Hamish McIntosh

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Hamish McIntosh
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McIntosh playing for North Melbourne in 2006
Personal information
Full name Hamish McIntosh
Date of birth (1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Lavington, New South Wales
Original team Lavington, Murray Bushrangers
Draft #9, 2002 National Draft
Height/Weight 203 cm / 103 kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Club information
Current club Geelong
Number 17
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005–2012
2013-
Total
North Melbourne
Geelong
107 (59)
19 (7)
126 (66)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.

Hamish McIntosh (born 4 September 1984) is an Australian rules footballer for Geelong Cats in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit]

From Lavington, New South Wales on the Murray River, he played his under-18 football with Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup.

Drafted by North Melbourne in the 2002 AFL Draft at pick 9, McIntosh had ankle problems in 2003, and when he arrived at the club, coach Dean Laidley said "he couldn't bench 40 kg".[1]

AFL career[edit]

In his second year he sprained his ankle and finally, after two seasons of waiting, McIntosh got a game against Adelaide in round 6, 2005. He was not selected for the rest of the year but was an emergency eight times.

McIntosh's break came in an exhibition match at UCLA in Los Angeles. He was named man of the match in an easy win against the Sydney Swans.[1]

In 2007, McIntosh averaged over 15 possessions a game. He was picked in the 40 man All-Australian squad. However, he missed the final cut.

The 2008 season was a terrible one for McIntosh. He ruptured his posterior cruciate ligament against Fremantle in round 12. He made a return later in the season but he could not reach the heights he achieved in the 2007 season. He was offered as trade bait by Dean Laidley, which angered McIntosh.[2] Ultimately he was not traded and had a good 2008 season in which he was considered as a contender for All-Australian selection.[3]

McIntosh enjoyed a strong 2010 season, during which he formed a highly effective ruck pairing with Todd Goldstein. But prior to the 2011 season, McIntosh required surgery on both Achilles tendons,[4] and played just one game for the season. He returned for round 1, 2012, memorably missing a shot at goal after the final siren which allowed opponents Essendon a two-point victory. McIntosh suffered a knee injury in round 7 which eventually required surgery,[5] restricting him to just seven games for the year. In October 2012, McIntosh was traded to Geelong for a second-round draft pick.[6]

McIntosh signed a three-year contract with the Cats, but his 2013 season was ruined by various leg injuries and he failed to play a single game.[7]

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