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Ellis responds after 'wake-up call'

Brandon Ellis says he is loving the experience of living with "ultimate professional" Trent Cotchin and his family after hitting a form slump earlier this season that saw him dropped to the VFL for a month.

11:36am  Jul 7, 2018

Demotion was perfect wake-up for Ellis

Richmond defender Brandon Ellis admits being dumped to the VFL for a month was the wake-up call he needed in the Tigers' premiership defence.

10:30am  Jun 4, 2018

Tigers lose Grimes, Ellis earns reprieve

Premiership defender Dylan Grimes has been withdrawn from the Richmond side to face St Kilda on Saturday.

12:57pm  May 25, 2018

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Coaches' Corner: Brandon Ellis

2:44pm  May 22, 2018

Ellis on Sunday Footy Show

11:00am  Apr 16, 2018

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Brandon
Ellis

Height
181 cm
DOB
03-08-1993
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2018
13
Career
148
Goals
2018
1
Career
47
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
961
Avg
74
BrandonEllis

Player Bio

A move to half-back last season worked wonders for the once inconsistent wingman, whose game went from strength to strength as a rebounding defender.

The addition of a hard edge and appetite to win the ground-ball made him a favourite at Tigerland. A crucial member of the backline, he can cover a variety of forwards when needed before running hard o ensively. One of the Tigers’ most durable players, he played every game in 2017.

Player honours: 2nd best and fairest 2014; All-Australian nominee 2014; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2012; premiership side 2017.
Brownlow Medal: 2017 votes 1; career votes 25.
Draft history: 2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 15 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 19.7
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 73.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 10
Handballs 16 GWS Giants Rd 17
Disposals 30 GWS Giants Rd 17
Marks 8 Geelong Cats Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 12
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 101 GWS Giants Rd 17

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 121 - 95 11 7 18 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 69
2 Adelaide Crows L 118 - 82 13 3 16 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 50
3 Hawthorn W 102 - 89 11 10 21 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 76
4 Brisbane Lions W 110 - 17 9 9 18 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 68
5 Melbourne W 56 - 102 5 11 16 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 64
6 Collingwood W 70 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Fremantle W 110 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne W 72 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles L 130 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda W 105 - 77 16 4 20 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 83
11 Essendon W 43 - 114 14 11 25 5 0 3 1 1 1 0 89
12 Port Adelaide L 72 - 58 10 7 17 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 74
13 Geelong Cats W 65 - 83 13 4 17 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 71
15 Sydney Swans W 93 - 67 10 5 15 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 52
16 Adelaide Crows W 103 - 56 15 12 27 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 101
17 GWS Giants L 79 - 77 14 16 30 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 101
18 St Kilda W 57 - 111 10 6 16 6 0 0 2 2 0 1 63
19 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 4 151 105 256 64 0 10 6 26 1 4 961

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 148
    • Kicks 12.8
    • Handballs 9.1
    • Disposals 22.0
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 83.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Essendon Rd 23, 2013
Handballs 23 Geelong Cats Rd 5, 2015
Disposals 39 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2016
Marks 16 Essendon Rd 23, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2016
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 4, 2015
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 22, 2013
AFL Fantasy 155 Melbourne Rd 8, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Richmond 151 105 256 64 0 10 6 26 1 4 961
2017 Richmond 332 226 558 127 0 16 25 51 7 4 2020
2016 Richmond 290 230 520 134 1 12 13 56 5 9 1969
2015 Richmond 342 252 594 146 0 15 19 77 8 11 2293
2014 Richmond 355 246 601 126 0 14 20 56 10 11 2184
2013 Richmond 246 144 390 124 0 11 9 45 14 7 1653
2012 Richmond 183 147 330 80 0 7 10 36 2 8 1224

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Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for: my hard work and willingness to put my body on the line time and time again for my team mates

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL): Calder cannons premiership 2010

Most admired player at another club: Brent Harvey

Favourite ground to play on: etihad stadium... Haven't play on the MCG yet.

Weights or running: weights

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year: if it was to win a game then goal of the year, if not, then mark of the year

Which skill do you need to most work on: pick up lines

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final: Todd Elton takes a screamer 50m out directly in front, he decides to play on and kick on his left foot, and miraculously it goes through the middle.... for a point, which puts us 1 point up.

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

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse: was waiting for mum to get up and make me breakfast

Favourite meal the night before a game: big juicy bowl of tuna pasta

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game: a bit of "doosh doosh"

One thing you would change about the world: peace and no hunger

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game: play station... The girls in the Playboy mansion

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish: Todd Elton because He can cook a "mint" gluten free pasta

Your favourite line from a movie: "smile you son of a b@$&h!!

What’s your favourite dance move: Chicken dance

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia: Queensland

Where would you recommend visiting within your state: Footscray market