- Jul 9, 2015
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Sydney Sixers, Gold City Royals
His kicking is elite, both across the field and through the big sticks. So good we have a ruck that can contribute so much more to the teamHickey's ruck work and disposal use has been great. He gets clearances, effective with his field kicking and can hit the scoreboard! We've got a beauty!
I think things will only get better for him over the next month too. Upcoming games against Essendon (Wright), GWS (Flynn), Suns (whoever they can find) and then Geelong (Stanley). He should really enjoy himself against those opponents.Hickey's ruck work and disposal use has been great. He gets clearances, effective with his field kicking and can hit the scoreboard! We've got a beauty!
Given he has beaten 4 of 4 so far, “competitive” is fine by me.Will struggle against the top 3 rucks but will be competitive against every other ruck.
Clearances for a Swan in their first 4 gamesHe's awkward looking, but Hickey's athleticism is top notch. Where Sinclair can be a bit loping and slow, Hickey for a ruckman actually has a the ability to move his feet and get to the ball on the ground. Plus his clearance game is quality - I think being left-footed and left-handed works to his advantage here, most other players don't have the natural inclination to move to smother him when he grabs the ball out of the ruck and boots it. And he's smart, uses his body and positioning really well.
Quality first month as a Swan.