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#30   Hawthorn

Age: 25yr 2mth Games: 28 Born: Apr 08, 1994
Height: 198cm Weight: 98kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Injured finger in training mishap and hasn’t been sighted in the JLT series. Available for this week but likely to play VFL.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 -
3 GCS Serviceable in defence and never gave up. Needed more support from senior leaders. 6
4 Geel Good battle with Taylor and okay in that role. Made a few mistakes in heat of battle but all good experience. 4
5 WCE Made some timely spoils and helped keep the Eagles at bay for much of the night. 6
6 StK Took Riewoldt when the Saint was deep. Tried hard but was under siege for much of the day. Took 10 marks. 5
7 Senior emergency.
8 Senior emergency.
9 Ill.
10 Syd Started on Reid, then mixed and matched when the Swan went off. 5
11 Port Battled away in defence. Not the worst but certainly didn’t have a huge impact. All good experience at this point of his career. 4
12 GCS Had to try and take Lynch and that was a difficult task made tougher after sustaining injury early in game. 3
13 Bye.
14 Adel Stood tall in defence and handled the much heralded Crows forward line easily. 6
15 Coll Took Cox and had a few troubles with his height at times. Great experience from emerging defender. 7
16 GWS Eight one percenters. However Hawks defenders had their hands full with Patton in red hot form. 5
17 Geel Started on Hawkins then at times had to go to Dangerfield. Strong effort defensively. 5
18 Frem Did a job in defence. Fremantle struggled to score goals. 5
19 Syd Strong performance in the backline with 18 disposals and 6 marks. 7
20 Rich Didn’t have a tall match-up to take and was a little at sea playing against smaller options. Handful of effective possessions. 3
21 NM Beaten early by Brown, but solid down back with his disposal, and continues to get better. 5
22 Carl Broke even with Casboult in a great old fashioned big man battle. Coming along nicely as a big key defender. 6
23 WB Full back didn’t have a genuine four-quarter match-up. Not a big impact on the flow of the contest in either phase. 3

2016 Season

1 Played in VFL trial against Sandringham.
2 Played in VFL trial against Casey.
3 VFL Spent some time off the ground but was a strong presence in the back half. -
4 VFL Nice duel down back with Cordy. Read the play well in the air. -
5 VFL Took a few nice marks and generally defended well. -
6 Senior emergency.
7 Rich Debutant made good start against Vickery and didn’t look out of place. 5
8 Frem Showed a real willingness to do the hard things down back. 5
9 Syd Didn’t do much wrong but lack of experience told at times under pressure in defence 4
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Did well down back with 17 touches and six rebounds. Pushed forward for a goal too. -
13 VFL Had hands full at stages down back and provided little drive. -
14 GCS Deployed in defence – on Day at times – and did that job OK. Great learning curve. 4
16 Port Conceded two goals to Schulz but overall had him covered. 6
17 Syd Had job on Richards and kept him out of the game. Great experience. 3
18 Rich Took another step towards cementing a place in defence for finals. 5
19 Carl Battled on courageously after a couple of heavy knocks. Developing well. 5
20 Melb Did well defensively on a variety of opponents. Not the worst. 5
21 NM Found Petrie a tough opponent and lowered colours. All good experience. 3
22 WCE Good battle with Darling but the Eagle kicked three goals. 5
23 VFL Got some ball in back half but not at his best defensively. -
QF -
SF -

2015 Season

1 Shoulder.
2 Shoulder.
3 Shoulder.
4 Shoulder.
5 Shoulder.
6 Shoulder.
7 Shoulder.
8 Shoulder.
9 Shoulder.
10 Shoulder.
11 Shoulder.
12 Shoulder.
13 Shoulder.
14 Shoulder.
15 Shoulder.
16 Shoulder.
17 Shoulder.
18 Shoulder.
19 Shoulder.
20 Shoulder.
21 Shoulder.
22 Shoulder.
23 Shoulder.
QF Shoulder.
SF Shoulder.
PF Shoulder.
GF Shoulder.

2014 Season

1 Box Hill didn’t play.
2 Competed hard against more seasoned bodies.
3 VFL Competed hard in defence. Still has a way to go. -
4 VFL Struggled down back. -
5 VFL Did well after an early shoulder knock. Progressing. -
6 VFL Impressed again down back. Gaining confidence. -
7 Rested.
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Defended well down back against Tiger forwards. -
10 VFL Competed well in defence despite giving away kilos. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Solid effort down back with 16 possessions. -
13 VFL Continues to develop his game as a key defender. -
14 VFL Did what was required down back in big win. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Still learning the craft in defence. Will improve. -
17 VFL Improving with each passing week in defence. -
18 VFL Did some good things down back but disposal was sloppy. -
19 VFL Did well down back in patches. Plenty to work with. -
20 VFL Not his best day down back and was outbustled a few times. -
21 VFL Held up fairly well down back in big win. -
22 VFL Did well down back with 16 possessions, six rebounds. -
23 VFL Defended fairly well and continues to develop. -
QF VFL Bye. -
SF VFL Just fair down back with eight touches. -
PF VFL Had his hands full all day with Jones, who kicked five goals. -
GF -

2013 Season

1 PM Impressed in defence. Looks a likely type. -
2 VFL Did a few nice things in the Box Hill reserves. -
3 VFL OK down back in Box Hill reserves. -
4 VFL Continues to develop in Box Hill reserves. -
5 Didn’t play for Box Hill.
6 Knee.
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Struggling to make in roads in second year on the list. -
9 VFL Did some nice things in VFL reserves. Coming along gradually. -
10 VFL Took some strong marks playing forward in VFL reserves. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Kicked two goals in Box Hill reserves hard-fought win. -
13 VFL Quiet game until a huge last quarter in defence in reserves. -
14 VFL Did well down back in Box Hill reserves. Took some strong marks. -
15 VFL Impressed for the Hawks in VFL reserves win over North Ballarat. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Competed hard down back in reserves losing effort. -
18 VFL Worked into the game well after half time in Hawks reserves. -
19 Rested.
20 VFL Tough day at the office in heavy reserves defeat. -
21 VFL Among Box Hill reserves best in win over Coburg. -
22 VFL Battled hard down back in Hawks reserves loss. -
23 Box Hill reserves had a week off.
QF VFL Competed hard in the air to help Hawks reserves get home. -
SF VFL Among the Hawks best in defence in Development league Grand Final loss. -