Jack GUNSTON

#19   Hawthorn

Age: 27yr 5mth Games: 149 Born: Oct 16, 1991
Height: 193cm Weight: 87kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Eased through pre-season. Left out of first game but appeared against North and likely for this week. Fit and ready.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Ess Used up the ground on a wing for long periods like in JLT series. Didn’t impact the game as he typically does. 4
2 Adel Didn’t kick a goal and spent parts of the afternoon trying to shore-up a leaky defence. 4
3 GCS An off night with the boot (0.3). Pushed further up the ground to try and stay involved. 5
4 Geel Brilliant snap goal early in match and another late but in between not a huge impact. Just 12 effective disposals. 5
5 WCE First term goal and looked more comfortable playing in attack than on a wing where he’s spent most of the year so far. 7
6 StK Spent more time forward, but had to work up ground for touches. Nowhere near the play he was in their glory years. 3
7 Melb Bright start with two goals then hardly sighted after half time. Ended day with 13 disposals. 5
8 Bris Played in all areas of the ground but didn’t make much of a difference. Best position is unknown. 4
9 Coll Always looked a threat as a high half-forward, and won it 17 times, but didn’t manage a goal. 4
10 Syd Worked up the ground to take Rampe out of the back 50 and was handy enough. 6
11 Port Hard to be too rough given ball never got down to him, and when it did it was so scrappy kicking goals was tough; seven disposals. 2
12 GCS Hawks’ best forward on the day with five goals. Great return to form in a beaten side. Takes season goal tally to 15. 8
13 Bye.
14 Adel Took Lever out of the game stretching him wide which left holes in the centre of the Adelaide defence. 6
15 Coll One goal from 21 disposals. Laid seven tackles but just the one inside-50. Handy without starring. 6
16 GWS Across half back/wing thought he might have more impact than 17 possessions and five marks. 5
17 Geel Played up the ground and won a heap of the ball (24 disposals), four inside-50s and one goal. Solid contributor. 8
18 Frem Outstanding in defence with 35 disposals. Also went forward for one goal. 8
19 Syd 18 disposals in another strong outing against the Swans. Took a key late mark. 7
20 Rich Good first half but folded up like a Chinese deckchair after half time. Hard to blame him given under siege. 5
21 NM Phenomenal work rate up and down ground from his half back role, 27 disposals and a goal. 8
22 Carl Classy ball use from the back half. Mopped up well all night. 7
23 WB Patrolled half back with aplomb and ball use set teammates up further afield. Could that be his permanent role? 7

2016 Season

1 Geel Bobbed up down back early when Hawks were under siege then returned to attack with three goals. 6
2 WCE Took nine marks to go with 1.2 and worked hard up the ground to create space behind. 7
3 WB Chipped in with two goals and had three score assists. 5
4 StK Didn’t kick a goal but work up the ground was pivotal. Took 11 marks, many on the lead. 7
5 Adel Brilliantly kept ball in play to score a goal but otherwise quiet. Good cameo down back 3
6 GWS Hawks’ only avenue to goal in first half with three majors. Ended with five in a huge effort. 8
7 Rich Covered plenty of ground from forward base and bagged four goals. 7
8 Frem Handy game as target in attack. Booted three goals. 5
9 Syd Long goal brought Hawks into it just before half time. Only winning Hawk forward. 7
10 Bris Made to work hard by McStay. Took four contested marks and ended with 2.1. 6
11 Melb Three first half goals but then quieter in second half. Injured foot/ankle in fourth quarter. 6
13 NM Very quiet game and took ages to get his first kick. 3
14 GCS One first half goal from 13 kicks in a great battle with May. Contributed without starring. 5
16 Port Three goals from four attempts and gave off two others. 7
17 Syd Two goals and eight marks. He didn’t star but certainly was a factor. 6
18 Rich Worked hard up and down the ground and rewarded with three goals. 7
19 Carl Constant threat in the front half. Sloppy conversation tarnished a terrific game. 7
20 Melb Two goals from six marks but was pretty well held. Four behinds. 5
21 NM One goal from five marks. Might have been hampered by injury but played on. 3
22 WCE Kicked two goals and made the most of his chances. 5
23 Coll Beaten by Howe. One goal, four marks and seven kicks. 3
QF Geel Lonergan picked him up. Quiet start, but then significant in Hawk surge. 6
SF WB Six marks and one goal but for the most part superbly held. 5

2015 Season

1 Geel Only one goal and probably lowered his colours to Lonergan. 4
2 Ess Dragged Hawks back into game with three third term goals. One of their best. 7
3 WB Murphy was giving running role on him but he still covered lots of ground. 5
4 Port Three goals from five attempts, and two scoring assists. 6
5 NM If not for some uncharacteristic wayward kicking, could have had a bag. Super night. 7
6 GWS Presented well up the ground and was lively around goals. 6
7 Melb Just the one goal, but moved well in front half to create for others. 6
8 Syd Rampe wore him tight. Kicked one goal and missed three gettable ones. 5
9 GCS Covered plenty of ground and played his role in attack. 6
10 StK Marked strongly and kicked three goals to give constant headaches. 7
12 Adel Dislocated a finger and didn’t trouble the score sheet. 2
13 Ess Started brilliantly with three goals then radar failed. Four behinds after half time. 6
14 Coll On Frost and Brown. Could have kicked more than two goals but wayward. 5
15 Frem Continued to struggle to find the ball despite avalanche of inside 50s. 3
16 Syd Three goals in opening 20 minutes and ended with four. Handy. 7
17 Carl Lapped up the service to snag six goals. Took career tally past 200 goals. 9
18 Rich Three goals and looked only dangerous forward. Seven marks. 7
19 WCE Off target and didn't have much of the ball. 4
20 Geel Only one goal but dangerous linking up the ground. Good duel with Kolodjashnij. 6
21 Port Hard worker in front half and ended with three goals. 7
22 Bris Got the Hawks’ going with three second-quarter goals and ended with four. 7
23 Carl Continued upward swing in form with four goals. Hitting top gear at right time. 7
QF WCE Kicked first goal but struggled. Badly injured leg in final quarter to top night off. 3
SF Knee.
PF Leg.
GF WCE Back from injury and demonstrated value with four goals in another good GF. 7

2014 Season

1 Bris Radar uncharacteristically awry early then chipped in with two late goals. 5
2 Ess Well held by Hurley and managed only one goal. 3
3 Frem His two goals were back to back. OK without starring. 6
4 GCS Led beautifully, kicked straight for five goals and created. Also went to defence. 8
5 Geel Dangerous with three goals and could easily have kicked five. 6
6 Rich Opened game with an instant goal. Not a big day and treated for tight hammy. 4
7 StK Experimental placing on the wing at the start then booted four goals. 6
8 Syd Kept out of game all night. Went goalless for first time this season. 2
10 Port Five inside-50s and three goals. 7
11 GWS Kicked four goals from nine kicks, critical input in a tight game. 8
12 WCE Booted three goals and was the perfect partner for Roughead. 6
13 Calf.
14 Coll Struggled to find rhythm early but got better as game went on. 6
15 GCS Worked strongly enough in attack but didn’t get result on scoreboard. 5
16 NM Thompson went on to him early. Worked very hard well up the field for six goals. 8
17 Adel Four goals, two assists and two inside-50s. 7
18 Syd Thrashed by Rampe in first half (5 disp.) Only goal came in third term. 4
19 WB Kicked three goals but was a concern when he hurt ankle late in the day. 5
20 Knee.
21 Frem Only one goal from three opportunities. Looked to be favouring a knee. 5
22 Geel Well held by Lonergan and just the one goal from four marks. 3
23 Coll Five-goal confidence booster on eve of finals just what player and coach ordered. 8
QF Geel Had Lonergan and tried to work him up the ground. Three goals super important. 6
SF -
PF Port Kickless in first term but worked into it later and contributed two goals. 5
GF Syd Early kicking for goal a worry but he got on top of Rampe. 6

2013 Season

1 Geel Hardly sighted first half and ditto second. 2
2 Ill.
3 Coll Sub. Ran more after the game then he did during limited game time. 1
4 Frem OK up forward. Kicked a goal and chased hard defensively. 5
5 NM Worked and ran hard. Not enough kicks first half. Important late goal and mark 5
6 Adel Bobbed up for three goals but unsighted in general play. 6
7 Syd Had three goals by half time and while he faded the damage was done. 6
8 GWS Started on wing. Three goals on ex-Hawk Gilham and did a fair job. 7
9 GCS Not very prominent in attack initially but then lifted. 5
10 Calf.
12 Carl Made most of opportunities to kick three important goals. 6
13 WCE Relished role alongside stars to kick five key goals. Getting better all the time. 8
14 Bris Dropped out of it in third quarter but finished strongly when Hawks took over. 4
15 Geel Quiet first half but fired up with 14 second-half disposals to get side back in it. 6
16 Port Five goals from six shots and a thorn in the Port side all game. 8
17 WB Developing into a great mobile forward, although inaccurate in front of goal. 7
18 Ess Goal after quarter time siren and added another in the third term. Played a part. 6
19 Rich Well beaten by Astbury and failed to goal. Only four effective disposals. 2
20 StK Kicked a couple of goals before subbed off with minor quad problem. 4
21 Coll Worked hard and kicked a couple of goals to do his bit. 5
22 NM Struggled and remained goalless. Nice handball to Hill for important goal late in third. 4
23 Syd On Rampe and led up well as a target. 6
QF Syd Led well and made good position. As usual stepped up to plate with Buddy out. 6
SF
PF Geel Very important in attack with three first half goals and finished with four. 7
GF Frem Kicked four goals to be best forward and used ball perfectly in field play. 8

2012 Season

1 Coll Gave life with a goal assist and kicked one of his own from boundary. 3
2 Geel Brought on at start of final term. 2
3 Adel Started on ground for first time for Hawks. Nice goal. 5
4 WCE Struggled to get involved. 3
7 VFL Very quiet outing. -
8 VFL Kicked seven goals in a one man show up forward. -
11 Port Kicked two goals as a forward and presented well. 5
12 Bris Could have kicked a couple more goals with better accuracy. 4
14 Carl As third forward was a big danger in first half then subbed off. 5
15 GWS A quiet game, but in fairness had to play third fiddle up forward. 4
16 WB Filled role of Franklin to contribute four goals. Had plenty of chances. 7
17 Coll Set game alight with a brilliant opening term and ended with three goals. 7
18 Ess Created a good target early. Took a huge mark for one of his three goals. 5
19 Geel A thorn in Cats side all night with four goals – a great set-shot exponent. 7
20 Port Just the one goal and was paid close attention from Blee. 4
21 GCS Clean skills. Impressive again in attack because he provided different style. 6
22 Syd Couldn’t fine the space with Buddy back in the side. 3
23 WCE Proved handy foil alongside Franklin with three goals then subbed out. 6
QF Coll Kicked 2.3 in a handy contribution despite Reid doing pretty well on him. 6
PF Adel Quiet early, but lifted and does everything in a polished way. 5
GF Syd Contained by Johnson early but fired in the third. Two goals and late poster. 3