- Jan 22, 2018
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
Burgess did OK against backup rucks but got absolutely destroyed by strong physical ruckmen. Round 19, 2nd half against BigO still gives me shivers. I agree Casboult is not a great ruck option but would probably do better against BigO just because of his size and body strength. Hopefully, Moyle can step in if Witts is not ready early but I doubt. He probably needs 1-2 more years to develop.Moyle is a bit of a forgotten player on our list. At least I forget about him. But he has all the traits required to be a ruck at league level. His arms are just so long. Hope we hang onto him for as long as possible.
Casboult isn't a ruck whatsoever. You'd prefer Burgess in there, but he at least proves to be a big body for Moyle to wrestle around.
I think ruck is still potentially a big issue for us in 2022 although nowhere near as bad as in 2021. In some cases, it takes playing out a season to come back fully from ACL. Chol does not give me a great confidence in the ruck either. He appears soft sometimes, only 94kg. Could Conroy surprise us after 3 years in the system? He sure has a proper body now.