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Top 10 Hit-out Kings

Aaron Sandilands set a new record on Saturday night for the most number of hitouts in a game. We look at other ruckmen who have recorded similar numbers to give their rovers an armchair ride, by revealing which players have had the most hitouts in a single match and which have recorded the most hitouts over their careers.

Most hitouts in a match:

  1. Aaron Sandilands (Fre) – 69 (against Adelaide, 2015)
  2. Gary Dempsey (NM) – 63 (against Hawthorn, 1982)
  3. Sam Jacobs (Adel) – 61 (against Port Adelaide, 2012)
  4. Shane Mumford (GWS) – 60 (against Melbourne, 2014)
  5. Matthew Lobbe (PA) – 59 (against Geelong, 2013)
  6. Mike Pyke (Syd) – 59 (against Western Bulldogs)
  7. Todd Goldstein59 (against Gold Coast, 2013)
  8. Gary Dempsey (NM) – 58 (against Fitzroy, 1982)
  9. Aaron Sandilands (Fre) – 58 (against Gold Coast, 2014)
  10. Will Minson (WB) – 57 (against Port Adelaide)

Most career hitouts:

  1. Aaron Sandilands (Fre) – 6,677 (29.68 per game)
  2. Dean Cox (WCE) – 6,628 (22.86 per game)
  3. Gary Dempsey (Fo/NM) – 6,479 (22.04 per game)
  4. Justin Madden (Ess/Carl) – 5,746 (17.31 per game)
  5. Simon Madden (Ess) – 5,226 (14.68 per game)
  6. Jeff White (Fre/Melb) – 5,000 (18.66 per game)
  7. Darren Jolly (Melb/Syd/Coll) – 4,968 (20.96 per game)
  8. Peter Everitt (St. K/Haw/Syd) – 4,961 (17.05 per game)
  9. Len Thompson (SM/Fi) – 4,643 (17.26 per game)
  10. Matthew Clarke (Bris/Adel/St.K) – 4,600 (17.83 per game)

Most team hitouts in a match:

  1. 86Fremantle V Adelaide, round 9, 2015
  2. 81West Coast V Richmond, round 10, 2013
  3. 79West Coast V Richmond, round 18, 2014
  4. 79GWS V Melbourne, round 3, 2014
  5. 78Carlton V Melbourne, round 5, 1966
  6. 75Sydney V Western Bulldogs, round 5, 2015
  7. 75Fremantle V Carlton, round 19, 2014
  8. 75West Coast V Brisbane, round 10, 2012
  9. 75Essendon V South Melbourne, round 21, 1981
  10. 73Sydney V Hawthorn, round 2, 2009

 

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All statistics correct at time of publication.

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