Ex-Geelong and St Kilda ruckman Ryan Abbott has put in a performance for the ages on the weekend in a state league game, racking up a massive 248 ranking points, as first reported by The Geelong Advertiser.
Abbott, who was delisted by the Saints at the end of 2020 after six AFL career games, enjoyed a monster showing in the Geelong Football League in Grovedale’s 22-point win over St Albans.
He ran a clinic on young St. Albans ruckman Mitch Hovey, accumulating 60 hitouts, 17 disposals, four contested marks, four clearances and booting three goals in a best-on-ground performance.
Abbott’s effort over the weekend would have him second in the best individual performances since 2005 (in the AFL), with former teammate Gary Ablett pipping him with 251 ranking points (round 5, 2008).
An on-ballers dream, Abbott’s elite tap-work provided plenty of first use for his midfield group, with Nathan Deans and Matt Harvey being the main beneficiaries with 32 and 30 disposals respectively.
For any young kid looking to amass a monster 248 ranking points in their next game, here is a checklist of how you can get there thanks to Ryan Abbott:
- 17 disposals (9 kicks, 8 handballs)
- 60 hitouts
- 3 goals
- 4 clearences
- 7 marks (4 contested)
- 5 tackles
- 7 score involvements
With early dominance in the GFL, should an AFL side look into Abbott in the mid-season draft? Are there any teams that you think need a bolster in their ruck stocks? Let us know in the comments section.