Age: 35yr 4mth Games: 200 Born: Feb 02, 1984
Height: 181cm Weight: 85kg Position: MID
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Just turned 30 but won’t relinquish his prized midfield spot to any of the young Turks knocking at the door. Important for his ability to take on lock-down roles on midfield guns if not playing an outright attack role.

2014 NAB Cup:   Working as effectively as ever in middle, but likely to miss Round 1 with hamstring strain.

2014 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Hamstring.
2 Hamstring.
3 VFL Worked hard in midfield. OK without starring. -
4 Hamstring.
5 Hamstring
6 Hamstring.
7 Hamstring.
8 Hamstring.
9 VFL Got through unscathed and is nearing full fitness. -
10 Port First game in 2014 and quickly up to the speed of the game. 6
11 GWS Won a lot of ball and had six inside-50s, a goal and seven tackles. 6
12 WCE Laid eight tackles but had only 14 possessions. 5
13 Carl Tough and fearless around the ball all night in a pleasing performance. 7
14 Coll Worked tirelessly and impressed with disposal by foot. 8
15 GCS Had the job on Ablett for a while and stuck to it admirably but couldn’t stop him. 5
16 NM Off with hamstring after just 10 minutes. 0
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 VFL Got through three quarters and was solid on return. -
21 VFL Nearing full fitness after amassing 25 possessions. -
22 Geel Iced game with great goal. Good stepping stone on eve of finals. 5
23 Coll Veteran got through unscathed. Tough stuff around the ball helped set tone. 6
QF Geel Played forward mostly and was competitive in keeping Cats’ honest. Subbed out. 5
SF -
PF Senior emergency.
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Geel Typical bullocking bull, got heaps of it but didn’t hurt Cats. 5
2 WCE Went with Priddis until hamstring tightness forced him off in third. 5
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 Hamstring.
6 Adel Not at his bustling best but a positive step forward in his first game back. 6
7 Syd Quiet first half (eight disposals) then lifted output to play a role in the middle. 6
8 GWS Lined up on Smith at start. Unspectacular but improved as game went on. 5
9 GCS Unobtrusive performance in midfield. 5
10 Melb Huge first half (20 disp) set the side on the road to victory – eight inside-50s. 8
12 Carl Burrowed in all night and while not clean he helped wear down the Blues. 6
13 WCE Shadowed S Selwood/Priddis and OK in that role but not much himself. 4
14 Bris Incessant ball-winner who led midfield with Mitchell 8
15 Geel Went to Bartel in second term and shut him out but offered nothing offensively. 4
16 VFL Bye. -
17 WB Late inclusion for Mitchell, in and under all day – six tackles. 6
18 Ess Worked hard at feet of ruckmen. Not big numbers but handy presence. 6
19 Rich Plugged away in the middle but didn’t hurt the Tigers offensively. 5
20 StK Kicked one untypical goal and was solid. 5
21 Coll Flew out of the blocks as Pie eyes were elsewhere in the midfield. 7
22 NM Didn’t stop trying, but not prominent. 5
23 Syd In his element in tight going against Swans. 7
QF Syd On Kennedy initially. Went to Jack late in second term. Did his job. 7
PF Geel Quiet to half time and lifted a bit without starring. 5
GF Frem Always in there battling but Mundy was more effective on him. 4

2012 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Coll A key to team regaining the ascendency in the final term – 26 disposals. 7
2 Geel Threw himself at every contest. Battled it out with Corey. 6
3 Adel Not a big day. 4
4 WCE Played well on Priddis. Won the ball and restricted the Eagle. 7
5 Syd Started 150th game on Malceski. Typically hard grafting game. 6
6 StK Typically hard-at-it to finish with team-high seven clearances. 7
7 Melb Prolific ball-winner in first half with 19 touches. Always good vs. Dees. 6
8 Frem Crowley spent time on him. Sewell was a constant force. 7
9 Rich Effort good but decision making askew on occasions. Had blinkers on often. 5
10 NM Did a number on Swallow holding him to 16 touches. 7
11 Port Had a fantastic game with eight inside 50s and eight clearances. 9
12 Bris Workmanlike game after quiet first half. 5
14 Carl Went with Judd and won his share. Creative with handball. 7
16 WB Played great supporting role to Mitchell – six tackles and four inside-50s. 7
17 Coll Tough in-and-under game with seven tackles and five clearances. 7
18 Ess Given the role on Watson at the start. Good honest game. 6
19 Geel Huge game but lack of poise in dying minutes when side needed calm. 7
20 Port Had task on Boak and while shaded still contributed to the win. 6
21 GCS Right in the thick of it early and maintained momentum. 7
22 Syd Played fine game then iced it with a brilliant running goal with a minute left. 9
23 WCE Won tough footy so efficiency down a little but workrate huge. 6
QF Coll In and under all night but half his touches missed the target – six clearances. 7
PF Adel Tireless worker in the middle all game. Unstoppable. 8
GF Syd Full-on effort and was tireless in the crushes. 8