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Season review: Luke Breust

Jackson Paine  September 8, 2017 2:44 PM

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The stats

AFL games: 21

Disposals per game: 14.3

Marks: 3.3

Kicks: 8.4

Tackles: 4.1

Total goals: 33

 

Review

Luke Breust has set high standards for himself.

In the seventh year of his career this year, Breust managed 33 goals, his second lowest tally ahead of only his first year.

Yet only 28 other players around the league matched or bettered this mark in 2017.

The 26-year old kicked the second most goals for the Hawks this year, behind only Jarryd Roughead.

Breust undeniably had a “below average” year this season.

But, having to shoulder the bulk of the small forward burden with injuries to Rioli and Puopolo, Hawks fans can expect Breust to be back to his best in 2018.

 

A word from: Adem Yze

“Punky had a bit of an up and down year.

“He had some really strong games and did what we know he is capable of doing. But there were also times, without Rioli and Puopolo in the team, I think other teams really targeted him and tried to take him out of the game.

“So, he dealt with that all year but I think he really worked his way through that. He still managed to kick 33 goals, which is down on his normal output, but I think he will be better for this year.”

 

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