Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 11, 2013
- AFL Club
- West Coast
The Dockers took Laurie and chose to play her despite being shorter than most rucks because everything else she offered around the ground, not just her ruck work. She reads the play well and has great hands around the contest from what I’ve seen in the games she played for Freo this year. A lot of Freos scores came from Laurie’s handballs out to players in good space.Not that I am aware of. The last young ruck mentioned as being any good is McAuliffe, and she is pretty so/so with the Dockers. The fact the Dockers took an undersized Laurie may mean the cupboard is pretty bare.
Dorizzi is still around and she was a ruck in juniors, but she is really undersized by AFLW standards. She got away with it by being athletic.
I think it will be a problem area.
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