Age: 32yr 9mth Games: 125 Born: Nov 06, 2020
Height: 188cm Weight: 86kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2013 Digest:   Former Blue given a lifeline when many thought his career to be over. Finished second in Carlton’s 2010 best and fairest but generally performed below expectations in eight years at the Blues. It will be interesting to see how the Pies deploy Russell who played his best footy at half back. Expect to see plenty of him in the NAB Cup.

2013 NAB Cup:   Might have played his way into Round 1 side after strong NAB Cup. Frees up others.

2013 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 NM Crunched in back by heavy knee from Hansen in first term, but came back. 5
2 Carl Ordinary start but had a good second half to quieten the Blues’ boos. 6
3 Haw Looked more like the player he was at Carlton. Will he survive the axe? 3
4 Rich Shaky early again but OK later on a variety of opponents. Not much offensively. 5
5 Ess Will not want to see third term again. Coughed up three goals. 3
6 VFL Responded well in defence after being dropped. Composed effort.
7 VFL Bye.
8 Geel Came in and played a role at half back, albeit a limited one. 4
9 Syd Picked up Morton at start. Uncomfortable when taken back to square. 4
10   Ankle.  
11   Ankle.  
12 VFL Clean and composed in the back half. Solid effort.
13 VFL Bye.
14 Port Playing across half back and was tidy but his lack of pace hurts. 5
15 VFL Provided some drive and run from the back half to get Pies going.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Serviceable at best across half back.
18   Foot.  
19   Foot.  
20 VFL Solid enough down back and ended with five rebound 50s.
21 VFL Had Dennis-Lane’s measure all afternoon. Good effort.
22 VFL Superb down back in tight win. Had 22 possessions.
23 NM Didn’t grab his chance; often giving away centimetres. Will he retain his spot? 3
QF   Senior emergency.  
EF   Senior emergency.  

2012 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich On A. Maric early. Did a low key, but solid job. 5
2 Bris Came on as sub for Laidler late in the game. 2
3 VFL Clean across half back. Kept his name in selectors minds.
4 VFL Mopped up well when the ball came down.
5 Frem Used across half back and while stats OK he was never a big factor. 4
6 GWS Started shakily but got going to be a contributor in the victory. 6
7 StK Defensively got beaten by Saad/Milera and offered zilch offensively. 2
8 Adel Ineptitude by foot continues to haunt. Not sure Blues can continue with him. 2
12 VFL Tried hard but things just aren’t going his way.
13 VFL Another one of few Blues to stand tall.
14 VFL Sturdy outing but probably didn’t do enough for a recall.
15 VFL Drifted out of the game after a good start.
17 WB Solid enough across the half-back line. 4
18 VFL Solid game but wasn’t extended too often.
19 VFL Mopped up anything loose in the back half.
20 VFL Did well mopping up in defence. Better performance.
21 VFL Composed effort down back.
22 VFL Finished off the year well. One of the Blues best.