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Suckling finds his range

Starting as the substitute in back-to-back matches has sparked some of Matt Suckling’s strongest performances this season.

9:00am  Jul 20, 2015

Sub Suckling has impact

After starting with the green vest against Essendon on the weekend, Matt Suckling wasn’t expecting to find himself in the heat of the action halfway into the second quarter.

11:48am  Jun 29, 2015

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

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Matthew
Suckling

Height
187 cm
DOB
25-07-1988
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2015
16
Career
93
Goals
2015
7
Career
43
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1299
Avg
81
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 16
    • Kicks 13.4
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 20.9
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 81.2

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Fremantle Rd 15
Handballs 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Disposals 28 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Marks 11 Fremantle Rd 15
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 12
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 112 Fremantle Rd 15

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 L 99 - 91 14 10 24 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 81
5 North Melbourne W 70 - 130 13 11 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 87
6 GWS Giants L 108 - 98 13 10 23 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 89
7 Melbourne W 155 - 50 10 8 18 4 0 1 0 2 1 1 74
8 Sydney Swans L 69 - 73 9 2 11 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 56
9 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 40 16 12 28 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 97
10 St Kilda W 69 - 132 12 6 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
12 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 114 16 6 22 4 0 0 0 4 1 2 96
13 Essendon W 114 - 76 11 7 18 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 66
14 Collingwood W 91 - 101 5 2 7 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 39
15 Fremantle W 115 - 43 18 6 24 11 0 0 0 3 0 1 112
16 Sydney Swans W 57 - 146 14 7 21 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 72
17 Carlton W 35 - 173 17 10 27 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 105
18 Richmond L 53 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 5 214 120 334 91 0 6 9 28 7 11 1299

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 93
    • Kicks 13.5
    • Handballs 6.9
    • Disposals 20.3
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 78.5

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 214 120 334 91 0 6 9 28 7 11 1299
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