I’m a Levi Casboult fan. So, it goes without saying I was disappointed when Carlton delisted Casboult after the 2021 season. I can’t deny he didn’t have his shortcomings, but he had a great pair of hands and was a booming kick.

After he was selected by Carlton in the third round of the 2010 Rookie Draft, he became only the second Levi in AFL history behind former Kangaroo and Magpie Levi Greenwood. Greenwood retired during the 2021 season due to ongoing issues with concussion.

Let’s compare the pair over the course of their careers, stats wise.

Stat Casboult Greenwood
Games 154 160
Goals 156 57
Kicks 980 1535
Handballs 506 1161
Hit outs 896 15
Tackles 265 683
Bounces 1 57
Brownlow votes 2 9
Double cobras Multiple 0?

The differences are largely what you would come to expect, given Casboult played as a forward/ruck while Greenwood was a midfielder. One thing that caught my eye was Casboult’s one career bounce, which came in Round 18, 2015, against North Melbourne.

Casboult is one of 183 players in AFL history with only one career bounce. Other players in the one bounce club include Shaun Rehn, Ryan Fitzgerald, Mark Jamar, Robert Warnock, Shane Mumford, Tom Bellchambers, Liam Jones, and Caleb Serong.

However, Casboult was given a chance to continue his AFL career with the Gold Coast Suns, who selected him with pick #3 of the Rookie Draft in late November.

He now can add to some of the stats in the table above. Playing seven or more games is a possibility, meaning he would take the games played record for a Levi off Greenwood. Personally, I’m just hoping for more double cobras.

8 minute highlights clip courtesy of Carlton Blues Fans

As always, I apologise to anyone who has already looked at these stats.