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Rivers calls end to superb career

Geelong defender Jared Rivers has called an end to his AFL career

2:49pm  Aug 24, 2015

Rivers not running dry

Geelong defender Jared Rivers is in a rich vein of form but isn't thinking beyond 2015

6:37pm  May 15, 2015

Rivers expects Cats to contend again

Geelong defender Jared Rivers says the Cats can contend again this season whilst developing youngsters

8:37am  Feb 27, 2015

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Jared
Rivers

Height
194 cm
DOB
18-10-1984
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2015
12
Career
194
Goals
2015
0
Career
18
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
735
Avg
61
JaredRivers

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Outlook

 

Key defender who played 150 games for Melbourne before packing his bags for Geelong during the 2012 free agency period. Rivers played in only 54 wins in 10 years at the Demons, but has played in 23 victories and five finals since making the switch to Simonds Stadium. The 194cm backman’s selfless style saw him lead the Cats for one-percenters (141) last season. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

 

Had one of his best seasons, playing 22 games incl both finals 

Finished 6th in Carji Greeves medal 

His 285 possessions were second most of his career 

Took 125 marks, a new career best 

Had 24 disposals & 12 marks in rd 4 vs West Coast to equal his career high 

Earned membership of AFL 200 club

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

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 6.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 61.2

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Richmond Rd 5
Handballs 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
Disposals 21 Richmond Rd 5
Marks 14 Richmond Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 North Melbourne Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 96 Richmond Rd 5

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 123 - 61 4 5 9 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 41
2 Fremantle L 60 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Gold Coast Suns W 105 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 North Melbourne L 67 - 83 6 4 10 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 48
5 Richmond W 76 - 85 18 3 21 14 0 0 2 0 0 0 96
6 Collingwood W 59 - 100 13 2 15 9 0 1 0 3 0 0 83
7 Sydney Swans L 120 - 77 6 6 12 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 53
8 Carlton W 140 - 63 10 7 17 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 75
9 West Coast Eagles L 120 - 64 4 12 16 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 58
10 Essendon W 53 - 122 11 7 18 8 0 1 2 1 0 0 70
11 Port Adelaide W 69 - 92 13 3 16 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 70
12 Melbourne L 89 - 113 6 4 10 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 36
14 Adelaide Crows D 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 North Melbourne L 120 - 79 4 7 11 7 0 0 2 5 0 0 61
16 Western Bulldogs W 72 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants W 42 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions W 113 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans W 95 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn L 85 - 121 4 6 10 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 44
21 St Kilda D 97 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood L 62 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 9 - D: 2 99 66 165 77 0 5 10 25 0 0 735

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 194
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 54.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Richmond Rd 5, 2015
Handballs 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2011
Disposals 24 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2014
Marks 14 Richmond Rd 5, 2015
Hit-outs 6 Hawthorn Rd 18, 2011
Tackles 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2014
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
2015 Geelong Cats 99 66 165 77 0 5 10 25 0 0 735
2014 Geelong Cats 157 128 285 125 1 9 11 47 0 1 1268
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: 32 games, 0 goals
Melbourne: 150 games, 18 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 4 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)