Rory Thompson during the round 14 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Gold Coast Suns at Aurora Stadium on June 26, 2016 in Launceston, Australia.

Gold Coast will have two selections in the AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft after placing Rory Thompson and Harrison Wigg on their inactive list.

The duo ruptured their ACL’s in pre-season and will not feature in the remainder of the 2019 campaign.

Thompson was set to play a leading role in defence this season after the departure of former captain Steven May. The 28-year-old played 17 games in 2018 and 103 since debuting in 2011.

22-year-old Wigg has yet to make his debut since crossing to the Suns from Adelaide in 2017. He was tipped to play a big role for the club before injuring his ACL.