#25   Richmond

Age: 25yr 2mth Games: 36 Born: Aug 12, 1994
Height: 199cm Weight: 106kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Made the move from Sydney and has quickly emerged as the No.1 ruck ahead of Hampson and co. Club loves his aggression and foot skills.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Carl First ruck did well. Team won clearances and he contributed two goals. Good debut for former Swan. 6
2 Coll Gave Grundy something to think about, especially with his marking around ground. Tigers have a good one here. 6
3 WCE Won the ruck battle today. 18 touches, 21 hitouts with 10 to advantage. Early contender for recruit of the year. 7
4 Bris Soundly beaten in the ruck by Martin but given it's only his 16th game there's plenty of improvement to come. 5
5 Melb Took full advantage of Spencer’s injury in the ruck. Big body didn’t get any smaller late, and his ruckwork helped turn the game. 8
6 Adel Competed well in ruck but was outplayed around the ground by Sam Jacobs. 5
7 Suspended.
8 Frem Just going until last term when gave side a serious lift around the ball. Still finding feet and heading in right direction. 7
9 GWS Good battle between two aggressive bulls in ruck with Mumford. Shaded in ruck duels, but was okay. 5
10 Ess Battled manfully in the ruck and after slow start worked into it. Unlikely hero with the sealing goal. 5
11 NM More than matched Goldstein and ended up shading him in that duel. Consolidating his claims as gun recruit of the year. 7
12 Bye.
13 Syd Doubled teamed in ruck by Swans big man and they eventually wore him down. Two missed set shots hurt Tigers. 4
14 Carl Had pants pulled down by Kreuzer. Late goal a rare positive – but he conned the umpire into it. 4
15 Port Battled manfully against Ryder in ruck, was good when the footy hit the ground, needs to tidy up his kicking. 6
16 StK Completely outflanked by Longer in ruck duels. Did a few things around ground, but not his best night. 3
17 Bris Played second fiddle in ruck to Soldo. Made some mistakes, but got involved around the ground as follower. 5
18 GWS Rucked against Mumford and held his own. Kicked a great snap goal in third term that helped keep foot on throat of Giants. 6
19 GCS Spent more time forward in Riewoldt's absence, and booted three second quarter goals. 6
20 Haw Beat McEvoy. Runs like he’s got a stone in his shoe but whatever blows your hair back. 7
21 Geel Battled ok in the ruck, on a day, where the big men didn’t have a huge impact on the game. 5
22 Frem Good battle with Darcy in the ruck. Had 26 disposals in a strong game. 7
23 StK Shaded by Longer on the day but kept battling. Ended with 18 possessions and 31 hit-outs. 6
QF Geel Tireless ruck work against Smith and gave side first use when it mattered most late in the game. 7
PF GWS Shaded in the hitout department but tackled his heart out and threw his weight around. 6
GF Adel Shaky start then warmed into the game and worked hard in all phases. Got back to help the defence and matched Jacobs. 8

2016 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 Senior emergency.
2 NEAFL Rucked well against Lions tall duo and was dangerous when pushing forward. -
3 NEAFL Alternated between ruck and attack. Didn’t kick a goal but drove the ball forward well. -
4 Adel Laid nine tackles and supported Tippett in ruck with eight hit-outs. 5
5 NEAFL Plenty of ball for a ruckman and had 32 hitouts in battle with Thurlow. -
6 NEAFL Competed hard and cleared paths for midfielders to run through. -
7 NEAFL OK around the ground in ruck tandem. 16 touches, six marks. -
8 NEAFL Dominant in attack with six goals from 18 touches, 10 marks. -
9 NEAFL Bye. -
10 NEAFL Moved around well and showed good nous as a ruck/forward. 10 hit-outs too. -
11 NEAFL Kicked three goals playing mostly forward then did some ruckwork – 14 hit-outs. -
12 Senior emergency.
13 Melb Started forward then into ruck. Relished heavy going at times as he’s a lumberer. 4
15 WB Big fellow prepared to get his hands dirty as No.2 ruckman. 3
16 NEAFL Got the better of ruck duel with Dowdell and pressed forward for two goals. -
17 NEAFL Impressive in the ruck (39 hit-outs) and impacted the scoreboard with 3.0. -
18 NEAFL Good, all-round performance in the ruck – 21 hit-outs, six tackles and five inside-50s. -
19 Frem Didn’t do a lot. 3
20 Port Provided handy ruck support and got hands dirty at ground level. OK. 5
21 StK Kept trying against Hickey in the ruck and got on top when Hickey was hurt. 6
22 NEAFL Rucked well with 33 hit-outs and won a lot of ball (19 disposals). -
23 Senior emergency.
QF Rested.
SF Adel Began in attack and had some important early contests then had stints in ruck. 5
PF -
GF Senior emergency.

2015 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

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2 NEAFL Rotated through ruck. Three goals, 19 hitouts. -
3 NEAFL Shared ruck duties against GWS big men. Fair. -
4 NEAFL Spent a lot of time in attack. Booted two goals. -
5 NEAFL Had a presence in attack in difficult conditions. -
6 NEAFL 15 hitouts in time in ruck and showed a bit in attack. -
7 NEAFL Another three goals and 10 marks playing mostly in attack. -
8 NEAFL Bye. -
9 NEAFL Kicked three goals and was a strong target in attack. -
10 NEAFL 13 hitouts and a goal sharing ruck duties. -
11 Senior emergency.
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 NEAFL Had 48 hitouts in ruck but Swans midfielders couldn’t capitalise. -
14 Port Ruckman showed a bit to thrill the crowd on debut. One goal. 4
15 NEAFL A tower of strength in ruck with 56 hitouts, 21 touches. -
16 Haw Rotated forward/ruck but not sighted. Good learning experience. 2
17 WCE Spent time up forward and pinch-hit in the ruck. Better option than Pyke. 4
18 Adel Ruckman didn’t have a very big input. 3
19 Geel No match for Blicavs' athleticism. One effective disposal. 1
20 NEAFL Rotated between ruck and attack. 17 disposals, 15 hitouts. -
21 NEAFL OK in ruck and forward half. 13 hitouts, eight marks. -
22 NEAFL Provided a tall target in attack with two goals. -
23 NEAFL Kicked two goals and was a good target in attack. -
QF -
SF -

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 PM The best of the Swans rucks on the day. -
2 NEAFL Worked hard as the back up ruck-man. Important around ground. -
3 NEAFL Kicked two goals and did some good things. -
4 Senior emergency.
5 NEAFL Bagged four goals and impressed. -
6 NEAFL Best game for some weeks for the young ruckman. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Dominant ruck display with 39 hitouts. -
9 NEAFL Kicked three goals and marked strongly. -
10 NEAFL Bye. -
11 NEAFL Spent most of the game in the ruck, -
12 NEAFL Kicked a good long goal early, some nice touches and hit outs. -
13 NEAFL Kicked a season-high five majors. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Started well, drifted out in second half. -
16 NEAFL Close to the best big man on the ground. -
17 Finger.
18 NEAFL Swans’ best will push for senior recall. -
19 NEAFL 14 touches and 16 hit outs, had some good patches. -
20 NEAFL A little quieter than he has been but kicked two. -
21 NEAFL Very good rotating through the ruck. -
22 Senior emergency.
23 Senior emergency.
QF NEAFL Lively up forward, kicking 2.3 and was dangerous all day. -
SF NEAFL Good numbers – 11 disposals, 15 hit outs, and a goal. -
PF -
GF -