Compare the Pair: Sarah Perkins and Caitlin Greiser
Sarah Perkins and Caitlin Greiser are two players of a similar build, who play very similar roles. They are your tall, stay at home forwards who can also pinch hit in the ruck. But how do they stack up side by side? Let us take a look here.
Sarah Perkins: 1 x All Australian (2017), 1 x Premiership (2017)
Caitlin Grieser: 1 x All Australian (2020), 1 x League leading goal kicker (2020), 1 x Club Best and Fairest (2020)
CAREER STATISTICS (Averages):
The pair have only lined up in opposing sides in the same game at AFLW level once, but it was Perkins who had a much better day out, and she was not even on the winning side.
It happened earlier this year, and although the Saints won by three points, Greiser was inefficient with the ball, recording a disposal efficiency of a mere 14.3%. She also only recorded seven touches, two marks, two hit outs and a clearance.
This pales in comparison to Perkins, who recorded nine touches with an efficiency of 55.6%, five marks, three tackles, two hit outs and a clearance. Perkins also gained about 50 more metres for her team than Greiser did.
So as you can see, a lot of the stats are very even between the pair.
Greiser is more of a kicker than Perkins in, and she also has a slightly higher disposal count and disposal efficiency, but the figure is not significantly higher.
Perkins’ figures may be down in some areas because of her selflessness towards her teammates, but that is hard to prove quantifiably.
Regardless, what we have in front of us are two quality tall forwards that if given the chance can make things happen for their team.