Crocmedia’s Mitch Cleary has identified Nankervis as a pre-season bolter, saying he is likely to start in the centre circle in the Tigers opening match against Carlton.
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Everyone loves a pre-season bolter. Toby Nankervis now Dimma's #1 coaches pet. Will start in the centre circle v Kreuzer on opening night
— Mitch Cleary (@cleary_mitch) February 7, 2017
He would be pushing out fellow ruckman Shaun Hampson, who played 20 games last season. Hampson was recruited from Carlton in 2013 in exchange for pick 28.