After securing Rory Lobb from GWS on Wednesday in the NAB AFL Trade Period, fremantlefc.com.au looks at some of the tall forward’s best performances so far.
Round 21, 2018 v Adelaide
Standing at 207cm, Lobb was used primarily as a ruck in 2018, and he had arguably his best performances in the ruck in a 14-point win against the Crows, racking up 14 hitouts to advantage, collecting 10 contested possessions, laying eight tackles and kicking a goal.
Semi final, 2018 v Collingwood
A towering pack mark and goal highlighted Lobb’s efforts in front of more than 72,000 fans at the MCG. Up against Pies’ star Brodie Grundy, Lobb toiled hard in the ruck with 28 hitouts and finished as one of the Giants best on ground in their 10-point loss. The game would be Lobb’s last as a Giant before joining Fremantle.
Round 4, 2017 v Port Adelaide
Lobb was one of the Giants best on ground in an 86-point thrashing of Port Adelaide. Lobb kicked 4.1, had nine contested possessions, laid four tackles and took three contested marks in the effort.
Round 6, 2016 v Hawthorn
Lobb polled three Brownlow votes as the Giants dismantled three-time premiers Hawthorn in a 75-point win. Lobb kicked 4.2 and pulled in a tremendous eight contested marks – just two off Wayne Carey’s record of 10.
Round 21, 2016 v West Coast
Lobb polled two Brownlow votes in a thriller as the Giants fell by a point to West Coast. Lobb’s fourth goal of the game looked to give the Giants the win with just over a minute to play. On top of kicking 4.2, Lobb pulled in five marks (four contested), had 10 contested possessions and laid four tackles.