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North Launceston and George Town's Toby Nankervis celebrates Richmond's AFL premiership

Andrew Mathieson
By Andrew Mathieson
Updated July 1 2021 - 5:47pm, first published September 30 2019 - 8:45am
HARD HITTER: Tigers ruckman Toby Nankervis at Richmond training. Picture: The Age

The prompt desire of Toby Nankervis to embrace Tigers captain Trent Cotchin mere seconds after the final siren on Saturday happened to be the premiership ruckman's first step to checking reality.

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Andrew Mathieson

Andrew Mathieson

Sports Journalist

The day I realised I wasn't good enough to play for St Kilda or be the No.1 spinner for Australia was when I realised journalism was the closest I could come to follow my passion for sport. And it's not just about the scores for me. It's the back story behind the game.