#12   Brisbane

Age: 32yr 12mth Games: 137 Born: Nov 17, 2020
Height: 199cm Weight: 100kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Key ruckman has been nursed through the pre-season in order to ensure he’s right for the opener.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 GCS Had the better of Witts around the ground, although the ruck battle was closely fought out. 7
2 Ess Massive third term when he had three centre clearances and 15 hit outs to spark the Lions gallant fightback. 7
3 StK Got the better of matchup with Hickey in the ruck. Gave great service at stoppages and followed up at ground level. 8
4 Rich Dominated the ruck, with more than 50 hit-outs, often giving his teammates first use of the ball. 7
5 WB Rucked brilliantly all day and one of the reasons why the side was able to match the Dogs throughout. 8
6 Port Good battle with Ryder though let himself down with sloppy disposal. 6
7 Syd Lowered colors to Swans big men early, but then fought back to get the upperhand. Ran the game out strongly. 7
8 Haw Dominated with 63 hit outs but didn’t give his usual output around the ground. Only one mark and 13 disposals. 7
9 Adel Did his bit by taking it up to Jacobs in the ruck but could have been more effective in general play. 5
10 Coll Beaten in the ruck by Grundy. Tried hard but fumbled marks and didn’t make presence felt around the ball. 5
11   Bye.  
12 Frem Played a leading role in helping the Lions win the centre clearances, 17-10. Also outclassed Griffin in general play. 7
13 Port Well beaten in the ruck, lacked a spring in his jump to compete against Paddy Ryder. 5
14 GWS Workman like effort and again his ‘in general play’ work was better than his opponent’s. 6
15 Ess Strong finish to the game after good ruck battle with Bellchambers. 6
16 Geel Solid in the ruck but outplayed in general play by Smith. 6
17 Rich Broke even in ruck duels with Tiger talls. Got a bit of the ball, but not his best. 6
18 Carl Not only had the better of Kreuzer, but his work in general play (19 disposals) was notable. 7
19 WCE Did a good job in the ruck. Won the majority if hit-outs and contested well. 7
20 WB Won the ruck duel but not that influential in general play. 5
21 GCS May have broken even in hit-outs but showed his worth in general play with 23 disposals. 7
22 Melb Beat Gawn in the ruck and was a key to helping the side get the ball moving out of the centre. 7
23 NM He and Goldstein virtually cancelled each other out in ruck battle. 5

2016 Season

1 WCE Couldn’t stop Naitanui’s ruckwork but did pretty well as a ball winner. 6
2 NM Broke even with Goldstein, which is no mean feat. 5
3 Geel Ten hit-outs to advantage and battled hard but rarely hurt the Cats. 5
4 GCS Having a major say until flattened by May before half time. Didn’t return. 4
5 WB OK in ruck but not at his typical high standard after concussion last week. 6
6 Syd Brought down with friendly in second term. Lone hand in the ruck, as usual. 6
7 Port Won the hit-outs 51–14, but lost the clearances 13–6. 8
8 Coll Put some midfield teammates to shame with his desire to chase. Big effort. 7
9 Melb Didn’t influence the game in the ruck or up forward. Just struggling at the moment. 4
10 Haw Ruck work was OK, but had no influence around the ground. 3
11 Carl With West gave Lions first use out of the middle. Eight marks. 7
12 Frem Looks a shadow of his best post concussion, not in sync with dual ruck set-up. 2
13 WCE Never gave up and dominated the ruck work with a massive 52 hit-outs. 7
14 Rich Hampson had his measure early but gradually got on top around the ground to play a good role. 7
16 GCS Competed well in the ruck and worked hard around the ground. 6
17 GWS Broke even with Mumford in the hit outs and slightly more damaging in general play. 6
18 Ess Got the upper hand on old teammate Leuenberger in ruck and influential around ground. 7
19   Rested.  
20   Soreness.  
21 Carl Solid in the ruck but possibly a little down in general play on his usual standards. 4
22 Geel Great effort. Beat Smith and worked hard to be an option around ground. 7
23 StK Holmes had edge over him in ruck contests but he outpointed Saint in general play. 6

2015 Season

1 Coll Things didn’t fall his way against the combative Magpie ruckman. 4
2 NM Started in attack on Tippett. Shouldered ruck load and battled along. 6
3 Rich Sound effort marred by an across ground kick which resulted in a Richmond goal. 6
4 WCE Big solo effort in the ruck. Put in around the ground as well. 7
5 GCS Dominated the ruck battle and worked hard around the ground. 6
6 Carl Battled away in ruck and in the end was a key with his centre ruck work. 7
7 Port Tireless. Not only had 27 hit-outs but also had 24 disposals. 7
8 Ess Shouldered main ruck duties and competed hard all day. 6
9 StK Another huge effort. Brilliant in ruck and in general play. 8
10 GWS Beaten by Mumford in ruck, but still had an impact. 38 hitouts, 15 possessions. 6
12 WB Plenty of disposals around ground and outran opposing rucks. 7
13 Adel Really gave the Lions something to aim for across half forward. 8
14   Suspended.  
15   Suspended.  
16 Melb Made mistakes and failed to match Gawn when in the ruck. 4
17 NM Lion-hearted effort rucking in tandem against Goldstein. 7
18 Geel Got the better of Blicavs in ruck duel, especially after Leuenberger went down. 7
19 GCS Powerhouse, lone-hand performance in the ruck. 8
20 Carl Got the better of Kreuzer in the air and in general play. 8
21 Adel Lions must do what they can to keep him, their best big man in ruck. 8
22 Haw Climbed over Hale and McEvoy early in ruck then was solid after that. 7
23 WB With 50 hit outs and 32 disposals, worth three Brownlow votes. 9

2014 Season

1   Back.  
2   Back.  
3   Back.  
4   Back.  
5   Back.  
6   Back.  
7   Back.  
8   Back.  
9 NEAFL Started slowly but worked his way into the game in first game back.
10 NEAFL Bye.
11 NEAFL Had a pretty big influence on the game in his second game back.
12 WB Minson dominated early, but from there the former Dee took over. Great effort. 7
13 GWS Battled on gamely in trying to give Mumford a contest in ruck. 5
14 Frem Valiant in ruck against insurmountable Sandilands. 5
15 NM Battled hard and although lost the hit-outs proved effect in general play. 6
16 Rich Work-rate first class but finishing let him down – eight hit-outs to advantage. 5
17 WCE Did his best work in general play and his presence was noted. 7
18 GCS Found going easier once Smith departed, and midfielders feasted on his work. 7
19 Melb On fire in first term and even though he slow a bit continued his super form. 7
20 Adel Showed up midfielders with 26 disposals. Huge effort. 7
21 Coll Humungus effort for a ruckman – 26 of his touches were handballs. 9
22 Frem Big effort on Sandilands and made presence known in general play as well. 7
23 Geel Massive again. Team-high disposal count and easily won the ruck battle. 8

2013 Season

1 WB Couple of nice efforts but few and far between. 7
2 Adel Kicked a couple of goals and handy when in the middle. 5
3 GCS Kicked an early goal, but subbed off in third quarter. 3
4 NM Shot at goal in last quarter was an absolute shocker. 3
5   Ankle.  
6   Ankle.  
7   Ankle.  
8 NEAFL Played forward, kicked two goals, and worked hard all day.
9   Ankle.  
10   Ankle.  
11   Ankle.  
12   Ankle.  
13   Ankle.  
14   Ankle.  
15   Ankle.  
16   Hamstring.  
17   Hamstring.  
18   Hamstring.  
19 NEAFL Highly impressive return from injury.
20 Rich Not a good day for the back-up ruckman, well beaten around ground. 3
21   Hamstring.  
22 NEAFL Bye.
23   Hamstring.  

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Bris Not able to influence play be it forward or ruck – eight possessions. 2
3 Rich Horrible day. Subbed off after seven disposals. 1
7 VFL Worked into the game well after a slow start.
11 VFL Did well in the ruck and forward. Influential early.
13 VFL Impressed at times with his athleticism. Not far off.
14 Bris Good return to the side with 20 hitouts to go with 21 possessions. 7
15 Rich Kicked two goals but decision making and ability to hit targets let him down. 5
16 Frem Two first quarter goals but then had to ruck when Jamar went off. OK. 5
17 Port Promising start with a goal. Has the talent but drifted out of game. 4
18 NM Highlight was a strong, contested grab up forward in the second term. 4