At 185cm in height, Collingwood's Mick Twomey was taller than his brothers Bill and Pat, and played most of his 157 VFL games between 1951 and 1961 as a ruckman. If his attitude occasionally seemed almost lackadaisical, he always seemed to raise his performance level a notch or two when it mattered most, such as in finals. Twomey's main strengths were his tremendous leaping ability, and his pace. He was widely acknowledged as the fastest ruckmen in the VFL for much of his career, boasting the same distinctive long striding running style as his oldest brother, Bill. Unlike his brothers, Mick Twomey was a right foot kick. He was capable of propelling the ball over enormous distances, but his accuracy often left much to be desired. Over the course of his career Twomey was a member of five Collingwood grand final teams, enjoying premiership success in 1953 and 1958.
Author - John Devaney