Greater Western Sydney ruck-forward Rory Lobb has been traded to Fremantle, capping off a huge deadline day for the WA club. He has alternated between the ruck and forward line over his career, with his best return in a season 29 goals in 2015. Bringing you a new episode every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Perhaps the other interesting tidbit of Monday were some comments made by Port Adelaide’s Jason Cripps on radio, warning Gold Coast that if they draft young South Australian stars, the Power will pursue them. Don’t miss the latest footy news! Lobb's contested marking ability has been a strong aspect of his game, and in 2020 he collected 37 contested marks (an average of 2.2 per game) which ranked him third overall in the league. Lobb, 25, has played 74 games for GWS since being drafted in 2013 as a mature-aged player out of Swan Districts. Ryan Buckland The West Australian. Subscribe to the West Australian.
Fremantle have bolstered their ruck/forward stocks with the acquisition of Rory Lobb from GWS. Lycett is yet to confirm his intentions with the Eagles and preached patience in the wake of Saturday’s grand final win. The Economist: What would Fremantle look like if the Lachie Neale - Jesse Hogan/Rory Lobb trade never happened? West Coast may be preparing for the AFL Grand Final, but the club also appears to have one eye on next season. While Lobb shapes as a handy acquisition for both clubs, his role is likely to vary depending on where he lands. The Eagles and the premiership cup have landed in Perth, and Scotty Lycett is still wearing his boots. Gold Coast currently hold picks 2 and 3 in this year’s draft and have been heavily linked to Jack Lukosius at pick 2, and could look to pair him with Izak Rankine or Conor Rozee at pick 3. Lobb will discuss his options with Fremantle before the trade period kicks off next Monday.
Greater Western Sydney ruck-forward Rory Lobb has been traded to Fremantle, capping off a huge deadline day for the WA club. Oops! $13 $7 per we “Rory is an exciting acquisition for Fremantle and sits in line with our ongoing strategy of attracting West Australian footballers to the club” Bell said. Of course, one of Gold Coast’s chief concerns with any potential recruit to the club will be their willingness to commit to the club longterm, given the Suns’ noted retention issues so far in their history. Two of the biggest names on the agenda at the moment are Dayne Beams and Dylan Shiel and while neither found a new home today, there was talk about both. Log in . Giants list manager Jason McCartney said the club was sad to lose Lobb but happy with the deal. After shaping up as a potential spoiler during the trade period, with Neale's move to Brisbane holding up several other deals, Bell acknowledged the cooperation of other clubs in getting the trades over the line. Lobb who came to football late after mainly focusing on basketball was taken with pick 29 in the 2013 national draft, and stands at 206 cm. Rory Lobb (born 9 February 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). WATCH: The best of ruckman Rory Lobb, as he nominates Fremantle as his club of choice this trade period.
GWS ruckman Rory Lobb has met with West Coast officials about a potential trade, despite being contracted for 2019. The Economist: What would Fremantle look like if the Lachie Neale - Jesse Hogan/Rory Lobb trade never happened?
Enjoy unlimited access to thewest.com.au and everyday digital editions on any device. Rory Lobb Recruited in the off-season from GWS, Lobb was crucial to Fremantle in 2019, playing either as a key forward, ruckman or in a mix of both roles. The new signings join Reece Conca who made his way west earlier in the trade period. Your new favourite AFL footy podcast. That Port Adelaide – and Adelaide too, presumably – would already have an eye towards poaching these players back from the Suns does not come as a surprise even remotely. In 2018, with the retirement of Shane Mumford straining GWS ruck options, Lobb was primarily used as the #1 ruckman. Only one trade deal was ultimately finalised on Monday – Sam Lloyd moving from the Richmond Tigers to the Western Bulldogs, in exchange for pick 64. Ryan Buckland The West Australian. Lobb makes his way to the Dockers on a frantic final day of the trade period. Dockers footy manager Peter Bell commented on Lobb's trade. “He’s been a valuable member of the Giants’ group over the past five years but we understand his desire to return to Western Australia,” he said in a statement. Subscribe to the West Australian. RORY Lobb will continue to cause headaches for opposition defenders in 2017, but admits he has ambitions to one day be Greater Western Sydney's No.1 ruckman. One of his standout games in the 2018 season came in round 15 against Hawthorn, where he kicked 3 goals in the first quarter. “With the upgrade of pick 11 in addition to pick 19, we are able to strengthen our hand at the upcoming NAB AFL Draft to bring in some quality talent to complement our list. Lobb has played 74 games since his 2014 debut, emerging as one of the competition's premier contested marks at an imposing 207cm.
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