Matt BUNTINE

#21   GWS Giants

Age: 25yr 2mth Games: 41 Born: Oct 19, 1993
Height: 189cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Strength of list is exemplified by the fact a former No.3 draft pick with five years experience is on the fringe of the best 22.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Adel Provided outside run from the Giants defensive 50. 4
2 GCS Didn’t have a great deal to do down back but was okay. 4
3 Late withdrawal.
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 Knee.
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.
QF Knee.
SF Knee.
PF Knee.

2016 Season

1 Melb Defensively stout switching on a variety of players. Role player who did it well. 5
2 Geel Did a fine job stopping Kersten and in one-on-ones he excelled. Solid defensive effort. 6
3 Hamstring.
4 Port Defended admirably on a range of forwards. 4
5 StK Not overly prominent down back but held firm when required. 4
6 Haw Stationed in defence as usual and was solid. Showed clean hands to get a few chains started. 6
7 Frem Aggressive in defence with his attack on the ball and run. 6
8 GCS Serviceable effort in defence and found a lot of space with eight marks. 4
9 WB Left concussed after a big hit from Jong in the first term and took no further part. 0
10 Concussion.
11 Geel Battled McCarthy and for most part was solid. Offensively didn’t get involved to any great degree. 4
12 Syd Strong contributor in the back half who always made a contest. 5
13 Ess Had all sorts of trouble on Fantasia who kicked four goals. Not a great day. 2
14 Carl Played his part in backline before spending the last term on the bench with a hamstring injury. 4
15 Hamstring.
16 Hamstring.
17 Hamstring.
18 NEAFL Promising return from injury. Took a game-high 11 marks and laid seven tackles. -
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Strong outing. Used it very well out of the back half. -
21 NEAFL Solid all-round performance. 33 possessions (14 contested), four inside-50s. -
22 NEAFL Stress-free day in back half. Didn’t waste any of his 10 disposals. -
23 Concussion.
QF NEAFL Did the job required down back in thrilling Grand Final triumph. -
PF -

2015 Season

1 -
2 NEAFL Marshalled the troops down back against the Suns. -
3 NEAFL Rarely beaten in defence. Strong effort. -
4 NEAFL Solid again down back. 16 possessions. -
5 NEAFL Good effort down back. Competed strongly. -
6 Haw Roamed across half back but couldn’t impose himself on the game. 3
7 Carl Played his role down back picking up Bell amongst others. 5
8 Adel Provided aerial support in defence. Nine marks – many from Crow kicks. 6
9 WB Limited output. 3
10 Bris OK down back following Robinson and rotating midfielder. 5
11 Coll Started on Fasolo early then shifted to White, then Cloke. Cleaned up Patfull. 5
12 NM Battled hard opposed to Waite despite sore shoulder. 6
14 Rich Took Griffiths and had him beaten. Did well as undersized defender. 5
15 StK Prominent in defence on Membey but too many up-and-under kicks. 5
16 GCS Copped a big head knock in last quarter. OK until then. 5
17 Concussion.
18 Frem Concussed early in the match and couldn’t return. 1
19 Concussion.
20 Concussion.
21 Concussion.
22 NEAFL Back after concussion and was fair in back half. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -

2014 Season

1 PM Kicked a goal and attacked the ball hard. -
2 NEAFL Worked well in defence. -
3 NEAFL Solid in defence for the Giants. -
4 NEAFL Best game for the year thus far. -
5 NEAFL Bye. -
6 NEAFL Continued good form with 28 touches. -
7 Port Lined up mostly on Wingard, and did a terrific job. 7
8 WCE Forced to battle out of his weight and height division in defence. 4
10 NEAFL Solid in defence and broke the lines. -
11 NEAFL Serviceable down back. -
12 NEAFL Solid down back. -
13 NEAFL Among Giants’ best down back. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Played down back and was very good. -
16 NEAFL 23 touches and a goal running off half-back. -
17 Frem Showed some composure down back without setting game alight. 4
18 Calf.
19 Calf.
20 NM Gave away centimetres at times to Black and co. but defended fairly well. 5
21 Melb Had to go to Dawes when Davis went down and did fine job. Great one-on-one. 7
22 Coll Had the job on Fasolo and stuck to it well. 15 touches of his own. 5
23 WB Beaten by Stringer down back and was hesitant on occasions. 4
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Lung.
2 Lung.
3 Lung.
4 NEAFL First game back from punctured lung and got through OK. -
5 NEAFL Impressed at half back and through midfield. -
6 NEAFL Bye. -
7 NEAFL Worked hard but unable to stem the Swans flow. -
8 NEAFL Best for the Giants in heavy loss to Brisbane. -
9 WCE Took an important step in his first game back from a punctured lung. 4
10 Carl Saw little of the pill. 3
11 NEAFL Forced to play on a taller opponent and did quite well. -
12 NEAFL OK without starring in close loss to Gold Coast. -
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 NEAFL Good defensively and provided a cool head when under pressure. -
15 NEAFL Dropped off well to support others, then rebounded well. -
16 NEAFL Strong game in the Giants defence. Helped keep the Swans at bay. -
17 NEAFL Bye. -
18 NEAFL Solid in defence despite Gold Coast finishing all over UWS. -
19 NEAFL Played as a spare early and had a constructive second half. -
20 NEAFL A standout with nine uncontested marks across half back. -
21 NEAFL Gave some drive off half back but not as prominent as past weeks. -
22 NEAFL Solid effort down back to help repel Eastlake attacks. -
23 GCS Had a big first half before fading after half time. 6
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

2 NEAFL Still regaining match fitness after pre-season injury. -
3 NEAFL Second game back. Got through OK. -
4 NEAFL Strong showing. Like Adams, not far off an AFL debut. -
7 NEAFL Solid defenders game and went through the middle. -
8 Bris Never got much of a chance to get into the game. 3
13 NEAFL Only fair across half back. Will improve. -
14 NEAFL Still trying to hit top form. -
15 NEAFL Played well across half back. -
16 NEAFL Played his role when required. -
18 NEAFL OK game. Taking his time to find his feet. -
19 Port Performed reasonably well on his return to the team, including 14 touches. 4
20 GCS Played his role. 4
21 Melb Started in a back pocket and had a very quiet afternoon. 3
22 StK Sub came on in third term for McDonald and had 13 touches.. 3
23 NM Among his better performances in a difficult debut season. 4