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Season review: Kyle Hartigan

The backman's 2018 season in review

12:34pm Sep 19, 2018

Injury Update: Round 23

Adelaide’s key defender Daniel Talia faces a test in the hope of selection for Round 23

5:27pm Aug 21, 2018

Crows not looking back

Pyke says Round 10 thrashing by Dees has been 'left behind' ahead of return clash

1:40pm Jul 27, 2018

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Kyle
Hartigan

Height
194 cm
DOB
07-11-1991
Weight
98 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2018
13
Career
82
Goals
2018
0
Career
1
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
646
Avg
50
KyleHartigan

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Keilor (Vic)/Werribee
Debut: v Fremantle, Round 18, 2013
Recruited from: 
Werribee (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: -

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Hartigan played the first 14 games of Season 2017 before injuring his hamstring. The athletic key defender returned to the AFL team against West Coast in Round 23, keeping Coleman Medallist Josh Kennedy to one goal. He recorded a career-high seven rebounds 50ms in Round Seven and laid a career-high five tackles in the Preliminary Final win over Geelong. Hartigan averaged the second most one-percenters (6.67) per game at Adelaide in 2017 and ranked 18th in total one-percenters (120) in the AFL.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Had a career-best year, playing every game after Round One. Hartigan cemented his place in the Crows’ back six and opposed some of the competition’s best forwards. Ranked second at the Club for spoils (121) and fifth for intercept possessions (129). He also developed his offensive game, averaging 13 disposals at 77 per cent efficiency. Kicked his first ever AFL goal in the Club’s Round 19 win against Essendon and played his 50th game in the Elimination Final victory over North Melbourne. Secured his first top-10 finish in the Crows Club Champion count and was rewarded for his work off the field, sharing the Crows Children’s Foundation Community Leadership Award with teammate Charlie Cameron.

Season by Season

Played a personal best 18 games, including the last 14 in a row, as one of the key anchors in Adelaide’s young backline. Ranked equal-second at the Club for intercept possessions (99) and equal-fourth for spoils (56) despite missing five games. Stood some of the competition’s most dangerous and experienced forwards and will continue to improve with more exposure at the elite level. Set to remain a Crow until at least the end of 2017 after signing a new two-year deal.

Season by Season

The young defender showed promise in seven straight games between Rounds 3-10 before being squeezed out of the Crows team by the returning Andy Otten. Hartigan continued to develop his game in the SANFL and was on the verge of an AFL recall when he suffered a season-ending spleen injury against the Port Magpies in July. The former rookie was able to start pre-season training with his teammates and has his sights set on the spot in defence made vacant by mentor Ben Rutten.

Season by Season

The former rookie was upgraded to Adelaide’s senior list in the latter-half of the season and made his debut against Fremantle in Round 18. Hartigan looked comfortable at the level in his three AFL games, holding down a key post in the young Crows defence. Regarded as a long-term replacement for All Australian Ben Rutten, Hartigan was elevated to Adelaide’s senior list for season 2014.

Season by Season

After being overlooked as an 18-year-old, Hartigan joined VFL club Werribee where he developed into a reliable key defender. The former Vic Metro representative played on some of the best forwards in the VFL competition and learned the professionalism required at AFL level from Werribee coach and former Western Bulldogs legend, Scott West. A ready-made key-position prospect, he has already benefited from an AFL pre-season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 11.5
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 49.7

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Hawthorn Rd 13
Handballs 10 Richmond Rd 2
Disposals 20 Richmond Rd 2
Marks 12 Hawthorn Rd 13
Hit-outs 2 Melbourne Rd 10
Tackles 2 Fremantle Rd 12
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 79 Hawthorn Rd 13

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 99 - 87 4 7 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 38
2 Richmond W 118 - 82 10 10 20 8 0 2 1 1 0 0 77
3 St Kilda W 55 - 104 8 3 11 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 55
4 Collingwood L 58 - 106 8 3 11 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 47
5 Sydney Swans W 75 - 85 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8
6 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton W 125 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide L 95 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Western Bulldogs W 63 - 26 9 1 10 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 43
10 Melbourne L 146 - 55 4 6 10 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 29
11 GWS Giants L 81 - 97 6 3 9 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 44
12 Fremantle L 71 - 68 7 4 11 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 58
13 Hawthorn L 88 - 32 13 3 16 12 0 0 2 1 0 0 79
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 78 5 5 10 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 47
16 Richmond L 103 - 56 10 5 15 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 62
17 Geelong Cats W 112 - 97 11 3 14 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 59
18 Brisbane Lions W 88 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne L 77 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide W 96 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants L 106 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne W 86 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton W 61 - 165 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 96 53 149 69 2 11 8 14 0 0 646

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 82
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 12.2
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 49.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014
Handballs 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2013
Disposals 22 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014
Marks 12 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2018
Hit-outs 2 Melbourne Rd 10, 2018
Tackles 5 Geelong Cats PF, 2017
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 19, 2016
AFL Fantasy 88 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Adelaide Crows 96 53 149 69 2 11 8 14 0 0 646
2017 Adelaide Crows 128 85 213 78 0 16 21 30 0 0 861
2016 Adelaide Crows 172 128 300 116 0 9 29 39 1 0 1204
2015 Adelaide Crows 92 87 179 66 2 11 15 19 0 0 692
2014 Adelaide Crows 56 50 106 41 0 2 7 9 0 0 408
2013 Adelaide Crows 27 29 56 22 0 4 2 2 0 0 211

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

50 AFL Games: v North Melbourne, Elimination Final, 2016

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Crows Children's Foundation Community Leadership Award
2016 (co-winner)

Q&A

Nickname: Harto

What was your best break in life: My arm

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Chew with your mouth closed

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Pro Snowboarder

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Pain is temporary, winning lasts forever

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Rohan Hattotuwa

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: 24th of September, 2016

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Mark Howard

Worst injury: Spleen

How many text messages do you send a day: Five

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Edge 10, Supplements app, Stick Cricket

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: 1D

Best concert you’ve been to: 1D

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali, Cairns, Queenstown

Favourite sport other than football: Snowboarding

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Shot put

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: The Mill

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Doughnuts, Chocolate, Satellite phone

Any special hobbies or interests: Fishing

Three famous people you would like to meet: Jeremy Jones, Taj Burrow, Mark Wahlberg

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Dog