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Thompson looks to repay the faith

It’s been a long road to 100 career games for SUNS defender Rory Thompson.

2:28pm  Jul 4, 2018

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

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Rory
Thompson

Height
200 cm
DOB
12-03-1991
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
17
Career
103
Goals
2018
0
Career
7
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
535
Avg
32
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)

Thompson was slowed down by soft tissue issues throughout 2017, playing just seven games for the club. Initially it was a quad problem suffered against Hawthorn in round three and then later in the season it was a hamstring injury that kept him out for the final six matches. 

At his best, Thompson is the perfect sidekick for Steven May – a dour, disciplined defender who loves to spoil and keep his opponent out of the game. With his injury woes seemingly behind him, the tall defender looks set to partner May in the backline this year but will face strong competition from fellow tall Jack Leslie to hold his spot.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 4.9
    • Handballs 3.2
    • Disposals 8.2
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 31.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Fremantle Rd 3
Handballs 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
Disposals 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
Marks 6 Fremantle Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Carlton Rd 19
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 59 Essendon Rd 17

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 55 - 39 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 19
2 Carlton W 67 - 101 5 2 7 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 22
3 Fremantle L 68 - 96 11 2 13 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 57
4 West Coast Eagles L 139 - 59 6 3 9 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 41
5 Brisbane Lions W 71 - 76 4 4 8 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 31
6 Adelaide Crows L 110 - 62 4 4 8 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 26
7 Western Bulldogs L 81 - 72 6 7 13 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 49
8 Melbourne L 77 - 146 3 2 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 14
9 Port Adelaide L 42 - 82 6 5 11 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 26
11 Geelong Cats L 36 - 121 9 2 11 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 48
12 GWS Giants L 134 - 26 4 1 5 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 22
13 St Kilda L 78 - 80 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
14 Hawthorn L 96 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Collingwood L 60 - 99 6 6 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 27
16 North Melbourne L 95 - 58 7 2 9 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 39
17 Essendon L 51 - 95 7 5 12 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 59
18 Sydney Swans W 64 - 88 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 17
19 Carlton L 44 - 79 2 3 5 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 28
20 Melbourne L 143 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond L 51 - 125 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 16 84 55 139 42 0 5 21 26 0 1 535

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 103
    • Kicks 5.7
    • Handballs 3.9
    • Disposals 9.6
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 44.4

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
2018 Gold Coast Suns 84 55 139 42 0 5 21 26 0 1 535
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

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