He was picked up by Adelaide as a concession pick and in his first season booted 21 goals in eight games. Modra's tally came in 85 fewer games, but he was, of course, a stay-at-home full-forward in a vastly different era. The Tigers needed only to beat suddenly in-form bottom side Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday evening to secure a top-four berth for the fourth season in a row. Known for his spectacular marking ability in the full forward position, Modra had the physical strength and size to match the best opposition full backs in the competition. [ citation needed ], In his first senior Premiership since he was 21, Modra kicked 8 goals in Keith's win over Penola in the KNTFL Grand Final played at Naracoorte on 15 September 2007. All rights reserved. Bruce Norman Lindner is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club and Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Both the Crows and Modra had less successful seasons in 1994 through to 1996, although Modra topped the club goalkicking each year. Tony Modra took the leap from South Australian country football to an extraordinary level of AFL fame within two spectacular seasons. Reluctant to leave the country life to play for West Adelaide in the SANFL, Modra dominated Riverland football with Renmark before committing to the Bloods in 1991. Modra lead the team to win the 1990 Riverland Football League in a grand final replay after drawing with Waikerie the previous week. Greg Anderson is a former professional Australian rules football player who played for Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Essendon and Adelaide in the Victorian and Australian Football Leagues. On 6 October 2015 at the age of 46, Modra competed in the annual slowdown match at the Adelaide Oval, where he produced an amazing mark, gaining media attention. He played in South Australia’s State of Origin team from 1993 to 1997. Tippett represented Queensland in under-18 basketball before transferring to Australian rules football and playing for Southport Football Club. The Tigers and Crows tussle after Trent Cotchin gives away a free kick to Brad Crouch, Josh Caddy shakes off an injury concern and kicks a big goal for the Tigers, Josh Caddy appears to be in discomfort at half-time after injuring his knee during a…, ADELAIDE       2.2       2.4       3.5       4.9 (33)RICHMOND     3.0       5.0       9.5       12.5 (77), GOALSAdelaide: Fogarty 2, McAdam, WalkerRichmond: Aarts 2, Caddy 2, Riewoldt 2, Martin, McIntosh, Chol, Rioli, Lambert, Castagna, BESTAdelaide: O'Brien, B.Crouch, M.Crouch, Lynch, Laird, SmithRichmond: Edwards, Martin, Short, Graham, Lambert, Vlastuin, INJURIESAdelaide: Brown (hamstring)Richmond: Caddy (knee), Aarts (shoulder), This content is unavailable in your region. Richmond set up the 12.5 (77) to 4.9 (33) triumph with five consecutive goals overlapping the second and third quarters that finally broke Adelaide and rewarded the Tigers for their territory dominance. Lawyers from Red Cliffs faced a tribunal in Adelaide but the tribunal rules that Modra was a contracted West Adelaide player. [4] [5] He resumed playing local football for Encounter Bay in the Great Southern Football League. Compare to Other Players; Player Game Finder; Player News. Hodges kicked 671 goals in his 167-game SANFL career and another 100 goals in 38 games with Adelaide. He made his comeback late in 1998 but was overlooked for most of the final series including the 1998 grand final, leading to his move to Fremantle. However a torn Anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained during a marking contest in the preliminary final caused Modra to miss the Crows' first premiership win when they defeated St Kilda in the Grand Final. Anthony 'Tony' Dale Modra (born 1 March 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented Adelaide and Fremantle in the Australian Football League … leading goalkickers, South Australian National Football League, "Eddie Betts could reignite the spirit of Tony Modra in Adelaide", http://australianfootball.com/players/player/tony%2Bmodra/12969, http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/T/Tony_Modra.html, http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/crows-legend-tony-modra-considers-coaching-comeback-to-club/story-e6frecj3-1226064830072, http://www.triplem.com.au/adelaide/shows/rush-hour-adelaide/news/blog/tony-modra-in-rush-hour-hall-of-fame/20120510-gahs.html, http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne/sport/afl/news/2015/10/modra-takes-a-hanger-in-the-slowdown/. Someone then had a look at the stats which had that Lloyd had received around 20-odd frees for the year. Modra was selected in the 1991 AFL Draft as a Zone Selection for the Adelaide Football Club. Martin Mattner is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Sydney Swans and Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League (AFL). Cruelly, Modra’s season ended early in the preliminary final when he severely injured his knee and missed the grand final win the following week. Scott Lyall Hodges is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) and the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Bullocking ruckman Reilly O'Brien served Adelaide well and took the honours in his match-up with Toby Nankervis, while the Crouch brothers – particularly Brad (eight clearances) – toiled away in the centre. Walker's feat came on the same day Daniel Talia brought up match No.200 himself. The club also operates a side in the AFL Women's competition, which held its first season in 2017. Mark Anthony Ricciuto is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He shook off Andrew McPherson to slot his second goal from point-blank range not long after being back on the field. [2], Modra began his AFL career at 23 years of age. He did enough to earn an invite to Adelaide Crows training and then win selection in the squad. Due to Red Cliffs being based interstate this fee would not be received if Modra played there. The Showdown is an Australian rules football local derby game played by the two Australian Football League teams from South Australia, the Adelaide and Port Adelaide football clubs. Anthony 'Tony' Dale Modra (born 1 March 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented Adelaide and Fremantle in the Australian Football League (AFL) and West Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Troy Bond is a premiership winning, former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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