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2014 Review: Matthew Suckling

Returning from a serious knee injury is no easy feat but Matthew Suckling did just that and with conviction in season 2014.

4:45pm  Nov 5, 2014

Premiership leaves Suckling speechless

IT CAME a year after he watched his teammates salute as premiers in 2013 but popular Hawk Matthew Suckling finally achieved his childhood dream to play in a premiership.

11:30am  Oct 3, 2014

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Matthew
Suckling

Height
187 cm
DOB
25-07-1988
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2015
3
Career
80
Goals
2015
0
Career
36
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
262
Avg
87
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

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 15.3
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 23.0
    • Marks 7.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 87.3

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Handballs 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Disposals 25 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 100 Western Bulldogs Rd 3

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats W 123 - 61 14 5 19 5 0 0 3 2 0 2 68
2 Essendon L 78 - 76 16 9 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 94
3 Western Bulldogs W 127 - 57 16 9 25 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 100
4 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
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: 2 - L: 1 46 23 69 21 0 0 4 6 0 3 262

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 80
    • Kicks 13.5
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 20.2
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 78.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 St Kilda Rd 7, 2014
Handballs 14 Sydney Swans Rd 5, 2012
Disposals 35 GWS Giants Rd 15, 2012
Marks 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2011
Hit-outs 1 Fremantle Rd 8, 2012
Tackles 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 12, 2012
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
2015 Hawthorn 46 23 69 21 0 0 4 6 0 3 262
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