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One of Leon Cameron's biggest selection calls for Sunday's round one clash with the Western Bulldogs surrounds two of the GIANTS' biggest players.

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Dawson
Simpson

Height
210 cm
DOB
17-02-1989
Weight
109 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
9
Career
39
Goals
2018
0
Career
4
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
605
Avg
67
DawsonSimpson

Player Bio

AT A GLANCE

Junior Clubs: Barnawartha (Vic)
Debut: 2010
Recruited From: Barnawartha (Vic)/Murray U18
Brownlow Votes:
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Community Ambassador: South Campbelltown Kangaroos

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PLAYER BIO

Dawson Simpson was selected by the Geelong Cats in the 2007 national draft and spent eight seasons at Simonds Stadium. Over that period Simpson played 28 AFL games and kicked four goals He debuted in round three, 2010 against Fremantle at Subiaco Oval and was a member of the Cats' 2012 VFL premiership. Simpson joined the GIANTS as an unrestricted free agent at the end of 2015 and made an impressive debut for the club in round 19, 2017 winning 44 hit outs.

A massive surprise packet for the GIANTS last year, Simpson was a dominant force in the NEAFL, being named the starting ruckman in the Team of the Year, and his form saw him play two senior games late in the season in the absence of the injured Shane Mumford. The big man averaged 48 hit-outs in 15 NEAFL games and used his size and strength to great advantage. Showed in his two appearances in the AFL that he’s more than capable of being a valuable player at the top level and could get more of a look in this year with Mumford gone.

Simpson didn't play a senior game after being brought in as a back-up ruckman for Shane Mumford last year, but added valuable leadership to the club. Averaged 30.7 hit-outs in 18 games in the NEAFL and was an important player in the club's premiership win.

Played just 28 games in his six years at Geelong but will provide a big-bodied option to cover for Shane Mumford, something the GIANTS lacked last season. Injuries have plagued the former Cat and he is unlikely to see much senior action if Mumford is fit, with his lack of mobility a concern around the ground. Will provide plenty of competition for younger big men Rory Lobb and Tom Downie to become second in line to 2014 club champion Mumford.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 3.1
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 8.8
    • Marks 1.4
    • Hit-Outs 29.8
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 67.2

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 5 Port Adelaide Rd 18
Handballs 7 Hawthorn Rd 15
Disposals 11 Port Adelaide Rd 18
Marks 4 Fremantle Rd 4
Hit-outs 46 Port Adelaide Rd 18
Tackles 7 Port Adelaide Rd 18
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 109 Port Adelaide Rd 18

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 3 7 10 4 31 0 0 1 0 0 70
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 3 5 8 1 37 2 0 5 0 0 81
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 4 7 11 1 21 1 1 6 0 0 72
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 2 7 9 0 32 3 0 1 0 1 60
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 2 6 8 1 23 1 2 3 0 0 51
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 2 2 4 1 36 1 0 4 0 0 66
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 5 6 11 2 46 2 0 7 0 0 109
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 4 6 10 2 19 0 2 1 0 0 47
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 3 5 8 1 23 2 2 2 0 0 49
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 28 51 79 13 268 12 7 30 0 1 605

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 39
    • Kicks 2.5
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 7.4
    • Marks 1.9
    • Hit-Outs 24.5
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 56.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 17, 2013
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 17, 2013
Disposals 18 Adelaide Crows Rd 17, 2013
Marks 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 17, 2013
Hit-outs 55 Melbourne Rd 16, 2013
Tackles 7 Port Adelaide Rd 18, 2018
Goals 1 GWS Giants Rd 18, 2014
AFL Fantasy 109 Port Adelaide Rd 18, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 28 51 79 13 268 12 7 30 0 1 605
2017 GWS Giants 5 8 13 5 77 1 4 11 0 1 157
2016 GWS Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Geelong Cats 8 18 26 2 78 2 6 11 0 0 172
2014 Geelong Cats 21 58 79 18 287 9 15 34 3 2 640
2013 Geelong Cats 22 37 59 21 179 3 6 12 1 1 422
2012 Geelong Cats 4 4 8 3 33 1 4 4 0 1 68
2011 Geelong Cats 2 7 9 4 22 0 1 4 0 0 67
2010 Geelong Cats 6 8 14 7 10 1 1 6 0 0 87

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

History

DRAFT HISTORY

2007 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Geelong) No.34 overall, 2015 unrestricted free agent (GWS GIANTS)

PREVIOUS AFL CLUB

Geelong (2008-14: 28 games, 4 goals)

Player Honours

NEAFL AWARDS

NEAFL Premiership 2016