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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

Tall Tiger eyes 2015 return

Talented Richmond key forward Ben Griffiths has his sights set on playing again this season following surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in the ring finger on his left hand.

12:25pm  Aug 5, 2015

Surgery for Griffiths, Ellis

Richmond key forward Ben Griffiths and young midfielder Corey Ellis are both set for stints on the sidelines through injury.

4:38pm  Jul 28, 2015

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Ben
Griffiths

Height
200 cm
DOB
17-09-1991
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
13
Career
48
Goals
2015
12
Career
28
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
746
Avg
57
BenGriffiths

Player Bio

After reinvigorating his career as a key defender in 2012, Griffiths managed only one AFL game in 2013. The 200cm Tiger spent the majority of the year in the VFL where he was used both forward and in defence. A booming kick who can open up space on his opponent, Richmond is keen for him to cement himself as a tall forward.

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 3.2
    • Disposals 9.7
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 5.5
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 57.4

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Handballs 8 Sydney Swans Rd 13
Disposals 19 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Hit-outs 12 Western Bulldogs Rd 2
Tackles 5 Fremantle Rd 17
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 107 Brisbane Lions Rd 3

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 78 - 105 8 4 12 6 4 2 1 0 3 1 72
2 Western Bulldogs L 66 - 85 9 4 13 7 12 0 0 2 1 1 83
3 Brisbane Lions W 58 - 137 14 5 19 10 6 1 0 1 2 2 107
4 Melbourne L 51 - 83 5 3 8 3 7 2 1 2 1 2 52
5 Geelong Cats L 76 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 North Melbourne L 109 - 74 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
7 Collingwood W 105 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide W 43 - 76 8 3 11 5 4 2 1 5 1 0 74
9 Essendon W 72 - 59 9 2 11 6 6 0 3 2 1 0 60
10 Fremantle W 70 - 97 8 1 9 3 4 1 1 0 2 2 51
12 West Coast Eagles L 70 - 90 5 3 8 4 6 1 0 2 1 0 54
13 Sydney Swans W 77 - 95 4 8 12 3 10 0 3 2 0 0 46
14 GWS Giants W 78 - 69 5 1 6 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 38
15 Carlton W 71 - 41 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 St Kilda W 73 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Fremantle L 78 - 82 5 4 9 3 7 2 0 5 0 2 63
18 Hawthorn W 53 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Gold Coast Suns W 138 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood W 56 - 147 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon W 47 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne W 108 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 North Melbourne L 88 - 105 3 1 4 3 4 0 0 1 0 2 30
TOTAL W: 15 - L: 8 85 41 126 59 72 12 10 23 12 14 746

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 48
    • Kicks 5.3
    • Handballs 3.1
    • Disposals 8.4
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 4.2
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 46.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2015
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 9, 2012
Disposals 19 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2015
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2015
Hit-outs 19 Western Bulldogs Rd 3, 2014
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 9, 2014
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 1, 2015
AFL Fantasy 107 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
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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Hit-outs
FF
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Frees Against
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Goals
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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