Jonathan GILES


Age: 31yr 7mth Games: 63 Born: Jan 08, 2021
Height: 201cm Weight: 101kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Trained well pre-Christmas but injured a thumb in January which put him out for over a month.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : West Coast

1   Thumb.  
2 StK Lost the ruck battle. Kicked a freak goal to add to his night. 3
3 Rich Game’s gone past the big man. Only 9 touches showing inability to link up outside stoppages. 4
4 Syd Did most of the ruckwork in tandem with Vardy. Off with blood rule in third term but got the upperhand in the ruck. 6
5   Didn’t play for East Perth.  
6 Frem Beaten in the ruck by Sandilands. 3
7 Port Needs to cut down on the amount of free kicks he gives away. 3
8 WAFL Good in the ruck and kicked a goal, but did little around the ground aside from that.
9 WAFL Rotated through the ruck and was okay without starring.
10   Bye.  
11   Didn’t play for East Perth.  
12   Bye.  
13 WAFL Won the ruck duel and took some good marks, but didn’t set the world on fire.
14 WAFL Okay in the ruck with 31 hitouts, but wasn’t his best outing.
15 WAFL Super in his work in the ruck (55 hitouts), but did little around the ground.
16 WAFL Bye.
17 WAFL Was smashed in the ruck and made no impact around the ground.
18 WAFL 39 hitouts and 12 possessions to have an impact.
19 WAFL Had 39 hitouts, in addition to booting an important goal in the third quarter.
20   Knee.  
21 WAFL Got the better of the ruck duels, but wasn’t a factor around the ground.
22 WAFL Controlled the ruck with 55 hitouts, but failed to take a mark.
23 WAFL Controlled the ruck and bobbed up with a goal.

2016 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 WAFL Two goals but did little else especially when on the ball.
2 WAFL Best game of the year with 15 touches, 32 hit outs.
3 WAFL Not much of an influence but kicked crucial goal late.
4 WAFL Solid with 24 hit outs in ruck and three goals when forward.
5 WAFL Strong showing with 17 touches, 33 hit outs and a goal against Angus Graham.
6 WAFL Solid in ruck with 20 hit outs but just seven touches and a goal.
7 WAFL Bye.
8 WAFL Three goals from 10 disposals and 18 hit outs.
9 WAFL Struggled in conditions with six disposals, 28 hit outs, one goal.
10 WAFL Battled hard for 16 touches, six marks, 29 hit outs but kicked 1.4.
11 WAFL Shared ruck duties (24 hit-outs) and got a bit of ball around the ground.
12 WAFL Bye.
13 Bris Got plenty of game time but the towering ruckman had only 17 hit outs and six disposals. 4
15 WAFL No influence with just six touches and 29 hit outs.
16 WAFL 36 hit outs in the ruck but only nine touches and one goal.
17 WAFL Good showing in the wet with three goals, 14 touches, 30 hit outs.
18 Melb Soundly beaten by Max Gawn. 3
19 WAFL Bye.
20 WAFL Spent most of game up forward for two goals, 13 touches.
21 WAFL Strong contributor with 11 touches, seven marks 24 hit outs, two goals.
22   Didn’t play for East Perth.  
23 Adel Beat Sam Jacobs in the ruck and around the ground. 7
EF WB Couldn’t influence the game and needed to after Lycett got injured early. 2

2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

3 VFL Shared ruck duties and pressed forward for two goals.
4 VFL Wasn’t at his best. Overshadowed by McKernan.
5 VFL Used in ruck but mostly in attack where he struggled.
6 VFL Battled hard but just can’t find top form at the moment.
7 VFL Split time between the ruck and attack. OK in both roles.
8 VFL Two goals in attack and 17 hitouts in ruck. Good day.
9 VFL Quiet overall in ruck and forward. 23 hitouts.
10 VFL Kicked two goals and had 15 hitouts in dual-role.
11 VFL Shared ruck duties and rested forward. Three goals, 16 hitouts.
12 VFL Bye.
13 VFL 37 hitouts and a goal opposed to Gilmore. Serviceable.
14 VFL Copped knock early but returned to have 26 hitouts, 13 touches.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Big outing with two goals, 22 touches and 29 hitouts.
17 VFL Simpson had his measure but battled hard.
18 WB Beaten by Campbell. Everything seemed under pressure. Did win five clearances. 4
19 GWS Can hold his head high against former club. Deserved late goal. 7
20 Adel Could not combat Jacobs in the ruck and taken to the cleaners. 3
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Parked down back and big man is still learning new role. 5
2 StK Always presented a threat up forward against shorter defenders. Four goals. 7
3 Melb No.2 ruckman didn’t have to do much on ball. Conditions made it rough for him. 3
4 WB Excellent first half set up the Giants lead but impact faded in the final term. 6
5 Adel Beat Jacobs in the ruck duels but not in general play. 6
6 GCS Dominated hit-out count but of little value around the ground. 3
7 Port Produced a career-best 44 hit-outs to conquer the in-form Lobbe. 7
8 WCE Tried hard in his 50th game for the Giants but wasn’t able to get the better of Cox/Naitanui. 4
10 Rich Rotated between the forward half and the ruck. Battled hard but not his day. 4
11   Senior emergency.  
12 NEAFL Had some good patches in the ruck.
13 NEAFL Best ruckman on the ground, 27 hit outs and 6 inside 50s.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL Solid in the ruck, without dominating.
16 NEAFL Dominant ruckman on the ground with 25 hitouts.
17 NEAFL Dominated his time in the ruck once again.
18 NEAFL Kicked two and had 20+ hitouts rotating ruck/forward
19 NEAFL Stellar ruck display, will be in frame for senior selection.
20 NEAFL Played mostly forward, and did some good things.
21 NEAFL 14 disposals, a goal, and a team-high nine tackles.
22 NEAFL Very good all day in the ruck, and kicked two goals.
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF NEAFL Outstanding. 20 touches, 29 hitouts, and seven clearances.

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Little influence in the ruck and dropped some chances up forward. 5
2 Port Started game well as a tall forward and was OK as secondary ruck option. 5
3 StK Presented as a target up forward in addition to ruck role. 5
4 Melb Battled hard in the ruck but beaten by Jamar/Gawn. 4
5 GCS Not a great day. 4
6 Ess Battled gamely and held his own in the ruck. 38 hit-outs and 14 possessions. 6
7 Adel Strove hard in the ruck and broke even with Jacobs in ruck contests. 4
8 Haw OK in the ruck but none of the big men had an influence. 5
9 WCE Put in a tireless effort, but had a dog of a day against Cox and Naitanui. 5
10 Carl Beaten by Kreuzer and struggling to find form from 2012. 4
11 Geel Battled hard in the ruck and was particularly good in the second term. 5
12 Port Beaten in the ruck by Lobbe and just the three marks. Needs to get motoring. 4
14 NM Battled hard all day without impacting – 10 hit-outs to advantage. 5
15 WB Battled hard but fell short against the in-form Minson. 4
16 Syd Battled hard in the ruck but did absolutely nothing other than that. 3
17 Ess Always competitive in the ruck, he returned to form in front of goal, kicking four. 7
18 Coll Rotated between the ruck and centre half forward. Sturdy showing without starring. 5
19 Melb Displayed an important ability to pushed forward and hit the scoreboard. 6
20 Frem Horrid day. Couldn’t stand up to Clarke and did zilch around the ground. 1
21 Bris Kicked a goal with one of his seven disposals. 4
22 Rich 16 hitouts in the ruck, but didn’t have any real impact around the ground. 4
23 GCS Played a lone role in the ruck all ay and battled manfully. 6

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd For the most part held his own in ruck contests against Mumford.. 6
2 NM Very good in the ruck against Goldstein with 26 hit-outs. 6
3 WCE 11 hit-outs but pushed forward to boot three goals. 6
4 Adel Battled well against Jacobs in the ruck won 24 hit-outs. 7
5 WB Battled away but Minson got on top in the second. 5
6 Carl Rucked solo in second half after Brogan got injured and effort told. 4
7 GCS His best game as a Giant, 21 possessions and 3 goals is a massive return. 8
8 Bris Did some useful things in his dual role as ruckman and spare forward. 5
9 Ess Courageous effort again, this time against Bellchambers and Ryder. 7
10 Geel Took it up to Cat pair and took the honours without dominating the contest. 6
13 Melb Only four hits outs to advantage and not much around the ground. 3
14 Syd Managed 14 contested possessions in another fighting effort from the ruckman. 6
15 Haw Won the hit-out count but found little of the ball everywhere else. 4
17 Frem Used defensively so Folau could ruck more. Held his own. 5
18 Coll Battled hard all day and finished with 29 hit-outs, 10 marks and a goal. 7
19 Port Kicked two goals, dominated the ruck, best on ground. 8
20 GCS Dominated the hit outs but needed to do more around the ground. 5
21 Melb Didn’t have his usual scoreboard impact, but did everything else well. 5
22 StK Solid effort against McEvoy in the ruck. 6
23 NM Kicked three goals and is a contender for best and fairest. 7