MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: Tom Hawkins of the Cats leads the team out after being down at half time during the round 10 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium on May 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Danny Frawley calls for Tom Hawkins to be dropped

Triple M commentator Danny Frawley has labelled Geelong forward Tom Hawkins a “big sook”, and called for the two-time premiership player to be dropped, following the Cats’ loss to Sydney on Friday night.

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Geelong slumped to sixth on the AFL ladder, after two successive losses.

Frawley questioned Hawkins’ position in the side, following a largely unimpressive season, kicking just 33 goals in 14 matches, averaging 2.4 per game.

“There’s only one course of action and that’s to send him back to the VFL,” Frawley said.

“Don’t get me wrong, Tom’s best form won them a Grand Final, but you’re talking about a guy that played his third game, and let’s not take anything away from this guy, Allir Allir, he was outstanding, he was terrific, his closing speed (but) he’s playing his third game, let’s get some physicality into him.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Aliir Aliir of the Swans and Tom Hawkins of the Cats compete for the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 16 match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at Simonds Stadium on July 8, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA – JULY 08: Aliir Aliir of the Swans and Tom Hawkins of the Cats compete for the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 16 match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at Simonds Stadium on July 8, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

“If I was Chris Scott, I go to Tom Hawkins, you’re playing on a kid that’s playing his third game, is there any chance you get him in the goal-square and give him a bit of man-to-man combat, within the rules, and be a bit forceful.

“He’s playing like a big sook.

“I want to see some fight from Tommy Hawkins, I want to see some aggression, bring the ball to ground, maybe give a couple of free kicks away, but show some fight.”

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