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Tomas
Bugg

Height
184 cm
DOB
05-04-1993
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
2
Career
51
Goals
2015
0
Career
13
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
107
Avg
54
TomasBugg

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Gembrook
Debut: 2012
Recruited From: Gembrook/Caulfield Grammar/Gippsland U18
Brownlow Votes: -
Community Ambassador: Belconnen Magpies

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Player Bio

Tomas Bugg was a pre-listed selection for the GIANTS in 2010, completing his schooling in Melbourne before relocating to western Sydney in late 2011. The former Caulfield Grammar student made his debut in Round 1, 2012 with the midfielder earning a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination later that season.
 

Playing 17 games last season, Bugg is one appearance away from 50 in GWS colours. He spent a six-game stretch in the NEAFL in the middle part of the year, but otherwise performed well in his typical negating role. Showing an ability to get forward at times and win his own ball through the middle, he capped a solid season with a career-best 33 touches in the round 21 victory over Melbourne, and a 10th-place finish in the best and fairest count.

Dropped midway through last season, Bugg returned in round 16 and played out the year strongly. Used more through the midfield after starting his career in defence, the 20-year-old can win his own ball and lay plenty of tackles, and has shown an ability to get forward. A victory in the club’s first 3km time trial of the pre-season indicated he is determined to take another step forward this year.

The second of eight GIANTS to earn a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in 2012, Bugg had an extremely impressive debut campaign. Playing predominantly in defence, the teenager showed poise and good decision-making across his 18 games while topping 20 possessions five times. A former Caulfield Grammar captain, Bugg also showed excellent leadership qualities.

An inside midfielder who is hard at the ball, Bugg captained Caulfield Grammar in 2011. Also played in the NEAFL with GWS in the same year. A competitor with a good aerobic base, Bugg was a member of the 2010 AIS AFL Academy squad.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 10.5
    • Disposals 17.0
    • Marks 1.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 53.5

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 St Kilda Rd 1
Handballs 12 Melbourne Rd 2
Disposals 18 St Kilda Rd 1
Marks 2 St Kilda Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Melbourne Rd 2
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 62 St Kilda Rd 1

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda W 78 - 87 9 9 18 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 62
2 Melbourne W 101 - 56 4 12 16 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 45
3 Sydney Swans W 6 - 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
5 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 0 13 21 34 3 0 4 1 4 0 0 107

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 51
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 62.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Melbourne Rd 21, 2014
Handballs 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2012
Disposals 33 Melbourne Rd 21, 2014
Marks 11 Fremantle Rd 17, 2012
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Collingwood Rd 22, 2014
Goals 3 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2012
AFL Fantasy 125 Melbourne Rd 21, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 GWS Giants 13 21 34 3 0 4 1 4 0 0 107
2014 GWS Giants 133 121 254 56 0 21 13 63 4 3 1070
2013 GWS Giants 97 99 196 40 0 19 14 38 3 6 762
2012 GWS Giants 150 167 317 72 0 20 19 57 6 3 1230

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

HISTORY

DRAFT HISTORY

2011 17-year-old access selection (GWS GIANTS)

PLAYER HONOURS

AFL AWARDS

2012 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee Round 5