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Key Facts

Full name
Reginald Nicholls

Known as
Reg Nicholls

27 February 1922

28 April 1990 (aged 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 101d
Last game: 28y 180d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 10, 20

Family links
Geoff Nicholls (Brother)

Reg Nicholls

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Arguably the first in a long line of top ranking post-war Fitzroy backmen - a line which would feature, among others, the likes of Robert Henderson, Kevin Murray, Gary Pert and Paul Roos - Reg Nicholls would doubtless be more generally fêted than he is today had he played more than just 83 VFL games in five seasons. A superb all round defender, he was tenacious, willing and extremely difficult to beat. As per the standard requirement for full backs of his era, he was also a majestic kick. A VFL interstate representative in 1948 and 1949, he retired, somewhat prematurely one feels forced to infer, at the end of the 1950 season.

Author - John Devaney


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