Luke RUSSELL

#8  

Age: 27yr 2mth Games: 73 Born: Jan 24, 1992
Height: 185cm Weight: 85kg Position: FWD/MID

2016 Digest:   Started 2015 in the NEAFL but worked his way back into the best 22 to be a consistent player for most of the season. Again has worked hard over summer to give himself the best opportunity to be a regular again.

2016 NAB Cup:   A bit part player in two matches then had a run with the reserves against Southport. On the fringes.

2016 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Played in NEAFL trial against Brisbane.
2 Senior emergency.
3 NEAFL Huge first term but dropped off a touch thereafter. Still ended with 27 disposals. -
4 NEAFL Relished the service provided in midfield to be among the Suns best. -
5 NM Horror return to the side. Just could not get involved. 1
6 NEAFL Bye. -
7 NEAFL OK with 26 touches and a goal but not banging the door down. -
8 NEAFL Won a truckload of ball in midfield battle against the tide but injured late. -
9 Adel Struggled to get involved. 3
10 WCE Won’t enjoy the replay of him missing a simple shot for goal. 3
11 NEAFL Hard worker in horrible conditions. 22 possessions a good return. -
12 NEAFL In and out of the game in midfield rotation. -
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 Toe.
15 Toe.
16 Toe.
17 Toe.
18 Toe.
19 Toe.
20 Toe.
21 Toe.
22 Toe.
23 Toe.

2015 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 -
2 Senior emergency.
3 NEAFL Hard worker in midfield. 28 possessions. -
4 NEAFL Toiled away in the middle for his 23 touches. -
5 NEAFL Toiled away in midfield to end with 24 hard-fought touches. -
6 Adel Switched between midfield and defence and did what was asked. 4
7 Ill.
8 Coll Sub. On in third term and had five touches. 1
9 Haw Lively at start then fell out of the picture. 5
10 Syd Ran hard all night and was serviceable. 4
11 Frem Worked hard to counter opposition’s dangerous runners. 6
13 Carl Started OK but faded. Got to win more ball than he does. 3
14 NM Vital role keeping Hansen accountable and did it well. Booted a goal. 6
15 Finger.
16 Finger.
17 Adel Rotated through the midfield and pinched a goal up forward. 6
18 WCE Missed some opportunities, but was OK. 4
19 Bris Minimal impact. 5
20 Rich Hardly sighted. Had enough chances but career appears to have stalled. 3
21 Ess Booted a goal but did not feature a lot. 3
22 Port Copped a massive hit and subbed to end a quiet night. 2
23 Syd Sub. On early to replace Broughton and unobtrusive for three quarters. 3

2014 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 PM Did well in the midfield for the Suns reserves. -
2 NEAFL Worked hard on the inside but didn’t have an impact. -
3 Bris Gave his opponent a bit too much space but tried hard. 4
4 Haw Quiet and subbed off at half time. 1
5 Melb Aggressive at man and ball but didn’t win enough ball to hurt Demons. 2
6 GWS Defensive role across half forward and did OK. 4
7 NM Sub. On for Nicholls in the third term and only had a handful of touches. 1
9 StK Played forward and had an impact. 21 touches and a goal a good return. 7
10 WB Kicked two goals which were handy in his role at half forward. 6
11 Adel Little impact across half forward. 3
12 Syd Played up forward and was handy in attack with Smith tailing him. 5
13 WCE Not a big say in game. 3
14 Geel Sub. Two goals as was the desired result after coming on in two stints. 4
15 Haw Didn’t figure strongly. 3
16 NEAFL Responded well to AFL axe and continued to try hard. -
17 NEAFL Suns’ best and was effective in tight and in open space. -
18 Bris Worked into the match after nil impact in first half. 4
19 Hip.
20 Hip.
21 Hip.
22 Hip.
23 Hip.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 StK Kicked a couple of important goals and pressured well. 5
2 Syd Outsized and outclassed by the Swans' key defenders, although his pressure was OK. 4
3 Bris Has an impact in last quarter when subbed into match. 3
4 Port Two horror turnovers with his first two touches, and didn't really get better. 3
5 Senior emergency.
6 NEAFL Didn’t set the world on fire. Needs to string performances together. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 WB Good impact as sub during second half. 4
9 Haw Sub came on at start of third term and had a real impact. 5
10 Geel Solid playing a role on a wing at times. Kicked a goal and had five inside-50s. 7
11 NM Probably his best game for the club and kicked two goals. 7
12 Ess Used at half forward and was Ok without playing a major role. 5
14 Hip.
15 Bris No real impact. 4
16 Rich Mopped up well at times in defence and competed hard in one-on-ones. 6
17 Coll Snuck under the radar to get plenty of the footy. 5
18 Carl Went about his business with little fuss and played his role. 6
19 WCE In defence on Hams at first and had a solid day. 5
20 Melb Handy contributor. 5
21 Port Had the run with role on Hamish Hartlett and was OK. 6
22 StK Bobbed up occasionally but not a huge game. 3
23 GWS Run hard up and down the wing all day. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Adel Couple of poor decisions marred an OK contribution. 4
2 StK Showed a bit despite heavy loss. Attack on footy good. 6
3 Ess Did not have a huge influence on the match. 3
4 Bris So-so. 4
5 NM Substitute gathered 10 touches in second half and kicked a nice goal. 4
6 Frem Ran hard all night and is starting to look far more comfortable. 6
7 GWS Very useful taking 10 marks and used the ball to his team mates’ advantage. 6
8 WB Tackled well at times to go with his 14 possessions. 5
10 Coll Showed desperation unlike a couple of older teammates. Can hold head high. 6
11 StK Not a factor despite 14 possessions. 3
12 NM Ran hard all night and did what was asked of him. 5
16 NEAFL Not a big day at the office. -
17 Bris Provided good run in his return from injury. 5
18 Syd Copped a heavy knock early on but soldiered on. 5
19 Melb Only 5 disp first half then crunched by Tapscott in final term. Kept battling. 5