Bupa TSL Round 6 Ruck of the Week

Round six of the Bupa Tasmanian State League season saw the Roos end the Magpies’ unbeaten start to the season, the Blues continue their red-hot form and the southern Bombers register a valuable win. 

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

It was a fascinating ruck duel at KGV on Saturday, with Clarence’s Ryan Bailey standing tall against Cameron Duffy and Hamish Leedham taking control against the Tigers.


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Hamish Leedham (Launceston)

Launceston big man Hamish Leedham took control against the Tigers, controlling the air and providing his midfield group with first use.

Leedham’s movement around the ground, combined with his cleanliness above and below his knees make him a formidable opponent.

Unfortunately the Blues will be without their star ruckman for the week, with Leedham suspended for a week after an altercation with Heath Thompson. Leedham has made a terrific start to the season, with his suspension set to be a big blow to the Blues.


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Ryan Bailey (Clarence) 

With first choice ruckman Wade Wall going down with a rolled ankle in the first half, Ryan Bailey stood up and rucked for the majority of the day, handling the role with aplomb.

Bailey worked well across the ground, kicking a magnificent goal out of an inside 50 ruck contest, while also competing well against one of the state’s premier rucks in Cameron Duffy.

Bailey may have been shouldering an extra workload, but it had far from a negative impact, with this being Bailey’s best performance of the season.

A key inclusion this season after spending last year with Brighton in the SFL.