Archie SMITH

#44   Brisbane

Age: 24yr 4mth Games: 9 Born: Jul 19, 2020
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

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

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.

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.