonergan after returning.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Played 10 games incl all three finals

Knee injury early in season limited his first season with Cats

Made Geelong debut in rd 1 win over Hawks

Season best 15 disposals came in rd 21 vs Eagles

Laid five tackles in rd 22 win over Sydney

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

Started the season really well before a knee injury kept him out for a number of weeks. He came back and was really important for our structure, being our third tall defender. He complements Lonergan and Taylor, and he was able to play on all types of players from resting ruckmen to small forwards. He felt comfortable playing in our system by the end of the year, so we think he'll be even better next season.

Season by Season

Another fine year playing all 22 games

Finished fifth in B & F

Booted 13 goals

Career best 4 goals vs. GWS in rd 13

Had three games with 20+ disposals

Played his 150th game in final round vs. Freo

Season by Season

Enjoyed one of best seasons

Played 20 games

Finished runner up in B & F

Set career high with 17 handballs vs. Eagles in rd 21

Season best 21 possessions came in rd 3 vs. Lions and rd 21 vs. Lions

Had 6 hit outs in rd 18 vs. Hawks

Season by Season

Played 18 games in bounce back season

Set career high with 12 marks in rd 18 win of Lions

Played 100th game in rd 14 vs. St. Kilda

Season by Season

Bounced back to play 20 games

Laid a career best 63 tackles

Equaled career high with 6 tackles vs. Geelong in rd 16

Season by Season

Injury restricted to just six games

Season by Season

Limited to just three games by injury

Season by Season

Played 22 games including two finals

Set a career high with 295 possessions and 118 marks

Booted four goals, first majors of his career

Finished eighth in B & F

Played his 50th game in re 13 win over Power

Had a career high 24 disposals against Geelong in rd 6

First goals came in rd 11 win over Collingwood

Career best 6 tackles in rd 9 vs. Eagles

Played in first finals win in EF victory over St Kilda

Season by Season

Limited to 14 games with Melbourne

Season by Season

Became a regular and was stand out young player

\Won AFL rising star award in unanimous vote

Played 22 games including EF final vs. Essendon

Finished ninth in Melbourne B & F

Made his finals debut against Essendon

Earned only Brownlow vote in rd 3 win over Dogs

Season by Season

Made AFL debut against Geelong at MCG

Played three AFL games

Season by Season

Played for North Adelaide

Season by Season

Joined North Adelaide

Represented South Australia at U18 national championships

Season by Season

Member of South Augusta senior premiership team as 15 year old

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 7.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 66.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Handballs 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Disposals 24 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Marks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
Tackles 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 108 West Coast Eagles Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 119 - 81 4 4 8 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 48
2 Brisbane Lions W 68 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Collingwood W 76 - 87 4 8 12 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 42
4 West Coast Eagles W 107 - 32 12 12 24 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 108
5 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
10 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 0 20 24 44 21 1 1 1 7 0 0 198

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 163
    • Kicks 6.6
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 12.2
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 54.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2010
Handballs 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2011
Disposals 24 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2014
Marks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2014
Hit-outs 6 Hawthorn Rd 18, 2011
Tackles 6 Essendon Rd 10, 2012
Goals 4 GWS Giants Rd 13, 2012
AFL Fantasy 108 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Geelong Cats 20 24 44 21 1 1 1 7 0 0 198
2013 Geelong Cats 50 53 103 26 0 5 4 24 0 2 425
2012 Melbourne 171 111 282 109 9 11 18 41 13 10 1280
2011 Melbourne 130 143 273 88 6 9 10 51 1 1 1136
2010 Melbourne 142 94 236 106 0 10 13 44 0 1 1080
2009 Melbourne 113 108 221 86 0 16 19 63 0 0 1024
2008 Melbourne 28 38 66 23 0 2 4 9 0 1 256
2007 Melbourne 17 22 39 16 1 2 3 8 0 0 169
2006 Melbourne 166 129 295 118 2 17 13 58 4 4 1350
2005 Melbourne 98 66 164 79 0 10 18 23 0 0 711
2004 Melbourne 130 129 259 109 1 21 9 49 0 0 1166
2003 Melbourne 4 1 5 2 0 1 0 8 0 0 53

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

Milestones

Playing record

AFL
Geelong: 10 games, 0 goals
Melbourne: 150 games, 18 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 2 games, 0 goals
Melbourne: 14 games, 0 goals
VFL
Geelong: 4 games, 0 goals
Sandringham & Casey: 23 games, 6 goals
SANFL
North Adelaide: 20 games, 1 goal

Milestone Games

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Geelong

rd 19, 2003

MCG

L 39

Finals debut

Essendon

EF, 2004

MCG

L 5

50th game

Port Adelaide

rd 13, 2006

MCG

W 38

100th game

St Kilda

rd 14, 2010

Etihad

L 35

150th game

Fremantle

rd 23, 2012

Subiaco

L 61

Geelong debut Hawthorn rd 1, 2013 MCG W 7

 

Draft History

Selected by Melb with 26th pick in 2002 national draft
Signed by Geelong as an unrestricted free agent Oct 2012

Awards

AFL

Rising star  2004

Melbourne

Runner up best & fairest  2011

Premierships

Spencer Gulf League 2000 (South Augusta dft. Quorn)