Josh BRUCE

#27   St Kilda

Age: 26yr 9mth Games: 89 Born: Jun 08, 2021
Height: 197cm Weight: 102kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Seven goal effort in JLT was important in showing his marking touch was right. Covers plenty of ground.

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2017 Season

1 Melb Couldn't get into contest and only kicked a belated goal 3
2 WCE Booted two goals and provided headaches for the Eagles inside 50. 7
3 Bris Radar was off again until a late snap over his shoulder. Marking the ball well, but couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. 4
4 Coll Caused a few issues for Pie defenders in first half (2.1) and made five strong tackles. 5
5 Geel One goal and couple of misses in a quiet day with Lonergan mainly on his hammer; 11 disposals in total 3
6 Haw Booted three goals but only a handful of touches. Miss from the goalsquare in final term the worst you’ll see in years. 6
7 GWS Struggles continue. One effective disposal in first half and three in second. Importantly one of those was a goal in final term. 3
8 Carl Bobbed up with two important goals but genuinely well contained by Rowe. 4
9 VFL Just the one goal and well held by Jones.
10 VFL Scoreless in attack, but wasn’t given many opportunities.
11 VFL Booted four first-halg goals, then frozen out by the Magpie defence.
12 Adel Kicked a goal in each quarter to be the only multiple goal kicker for the Saints 7
13 NM Stats weren't big but covered plenty of kilometres and made contests. Kicked booming goal. 5
14 GCS Marking was sure, but kicking for goal left a lot to be desired. 5
15 Frem Kicked key goals in the final term. Finished with three for the day. 6
16 Rich Peerless workrate and running, but scoreline of 2.5 was a negative. 6
17 Ess Ran hard as usual and tried to inject some spark into the ruck. 4
18 Syd Ball didn't come down much so his three goals was a solid night. Booted one monster goal. 5
19 Port Ran and worked extremely hard to make contests but the scoreline of 0.3 will haunt him 5
20 WCE Huge tank enabled him to cover a lot of ground and he marked strongly. Again his kicking for goal left a lot to be desired. 5
21 Melb Quiet game in attack with just the one major. Took a great hanger in the third term. 3
22 NM Ran hard, jumped high and finished with 3.3 . Should have been more. 6
23 Rich Dangerous on occasions in second half but for most part Rance had his measure. One goal. 4

2016 Season

1 Port Two goals from limited opportunities, and went into the ruck when Hickey rested. 5
2 WB Held to one goal, but missed a few gettable shots with four behinds. Not his best return. 4
3 Coll Presented well. Seven marks (three contested) and two goals. Stats modest but still impacted. 6
4 Haw Did his bit with two goals in absorbing battle with Frawley. Brought ball to ground well. 5
5 GWS Battled hard in attack on experienced Patfull and kicked a couple. 5
6 Melb Didn’t have a say early. But came into it from third term to finish with three. 4
7 NM Kicked a couple of goals but found it hard work on Thompson. 4
8 WCE Limited chances, but missed a couple of easy opportunities. 3
9 Ess Didn’t kick his first goal til just before half time, but finished with five. Clicked. 7
10 Frem Unsighted early and missed a couple of gettable goals but ended with two. 4
11 Adel Kicked a couple of goals but well held. 3
12 Carl Kept presenting and ran himself to a standstill. 4
14 Geel Worked hard against Henderson and also took share of ruck work. Lots of mileage. 5
15 GCS Couldn’t make an impression and only goal came late. 2
16 Ess Had trouble getting in position for marks, but received poor service. 3
17 Melb Sparked up when he relieved Hickey on the ball and improved across the game. 4
18 WB No questioning his endeavour but needs to hold marks and kick goals. 4
19 NM Puts in unquestioned effort, but just fraction off getting rewards. 4
20 Carl Like Riewoldt comparatively quiet early but never dropped his head. Four goals. 7
21 Syd Plenty of hard work in attack without reward. Extra time in ruck due to Hickey injury. 4
22 Rich On Grimes he started strongly but missed shots at goal. 4
23 Bris Marked strongly and ran hard to finish with three goals. 5

2015 Season

1 GWS Prepared to launch into packs and took a screamer. Squared with Bugg. 5
2 GCS Started deep in attack with Riewoldt up field. Strong marking brought six goals. 8
3 Coll Two goals from very limited opportunities. 3
4 Carl On Rowe he tried hard to generate something but supply was limited. 4
5 Ess Strong marking held sway over Hooker then limited by Hurley. Five goals. 7
6 WB Just the one goal but worked hard for little result in front half. 5
7 Adel The big improver of the season, five goals from six attempts. 8
8 WCE Schofield stuck close to him, but he still bagged two and contested. 5
9 Bris Couldn’t get into it for most of day but booted important goal late. 2
10 Haw Strong marking gave Lake trouble and should have had more than two goals. 6
11 Melb Tightly tracked by Dunn and kicked only one goal. 3
13 WB Provided target and marked strongly in attack for three goals. 7
14 Ess Bagged five goals against Essendon for second time this year. Excellent. 7
15 GWS Unable to get into game at all in first half but then worked hard. 4
16 Rich Grimes kept him under tight check, but he fought back late. 3
17 Melb Flat in first half and just one goal for the day. Struggling in recent weeks. 2
18 Port On Hombsch and still in a form trough with solitary goal coming after final siren. 3
19 Frem Continued a flat spot in form but again snagged a late goal. 3
20 NM Only two goals on Thompson and one of those was in junk-time. 3
21 Geel Got back to something his early season touch with three goals. 6
22 Syd Not sighted in first half and had a dirty day. 1
23 WCE Found it hard against McGovern. Kicked a couple but ended up in defence. 3

2014 Season

1 PM Spent time in defence as well as the ruck. Did well.
2 PM Played a strong game in defence.
3 VFL Quality effort in defence. Should make Saints debut soon.
4   Senior emergency.  
5 Ess Began on Daniher in first game for Saints and did his job. 6
6 Bris Matched on McGuane and did a good job. 5
7 VFL OK down back with 11 disposals and six marks.
8 Carl Matched with Casboult and spoiled well early. 4
9 GCS Faced a demanding role on Dixon but was competitive. 5
11 Coll Started on White then later went to Cloke after Delaney was injured. 3
12 Port Worked hard on dangerous Schulz but couldn’t contain him. 3
13 Geel Started on Walker and didn’t stem the tide. 3
14 VFL 14 touches and six marks in defence. OK without starring.
15 VFL Workrate will have pleased the coaching staff.
16 VFL Kicked 2.4 as a marking forward. Took some nice marks.
17 VFL Played in attack again and did well. Kicked 2.3 from 10 marks.
18 Frem In new role as a forward and height and speed kept ball in to complete his role. 4
19 GCS Contested hard, booted three goals and showed progress in attack. 6
20 WB Subbed off second term with injury. 2
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2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 NEAFL Did a few good things. Not a major influence though.
2 NEAFL Solid down back in loss to Brisbane.
3 NEAFL Solid in defence. Marked well at times.
4 NEAFL Used in a few different roles. OK without starring.
5 NEAFL Best for the Giants in big win. Pushing hard.
6 Ess Showed some good signs forward and back. Likely type. Nice goal late. 5
7 Adel Started OK then had trouble with Jenkins and Lynch. 3
8 Haw Couldn’t stop Roughead in Hawks forward half. 3
9 WCE Taught some valuable lessons in a match-up with Darling. 4
10 Carl Played key back – Solid. 5
11 Geel Celebrated 21st birthday with a solid effort down back. Looks a player. 5
12 Port Matched up on Westhoff and competed hard, but needs to find a right foot. 4
14   Senior emergency.  
15 NEAFL Solid effort in defence then copped a corkie late.
16 NEAFL Matched up on Towers. Did fairly well despite the Swan kicking three.
17 Ess Matched up with Crameri, he showed more signs of his improvement this year. 5
18 Coll Had the job on Reid and competed hard but ultimately beaten on the night. 4
19 Melb Competed hard in defence and tackled well opposed to Watts. 6
20 Frem Battled hard and it was a great experience but outclassed at this stage. 3
21 NEAFL Did well down back despite the amount of inside 50s Brisbane had.
22 NEAFL Really good early playing a strong game in defence.
23 NEAFL Competed hard in the air in defence but was overwhelmed.
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2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

2 NEAFL One of the Giants best in their loss to Brisbane.
3 NEAFL Held down key defensive role, probably the best for GWS.
4 NEAFL Played a solid defensive game for the Giants.
5 WB Late inclusion. Kicked the first goal and did a few good things. 4
12 NEAFL OK at times. Had a few good moments.
13 NEAFL Second game back from injury. OK without starring.
14 NEAFL OK at times but was quiet for long periods.
15 NEAFL Did well opposed to Josh Fraser and kicked a goal.
16 NEAFL OK in patches in Giants win.
17 Frem Showed plenty. Took strong marks, kicked a goal and looked dangerous. 6
18 Coll Had his hands full with Dawes, but used the ball well when he had it. 6
19 NEAFL Contributed well early but drifted in and out.
21 NEAFL Put in a fine display on his home ground.