Ben RUTTEN

#25  

Age: 35yr 10mth Games: 229 Born: May 28, 1983
Height: 190cm Weight: 98kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Veteran defender playing what could be his last year. Endured an up and down season but finished stoutly (eighth in best and fairest) to give hope the aging body has one year left. Look for opponents to attempt to expose the 30-year-old’s lack of pace but he has the smarts of experience.

2014 NAB Cup:   Veteran defender has got through another pre-season and played in each of the last two games. Form been just OK.

2014 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Geel Took Brown (three goals) and looked to be moving like a crab in second half. 3
2 Port Struggled with the tide of footy coming in during the last term. 5
3 Syd Honest as the day is long but is slowing down. 5
4 StK Had trouble with Stanley’s marking. Subbed off in final term. 4
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 SANFL In rare SANFL outing managed to keep Butcher quiet. -
8 Rested.
9 Coll Brought in to match up on Witts and won the battle. 6
10 Carl Looked good on occasions and sluggish on others. Subbed out when game on line. 3
11 GCS Tough duel with Charlie Dixon. 5
12 Frem Picked up resting talls and was OK apart from Sandilands a couple of times. 5
13 NM Another Crows defender who stood tall nullifying Tarrant. 7
14 Ess Really good on Daniher. Kept him under control. 6
15 Rested.
16 GWS Concussed early and subbed off. 0
17 Haw Played on the resting ruckmen and conceded four goals. 4
18 SANFL Wonderful in defence. Gave Butcher a bath. -
19 SANFL Kept Wundke scoreless. Faultless full-back display by club legend. -
20 Soreness.
21 SANFL Torched by Duldig. Conceded four first-half goals from full-back. -
22 NM Fairly even contest with Brown. Subbed off when Brown was. 5
23 StK Farewell for The Truck and gave usual honest effort on White. 5
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Ess Looked cumbersome at times and howling mistake in second cost a goal. 2
2 Bris Great job on Brown, kept him under control all night. 7
3 Port Kept Schulz to just one goal. 7
4 WB Fantastic game on Cordy keeping the tall forward scoreless. 7
5 Carl Beat Hampson comprehensively and picked up 16 touches in the process. 7
6 Haw Didn’t deserve to be on the losing side in his 200th game. 6
7 GWS Untroubled minding tall forwards and was rested from third quarter. 5
8 StK Didn’t give Maister a centimetre of space and played perfect defensive role. 8
9 NM Had Petrie at times and was stout defending him. Handy all game. 6
10 Frem Not a great day for defenders and went up forward late in the game. 3
11 Syd Had some moments against Mumford early. 5
12 Rich Won the battle with Vickery but didn’t have enough mates doing likewise. 7
14 GCS Took care of May and was composed in defence. 5
15 WCE Did well on Cox when the big ruckman rested up forward. 6
16 Coll Witts got away form him early but then he steadied. 5
17 Geel Moved off Hawkins and went to Podsiadly where he had more success. 5
18 Shoulder.
19 Port Did the job on Schulz restricting him to just two goals. 7
20 NM Sturdy in defence. 4
21 WB Had some trouble with the height of Campbell who kicked four key goals. 4
22 Melb The former All-Australian full back still has it, kept Dawes goalless. 6
23 WCE Untroubled in defence by Lycett or other talls. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 GCS Completely blanketed his various opponents. 6
2 WB Gives stability and guidance to the Crows young defenders. 5
3 Haw Unusual match-up on Gunston early. 4
4 GWS Renewed acquaintances with old foe Chad Cornes. 4
5 Port Veteran in defence needs to mentor Talia and Otten. 6
6 Syd Might not have won much of the ball, but was a general in defence. 5
7 Geel Fine job on Hawkins. Gave him nothing all day. 8
8 Carl Rock steady at full back and always in the path of Blues’ forward thrusts. 7
9 Coll Had the better of Cloke keeping him scoreless. 8
10 Frem Gave nothing away on Clarke. Smothered him. 7
12 StK Negating match-up on Koschitzke. Not a big factor but rock solid. 7
13 NM On Petrie who had the upper hand. 4
14 Rich Started on Jack Riewoldt but quickly switched to first gamer Todd Elton. 4
15 Port Shut down John Butcher and created many attacks from defence. 7
16 GWS Taught Jon Patton a few lessons and repelled everything that came his way. 6
17 WCE Kept Cox goalless when he rested in the forward half. 6
18 Geel Moved off Hawkins early and with no match up he went forward – did zero. 1
19 Ess Started on Gumbleton and showed there is plenty of run in his old legs. 5
20 Frem Experienced defender is passing on his wisdom to Talia and Shaw. 4
21 Bris Hands full minding Brown and more than OK in the circumstances. 7
22 Melb Surprisingly beaten for one of the few times this year. 3
23 GCS Had his hands full with Tom Lynch on occasions. 5
QF Syd Minimised the influence of resting talls when they were resting in attack. 5
SF Frem Big duel with Pavlich and his effort was pivotal to the win. 8
PF Haw Battled Franklin and apart from one bad error he stuck to the task brilliantly. 7