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2016 marks of the year: No. 3

A towering grab by Ben Griffiths, in Richmond’s Round 12 win against Gold Coast at the MCG, has been voted the Tigers’ third best mark of season 2016 by Yellow and Black barrackers.

2:15pm  Sep 21, 2016

2016 goals of the year: No. 6

Ben Griffiths’ athletic prowess was the eye-catching feature of a crucial goal he kicked in the frenetic last quarter of Richmond’s thrilling one-point victory over Sydney at the MCG in Round 8.

1:30pm  Sep 21, 2016

2016 marks of the year: No. 4

Ben Griffiths' juggling, one-handed mark against Sydney has been voted the fourth best mark of the 2016 season by Richmond fans.

2:27pm  Sep 20, 2016

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2016 MOTY: 3

6:01am  Sep 21, 2016

2016 GOTY: 6

5:59am  Sep 21, 2016

2016 MOTY: 4

6:00am  Sep 20, 2016

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Ben
Griffiths

Height
200 cm
DOB
17-09-1991
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2016
13
Career
61
Goals
2016
14
Career
42
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
867
Avg
67
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 13
    • Kicks 6.4
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 10.7
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 7.5
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 66.7

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 17
Handballs 8 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Disposals 20 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Marks 12 Essendon Rd 17
Hit-outs 15 Fremantle Rd 9
Tackles 8 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Goals 5 Sydney Swans Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 132 Essendon Rd 17

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 L 94 - 56 2 3 5 0 12 0 4 8 0 0 44
16 Western Bulldogs L 85 - 75 7 3 10 7 10 1 0 2 1 1 74
17 Essendon W 102 - 83 14 4 18 12 7 3 0 4 3 2 132
18 Hawthorn L 114 - 44 8 3 11 5 3 0 1 3 0 1 58
19 GWS Giants L 111 - 23 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood W 92 - 77 3 3 6 3 10 1 0 2 0 0 43
21 Geelong Cats L 78 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda L 46 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans L 164 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 83 56 139 61 98 14 9 36 14 10 867

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 61
    • Kicks 5.5
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 8.9
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 4.9
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 50.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 17, 2016
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 9, 2012
Disposals 20 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2016
Marks 12 Essendon Rd 17, 2016
Hit-outs 19 Western Bulldogs Rd 3, 2014
Tackles 8 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2016
Goals 5 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2016
AFL Fantasy 132 Essendon Rd 17, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Richmond 83 56 139 61 98 14 9 36 14 10 867
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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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