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I’m excited about where we’re going: Russell

Luke Russell revealed his decision to stay in Queensland came down to a desire to be part of the impending success that his club is on the cusp of.

2:21pm  Dec 29, 2014

Rischitelli and Russell extend contracts

The Gold Coast SUNS are pleased to announce the re-signing of Michael Rischitelli and Luke Russell.

12:00pm  Sep 26, 2014

A game of two halves, says Russell

Luke Russell believes some minor tinkering will help the top eight battlers take that next step in the race to the finals.

4:12pm  Jun 30, 2014

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Russell on right track

10:32am  Dec 29, 2014

SUNS RAW: Luke Russell

6:09pm  Jun 28, 2014

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Luke
Russell

Height
186 cm
DOB
24-01-1992
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
13
Career
56
Goals
2014
6
Career
23
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
656
Avg
50
LukeRussell

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: career votes 2.
Draft history: 2010 17-year-old access selection (Gold Coast)

A consistent no-frills half-forward who keeps getting the job done for Gold Coast.

Russell played 18 games last season, averaging 15 disposals, including 24 touches and two goals in an upset win over North Melbourne.

Runs hard, is quick and has a good leap.

Russell also works hard defensively and can cover several positions.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 50.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Sydney Swans Rd 12
Handballs 11 St Kilda Rd 9
Disposals 21 St Kilda Rd 9
Marks 6 Sydney Swans Rd 12
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 10
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 5
Goals 2 Geelong Cats Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 81 Sydney Swans Rd 12

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond W 87 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 87 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 61 6 3 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 34
4 Hawthorn L 49 - 148 2 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 19
5 Melbourne W 78 - 86 5 2 7 3 1 1 1 6 0 0 51
6 GWS Giants W 134 - 94 10 5 15 6 0 0 0 4 0 1 75
7 North Melbourne W 77 - 120 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 20
9 St Kilda W 87 - 125 10 11 21 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 76
10 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 74 10 6 16 4 1 0 1 1 2 0 68
11 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 77 4 5 9 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 38
12 Sydney Swans L 74 - 109 12 4 16 6 0 1 0 3 1 0 81
13 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 100 6 7 13 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 45
14 Geelong Cats W 118 - 78 8 1 9 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 51
15 Hawthorn L 116 - 63 9 5 14 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 55
16 Collingwood W 80 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs L 94 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions L 110 - 56 7 5 12 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 43
19 St Kilda W 117 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton L 97 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide L 47 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon L 108 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles L 99 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 91 60 151 42 2 5 6 27 6 4 656

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 56
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 13.4
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 57.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Fremantle Rd 6, 2012
Handballs 13 Essendon Rd 12, 2013
Disposals 24 North Melbourne Rd 11, 2013
Marks 10 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2012
Hit-outs 2 St Kilda Rd 11, 2012
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 5, 2014
Goals 2 Geelong Cats Rd 14, 2014
AFL Fantasy 112 Fremantle Rd 6, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
2014 Gold Coast Suns 91 60 151 42 2 5 6 27 6 4 656
2013 Gold Coast Suns 153 112 265 74 3 8 12 39 6 5 1077
2012 Gold Coast Suns 132 85 217 66 4 11 5 36 6 5 949
2011 Gold Coast Suns 69 49 118 30 3 7 5 27 5 9 537

Legend

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