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Thompson re-signs with the GC SUNS

SUNS defender and Southport Sharks junior Rory Thompson has re-signed with the club.

10:30am  Nov 11, 2016

Backline Analysis: Malcolm Blight

Club Ambassador believes the SUNS backline is in good hands with Steven May and Rory Thompson.

1:01pm  Oct 10, 2016

Defensive pillars forming strong foundation

The synergy between key defensive pillars Steven May and Rory Thompson grows with each round.

2:32pm  Aug 9, 2016

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SUNS TV: Rory Thompson

10:30am  Nov 11, 2016

SUNS TV: Rory Thompson

1:50pm  Aug 9, 2016

SUNS TV: Rory Thompson

1:37pm  Mar 22, 2016

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Rory
Thompson

Height
200 cm
DOB
12-03-1991
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2017
7
Career
86
Goals
2017
0
Career
7
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
337
Avg
48
RoryThompson

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: Career votes 2
Junior Club: Southport Sharks (QLD) 
Draft History: 2010 local talent access selection (Gold Coast)

Undoubtedly one of the most important players on the SUNS list, Rory Thompson’s partnership with Steven May in the key defensive posts is vital to Gold Coast’s success. Last season, the SUNS won their first three matches with Thompson in the line-up before he suffered an ankle injury, which cost him eight weeks on the sidelines. Gold Coast lost all eight games in that time, but won three of the next six upon his return.

The Southport product stands 200cm and has a long reach with good closing speed to spoil opposition forwards. Thompson and May will be a formidable force in the back 50 for 2017. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 5.9
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 10.4
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.1

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 GWS Giants Rd 2
Handballs 8 GWS Giants Rd 2
Disposals 17 GWS Giants Rd 2
Marks 6 GWS Giants Rd 2
Hit-outs 1 North Melbourne Rd 15
Tackles 4 North Melbourne Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 65 GWS Giants Rd 2

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions L 96 - 98 6 4 10 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 53
2 GWS Giants L 160 - 58 9 8 17 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 65
3 Hawthorn W 139 - 53 7 5 12 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 49
4 Carlton W 82 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 153 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 North Melbourne L 107 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats W 124 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide L 38 - 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Melbourne L 122 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles W 80 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn W 79 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton L 73 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 St Kilda L 103 - 72 5 5 10 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 47
15 North Melbourne W 118 - 99 3 2 5 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 33
16 Sydney Swans L 118 - 51 8 4 12 5 0 1 2 3 0 0 54
17 Collingwood L 88 - 103 3 4 7 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 36
18 Western Bulldogs L 110 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond L 65 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle L 90 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions L 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon L 57 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide L 135 - 20 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 41 32 73 29 1 3 7 20 0 0 337

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 86
    • Kicks 5.8
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 9.9
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 46.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 15, 2013
Handballs 10 Essendon Rd 12, 2013
Disposals 19 Essendon Rd 12, 2013
Marks 12 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2016
Hit-outs 22 GWS Giants Rd 6, 2014
Tackles 7 GWS Giants Rd 6, 2014
Goals 2 Port Adelaide Rd 4, 2013
AFL Fantasy 93 Melbourne Rd 7, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Gold Coast Suns 41 32 73 29 1 3 7 20 0 0 337
2016 Gold Coast Suns 75 65 140 68 2 2 8 27 0 2 649
2015 Gold Coast Suns 54 37 91 38 7 3 4 15 0 0 408
2014 Gold Coast Suns 91 73 164 58 47 5 6 49 0 0 823
2013 Gold Coast Suns 157 89 246 105 4 13 9 39 5 3 1143
2012 Gold Coast Suns 32 14 46 18 9 7 1 12 0 0 239
2011 Gold Coast Suns 48 40 88 39 5 2 6 23 2 2 436

Legend

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Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points