Tom NICHOLLS

#22   Gold Coast

Age: 27yr 3mth Games: 46 Born: Mar 04, 1992
Height: 203cm Weight: 102kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Suffered calf injury early in pre-season that has nagged him throughout. Missed huge training time, which is a concern.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 -
2 Calf.
3 Shoulder.
4 NEAFL Back from injury and spent time through the ruck and also rested forward. -
5 NEAFL Didn’t have a big impact in the ruck as he continues to work back to full fitness. 15 hitouts. -
6 NEAFL Best game so far this season with 25 hitouts, eight clearances and 23 possessions. -
7 NEAFL Good without being great in the ruck. 23 hitouts against the Giants to go with four clearances. -
8 NEAFL A step in the right direction in his time in the ruck. 18 hitouts and 20 possessions. -
9 Bye.
10 NEAFL Rucked and spent time as a marking option in attack. Just fair. -
11 NEAFL Better than recent weeks. 18 possessions, 23 hitouts and seven marks. -
12 NEAFL Did well in the ruck and some of his follow up work at ground level was impresisve. -
13 Bye.
14 NEAFL Had 28 hitouts and won a lot of contested footy. Best game in a few weeks. -
15 NEAFL Played mostly in attack and was good alongside Loersch with three majors. -
16 NEAFL Quiet game and struggled to have an impact. -
17 Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.
18 NEAFL Played his role in the ruck with 33 hitouts. Was able to exert six clearances of his own. -
19 Ankle.
20 Ankle.
21 Ankle.
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.

2016 Season

1 Ess Pick of the ruckman although not a dominant force. 5
2 Frem Lost the ruck battle but Gold Coast won the war. 4
3 Carl Even battle against opposition ruck duo and worked hard around the ground. 5
4 Bris Missed his chance to take hold of the game in general play when Martin went off. 6
5 NEAFL Had the better of ruck duel with Downie. 33 hitouts and 16 touches. -
6 NEAFL Bye. -
7 NEAFL Had the better of Swans’ rucks in duel in the middle. Steady without starring. -
8 GWS Battled manfully in the ruck opposed to Mumford, finishing with 32 hit-outs and five clearances. 5
9 NEAFL Got better as the game wore on but was reported for striking. 22 touches. -
10 WCE Lost the ruck but fought hard when the ball hit the ground. Laid nine tackles. 6
11 Syd Found the going tough against Tippett. 3
12 Rich Great battle with Hampson. Lowered colours but still offered something to the team. 6
14 Haw Best ruckman on the ground with seven clearances. Impact not profound. 6
15 StK Broke even in the ruck with Hickey. 4
16 Bris Worked really hard around the ground and won the ruck battle. 6
17 WB Got the better of Roughead and Boyd in the ruck. 25 hit-outs, four clearances. 5
18 Frem Solid in the ruck and pushed back into defence to help out. 6
19 Melb Battled Gawn in a great tussle. Broke even which is a string result. 6
20 GWS Hampered by a knee complaint but battled through. 4
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.

2015 Season

1 -
2 NEAFL Controlled the ruck against triple GWS threat. -
3 NEAFL Gave midfielders first use in middle with 30 hitouts. -
4 GWS Late inclusion for Tape and was able to hold head high in ruck and attack. 6
5 Bris Took it up to Martin in the centre but was beaten. 4
6 Adel Booted a goal but well beaten by Jacobs. 3
7 WCE Lost the hit out battle 31-34 against Naitanui but fought his guts out. 6
8 Coll Toiled manfully in the ruck for and pushed forward for two goals. 7
9 Haw Impressive in the ruck with preparedness to work in packs and follow up. 5
10 Syd More than held his own against Pyke, has established first ruck role. 8
11 Frem Smashed in the ruck, but worked hard around the ground. 5
13 Carl Beaten in the ruck by Woods/Kreuzer. Tried hard but little impact. 4
14 NM Battled away against Goldstein but shaded. 4
15 WB Continues to develop and impress as an athletic ruck. Good battle with Minson. 6
16 GWS Hurt his knee very early and subsequently subbed out. 1
17 Quad.
18 WCE Toiled in the ruck all night against Eagles duo. 6
19 Bris Lost out in the battle with Martin. 5
20 Rich Going OK until day ended with injury early in third term. 3
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.

2014 Season

1 Rich Good battle with Hampson and although shaded still contributed. 5
2 Frem Tried hard in merry-go-round of rucks against dominant Sandilands. 4
3 Bris Rucked virtually the whole game and was the standout big man on the ground. 7
4 Haw Young ruckman won more taps than anyone else and will be a player. 5
5 Melb Time of leap at stoppages needs plenty of work. Five clearances. 4
6 Calf.
7 NM Beaten in the ruck by Goldstein despite trying hard. Injured knee in third term. 4
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 Knee.
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 NEAFL Great game with three goals. So agile for his size. -
2 NEAFL Reasonable in the ruck against Jesse White. -
3 NEAFL No impact before injuring hamstring. -
4 Hamstring.
5 NEAFL Among Suns’ best. Shifted back and held his own. -
6 NEAFL Back to what is expected, playing as a big marking ruckman. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Dominated as a ruckman. In good nick. -
9 NEAFL Another highly impressive display. Must be close to a senior spot. -
10 Geel Had six hit-outs to advantage, six clearances and seven tackles. Handy. 5
11 NM Beaten in the hit-outs but took the honours around the ground. 6
12 Ess Beaten in the ruck, but pushed forward for two goals. Plenty to work with. 5
14 Adel Beaten in the ruck but got to plenty of contests and handballed to good effect. 5
15 Bris Battled well against the slightly more dominant Leuenberger. 7
16 Rich Has come into his own in the absence of Smith. Impressive again. 7
17 Coll Gave midfield first use with some fine ruckwork. Developing nicely. 7
18 Carl Unfortunately subbed off with knee injury in third quarter. 3
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

2 NEAFL Good game in the ruck. -
3 NEAFL Rucked well, giving his midfielders first use. -
4 NEAFL Did a few athletic things. -
6 NEAFL Back into the side and acquitted himself well. -
7 NEAFL OK at times but needed to do more. -
8 NEAFL Struggled all day. -
10 NEAFL Rotated through the ruck. Fair. -
11 NEAFL Good effort without starring. -
14 NEAFL Tried hard but was beaten on the night. -
15 NEAFL One of his better efforts for the season. Good in the ruck. -
16 NEAFL Conditions not ideal for him. -
17 NEAFL Took advantage of Longer’s absence to give mids first use. -
18 NEAFL Played one of his better games, gave mids great service. -
20 NEAFL Continued his recent good form with strong effort in ruck. -
21 NEAFL One of the better performers in loss to Mt Gravatt. -