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Gibson: Defence can improve

Hawthorn's defence can get even better in the second half of the season, according to dual premiership player Josh Gibson.

12:03pm  Jun 11, 2015

A-game needed against Cats: Gibson

Josh Gibson expects another tough contest against Geelong on Easter Monday as the Hawks prepare for the blockbuster Round 1 clash.

12:51pm  Mar 31, 2015

Gibson signs on for 2016

Defender Josh Gibson has signed a one-year contract extension to extend his career into 2016.

10:17am  Mar 19, 2015

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Josh
Gibson

Height
189 cm
DOB
13-03-1984
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2015
16
Career
181
Goals
2015
0
Career
2
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1393
Avg
87
JoshGibson

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs: East Burwood
Clubs: North Melbourne
Debut: AFL 2006 ( Hawthorn 2010 )
Recruited from: Port Melbourne / North Melbourne
Brownlow Votes:-

A linchpin of the Hawthorn backline again, Gibson finished the season in fine style with a brilliant performance in the Grand Final, where his spoiling, rebounding and reading of the play came to the fore. It wasn’t all plain sailing, however, and he missed eight games with a torn pectoral muscle mid-season. But he prepared superbly while on the sidelines and didn’t play a bad game upon his return. The addition of James Frawley to the Hawk backline in 2015 should allow Gibson licence to play an even more attacking role, which is a tantalising thought.

Draft history: 2005 Rookie Draft selection (North Melbourne) No. 7; 2005 rookie elevation (North Melbourne); 2009 NAB AFL Draft traded by North Melbourne for No. 25 (Aaron Black) and No. 41 (Ayden Kennedy).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 11.9
    • Handballs 9.8
    • Disposals 21.7
    • Marks 8.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 87.1

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Carlton Rd 17
Handballs 19 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Disposals 29 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Marks 12 Carlton Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Richmond Rd 18
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 117 Port Adelaide Rd 4

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats W 123 - 61 15 11 26 11 0 2 0 2 0 0 110
2 Essendon L 78 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs W 127 - 57 5 16 21 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 74
4 Port Adelaide L 99 - 91 17 12 29 12 0 1 0 1 0 1 117
5 North Melbourne W 70 - 130 10 8 18 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
6 GWS Giants L 108 - 98 10 14 24 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 93
7 Melbourne W 155 - 50 11 10 21 7 0 2 0 2 0 0 84
8 Sydney Swans L 69 - 73 8 12 20 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 78
9 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 40 10 19 29 10 0 0 1 3 0 0 107
10 St Kilda W 69 - 132 10 6 16 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 62
12 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 114 14 4 18 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 75
13 Essendon W 114 - 76 12 10 22 11 0 0 1 1 0 1 91
14 Collingwood W 91 - 101 8 5 13 7 0 0 2 3 0 0 61
15 Fremantle W 115 - 43 18 9 27 9 0 2 1 2 0 0 106
16 Sydney Swans W 57 - 146 15 5 20 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 88
17 Carlton W 35 - 173 18 9 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 112
18 Richmond L 53 - 71 9 7 16 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 68
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 5 190 157 347 140 0 10 8 25 0 3 1393

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 181
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 16.9
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 64.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2012
Handballs 19 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 2015
Disposals 36 Collingwood Rd 23, 2014
Marks 15 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2012
Hit-outs 2 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2009
Tackles 8 Geelong Cats Rd 2, 2012
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2009
AFL Fantasy 151 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Hawthorn 190 157 347 140 0 10 8 25 0 3 1393
2014 Hawthorn 191 169 360 103 0 10 11 34 0 0 1333
2013 Hawthorn 204 232 436 113 0 22 14 46 0 0 1579
2012 Hawthorn 195 158 353 108 0 15 10 47 0 0 1398
2011 Hawthorn 248 185 433 134 1 31 25 56 0 0 1697
2010 Hawthorn 75 106 181 39 0 12 4 24 0 0 650
2009 North Melbourne 210 173 383 102 5 19 26 71 1 2 1520
2008 North Melbourne 133 145 278 75 0 16 15 32 1 1 1020
2007 North Melbourne 69 86 155 37 0 7 7 18 0 0 548
2006 North Melbourne 73 68 141 32 0 15 12 24 0 2 528

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Hawthorn: 124 Games, 2 Goals