Age: 26yr 10mth Games: 24 Born: Oct 12, 2020
Height: 192cm Weight: 85kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   The tall defender didn’t do much wrong in half a dozen senior games, but like others has to wait for his chance in this outfit. Now really pushing to get a senior berth and has done everything right in pre-season.

2016 NAB Cup:   Nothing wrong with three games in defence, but can’t push past others at present.

2016 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Geel Toiled away in defence but conceded too much room to Cats’ opponents. 5
2 WCE Took the resting ruckman and was OK but didn’t have a great deal to do. 5
3 WB Played a role down back but didn’t create much run and carry. On the fringes. 4
4 StK Stationed down back and wasn’t really a factor. 3
5 VFL Did fairly well in the back half. Defended stoutly and got a bit of the ball.
6 VFL Steady game across half back and repelled Frankston attacks when needed.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Not his best outing in the defensive half.
9 VFL Tried hard in the back half but couldn’t quite hold Casey out for long enough.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Excellent in defensive role for the Hawks against North Ballarat.
13 VFL Steady game at half-back and pressing up through the middle.
14 VFL OK effort without standing out in defence.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Provided good drive out of back half and used it reasonably well.
17 Syd Defensively did some neat things but just two kicks for the night. 2
18   Senior emergency.  
19 VFL Not his best outing and needs to rediscover form ahead of finals.
20 VFL Racked up the touches. Had six inside-50s and five rebounds. All round game.
21 VFL Steady game without starring in important win over Sandringham.
22 VFL Cleaned up in defence well at times to be a handy contributor.
23 VFL Stuck to task diligently in back half. Seven rebounds and six tackles.

2015 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

3 VFL 11 possessions in defence but wasn’t beaten often.
4 VFL Up and down afternoon in defence.
5 VFL Bye.
6 VFL OK down back but didn’t do enough to warrant a call up.
7 Melb Returned to team and didn’t look out of place. 5
8 VFL Among Box Hill’s best down back in win over Sandy.
9 GCS Was keen to make the most of his chance and did OK as a defender. 4
10 StK Sub came on late and didn’t do much. 1
12   Senior emergency.  
13 VFL Struggled down back and was shifted forward. Not his day.
14 VFL Ball use at times from defence was questionable but tried hard.
15 VFL 13 possessions in defensive half. Fair.
16 Syd Nailed a goal just before half time that halted Swans’ momentum. 5
17 Carl Hit target with every one of touches and didn’t look out of place. 5
18   Soreness.  
19 VFL Good game down back and drifted forward for a rare goal.
20 VFL Undisciplined at times which could have been costly.
21 VFL Fair down back without being a standout.
22 VFL Not his best game in defence.
23 Carl Late inclusion for Rioli and was a bit-part player in defence. 3
SF VFL Stood up fairly well when under pressure down back.
PF VFL Steady in an under-fire defence. Outsider for call up.

2014 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1   Box Hill didn’t play.  
2 Ess Modest stats but did a few nice things and wore opponents tight. 4
3 Frem Sub came on 10 minutes into final term. 1
4 VFL Strong effort all afternoon.
5 VFL In and out of the game. Battled a touch.
6 VFL Rebounded well from the back pocket.
7 StK Not really tested. 3
8 VFL Bye.
9 VFL Did well opposed to Aaron Edwards.
10 VFL Harassed well to go with 15 touches in defence.
11 GWS Produced great stops defensively and played a key role in win. Big positive. 7
12 WCE Attacked the footy in defence. Took confidence from the GWS game. 5
13 Carl Defensively he looks a real prospect. Stats modest but did his job. 4
14 Coll Fought bravely to contain Elliott but had his colours lowered. 4
15 GCS Showed a bit at times. 4
16 NM Didn’t do much. 3
17 Adel Did the job on Eddie Betts restricting him to one goal. 7
18 Syd Got caught out on Franklin at times and that did not end well. Kept battling. 5
19 WB Did a solid job on Bontempelli. 5
20   Senior emergency.  
21 VFL Didn’t have a great deal to do in defence.
22 VFL Did what was required in defence in massive win.
23 Coll Defensively OK but still learning the caper and made a couple of mistakes. 4
SF VFL OK without starring in the back half.
PF VFL Fair without being a standout in the Hawks’ back six.

2013 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 PM Composed effort in defence. Improved player.
2 VFL Ok without starring. Needs to do more though.
3 VFL Defended well even though undersized. Nice effort.
4   Didn’t play for Box Hill.  
5 VFL Struggled to get into the game at all.
6 VFL Solid effort. Caught the eye at times with his creativity.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Good even duel with Spencer in the ruck. Fair.
9 VFL Rebounded and defended well down back. Nice game.
10 VFL Just a solid game off half back.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL In and out of the game. OK without starring.
13 VFL Gave good run and link play from defence and through the middle.
14 VFL Kept working hard to provide some run. Good outing.
15 VFL Gave some run from defence and did well on Mooney.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Struggled to get into the game. Just five possessions.
18 VFL Quiet game overall down back.
19 VFL Played his role down back and took some nice marks.
20 VFL Big task on Daniher and stuck to it well despite height difference.
21 VFL OK down back but wasn’t as influential as he has been.
22 VFL Provided some run from defence and was important in final stages.
23 VFL Defended superbly against a much taller opponent.
SF VFL Quiet day in defence with just the 10 touches.
PF VFL Rebounded well from the back half as a small defender.

2012 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

4 VFL Did some nice things. Gave some run.
5 VFL Battled hard despite having a few up and down moments.
6 VFL In and out of the game.
7 VFL Tried hard but not his best outing.
8 VFL Did some good things and competed well.
11 VFL Had a few touches but wasn’t overly influential.
14 VFL Beaten by Thornton but a good learning experience.
15 VFL Repelled plenty of attacks and used ball well.
16 VFL Kept Appleford goalless playing in defence.
17 VFL OK in defence without being a standout.
18 VFL Just the seven touches in defence.
19 VFL Down on form over recent weeks and that continued.
20 VFL Couldn’t get into the game to any degree.
22 VFL Solid down back with 13 disposals.