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#30   Hawthorn

Age: 25yr 7mth Games: 28 Born: Apr 08, 2021
Height: 198cm Weight: 98kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Injured finger in training mishap and hasn’t been sighted in the JLT series. Available for this week but likely to play VFL.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

3 GCS Serviceable in defence and never gave up. Needed more support from senior leaders. 6
4 Geel Good battle with Taylor and okay in that role. Made a few mistakes in heat of battle but all good experience. 4
5 WCE Made some timely spoils and helped keep the Eagles at bay for much of the night. 6
6 StK Took Riewoldt when the Saint was deep. Tried hard but was under siege for much of the day. Took 10 marks. 5
7   Senior emergency.  
8   Senior emergency.  
9   Ill.  
10 Syd Started on Reid, then mixed and matched when the Swan went off. 5
11 Port Battled away in defence. Not the worst but certainly didn’t have a huge impact. All good experience at this point of his career. 4
12 GCS Had to try and take Lynch and that was a difficult task made tougher after sustaining injury early in game. 3
13   Bye.  
14 Adel Stood tall in defence and handled the much heralded Crows forward line easily. 6
15 Coll Took Cox and had a few troubles with his height at times. Great experience from emerging defender. 7
16 GWS Eight one percenters. However Hawks defenders had their hands full with Patton in red hot form. 5
17 Geel Started on Hawkins then at times had to go to Dangerfield. Strong effort defensively. 5
18 Frem Did a job in defence. Fremantle struggled to score goals. 5
19 Syd Strong performance in the backline with 18 disposals and 6 marks. 7
20 Rich Didn’t have a tall match-up to take and was a little at sea playing against smaller options. Handful of effective possessions. 3
21 NM Beaten early by Brown, but solid down back with his disposal, and continues to get better. 5
22 Carl Broke even with Casboult in a great old fashioned big man battle. Coming along nicely as a big key defender. 6
23 WB Full back didn’t have a genuine four-quarter match-up. Not a big impact on the flow of the contest in either phase. 3

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against Sandringham.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Casey.  
3 VFL Spent some time off the ground but was a strong presence in the back half.
4 VFL Nice duel down back with Cordy. Read the play well in the air.
5 VFL Took a few nice marks and generally defended well.
6   Senior emergency.  
7 Rich Debutant made good start against Vickery and didn’t look out of place. 5
8 Frem Showed a real willingness to do the hard things down back. 5
9 Syd Didn’t do much wrong but lack of experience told at times under pressure in defence 4
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Did well down back with 17 touches and six rebounds. Pushed forward for a goal too.
13 VFL Had hands full at stages down back and provided little drive.
14 GCS Deployed in defence – on Day at times – and did that job OK. Great learning curve. 4
16 Port Conceded two goals to Schulz but overall had him covered. 6
17 Syd Had job on Richards and kept him out of the game. Great experience. 3
18 Rich Took another step towards cementing a place in defence for finals. 5
19 Carl Battled on courageously after a couple of heavy knocks. Developing well. 5
20 Melb Did well defensively on a variety of opponents. Not the worst. 5
21 NM Found Petrie a tough opponent and lowered colours. All good experience. 3
22 WCE Good battle with Darling but the Eagle kicked three goals. 5
23 VFL Got some ball in back half but not at his best defensively.

2015 Season

1   Shoulder.  
2   Shoulder.  
3   Shoulder.  
4   Shoulder.  
5   Shoulder.  
6   Shoulder.  
7   Shoulder.  
8   Shoulder.  
9   Shoulder.  
10   Shoulder.  
11   Shoulder.  
12   Shoulder.  
13   Shoulder.  
14   Shoulder.  
15   Shoulder.  
16   Shoulder.  
17   Shoulder.  
18   Shoulder.  
19   Shoulder.  
20   Shoulder.  
21   Shoulder.  
22   Shoulder.  
23   Shoulder.  
QF   Shoulder.  
SF   Shoulder.  
PF   Shoulder.  
GF   Shoulder.  

2014 Season

1   Box Hill didn’t play.  
2   Competed hard against more seasoned bodies.  
3 VFL Competed hard in defence. Still has a way to go.
4 VFL Struggled down back.
5 VFL Did well after an early shoulder knock. Progressing.
6 VFL Impressed again down back. Gaining confidence.
7   Rested.  
8 VFL Bye.
9 VFL Defended well down back against Tiger forwards.
10 VFL Competed well in defence despite giving away kilos.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Solid effort down back with 16 possessions.
13 VFL Continues to develop his game as a key defender.
14 VFL Did what was required down back in big win.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Still learning the craft in defence. Will improve.
17 VFL Improving with each passing week in defence.
18 VFL Did some good things down back but disposal was sloppy.
19 VFL Did well down back in patches. Plenty to work with.
20 VFL Not his best day down back and was outbustled a few times.
21 VFL Held up fairly well down back in big win.
22 VFL Did well down back with 16 possessions, six rebounds.
23 VFL Defended fairly well and continues to develop.
SF VFL Just fair down back with eight touches.
PF VFL Had his hands full all day with Jones, who kicked five goals.

2013 Season

1 PM Impressed in defence. Looks a likely type.
2 VFL Did a few nice things in the Box Hill reserves.
3 VFL OK down back in Box Hill reserves.
4 VFL Continues to develop in Box Hill reserves.
5   Didn’t play for Box Hill.  
6   Knee.  
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Struggling to make in roads in second year on the list.
9 VFL Did some nice things in VFL reserves. Coming along gradually.
10 VFL Took some strong marks playing forward in VFL reserves.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Kicked two goals in Box Hill reserves hard-fought win.
13 VFL Quiet game until a huge last quarter in defence in reserves.
14 VFL Did well down back in Box Hill reserves. Took some strong marks.
15 VFL Impressed for the Hawks in VFL reserves win over North Ballarat.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Competed hard down back in reserves losing effort.
18 VFL Worked into the game well after half time in Hawks reserves.
19   Rested.  
20 VFL Tough day at the office in heavy reserves defeat.
21 VFL Among Box Hill reserves best in win over Coburg.
22 VFL Battled hard down back in Hawks reserves loss.
23   Box Hill reserves had a week off.  
QF VFL Competed hard in the air to help Hawks reserves get home.
SF VFL Among the Hawks best in defence in Development league Grand Final loss.