Taylor Hine is the first to admit he's never been a 'great kick' but he's been working hard to change it.
11:38am Jul 6, 2014
Taylor Hine has received a blow with news he will require surgery after injuring his knee.
5:48pm Mar 12, 2014
Junior club: Rupertswood
Former club: Gold Coast
Recruited from: Gold Coast
Draft: #61, 2012 National
Debut: Round 11, 2011 v Port Adelaide (GC)
Brownlow votes: N/A
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- MAP Real Estate - Michael Furlong
- Nelson Burgos
The promising midfielder played eight games in 2012 - all in the second half of the season - and impressed in run-with roles before knocking back a one-year contract extension with the Suns and being drafted by North Melbourne.
Disciplined and competitive, he is capable of playing as a medium defender.
Mid-season, from Shane Watson
“In terms of playing full games we haven’t seen a lot in the seniors.
"He’s a real competitor and doesn’t like getting beaten. The other defenders really like that about him and he can really shut out the opposition small forwards rather than getting a lot of possessions. It compliments (Shaun) Atley, (Michael) Firrito, (Aaron) Mullett, (Scott) McMahon, etc.”
End of season review
Hine’s first year at Aegis Park can be regarded as a success after playing 14 games in a variety of defensive roles.
Only conceding 13.55 disposals per 100 minutes to his direct opponent, his performance was statistically better than the likes of Ryan Crowley (17.44), Kane Cornes (18.57) and Liam Picken (15.97).