Billy LONGER

#18   St Kilda

Age: 25yr 10mth Games: 61 Born: May 12, 2021
Height: 202cm Weight: 105kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Going very well in the ruck. Fitter than last year when he was coming off shoulder reco.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2    
3   Senior emergency.  
4 VFL Good even duel with Bellchambers when in the ruck. Looks in better form already than what he showed last year.
5 Geel Drew even with Smith but neither had a huge say in the contest. One kick and eight hit-outs to advantage. 5
6 Haw Poor defensively on McEvoy at stages but competed in ruck to win hitout duel. All disposals were handballs. 5
7 GWS Took the battle to Mumford in a pleasing effort. Faded as game dragged on but his effort should not underestimated. 6
8 Carl Won the hit outs but was smashed by Kruezer around the ground. Failed to take a mark. 3
9 Syd Had the numbers in overall hit-outs but didn’t make a big impact around the ground. 4
10 WB With 55 hitouts dominated the ruck duels and also worked hard in packs. 7
11   Bye.  
12 Adel Toiled bravery in ruck against Sam Jacobs, sharing the honours. 5
13 NM Never gave up but Goldstein was far more effective in all departments of the ruck duel. 4
14 GCS Battled on but the bigger Witts had the edge. 3
15 Frem Good job in the ruck which gave St Kilda a clearance advantage. 6
16 Rich Thoroughly towelled up Nankervis in the ruck and kicked a rare goal. 7
17   Hamstring.  
18 Syd Lion hearted effort in ruck and gave his midfielders chances if they could capitalise. 6
19 Port Battled hard in ruck but lowered his colours to the in-form Ryder. 4
20 WCE Dominated ruck duels with 51 hit-outs. Uncompromising display 7
21 Melb Got the better of Gawn in the ruck and frustrated the Demons big man. Tired a bit late. 8
22 NM Stood his ground against big North rucks and won the most hit-outs of anybody on the field. 6
23 Rich Probably Saints’ best. Gave great effort throughout and one of few to play consistently; 12 disposals. 7

2016 Season

1   Shoulder.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Williamstown.  
3 VFL Took the majority of the taps in ruck. Had 28 hit-outs and was OK without starring.
4 VFL. Bye.
5 VFL Had 17 hitouts in rucks stints and pushed forward for a goal.
6 VFL OK, but didn’t dominate in ruck and resting in attack.
7 VFL OK in the ruck without dominating against Witts. Steady.
8 VFL Ordinary outing opposed to Spencer in ruck. Smacked in hit-outs.
9 VFL The best of the Zebras’ rucks with 32 hit-outs but quiet around ground.
10 VFL Bye.
11   Concussion.  
12   Concussion.  
13   Concussion.  
14   Concussion.  
15   Concussion.  
16 VFL Couldn’t influence the game up forward and in the ruck.
17 VFL Dominated in the ruck with 60 hit-outs, but failed to take a single mark.
18 VFL Rucked and played as a loose behind the play. Marked well at times.
19   Didn’t play for Sandringham.  
20 VFL Had 20 hitouts as main ruckman, but failed to take a single mark.
21 VFL Worked hard in ruck and around the ground opposed to Pittonet.
22 VFL Had 21 hitouts, but recorded just four handballs.
23 VFL Lowered colors to Preuss in ruck battle. Struggling.

2015 Season

1 GWS Outmuscled by Mumford but never stopped trying in ruck. 5
2 GCS Smith slaughtered him in ruck duels early but he persisted and became a key. 6
3 Coll Not much difference in hit-outs but Grundy much better around ground. 4
4 Carl Held sway in ruck duels and one of better Saints. 7
5 Ess Won ruck duels but not a big factor around the ground. 5
6 WB Gave onballers first use in ruck contests against Cordy. Big mark late to settle game. 7
7 Adel Made his presence felt and made Jacobs work hard all game. 5
8 WCE Had to work hard against the athletic Naitanui but stuck to his guns. 5
9 Bris Battled in unsuitable conditions and although beaten didn’t concede ground. 4
10 Haw Usual grinding game in ruck. 5
11 Melb Honest and workmanlike in ruck battle with Gawn. 6
13 WB Clear-cut best ruckman on the ground 6
14 Ess Terrific game both in ruck contests and taking more marks around ground. 7
15 GWS Dominated ruck duels and OK around ground. Reported for striking. 6
16 Rich Beaten overall by Tiger ruck duet. 4
17 Melb Had to work against Gawn and Saints struggled when he was off in second. 5
18 Port Quiet even before he copped a heavy knock and was subbed off at half time. 3
19   Soreness.  
20 NM Couldn’t counter Goldstein, the competition’s in-form ruckman. 3
21   Shoulder.  
22   Shoulder.  
23   Shoulder.  

2014 Season

1 PM Rucked in tandem with Holmes and played forward. OK.
2 PM Started late due to being an emergency for Saints but was dominant.
3   Senior emergency.  
4 Adel Youngster came in for injured Hickey. Beaten by Jacobs in ruck but good signs. 5
5 VFL Didn’t have things all his own way against Wallace. Just fair.
6 VFL Beaten in the ruck by Gawn and Fitzpatrick.
7 Haw Coach saw some upside in his game but needs to do more. 3
8 Carl Not enough of the ball early. Asserted himself in second quarter but tailed off. 3
9 GCS Won most hit-outs of anyone, but input around ground was minimal. 3
11 Coll Should have made more of playing against fellow young ruck. OK in hit-outs. 3
12 Port Well beaten by Lobbe who dominated the hit-outs. 3
13 Geel Outmuscled and out-rucked by Simpson. 2
14 WCE Didn’t let Naitanui dominate, which was a plus. 4
15 Rich Showed willingness to work hard and tackled strongly. Held own in ruck. 6
16 Carl Strove hard in contests with Warnock. 5
17 VFL OK in ruck but continues to struggle to find ball at ground level.
18 Frem Back in for injured Hickey and jousted well with Clarke. 5
19 GCS Clear winner in ruck and had one of his best games for Saints. 6
20 WB Minson shaded him in ruck but showed a few good signs. 4
21 Syd Beaten in ruck and had little impact around the field. 3
22 Rich Competed solidly with Maric and prepared to lay tackles. 4
23 Adel Not his greatest day and outpointed by Jacobs before being subbed off. 2
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2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 WB OK in ruck contests but had minimal impact around field. 6
2 NEAFL Dominated ruck, great physical presence all day.
3 NEAFL Controlled ruck, good tap work, kicked a goal.
4   Senior emergency.  
5 Melb Rucked in tandem with Leuenberger. Gave away a few silly frees early. OK. 5
6 Syd Spent a lot of time forward with minimal impact. Just OK in the ruck. 4
7 NEAFL Bye.
8   Rested.  
9 NEAFL Big game. Won a stack of hitouts and was monumental in the last quarter.
10 Coll As lead ruck couldn’t match Jolly’s strength. 3
12 NEAFL Won a lot of hit outs and was a real physical presence.
13   Rested.  
14 NEAFL Dominated hit outs, and was a big physical presence.
15 NEAFL Dominant game in the ruck.
16 NEAFL Dominated hit outs, could win more disposals.
17   Injured.  
18 NEAFL Bye.
19 NEAFL Dominated ruck, solid around the ground.
20 NEAFL Best afield with 31 touches, nine tackles, two goals.
21 NEAFL Lots of hitouts, marked well around the ground
22 NEAFL Bye.
23 NEAFL Serviceable effort carrying the rucking load.
QF    
SF NEAFL Rucked fairly well and pressed forward to kick a goal. 40 hitouts.
PF NEAFL Solid in ruck, but was lacking around the ground.
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 NEAFL Strong showing but was reported in the second term.
2 NEAFL Rotated through the ruck. Solid effort.
3 Frem Had to ruck against Sandilands for most of the game. Tough debut. 4
4 NEAFL Rucked well and spent time forward.
5 NEAFL Solid game in the ruck. Battled hard in the wet.
6 Ess Tried hard in the aerials battles early but was completely overwhelmed. 1
7 Coll Competed well in the ruck. Still gaining confidence at ground level 5
8 GWS Worked hard but did not impose himself on the game. 5
9 NM Lead ruckman at start. Won his share of taps until last quarter. 4
12 NEAFL Rucked fairly but looked a bit proppy late.
14 NEAFL Gave the Lions onballers first use from the opening bounce.
15 NEAFL OK against White in the ruck.
16 NEAFL Copped a heavy knock to the head but all is OK.
18 NEAFL Worked hard in the ruck. Tap work was good.
21 NEAFL Rucked fairly well and got his hands on the ball a bit.
22 NEAFL Controlled the ruck in win over Southport.
23 NEAFL Shaded Tyrell in the ruck giving onballers first use.
SF NEAFL Battled hard in the ruck. Just shaded but effort huge.