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Tigers good as goal

Increased strike-power up forward, shapes as a key factor in Richmond’s quest to take the next step in season 2015.

11:00am  Oct 29, 2014

Griffiths emerges from the ruck

A heavy emphasis on contested-ball work throughout the last pre-season, was the catalyst for talented Tiger ‘tall’, Ben Griffiths, producing the best football of his five-year AFL career in 2014.

10:50am  Oct 9, 2014

Hardwick hails big Ben

Although talented ‘tall’, Ben Griffiths, won Richmond’s Most Improved Player award at this week’s 2014 Jack Dyer Medal presentation night, his coach, Damien Hardwick, is genuinely excited about the scope he has for further significant development in his AFL career.

4:51pm  Oct 2, 2014

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Tigers' close shave

4:00pm  Oct 31, 2014

JDM 2014: Richo and Griffiths

6:00am  Oct 9, 2014

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Ben
Griffiths

Height
200 cm
DOB
17-09-1991
Weight
102 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
16
Career
35
Goals
2014
12
Career
16
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
926
Avg
58
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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 2.7
    • Disposals 9.0
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 7.5
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 57.9

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Essendon Rd 20
Handballs 5 Essendon Rd 20
Disposals 15 Essendon Rd 20
Marks 8 Essendon Rd 20
Hit-outs 19 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 9
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 88 Western Bulldogs Rd 3

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 87 - 69 7 3 10 5 2 1 0 5 1 2 73
2 Carlton W 98 - 86 8 3 11 7 7 1 5 5 1 1 71
3 Western Bulldogs L 100 - 98 7 3 10 4 19 1 1 5 2 0 88
4 Collingwood L 72 - 110 6 2 8 2 6 0 3 3 0 0 37
5 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 106 7 4 11 4 14 1 0 6 0 0 80
6 Hawthorn L 52 - 118 4 4 8 3 12 0 1 2 0 0 46
7 Geelong Cats L 81 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Melbourne L 74 - 91 5 1 6 4 6 0 1 7 0 3 63
10 GWS Giants W 41 - 154 7 1 8 7 2 0 2 2 2 2 62
11 Essendon L 104 - 54 4 2 6 1 3 0 3 2 0 0 21
12 North Melbourne L 116 - 88 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 17
13 Fremantle L 85 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Sydney Swans L 51 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda W 73 - 117 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide W 126 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 West Coast Eagles W 42 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants W 89 - 62 9 1 10 7 4 2 0 0 1 2 64
20 Essendon W 95 - 77 10 5 15 8 5 2 0 1 1 0 81
21 Adelaide Crows W 69 - 79 7 4 11 5 7 0 1 1 1 2 60
22 St Kilda W 98 - 72 5 2 7 5 12 0 0 0 2 0 58
23 Sydney Swans W 65 - 68 7 4 11 5 15 0 1 1 0 0 60
FW1 Port Adelaide L 132 - 75 6 4 10 3 5 2 3 1 1 2 45
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 101 43 144 71 120 10 23 44 12 15 926

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 35
    • Kicks 4.8
    • Handballs 3.1
    • Disposals 7.9
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 3.7
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 42.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2012
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 9, 2012
Disposals 17 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2012
Marks 8 Essendon Rd 20, 2014
Hit-outs 19 Western Bulldogs Rd 3, 2014
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 9, 2014
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 22, 2014
AFL Fantasy 88 Western Bulldogs Rd 3, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
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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Goals
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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