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Season Review: Pearce Hanley

Vice-captain Pearce Hanley had his most consistent year in SUNS colours in 2019, but still missed games to injury throughout the season.

11:45am  Sep 18, 2019

That one hurts: Hanley

SUNS vice-captain Pearce Hanley was at a loss for words in the immediate aftermath of the Round 8 defeat to the Melbourne Demons.

9:28am  May 13, 2019

Hanley backs “action-based” captains

One of four remaining members from 2018’s leadership group, Pearce Hanley has been handed the extra responsibility of vice-captaincy for the 2019 season.

2:05pm  Feb 26, 2019

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Pearce
Hanley

Height
185 cm
DOB
15-11-1988
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2019
16
Career
161
Goals
2019
1
Career
60
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1223
Avg
76
PearceHanley

Player Bio

At a Glance

Player Honours: 2nd best and fairest 2013 (Bris); 3rd best and fairest 2012 (Bris); International Rules Series (Ireland) 2011, 2014, 2017; pre-season premiership side 2013.
Brownlow Medal: Career votes 29.  
Previous AFL Club: Brisbane Lions (2008-16: 129 games, 58 goals).
Junior Club: County Mayo (Ireland)
Draft History: 2008 Rookie Draft selection (Brisbane Lions) No. 38; 2009 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (Brisbane Lions) selection No. 95; 2016 NAB AFL Draft traded by Brisbane Lions for No. 24 (Cedric Fox).

 

Slated for a big year in 2018, lingering injuries limited Hanley to just a handful of games last season. Hanley dislocated his shoulder in the pre-season during the JLT Community Series, sidelining him until Round 3, where he re-injured the same shoulder in a tackle attempt. He then returned for two games in Round 20 and 21 before suffering a hamstring injury that ended his season.

Hanley was in the SUNS leadership group for the first time in 2018 but is yet to string a successful season together on the field. He used his leadership to spend time during his rehab as a makeshift coach from the bench for the club’s NEAFL and AFL sides. 2019 is shaping as a make-or-break year for Hanley who still has plenty to offer in the red and gold if he can get his body right.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 13.8
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 20.5
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 76.4

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Hawthorn Rd 22
Handballs 11 Essendon Rd 19
Disposals 34 Hawthorn Rd 22
Marks 11 Hawthorn Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 21
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 132 Hawthorn Rd 22

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 8 5 13 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 52
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 11 8 19 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 62
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 15 7 22 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 72
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 9 5 14 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 60
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 22 7 29 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 111
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 12 7 19 3 0 1 3 1 0 0 55
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 15 5 20 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 84
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda L 76 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans L 93 - 51 15 6 21 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 72
16 Richmond L 58 - 150 8 8 16 3 0 0 2 5 0 1 64
17 Adelaide Crows L 56 - 151 16 8 24 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 92
18 Carlton L 99 - 75 11 7 18 7 0 1 1 2 1 0 80
19 Essendon L 96 - 106 15 11 26 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 86
20 Collingwood L 120 - 51 5 8 13 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 47
21 Brisbane Lions L 144 - 53 16 1 17 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 74
22 Hawthorn L 118 - 48 25 9 34 11 0 1 1 2 0 0 132
23 GWS Giants L 55 - 127 17 6 23 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 80
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 19 220 108 328 76 0 9 15 37 1 1 1223

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 161
    • Kicks 13.3
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 20.8
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 81.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 29 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18, 2014
Handballs 17 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2015
Disposals 45 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18, 2014
Marks 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 13, 2012
Hit-outs 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 12, 2014
Tackles 12 Sydney Swans Rd 6, 2016
Goals 3 North Melbourne Rd 16, 2013
AFL Fantasy 182 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Gold Coast Suns 220 108 328 76 0 9 15 37 1 1 1223
2018 Gold Coast Suns 30 18 48 13 0 1 3 6 0 0 181
2017 Gold Coast Suns 155 100 255 66 0 10 18 28 1 2 939
2016 Brisbane Lions 269 197 466 91 22 19 35 83 14 17 1843
2015 Brisbane Lions 151 88 239 58 2 9 9 33 9 9 982
2014 Brisbane Lions 310 194 504 96 19 26 18 81 6 13 1970
2013 Brisbane Lions 296 134 430 98 4 18 22 50 16 9 1711
2012 Brisbane Lions 314 147 461 119 6 11 17 53 7 3 1816
2011 Brisbane Lions 299 150 449 130 0 7 23 54 3 5 1764
2010 Brisbane Lions 78 61 139 32 0 5 5 26 3 0 564
2009 Brisbane Lions 3 7 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 27
2008 Brisbane Lions 17 10 27 9 0 2 4 6 0 0 112

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