GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND - AUGUST 06: Shane Mumford of the Giants competes with Tom Nicholls of the suns during the round 20 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Grater Western Sydney Giants at Metricon Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Suns ruckman Tom Nicholls re-signs

GoldĀ Coast has locked away ruckman Tom Nicholls for a further two years.

After weighing up his options for the past few months, the 24-year-old has agreed to stay with the Suns until at least the end of 2018.

It’s great news for Gold Coast after midfielders Dion Prestia and Jaeger O’Meara both recently requested to be traded.

The finishing touches on the Nicholls deal are expected to be inked when he returns from a holiday to the United States later this month.