Ben HUDSON

#25  

Age: 40yr 4mth Games: 168 Born: Feb 24, 1979
Height: 199cm Weight: 106kg Position: RUC
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Surely entering the final year of his league career, Hudson will continue to mentor the young rucks, while at the same time providing back-up. An early season elevation looks certain unless Quinten Lynch and Jesse White can provide reliable relief for Grundy.

2014 NAB Cup:   Played in two VFL practice matches and did what was required.

2014 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 PM Controlled the ruck against the Bombers before being rested. -
2 VFL Won the ruck duel but was quiet when ball hit the deck. -
3 PM Didn’t play for Collingwood VFL. -
4 VFL Battled bravely in the ruck with little to no support. -
5 VFL Gave midfielders first use of the ball in the middle of the park. -
6 VFL Good early but Bellchambers slowly got the better of the duel. -
7 VFL Strong effort in the ruck with minimal support. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Controlled ruck (43 hitouts) to give onballers first use. -
10 VFL Had 38 hitouts to give the Pies onballers first use. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Controlled the ruck at pivotal times. -
13 VFL Took on Holmes and Pierce and got the job done. -
14 Rested.
15 Shoulder.
16 Shoulder.
17 Shoulder.
18 Shoulder.
19 Shoulder.
20 Shoulder.
21 Shoulder.
22 Shoulder.
23 Shoulder.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 PM Dominated the ruck as you’d expect against AIS. -
2 VFL The best big man on the ground. Ready to step in for Jolly. -
3 Haw Monster effort – 25 hit-outs, 14 contested possessions and five clearances. 7
4 Rich Beat Maric. Gave midfielders first use in third term when side got right on top. 7
5 Ess Only five hit-outs to advantage and 15 disposals. Beaten by Bellchambers. 5
6 Leg.
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Strong effort in the ruck. 18 possessions, 27 hitouts. -
9 VFL Key contributor in the win in the ruck. Super competitive. -
10 VFL Influential in the ruck. Second efforts were outstanding. -
11 VFL Just the 12 hitouts sharing ruck time with Grundy and Witts. -
12 Didn’t play for Collingwood VFL.
13 VFL Bye. -
14 Port Filled in admirably for Jolly and won 24 hit-outs and four clearances. 6
15 Carl Struggled early but worked into the game and gradually nullified Kreuzer’s influence. 5
16 Adel Honest game and held his own with Jacobs. 5
17 GCS Found it hard to go with more athletic opponent but battled on. 4
18 Calf.
19 VFL Won 15 hitouts and imposed himself physically against Seagulls. -
20 VFL Good support for Witts with 15 hitouts of his own. -
21 VFL Caused plenty of headaches up forward with four goals. -
22 VFL Played mostly up forward with the odd run in the ruck. OK. -
23 VFL Strong game in the ruck and resting up forward. A physical presence. -
QF
EF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Melb Tap work helped set up some attacks. Good. 7
2 Carl Battled his guts out and took it up to Kreuzer and Hampson. Subbed off. 4
3 NEAFL Big game with 25 possessions in the ruck. -
4 GCS Had the better of younger rival Zac Smith. Made an impact. 6
5 Geel Tireless effort with 39 hit outs. Lone hand in the ruck. 6
6 Ess Battled manfully in the ruck but was beaten by Ryder and Bellchambers. 5
8 NEAFL Gave his midfielders an armchair ride. Super game. -
10 WCE Worked over by Natanui and Cox. Handled the pressure well. 6
12 Haw Used every bit of experience in ruck duels. 7
13 WB Battled well and while not a huge impact – 23 hit outs. 4
14 Melb 26 hitouts opposed to Spencer and Martin. Made the most of Jamar absence. 6
15 Syd Solid night for the veteran, who battled hard against Mumford and Pyke. 6
16 StK Veteran did a fine job in the ruck. 7
17 GCS Good battle with Smith in the ruck. 5
18 WCE Tough gig against Cox and Naitanui. Beaten but didn’t give in. 5
19 Rich Enjoyed a good contest against Maric all night. Productive. 6
20 Carl Made some costly mistakes and looked sluggish. 3
21 Adel Battled hard against skyscraper Sam Jacobs. 5
22 Port Veteran ruckman continues to be a great asset for the Brisbane Lions. 6
23 WB Tireless effort with little support in the ruck. 6