Age: 35yr 5mth Games: 225 Born: Mar 13, 2021
Height: 189cm Weight: 92kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Veteran defender has played both JLT matches and likely to play this week against Port Adelaide.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Ess Unable to provide customary aerial support to fellow defender as he had his challenges with Daniher. Been better. 4
2 Adel Really quiet all day. Doesn’t look the same player he once was and under pressure whenever he got it. 3
3 GCS Made accountable by the Suns and struggled to provide regular drive from defence. 5
4 Geel Looked awfully slow at times and seemed to be second-guessing himself all day. Father-time has got him by the boo-boo. 3
5 WCE Better than he has been so far this season, but still not as his best. Played his part however. 6
6 StK Floated between opponents in defence. A shadow of his former self. Just can cover the ground like he once did. 3
7 Melb Took Hogan for long periods and looked slow on occasions. Still managed to gather 20 disposals and hit target with 18 of them. 6
8 Bris Better then previous weeks but still looks slow and unaware at times. Ariel work was solid. 4
9 Coll Continued to struggle on the last line in the absence of tall defenders. 2
10 Syd Took his good mate Buddy and copped a big toweling then when he fell over in the shower. 3
11 Port Got the job on Dixon who kicked two goals and four for the night. Hands were full from start to finish. 4
12 GCS Had to stand Wright at times and was giving away 14cm so no match for the young Sun. Struggled. Ended day with injured groin. 2
13   Groin.  
14   Groin.  
15   Groin.  
16   Groin.  
17   Groin.  
18   Groin.  
19   Groin.  
20   Groin.  
21   Groin.  
22   Groin.  
23   Groin.  

2016 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Geel Gave Kersten too much room early and Cats’ capitalised. Better in second half. 5
2 WCE Floating off Hill and had monster first half with 25 touches. Ended with career-best 44 and a goal. 10
3 WB Not as prolific as previous week but still a constant with his reading of the play. 6
4   Hamstring.  
5 Adel Adelaide successfully put work into limiting his ability to generate from defence. 4
6 GWS Unable to free himself up to provide support to fellow defenders. GWS played him well. 4
7 Rich In orthodox defensive role on Riewoldt early. Better when on others. 6
8 Frem Strong in back half and even drifted forward for rare goal. 6
9 Syd Tried hard in defence, but couldn’t stem the tide. 5
10 Bris Defensive pressure a standout and toiled hard in close with 13 contested possessions. 7
11 Melb Tried to free himself up but caught napping at times. Much better in the second half. 6
13 NM On the end of some heavy treatment but kept doing the little things. 5
14 GCS Had Day at times and did that well while rebounding stoutly. Key player in win. 7
16 Port Started on Young but more comfortable as the plus-one in defence. 6
17 Syd Rotated through a number of opponents and played his role. Eight marks. 7
18 Rich Got in the way all day and racked midfield type stats. Kicked a rare goal. 8
19 Carl Played defensive marshalling well but didn’t win usual amount of offensive ball. 5
20 Melb Battled hard in key defensive post. Spent time on Watts among others. 6
21 NM Got in the way like he does. Nine marks and 22 touches a handy return. 7
22 WCE Couldn’t zone off to be third man up. Nothing went right for him. 4
23 Coll Goldsack played defensively on him and that subdued his influence. Kept battling. 5
QF Geel Bartel matched up on him to make him accountable. Timed spoils and intercepts well as usual. 6
SF WB Dunkley defensive on him and paid him little respect. Limited influence. 4

2015 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Geel Got in the way all day down back. Why do clubs keep kicking it to him? 7
2   Soreness.  
3 WB Read play well as he zoned off resting rucks and others. 5
4 Port Kept the Hawks in the game when the Power were swarming. 8
5 NM Kept Petrie to just two goals and was a good link in defensive chains. 6
6 GWS Got the better of McCarthy and was respectable on Cameron late in the game. 5
7 Melb Pedersen proved more than a handful. Zoned off well though. 5
8 Syd Everywhere in defence and spoiled everything that came his way. 7
9 GCS Tradesman-like professional job down back. 6
10 StK Always attentive with desperate spoils. 6
12 Adel Clinical as the third man in to spoil or intercept. 7
13 Ess Had a picnic down back and very good when game hot in first half. 7
14 Coll Started on White and was solid. 6
15 Frem Towelled up Mayne and won a stack of ball in back half. 7
16 Syd Spent majority of time on Franklin and apart from brief period had him covered. 7
17 Carl When ball came his way he usually got it. Another polished display. 7
18 Rich Tigers were able to nullify his ability to rebound. Under pressure a lot. 4
19 WCE Good job on Darling. Kept him quiet all night. 7
20 Geel In patches able to be third man across but not his best game. 5
21 Port Took Butcher and got a lot of ball in back half. One of Hawks’ winners. 7
22 Bris Had McGuane for much of the day but peeled off to provide good drive. 6
23 Carl Drifted off Watson to provide support in the air. Big numbers in defence. 7
QF WCE Touched the ball six times in first half. Hard to believe he was so quiet. 3
SF Adel Huge down back. Repelled everything that came his way and was ruthless. 8
PF Frem Got in the way all night and a terrier in thwarting the Dockers. 8
GF WCE Always safe and assured as a leader in the backline. 8

2014 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Bris Took the higher forward and spoilt effectively for most of the day. 5
2 Ess Some of his work in tough contests was brilliant. Hawks’ best. 9
3 Frem Started at CHB on Mayne and dictated terms. 8
4 GCS On a succession of tall forwards and ticked over without fuss. 7
5 Geel Went to Burbury and played off him to be a third-man across factor down back. 6
6 Rich Tightly marked Riewoldt and never gave an inch. Reported last few minutes. 5
7 StK Did well on Riewoldt and able to deflect all haphazard attacks. 7
8 Syd Stout against Franklin/Tippett/Goodes. Injured shoulder in third term. 6
10   Pectoral.  
11   Pectoral.  
12   Pectoral.  
13   Pectoral.  
14   Pectoral.  
15   Pectoral.  
16   Pectoral.  
17   Pectoral.  
18 Syd Franklin caused him all sorts of troubles early but worked into game late. 6
19 WB Low key but effective role in defence. 5
20 Melb Tracked Dawes and kept him to one goal but had help from extra defenders. 6
21 Frem Working into form after long lay-off with serious injury. 22 touches and 8 marks. 7
22 Geel With Kersten off he didn’t have a match-up and thwarted Cats throughout. 8
23 Coll Massive. Racked up possessions while defending stoically. 9
QF Geel Attempted to sag off to play extra man. The game played into his hands. 7
PF Port Had smaller match-ups than usual but punched clear in usual fashion. 6
GF Syd Had the job on his mate Buddy for long period. Worked hard and consistently. 6

2013 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Geel Had task on Hawkins and did it pretty well all day. 6
2 WCE Kept Kennedy out of it early and worked hard all day. 6
3 Coll Had hands full with Lynch but spoiling was first class all day. 7
4 Frem Did his job down back. 6
5 NM Started on Daw and then Petrie. Kept it tight against all North forwards. 6
6 Adel Started off on Jenkins and fortunate his kicking boots weren’t on. 5
7 Syd Had Reid for the most part and was far too good. Among the best. 8
8   Ankle.  
9 GCS Had ankle treatment first term but immediately got on with it. Solid. 6
10 Melb Had trouble with Dawes at times but he got on top in the end. 5
12 Carl Made a couple of skill errors early but in the end starred on Waite. 7
13 WCE Had task on Kennedy and found it tough going. Injured leg late and left game. 4
14 Bris Landed on his head in bad fall but escaped injury and went on with the business. 7
15 Geel Went to Podsiadly and had him pretty well covered. Offensively down a tad. 6
16 Port Had his hands full with Butcher and rarely came through as the third man up. 6
17 WB Reliable in defence as always. 6
18 Ess Steady throughout making life difficult for Bomber tall forwards. 6
19 Rich Moved off Riewoldt early but went back to him and did better. 5
20 StK Ran hard and kept with Riewoldt all the way. 6
21 Coll Usual desperation and judgment down back opposed to Reid. 7
22 NM Lifted intensity along with Hodge and Lake on back-line in second half. 6
23 Syd Worked hard with spoils and tackles. 5
QF Syd On Pyke and Mumford. Looked to cop leg injury, but strong all the way. 7
PF Geel Low key job down back and played his part. 5
GF Frem No flaw in his first half but tested when Pavlich got away from him. 6

2012 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Coll Surprisingly didn’t take Cloke and he struggled early but got better later. 4
2 Geel On Podsiadly and won plenty of touches early. Pods got away late. 5
3 Adel Picked up Walker and did his job in excellent fashion. 8
4 WCE Strong performance. Did the team things well. 6
5 Syd Good early but in wars with rolled ankle then Hodge crunched. Subbed. 4
8 Frem Gave latitude to Freo forwards. 5
9 Rich Spoiled well and did what he could but weight of ball coming in told. 5
10 NM Had his hands full with Petrie early but as the supply waned, he got on top. 6
11 Port Had the job on Schulz but always more comfortable as third man up. 7
12 Bris Started on Merrett and had several opponents. 5
14 Carl Had Hampson and a variety of opponents. 6
15 GWS Able to get his hands on the footy down back under little pressure. 7
16 WB Went to Higgins after his third goal and shut him out – among the best. 7
17 Coll Whether Tarrant or Dawes he had them covered. Steady and reliable. 8
18 Ess Picked up the tall forwards Hille and co and did it with aplomb 6
19 Geel Did what he could and had Podsiadly covered when on him. 6
20 Port Had his hands full with Schulz before an ankle injury ended his day. 3
22 Syd Didn’t look to be fully fit but kept battling. 4
23 WCE Had task on Kennedy and was superb in that job. 7
QF Coll Spoiling machine early which was a key when Pies were on top. A key. 8
PF Adel Adelaide framed tactics to minimise his effect and did it fairly well. 5
GF Syd Matched on Roberts-Thompson early. Most of second half on Goodes. Good. 7