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Riley
Bonner

Height
190 cm
DOB
07-03-1997
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
19
Career
23
Goals
2018
3
Career
3
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1147
Avg
60
RileyBonner

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior Clubs: Goodwood Saints
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2015 National Draft, pick 37)
Debut: Round 23, 2016
Recruited from: West Adelaide
Sponsor: Valo and D'Andrea & Associates

Taken from West Adelaide with pick 37 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft, the South Australian Under-18 backman studied Physical Education at the University of South Australia before being drafted. The classy left footer was made to bide his time before breaking into the AFL side but looks equally comfortable in defence or on the wing.

TIMELINE

2016

Was a consistent running back for the Magpies in the SANFL, hitting peak form late in the season to earn a debut call-up for the AFL side in Round 23 against the Gold Coast Suns at Carrara. Classy with the ball in hand, he modelled his junior game on the Power's other elusive defender Jasper Pittard.

2017

Limited to just three games in the senior side, Riley Bonner looked right at home when given the opportunity. Bonner averaged 18 disposals a game, and the 20-year-old showed promising signs in last year’s elimination final.

2018

Winning the Rising Star nomination in Round 1 against the Dockers, set Bonner up for a strong season off the half back flank. The rebounding defender played a career-high 19 games and averaged 17 touches and 4.4 marks a game in 2018.

 

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 11.5
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 17.2
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 60.4

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Fremantle Rd 1
Handballs 10 Fremantle Rd 1
Disposals 31 Fremantle Rd 1
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Western Bulldogs Rd 13
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 102 Fremantle Rd 1

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle W 110 - 60 21 10 31 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 102
2 Sydney Swans W 71 - 94 11 7 18 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 70
3 Brisbane Lions W 97 - 92 18 4 22 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 83
4 Essendon L 106 - 84 10 4 14 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 56
5 Geelong Cats L 50 - 84 15 7 22 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 75
6 North Melbourne W 69 - 102 13 5 18 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 62
7 West Coast Eagles L 102 - 60 11 9 20 3 0 2 3 3 1 0 71
8 Adelaide Crows W 95 - 90 10 7 17 8 0 0 2 1 0 0 66
9 Gold Coast Suns W 42 - 82 11 6 17 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 45
11 Hawthorn L 64 - 61 13 4 17 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 72
12 Richmond W 72 - 58 11 4 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
13 Western Bulldogs W 132 - 75 10 4 14 6 0 0 3 3 0 0 59
14 Melbourne W 75 - 65 10 6 16 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 54
15 Carlton W 69 - 90 15 3 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
16 St Kilda W 86 - 50 10 6 16 4 0 1 3 2 0 0 54
17 Fremantle L 59 - 50 6 6 12 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 36
18 GWS Giants L 58 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs W 34 - 78 5 9 14 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 29
20 Adelaide Crows L 96 - 93 10 5 15 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 48
21 West Coast Eagles L 58 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood L 115 - 64 9 2 11 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 46
23 Essendon L 89 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 219 108 327 84 0 9 34 24 3 1 1147

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 11.7
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 17.5
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 62.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Fremantle Rd 1, 2018
Handballs 10 Fremantle Rd 1, 2018
Disposals 31 Fremantle Rd 1, 2018
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 23, 2017
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2018
AFL Fantasy 102 Fremantle Rd 1, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Port Adelaide 219 108 327 84 0 9 34 24 3 1 1147
2017 Port Adelaide 32 22 54 15 0 2 0 7 0 0 215
2016 Port Adelaide 17 5 22 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 79

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

Club awards

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AFL awards

NAB Rising Star
Nomination - 2018