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Crows' confidence boost

Matt Jaensch says Adelaide’s win over St Kilda will breed confidence

4:46pm Apr 14, 2014

By the Numbers: Rd 1

Matthew Jaensch recorded a perfect statistical game against Geelong

11:04am Mar 21, 2014

A dream for defenders

Matt Jaensch says working with Cats premiership player Darren Milburn is like a dream come true

11:10pm May 31, 2012

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Matthew
Jaensch

Height
180 cm
DOB
18-09-1989
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
22
Career
67
Goals
2014
7
Career
25
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1853
Avg
84
MatthewJaensch

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Hahndorf/Sturt
Debut: v Port, round 6, 2010
Recruited from: Sturt
Brownlow Votes: -

Jaensch enjoyed a career-best season in his fifth year at West Lakes. The former rookie played all 22 games, using his elite foot skills to set-up Adelaide’s attack from the back half. Jaensch took more marks (126) than any other Crow and also ranked second at the Club in metres gained (9,042m) behind Brodie Smith. He also ranked second at Adelaide in rebound 50ms (89), and third in handball receives (193). Notched up his 50th game against Greater Western Sydney in Round Five and earned a two-year contract extension.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The neat-kicking utility played 11 senior games in 2013. Jaensch started the year at half-back, but was also tried in a half-forward role with some success, kicking an equal-career high three goals against Carlton. Finished the season in the SANFL, where he showed he was a cut above the rest of the competition.

Season by Season

Jaensch played nine of the opening 12 games of the season, providing offensive run from half-back. The long-kicking defender was hampered by a groin injury in the latter half of the season, and surgery eventually put an end to his season before finals. Jaensch will be a Crow until at least the end of 2014 after signing a new contract.

Season by Season

Following a promising debut season as a small forward in 2010, Jaensch held down a permanent spot in defence last year. The neat-kicking 22-year-old averaged 18.5 disposals across half-back and was on track for a break-out season before suffering a shoulder injury, which required surgery, against Essendon in round 17. Despite missing the last month of the season, Jaensch was recognised with the Emerging Talent award at the Crows Club Champion night. His best game came against Melbourne in round seven, where he amassed 27 possessions, five marks and three tackles.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 13.5
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 21.0
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 84.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 GWS Giants Rd 5
Handballs 14 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Disposals 29 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Marks 14 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 127 GWS Giants Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 11 14 25 3 0 1 0 3 1 0 89
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 18 9 27 14 0 0 1 2 0 0 119
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 11 12 23 8 0 1 0 2 1 0 96
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 17 4 21 9 0 1 0 2 0 1 96
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 21 8 29 13 0 1 0 2 0 0 127
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 12 4 16 6 0 1 2 4 0 0 73
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 7 4 11 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 45
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 15 9 24 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 90
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 16 3 19 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 79
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 18 11 29 7 0 1 0 2 1 0 112
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 10 3 13 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 53
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 9 9 18 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 69
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 15 8 23 4 0 3 0 3 0 1 89
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 8 6 14 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 55
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 13 6 19 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 61
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 15 5 20 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 79
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 11 11 22 7 0 0 2 3 1 1 89
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 15 12 27 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 95
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 17 8 25 5 0 1 0 7 1 1 118
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 9 10 19 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 64
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 11 2 13 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 59
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 18 8 26 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 96
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 297 166 463 126 0 19 10 54 7 5 1853

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 67
    • Kicks 10.7
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 16.7
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 69.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Handballs 14 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2014
Disposals 29 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11, 2014
Marks 14 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2014
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 5, 2013
AFL Fantasy 127 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Adelaide Crows 297 166 463 126 0 19 10 54 7 5 1853
2013 Adelaide Crows 97 44 141 47 0 5 9 27 4 3 633
2012 Adelaide Crows 102 42 144 42 0 3 4 22 3 2 615
2011 Adelaide Crows 145 95 240 50 0 7 13 30 4 2 889
2010 Adelaide Crows 82 51 133 43 0 6 6 34 7 4 647

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 Greater Western Sydney, Round Five, 2014

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Emerging Talent Award
2011

Q&A

Your nickname: Matthew

One word to describe you: Outgoing

Favourite player to watch growing up: Steve Johnson

Who has had the most influence on your career: Dad and Mum

Toughest individual opponent: Eddie Betts

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Matt Crouch

Thriftiest player at your club: Ricky Henderson

The next big thing at your club: Matt Crouch

The smartest thing you have been told: Don’t get beaten on the lead up, don’t get beaten out the back

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Hahndorf

Do you have any strange phobias: Hate the feel of pool water

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Sons of Anarchy

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: The Simpsons

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Chemical Engineer

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Smoothie

Your last meal would be: Chicken Schnitzel with mushroom sauce

Your favourite holiday destination: Morbegno, Italy

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Jim Carey/ Lloyd Christmas

What are your three essential items: Cologne, phone, wallet

Most useless thing you have bought: Steam iron

Best subject at school: Recess/Lunch

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Super Bowl