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Brodie Grundy

#4   Sydney Swans
Age: 30yr    Games: 200     Born: April 15, 1994     Origin: Sturt
Height: 202cm     Weight: 105kg     Position: Ruck
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #18 2012 National Draft by Collingwood Magpies
Supercoach Price: $542,200   Supercoach Profile
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Contract Status: UFA at the end of 2027   AFL Player Contracts
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Brodie Grundy Biography

Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Brodie Grundy is officially a Swan in a trade where the Demons receives pick 46 in the 2023 draft as well as Sydney's second-round pick in 2024 for the ruckman.

"We're excited to be able to bring Brodie to Sydney – he is an outstanding person and an elite ruckman in the competition, and will be a fantastic addition to our club," Sydney footy manager Charlie Gardiner said.

"We worked closely with Melbourne to facilitate the trade and we look forward to seeing Brodie in the red and white in 2024."

Wednesday, 6 September 2023
As the Demons prepare for their 2023 finals campaign, Brodie Grundy speaks to Port Adelaide about a possible move to South Australia, something that Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says he has no issue with.

"We're a mature industry now. There are probably 50 players around the league that would be meeting with different clubs at this time of year. It's pretty commonplace in the industry these days," Goodwin said.

"We're across what's going on around there. Our list manager and the managers are involved and we understand what's going on. I don't need to have that conversation with Brodie, I know what he does from a day-to-day perspective."

Thursday, 24 August 2023
Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin concedes the Demons' bold experiment to recruit Brodie Grundy and partner him with fellow star ruckman Max Gawn has fallen well short of expectations.

"In terms of the way they function in the team together from a forward-half perspective, I think it's pretty clear that we acknowledge that it hasn't quite been the success that we're hoping for – and that certainly hasn't been all on Brodie," Goodwin said.

"We were hoping for Max to play big time forward as well, and between the two of them we haven't quite had the impact that we would have liked throughout the year. That's impacted Brodie's ability to play in the team in the last five or six weeks. I think from that perspective we acknowledge that part of it hasn't worked."

Saturday, 15 July 2023
Brodie Grundy is set for a stint in the VFL playing a pure forward role as the Demons look to develop his craft inside 50 ahead of a return to the senior side later in the season.

Grundy has played a high percentage of his career as a pure ruckman, but Demons coach Simon Goodwin says the former Magpie's new combination with skipper Max Gawn means he is required to spend a decent portion of the game in attack.

"We speak about Brodie and Max as the combination, and I want to go on the record here and say we love their ruck combination. But one thing we're not going to do as a footy club is leave one stone unturned in getting better, and we want more impact forward of the ball.

"The only way we're going to continue to do that is to expose them for longer. So part of the plan for Brodie is to expose him at VFL footy."

Monday, 12 June 2023
Brodie Grundy reveals how a post-season beer with a former Collingwood teammate led to him taking over the No.6 guernsey at Melbourne that had been vacated by Luke Jackson.

Speaking on Friday Knock Offs, Grundy relayed a story of a social catch-up last year with former Magpies teammate Trey Ruscoe, who had also invited Jackson, his ex-teammate from their days together at East Fremantle.

"Luke was like, 'If you do happen to go to the Dees, it'd be sick if you could take my number'. And I went, 'Man, if I do go to the Dees, I will take your number!'," Grundy said.

Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Brodie Grundy will join Melbourne after Collingwood traded him for pick 27.

"We are ecstatic to have secured the services of Brodie, it's not often you can bring such a talented player into the club," Dees list manager Tim Lamb told Melbourne Media.

"Brodie has had an outstanding career to date, and is a proven finals performer. We have seen from afar what he is capable of."

Monday, 8 August 2022
A foot stress fracture will prevent Brodie Grundy from playing again in 2022.

Grundy reported ankle soreness in the days after his return from a long-term knee injury and subsequent scans have now revealed the severity of the issue in his left ankle.

"The nature of the ankle injury is not long-term so Brodie will make a full recovery but after consulting with multiple specialists to assess all options available, it was determined arthroscopic surgery would be the best course of action," Collingwood's general manager of football Graham Wright said.

"The pleasing thing for Brodie is that his knee has held up well – this is a separate injury – and unfortunately with only a couple of weeks left of the home-and-away season, he will be unable to take further part in matches in 2022."

Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Brodie Grundy will miss up to 12 weeks after scans confirmed damage to his PCL.
Tuesday, 14 December 2021
Brodie Grundy has shredded three kilograms in an effort to return to the form that made him All-Australian in 2018 and 2019.

"I've trimmed up, just trying to give myself the best opportunity to play my best footy and I think that probably starts with just having a really good pre-season and just getting as fit as I can," he said.

Thursday, 25 February 2021
Collingwood has named a leadership group for the 2021 season with Darcy Moore being the newest addition.

Scott Pendlebury, 33, will captain the Magpies for an eighth consecutive season and will build on his current record for most games as club captain (149) in 2021.

Brodie Grundy, Jordan Roughead, Steele Sidebottom, Taylor Adams and Jeremy Howe round out the Magpies seven-man leadership group, with the latter three serving as vice-captains.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Brodie Grundy pinpoints his game against the Crows at Adelaide Oval in 2018 as one of the defining matches of his career.

With a 33-disposal (23 of those contested), 40-hitout, 12-clearance and goal-of-the-year contending performance, Grundy led the Magpies to a devastating 48-point win, which was the starting point to a season which took them all the way to the Grand Final.

"As a young ruckman, you're always told you don't develop until you're 25, 26, but growing up not playing much football, I never really subscribed to those sentiments. I always wanted to make an impression straight away," Grundy said.

"You grow up in Adelaide, and I was 15 and doing training with the Crows for a week through the AIS program. You spend years and years looking up to those people, and knocking on their door, and then when you can knock the door down and walk through it is a massive confidence booster.

"And for me, that Crows game was a sign I belonged at the upper level."

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Scott Pendlebury is set to become Collingwood's longest-serving skipper after being named captain for a seventh straight season.

Steele Sidebottom will continue on as vice-captain, while Jeremy Howe and Taylor Adams have been elevated as leaders of the club. All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy and Jordan Roughead have also been added to the leadership group for the first time.

Lynden Dunn was in the group last year but is not currently on the list as he recovers from a second knee reconstruction.

Friday, 17 January 2020
Brodie Grundy signs a seven-year deal with Collingwood that will keep him at the club until the end of 2027.

Grundy, who was set to become a free agent at the end of 2020, resisted overtures from Adelaide to instead be a Magpie for life.

"I took my time to consider all of the things that mean the most to me, my football, my ambitions, my life beyond the game, my family, friends, team-mates and the football club, and settled on what I believe is best for all of those relationships, needs, and passions," Grundy said.

"I want to be able to find the very best version of myself, as a person and a footballer, but I also want to contribute to the greater good, to the whole. I know that, in a football sense at least, what 'Bucks' and the group are creating is a cause worth continuing to invest in passionately."

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley confirms that Brodie Grundy will score a seven-year deal, after initial reluctance from the club.

"It wasn't our starting position (a seven-year offer)," Buckley told SEN radio.

"But I think what it provides is a little bit of space for us and Brodie's management has indicated that they are keener to do this.

"It just allows us to manipulate where the money goes across the seven-year term."

Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Collingwood offer a seven-year deal to Grundy who will deliberate over the proposition while overseas on holiday.
Friday, 4 October 2019
Brodie Grundy wins his second Copeland Trophy as Collingwood's best and fairest for the 2019 season.

Grundy polled 174 votes, while ultra-consistent skipper Scott Pendlebury (158) was runner-up and dashing defender Jack Crisp (147) also finished on the podium.

"My life has changed forever playing for the Collingwood Football Club. It's been a home for me since I turned 18 away from home, coming from interstate," Grundy said.

"To go to games and see people with the No.4 on their jumper or wear one sock up, one sock down … I'll never be able to say thank you enough for how supported I've felt by the Magpie supporters.

"Each week I try to put it all out there and try to repay them and my teammates and coaches for all their support.

"My life is far better for being involved with this organisation and I'm looking forward to next year."

Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Collingwood risks going into 2020 with a major contract story hanging over its head if star ruckman Brodie Grundy hasn't signed a new deal by then.

Grundy is reportedly after a massive long-term deal, with seven years being touted for the gun big man, but the Magpies have yet to come to the party.

The South Australian has spoken about thoughts of a return to Adelaide to be closer to family and friends, but he's also said Collingwood remains his first choice if the club offers him the security of a new multi-year contract.

"Collingwood gave me an opportunity to play AFL football and I love the club and where I am at, and personally what I give to the team," Grundy said.

"If something was to eventuate (that would be good). It’s not like it is a closed shop. I am an open book and I am pretty transparent, and I have been pretty transparent all the way through. The conversation is there, if they would like (to have) it."

Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Out-of-contract Adelaide ruckman Reilly O'Brien wants to stay at the Crows, but admits he may have to look elsewhere if the Crows decide to pursue Brodie Grundy.

"If a player like that is on the market … they'd be silly not to do their due diligence. Potentially, if he did come, it might (influence my decision)," O'Brien said.

"At this stage, I'm looking to commit here and play some good footy over the next couple of months."

O'Brien admitted he struggled for motivation at times in the past two years when he was stuck in the reserves.

"I was a little bit frustrated playing in the SANFL and not getting a look-in, and feeling a bit like groundhog day each year, doing the same thing," O'Brien said.

"While I was playing reserves, I was thinking, "Is footy the way for me?' Not that I was considering doing that, but it crosses your mind and it would've been another tough year."

Monday, 26 November 2018
Port Adelaide Riley Grundy says he has learnt about what it takes to be an AFL footballer from his older brother, Brodie Grundy, who plays at Collingwood.

"Seeing Brodie and being able to go visit Collingwood when he would train was really good," Riley said.

"It gave me an insight into what it meant to be an AFL footballer, which I suppose a lot of people don't get that insight.

"I felt like I was very privileged to see my brother go through the AFL system before me."

Friday, 5 October 2018
Brodie Grundy and Steele Sidebottom share the 2018 Copeland Trophy as the club's best and fairest in a remarkable count at Crown Palladium.

The result is stunning because there are tiebreakers in the event of a draw. Firstly, the player with the fewer number of games in a year will be deemed the winner, but both Sidebottom and Grundy lined up in all 26 matches as the Pies advanced to the Grand Final.

Then, whichever individual managed a greater number of votes in their highest-polling game is declared the victor.

Five members of the coaching panel independently decide between zero and 22 votes to players after every match, with the average of those taken.

However, Sidebottom and Grundy were level in that criterion as well. Amazingly, each had their highest-polling game in the round four win over Adelaide, with 17 votes apiece.

Monday, 19 March 2018
Brodie Grundy says he will be playing predominantly in the ruck in 2018, while ruck partner Mason Cox will spend more time up forward.

"I trained a little bit more forward, but my 'one wood' is still my ruck work and I'll be looking to continuing to add strings to my bow this year in that position and really help drive the midfield going forward," Grundy said.

"I suppose the ruck percentage will be horses for courses, Mason has been showing some really good signs forward … I suppose it will be whoever is playing and suited each week, it will chop and change.

"He's going really well there and presenting strongly in the air - that's something that is a real strength for the team."

Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Brodie Grundy says he may be spending more time as a forward in 2018 but has some reservations about the move.

"I've got some room to grow in terms of my aerial stuff and my body positioning," Grundy said.

"I provide most of my strengths in the ruck. I've shown over the last couple of years I can win the ball in there. Having said that, I think there's some upside for me playing forward and I just need to develop that."

Thursday, 24 August 2017
Brodie Grundy signs a new three-year deal with Collingwood that will keep him at the club until the end of 2020.

Grundy played in the Pies' elimination final loss to Port Adelaide in his debut 2013 season, but has not experienced September action since.

"I look at other players, guys like Jake Stringer and (him winning a) premiership is something that really drives me especially, because they're my age – I look at them and feel pretty jealous," he said.

"I'm really keen to get that feeling for the group."

Monday, 7 August 2017
Ben Brown says he actually feels sorry for Brodie Grundy in the wake of the Magpie ruckman's tackle that left him concussed.

"He sent me a text and that was really nice to see from him, and I think he was really remorseful afterwards," Brown said.

"I've seen a little bit of the vision of what he had to say and I kind of feel bad for him as well because these kind of decisions are really split-second ones in games, so I hope he's feeling all right as well.

"I've looked back at it and it didn't look like Brodie was trying to hurt me in any way. It's always difficult when you're in those situations because we are taught to tackle to pin the arms and to try to get a guy to ground.

"So I can appreciate that it was a really split-second decision and I obviously don't have any hard feelings towards him."

Sunday, 6 August 2017
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says Brodie Grundy's tackle that hospitalised North Melbourne star Ben Brown with concussion was completely legal.

"It was a perfect tackle," Buckley said.

"I don't think there was any malice in the tackle. He was tackling to dispossess, tackling to get the free kick the way the rules are written. So what more do you do?

"Clearly when you're tackling someone from behind with momentum, there's going to be a little bit of carry (forward effect). It's pretty hard to put yourself in reverse when you've got no friction to do it."

Saturday, 5 August 2017
Ben Brown is hospitalised with concussion after a tackle by Magpie Brodie Grundy.

Brown had his arms pinned by Grundy in the tackle, with his head smacking into the Etihad Stadium turf.

After lying motionless for about a minute, Brown tried to get up, rolling onto his back but was unable to steady himself.

North Melbourne trainers and medical staff hurried to his side, stabilising his neck with a brace immediately.

Brown was eventually taken off on a stretcher, giving Roos fans a thumbs up as he was carted off into the rooms.

"There was no malicious intent, that's not the player that I am," a remorseful Grundy said.

"I felt pretty shaken up after it happened. I was pretty glad they stopped play because I didn't know what to do. It's terrible that he's gone to hospital so I'll definitely reach out to him tonight."

Monday, 12 June 2017
A conversation between Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley and Darcy Moore has led to the 21-year-old's dramatic turnaround in form in the past month.

Moore revealed he had discussed with Buckley the idea of sharing ruck duties with Brodie Grundy about five weeks ago as the Magpies slumped into the bottom four with just two wins in the first seven rounds.

Since moving into the ruck, Moore has become more involved, taking contested marks and kicking goals as the team has averaged 106 points a game to win three of its past four games.

"I said 'It is your call, but if you put me in there I will have a crack'," Moore said.

"It just breaks up the game a little bit for me."

Monday, 23 May 2016
Brodie Grundy is being honest when he says he had hoped his career might have advanced further than it has.

"I've been in the system four years now and I thought my actual ruck craft might have been better than where it is right now," Grundy said.

"But over the last four years my body's really developed, my fitness base has really developed and my game knowledge has as well.

"My ruck craft will come as a I develop a bit more of a mature body. It's that competitiveness and follow up work that is the cornerstone of my game."

Monday, 15 June 2015
Brodie Grundy is expected to be in a neck brace for two weeks after suffering a neck injury at training.

"I don't have any pain I just have a bit of soreness around my neck," Grundy said.

"[I had a] bit of compression from the top of my head and the spinal column kind of buckled a little bit, so the ligament tore and there's some hematoma around there."

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the ball is back in Brodie Grundy's court if he wants to reclaim the No.1 ruck role at the Magpies from teammate Jarrod Witts.

"Competition for spots is a massive part of players pushing each other to reach new levels, and Jarrod [Witts] was tested with that with Brodie stepping up," Buckley said.

"He has answered the challenge, and the ball is in Brodie's court to answer it."

Friday, 2 May 2014
Leading the competition with 20 frees against from 6 games so far, Brodie Grundy says he is trying to curb his high infringement numbers.

"It's disappointing for me as a young player but it's something I have addressed and I'm trying to fix because it's obviously detrimental for the team," Grundy said.

"In reviewing some of the free kicks, I'm just trying to attack the contest and get in there and win the ball and be ferocious and tackle, and sometimes I just creep over that threshold."

Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Young ruck Brodie Grundy commits to Collingwood until end of 2017 after signing a three-year deal.

"Putting pen to paper was a very big decision. It's something I didn't take lightly, it involved all my family, management, and it was something I wanted to get done early," Grundy said.

"I knew I wanted to stay at Collingwood and play my football here. I didn't want that dragging out throughout the year."

Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Brodie Grundy will take over Alan Didak's No.4 jumper in 2014.

"After this year I knew I had to change numbers from No. 35 (worn by the club's first selection in the NAB AFL Draft each year) and I knew the No.4 was available," Grundy said.

"I liked No.4 and No.7 but I decided to go with No.4 because that was the first basketball number that I wore, so I thought I'd start my sporting career on a number and then finish on the same one."

Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Brodie Grundy is named the round 22 rising star nominee after a month of strong form as Collingwood's No. 1 ruck man.

"People can say what they like. For someone who hasn't grown up being a footy head, I don't quite fit the sterotype of a football player," Grundy said.

"I'm interested in other things outside footy and I'm not afraid to admit that."

Saturday, 27 July 2013
Brodie Grundy makes his AFL debut for Collingwood at the MCG with 14 disposals (6 kicks and 8 handballs), 5 marks, 7 tackles and 12 hitouts in a 40-point win over GWS.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
A back niggle will stop young Magpie ruckman Brodie Grundy from playing early NAB Cup games.

"Brodie's on a modified program and he still needs to get his core strength up," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.

"He still needs to prove his fitness to be up and running in the next month or so.

"We've got individualised programs, and he needs a bit of work in the gym before we see him out on the footy field."

Thursday, 29 November 2012
Brodie Grundy, taken with pick 18 by the Magpies in the 2012 national draft, has the body to play straight away but how much senior footy he plays will be up to coach Nathan Buckley, he says.

My ambition is to play senior football," Grundy said.

"It's something that everyone wants to do. Whether that opportunity comes sooner rather than later is up to the coaching staff."

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