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Bupa Recovery Report: Birchall, Spangher in Round 1 mix

Grant Birchall and Matt Spangher could face Geelong on Easter Monday despite missing Hawthorn’s NAB Challenge campaign through injury.

4:45pm  Mar 31, 2015

Birchall, Spangher in the mix for Round 1

HAWTHORN pair Grant Birchall and Matt Spangher are in the mix for a Round 1 berth despite battling injury over the pre-season.

1:15pm  Mar 18, 2015

2014 Review: Grant Birchall

Consistently, Grant Birchall produces top-class performances for the Hawks but somehow still manages to slip under the radar of opposition teams and fans.

10:49am  Nov 14, 2014

Latest Player Video

R8: Birchall in the rooms

9:55am  May 25, 2015

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Grant
Birchall

Height
193 cm
DOB
28-01-1988
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2015
7
Career
201
Goals
2015
1
Career
28
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
566
Avg
81
GrantBirchall

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs:-
Clubs:-
Debut: AFL 2006
Recruited from: Devonport/Tas U18
Brownlow Votes:-

Another slashing season from the rebounding half-back. After missing seven games in 2013, he played all 25 in 2014 and was second at the Hawks for disposals and led the club in handball receives and rebound 50s. Birchall remains a key weapon because he creates so many attacking moves with his hard running and sublime kicking out of defence. Approaching Rodney Eade as the second-best Tasmanian to play for the Hawks behind Peter Hudson.

Draft history: 2005 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Hawthorn) No. 14 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 14.3
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 23.1
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.9

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Handballs 13 Melbourne Rd 7
Disposals 30 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Marks 9 GWS Giants Rd 6
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Essendon Rd 2
Goals 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 108 GWS Giants Rd 6

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats W 123 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Essendon L 78 - 76 19 6 25 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 88
3 Western Bulldogs W 127 - 57 20 10 30 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 106
4 Port Adelaide L 99 - 91 10 8 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
5 North Melbourne W 70 - 130 15 8 23 9 0 0 2 2 0 0 90
6 GWS Giants L 108 - 98 16 13 29 9 0 1 1 2 0 1 108
7 Melbourne W 155 - 50 7 13 20 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 58
8 Sydney Swans L 69 - 73 13 4 17 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 61
9 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 4 100 62 162 31 0 6 4 12 1 1 566

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 201
    • Kicks 12.5
    • Handballs 9.6
    • Disposals 22.1
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Fremantle Rd 4, 2013
Handballs 20 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13, 2011
Disposals 37 Fremantle Rd 4, 2013
Marks 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2011
Hit-outs 3 Melbourne Rd 1, 2010
Tackles 7 Sydney Swans Rd 10, 2010
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2014
AFL Fantasy 151 Fremantle Rd 4, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Hawthorn 100 62 162 31 0 6 4 12 1 1 566
2014 Hawthorn 344 247 591 124 0 16 10 33 5 6 2052
2013 Hawthorn 240 166 406 81 0 9 7 23 6 2 1413
2012 Hawthorn 315 216 531 135 0 18 10 38 1 4 1932
2011 Hawthorn 344 226 570 173 0 12 9 38 3 7 2165
2010 Hawthorn 231 181 412 114 4 6 16 58 5 4 1625
2009 Hawthorn 199 207 406 95 0 7 10 36 0 1 1418
2008 Hawthorn 281 266 547 164 0 16 17 44 2 1 2021
2007 Hawthorn 292 215 507 153 0 12 19 42 2 5 1905
2006 Hawthorn 172 136 308 87 0 4 11 22 3 1 1127

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: 152 Games, 16 Goals

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee
2006

Premiership side
2008

All Australian
2012