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Suckling to depart for Dogs

Hawthorn can confirm unrestricted free agent Matt Suckling has agreed to terms with Western Bulldogs and will leave the Hawks under free agency rules.

7:20pm  Oct 10, 2015

Winning second flag surreal, says Suckling

For Hawthorn's Matt Suckling, winning a second premiership was a surreal feeling.

4:00pm  Oct 8, 2015

Suckling hoping to taste success again

Hawthorn's Matt Suckling hopes the team can produce its best in Saturday's AFL Grand Final against West Coast Eagles.

6:30pm  Sep 30, 2015

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Matthew
Suckling

Height
187 cm
DOB
25-07-1988
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
11
Career
152
Goals
2018
5
Career
72
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
968
Avg
88
MatthewSuckling

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs:
Clubs:
Debut: AFL 2009
Recruited from: Wagga Tigers (NSW)
Brownlow Votes: -

One of the motivating forces at Hawthorn in 2014 was to win the premiership for Suckling, a popular teammate who missed out in 2013 because of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. The piercing left-footer was an important attacking weapon for the Hawks all season and recovered from a minor knee injury on the eve of the finals to play a key role in the preliminary final and Grand Final.

Draft history:
2007 Rookie Draft selection (Hawthorn) No. 22; 2009 Rookie Draft selection (Hawthorn) No. 79; 2009 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (Hawthorn) selection No. 70.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 14.5
    • Handballs 9.9
    • Disposals 24.5
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 88.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Handballs 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Disposals 30 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Marks 11 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 9
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 115 Sydney Swans Rd 4

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 133 - 51 13 11 24 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 80
2 West Coast Eagles L 70 - 121 13 6 19 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 75
3 Essendon W 104 - 83 14 10 24 8 0 1 2 1 0 1 86
4 Sydney Swans L 79 - 86 21 7 28 11 0 2 0 0 0 3 115
5 Fremantle L 108 - 54 17 10 27 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 95
6 Carlton W 80 - 59 9 16 25 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 76
7 Gold Coast Suns W 81 - 72 13 11 24 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 70
8 Brisbane Lions W 107 - 93 13 17 30 7 0 0 1 1 1 1 102
9 Adelaide Crows L 63 - 26 14 5 19 2 0 0 1 6 1 1 86
10 Collingwood L 90 - 55 18 5 23 7 0 1 0 1 1 0 96
11 Melbourne L 51 - 100 15 11 26 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 87
13 Port Adelaide L 132 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 8 160 109 269 61 0 9 7 15 5 9 968

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 152
    • Kicks 13.4
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 20.5
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 78.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 St Kilda Rd 7, 2014
Handballs 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 8, 2018
Disposals 35 GWS Giants Rd 15, 2012
Marks 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2011
Hit-outs 1 Fremantle Rd 8, 2012
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 9, 2018
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 18, 2012
AFL Fantasy 141 Melbourne Rd 2, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Western Bulldogs 160 109 269 61 0 9 7 15 5 9 968
2017 Western Bulldogs 297 160 457 106 0 12 18 41 9 15 1720
2016 Western Bulldogs 218 128 346 79 0 12 10 30 7 9 1300
2015 Hawthorn 323 160 483 143 0 10 13 43 15 15 1966
2014 Hawthorn 306 173 479 113 0 8 18 32 12 8 1765
2013 Hawthorn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Hawthorn 333 166 499 140 2 13 10 40 16 11 2003
2011 Hawthorn 351 140 491 138 0 9 19 45 8 11 1938
2010 Hawthorn 42 31 73 16 0 1 2 6 0 1 256
2009 Hawthorn 5 9 14 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 36

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: 54 games, 24 goals