Jacob TOWNSEND

#21   Richmond

Age: 25yr 9mth Games: 37 Born: Jun 20, 2021
Height: 187cm Weight: 89kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Faces a real fight to continue his career at the top level with a few new recruits pushing him down the pecking order. Must start well.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2    
3   Senior emergency.  
4 VFL Superb in midfield – both inside and on the outer. Kicked five goals to go with 21 touches.
5 VFL Had 19 touches to go with seven tackles and six clearances in combative midfield effort.
6 VFL Injured early in the game and played no further part.
7   Eye.  
8 VFL Slow start on return, but was good late when the Tigers charged home.
9 VFL Battled away in midfield. 16 touches, six clearances and 10 tackles.
10 VFL Good early in midfield, then rested in the second half as a senior emergency.
11 VFL A hard nut in the midfield. Had eight inside 50s and continued to run the game out well.
12   Bye.  
13 VFL Effort was there all day. 22 possessions, six clearances and six tackles – one of them a gem!
14 VFL A ball magnet at VFL level and was his normal combative self. 29 touches.
15 VFL Didn’t use the ball that well but found it well. Tackled strongly – 10 tackles.
16 VFL Had 30 touches – 22 were contested. A bull in tight and played a strong role in the win.
17 VFL A really good performance with 27 disposals, 14 contested possessions and seven tackles.
18 VFL Really important in the outcome of the game. Will to win and fight was on display all game.
19 VFL Starting to perform consistently week by week. 11 tackles and eight clearances his highlight.
20 VFL Bye.
21 VFL Hard at it around the footy with 25 touches and laid some strong tackles.
22 Frem Booted six goals in a stunning performance. 9
23 StK After six goals last week jagged another five in what makes him a potential wildcard for the team in finals. 8
QF Geel Came in with 11 goals from past two matches and ended game with two. Did well defensively on Henderson. 6
PF GWS Chimed in with a goal off the ground in the third term and competed his tail off. 6
GF Adel Had role to negate Lever and played it better than Kramer. Goal in second term his highlight and another in last. Five tackles. 7

2016 Season

1 Carl Blood rule early with split lip and sprayed a few kicks but grunt around ball well good. 4
2 Coll Battled hard in midfield and attacked ball strongly, but kicking is always going to be his shortfall. 5
3   Rested.  
4 VFL Typically hard at it game. 20 disposals, six tackles and four inside 50s.
5 Melb Late inclusion unable to impact flow of the game. Managed four kicks. 2
6 VFL Ball use was much better this week and won his standard contested ball.
7 VFL Unable to break free of the contests on a regular basis.
8 VFL Hard-nosed effort in the middle of the ground. 27 touches and laid 17 tackles.
9 VFL Bye.
10 VFL Battled away in midfield with 17 touches and a goal. Put head over ball.
11 VFL Threw himself in at the contests and won a bit of ball but scrappy by foot again.
12 VFL Missed a few chances to hit the scoreboard but won customary hard ball in tight.
13 VFL Bye.
14 Bris Only found out he was playing when he arrived at ground and did some handy things. 3
15 VFL Spent some time in front half and midfield. Not his best outing.
16 VFL Can’t question work ethic (seven tackles) and was strong overhead.
17   Bye.  
18 VFL Good ball-winner in midfield but needs to clean up disposal. 11 inside-50s.
19 VFL Threw himself at the contests and laid some great tackles. Had an impact.
20 VFL Hard at it in midfield and was OK with his ball use. Steady effort.
21 VFL Crashed in to get the ball going Tigers’ way. 22 touches, nine tackles.
22 VFL Hard-nosed performer in midfield but disposal was hit and miss.
23 VFL Laid seven tackles and won a bit of ball on the inside.

2015 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1   Foot.  
2   Foot.  
3   Foot.  
4   Foot.  
5   Foot.  
6   Foot.  
7   Foot.  
8   Foot.  
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL Chimed in with 26 disposals and four inside 50s.
11 NEAFL Foot.
12 NEAFL Foot.
13 NEAFL Foot.
14 NEAFL Back from suspension and played his part with 18 touches.
15 NEAFL Did job in midfield with four inside 50s.
16 NEAFL Played part without starring with 16 touches.
17 NEAFL Strong game with 25 possessions and two goals in romp.
18 NEAFL Good contributor for all four quarters in 15-goal win.
19 NEAFL Attacked the ball strongly on way to 22 touches, 11 clearances.
20 NEAFL Bye.
21 NEAFL Attacked ball with ferocity. 23 touches, two goals.
22 NEAFL Physically imposed himself with 13 tackles in defeat.
23 Melb Made his presence felt physically and will have caught eye of opposition clubs. 6

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 PM Did well early to help UWS gain the advantage.
2 StK Went onto Hayes but not a big game and subbed off in third term. 3
3 Melb Good signs including a huge mark in third term. 5
4 WB Didn’t find much ball and his opponent had it on a string. Disappointing. 2
5 NEAFL Bye.
6 NEAFL Very impressive, 28 touches and eight inside 50s.
7 NEAFL Won plenty of hard ball in the engine room.
8 NEAFL Did some good things, four clearances and six inside 50s.
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 Rich Blanketed Cotchin early but the tiger started to get into after first break. OK. 6
11 Haw Mixed it up in the middle and threw his weight around. Laid 11 tackles. 7
12 Ess Had the main tag role on Watson and kept him within reasonable output early. 6
13 Bris Subbed off in fourth quarter. 2
14 NEAFL Bye.
15    
16 NEAFL Brilliant game and should be recalled to seniors.
17 Frem Didn’t get into the game at all and was disappointing. One inside-50. 3
18 NEAFL Pushed his case for a recall with an impressive display.
19 NEAFL Got through his return game OK.
20 NEAFL In a couple of scuffles, went hard as usual.
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Hamstring.  
QF NEAFL Impressed with a team-high 22 disposals.
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2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 NEAFL Battled hard and did his bit when required.
2   Suspended.  
3 NEAFL Super at the stoppages and tackled well.
4 Melb Played a defensive forward role on Watts and was paid little respect. 6
5 NEAFL Chipped in with three goals across half forward.
6 Ess Quelled Watson and was a physical presence in the packs. Big future. 7
7 Adel Looked to be tracking Dangerfield on ball early but quickly burnt off like others 3
8   Calf.  
9 NEAFL Battled hard but wasn't unable to have a huge influence.
10 Carl Sub. Came on at half time and aggressive at the man and the contest. 5
11 Geel Did some tough stuff including bump on Stokes. Handy effort. 5
12 Port Did a reasonable job on Hartlett until junk time when the Port star racked them up. 5
14 NM Sub. Thrown in late third term and used as one of many loose men. 1
15 WB Couldn’t get his hands on the ball or produce his usual defensive pressure. 3
16 NEAFL Kicked two goals and was impressive with his defensive work.
17 NEAFL Bye.
18   Rested.  
19   Injured.  
20   Rested.  
21   Rested.  
22   Hip.  
23   Hip.  
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2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Real hard nut who will carve a niche. 4
2 NM Didn’t get much of it. 3
3 WCE Tackled hard but gave away a few silly frees. 4
4 Adel Tough ex-rugby league player pushed his weight around when introduced. 4
5 WB Kept Murphy in check for most of the day. 6
7 GCS Just fearless at the opposition’s body, rewarded with a bullocking goal. 5
9 Ess Late inclusion for Folau, tackled hard but that was about it. 3
10 Geel Tagged Selwood pretty well until copped injury and subbed out at half time. 3
16 NEAFL Attacked the ball hard in first game back from injury.
17 Frem The sub. Didn’t get a lot of ground time. 2
18 Coll The ball rarely came his way on the half-forward flank. 2
19 Port Fairly quiet off halfback, but did have 100% disposal efficiency. 3