Season Review: Shaun Fensom

Five Key Stats

Games | 14
Tackles | 503
Effective Tackle Percent | 91.4% 
Hit-ups | 131
All Running Metres | 1,150

Best Match of the Season

Round One | Raiders 30 defeated Panthers 22

In blazing hot conditions to start the season at GIO Stadium, Fensom sealed a thrilling win for the Raiders with a dazzling try on the siren. Fensom ran for 132 metres and made 38 tackles in his 52 minutes on the field. 

Summary

2016 was a challenging year for Raiders fan favourite Shaun Fensom. 

Things didn't get off to great start early on, with a broken arm derailing Fensom's pre-season. While he recovered extremely quickly from the injury, Fensom missed a chunk of pre-season training and the trial against the Knights. 

The arm didn't hold back Fensom in the season opener against the Panthers, scoring the match-sealing try, running for 132 metres and making 38 tackles. 

Fensom continued to have a key role in the Raiders team for the opening half of the season, albeit playing less minutes than he was usually accustomed to. 

The emergence of Luke Bateman and Clay Priest cost Fensom his first grade spot midway through the season. Fensom continued to work on his game and was a key figure in the Mounties incredible season, while also earning a recall to the first grade team for Rounds 17, 18 and 20.