Jacob HOPPER

#2   GWS Giants

Age: 21yr 10mth Games: 63 Born: Feb 06, 1997
Height: 187cm Weight: 87kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Early favourite to win the Rising Star award after playing 10 games including two finals last year.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 GCS Had 15 touches, but missed a lot of targets. Can be cleaner. 4
3 NM Could not find space early but gradually found himself freer and exerted more influence. 6
4 Port Had the equal most contested possessions on the ground and was very good – especially early. 7
5 Syd Good game running through the middle,and genuinely polished footballer. 6
6 WB Had eight of his 18 touches in the opening half. Great experience for the kid who had six inside-50s and five clearances. 6
7 StK Youngster only touched the ball 10 times and had one inside-50 and one clearance. Might be due a spell in NEAFL. 3
8 Finger.
9 Finger.
10 Finger.
11 Finger.
12 Finger.
13 Finger.
14 Finger.
15 Finger.
16 Ankle.
17 Finger.
18 Finger.
19 NEAFL First game back and should see a return into the seniors. Too good for NEAFL. 22 disposals in just three quarters of work. -
20 Melb Back after a number of injury issues and was a handy contributor in midfield mix. 6
21 WB Youngster battled hard in the middle without setting world on fire. Will get better with more game time. 5
22 WCE Kid found the going tough at the coalface. 3
23 Geel Copped a big hit from Murdoch in second term and never recovered; six effective disposals. Does he hold his spot? 2
QF Adel Found enough of the footy, but ball use was scrappy for the most part. 5
SF WCE Had time on Mitchell and Priddis. Not massive numbers, but did what was required. 5
PF Rich Youngster led team with 28 touches but only seven of those were kicks. 6

2016 Season

1 Played in NEAFL trial against Sydney.
2 NEAFL Strong game in the midfield. Very good in tight and at stoppages. -
3 NEAFL Hard worker around the ground to end with 30 possessions. -
4 NEAFL Huge day in midfield. 38 touches, eight inside-50s and two goals. -
5 NEAFL Has to be nearing an AFL debut with another 30 possessions, 13 inside 50s. -
6 Face.
7 Face.
8 GCS Superb debut game highlighted by his exceptional clearance work and ball-winning ability. 7
9 WB Worked hard in close and got more confident as the game wore on. 5
10 Adel Got crunched fairly by Milera in a bruising hip and shoulder bump. 4
11 Geel Youngster struggled to get into game and missed a key goal in final term. One goal. 3
12 Syd Got more involved as the game wore on. Disposal was erratic at times. 4
13 Ess Only six kicks, three inside-50s and three tackles. Quiet one. 3
14 Managed.
15 Back.
16 Back.
17 Back.
18 Back.
19 Back.
20 NEAFL Clinical effort after a stint on sidelines with a back injury. 10 clearances, four goals. -
21 NEAFL Dominated in the midfield – 20 contested possessions, 12 clearances and two goals. -
22 Frem Not big numbers but was hard at the man and the contest. 5
23 NM Matched up on Swallow at stages in middle. Kicked a goal and was handy on the night. 6
QF Syd Started in attack. Couple of noticeable efforts but not a major force. 4
PF WB Kid found the going tough. One kick, one inside-50 and three tackles. 2