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Stirring start, but a way to go

Despite a 4-1 start, Koby Stevens cautions there is still a long way to go in the season.

1:11pm  May 3, 2015

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Koby
Stevens

Height
189 cm
DOB
18-06-1991
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
5
Career
55
Goals
2015
1
Career
26
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
436
Avg
87
KobyStevens

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Lucknow
Clubs: Western Bulldogs, West Coast Eagles
Debut: Rd 13 2010 (Western Bulldogs)
Recruited from: Gippsland Power
Brownlow Votes: 2

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The ex-West Coast Eagles recruit is hard at the contest and strong overhead and has relished greater opportunity at the Bulldogs. Adding a mature body to the midfield ranks, the Gippsland Power product is determined to add more balance to his game with his run, spread and power. The 22-year-old requested a trade to the Bulldogs in 2012 after playing 11 games with the Eagles.

Season by Season

Season in short:

After playing predominantly as midfield battering-ram in his first season at the Dogs, Stevens spent more time forward in 2014 as part of a mobile set-up finishing sixth on the Club’s goal-kicking list.

With a three goal haul against Collingwood in round 13, and an impressive 24-disposal game against North Melbourne in round two which included seven marks and a goal, Stevens showed he is more than capable of rotating through the forward line and midfield.

Stevens brought up his 50th career game in the round 23 clash against GWS Giants, and signed a two-year deal in August, confirming his homeat Whitten Oval until at least 2016.

 

The stat that mattered:

After adapting to his new role in the forward line, Stevens finished sixth on the Club’s goal-kicking list.

 

What they said:

“Koby has impressed since arriving at the Club with his competitiveness and versatility.

“He has adapted well to the various roles he has played and we are really starting to see him mature right in front of our eyes.” – Bulldogs List Manager Jason McCartney on Koby Stevens

Season in short:

After a stint with the West Coast Eagles, a return to Victoria proved to be a good decision both for Stevens and the Bulldogs. Playing 19 matches, the Gippsland boy filled a variety of roles ranging from goal kicking onballer to centre square extractor. Bulldogs fans will recall his best match - a 31 disposal, eight mark, three goal exhibition of power and precision against St Kilda in round nine.

Stat that mattered:

A number of stats mattered for the 22-year-old in his first year at the kennel, more than doubling his previous games tally during the season – playing 19 of his 30 career games in 2013. With the increased opportunity also came a range of personal bests including disposals (31), goals (three) and tackles (eight).

What they said:

“Koby coming into the footy club we knew he was a really offensive weapon for us, and his metres gained was really important. But the best thing about his game on the weekend was his defensive side - I think that was really pivotal in his chase down of [Clinton] Jones late in the game. His effort and desire to buy in defensively and make an impact there as well as on the scoreboard where he kicked three goals – it’s great that he’s starting to get that balance between the two areas.”

- Development Coach Ashley Hansen after the round 9 win over St Kilda

Season by Season

Stevens was traded to the Western Bulldogs at the end of the 2012 AFL Premiership Season from the West Coast Eagles in return for pick No. 45. Stevens was initially recruited into the AFL ranks as a second round selection (No. 23 overall) in the 2009 AFL Draft.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 10.8
    • Disposals 20.8
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 1.2
    • Tackles 5.8
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 87.2

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Sydney Swans Rd 5
Handballs 14 Sydney Swans Rd 5
Disposals 27 Sydney Swans Rd 5
Marks 4 Fremantle Rd 7
Hit-outs 2 Hawthorn Rd 3
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 7
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 6
AFL Fantasy 103 Adelaide Crows Rd 4

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles W 97 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Richmond W 66 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Hawthorn L 127 - 57 8 8 16 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 58
4 Adelaide Crows W 125 - 68 12 14 26 4 1 0 1 7 0 1 103
5 Sydney Swans W 73 - 77 13 14 27 4 1 1 1 6 0 0 102
6 St Kilda L 87 - 94 8 9 17 3 1 2 0 6 1 1 85
7 Fremantle L 88 - 101 9 9 18 4 1 1 1 8 0 0 88
8 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 3 50 54 104 17 6 6 3 29 1 2 436

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 55
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 9.0
    • Disposals 16.4
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 64.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 St Kilda Rd 9, 2013
Handballs 17 Essendon Rd 16, 2013
Disposals 31 St Kilda Rd 9, 2013
Marks 8 St Kilda Rd 9, 2013
Hit-outs 2 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2015
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 7, 2015
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 13, 2014
AFL Fantasy 139 St Kilda Rd 9, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Western Bulldogs 50 54 104 17 6 6 3 29 1 2 436
2014 Western Bulldogs 142 205 347 73 2 11 19 50 14 9 1304
2013 Western Bulldogs 160 188 348 65 0 10 21 54 9 9 1277
2012 West Coast Eagles 19 15 34 12 0 2 2 10 0 0 159
2011 West Coast Eagles 5 2 7 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 36
2010 West Coast Eagles 33 30 63 19 0 5 3 21 2 1 309

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