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Tom Tom to drum back bigger and better

Gold Coast is confident Tom Nicholls will bounce back from his posterior cruciate ligament injury.

4:49pm  May 13, 2014

Nicholls undergoes successful surgery

Gold Coast SUNS ruckman Tom Nicholls has successfully undergone surgery to repair damage to his PCL (posterior cruciate ligament).

8:36am  May 12, 2014

Tom Nicholls Injury Update

Gold Coast SUNS ruckman Tom Nicholls had scans in Melbourne today to determine the extent of the injury he suffered in Sunday's victory.

2:33pm  May 5, 2014

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Tom
Nicholls

Height
201 cm
DOB
04-03-1992
Weight
98 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
6
Career
15
Goals
2014
0
Career
2
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
360
Avg
60
TomNicholls

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: NAB AFL Rising Star award nominee 2013.
Brownlow Medal: 2013 votes 1; career votes 1.
Draft History: 2010 17-year-old access selection (Gold Coast)

A tall, athletic ruckman, Nicholls was given a chance in 2013 and grabbed it with both hands.

With Zac Smith’s season-ending knee injury and Charlie Dixon’s ongoing ankle problems, Nicholls was thrust into the No. 1 ruckman’s role in round 10 against Geelong.

He played eight games, averaged 13 disposals and 23 hit-outs and won a Rising Star nomination with his combination of silky tap-work and athleticism around the ground.

Of Fijian heritage, Nicholls’ development was so good he is a genuine chance to retain the top ruck job even when the entire list is healthy.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 3.7
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 1.5
    • Hit-Outs 21.3
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 60.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Fremantle Rd 2
Handballs 10 Richmond Rd 1
Disposals 14 Fremantle Rd 2
Marks 3 Hawthorn Rd 4
Hit-outs 32 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 5
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 75 Melbourne Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond W 87 - 69 1 10 11 1 24 0 3 2 0 0 49
2 Fremantle L 87 - 39 7 7 14 2 10 1 1 6 0 0 73
3 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 61 4 6 10 1 32 1 3 4 0 0 67
4 Hawthorn L 49 - 148 4 8 12 3 23 1 3 2 0 0 60
5 Melbourne W 78 - 86 5 5 10 2 28 1 3 6 0 0 75
6 GWS Giants W 134 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne W 77 - 120 1 7 8 0 11 0 0 2 0 0 36
9 St Kilda W 87 - 125 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Sydney Swans L 74 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats W 118 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Hawthorn L 116 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood W 80 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 6 22 43 65 9 128 4 13 22 0 0 360

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 3.6
    • Handballs 8.4
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 21.7
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 69.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Richmond Rd 16, 2013
Handballs 15 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Disposals 18 Richmond Rd 16, 2013
Marks 6 Richmond Rd 16, 2013
Hit-outs 33 Collingwood Rd 17, 2013
Tackles 10 North Melbourne Rd 11, 2013
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 12, 2013
AFL Fantasy 113 North Melbourne Rd 11, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Gold Coast Suns 22 43 65 9 128 4 13 22 0 0 360
2013 Gold Coast Suns 30 74 104 19 187 8 8 40 2 1 639
2012 Gold Coast Suns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Gold Coast Suns 2 9 11 2 10 2 2 2 0 1 45

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