Aiden Tolman

Player # 733
Nickname Tols
Position Front Row, Lock
Height 183cm
Weight 104kg
DOB 10th Nov 1988
Origin Hat Head, NSW
Junior Club Smithtown Tigers
Debut 2011: Round 1 vs Wests Tigers
Other Clubs Melbourne

Aiden Tolman was educated at St Paul's College, Kempsey and represented 2006 Australian Schoolboys. He has also played for the Junior Kangaroos.

Aiden played his junior football with the Smithtown Tigers and he has also played for the Central Coast Storm and the Queensland Cup side, Norths Devils. 

The blonde prop joined the Melbourne Storm in 2008 and made 53 first grade appearances for the club, making his first grade debut against Canberra Raiders in round 6 of the 2008 season.

Aiden joined the Bulldogs in 2011. 

In round one of the 2011 National Rugby League season Aiden made his debut for the Bulldogs against the West Tigers at ANZ Stadium. He finished the season with 22 appearances.

In 2012, Aiden ended the season with 27 appearances. He achieved the coach's award for the club. He played in the 2012 NRL Grand Final loss against his former club Melbourne at ANZ Stadium.

In 2013, the Bulldogs re-signed Aiden for a further four years, through until the end of season 2017. For the second year in a row, he once again received the coach's award from coach Des Hasler. Aiden finished the season with 25 appearances.

Aiden played in the 2014 NRL Grand Final loss against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He finished the season with 22 appearances.

On 1st August 2015, Aiden was named in the team of the decade as part of the clubs 80th Year celebrations.

Aiden played 21 games in the 2015 NRL season as the club qualified for the finals. He played in both of Canterbury's finals matches as the club reached the second week but were eliminated by the Sydney Roosters.

On 6 December 2016, Aiden re-signed with the Bulldogs which would see him at the club until 2020.

On 27 May 2017, Aiden made 51 tackles, 17 hit ups for 148 running meters, and played 80 minutes, in round 12 against Cronulla. He made a total of 24 appearances for the Bulldogs in the 2017 NRL season as they failed to reach the finals for the first time since 2011.

In 2018, Aiden made 16 appearances for Canterbury as the club endured one of its toughest seasons on the field. At one stage of the season, Canterbury were sitting second last on the table but rallied to achieve victories over the Brisbane Broncos, New Zealand Warriors and St George to finish the season in 12th place. A leader on and off the field who leads by example, the prop forward finished the 2018 season with 513 tackles, 1853 running metres, 707 post contact metres and a 93.1% tackle efficiency rate from 16 appearances.

In 2019, Aiden made his 250th first grade appearance in round 15 against Cronulla at ANZ Stadium which ended in a 14-12 victory to the Bulldogs. In round 20 against the Penrith Panthers, Aiden played his 200th game for the Bulldogs - just the 12th Canterbury player to do so - and achieved in inside of nine seasons.

Aiden made a total of 23 appearances for Canterbury in the 2019 NRL season as the club finished 12th on the table. At one stage,the Bulldogs found themselves sitting last on the table and in real danger of finishing with the wooden spoon. However, for the third straight season, Canterbury achieved four victories in a row over Penrith, the Wests Tigers, South Sydney and Parramatta who were all competing for a place in the finals series and were higher on the table.The prop forward finished the 2019 season with 870 tackles, 3053 running metres, 984.4 post contact metres and a 92.8% tackle efficiency rate from 23 appearances. 

Aiden has been a warrior in terms of his consistency throughout his time at the Bulldogs.

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Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
2011 22 1 0 0 4
2012 27 1 0 0 4
2013 25 1 0 0 4
2014 22 2 0 0 8
2015 21 1 0 0 4
2016 25 1 0 0 4
2017 24 1 0 0 4
2018 16 0 0 0 0
2019 23 0 0 0 0
2020 17 2 0 0 8
Total: 222 10 0 0 40