Called on last season to step into the breach when injuries in successive weeks ruled both key ruckmen Craig Malone and Sam Michael out for the season. Jarrod took the responsibility on board and developed rapidly. His ruck work was supported by a strong work ethic with aggressive tackling and general ground play also coming to the fore. He was named the club’s Best First Year Player as a result and he will be keen and confident to continue the progress in 2018. Will benefit from teaming with Malone, who is keen to take the younger ruckman under his wing.