Sam NAISMITH

#35   Sydney Swans

Age: 26yr 8mth Games: 28 Born: Jul 16, 2020
Height: 206cm Weight: 105kg Position:

2017 Digest:   One of the finds of 2016. Had surgery on his left shoulder over summer but saw some action in JLT and will start as No.1 ruck.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Port Monster ruckman did some good stuff but was shaded by Ryder in the one-on-one match-up. 4
2 WB Got side off to a flyer with ruck dominance. Won nine hit-outs to advantage, six clearances and laid five tackles. 6
3 Coll Big ruckman not as good as previous weeks and well beaten on the night by Grundy. Seven hit-outs to advantage. 2
4 NEAFL Bye.
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7 Bris Imposed himself physically in opening exchanges but Martin got the better of the ruck duels. 4
8 NM Couldn’t counter Goldstein’s ruck ascendancy or his productive work around the ground. 4
9   Knee.  
10   Knee.  
11   Knee.  
12 WB Took over the No.1 ruck duties and effort top shelf despite had to carry around a seriously questionable hair style. 6
13 Rich Struggled but was at least able to stop Nankervis from dominating the game. At one stage got out-marked by a midfielder. 4
14 Ess Surely he didn’t pay for his haircut. Fair in the ruck and didn’t do much around the ground. 4
15 Melb More than matched Gawn in ruck which gave Swans midfielders a real boost. Had an impact. 7
16 GCS Had his colours lowered in the ruck battle against Jarrod Witts. Not his best night. 4
17 GWS Tight battle with Mumford, but neither ruckman had a telling impact on the game. 45 hitouts. 6
18 StK Okay around the ground, but well beaten by Longer in ruck duels. 5
19 Haw Struggled during the second half with a knee complaint, 21 hit outs. 5
20   Abdomen.  
21   Abdomen.  
22   Abdomen.  
23   Abdomen.  
EF Ess Looks like an old style “Moonshiner”. Provided a presence in the ruck and comprehensively outplayed Bellchambers. 7
SF Geel Looked as confused as a homeless man on house arrest. Gave the side donuts in any phase. 2

2016 Season

1   Rested.  
2   Groin.  
3   Groin.  
4   Hand.  
5 NEAFL Battled to have an impact. Just four touches.
6 NEAFL Impressed with his workrate for a big man in the wet.
7 NEAFL The best of the Swans ruckmen opposed to Nicholls. 19 hit-outs.
8 NEAFL Height proved tough to contend with when in attack. Three goals and 28 hit-outs.
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL Not a big impact around the ground but 31 hit-outs to give first use.
11 NEAFL Swans’ main ruckman with 36 hit-outs and got a bit of ball around ground.
12 NEAFL Most prolific ruckman out on the ground with 43 hit-outs and two goals.
13 NEAFL Controlled the ruck to give midfielders first use and worked hard around ground.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL Impressed in the ruck with 36 hit-outs. Laid nine tackles and chipped in with two goals.
16 Geel Young ruckman looks like a Viking. One kick, no marks. 1
17 Haw Mixed good and bad but certainly gave something to the effort – 11 hit-outs to ad. 5
18 Carl Played with a great deal of confidence in the ruck (31 hit-outs) and laid seven tackles. 6
19 Frem Broke even in the ruck. 5
20 Port Held his own against Trengove in ruck and looks to be a nice up and coming ruck. 6
21 StK Still learning the trade as a big man. 4
22 NM Competed hard against Goldstein in the ruck. Needed to do more around the ground. 5
23 Rich Rucked well – eight of his 16 hit-outs were to advantage. 4
QF GWS Took greater ruck load when Tippett was off – 19 hit-outs, but Mumford had his measure. 4
SF Adel Battled hard in ruck duels against Jacobs and did enough to allow midfield to assume control. 6
PF Geel Big young bloke was the lead ruckman. Nothing fancy but honest. Tackling excellent. 5
GF WB First quarter he looked like Gary Dempsey. Influence less in second half. 6

2015 Season

1    
2 NEAFL Strong start to season with three goals, 29 hitouts.
3 NEAFL Kicked a goal and spent time in ruck.
4 NEAFL Starred in attack with five goals. Dangerous all afternoon.
5   Senior emergency.  
6 NEAFL Started forward then went into ruck. Kicked 2.2.
7 NEAFL Kicked three goals to go with 26 hitouts in ruck.
8 NEAFL Bye.
9 NEAFL Rucked alongside Derickx and controlled the hitouts.
10   Groin.  
11   Groin.  
12   Groin.  
13   Groin.  
14   Groin.  
15   Groin.  
16   Groin.  
17   Groin.  
18 NEAFL Only played the second half but made an impact in ruck.
19 NEAFL Bye.
20   Groin.  
21   Groin.  
22   Groin.  
23   Groin.  
QF   Groin.  
SF   Groin.  

2014 Season

1 PM Rotated through the ruck and battled hard.
2 NEAFL Best big man on the ground in the ruck.
3 NEAFL Battled well against four rucks for UWS. 27 hitouts.
4 NEAFL Dominant in the ruck in a big win.
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10   Knee.  
11 NEAFL Played forward, looked dangerous, kicked three.
12 NEAFL Quiet.
13 NEAFL Rarely sighted, needs to lift.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL Looked good early, drifted out.
16 NEAFL Did some good things in the ruck
17 NEAFL Best game for the club. Standout performance.
18 NEAFL Kicked three goals to continue upswing in form.
19 NEAFL Kicked a goal, won 11 hit outs, but only two disposals.
20 NEAFL Tried hard all day and impressed at stages.
21 NEAFL Great day with three goals and 27 hit outs.
22 NEAFL Hitting a rich vein of form. One of Swans’ best.
23 Rich Outclassed by Maric on debut, used his size to pull off some nice tap work. 4
QF NEAFL Dominated in the air. 48 hitouts and laid 11 tackles.
SF NEAFL Again the dominant ruckman on the ground. 45 hitouts.
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

1   Thumb.  
2   Hand.  
3   Thumb.  
4   Thumb.  
5   Thumb.  
6   Thumb.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10   Knee.  
11   Knee.  
12   Knee.  
13   Thumb.  
14   Thumb.  
15   Knee.  
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21 NEAFL Returned from injury and did well up forward.
22 NEAFL Bye.
23 NEAFL Rucked well, kicked two late goals and marked strongly.
QF    
SF VFL Rucked and kicked a late goal to cap off Swans premiership win.
PF    
GF