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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 runs

9:02am  Jul 18, 2019

Thompson Commits

4:59pm  Apr 26, 2019

Season Highlights: Rory Thompson

8:44am  Sep 5, 2018

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Rory
Thompson

Height
200 cm
DOB
12-03-1991
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2019
0
Career
103
Goals
2019
0
Career
7
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
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)

Despite missing the final four games of the year with a persistent hamstring injury, Rory Thompson had his best season in SUNS colours in 2018. He provided stability in the backline as young players found their feet in the side and could be relied on to contain some of the competition’s best forwards. Thompson became the first Gold Coast local to play 100 games for the SUNS in 2018 and his strong season resulted in a fourth-place finish in the Club Champion award.

With the acquisition of key defenders Jack Hombsch and Sam Collins in the off-season, there will be a genuine competition for spots for Thompson and fellow tall defender Jack Leslie. While Thompson is likely to hold his spot to start the year, there is a good chance he will be working alongside some new faces in the backline with others knocking on the door for senior selection.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda L 76 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans L 93 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond L 58 - 150 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows L 56 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
2019 Gold Coast Suns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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

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