Rory THOMPSON

#16   Gold Coast

Age: 28yr 8mth Games: 86 Born: Mar 12, 2021
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    
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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
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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