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Gunners thriving down the ground

Fresh off a season best performance, Jack Gunston says he's enjoying time as a defender.

9:32am  Jul 26, 2017

Bupa recovery report: Round 10

All the injury news ahead of our clash with Sydney.

5:21pm  May 23, 2017

Time to get that confidence back

Gunston addresses the media ahead of Hawthorn's Round 5 clash.

11:32am  Apr 20, 2017

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R21: Gunston & Breust snap goals

2:46pm  Aug 11, 2018

Jack gives back

5:55pm  Aug 7, 2018

Jack Gunston press conference

1:00pm  Jul 17, 2018

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Jack
Gunston

Height
193 cm
DOB
16-10-1991
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
20
Career
169
Goals
2018
46
Career
336
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1746
Avg
87
JackGunston

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Club: Beaumaris, Haileybury College, Sandringham U18 (VIC)
Clubs:
Adelaide
Debut:
2010
Recruited from:
Adelaide
Brownlow votes:
14

Player Sponsorship

Silver
Thornbirds
XL Concrete & Watson Holden & HSV

A bit like his team, it was a season of two halves for Gunston in 2017. He was ordinary at the start, but a lot of that had to do with a midfield that was struggling to get the ball to him with system and consistency. But one of the many great moves made by Alastair Clarkson in the second half of the year was to switch Gunston to the injury-depleted backline where his huge tank and ability to read the play and counter-attack came to the fore. The move appeared to rejuvenate him and he relished the step-up in responsibility, although the question is whether he remains there or returns to the forward line this season. Whatever he decides, Clarkson will love the flexibility Gunston brings to the side.

Player honours: All-Australian nominee 2014, 2015, 2016; International Rules Series 2017; leading goalkicker 2015, 2016; premiership sides 2013, 2014, 2015.

Brownlow Medal: 2017 votes 6; career votes 24.

Previous AFL club: Adelaide (2010-11: 14 games, 20 goals).

Draft history: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Adelaide) No. 29 overall; 2011 NAB AFL Draft traded by Adelaide for No. 24 (Henry Schade), No. 46 (Nick Joyce) and No. 64 (Cam Ellis-Yolmen).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 18.2
    • Marks 5.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 2.3
    • AFL Fantasy 87.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Essendon Rd 20
Handballs 9 Adelaide Crows Rd 13
Disposals 27 Adelaide Crows Rd 13
Marks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Melbourne Rd 4
Goals 5 Essendon Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 127 Essendon Rd 20

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 101 - 67 17 5 22 7 0 2 2 0 2 1 91
2 Geelong Cats W 117 - 118 10 3 13 8 0 0 0 3 2 2 86
3 Richmond L 102 - 89 15 7 22 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 77
4 Melbourne W 115 - 48 15 4 19 6 0 1 0 8 2 0 116
5 North Melbourne L 98 - 70 7 9 16 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 69
6 St Kilda W 89 - 54 13 3 16 5 0 0 0 3 3 1 91
7 Essendon W 67 - 90 8 4 12 3 0 3 1 3 1 2 61
8 Sydney Swans L 71 - 79 13 2 15 4 0 2 2 3 5 3 96
9 Brisbane Lions L 129 - 73 11 6 17 3 0 2 1 2 4 0 85
10 West Coast Eagles L 60 - 75 8 3 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 44
11 Port Adelaide W 64 - 61 17 8 25 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 99
13 Adelaide Crows W 88 - 32 18 9 27 7 0 2 2 1 1 0 99
14 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 43 9 4 13 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 69
15 GWS Giants L 95 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Western Bulldogs W 59 - 122 15 6 21 10 0 0 2 1 4 2 111
17 Brisbane Lions L 65 - 98 9 7 16 5 0 1 0 2 2 0 77
18 Carlton W 52 - 124 11 5 16 3 0 1 1 2 2 2 72
19 Fremantle W 53 - 112 12 7 19 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 83
20 Essendon W 107 - 103 20 4 24 8 0 1 1 1 5 3 127
21 Geelong Cats W 71 - 60 10 5 15 1 0 0 1 4 2 2 70
22 St Kilda W 76 - 80 19 5 24 7 0 2 0 2 4 1 123
23 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 7 257 106 363 111 0 19 13 37 46 26 1746

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 169
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 5.2
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 80.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Fremantle Rd 18, 2017
Handballs 13 Collingwood Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 35 Fremantle Rd 18, 2017
Marks 13 North Melbourne Rd 5, 2015
Hit-outs 4 Collingwood Rd 23, 2016
Tackles 8 Melbourne Rd 4, 2018
Goals 6 Carlton Rd 17, 2015
AFL Fantasy 161 Carlton Rd 17, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Hawthorn 257 106 363 111 0 19 13 37 46 26 1746
2017 Hawthorn 278 138 416 132 0 18 4 58 19 11 1869
2016 Hawthorn 260 125 385 154 5 25 16 71 51 33 2097
2015 Hawthorn 277 119 396 179 7 23 10 52 57 35 2191
2014 Hawthorn 238 132 370 137 1 20 15 41 58 27 1904
2013 Hawthorn 228 127 355 128 1 11 7 57 46 17 1834
2012 Hawthorn 139 87 226 78 0 15 11 29 39 22 1179
2011 Adelaide Crows 90 39 129 60 0 8 3 21 19 11 736
2010 Adelaide Crows 11 5 16 5 0 2 1 4 1 0 79

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

Milestones:
50 games – Round 20 vs St Kilda, 9-Aug-2013
100 games – Round 22 vs Brisbane Lions, 29-Aug-2015

AFL Awards:
Premiership side: 2013, 2014, 2015
All Australian nominee: 2014, 2015

Club Awards:
Best First Year – 2012
Best Player in Finals – 2013
Leading goal kicker: 2015

Brownlow Votes: 14