While Carlton spoiled the party with a four-point win in Rory Lobb’s 100th AFL game, he said senior coach Justin Longmuir made the day special with a pre-game jumper presentation.
Lobb has reached the milestone after playing 74 games for GWS and 26 for Freo since his arrival for the 2018 season.
The forward said Longmuir’s pre-game speech was an emotional moment for him.
“I almost shed a few tears,” Lobb said.
“I was pretty happy about it. JL’s been really good since he got here. He’s really just let me play to my strengths and hopefully, we can look to next week.”
While Lobb felt flat after the after-the-siren loss, he was proud to reach the 100-game milestone.
“Obviously we wanted to get the win, that was the first thing,” Lobb said.
“But it’s really exciting to get there, I never thought I would ever get to 100 games and I’m really hoping that I can keep pushing on field and off field to help this club get to where we need.”
Lobb was thankful to the 24,114 fans who attended the clash and hoped they would return in force for next week’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round clash with Sydney.
‘Thanks for all your support, we’ve got two more games here and we would love to see as many as we can down here,” Lobb said in a message to the fans.
“You really help us play the brand of footy we want to play.”