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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
2016
17
Career
119
Goals
2016
7
Career
58
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1300
Avg
76
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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 12.8
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 20.4
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 76.5

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 11
Handballs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Disposals 28 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 West Coast Eagles W1
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 106 Geelong Cats Rd 13

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle W 103 - 38 12 10 22 8 0 0 1 2 1 1 92
2 St Kilda W 36 - 93 13 9 22 10 0 0 2 2 0 2 91
3 Hawthorn L 90 - 93 14 6 20 5 0 2 2 4 1 0 87
4 Carlton W 49 - 85 18 9 27 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 95
5 Brisbane Lions W 120 - 67 2 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
6 North Melbourne L 61 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Adelaide Crows W 123 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne W 82 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 GWS Giants L 98 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Collingwood W 53 - 74 17 5 22 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 92
11 West Coast Eagles W 83 - 75 20 8 28 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 103
12 Port Adelaide W 97 - 100 11 6 17 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 51
13 Geelong Cats L 43 - 100 15 11 26 9 0 2 0 1 1 0 106
15 Sydney Swans W 79 - 83 11 3 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 46
16 Richmond W 85 - 75 15 7 22 7 0 1 0 2 1 1 96
17 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 59 15 13 28 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 86
18 St Kilda L 60 - 75 14 7 21 4 0 2 0 3 1 0 88
19 Geelong Cats L 103 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 North Melbourne W 61 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood W 95 - 92 8 7 15 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 51
22 Essendon W 53 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle L 69 - 49 10 10 20 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 65
W1 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 99 12 7 19 1 0 1 1 4 0 1 68
SF Hawthorn W 84 - 107 11 7 18 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 68
PF GWS Giants W 83 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
GF Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 18 - L: 7 218 128 346 79 0 12 10 30 7 9 1300

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 119
    • Kicks 13.3
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 20.0
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 77.8

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
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