Ben HUDSON

#25  

Age: 40yr 6mth Games: 168 Born: Feb 24, 2021
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.  
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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.
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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