Archie SMITH

#44   Brisbane

Age: 23yr 11mth Games: 9 Born: Jul 19, 1995
Height: 201cm Weight: 99kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Looked pretty good in JLT opener and gives club a handy back-up for Martin. Developed well.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 NEAFL One of the Lions' best in win over Sydney. Ruckwork was impressive. -
3 NEAFL Had 18 hitouts and kicked a goal. Continues to do some good things each week. -
4 NEAFL Excellent again in the ruck and is really developing at a rapid rate now. -
5 NEAFL Had the better of the ruck duels with Suns' big men. 30 hitouts to give midfielders a good run. -
6 NEAFL Bye. -
7 NEAFL 22 hitouts and six clearances playing as the No.1 ruck. Had four inside-50s too. Copped a knock but was okay. -
8 NEAFL Impressed in the ruck and is pushing hard for a senior call up. 32 hitouts. -
9 NEAFL Took a backseat to McInerney in ruck. Okay in patches. -
10 Coll Had stints in the ruck and showed glimpse. Kicked a goal in final term. Just keep playing him. 3
11 Bye.
12 Frem Stationed in attack as a target forward and hit the packs hard. Only shot at goal (40m) was as ugly as they come. Missed everything. 4
13 Port Competed well often against two opponents when at full forward and brought the footy to ground several times. 5
14 GWS Took a huge grab in the third term and in the process cleaned up Patton. Bagged two late goals to salvage his night. 5
15 Ess Big youngster started deep forward. Did some handy work as a flexible relief ruckman. 4
16 Geel Did a couple of notable things early as a forward but struggled in the ruck. Nuisance value at best. 4
17 NEAFL Bye. -
18 NEAFL Played as the first ruck and combined with 36 hitouts with eight clearances of his own. -
19 NEAFL Dominant in the ruck and snuck forward for a couple of goals. Super impressive game. -
20 NEAFL Good in the ruck and gave Lions midfielders first use of the footy. -
21 NEAFL Did well in the ruck contests, but wasn’t able to get enough footy at ground level. -
22 NEAFL Fair in ruck stints. Needs to impact game around ground more though – no marks. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -

2016 Season

1 Played in NEAFL trial against Gold Coast.
2 NEAFL Tried hard in ruck opposed to Nankervis but Swans’ midfielders dominated. -
3 NEAFL Beaten in the ruck by Malone. Had 11 touches, but has to lift. -
4 NEAFL Shared ruck duties with West and couldn’t get anything going. -
5 NEAFL 26 hitouts but West was the better of the two Lions’ rucks. -
6 NEAFL Had 21 hit-outs in ruck rotation with West. Ball use needed to be better. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL OK in the ruck and pushed forward to hit the scoreboard with two majors. -
9 NEAFL Matched it at the stoppages with the Giants’ talls. Making a few strides recently. -
10 Ruckman leather-positing by his standards with 23 touches and 23 hit-outs.
11 NEAFL Just fair early in ruck then copped a nasty head knock. -
12 Concussion.
13 NEAFL Respectable effort in the ruck with 23 hit-outs in nail-biting win. -
14 Didn’t play for Brisbane reserves.
15 NEAFL Bye. -
16 NEAFL Hampered by shoulder issue. 17 hit-outs in duel with Brooksby. -
17 NEAFL Always created a contest and battled manfully in the ruck (17 hit-outs). -
18 NEAFL OK in the ruck, but was undisciplined at times giving away four free kicks. -
19 Port A first-game revelation. Won the hit-outs and fourth highest disposals for Lions. Big future. 6
20 Adel Great battle with O’Brien, and won the hit-out battle. 7
21 Carl A project ruckman who kicked a goal and was a serviceable back-up for Martin. 4
22 NEAFL Did OK in the ruck (20 hit-outs), but failed to have an impact around the ground. -
23 Senior emergency.

2015 Season

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2 NEAFL 29 hitouts and 12 touches in the ruck. OK. -
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 NEAFL Back from injury with 33 hitouts and a goal in the ruck. -
8 NEAFL 34 hitouts and 12 possessions. OK. -
9 NEAFL Obliterated in the ruck by Swans’ tall trio. -
10 NEAFL Flogged in the ruck for second successive week. -
11 NEAFL Bye. -
12 NEAFL Battled hard in ruck with 26 hitouts opposed to Dowdell. -
13 NEAFL Beaten in the ruck by Smith and Brooksby. Needs to lift. -
14 NEAFL Better than recent weeks in ruck but did little around ground. -
15 NEAFL Beaten in ruck by Nankervis. Rotated with Dennis. -
16 NEAFL Worked hard in ruck against Turner. Can hold head up. -
17 NEAFL Can hold head high after strong ruck display in loss. -
18 NEAFL Battled bravely in ruck against Naismith, McLaren and Aliir. -
19 NEAFL Held his own in hitouts against Zac Smith. -
20 NEAFL Handy again in ruck with 37 hitouts. -
21 NEAFL Bye. -
22 NEAFL Steady game in ruck again with 28 hitouts. -
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2014 Season

1 PM Did some good things in the ruck and forward. -
2 NEAFL Still adjusting to AFL but tried his best in the ruck. -
3 NEAFL Continued his improvement in the ruck. -
4 NEAFL 13 touches and five marks which is a personal best. -
5 NEAFL Gave mids first use and is continuing to learn the game. -
6 NEAFL Had an OK game but had his colours lowered by Nankervis. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Got plenty of hit-outs against some pretty big opponents. -
9 NEAFL Gave good service in the ruck and got his hands on the ball. -
10 NEAFL Bye. -
11 NEAFL OK in the ruck and did some nice things at ground level. -
12 NEAFL Well beaten by his opposition ruckman. -
13 NEAFL A bit better than last week against good opponents. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Jumped well in the ruck against a good Aspley duo. -
16 NEAFL Played ruck and forward then was concussed in third quarter. -
17 Concussion.
18 NEAFL Plenty of hit-outs but needs to get into better positions. -
19 NEAFL Played forward and in the ruck. Had a fair game. -
20 NEAFL Ruckwork was again good but needs to find more ball. -
21 Ill.
22 NEAFL Quiet game with only three hit-outs and four disposals. -
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