Posted: 19 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Archie Smith Re-Signs For The Lions

Young ruckman

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21-year old ruckman Archie Smith has re-signed with the Brisbane Lions for two years.

The deal will keep the 201cm Queenslander at the club until the end of 2018.

Smith is looking forward to his pre-season, bouncing back from the 2016 which saw his AFL debut.

“I’m really excited. My first couple of years wasn't just about learning from Stef and Trent, it was also about learning the game in a lot of ways because I only played that year of football before I got drafted,” said Smith on the Lions website.

“Now I really want to push for more senior games and have an impact on some wins ahead.” Smith will be looking to secure his place as the Lions' second ruckman, alongside Stefan Martin, following the retirement of Trent West at the end of 2016.

“I had a meeting with Chris on Monday,” said Smith. “I really, really like him and have a lot of respect for him. I can’t wait to pick his brain about all the success he’s had at Hawthorn.

“I’m keen to get started, in a way it feels like a whole new experience with new players and new coaches that are coming through. I’m looking forward to it.”

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