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Big Cat set to ramp up training

Esava Ratugolea will resume running for the first time on Tuesday

4:18pm  Nov 13, 2018

Ratugolea building confidence

Esava Ratugolea is building up confidence in his body as he eyes an AFL return

12:56pm  Aug 27, 2018

Ratugolea returns

Power forward Esava Ratugolea will be unleashed in the VFL on Saturday

1:25pm  Aug 23, 2018

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Esava Ratugolea press conf

3:43pm  Nov 13, 2018

Esava's Return

8:54am  Jun 8, 2018

Ratugolea stretchered off

9:05pm  May 26, 2018

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Esava
Ratugolea

Height
197 cm
DOB
24-07-1998
Weight
102 kg
Debut
2018
Games
2018
8
Career
8
Goals
2018
7
Career
7
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
394
Avg
49
EsavaRatugolea

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Club: Murray Bushrangers
Debut: 2018
Clubs: Geelong
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers

After debuting in round one of 2018, Ratugolea was poised for a big year before his season was cut short due to a broken ankle against Carlton in round 10. The strong forward was a vital addition to the forward line and his absence for the remainder of the year was evident. Blessed with great athleticism, he has the power, leaping skills and ability to play forward as well as in the ruck.

Playing History

Milestone Games

Milestone versus round venue result
AFL debut Melbourne rd 1, 2018 MCG W 3

 

Draft

2016 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Geelong) No. 43 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 4.6
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 8.6
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 7.8
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 49.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Handballs 9 Collingwood Rd 8
Disposals 15 Collingwood Rd 8
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Hit-outs 19 Port Adelaide Rd 5
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide Rd 5
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 84 West Coast Eagles Rd 3

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 94 - 97 5 3 8 5 5 0 3 0 1 1 39
2 Hawthorn L 117 - 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 West Coast Eagles L 95 - 80 9 5 14 8 7 1 2 2 2 1 84
4 St Kilda W 103 - 56 4 2 6 3 2 2 0 3 0 1 42
5 Port Adelaide W 50 - 84 2 5 7 1 19 0 2 4 1 1 55
6 Sydney Swans L 69 - 86 5 6 11 3 12 2 0 2 0 1 59
7 GWS Giants W 93 - 32 6 2 8 3 12 2 2 3 2 0 63
8 Collingwood W 45 - 66 6 9 15 3 3 2 2 0 1 2 52
9 Essendon L 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton W 73 - 45 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0
11 Gold Coast Suns W 36 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne W 96 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond L 65 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs L 103 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans W 59 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows L 112 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Melbourne W 100 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions W 120 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond L 85 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn L 71 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle W 158 - 25 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Melbourne L 75 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 10 37 32 69 26 62 9 13 15 7 7 394

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 4.6
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 8.6
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 7.8
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 49.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2018
Handballs 9 Collingwood Rd 8, 2018
Disposals 15 Collingwood Rd 8, 2018
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2018
Hit-outs 19 Port Adelaide Rd 5, 2018
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide Rd 5, 2018
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2018
AFL Fantasy 84 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Geelong Cats 37 32 69 26 62 9 13 15 7 7 394

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points

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