#8   Hawthorn

Age: 28yr 3mth Games: 102 Born: Apr 24, 1991
Height: 179cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Rebounding defender closing in on 100 games and form strong in both hit-outs. Becoming a steady option at back half.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Ess Even battle with the former Lion, Josh Green. Used the ball well and pushed up to provide four inside-50s. 5
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4 Didn’t play for Box Hill Hawks.
5 VFL Did well in defence to control the back half. 24 possessions and nine marks. -
6 VFL A calming influence at times down back – especially in second half. Had 19 possessions and used ball well. -
7 VFL Steady game across half back. 13 possessions and three tackles. -
8 Rested.
9 Coll Off the bench into defence, rebounded on occasion but not influential. 4
10 Syd Part of a defence that had all hands on deck late. Handy without starring. 5
11 Port Spent periods on Robbie Gray and okay in that role then got inured in third term but returned. Battling effort at best. 4
12 GCS Not the same player some thought he was going to be a few years ago. Got beaten late by first-year player Ainsworth. 4
13 Bye.
14 Adel Stuck to his task and kept the dangerous Betts to one goal. 7
15 Coll Coach switched him forward to play defensive role on Howe and loved fact he kicked two goals on him. Played his part. 6
16 GWS Kicked two goals from nine disposals in his new role across half forward. Better for the run up there. 5
17 Geel Played defensive forward again on Tuohy and did that pretty well. Unlike last two weeks didn’t hit the scoreboard. 5
18 Frem Played as the defensive forward. In and out of the game. 5
19 Syd Only 13 touches in a quiet performance but did hit the scoreboard with a goal. 5
20 Rich Asked to play defensive role on Rance but it didn’t work. Couldn’t stop his impact and had two kicks himself. 1
21 NM Quiet days with just seven kicks, and could face MRP scrutiny. 3
22 Carl Provided some defensive pressure in the forward half but wasn’t dangerous offensively. Just the 1 goal. 5
23 WB Used as a defensive forward on Murphy among others. No goals but 17 handy touches. 5

2016 Season

1 Geel Used the ball well from the back half but was troubled by Geelong small forwards. 6
2 WCE Had LeCras at times as well as a few others. Did his job defensively and linked well. 7
3 WB Serviceable throughout. Penetration in kicking was significant late. 5
4 StK Used ball fairly well from back half but had hands full with Saints small on occasions. 5
5 Adel Looked to jar knee early but carried on regardless and seemed OK. 5
6 GWS Caught a few times in defence and wasn’t able to restrict GWS smalls from creating chances. 3
7 Rich Lined up on Lloyd and was solid. 5
8 Frem Honest game at half back but lashed out in incident to come under scrutiny. 5
9 Syd Battled honestly on a half-back flank and rebounded well. 6
10 Bris Had difficulty getting into the game and didn’t hurt the Lions with ball in hand. 3
11 Melb Had Garlett covered and positioned himself well to chop off hacked kicks forward. 7
13 NM Did well under pressure in Hawk defence and always got the ball away. 6
14 GCS Ball use steady but was pretty quiet. Better in second half than the first. 4
16 Port Started slowly but worked his way into the match with seven rebound-50s. 7
17 Syd Played a minor role with 11 kicks from the back half. 4
18 Rich Did his bit across half back and attacked the ball with vigour. 6
19 Carl Another hampered by injury. Struggled to have an impact. 4
20 Melb Couldn’t influence the game from defence. Coughed up one goal with mistake. 3
21 NM Kept Thomas to one goal and able to limit his influence. 6
22 WCE Had issues stopping West Coast’s small forwards. 4
23 Coll Mopped up nicely from half back in a steady effort. Ball use good. 7
QF Geel Hurt hand in second term, but came back to be handy in defence. 6
SF WB Took Dickson who did him a favour by being inaccurate. Struggled. 3

2015 Season

1 Geel Played a role without starring but importantly did what he had to do. 5
2 Ess Did most of his work in back half but did track Cooney up into middle at times. 4
3 WB Busy and desperate in defence. 6
4 Port Impressive display from the small defender, never stopped running. 8
5 NM Stuck tightly to Thomas and managed to restrict his impact. Subbed out late. 6
6 GWS Beaten by Smith early. Improved his effort in the second half. 5
7 Melb Tracked Garlett who kicked three. Used ball well out of defence. 5
8 Senior emergency.
9 GCS Late re-inclusion at half back where he picked up Matera. Good ballwinner. 7
10 StK Started on Lonie. Worked hard. 7
12 Adel Deserves spot in the back six and always plays his role diligently. 6
13 Ess Played with poise and balance at half back and easily among the best. 7
14 Coll Troubled by De Goey but contributed in defence. 5
15 Frem Kicked early goal and steady with touches. Subbed out after shoulder knock. 4
16 Shoulder.
17 Shoulder.
18 Rich Battled away but didn’t impact the contest to any great degree. 3
19 WCE The sub. Energetic for his one quarter on the field. 2
20 VFL Defended well and used ball cleanly. Good effort. -
21 Port Late inclusion for Hale and tracked Neade. Got a bit of the ball. 6
22 Bris OK down back in small defensive role. 6
23 Carl Started on Walker but then bobbed up in attack as Clarko swung the changes. 6
QF WCE Sub. By time he got on game was about done. Did what he could in defence. 1
SF Adel Went to Cameron and shut him out of the game. Showed courage. 7
PF Frem Arguably Hawks’ best. Showed courage in the air and defended brilliantly. 8
GF WCE Strong performance in defence capped excellent month of football. 7

2014 Season

1 Bris Provided some rebound but had his hands full with Green all arvo. 5
2 Ess Battled Chapman in a great duel. The veteran got away at times. 4
3 Frem Picked up Walters early and never stopped working. 7
4 GCS Capable job down back. 5
5 Geel Huge first half as a rebounder then faded as game dragged on. 6
6 Rich Picked up Gordon initially. Stuck close in defence 7
7 StK Competitive but had moments of worry against dangerous Billings. 5
8 Syd Huge third term (9 disp) a feature of a solid outing – 10 contested poss. 6
10 Port Tough as nails defender, stopped Mitchell in his tracks running in on goal. 5
11 GWS Quiet night rebounding at half back and had hands full with Giants’ forwards. 4
12 WCE Did well when on LeCras. Kept him in check. 6
13 Carl Left-foot developing as a weapon from half back and used it well. 6
14 Coll Opposed to Blair who got the better of him on a few occasions. 5
15 GCS Sub came on late and had a few touches. 2
16 NM Elevated from sub after Hill withdrawal. One big goal and did a few things. 4
17 Adel Four rebounds from the defensive 50 and a goal. 5
18 VFL Swept across half back well, but wasn’t as incisive as usual. -
19 WB Keen to stake his claim for finals spot and played a determined game. 6
20 Melb OK in patched but didn’t do enough to cement his place in line-up. 4
21 Frem Had it 17 times but not a lot of penetration on that left boot. Made some errors. 5
22 Senior emergency.
23 Coll Didn’t put foot wrong from back half but unlikely to keep his spot in the side. 6
QF Geel Made a few vital spoils in first half. Did what was required. 5
SF -
PF Port Worked hard down back and earns first Grand Final. 5
GF Syd Sub. Came on late and was fired up with energy and run to find ball at will. 2

2013 Season

1 Rested.
2 VFL Used the ball really well running off half back. -
3 Coll Made a couple of mistakes but intensity and kicking good. Nice debut. 5
4 Frem Played his role fairly well across half back. 5
5 Thigh.
6 Adel Emergency replacement for Bailey and played his part in the win. 5
7 Syd Did some nice things for a youngster. Club has found a player. 5
8 GWS Busy type who finished on strongly. 5
9 GCS Sub came on late and had a couple of touches. 1
10 Melb Did some tough stuff at half back and used footy well between the arcs. 6
12 Carl Beat Garlett when opposed to him and won some footy late in proceedings. 6
13 WCE Stats not huge but did a couple of nice things. Great experience in tough game. 4
14 Bris Handy in defence and has a penetrating kick. 5
15 Geel Didn’t impact with rebound or run. Apart from third quarter he was unsighted. 3
16 Port Starting to find his feet at elite level and good with three clearances. 6
17 WB Developing into a handy small defender, 13 disposals and five tackles. 6
18 Ess Sub. Game won by time he came on but joined party for 10 quick disposals. 2
19 Rich Wasn’t able to rebound with any purpose and was chasing tail all day. 4
20 StK Continued solid form. 5
21 Coll Did his job on Elliott. 5
22 Rested.
23 Syd On McGlynn and had a reasonable game. 4
QF Senior emergency.
SF VFL Strong game at half back with 22 touches and 10 marks. -
PF VFL Solid contributor in defence to end with 17 possessions. -

2012 Season

4 VFL Used the ball well and made good decisions. -
5 VFL Improved game. Still finding his feet and full fitness. -
6 VFL Played his role well as a defensive stopper. -
7 VFL OK in patches but needs to do more. -
8 VFL Used the ball beautifully to set up forward thrusts. -
12 VFL Used the ball well at times and was creative by foot. -
14 VFL Down on recent efforts. -
15 VFL Did well in a defensive role and provided some drive. -
16 VFL One of the Hawks stronger contributors in win. -
17 VFL Used the ball well as usual to carve Pies apart. -
18 VFL Did well on occasions in the back half. Used ball well. -
19 VFL Not his best day across half back. -
22 VFL Just eight touches. Struggled. -
23 VFL Used the ball well in the back half to set the Hawks up. -
QF VFL Used the ball well down back to be among the best. -