Tom RUGGLES

#36  

Age: 26yr 9mth Games: 101 Born: Apr 25, 1992
Height: 186cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Great first season but faces a tougher task to hold spot with addition of Tuohy and drafting of Tom Stewart. Struggled in JLT.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Frem Good effort in defence. Didn't make any glaring mistakes and attacked the ball with some vigour. 7
2 NM Not as good as previous week. Just eight effective disposals and decision-making was off on occasions. 3
3 Melb Disposal lets him down too often and to make matters worse he gives away free kicks when caught one-on-one….and he’s slow. 2
4 Haw Struggling until a big hit by Gibson just before half-time ended his day with concussion. 1
5 Concussion.
6 VFL Didn’t always use the ball as well as he can, but had 29 touches and was fairly influential. -
7 VFL One of the better Cats on the day. 27 possessions, eight marks and five inside-50s. -
8 VFL Used down back and through midfield. Okay without being overly influential. -
9 VFL Big ball winner in back half and through middle. Used the ball well by foot too. -
10 Senior emergency.
11 VFL Strong four-quarter performer in loss to the Seagulls. Putting his hand up for a recall. -
12 Bye.
13 VFL Going well until injured shoulder and now faces a lengthy stint on the sidelines. -
14 VFL Collarbone. -
15 Collarbone.
16 Collarbone.
17 Collarbone.
18 Collarbone.
19 Shoulder.
20 VFL Good enough on return from injury with 19 possessions. -
21 VFL Strong game again. Important when Richmond made a push for victory. -
22 VFL A rebounding machine in defence. 19 touches – 18 of them kicks – and seven rebounds. -
23 VFL Helped the Cats back six stand firm when Essendon pressed hard. Good. -
QF -
SF - 1
PF -

2016 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Played in VFL trial against North Ballarat.
2 Played in VFL trial against Collingwood.
3 Bris First gamer didn’t look out of place at half back. Clean hands and showed poise under pressure. 6
4 Ess Second-gamer did well. Showed poise and won the ball regularly across half back. 7
5 Port Gave away goal early but responded well. Stats not huge but did what he was required to. 4
6 Rested.
7 WCE Plays with a poise and calmness that belies his inexperience. Will be tough to toss out of the team. 6
8 Adel Cameron’s pace caused him quite a few concerns but plugged away. 4
9 Coll Fasolo kicked two goals on him in first 17 mins and had to be moved. Not his day. 3
10 Eye.
11 GWS Defensively OK but offered very little by way of offensive ball movement. 3
12 NM Gave Nahas a bath. Kept him to two kicks and no score. Got involved offensively late. 6
13 WB Couple of skill errors but on the whole defensively he was stout. Does his job. 6
14 StK One horror kick cost a goal. Mixed good and bad from the back half. 5
16 Syd Inconspicuous from half back. Generated very little in any phase. 3
17 Frem Showed dash and willingness to take the game on. Does panic at times. 6
18 Adel Did some nice things at half back and thwarted some forward forays. 5
19 WB Battled away in defence. Didn’t star but no glaring mistakes. 5
20 Senior emergency.
21 Rich Rioli got away from him for two goals but responded well in the final term. 6
22 Bris Quiet one in terms of offensive work but did what was needed defensively. 4
23 Melb Great game. Rebounded brilliantly and was involved all day despite heavy knock. 7
QF Haw Horror first final. Ball use let him down and he coughed up a couple of goals. 1
PF -