Rory THOMPSON

#16   Gold Coast

Age: 28yr 0mth Games: 86 Born: Mar 12, 1991
Height: 200cm Weight: 100kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Key back has negotiated summer and is right to take up the mantle as a dour defender. Key player for the team.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Bris Spoiled when he needed to and made all his possessions count (100% efficiency). 6
2 GWS Has enjoyed easier days in defence, but didn’t help own cause with some poor decision making and execution, 3
3 Haw Did what he needed to do, spending a large part of the match on Gunston. 5
4 Quad.
5 Quad.
6 Quad.
7 Quad.
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 NEAFL Did his job in big win. Might need a few more weeks in NEAFL before an AFL return. -
12 NEAFL Just going at present down back. -
13 Bye.
14 StK Continued his long running rivalry with Riewoldt in purely negating role and held Saint til last term. 6
15 NM Had an absolute nightmare. Everything he touched unfortunately ended up costing the Suns. 1
16 Syd Was dominated by the Swans attack from quarter time onwards 2
17 Coll Slipped at a couple of crucial moments. Tried hard but not clean with the footy. 4
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Hamstring.
21 Hamstring.
22 Hamstring.
23 Hamstring.

2016 Season

1 Ess Untroubled in defence. Spoiled everything that was in his vicinity. 5
2 Frem Really solid defensive game. The Suns’ backline held up well. 6
3 Carl Had hands full with Casboult before injuring ankle. 3
4 Ankle.
5 Ankle.
6 Ankle.
7 Ankle.
8 Ankle.
9 Ankle.
10 Ankle.
11 NEAFL Finally returned from injury and emerged unscathed. Did well. -
12 Rich Looked as rusty as a seaside gate. In the end pushed forward but didn’t touch it. 2
14 Haw Took resting ruckman but struggled to impact in any phase. Looks very rusty. 2
15 StK Regaining his confidence and made good decisions in defence. 6
16 Bris Steady in defence and did the little things right. 5
17 WB Fulfilled his role on Bulldogs’ resting rucks. 5
18 Frem Did as required in defence. 4
19 Melb Had Dawes covered for most of the day. Starting to find some form. 6
20 GWS Really strong in defence and used the footy efficiently. 6
21 Ess Had task on Brown then Grimley. Did his job defensively but offered little offensively. 5
22 Coll Took White and beaten badly then went forward in second half. 4
23 Port Gave usual honest defensive effort. 5

2015 Season

1 Melb Some of his spoiling was a highlight of a solid defensive performance. 6
2 StK In heaps of trouble against Bruce and had a bad night. 2
3 Geel Great game. Came off Clark a number of times to thwart Cat forays. 7
4 GWS Beaten by McCarthy, then Cameron. Horror night. 3
5 Hip.
6 Adel Opponent kicked four goals, but far from disgraced. 5
7 Hip.
8 Hip.
9 Hip.
10 Hip.
11 Hip.
12 Hip.
13 NEAFL Looked rusty down back and will be better for the run. -
14 NEAFL Rarely beaten down back. Marshalled the troops well. -
15 WB Had hands full with Redpath. Slid forward but shot for goal fell just short. 4
16 GWS Spent majority of time on McCarthy and held him well. 6
17 Adel Lost out to Jenkins conceding three goals. 4
18 WCE Suffered ankle injury in second term that saw him subbed out. 2
19 Ankle.
20 Ankle.
21 Ess Kept Daniher at bay. Spoiled everything that came his way. 5
22 Port Did what he needed to do and was defensively minded. 5
23 Syd Had Tippett and he caused him problems. Lack of midfield pressure hurt. 4

2014 Season

1 PM Played his first game back after an injury interrupted summer. -
2 Frem Spent most of his time on Mayne and Docker didn’t cut loose. 4
3 Bris Mainly used in attack but had very little influence. 2
4 Haw Picked up the talls resting forward and had little say in the game. 2
5 Melb Great battle with Dawes who saved him by being inaccurate. Kept battling. 5
6 GWS Uncustomary ruck role and acquitted himself well. 5
7 NM Had a nightmare at times in the first half. A bit better after main break. 4
9 StK Solid job in defence on Stanley. 5
10 Wrist.
11 Wrist.
12 Syd Held Tippett goalless until the big Swan left the field with a knee injury. 6
13 WCE Torched by Kennedy early and was shifted. Not his best outing. 2
14 Geel Went to Kersten after he’d kicked a couple and kept him to one goal. 6
15 Haw Low-key game in defence. 4
16 Coll Switched to Cloke early and conceded only one goal despite glut of entries. 6
17 WB Had the better of Redpath but wasn’t a factor going forward. 6
18 Bris Forced into the ruck with Smith's injury which he struggled with. 2
19 StK Reasonable job on Stanley. 5
20 Carl Worked over Casboult in first half and then quietened a rampaging Waite. 7
21 Port Didn’t have a kick, but kept Schulz to one goal in what was a win for the team. 6
22 Ess Super performance on Carlisle. Kept him to three marks and two goals. 8
23 WCE Kennedy kicked eight, which will leave bitter taste in his mouth over summer. 2
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 StK Made enough contests with Riewoldt to claim a fair night. 6
2 Syd Unable to have any impact in an incredibly quiet afternoon. 2
3 Bris Got something of a lesson from Lions skipper Brown. 2
4 Port Moved forward for team balance and kicked two goals. 6
5 GWS Had important job on Cameron and performed adequately. 5
6 Frem Again used in attack and defence, but couldn't find any space. 4
7 Melb Had the job on Dawes and defended stoutly. One of the Suns’ important players. 7
8 WB Dominated in defence and continues his rapid improvement. 8
9 Haw Backed himself against Franklin and on top early. Hawk star came back. 6
10 Geel Great game. Battled Hawkins and kept him to two goals. 7
11 NM Kept Petrie out of the contest after he had kicked two early goals. 7
12 Ess Had Hurley and Daniher at times and did an admirable job. 6
14 Adel Broke even in his match up with Jenkins. 5
15 Bris Had his hands full with Jonathan Brown yet far from disgraced. 6
16 Rich Had Riewoldt’s measure until big hit by Arnot saw him subbed out with chest injury. 4
17 Coll Looked to suffer injury, but recovered. Good battle with Cloke throughout. 6
18 Ankle.
19 WCE Kennedy torched him early and he didn’t have much of an impact when moved. 2
20 Melb Good in defence and made significant difference when pushed forward in third quarter. 6
21 Port Coming into his own at centre half back and kept Westhoff to two goals. 6
22 StK Started OK again on Riewoldt but was burnt off later. 4
23 GWS Fascinating battle with Cameron with the honours shared. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

4 NEAFL Made his return from injury. Got through OK. -
7 NEAFL Best for the Suns at full back. -
8 WB Came into the side and did a few nice things. 3
9 Port Played both down back and in the ruck for short stints. Vanilla. 3
10 Coll Didn’t get into the game at all in a variety of positions. 3
11 StK Did OK in contest with Riewoldt early but then overwhelmed. 5
12 NM Looked composed in defence before limping off with ankle injury. 5