Bupa TSL Round 5 Ruckman of the Week

Three heavyweights of the competition flexed their muscle across round five of the Bupa Tasmanian State League season, with Glenorchy, North Launceston and Launceston reinforcing their reputations as teams to beat. 

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

Here we are taking a look at the big men, with two of the competition’s premier rucks up for selection, North Launceston’s Alex Lee and Launceston’s Hamish Leedham.

IC: Andrew Woodgate



Alex Lee (North Launceston)

Long renowned as one of the best ruckmen in the state, Lee made his presence felt against an inexperienced North Hobart side, giving his midfield group first use.

Lee moves well around the ground and made the most of the small confines of North Hobart Oval to stamp his authority on the contest right across the ground.

Lee has made a promising start to 2018, and will once again play a crucial role as the reigning premiers attempt to go back-to-back.


Hamish Leedham (Launceston) 

IC: Solstice Digital & Photography

Launceston big man Hamish Leedham has made an impressive start to 2018, coming back from the bye with a dynamic display against the Roos.

Leedham took the game by the scruff of the neck, controlling contests in the air and moving well around the ground to almost become another midfielder.

The Blues ruckman also delivered the highlight of the match, roving his own tapwork at the start of the second term and kicking a remarkable goal from inside the centre square, underlining his ability to also hit the scoreboard, as unorthodox as this effort may have been.