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Smith makes long awaited return

Archie Smith ends a 671-day absence from AFL football when he takes to the field against the Hawks this weekend.

10:26am  May 31, 2019

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Archie Smith's biggest challenge awaits as he gets set to ruck against Melbourne's Max Gawn.

11:11am  Mar 9, 2019

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Archie's Journey

2:15pm  Aug 8, 2016

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Archie
Smith

Height
203 cm
DOB
19-07-1995
Weight
104 kg
Debut
-
Games
2019
2
Career
11
Goals
2019
0
Career
4
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
96
Avg
48
ArchieSmith

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Brisbane Lions Academy
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Round 19, 2016
Recruited from: Mt Gravatt
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Archie Smith turned his back on a promising basketball career after developing a love of Australian Rules football at the relatively 'mature' age of 17. In less than 12 months, his ability was obvious and earned him a place on the Lions' rookie list. He now puts his impressive vertical leap and supreme athleticism to use on the football field as an exciting future ruck prospect.

 

Background

• Archie Smith – the son of former Brisbane Bullets NBL All-Star Andre Moore – looked set to pursue a basketball career in the USA, with a number of colleges offering 201cm prodigy scholarship. 

• His supreme athleticism first caught the eye of Lions Academy scouts during the U18 State Basketball Classics in 2012, and the Club acted quickly to provide him with a possible alternate pathway.

• Although Smith first saw the Academy as an opportunity to get fitter for the upcoming basketball season, he quickly fell is love with Australian Rules. 

• Less than 6 months after joining the Academy, he was selected to represent Queensland in the AFL U18 National Championships. He played a total of five matches, averaging six disposals and 18 hitouts per game. 

• He also played eight NEAFL matches with Mt Gravatt and the Lions Reserves, before being drafted to the Club with Pick No.69 at the 2013 AFL Rookie Draft.

• In less than 12 months since he first kicked an oval Sherrin, Smith was a listed AFL player, with his athleticism and flair in the ruck already drawing early comparisons to West Coast star Nic Naitanui.

Season by Season

Season by Season

• The 201cm basketball convert was rewarded for his strong NEAFL form throughout the year by making his AFL debut against Port Adelaide in Round 19.

• Smith made the most of his opportunity at the senior level by finishing the game with 30 hit outs and 19 disposals, the fourth most of any Lions player on the night.

• The ruck revelation followed up his impressive debut with 32 hit outs against Adelaide the following week and kicked his first career goal in a four point win over Carlton in round 21

• Smith will look to put forth a big pre-season as he looks to firmly secure the role of second ruckman alongside Stefan Martin following the retirement of Trent West at the end of the season.

Season By Season

• Rookie Archie Smith spent his second season at the Club playing in the Reserves.

• Smith’s effort was particularly strong in the second half of the season, where he used his big bodied frame in the defensive 50 to make an impact on marking contests.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 2.0
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 9.5
    • Marks 1.0
    • Hit-Outs 18.5
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 3 Carlton Rd 12
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 11
Disposals 11 Hawthorn Rd 11
Marks 2 Hawthorn Rd 11
Hit-outs 23 Hawthorn Rd 11
Tackles 3 Hawthorn Rd 11
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 61 Hawthorn Rd 11

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles W 102 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 North Melbourne W 87 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide W 107 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Essendon L 112 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 61 - 123 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 62 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans W 103 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Western Bulldogs L 92 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows W 93 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Fremantle L 73 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Hawthorn W 85 - 66 1 10 11 2 23 0 1 3 0 0 61
12 Carlton L 78 - 63 3 5 8 0 14 0 2 2 0 0 35
14 St Kilda W 59 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne W 107 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants W 74 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide W 49 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne W 87 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn W 60 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Western Bulldogs W 98 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 144 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats W 75 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond L 82 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 Richmond L 65 - 112 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF GWS Giants L 80 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 8 4 15 19 2 37 0 3 5 0 0 96

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 2.9
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 11.0
    • Marks 1.3
    • Hit-Outs 15.2
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 51.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2016
Handballs 17 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2016
Disposals 19 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2016
Marks 3 Collingwood Rd 10, 2017
Hit-outs 32 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2016
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2016
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 14, 2017
AFL Fantasy 96 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Brisbane Lions 4 15 19 2 37 0 3 5 0 0 96
2018 Brisbane Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Brisbane Lions 18 44 62 9 60 5 11 9 3 1 256
2016 Brisbane Lions 10 30 40 3 70 8 3 10 1 1 215

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

• Archie Smith – the son of former Brisbane Bullets NBL All-Star Andre Moore – looked set to pursue a basketball career in the USA, with a number of colleges offering 201cm prodigy scholarship. 

• His supreme athleticism first caught the eye of Lions Academy scouts during the U18 State Basketball Classics in 2012, and the Club acted quickly to provide him with a possible alternate pathway.

• Although Smith first saw the Academy as an opportunity to get fitter for the upcoming basketball season, he quickly fell is love with Australian Rules. 

• Less than 6 months after joining the Academy, he was selected to represent Queensland in the AFL U18 National Championships. He played a total of five matches, averaging six disposals and 18 hitouts per game. 

• He also played eight NEAFL matches with Mt Gravatt and the Lions Reserves, before being drafted to the Club with Pick No.69 at the 2013 AFL Rookie Draft.

• In less than 12 months since he first kicked an oval Sherrin, Smith was a listed AFL player, with his athleticism and flair in the ruck already drawing early comparisons to West Coast star Nic Naitanui.

Awards

Other Awards

Queensland U18 Representative
2013