The midfielder showed what he is worth in the 2016 TAC Cupplaying for the Murray Bushrangers. A runaway winner of the club’s Best and Fairest as the Bushrangers made it the TAC Cup Grand Final, Cousins averaged 24.3 disposals, 4.7 tackles and almost a goal per game. His efforts earnt him a spot in the 2016 TAC Cup Team of the Year. Cousins was selected by Hawthorn with pick 46 in the 2016 NAB AFL Rookie Draft. With a strong work rate and the ability to get the ball inside the contest or on the outside, Cousins gives Hawthorn another mid as part of the regeneration of their list.