Ryan BURTON

#5   Hawthorn

Age: 22yr 2mth Games: 24 Born: Jan 31, 1997
Height: 191cm Weight: 91kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Switched to Sam Mitchell’s No.5, which adds a layer of pressure. Given time to find feet in JLT and will be a depth player.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 Adel Good effort in defence from a player still learning his craft. Tried to attack when he could from the back half. 7
3 GCS Built on last week’s efforts with another solid outing. Rare bright spot. 6
4 Geel Youngster’s reasonable run of form continued. Had Cockatoo at times and managed to grab 19 disposals. 6
5 WCE Handy enough across half back. Slowly growing into the role at the top level. 6
6 StK Used at half back again. No impact with rebounding and had a tough time tracking opponents. 4
7 Melb Young defender again played his part in another fine performance given often gives away height and weight to opponents. 6
8 Bris Started slow but eventually turned in a huge performance. So poised with the ball in hand moving forward. Went at 88 per cent. 7
9 Coll Had the job on Elliott early and provided drive from defence with 17 disposals at 82 per cent efficiency. 6
10 Syd Firming as the rising star favorite after another strong performance in the back half 7
11 Port Again stood out as one of the better Hawks. Scoreboard overwhelmed his effort but it was a solid one; 25 possessions. 7
12 GCS Among the Hawks’ better players again in defence. Works hard to provide an option offensively while defending at same time. 7
13 Bye.
14 Adel Pushed forward for two big goals at the end of the third term to give the Hawks the lead and did the job on Walker as well. 8
15 Coll Youngster’s run of good form continued. Racked up 29 possessions in what should see him shorten for Rising Star. 8
16 GWS Wasn’t his best game for the year but still solid and a got bet for Rising Star this year. Got a modern footballer's body. 5
17 Geel Great again. Poise and calm off half back. In final term was able to keep Dangerfield off the scoresheet in final term. 6
18 Frem Had enough of the ball but wasn’t as good as he’s been. 6
19 Syd 21 disposals on the night down back, made life tough for the Swans. 7
20 Rich Not as productive as he’s been. Might be getting a little tired. Not horrendous; 18 disposals. 5
21 NM No more doubt on the Rising Star award – lock it in. 26 disposals and damaging. Looks like a rising leader and very composed. 7
22 Carl Great running 3rd term goal. Provided his usual dash from the back half and was pivotal in getting the Hawks going after a slow start. 7
23 Foot.

2016 Season

1 Rested.
2 Played in VFL trial against Casey.
3 VFL Used as a sweeper in the back half and was fair. Good to see him out there. -
4 VFL Started forward but shifted back to cover loss of Heatherley. Did OK. -
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19 VFL Looked rusty having missed so many weeks, but got through OK. -
20 VFL Looked superb in attack, although finishing could have been better. Kicked 3.5. -
21 NM First-gamer kicked a goal and should have had two. Didn’t look out of place. 4
22 WCE Struggled to get into the game. 3
23 Coll Kid did well down back and grew in confidence as the game wore on. 6
QF Geel Picked up Stanley when he was resting. Off with a calf problem second term. 2
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