Jacob TOWNSEND

#21   Richmond

Age: 25yr 6mth Games: 37 Born: Jun 20, 1993
Height: 187cm Weight: 89kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Faces a real fight to continue his career at the top level with a few new recruits pushing him down the pecking order. Must start well.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 -
2 -
3 Senior emergency.
4 VFL Superb in midfield – both inside and on the outer. Kicked five goals to go with 21 touches. -
5 VFL Had 19 touches to go with seven tackles and six clearances in combative midfield effort. -
6 VFL Injured early in the game and played no further part. -
7 Eye.
8 VFL Slow start on return, but was good late when the Tigers charged home. -
9 VFL Battled away in midfield. 16 touches, six clearances and 10 tackles. -
10 VFL Good early in midfield, then rested in the second half as a senior emergency. -
11 VFL A hard nut in the midfield. Had eight inside 50s and continued to run the game out well. -
12 Bye.
13 VFL Effort was there all day. 22 possessions, six clearances and six tackles – one of them a gem! -
14 VFL A ball magnet at VFL level and was his normal combative self. 29 touches. -
15 VFL Didn’t use the ball that well but found it well. Tackled strongly – 10 tackles. -
16 VFL Had 30 touches – 22 were contested. A bull in tight and played a strong role in the win. -
17 VFL A really good performance with 27 disposals, 14 contested possessions and seven tackles. -
18 VFL Really important in the outcome of the game. Will to win and fight was on display all game. -
19 VFL Starting to perform consistently week by week. 11 tackles and eight clearances his highlight. -
20 VFL Bye. -
21 VFL Hard at it around the footy with 25 touches and laid some strong tackles. -
22 Frem Booted six goals in a stunning performance. 9
23 StK After six goals last week jagged another five in what makes him a potential wildcard for the team in finals. 8
QF Geel Came in with 11 goals from past two matches and ended game with two. Did well defensively on Henderson. 6
PF GWS Chimed in with a goal off the ground in the third term and competed his tail off. 6
GF Adel Had role to negate Lever and played it better than Kramer. Goal in second term his highlight and another in last. Five tackles. 7

2016 Season

1 Carl Blood rule early with split lip and sprayed a few kicks but grunt around ball well good. 4
2 Coll Battled hard in midfield and attacked ball strongly, but kicking is always going to be his shortfall. 5
3 Rested.
4 VFL Typically hard at it game. 20 disposals, six tackles and four inside 50s. -
5 Melb Late inclusion unable to impact flow of the game. Managed four kicks. 2
6 VFL Ball use was much better this week and won his standard contested ball. -
7 VFL Unable to break free of the contests on a regular basis. -
8 VFL Hard-nosed effort in the middle of the ground. 27 touches and laid 17 tackles. -
9 VFL Bye. -
10 VFL Battled away in midfield with 17 touches and a goal. Put head over ball. -
11 VFL Threw himself in at the contests and won a bit of ball but scrappy by foot again. -
12 VFL Missed a few chances to hit the scoreboard but won customary hard ball in tight. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 Bris Only found out he was playing when he arrived at ground and did some handy things. 3
15 VFL Spent some time in front half and midfield. Not his best outing. -
16 VFL Can’t question work ethic (seven tackles) and was strong overhead. -
17 Bye.
18 VFL Good ball-winner in midfield but needs to clean up disposal. 11 inside-50s. -
19 VFL Threw himself at the contests and laid some great tackles. Had an impact. -
20 VFL Hard at it in midfield and was OK with his ball use. Steady effort. -
21 VFL Crashed in to get the ball going Tigers’ way. 22 touches, nine tackles. -
22 VFL Hard-nosed performer in midfield but disposal was hit and miss. -
23 VFL Laid seven tackles and won a bit of ball on the inside. -

2015 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Foot.
2 Foot.
3 Foot.
4 Foot.
5 Foot.
6 Foot.
7 Foot.
8 Foot.
9 NEAFL Bye. -
10 NEAFL Chimed in with 26 disposals and four inside 50s. -
11 NEAFL Foot. -
12 NEAFL Foot. -
13 NEAFL Foot. -
14 NEAFL Back from suspension and played his part with 18 touches. -
15 NEAFL Did job in midfield with four inside 50s. -
16 NEAFL Played part without starring with 16 touches. -
17 NEAFL Strong game with 25 possessions and two goals in romp. -
18 NEAFL Good contributor for all four quarters in 15-goal win. -
19 NEAFL Attacked the ball strongly on way to 22 touches, 11 clearances. -
20 NEAFL Bye. -
21 NEAFL Attacked ball with ferocity. 23 touches, two goals. -
22 NEAFL Physically imposed himself with 13 tackles in defeat. -
23 Melb Made his presence felt physically and will have caught eye of opposition clubs. 6

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 PM Did well early to help UWS gain the advantage. -
2 StK Went onto Hayes but not a big game and subbed off in third term. 3
3 Melb Good signs including a huge mark in third term. 5
4 WB Didn’t find much ball and his opponent had it on a string. Disappointing. 2
5 NEAFL Bye. -
6 NEAFL Very impressive, 28 touches and eight inside 50s. -
7 NEAFL Won plenty of hard ball in the engine room. -
8 NEAFL Did some good things, four clearances and six inside 50s. -
9 NEAFL Bye. -
10 Rich Blanketed Cotchin early but the tiger started to get into after first break. OK. 6
11 Haw Mixed it up in the middle and threw his weight around. Laid 11 tackles. 7
12 Ess Had the main tag role on Watson and kept him within reasonable output early. 6
13 Bris Subbed off in fourth quarter. 2
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15
16 NEAFL Brilliant game and should be recalled to seniors. -
17 Frem Didn’t get into the game at all and was disappointing. One inside-50. 3
18 NEAFL Pushed his case for a recall with an impressive display. -
19 NEAFL Got through his return game OK. -
20 NEAFL In a couple of scuffles, went hard as usual. -
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Hamstring.
QF NEAFL Impressed with a team-high 22 disposals. -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 NEAFL Battled hard and did his bit when required. -
2 Suspended.
3 NEAFL Super at the stoppages and tackled well. -
4 Melb Played a defensive forward role on Watts and was paid little respect. 6
5 NEAFL Chipped in with three goals across half forward. -
6 Ess Quelled Watson and was a physical presence in the packs. Big future. 7
7 Adel Looked to be tracking Dangerfield on ball early but quickly burnt off like others 3
8 Calf.
9 NEAFL Battled hard but wasn't unable to have a huge influence. -
10 Carl Sub. Came on at half time and aggressive at the man and the contest. 5
11 Geel Did some tough stuff including bump on Stokes. Handy effort. 5
12 Port Did a reasonable job on Hartlett until junk time when the Port star racked them up. 5
14 NM Sub. Thrown in late third term and used as one of many loose men. 1
15 WB Couldn’t get his hands on the ball or produce his usual defensive pressure. 3
16 NEAFL Kicked two goals and was impressive with his defensive work. -
17 NEAFL Bye. -
18 Rested.
19 Injured.
20 Rested.
21 Rested.
22 Hip.
23 Hip.
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Real hard nut who will carve a niche. 4
2 NM Didn’t get much of it. 3
3 WCE Tackled hard but gave away a few silly frees. 4
4 Adel Tough ex-rugby league player pushed his weight around when introduced. 4
5 WB Kept Murphy in check for most of the day. 6
7 GCS Just fearless at the opposition’s body, rewarded with a bullocking goal. 5
9 Ess Late inclusion for Folau, tackled hard but that was about it. 3
10 Geel Tagged Selwood pretty well until copped injury and subbed out at half time. 3
16 NEAFL Attacked the ball hard in first game back from injury. -
17 Frem The sub. Didn’t get a lot of ground time. 2
18 Coll The ball rarely came his way on the half-forward flank. 2
19 Port Fairly quiet off halfback, but did have 100% disposal efficiency. 3