Bupa TSL Round 4 Ruckman of the Week

Round four of the Bupa Tasmanian State League season has been run and won, with Lauderdale and Glenorchy standing tall under Friday night lights and North Launceston winning a thriller at Blundstone Arena. 

We want to know who you considered to be the premier defenders, midfielders, ruckmen and forwards of the round.

In this edition we are looking at the big men, with Glenorchy star Cameron Duffy and Lauderdale ruckman Haydn Smith delivering best on ground performances under Friday night lights.

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Cameron Duffy (Glenorchy)

Magpie big man Cameron Duffy continued his rich vein of form against the North Hobart Demons, controlling contests in the air and around the ground.

Duffy is renowned as being both an athletic and prolific tap ruckman, and he did nothing to damage these reputations at KGV, dominating the hit outs and moving right across the ground with ease. A star of the competition who looks like he could take his game to an even higher level in 2018.




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Haydn Smith (Lauderdale) 

Smith was clearly best afield in Lauderdale’s stunning come from behind win over the Tigers on Friday night, barely conceding a hit out to the Tigers, while also moving well around the ground.

Smith took some impressive marks in defence to provide assistance to the likes of Ryan Wiggins, while also competed well at ground level to rove his own tapwork.

With a big frame and the capacity to work hard around the ground, Smith is a difficult opponent for any side, with his performance on Friday night a clear example of why he is such an important member of this Bomber outfit.