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The awesome threesome

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has detailed the importance to the team’s structure of talented, tall forward trio Jack Riewoldt, Ty Vickery and Ben Griffiths.

11:46am  Jun 30, 2015

Forward trio can improve

Richmond key forward Ben Griffiths believes the Tigers' three-pronged attack can play better than it did against Fremantle two weeks ago.

2:50pm  Jun 16, 2015

Griffiths growing in confidence

Emerging Tiger tall forward Ben Griffiths showed encouraging signs in Saturday night’s Dreamtime win against Essendon that he’s not far away from hitting his straps following recent further injury setbacks.

10:56am  Jun 3, 2015

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Ben
Griffiths

Height
200 cm
DOB
17-09-1991
Weight
102 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
11
Career
46
Goals
2015
12
Career
28
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
653
Avg
59
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 11
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 3.3
    • Disposals 10.3
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 5.5
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 59.4

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 Port Adelaide Rd 8
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 5 77 36 113 53 61 10 10 17 12 10 653

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 46
    • Kicks 5.3
    • Handballs 3.2
    • Disposals 8.5
    • Marks 3.6
    • 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 77 36 113 53 61 10 10 17 12 10 653
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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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