Sam NAISMITH

#35   Sydney Swans

Age: 26yr 8mth Games: 28 Born: Jul 16, 1992
Height: 206cm Weight: 105kg Position:

2017 Digest:   One of the finds of 2016. Had surgery on his left shoulder over summer but saw some action in JLT and will start as No.1 ruck.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Port Monster ruckman did some good stuff but was shaded by Ryder in the one-on-one match-up. 4
2 WB Got side off to a flyer with ruck dominance. Won nine hit-outs to advantage, six clearances and laid five tackles. 6
3 Coll Big ruckman not as good as previous weeks and well beaten on the night by Grundy. Seven hit-outs to advantage. 2
4 NEAFL Bye. -
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 Bris Imposed himself physically in opening exchanges but Martin got the better of the ruck duels. 4
8 NM Couldn’t counter Goldstein’s ruck ascendancy or his productive work around the ground. 4
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 WB Took over the No.1 ruck duties and effort top shelf despite had to carry around a seriously questionable hair style. 6
13 Rich Struggled but was at least able to stop Nankervis from dominating the game. At one stage got out-marked by a midfielder. 4
14 Ess Surely he didn’t pay for his haircut. Fair in the ruck and didn’t do much around the ground. 4
15 Melb More than matched Gawn in ruck which gave Swans midfielders a real boost. Had an impact. 7
16 GCS Had his colours lowered in the ruck battle against Jarrod Witts. Not his best night. 4
17 GWS Tight battle with Mumford, but neither ruckman had a telling impact on the game. 45 hitouts. 6
18 StK Okay around the ground, but well beaten by Longer in ruck duels. 5
19 Haw Struggled during the second half with a knee complaint, 21 hit outs. 5
20 Abdomen.
21 Abdomen.
22 Abdomen.
23 Abdomen.
EF Ess Looks like an old style “Moonshiner”. Provided a presence in the ruck and comprehensively outplayed Bellchambers. 7
SF Geel Looked as confused as a homeless man on house arrest. Gave the side donuts in any phase. 2

2016 Season

1 Rested.
2 Groin.
3 Groin.
4 Hand.
5 NEAFL Battled to have an impact. Just four touches. -
6 NEAFL Impressed with his workrate for a big man in the wet. -
7 NEAFL The best of the Swans ruckmen opposed to Nicholls. 19 hit-outs. -
8 NEAFL Height proved tough to contend with when in attack. Three goals and 28 hit-outs. -
9 NEAFL Bye. -
10 NEAFL Not a big impact around the ground but 31 hit-outs to give first use. -
11 NEAFL Swans’ main ruckman with 36 hit-outs and got a bit of ball around ground. -
12 NEAFL Most prolific ruckman out on the ground with 43 hit-outs and two goals. -
13 NEAFL Controlled the ruck to give midfielders first use and worked hard around ground. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Impressed in the ruck with 36 hit-outs. Laid nine tackles and chipped in with two goals. -
16 Geel Young ruckman looks like a Viking. One kick, no marks. 1
17 Haw Mixed good and bad but certainly gave something to the effort – 11 hit-outs to ad. 5
18 Carl Played with a great deal of confidence in the ruck (31 hit-outs) and laid seven tackles. 6
19 Frem Broke even in the ruck. 5
20 Port Held his own against Trengove in ruck and looks to be a nice up and coming ruck. 6
21 StK Still learning the trade as a big man. 4
22 NM Competed hard against Goldstein in the ruck. Needed to do more around the ground. 5
23 Rich Rucked well – eight of his 16 hit-outs were to advantage. 4
QF GWS Took greater ruck load when Tippett was off – 19 hit-outs, but Mumford had his measure. 4
SF Adel Battled hard in ruck duels against Jacobs and did enough to allow midfield to assume control. 6
PF Geel Big young bloke was the lead ruckman. Nothing fancy but honest. Tackling excellent. 5
GF WB First quarter he looked like Gary Dempsey. Influence less in second half. 6

2015 Season

1 -
2 NEAFL Strong start to season with three goals, 29 hitouts. -
3 NEAFL Kicked a goal and spent time in ruck. -
4 NEAFL Starred in attack with five goals. Dangerous all afternoon. -
5 Senior emergency.
6 NEAFL Started forward then went into ruck. Kicked 2.2. -
7 NEAFL Kicked three goals to go with 26 hitouts in ruck. -
8 NEAFL Bye. -
9 NEAFL Rucked alongside Derickx and controlled the hitouts. -
10 Groin.
11 Groin.
12 Groin.
13 Groin.
14 Groin.
15 Groin.
16 Groin.
17 Groin.
18 NEAFL Only played the second half but made an impact in ruck. -
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 Groin.
21 Groin.
22 Groin.
23 Groin.
QF Groin.
SF Groin.

2014 Season

1 PM Rotated through the ruck and battled hard. -
2 NEAFL Best big man on the ground in the ruck. -
3 NEAFL Battled well against four rucks for UWS. 27 hitouts. -
4 NEAFL Dominant in the ruck in a big win. -
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 NEAFL Played forward, looked dangerous, kicked three. -
12 NEAFL Quiet. -
13 NEAFL Rarely sighted, needs to lift. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Looked good early, drifted out. -
16 NEAFL Did some good things in the ruck -
17 NEAFL Best game for the club. Standout performance. -
18 NEAFL Kicked three goals to continue upswing in form. -
19 NEAFL Kicked a goal, won 11 hit outs, but only two disposals. -
20 NEAFL Tried hard all day and impressed at stages. -
21 NEAFL Great day with three goals and 27 hit outs. -
22 NEAFL Hitting a rich vein of form. One of Swans’ best. -
23 Rich Outclassed by Maric on debut, used his size to pull off some nice tap work. 4
QF NEAFL Dominated in the air. 48 hitouts and laid 11 tackles. -
SF NEAFL Again the dominant ruckman on the ground. 45 hitouts. -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Thumb.
2 Hand.
3 Thumb.
4 Thumb.
5 Thumb.
6 Thumb.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Thumb.
14 Thumb.
15 Knee.
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 NEAFL Returned from injury and did well up forward. -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 NEAFL Rucked well, kicked two late goals and marked strongly. -
QF
SF VFL Rucked and kicked a late goal to cap off Swans premiership win. -
PF
GF