Luke RUSSELL

#8  

Age: 27yr 7mth Games: 73 Born: Jan 24, 2021
Height: 185cm Weight: 85kg Position: FWD/MID

2016 Digest:   Started 2015 in the NEAFL but worked his way back into the best 22 to be a consistent player for most of the season. Again has worked hard over summer to give himself the best opportunity to be a regular again.

2016 NAB Cup:   A bit part player in two matches then had a run with the reserves against Southport. On the fringes.

2016 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1   Played in NEAFL trial against Brisbane.  
2   Senior emergency.  
3 NEAFL Huge first term but dropped off a touch thereafter. Still ended with 27 disposals.
4 NEAFL Relished the service provided in midfield to be among the Suns best.
5 NM Horror return to the side. Just could not get involved. 1
6 NEAFL Bye.
7 NEAFL OK with 26 touches and a goal but not banging the door down.
8 NEAFL Won a truckload of ball in midfield battle against the tide but injured late.
9 Adel Struggled to get involved. 3
10 WCE Won’t enjoy the replay of him missing a simple shot for goal. 3
11 NEAFL Hard worker in horrible conditions. 22 possessions a good return.
12 NEAFL In and out of the game in midfield rotation.
13 NEAFL Bye.
14   Toe.  
15   Toe.  
16   Toe.  
17   Toe.  
18   Toe.  
19   Toe.  
20   Toe.  
21   Toe.  
22   Toe.  
23   Toe.  

2015 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1    
2   Senior emergency.  
3 NEAFL Hard worker in midfield. 28 possessions.
4 NEAFL Toiled away in the middle for his 23 touches.
5 NEAFL Toiled away in midfield to end with 24 hard-fought touches.
6 Adel Switched between midfield and defence and did what was asked. 4
7   Ill.  
8 Coll Sub. On in third term and had five touches. 1
9 Haw Lively at start then fell out of the picture. 5
10 Syd Ran hard all night and was serviceable. 4
11 Frem Worked hard to counter opposition’s dangerous runners. 6
13 Carl Started OK but faded. Got to win more ball than he does. 3
14 NM Vital role keeping Hansen accountable and did it well. Booted a goal. 6
15   Finger.  
16   Finger.  
17 Adel Rotated through the midfield and pinched a goal up forward. 6
18 WCE Missed some opportunities, but was OK. 4
19 Bris Minimal impact. 5
20 Rich Hardly sighted. Had enough chances but career appears to have stalled. 3
21 Ess Booted a goal but did not feature a lot. 3
22 Port Copped a massive hit and subbed to end a quiet night. 2
23 Syd Sub. On early to replace Broughton and unobtrusive for three quarters. 3

2014 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 PM Did well in the midfield for the Suns reserves.
2 NEAFL Worked hard on the inside but didn’t have an impact.
3 Bris Gave his opponent a bit too much space but tried hard. 4
4 Haw Quiet and subbed off at half time. 1
5 Melb Aggressive at man and ball but didn’t win enough ball to hurt Demons. 2
6 GWS Defensive role across half forward and did OK. 4
7 NM Sub. On for Nicholls in the third term and only had a handful of touches. 1
9 StK Played forward and had an impact. 21 touches and a goal a good return. 7
10 WB Kicked two goals which were handy in his role at half forward. 6
11 Adel Little impact across half forward. 3
12 Syd Played up forward and was handy in attack with Smith tailing him. 5
13 WCE Not a big say in game. 3
14 Geel Sub. Two goals as was the desired result after coming on in two stints. 4
15 Haw Didn’t figure strongly. 3
16 NEAFL Responded well to AFL axe and continued to try hard.
17 NEAFL Suns’ best and was effective in tight and in open space.
18 Bris Worked into the match after nil impact in first half. 4
19   Hip.  
20   Hip.  
21   Hip.  
22   Hip.  
23   Hip.  
QF    
SF    
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 StK Kicked a couple of important goals and pressured well. 5
2 Syd Outsized and outclassed by the Swans' key defenders, although his pressure was OK. 4
3 Bris Has an impact in last quarter when subbed into match. 3
4 Port Two horror turnovers with his first two touches, and didn't really get better. 3
5   Senior emergency.  
6 NEAFL Didn’t set the world on fire. Needs to string performances together.
7 NEAFL Bye.
8 WB Good impact as sub during second half. 4
9 Haw Sub came on at start of third term and had a real impact. 5
10 Geel Solid playing a role on a wing at times. Kicked a goal and had five inside-50s. 7
11 NM Probably his best game for the club and kicked two goals. 7
12 Ess Used at half forward and was Ok without playing a major role. 5
14   Hip.  
15 Bris No real impact. 4
16 Rich Mopped up well at times in defence and competed hard in one-on-ones. 6
17 Coll Snuck under the radar to get plenty of the footy. 5
18 Carl Went about his business with little fuss and played his role. 6
19 WCE In defence on Hams at first and had a solid day. 5
20 Melb Handy contributor. 5
21 Port Had the run with role on Hamish Hartlett and was OK. 6
22 StK Bobbed up occasionally but not a huge game. 3
23 GWS Run hard up and down the wing all day. 5
QF    
SF    
PF    
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Adel Couple of poor decisions marred an OK contribution. 4
2 StK Showed a bit despite heavy loss. Attack on footy good. 6
3 Ess Did not have a huge influence on the match. 3
4 Bris So-so. 4
5 NM Substitute gathered 10 touches in second half and kicked a nice goal. 4
6 Frem Ran hard all night and is starting to look far more comfortable. 6
7 GWS Very useful taking 10 marks and used the ball to his team mates’ advantage. 6
8 WB Tackled well at times to go with his 14 possessions. 5
10 Coll Showed desperation unlike a couple of older teammates. Can hold head high. 6
11 StK Not a factor despite 14 possessions. 3
12 NM Ran hard all night and did what was asked of him. 5
16 NEAFL Not a big day at the office.
17 Bris Provided good run in his return from injury. 5
18 Syd Copped a heavy knock early on but soldiered on. 5
19 Melb Only 5 disp first half then crunched by Tapscott in final term. Kept battling. 5