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Rory
Lobb

Height
206 cm
DOB
09-02-1993
Weight
106 kg
Debut
2014
Games
89
Goals
77
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Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Bassendean
Debut: 2014
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 5
Community Ambassador: Ainslie

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Player Bio

Rory Lobb is a developing, athletic ruckman from Western Australia who was drafted by the GIANTS at pick 29 in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft. Standing at 207cm tall, Lobb is the tallest player on the GIANTS list and is a good contested mark. From a basketball background, Lobb shows deft touch with his ruck work and has developed the ability to push forward and present an imposing target. Lobb had a breakthrough season in 2016 kicking 29 goals, while 2017 saw Lobb take over ruck duties during finals after Shane Mumford's season was curtailed by injury.

The West Australian couldn’t reproduce his 2016 form last year and kicked just 17 goals in 20 games, including just three in the last nine, but stepped up to play a key role in the ruck during the finals in Shane Mumford’s absence. Lobb will get his big chance as the club’s No. 1 ruckman after Mumford’s retirement last year. While his athleticism and versatility has seen him play as a permanent forward and on the wing, he believes he is ready to take over the role. If he can recapture the contested marking form that he showed in 2016, while also continuing his improvement as a ruckman, he will be a massive asset for Leon Cameron’s team.

The West Australian's decision to return to the club early after the off-season break paid massive dividends in 2016, with Lobb announcing himself as one of the best young forwards in the AFL. Played all 24 games for the year, kicked 29 goals and was ranked second in the competition for contestd marks. The big man showed remarkable athleticism as a 207cm forward and back-up ruckman to Shane Mumford and signed a new contract after the season, tying him to the club until the end of 2019.

Another long-term ruck prospect who came into the side to fill the void left by Shane Mumford, Lobb did enough to show he has a promising future. Needs plenty of work in the weights room, but moved well in the ruck and as a tall forward in his seven games in the second half of the year. Will only get better learning from Mumford.

Spending the first half of the year in the NEAFL, the developing ruckman was given a taste of the AFL against Essendon in round 12. It proved some debut, slotting a goal with his first kick early in the first term and taking a couple of strong grabs to show the athleticism in his 205cm frame. He earned another game against Fremantle before a knee injury sidelined him for five weeks, but it was otherwise a solid first year at the top level.

Another ruck prospect with a basketball background, Lobb has impressive size at 205cm and 96kg. The former Swan Districts representative has good hands, demonstrated by his tap work and contested marking and can push forward to provide an imposing target.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 5.2
    • Disposals 13.1
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 21.3
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 79.4

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Handballs 12 Collingwood Rd 11
Disposals 19 Collingwood Rd 11
Marks 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 19
Hit-outs 45 Richmond Rd 8
Tackles 4 North Melbourne Rd 1
Goals 3 Sydney Swans Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 125 Richmond Rd 8

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 141 - 59 9 2 11 4 6 1 0 4 2 1 79
2 Gold Coast Suns L 61 - 58 4 3 7 1 11 2 0 2 1 1 49
3 St Kilda W 71 - 66 11 6 17 4 28 0 0 1 1 0 95
4 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 56 14 3 17 5 23 3 1 1 0 1 91
5 GWS Giants W 82 - 106 4 8 12 1 22 1 0 1 1 0 64
6 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 69 6 6 12 4 31 0 0 2 0 0 81
7 Adelaide Crows L 51 - 34 6 4 10 4 30 1 0 1 0 1 74
8 Richmond L 86 - 111 11 8 19 6 45 0 1 2 1 2 125
9 Essendon L 60 - 53 9 7 16 4 33 3 3 0 0 0 80
10 Brisbane Lions W 73 - 72 7 3 10 7 27 1 0 3 1 0 94
11 Collingwood W 75 - 79 7 12 19 3 14 3 1 3 1 1 87
13 Port Adelaide W 100 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Melbourne L 85 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton L 75 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles L 31 - 122 7 2 9 1 13 2 2 2 0 0 45
17 Hawthorn L 84 - 53 9 4 13 4 24 2 0 2 1 2 89
18 Sydney Swans W 52 - 51 9 5 14 5 10 1 1 0 3 0 78
19 Western Bulldogs L 113 - 66 6 5 11 8 2 1 1 0 1 2 60
20 Geelong Cats W 95 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda L 72 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon L 55 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide L 110 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 13 119 78 197 61 319 21 10 24 13 11 1191

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 89
    • Kicks 6.6
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 11.0
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 13.2
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 68.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2019
Handballs 12 Collingwood Rd 11, 2019
Disposals 19 Collingwood Rd 11, 2019
Marks 10 Hawthorn Rd 6, 2016
Hit-outs 45 Richmond Rd 8, 2019
Tackles 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 21, 2018
Goals 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2016
AFL Fantasy 131 Adelaide Crows Rd 21, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Fremantle 119 78 197 61 319 21 10 24 13 11 1191
2018 GWS Giants 127 55 182 60 394 27 27 54 11 10 1303
2017 GWS Giants 123 105 228 86 221 21 13 47 17 8 1338
2016 GWS Giants 170 114 284 111 158 25 18 65 29 16 1650
2015 GWS Giants 39 36 75 29 80 6 7 29 6 3 496
2014 GWS Giants 6 7 13 5 3 2 0 5 1 0 78

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

History

Draft History

2013 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (GWS GIANTS) No.29 overall

Player Honours

CLUB AWARDS

GIANTS Mark of the Year 2016