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Big Ben strikes

Ben Griffiths has revealed a return to football fundamentals was the catalyst for him producing the best performance of his seven-season AFL career with Richmond, against Sydney at the MCG last Saturday night.

4:53pm  May 18, 2016

Key forwards to face tests, as Astbury misses

Richmond tall forwards, Ty Vickery and Ben Griffiths will both undergo concussion tests this week, following the Tigers’ first NAB Challenge match against Fremantle last Friday.

10:45am  Feb 23, 2016

It’s big Ben time

Talented Tiger ‘tall’ Ben Griffiths is determined to take his game to another level in 2016, which is why he’s embracing every challenge confronting him during this pre-season period.

12:23pm  Dec 17, 2015

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Mark Of The Year: Ben Griffiths

12:05pm  Jun 14, 2016

Round 11: Griffiths goes down

9:58pm  Jun 3, 2016

Round 8: Griffiths kicks five

6:01am  May 15, 2016

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Ben
Griffiths

Height
200 cm
DOB
17-09-1991
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2016
8
Career
56
Goals
2016
10
Career
38
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
516
Avg
64
BenGriffiths

Player Bio

After establishing himself as a regular in the senior team in 2014, the key forward battled injuries last year and played just 13 games.

When available, he was a key target in a three-pronged forward line, but finger and shoulder injuries sidelined him for eight of nine games leading into finals.

His ability to support Ivan Maric in the ruck makes him a valuable asset.

Draft history: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Richmond) No. 19 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 11.1
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 7.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 64.5

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Handballs 8 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Disposals 20 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Marks 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12
Hit-outs 15 Fremantle Rd 9
Tackles 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12
Goals 5 Sydney Swans Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 116 Sydney Swans Rd 8

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 92 - 83 6 4 10 4 7 0 1 1 0 0 46
2 Collingwood L 87 - 86 2 4 6 1 7 1 0 3 0 0 37
3 Adelaide Crows L 92 - 128 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 West Coast Eagles L 125 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Melbourne L 129 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 59 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn L 90 - 136 5 3 8 4 7 2 1 3 1 1 58
8 Sydney Swans W 101 - 100 12 8 20 7 1 2 1 3 5 1 116
9 Fremantle W 45 - 83 4 3 7 3 15 2 1 2 1 1 56
10 Essendon W 67 - 105 6 4 10 5 8 1 0 0 1 2 58
11 North Melbourne L 124 - 54 5 7 12 2 6 1 0 1 0 0 46
12 Gold Coast Suns W 114 - 97 9 7 16 8 5 0 0 4 2 1 99
14 Brisbane Lions W 117 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 7 49 40 89 34 56 9 4 17 10 6 516

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 56
    • Kicks 5.4
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 8.8
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 4.6
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 48.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2015
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 9, 2012
Disposals 20 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2016
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2015
Hit-outs 19 Western Bulldogs Rd 3, 2014
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 9, 2014
Goals 5 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2016
AFL Fantasy 116 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Richmond 49 40 89 34 56 9 4 17 10 6 516
2015 Richmond 85 41 126 59 72 12 10 23 12 14 746
2014 Richmond 101 43 144 71 120 10 23 44 12 15 926
2013 Richmond 3 3 6 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 32
2012 Richmond 41 42 83 21 1 3 6 9 0 0 292
2011 Richmond 15 11 26 12 10 1 3 3 1 4 127
2010 Richmond 8 11 19 4 0 3 1 6 3 0 100

Legend

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Kicks
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Disposals
M
Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
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Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points

Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for: being a good bloke

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL): Hawthorn – Rd 10, 2012

Most admired player at another club: Lance Franklin

Favourite ground to play on: MCG

Best part about training: Bag jumps on the coach

Weights or running: Weights

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year: Mark

Which skill do you need to most work on: spoiling

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final: we kick a goal from outside 50

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012: Lance Franklin

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse: -

Favourite meal the night before a game: Pasta/stir fry combo

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game: -

One thing you would change about the world: poverty

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game: PS3

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish: Gibson Turner - toast

Your favourite line from a movie: -

What’s your favourite dance move: -

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia: North Queensland

Where would you recommend visiting within your state: Sandy Point