#16   Hawthorn

Age: 30yr 1mth Games: 157 Born: Dec 30, 1988
Height: 188cm Weight: 83kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Played game one of JLT then rested for second match. Will play on weekend and is very much on track for a big year.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Ess Worked hard through midfield on the outside. Second half work was very good and fought the game out to the end. 6
2 Adel Roamed his wing to provide some drive before copped a knock to hip from Brodie Smith that severely hampered him. 5
3 GCS Although got plenty of footy, his ball use was no of no use. At least made 7 tackles. 4
4 Geel Tried hard to provide to run and carry the ball and easily among side’s best. One goal and 29 disposals a solid effort. 7
5 WCE Influential with his ground coverage in second term then hurt knee. Came back after half time and continued to give drive. 7
6 StK Started on wing but also went forward at stages. Unable to break the lines like we know he can. 4
7 Melb Provide some run and rebound in first half then got going in final term again for some key touches. 6
8 Bris Heavily tagged by Robertson all day. Ran hard but the Lion did nullify him to a certain extent. Was dangerous when he did get it. 4
9 Coll Several typical breakaway plays among his 26 disposals. Kept pumping it forward. 7
10 Syd Immense throughout, but really stepped it up late when the heat was one. One of the Hawks best. 7
11 Port Effort was there but impact not commensurate. Only nine of his total 20 disposals were considered effective. 3
12 GCS Tried hard but injured hip early and never looked right from that point. Effort was there but impact limited from 24 disposals. 7
13 Bye.
14 Adel Not his usual dominant self, was thereabouts without putting his stamp on the game. 5
15 Coll Wingman had a shocker by his lofty standards. Only 14 effective disposals and no goals. 4
16 GWS Gave away a silly 50m pen. Got some treatment on the right side of his hip. No tackles – so defensively wasn’t great. 5
17 Geel Unbelievably had chance to win game in final seconds but played on and missed the goal. Strong prior to that. 6
18 Frem Kicked one goal and had 20 disposals. Ran hard. 6
19 Syd His best outing in several weeks with 28 disposals and 12 marks. 8
20 Rich Tried hard to provide run from a wing and gave something without getting arousal levels to anything worth telling mates about. 5
21 NM 29 disposals (17 to half time). Long kicking broke the game wide open and finished with two goals and 12 score involvements. 8
22 Carl One of the Hawks best. Provided great drive from his wing and booted a great last quarter goal. 7
23 WB Ball use first class from the club vice captain. Set up others and was running hard whenever he got the chance. 7

2016 Season

1 Geel Unable provide customary run and dash on the outside. 4
2 WCE Made some blues but they didn’t matter too much in the end. Won plenty of the ball. 6
3 WB Ran his backside off. 20 uncontested possessions from 24 touches. 7
4 StK Usual run and carry on the outside and kicked a nice goal on the charge. 6
5 Adel Plenty of run and carry and had a good game. 7
6 GWS Couldn’t sniff it on a wing. As quiet as he had been in any game in his career. 3
7 Rich Couldn’t get into it for a long while but second half was instrumental in win. 7
8 Frem Constant threat with his running and potent kicking and was best afield.. 8
9 Syd Seven touches in eight mins at start of third term to spark Hawks. Best for team. 7
10 Bris Battled away after injuring his ankle early and gave the Hawks plenty of drive. 5
11 Melb Lots of the ball coming off a wing originally opposed to Stretch. One bad turnover but good outing. 7
13 NM North centred attention on him early and he didn’t feature til second half. 4
14 GCS Hardly sighted in opening half (five effective disposals) then lifted slightly. Five inside-50s. 5
16 Port 12 handballs received outlines his innate ability to get out the back in space. 6
17 Syd Copped a knock early but returned and played well. Run off a wing critical. 7
18 Rich Not at his damaging best but contributed to the win with neat ball use. 5
19 Carl Late-game speed and line-breaking dashes were significant. 7
20 Melb Created run and rebound from a wing. Two goals and among the side’s best. 8
21 NM Provided great drive off a wing and a key to the victory. Six inside-50s. 8
22 WCE Collected 21 touches. His run was good. 6
23 Coll Not as brilliant best but did enough when game there to be won in final term. 6
QF Geel Flat spot in middle two quarters then fought on. Missed shot to win game after siren. 5
SF WB Won a fair bit of ball but one inside-50 suggests attacking impact down. 5

2015 Season

1 Geel Run and carry was a factor, particularly after quarter-time, helped ignite side. 7
2 Ess Wasn’t given clear room to run on the outside which limited his impact. 4
3 WB After limping in first term quickly resumed to have a prolific day. 7
4 Port Two goals, seven tackles and 10 inside-50s. 7
5 NM One of the Hawks’ best. Kicked two goals and outside game was impressive. 8
6 GWS Started superbly and was damaging on the outside for most of the game. 6
7 VFL Ill. -
8 Syd Gained plenty of metres when he got it. Would love to have his last kick again. 7
9 GCS His hard running and incisive work put the Suns under pressure. 6
10 StK Generally polished effort. 6
12 Adel Put the score on the board in the last term when Cameron couldn’t. 7
13 Ess Linked well at times and much better in second half after a quiet first. 6
14 Coll Had Sidebottom at start given too much latitude. Nasty head gash. 7
15 Frem Slow start but worked into game and enjoyed a strong second half. 6
16 Syd Game 100 highlighted by great running goal. Relished space. 7
17 Carl Run and creativity all over the ground a factor all night. 7
18 Rich Lot of possessions and worked hard to provide run but often came unstuck. 6
19 WCE Only four possessions in the first half. Finished with 16. 4
20 Geel Quiet start then got going off wing. Ball use first class and added a goal. 7
21 Port Gave the Hawks the run they needed after slow start. Probably their best. 7
22 Bris Good contributor on outside before being handed the red vest. 5
23 Carl Injured knee in third term and season may be over. Horrible luck. 4
QF WCE Couple of dashes but knee injury appeared to hamper him. Three inside-50s. 4
SF Adel Brilliant first-term running goal set crowd alight. Productive all match. 7
PF Frem Provided consistent drive off a wing and always a concern to the Dockers. 7
GF WCE In his element as long-striding winger. Perfect player for a Grand Final. 7

2014 Season

1 Bris Ran hard all day on a wing and able to push forward for two handy goals. 7
2 Ess Some nice runs a feature of his game that netted four inside-50s. OK. 6
3 Frem Busy runner who got better as game went on. 8
4 GCS Handy game off wing. 5
5 Geel Speed and guile an influence all day for his team. One goal and 10 handball receives 6
6 Rich Run off the wing was effective. 5
7 StK Free-wheeling run down the wing damaged St Kilda. 7
8 Syd Among the best with his run and creative work. Never stopped moving. 6
10 Port Produced four scoring assists and five inside-50s. 7
11 GWS Four goals off a wing were a key reason the side got the points. 8
12 WCE Together with Hill, he gave the Hawks the outside run that West Coast lacked. 6
13 Carl Despite work of Everitt he got involved without setting game alight near goal. 6
14 Coll Provided good run off a wing. Kicked the sealer. 7
15 GCS Long kicking in wet was a major asset. 7
16 NM Jacobs had negating role on him and did it well. Moved forward but couldn’t fire. 3
17 Adel Missed two opportunities he usually nails. 6
18 Syd Run and creativity kept Swans on the back foot every time he got the ball. 7
19 Calf.
20 Melb Kicked two goals from a wing and spent time as a deep forward showing versatility. 6
21 Frem Won 20 touches but usual run and carry was stifled when it mattered. 6
22 Geel Cats were able to thwart his run and carry for the most part. Still had an influence. 6
23 Coll Three inside-50s to go with six rebound 50s. Work-rate and run first class. 8
QF Geel Drifted from wing into attack and was an influential figure forward of centre. 7
SF -
PF Port Tailor made for MCG in finals and booming goal looked like sealer. Key cog. 6
GF Syd Not sighted much before half time but then joined in the party later on. 5

2013 Season

1 Geel Ran hard but lack of polish hurts him at times. 4
2 WCE Treated for tight hammies but kept ticking. Clever goal in second term. 5
3 Coll Produced an even performance but certainly didn’t set the game alight. 5
4 Frem Gave great run off a wing opposed to Mzungu. 7
5 NM Useful input on a wing. 5
6 Adel Playing his role in the side and chipped in with a goal. 6
7 Syd Disposal let him down a little but gave some drive off a wing. 5
8 GWS Whiley ran with him in first half. Showed bursts of pace. 5
9 GCS Showed pace but his disposal varied greatly in efficiency. 5
10 Melb One great running goal a highlight of his effort. Always dangerous. 6
12 Carl Well held most of the game by Curnow. Only two inside-50s and no goals. 3
13 Calf.
14 Bris Pace and anticipation gave Brisbane headaches all day. 6
15 Geel Flitted in and out of game and tried hard but rarely in space to run. 5
16 Port Great game with three goals, clearances and inside 50s, and nine tackles. 8
17 WB Didn’t have an opponent all day, career best 27 disposals. 8
18 Ess Used his dash on occasions; a contributor. 5
19 Rich Hawks’ best. Ran hard, won heaps of footy and had five inside-50s. 7
20 StK Shook off tags to play an effective game. 6
21 Coll Becoming an important component in this side with pace and work rate. 6
22 NM Snapped a fine goal after receiving handball from Buddy to ignite Hawks’ charge. 6
23 Syd Tackled hard and ran well. 6
QF Syd Interesting first half duel with Hannebery. OK and worked hard. 5
PF Geel Stats looked more significant than his actual effect. 4
GF Frem Started well but not allowed to dictate terms. Thumping late goal was crucial. 5

2012 Season

1 Coll Hardly sighted early then sparked side with two goals to help seal victory. 6
2 Geel Went with Kelly early. Won kicks and tackled hard. 6
6 StK North Ballarat VFL discovery displayed trademark pace at crucial stages. 7
7 Melb Began as winger. Kicked one long goal but not overly influential. 5
8 Frem Ran well and won ball well. 6
9 Rich One nice bouncing goal but made some mistakes and had zero inside 50s. 3
10 NM Started well and gave plenty of dash. A bit quieter after main break. 5
11 Port His pace was damaging along the wing and had five inside 50s. 5
12 Bris Quiet day. 3
14 Carl Sub who showed some zip in final term. 2
15 GWS Started on the bench and had a solid game, but couldn’t capitalise up forward. 5
16 WB Relished the space he was afforded and provided a link through the middle. 6
17 Coll Even game. Attacked the ball well and gave some run from a wing. 6
18 Ess Heppell matched up on him. Occasional bursts but patchy overall. 4
19 Geel Four inside-50s but rarely found space to use his pace – four inside-50s. 4
20 Port Gave his customary run and finished with two goals. 6
21 GCS Started well and was a good performer for most of the day. 6
22 Syd Not suited by a tight, contested contest and small SCG surrounds. 4
23 WCE Ran hard to be a link man off a wing and used the ball pretty well. 6
QF Coll Used the ball well first half then drifted out of game a little but handy. 6
PF Adel Minimal impact on game. 3
GF Syd Kicked a big goal, but not a big factor in proceedings. 4