Eric HIPWOOD

#30   Brisbane

Age: 21yr 9mth Games: 30 Born: Sep 13, 1997
Height: 203cm Weight: 90kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Kicked a goal from seven touches against Dogs after overcoming slightly interrupted pre-season. Getting back.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 GCS Looked dangerous at times and booted a huge third quarter goal to halt Suns momentum. 4
2 Ess Dropped several marks in first golf before finding his marking mojo in the third term. Missed two set shots in last quarter. 4
3 StK Couldn’t get into the game at all in attack. 1
4 Rich Never comfortable against Rance or Astbury. First goal came after dropping a simple chest mark. Second was from a 50m penalty. 4
5 WB Three first-term goals then copped injury late in second term. Returned but couldn’t impact the flow of the game. 5
6 Port Tough night with just four possessions, though still managed a couple of goals. 3
7 Syd Fellow forwards kept flying against him early. Buffeted off the ball too easily at times and ended in back half. No impact. 2
8 Haw Showed glimpses of his huge potential. As game wore on, gained confidence and cracked packs. Inaccurate kicking let him down. 4
9 Adel Provided a target but never able to have any real influence in attack. 4
10 Coll Mark and goal of the day in first term then that was his day done. Only touched ball two times after quarter time. 2
11 Bye.
12 Frem Struggled. Two disposals until half time in conditions that didn’t suit. Third quarter goal prevented it be a disaster. 4
13 Port Kicked two great goals either side of three quarter time, the first on his right after running along the wing, the second a long bomb. 6
14 GWS Battled hard and made to work well up the ground at times to gather possessions. Only one goal but far from the worst. 5
15 Ess Started well and posed biggest threat in attack with four goals. Huge future ahead for the young forward 7
16 Geel Big grab and goal in first term and drilled 60m goal in third quarter, but otherwise starved of opportunities. 4
17 Rich Only broke free a few times, but Tigers paid him plenty of respect. 4
18 Carl Kept presenting and proved troublesome for Jones. Bagged two goals including a 50m bomb. 5
19 Managed.
20 WB The key forward, rather than stay inside 50m, played up the ground. The ploy worked well and maybe it’s a new role for the ‘eel’. 6
21 GCS Showed his superb kicking skills with 60m pass to Lester who goaled. Again used as roaming centre half forward with effect. 5
22 Melb Athletic forward roamed about for 10 touches and one goal. Five marks but no tackles. 3
23 Knee.

2016 Season

1 Played in NEAFL trial against Gold Coast.
2 NEAFL Used in the back half and was OK, but Swans’ supply was too good. -
3 NEAFL Plenty of the ball in defence but kicking at times was sloppy. -
4 NEAFL Was under siege in the back half but stood tall on many occasions. -
5 NEAFL Not his best outing down back but will learn from it. -
6 NEAFL Spent time playing at both ends in the wet. Kicked a goal. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Went forward this week to boot four goals. Showed great versatility. -
9 NEAFL Quiet game in the front half with just eight touches and a goal. -
10 Impressed again in attack with four goals. Agility for a big man eye-catching.
11 NEAFL Ineffective up forward then swung into the ruck. Not his day. -
12 NEAFL Kicked two goals and was handy at times but needs to lift. -
13 WCE First gamer who has a raking kick. Needs to put on 10kg to be a permanent forward. 4
14 Rich Three smart goals and showed a bit as a marking forward in his second game. Shone bright. 6
16 GCS Presented well and rewarded with four goals. 6
17 GWS Always presented as a target in attack even if he did finish with only one goal. 6
18 Ess Did some outstanding things – including brilliant snap goal. Lions will be thrilled with development. 6
19 Port Got his hands cleanly to the ball several times but couldn’t complete marks. 2
20 Adel Stood tall up forward, needs to tidy up kicking for goal and long run-up. 6
21 Carl Should have kicked two goals after constantly presenting himself as a target. 4
22 Geel Big string bean struggled but flashed his talent momentarily. Two marks, six kicks. 2
23 StK Rarely sighted and didn’t live up to expectations. 3