Jonathan GILES


Age: 31yr 5mth Games: 63 Born: Jan 08, 1988
Height: 201cm Weight: 101kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Trained well pre-Christmas but injured a thumb in January which put him out for over a month.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 Thumb.
2 StK Lost the ruck battle. Kicked a freak goal to add to his night. 3
3 Rich Game’s gone past the big man. Only 9 touches showing inability to link up outside stoppages. 4
4 Syd Did most of the ruckwork in tandem with Vardy. Off with blood rule in third term but got the upperhand in the ruck. 6
5 Didn’t play for East Perth.
6 Frem Beaten in the ruck by Sandilands. 3
7 Port Needs to cut down on the amount of free kicks he gives away. 3
8 WAFL Good in the ruck and kicked a goal, but did little around the ground aside from that. -
9 WAFL Rotated through the ruck and was okay without starring. -
10 Bye.
11 Didn’t play for East Perth.
12 Bye.
13 WAFL Won the ruck duel and took some good marks, but didn’t set the world on fire. -
14 WAFL Okay in the ruck with 31 hitouts, but wasn’t his best outing. -
15 WAFL Super in his work in the ruck (55 hitouts), but did little around the ground. -
16 WAFL Bye. -
17 WAFL Was smashed in the ruck and made no impact around the ground. -
18 WAFL 39 hitouts and 12 possessions to have an impact. -
19 WAFL Had 39 hitouts, in addition to booting an important goal in the third quarter. -
20 Knee.
21 WAFL Got the better of the ruck duels, but wasn’t a factor around the ground. -
22 WAFL Controlled the ruck with 55 hitouts, but failed to take a mark. -
23 WAFL Controlled the ruck and bobbed up with a goal. -
EF -
SF -

2016 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 WAFL Two goals but did little else especially when on the ball. -
2 WAFL Best game of the year with 15 touches, 32 hit outs. -
3 WAFL Not much of an influence but kicked crucial goal late. -
4 WAFL Solid with 24 hit outs in ruck and three goals when forward. -
5 WAFL Strong showing with 17 touches, 33 hit outs and a goal against Angus Graham. -
6 WAFL Solid in ruck with 20 hit outs but just seven touches and a goal. -
7 WAFL Bye. -
8 WAFL Three goals from 10 disposals and 18 hit outs. -
9 WAFL Struggled in conditions with six disposals, 28 hit outs, one goal. -
10 WAFL Battled hard for 16 touches, six marks, 29 hit outs but kicked 1.4. -
11 WAFL Shared ruck duties (24 hit-outs) and got a bit of ball around the ground. -
12 WAFL Bye. -
13 Bris Got plenty of game time but the towering ruckman had only 17 hit outs and six disposals. 4
15 WAFL No influence with just six touches and 29 hit outs. -
16 WAFL 36 hit outs in the ruck but only nine touches and one goal. -
17 WAFL Good showing in the wet with three goals, 14 touches, 30 hit outs. -
18 Melb Soundly beaten by Max Gawn. 3
19 WAFL Bye. -
20 WAFL Spent most of game up forward for two goals, 13 touches. -
21 WAFL Strong contributor with 11 touches, seven marks 24 hit outs, two goals. -
22 Didn’t play for East Perth.
23 Adel Beat Sam Jacobs in the ruck and around the ground. 7
EF WB Couldn’t influence the game and needed to after Lycett got injured early. 2

2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

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3 VFL Shared ruck duties and pressed forward for two goals. -
4 VFL Wasn’t at his best. Overshadowed by McKernan. -
5 VFL Used in ruck but mostly in attack where he struggled. -
6 VFL Battled hard but just can’t find top form at the moment. -
7 VFL Split time between the ruck and attack. OK in both roles. -
8 VFL Two goals in attack and 17 hitouts in ruck. Good day. -
9 VFL Quiet overall in ruck and forward. 23 hitouts. -
10 VFL Kicked two goals and had 15 hitouts in dual-role. -
11 VFL Shared ruck duties and rested forward. Three goals, 16 hitouts. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 VFL 37 hitouts and a goal opposed to Gilmore. Serviceable. -
14 VFL Copped knock early but returned to have 26 hitouts, 13 touches. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Big outing with two goals, 22 touches and 29 hitouts. -
17 VFL Simpson had his measure but battled hard. -
18 WB Beaten by Campbell. Everything seemed under pressure. Did win five clearances. 4
19 GWS Can hold his head high against former club. Deserved late goal. 7
20 Adel Could not combat Jacobs in the ruck and taken to the cleaners. 3
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Parked down back and big man is still learning new role. 5
2 StK Always presented a threat up forward against shorter defenders. Four goals. 7
3 Melb No.2 ruckman didn’t have to do much on ball. Conditions made it rough for him. 3
4 WB Excellent first half set up the Giants lead but impact faded in the final term. 6
5 Adel Beat Jacobs in the ruck duels but not in general play. 6
6 GCS Dominated hit-out count but of little value around the ground. 3
7 Port Produced a career-best 44 hit-outs to conquer the in-form Lobbe. 7
8 WCE Tried hard in his 50th game for the Giants but wasn’t able to get the better of Cox/Naitanui. 4
10 Rich Rotated between the forward half and the ruck. Battled hard but not his day. 4
11 Senior emergency.
12 NEAFL Had some good patches in the ruck. -
13 NEAFL Best ruckman on the ground, 27 hit outs and 6 inside 50s. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Solid in the ruck, without dominating. -
16 NEAFL Dominant ruckman on the ground with 25 hitouts. -
17 NEAFL Dominated his time in the ruck once again. -
18 NEAFL Kicked two and had 20+ hitouts rotating ruck/forward -
19 NEAFL Stellar ruck display, will be in frame for senior selection. -
20 NEAFL Played mostly forward, and did some good things. -
21 NEAFL 14 disposals, a goal, and a team-high nine tackles. -
22 NEAFL Very good all day in the ruck, and kicked two goals. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF NEAFL Outstanding. 20 touches, 29 hitouts, and seven clearances. -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Little influence in the ruck and dropped some chances up forward. 5
2 Port Started game well as a tall forward and was OK as secondary ruck option. 5
3 StK Presented as a target up forward in addition to ruck role. 5
4 Melb Battled hard in the ruck but beaten by Jamar/Gawn. 4
5 GCS Not a great day. 4
6 Ess Battled gamely and held his own in the ruck. 38 hit-outs and 14 possessions. 6
7 Adel Strove hard in the ruck and broke even with Jacobs in ruck contests. 4
8 Haw OK in the ruck but none of the big men had an influence. 5
9 WCE Put in a tireless effort, but had a dog of a day against Cox and Naitanui. 5
10 Carl Beaten by Kreuzer and struggling to find form from 2012. 4
11 Geel Battled hard in the ruck and was particularly good in the second term. 5
12 Port Beaten in the ruck by Lobbe and just the three marks. Needs to get motoring. 4
14 NM Battled hard all day without impacting – 10 hit-outs to advantage. 5
15 WB Battled hard but fell short against the in-form Minson. 4
16 Syd Battled hard in the ruck but did absolutely nothing other than that. 3
17 Ess Always competitive in the ruck, he returned to form in front of goal, kicking four. 7
18 Coll Rotated between the ruck and centre half forward. Sturdy showing without starring. 5
19 Melb Displayed an important ability to pushed forward and hit the scoreboard. 6
20 Frem Horrid day. Couldn’t stand up to Clarke and did zilch around the ground. 1
21 Bris Kicked a goal with one of his seven disposals. 4
22 Rich 16 hitouts in the ruck, but didn’t have any real impact around the ground. 4
23 GCS Played a lone role in the ruck all ay and battled manfully. 6

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd For the most part held his own in ruck contests against Mumford.. 6
2 NM Very good in the ruck against Goldstein with 26 hit-outs. 6
3 WCE 11 hit-outs but pushed forward to boot three goals. 6
4 Adel Battled well against Jacobs in the ruck won 24 hit-outs. 7
5 WB Battled away but Minson got on top in the second. 5
6 Carl Rucked solo in second half after Brogan got injured and effort told. 4
7 GCS His best game as a Giant, 21 possessions and 3 goals is a massive return. 8
8 Bris Did some useful things in his dual role as ruckman and spare forward. 5
9 Ess Courageous effort again, this time against Bellchambers and Ryder. 7
10 Geel Took it up to Cat pair and took the honours without dominating the contest. 6
13 Melb Only four hits outs to advantage and not much around the ground. 3
14 Syd Managed 14 contested possessions in another fighting effort from the ruckman. 6
15 Haw Won the hit-out count but found little of the ball everywhere else. 4
17 Frem Used defensively so Folau could ruck more. Held his own. 5
18 Coll Battled hard all day and finished with 29 hit-outs, 10 marks and a goal. 7
19 Port Kicked two goals, dominated the ruck, best on ground. 8
20 GCS Dominated the hit outs but needed to do more around the ground. 5
21 Melb Didn’t have his usual scoreboard impact, but did everything else well. 5
22 StK Solid effort against McEvoy in the ruck. 6
23 NM Kicked three goals and is a contender for best and fairest. 7