#4   Collingwood

Age: 25yr 7mth Games: 83 Born: Apr 15, 2021
Height: 203cm Weight: 102kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Suited by the third-man-up rule change. Collingwood has produced few great ruckmen but can forsee a decade of dominance.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WB Dominance grew as the game wore on. Looks fit and threatening to have a monster season. 7
2 Rich Hands full with Nankervis but got on top as the game wore on. Fine running goal in third term 7
3 Syd Superb in opening half opposed to Naismith, mostly in ruck. Steady second half but had good moments late. 7
4 StK Dominant force throughout after a massive first term that got the Pies rolling. 8
5 Ess Taps to advantage important in the wet but Leuenberger-Daniher at least held their own. 5
6 Geel Dominated ruck and was far superior to Smith who couldn’t get warm. Early in game set up clearance domination. 6
7 Carl Hard day for big men, and had his work cut out with the competitive Kreuzer. 5
8 GWS Superb first term including a goal out of the ruck gave Mumford plenty to think about. Took the honours. 6
9 Haw A little more of the ball than McEvoy and more influential later but the Hawk snared a goal. 6
10 Bris Had the better of Martin and as the premier ruckman on the game; 38 hit-outs, 9 disposals ands six tackles. 8
11 Frem Rucked well with Sandilands missing. Also had 21 disposals. 6
12 Melb Eyes lit up like man in the boat in Caddyshack. Dominated the ruck given Dees’ used part-timers. Impact faded late. 7
13   Bye.  
14 Port Battled Ryder and among the Pies’ best. Took a screamer among five contested marks and was busy with 19 touches. 7
15 Haw Rucked against McEvoy. Comfortably won the possessions battle (21) but was matched in the ruck. 6
16 Ess Not as good as previous weeks and didn’t impact the flow of the game in the ruck or general play. 4
17 GCS Witts took the honours in their ruck duel. Worked OK around the ground. 5
18 WCE Easily on top in the ruck but not much impact around the ground. 6
19 Adel Came out even with Sam Jacobs in the ruck battle, winning the hit-outs 40 to 39. 7
20 NM Public enemy number one after tackle on Brown. Won the battle against Goldstein but not his best. 6
21   Suspended.  
22   Suspended.  
23 Melb Used in attack and the ruck and was very effective. 6

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against Coburg.  
2 Rich Produced winning goal with four seconds remaining. Beaten in ruck but OK around the ground. 5
3 StK Hickey probably took the honours on the day. Lot of his touches weren’t damaging. 5
4 Melb Cost side a goal in first term with horror handball. Beaten in ruck but tried hard around the ground. 6
5 Ess Ruck duel was almost inconsequential. Missed a sitter in front of goal. Battled hard. 4
6 WCE Lost the ruck battle but followed up to get 21 disposals. 6
7 Carl Ruck opposed to Kreuzer. Ineffective around ground and shaded in ruck contests. 5
8 Bris Energetic in the ruck and as a key forward. Responded to a rocket from the coach? 7
9 Geel When your ruckman grabs 20 and kicks two goals it gives the team a big advantage. 7
10 WB Best ruckman on the field in taps and influence around ground. 6
11 Port Won the ruck duel with Trengove and got a bit of ball around the ground. Tried hard. 6
12 Melb No match for Gawn who showed him up in every aspect. Spent periods forward. 4
14 Frem Clear winner in ruck taps in first half and effective around ground. 6
15 Carl Hit the scoreboard with two important goals and has found a rich vein of form. 7
16 GWS Took control of ruck after being down in first term and gave runners every chance. 8
17 Adel Impressive display of ruckwork and marking around the ground. 8
18 NM Had the edge over Goldstein and ran more freely than the North man. 8
19 WCE Had the better of Lycett in key ruck duel to end with 45 hit-outs and 19 possessions. 8
20 Rich Threatened to tear game apart early in ruck then quietened a tad. Battled hard. 6
21 WB In clear control of ruck duels. Very good at stoppages and is ahead of his years. 7
22 GCS Shocking hairdo but got on his bike to give Brooksby a run around. 36 hit-outs. 8
23 Haw Dominated centre hit-outs and helped side win centre clearances 20-13. 7

2015 Season

1 Bris Massive effort taking on Lions’ twin towers. 7
2 Adel Rucked tirelessly but beaten up around the ground by Jacobs. 5
3 StK Best ruckman afield and worked hard to cover ground. 7
4 Ess Won the ruck battle against Bellchambers. Created a path for teammates. 7
5 Carl Far more active and mobile than Blues ruck pair. 7
6 Geel Battled hard with 24 taps and five tackles, but outrun by Cat ruckmen. 4
7 Rich Beaten by Maric in the ruck but excellent on ground and didn’t stop trying. 6
8 GCS Quiet around the ground and Nicholls had the better of him. 4
9 NM Double-teamed Goldstein with Witts. Beaten in hitouts but good on the deck. 6
10 Melb Beaten in the ruck by Gawn in the ruck but kept battling. 4
11   Neck.  
12   Neck.  
13   Neck.  
14 VFL Good combination with Cox in ruck. 24 hitouts and 19 touches.
15 Port Late inclusion for Williams, toiled hard. 5
16 WCE Support ruck and forward target after Cloke departed. Looked good at times. 5
17 WB Took on Campbell alongside Witts and pressed into attack. Two goals. 6
18 Melb Had a purple patch in the third term but well beaten by Gawn. 4
19 Carl Climbed over Kreuzer in the ruck to get the ball going Collingwood's way. 7
20 Syd Main ruck role and able to generate chances for those around him. 6
21 Rich Beaten by Maric in the ruck. Everything he did was under pressure. 4
22 Geel Big man helped side destroy Cats in clearances. 12 contested possessions. 7
23 Ess Ruck work Ok but certainly didn’t star. Subbed out after arm injury in third term. 4

2014 Season

1 Frem Took on Sandilands, a big task. Only two hit-outs to advantage and looked lost when forward. 3
2 Syd Shaded his duel with the more experienced Pyke. 5
3 Geel Battled Cat duo and was solid in the ruck but very little around the ground. 4
4 Rich Subbed in third quarter. Smacked by Hampson at the hit-outs. 2
5 NM Beaten by Goldstein but it mattered little as ground players took over. 4
6 Ess Didn’t stamp himself on game but buried a long set shot late. 5
7 Carl Not a huge game in ruck. 5
9 Adel Battled Jacobs in an intriguing duel. Certainly not disgraced. 5
10 WCE Toiled away against Eagle duo without setting game alight. Honest. 4
11   Rested.  
12 Melb Rotated forward/ruck and did well, particularly in the first half. 6
13 WB Subbed out after not doing much. 3
14 VFL Shaded in the ruck by Campbell and Cordy.
15 VFL Took on Tiger tall duo and battled hard. 27 hitouts.
16 GCS Struggling; may need a spell in the reserves. 1
17 VFL OK in the ruck but was hampered by a corkie he received early.
18 VFL Good early, but Dolphins’ big men got on top.
19 VFL Even battle with Ceglar in the ruck.
20 VFL Good battle with Bellchambers in ruck then took over late.
21 Bris Only Pie to play well in second half. Took some nice marks and worked hard. 5
22 GWS Tried to double-team Mumford along with Witts. OK without being great. 5
23 Haw Subbed off early in third term which seemed strange given was going OK. 2

2013 Season

1   Back.  
2   Back.  
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8   Back.  
9 VFL Game time was monitored on return. Showed a bit.
10 VFL Teamed well with Hudson in the ruck. Easy to see his potential.
11 VFL Battled hard when in the ruck with 20 hitouts. Improving each week.
12 VFL Continuing to improve with more ruck time. Super competitive.
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Influential effort in the ruck. Used his body well to shield the ball.
15 VFL Kicked two goals and was influential when in the ruck. Great effort.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Impressed again as he takes on a greater rucking role.
18 GWS Showed aggression and enthusiasm on debut. Held his own in the ruck. 5
19 Ess Young ruckman did OK. Suited by the conditions as good at ground level. 4
20 Syd Impressive against the twin towers Mumford and Pyke. 5
21 Haw Got better as game wore on opposed to Bailey/Hale. Pies thrilled with his progress. 6
22 WCE Took on Lycett/Cox and battled well. Has an aggressive streak. 6
23 NM Took it up to Goldstein and was handy. Second efforts a highlight. 6
EF Port Rucked most of the night against Lobbe and was strong in patches. 25 hit-outs. 6