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Sam Naismith Cup set for kick off

This year the secondary schools AFL Competition in North West NSW will be named The Sam Naismith Cup.

12:39pm  May 16, 2017

Big man sidelined

Ruckman Sam Naismith will miss Sydney Derby XII after injuring his knee at training.

5:05pm  Apr 18, 2017

Selection dilemma looms large

The battle for a ruck spot in the Round 1 side to take on Port Adelaide is heating up after all four ruckmen played in Friday’s JLT Series match.

11:32am  Mar 4, 2017

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Sam
Naismith

Height
206 cm
DOB
16-07-1992
Weight
105 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2017
15
Career
28
Goals
2017
0
Career
3
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
920
Avg
61
SamNaismith

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: North Shore (NSW)
Debut: -
Recruited from: North Shore (NSW)
Brownlow Votes: -

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Restricted over the past two seasons due to injury, Naismith took a major step this year when Kurt Tippett and Callum Sinclair went down during the second half of the season. He played 12 games, including all four finals, to have a major influence on the Sydney Swans’ midfield group. A shoulder reconstruction at the end of last season meant another delayed start to the summer, but a fit and healthy Naismith will give the Swans an outstanding crop of ruck/forward options. The 24-year-old will look to add more offence to his game this season, and if he can find more of the ball around the ground and float forward at different stages, he looms as a big combination with Tippett and Sinclair.

Draft history: 2013 Rookie Draft NWS priority zone selection (Sydney) No. 59; 2015 AFL Draft rookie elevation (Sydney).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 3.5
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 8.9
    • Marks 1.7
    • Hit-Outs 27.9
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 61.3

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Essendon Rd 14
Handballs 8 Collingwood Rd 3
Disposals 12 Melbourne Rd 15
Marks 4 Melbourne Rd 15
Hit-outs 45 GWS Giants Rd 17
Tackles 5 Geelong Cats SF
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 82 Essendon W1

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 82 - 110 5 4 9 3 34 1 3 5 0 1 79
2 Western Bulldogs L 110 - 87 4 6 10 1 25 2 4 5 0 0 62
3 Collingwood L 79 - 80 2 8 10 4 31 1 0 2 0 0 74
4 West Coast Eagles L 91 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 GWS Giants L 63 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Carlton L 97 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Brisbane Lions W 135 - 81 5 4 9 3 16 2 0 3 0 0 62
8 North Melbourne W 78 - 120 2 5 7 0 23 0 3 0 0 0 30
9 St Kilda W 68 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Hawthorn L 75 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 42 4 4 8 1 33 2 1 3 0 0 67
13 Richmond W 71 - 80 3 5 8 2 24 1 0 1 0 0 54
14 Essendon W 86 - 85 6 4 10 1 24 0 4 1 0 1 46
15 Melbourne W 50 - 85 5 7 12 4 27 0 1 2 0 1 74
16 Gold Coast Suns W 118 - 51 1 2 3 1 31 0 1 3 0 0 50
17 GWS Giants W 83 - 96 2 7 9 0 45 1 2 2 0 0 68
18 St Kilda W 101 - 59 2 7 9 1 21 0 1 2 0 0 49
19 Hawthorn L 72 - 66 4 7 11 1 21 2 2 1 0 0 50
20 Geelong Cats W 61 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle W 143 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows W 80 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton W 138 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Essendon W 121 - 56 4 6 10 2 33 2 1 5 0 0 82
SF Geelong Cats L 98 - 39 3 5 8 1 31 0 0 5 0 0 73
TOTAL W: 15 - L: 9 52 81 133 25 419 14 23 40 0 3 920

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 28
    • Kicks 3.4
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 8.9
    • Marks 1.8
    • Hit-Outs 25.4
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 60.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Essendon Rd 14, 2017
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows SF, 2016
Disposals 13 Western Bulldogs GF, 2016
Marks 4 Melbourne Rd 15, 2017
Hit-outs 45 GWS Giants Rd 17, 2017
Tackles 9 Geelong Cats PF, 2016
Goals 1 Geelong Cats PF, 2016
AFL Fantasy 90 Fremantle Rd 19, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Sydney Swans 52 81 133 25 419 14 23 40 0 3 920
2016 Sydney Swans 42 68 110 25 277 7 19 39 3 1 739
2015 Sydney Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Sydney Swans 0 6 6 1 16 0 1 3 0 0 40

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