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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the make up of Monday's ANZAC Day team will only be confirmed after Saturday's training session.

4:46pm  Apr 22, 2016

Talls to undergo fitness tests

Travis Cloke remains a chance of representing Collingwood on ANZAC Day despite injuring his elbow against Melbourne.

6:46pm  Apr 19, 2016

Cloke out to silence critics in 2016

Collingwood forward Travis Cloke will attack the 2016 season with renewed vigour.

8:02am  Oct 16, 2015

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Travis
Cloke

Height
196 cm
DOB
05-03-1987
Weight
108 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2016
4
Career
237
Goals
2016
5
Career
429
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
264
Avg
66
TravisCloke

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs: Park Orchards (Vic)
Clubs: Collingwood (2005-2014)
Debut: Round 5 2005 v Essendon
Recruited from: Eastern U18
Brownlow Votes: 47

 

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A man mountain at the peak of his powers, Cloke is one of the best key forwards in the game. Endowed with outstanding endurance, strength and a raking left boot, Cloke's performance at centre half forward is nothing short of vital to Collingwood's future success. He has regularly featured in the side's best during September and has been named in two All-Australian teams over the course of their career. Boasts one of the game’s most powerful contested marks and will be a key to the Magpies' progress in 2016.

Season By Season

Season By Season

The presence of Cloke as a genuine power forward was once again on show in 2015.

After four years at Collingwood’s main target in front of goal, Cloke finally relinquished his title to Jamie Elliott as the Magpies missed the finals for the second straight season. It was a matter of availability rather than form which led to Cloke losing his crown. After playing in the Magpies first 15 games, injury struck in round 16’s clash with West Coast at Etihad Stadium. The 28-year-old lasted just 13 minutes in Collingwood’s 31-point loss before succumbing to a calf injury which would subsequently keep him off the field until August.

In a credit to Cloke’s workrate, he refused to call time on his 11th season at the Holden Centre, returning in round 20 to play two final games before the conclusion of the season. However it was in the early stages of the year in which Cloke made his mark. In 11 straight games he found the scoreboard, he was a multiple goal-scorer on eight occasions and most notably kicked a career-high seven goals on Queens Birthday against Melbourne. On a day dedicated to raising awareness for Motor Neuron Disease, Cloke was emphatic in the air and in front of goal. He helped blow Melbourne out of the water with four first-half goals, before adding another three before full time. The performance marked a high-point in a season which featured attention-grabbing highs mixed with clear moments of frustration.

A fully-fit Cloke will once again be a focal point of Collingwood attack in 2016.

Season By Season

A year of mixed results for Collingwood’s attacking lynchpin.

Cloke appeared destined to tear the competition apart when he kicked six goals in the second half to help Magpies knock off the Suns in the final practice match of the pre-season.

Things changed a week later when Fremantle’s miserly defence restricted Collingwood to just five goals in round one, rendering Cloke scoreless in the process.

It was only in round 11 when he really caught fire, for he kicked only 10 goals in his first nine games, including a haul of four against North Melbourne in round five.

But once Cloke found his momentum, he was nigh on impossible for opposition backlines to tie him down.

He kicked five against the Saints in round 11, six against the Bulldogs in round 13 and five against Hawthorn a week later.

He battled on gamely as his team slipped out of the eight late in the season, kicking three in consecutive weeks against Adelaide and Port Adelaide, but his campaign was brought to a halt when he injured his ankle against Brisbane in round 21.

Season By Season

Put in one of his most consistent seasons to date to end the year with his second All-Australian gong and the J.J. Joyce Trophy as third in the club’s best-and-fairest. With the contract distracts of 2012 well behind him, Cloke’s form inside 50 made him one of the most dangerous forwards in the competition. He started the year with four goals from seven scoring shots against North Melbourne and then kicked five in the loss to Hawthorn in wet conditions. It built up to his best performance of the season against the Tigers in round four when he kicked seven goals, took a season-high 14 marks, sent the ball inside 50 eight times and registered 20 possessions. Cloke caught fire in the second half, kicking five of his seven majors to turn a three-point half time Richmond lead into a 34-point Collingwood victory. He kicked five goals in another four games to finish only two goals short of tying for the Coleman Medal with Hawthorn’s Jarryd Roughead. It looked like he was set to overhaul Roughead and win the Medal outright when he had four goals to half time of Collingwood’s final home and away game against the Roos. Unfortunately he could only manage one more in the second half as the Magpies slumped to an 11-point loss. Cloke’s devastating form was reflected by the fact that he kicked a goal in all bar two games, took 10 or more marks in eight games and led the league for contested marks (58). He was named at centre half forward in the All-Australian team for the second time in three years and, at the age of 26, is at the peak of his powers.

Season by Season

The bullocking forward made headlines for much of the season with his contract negotiations playing out in public before they were put on hold mid-year. After much toing and froing, he signed a five-year extension in Grand Final week. His form was not near his 2011 best but he played every game, kicked 59 goals to lead the club, topped the competition for contested marks with 73 and placed ninth in the Copeland Trophy.

An unbelievable season from the 24-year-old. Took the competition by the scruff of the neck, and it showed when the end of season rewards were handed out. Named at centre half forward in the All-Australian team for the first time in his career. Kicked a career-high 69 goals to run second in the Coleman Medal.

To cap it off, he ran third in the Copeland Trophy. Cloke was able to elevate himself into the pantheon of the competition’s elite, goaling in 23 of 25 games. Kicked five or more goals in four matches (including bags of six in consecutive weeks), and his seven finals goals elevated him to 12th on the list of the most goals kicked by a Collingwood player in finals.

Was a colossus in the preliminary final, hauling in some breathtaking pack marks and kicking truly when it came to the crunch (having ridded himself of the inaccurate tag during the season). Began the Grand Final like a house on fire with three goals in the first half, before the supply dried up.

Stepped up following the retirement of Anthony Rocca to produce his best season since 2007. Went goalless on only four occasions, kicking 38.40 for the year and played some outstanding individual matches.

His most commanding performance came in round 20 against the lowly Essendon when he helped himself to 16 marks, 22 disposals and 5.5. Also bagged five in round eight against Fremantle at Subiaco Oval, and had single-figure possessions only twice. Missed two games through suspension but didn’t miss a beat upon return.

Had a fantastic opening to the finals, kicking three against Geelong in the preliminary finals romp. Unfortunately became better known for his inaccuracy than his form during the latter stages of the season, highlighted by his two ‘gettable’ misses in the first half of the drawn Grand Final.

Fortunately, neither came back to bite the side, due in part to his goal – the last of the match – from the top of the square with only three minutes remaining to put the Magpies back in front by a point. Didn’t register a major in the replay, but it mattered not as the Pies recorded their first premiership since 1990.

His preparation for the season was compromised when he was assaulted while at the Gold Coast on holiday. Bounced back to produce a solid season. His year peaked in round 14 against the Bombers when he had 19 disposals and kicked four goals. Began to take more of the ruck work, winning a career-high 38 hitouts.

Wasn’t as prolific in front of goal as he had been in previous years, kicking only 22.26. Tapered at the end of the year, and kicked only one goal in three finals.

Wasn’t quite as spectacular as he had been the previous year, but still turned out a consistent season at centre half forward. Kicked 40 goals in total, and polled Brownlow votes in four games. Twice managed a bag of five goals, again starred on Anzac Day and again dominated against Geelong (four goals, nine marks, two Brownlow votes).

Also appeared to enjoy the presence of Chris Dawes alongside him late in the year (kicking four and five goal hauls and receiving Brownlow votes in two of the four home and away games Dawes played). Finished sixth in the Copeland Trophy.

Became a Copeland Trophy winner before he had even turned 21. Started the season slowly but began to hit form on Anzac Day with 24 disposals, 13 marks and a Brownlow vote. It also marked the start of his dramas in front of goal (1.3 for the afternoon).

Began to pile on the goals and record some big numbers with his overhead marking, but still somehow stayed under the radar of the media spotlight. Kicked four goals against eventual premiers Geelong in the round 15 loss. He kicked four goals twice, and three goals on five occasions.

Announced his arrival in September, kicking three goals in the elimination final against Sydney, 1.3 (and 21 disposals) against West Coast before capping the year off with an outstanding three goals, 13 marks and 15 disposals in the epic preliminary final loss to Geelong. Kicked 39 goals for the season and received the Bob Rose Trophy as the Best Finals Player.

Didn’t suffer from second year blues, but still didn’t hit the heights of 2005. Kicked only six goals in 15 matches, but was trialled at centre half back with some promising results. Missed four weeks mid-year but a 22-disposal, two-goal game against Hawthorn in round 17 (earning him his first Brownlow vote) showed that his progress was well and truly on track. Injured a shoulder in round 21 and sat out the club’s only final.

Although still completing his VCE studies at Yarra Valley Grammar, early injury strife for Anthony Rocca meant that Cloke was elevated into the senior team on Anzac Day against Essendon. Made a very encouraging debut (16 disposals and one goal) and was one of the few reasons for optimism during a bleak winter.

Strung some solid performances together as the side won three games in succession mid-year. Received an AFL Rising Star nomination in round 10 after helping the side to a win over Hawthorn.

Began to taper later in the year but did nothing to diminish his fantastic debut season, which the club recognised when he was honoured with the Harry Collier Trophy as Best First Year Player.

Played for the Eastern Rangers in the TAC Cup U18 competition. Represented Vic Metro at the U18 National Championships. Announced that he would be joining Collingwood under the Father-Son rule (his father David had played 114 games for the club between 1983 and 1989) in August, joining his older brothers Jason (76 games) and Cameron (21 games).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 2.3
    • Disposals 11.8
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 4.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 St Kilda Rd 3
Handballs 4 Melbourne Rd 4
Disposals 16 St Kilda Rd 3
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 3
Hit-outs 8 St Kilda Rd 3
Tackles 2 Melbourne Rd 4
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 93 St Kilda Rd 3

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 133 - 53 5 2 7 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 32
2 Richmond W 87 - 86 9 0 9 6 0 1 0 1 1 3 59
3 St Kilda L 119 - 90 13 3 16 7 8 2 0 1 2 1 93
4 Melbourne L 67 - 102 11 4 15 5 4 0 0 2 2 0 80
5 Essendon W 142 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 West Coast Eagles L 124 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton L 84 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions W 65 - 143 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats W 104 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Western Bulldogs L 53 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 6 38 9 47 19 16 5 0 5 5 4 264

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 237
    • Kicks 10.7
    • Handballs 2.9
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 6.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 1.8
    • AFL Fantasy 76.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Essendon Rd 20, 2010
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 22, 2010
Disposals 26 Carlton Rd 17, 2009
Marks 16 Essendon Rd 23, 2012
Hit-outs 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2009
Tackles 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2009
Goals 7 Melbourne Rd 10, 2015
AFL Fantasy 162 Essendon Rd 20, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Collingwood 38 9 47 19 16 5 0 5 5 4 264
2015 Collingwood 167 48 215 112 4 17 19 23 34 23 1216
2014 Collingwood 187 58 245 137 3 20 19 34 39 30 1454
2013 Collingwood 258 65 323 190 1 27 20 29 68 51 2017
2012 Collingwood 259 71 330 157 0 20 28 43 59 34 1886
2011 Collingwood 315 76 391 192 14 28 29 69 69 48 2366
2010 Collingwood 266 100 366 171 5 20 17 56 38 40 1977
2009 Collingwood 251 79 330 155 38 20 20 55 22 26 1752
2008 Collingwood 243 67 310 158 9 21 23 29 40 25 1679
2007 Collingwood 294 68 362 186 6 24 15 50 39 39 2034
2006 Collingwood 146 25 171 79 18 9 9 17 6 12 841
2005 Collingwood 118 30 148 53 10 11 9 17 10 16 711

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

Milestones

Career

AFL: 233 games, 424 goals

VFL: 8 games, 14 goals

Pre-Season Competition: 23 games, 34 goals, 2 supergoals

Milestones

AFL Debut: Essendon v Collingwood, Round 5 2005 at the MCG

50 AFL Games: Collingwood v Melbourne, Round 20 2007 at the MCG

100 AFL Games: Geelong v Collingwood, Preliminary Final 2009 at the MCG

150 AFL Games: Hawthorn v Collingwood, Round 1 2012 at the MCG

200 AFL Games: Richmond v Collingwood, Round 4 2014 at the MCG

Draft History

Selected at No. 38 (by Collingwood) in the 2004 National Draft (Father-Son selection)

Awards

AFL Awards

Collingwood Premiership Side
2010

Collingwood Pre-Season Premiership Side
2011 

All Australian 
2011, 2013

AFL Rising Star Nomination 2005
Round 10 v Hawthorn

Club Awards

Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest) 
2007

J.J. Joyce Trophy (3rd Best and Fairest) 
2011, 2013

Bob Rose Award (Best Finals Player) 
2007

Gordon Coventry Trophy (Leading Goal Kicker)
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014