Zac SMITH

#9   Geelong

Age: 29yr 1mth Games: 109 Born: Feb 22, 2021
Height: 206cm Weight: 105kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Pre-season form suggests he’s ready to go. Moving well and has benefitted from plenty of pre-season game time.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1    
2   Soreness.  
3 Melb Started brightly and kicked a key goal from a mark in final term. Reasonable effort for first game of the season without starring. 4
4 Haw Ruckman did his job without setting the world on fire. Only four effective disposals but got back to help defence. 4
5 StK Nil-all draw with Longer; 10 hit-outs to advantage and not involved enough around ground to influence flow. 4
6 Coll Didn’t have a kick in the first half. Tried to lift in third term but had zero influence on the flow of the game. Didn’t take a mark. 1
7   Senior emergency.  
8 Ess Effort was there but he just doesn’t have the impact a player of his size should. Took one mark for the night. 2
9 WB No. 1 ruck option had best game of career highlighted by 15 hit-outs to advantage, eight clearances and 24 disposals. 8
10 Port Battled hard against in-form Ryder. Effort was first class for second week in a row; 13 disposals, four clearances. 6
11 Adel Big man took the fight to Jacobs in what was a key match-up in context of game. Work ethic all night was superb. 7
12   Bye.  
13 WCE Beaten by Vardy and fumbled his way through the night. Beaten by Vardy in a lot of the stoppages. 4
14   Senior emergency.  
15 GWS Effort was superb. Stats not huge but provided presence around the ball. Effort like that makes him the No.1 ruck role. 7
16 Bris Sound in the ruck but more influential in general play where he had the better of Martin. 7
17 Haw Great battle against McEvoy. Didn’t star but certainly held his own with some presence around the ball. 6
18 Adel Beaten by Jacobs but couldn’t question his raw effort despite the fact well beaten. Pressure on him all the time. 4
19 Carl Gave great effort all night and was a key player. When he has sole responsibility in the ruck he plays his best. 7
20 Syd In beaten side he played well. Effort was first class, had 10 hit-outs to advantage, seven clearances and 16 disposals. 7
21 Rich Battled well against Nankervis and Soldo. 13 disposals and 33 hit outs. Has found some solid form late in the season. 6
22 Coll Tried hard but probably outpointed in the ruck by Cox. Has to mark the ball better than he does. Did not take a mark. 4
23 GWS Battled hard against Mumford and was strong. Got back to help out in defence and rucked brilliantly. 7
QF Rich Big lug rucked against Nankervis. Had no impact on the game whatsoever. Has to London Fog and lift. 4
SF Syd As plain as a Bulgarian pin-up but lifted to be more of a Venezuelan arrangement. Great effort and first half huge. 7
PF Adel Hammered early by Jacobs. When he gets challenged in big games he’s got to find ways to lift. 2

2016 Season

1 Haw Three first-half goals were superb. Tired in second half but bright debut for Cats. 6
2 GWS Well beaten by Mumford and lowered his colours. Two marks but unlike previous week no goals. 3
3 Bris Nine hit-outs to advantage and held his own against Martin. Played well without starring. 6
4 Ess One great mark early in game but didn’t have a hit-out to advantage. Three kicks. 3
5 Port Struggled to get involved around the ground early but much better in second half. 5
6 GCS Currie took it up to him in the ruck but he looked more dangerous around the ground. One goal. 6
7 WCE Took game to Naitanui and Lycett. Didn’t star but at least nullified opponents’ influence. 4
8 Adel Great effort against Jacobs – 14 hit-outs to advantage and nice work around ground. 7
9 Coll Work-rate good but not much went right. Influence at stoppages down on previous weeks. 5
10 Carl Busted his boiler for the team but some thing didn’t come off. One nice snap goal. 4
11 GWS Huge game. Led clearances with 10, kicked a goal and laid four tackles to outpoint Mumford. 8
12 NM Added Goldstein to his list of scalps with another fine display. Hit purple patch. 8
13 WB Not as good as previous weeks but offered something to the effort. 5
14 StK After big month he struggled to influence after a half time. Looked dangerous early. 5
16 Syd Took a couple of marks up forward in second term but effort petered out after that. 4
17 Frem Two goals a very handy contribution, including a clutch goal in final term. 6
18   Soreness.  
19 WB Got back to help defence when he could and had nine hit-outs to advantage. 6
20 Ess Real quiet one. One kick and seven hit-outs to advantage his only contribution. 2
21 Rich Dangerous early but in the end was beaten by Hampson. One goal, three marks. 4
22 Bris Quiet one. Well beaten by Martin and struggled around ground. One mark. 2
23 Melb Didn’t allow Gawn to dominate but subdued himself for third week in a row. 4
QF Haw Quiet one apart from a brief period early in third term. One mark. 3
PF Syd Failed to take a mark and had one effective disposal. 0

2015 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Melb Jamar had his measure at centre bounces at times. Handy but can be better. 5
2 StK Dominated ruck battle early but then Longer fought back 5
3 Geel Had better of Stanley in the ruck and had 11 hit-outs to advantage. 7
4 GWS Outbodied by Mumford and needs to get some aggression into his game. 4
5 NEAFL Even duel with Leuenberger in ruck.
6 Adel Subbed out after very little impact. Form is concerning. 2
7 WCE Had no impact on the game. 3
8 NEAFL Good in ruck duels (34 hitouts) but did little else.
9 NEAFL Better outing than he has been having recently in ruck.
10 NEAFL Best game this season. 17 disp, two goals and 29 hitouts.
11 NEAFL Good again with 32 hitouts and 22 possessions.
12 NEAFL Bye.
13 NEAFL Had the better of duel with Smith in ruck. 27 possessions too.
14 NEAFL Controlled the ruck to give midfielders first use. 39 hitouts.
15 NEAFL Dominant big man on ground. 21 touches, 27 hitouts, three goals.
16 GWS Thrust into leading ruck role and was quite good. Booted a goal. 6
17 Adel Outgunned in the ruck by Jacobs. 5
18 NEAFL Big ruck game with 46 hitouts, 15 touches and a goal.
19 NEAFL Even ruck duel with Archie Smith but added two goals in attack.
20 NEAFL Good early but struggled around stoppages in second half
21 Ess Looks devoid of confidence. 3
22 Port Showed some positive signs and competed well. 5
23 Syd Hardly sighted in first half. Did lift slightly after main break but disappointing. 4

2014 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9 StK Giant made a solid return in the ruck and broke even with Longer. 5
10 WB Beaten in the ruck duels by Minson but did some good things around the ground. 5
11 Adel Dominated the hit-outs with 29. 6
12 Syd Got the better of the ruck duel with Derickx. 7
13 WCE Battled along in the ruck against Naitanui. 4
14 Geel Athleticism caused McIntosh all sorts of trouble. Solid all night. 5
15 Haw Rucked capably against Hale and co. 4
16 Coll Virtually rucked all night on his own. Beaten in hit-outs but fought on hard. 4
17 WB Shaded in the ruck by Minson who was one-out. Spent time forward. 6
18 Bris Looked disinterested at times. Injury saved him from further embarrassment. 1
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  
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2013 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 StK Big bloke toiled hard. Dropped a couple of “puds” however. 4
2 Syd Entertaining duel with Mumford, winning a foot race for a goal in the final term. 6
3 Bris He needs to have more of an aerial impact and use the footy better. 4
4 Port Trialled up forward but needs to attack the contest more. 4
5 GWS Big bloke started strongly and helped set up the win. Good skills. 7
6 Frem Rucked the majority of the night and was shaded by Griffin. 4
7 Melb Smashed Spencer in the ruck and around the ground. Back to his 2011 form. 8
8 WB Went off at half time with a knee injury. 1
9   Knee.  
10   Knee.  
11   Knee.  
12   Knee.  
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15   Knee.  
16   Knee  
17   Knee  
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  
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2012 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Adel Found the going tough against Jacobs. Kicked a late goal. 4
2 StK Battled away and seven of his 26 hit-outs were to advantage. Tried hard. 5
3 Ess Had a tough night against Bellchambers but didn’t stop going. 4
4 Bris Tried hard but found Hudson a tough opponent. 6
5 NM 27 hit-outs but beaten by McIntosh and managed only six disposals. 3
6 Frem Started to show a bit more of the form we saw last year. 5
7 GWS Won plenty of hitouts but overshadowed by the performance of Giles. 3
8 WB Lowered his colors to Minson in the ruck but worked hard. 5
9 Port Beaten in the ruck by Renouf and only the nine touches. 4
10 NEAFL Toiled hard in the ruck against Seaby. Manful effort.
11 NEAFL Showing some signs of rediscovering last year’s form.
12 NM Much better signs. Rucked well and got his hands on the footy. 5
14 WCE Beaten in the ruck. Found it tough against quality opposition. 4
15 Geel Had the better of Simpson and his effort was a highlight for the coach. 7
16 Rich Broke even in the ruck against Graham. 5
17 Bris Rucked for majority of the night and held his own against Hudson. 6
18 Syd Kicked two goals, but was monstered in ruck around the ground. 4
19 Melb Going OK before injured just before half time and day was done. 3