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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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SUNS RAW: Luke Russell

5:14pm  Jun 13, 2015

Russell on right track

10:32am  Dec 29, 2014

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Luke
Russell

Height
186 cm
DOB
24-01-1992
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
9
Career
65
Goals
2015
4
Career
27
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
512
Avg
57
LukeRussell

Player Bio

At A Glance

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

A frustrating season that combined flashes of excitement, stints in the NEAFL and roles as the substitute. Russell always appeared to be playing on the fringe and managed 13 games
to take his career tally to 56, before ending the year needing hip surgery. The Tasmanian played primarily as a half-forward and was occasionally used to blanket the influence of the opposition’s most creative defender. He has a good leap, a thumping right foot kick and will be out to cement a permanent spot under new coach Rodney Eade. Russell has identified a spot on a wing as his preferred position in 2015 and will be aiming to secure a regular game after four seasons at the SUNS.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 56.9

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Fremantle Rd 11
Handballs 11 North Melbourne Rd 14
Disposals 23 North Melbourne Rd 14
Marks 6 Fremantle Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Hawthorn Rd 9
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 87 North Melbourne Rd 14

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne L 115 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda L 76 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Geelong Cats L 105 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 GWS Giants L 119 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Brisbane Lions W 118 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows L 78 - 119 7 7 14 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 47
7 West Coast Eagles L 135 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Collingwood L 63 - 132 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
9 Hawthorn L 93 - 40 6 7 13 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 55
10 Sydney Swans L 41 - 93 9 4 13 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 56
11 Fremantle L 46 - 53 15 6 21 6 0 1 2 4 0 0 86
13 Carlton L 103 - 69 8 2 10 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 51
14 North Melbourne W 125 - 70 12 11 23 5 0 2 1 2 1 1 87
15 Western Bulldogs L 95 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants L 79 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows L 125 - 80 10 6 16 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 60
18 West Coast Eagles D 83 - 83 7 7 14 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 60
19 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 14 - D: 1 74 55 129 30 0 4 5 18 4 5 512

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 65
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 13.5
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 57.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Fremantle Rd 11, 2015
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 74 55 129 30 0 4 5 18 4 5 512
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

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