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New vice-captain for Dogs

Bulldogs finalise leadership group with a big role for a young tall.

2:11pm  Jan 19, 2015

Bulldogs finalise leadership group

The Bulldogs have announced their five-man leadership group for 2015.

11:03am  Jan 19, 2015

Efficient year for Roughead

The spotlight is turned on the 2014 season of Jordan Roughead.

8:00am  Jan 8, 2015

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Jordan
Roughead

Height
200 cm
DOB
03-11-1990
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
15
Career
72
Goals
2014
0
Career
12
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
706
Avg
47
JordanRoughead

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: North Ballarat (U18)/Lake Wendouree
Clubs: Western Bulldogs
Debut: Rd 5 (Adelaide) 2010
Recruited from: North Ballarat Rebels
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Such is his reliability; Jordan Roughead has been trialled in a number of positions throughout his career with great success. In 2014 however, Roughead cemented his spot as the Club's full-back and was named vice-captain ahead of the 2015 season. Roughead was recruited to the Club with the Dogs second round selection in the 2008 AFL Draft (pick 31 overall).

Season By Season

Season in short:

After playing all 22 matches in 2013, in which he established his place in the Bulldogs line-up as a key defender, Jordan Roughead was looking to build on that consistency in 2014.

Roughead dislocated his AC joint in the round three win over Richmond, and although playing out the game, required surgery and missed the following five rounds.

Returning from injury in round 10, Roughead only missed two games for the remainder of the season and was able to provide much needed support in defense.

The 200-centimetre defender averaged over 11 disposals in 2014 and highlighted his skill with both hand and foot, finishing with a disposal efficiency of 82.5% for the year.

 

The stat that mattered:

Roughead was ranked ninth in the league for one percenters per game.

 

What they said:

 “I think we (defenders) did our job pretty well – let them off the chain a couple of times and they got a couple of easy goals.

“But defensively we’ve been pretty solid as a group for the last six weeks and we are doing a lot of things right.

“I think it was another step in the right direction tonight and now we look to back it up again against the Dons next week.” – Jordan Roughead following the Bulldogs round 17 win against Gold Coast.

Season in short:

Unearthed as a key defender late in 2012, Roughead consolidated the position beautifully in season 2013. Roughead consistently handled tall opposition forwards and acquitted himself with confidence. In the home and away season, he led the competition for one percenters, including spoils, while ranking 15th for contested marks. Among the defender’s major scalps were Jonathan Brown and Jarrad Waite. But perhaps Roughead’s best effort came in the final game against Melbourne, with 16 disposals at 100% efficiency and nine marks including three contested grabs.

Stat that mattered:

While conventional stats may not always demonstrate a full back’s effectiveness, Roughead’s ability to lead the competition in one percenters is telling. Despite being new to the position, the 22-year-old had more spoils, smothers, shepherds and knock-ons than any other player. He also built a reputation as a strong contested mark in the last line of defence.

What they said:

“He [Roughead] is now starting to get that inner belief that he can match it with anyone in the league and we are now seeing him buy into that and be a real ruthless defender… With Roughy having such along reach and being really athletic and having quite good closing speed, he is really starting to get his timing right in the contest and just get that timely fist in.”

- Development Coach Ashley Hansen

In 2012 he showed endeavour in the forward line, demonstrating he has the tools to provide a tall option to kick to – although his conversion rate at times let him down. His foray into the backline later in the year was even more impressive, holding down a key defensive post and providing plenty of rebound out of the back half. Roughead also held his own in the ruck providing a chop out for Will Minson throughout the season.

Season By Season

Emerging ruckman Jordan Roughead continued to build on a solid season in the VFL getting the senior call up on nine occasions in 2011. The 21 year old has the new-look coaching staff excited after impressing over summer and will be keen to stamp himself as a permanent fixture in 2012.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 11.4
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 47.1

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Handballs 9 Fremantle Rd 11
Disposals 16 Fremantle Rd 11
Marks 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 10
Hit-outs 3 Sydney Swans Rd 22
Tackles 5 North Melbourne Rd 21
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 64 Gold Coast Suns Rd 10

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 134 - 69 6 7 13 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 45
2 North Melbourne L 54 - 83 6 6 12 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 56
3 Richmond W 100 - 98 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 20
4 GWS Giants W 83 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Carlton L 91 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows L 83 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon L 73 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne W 83 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Gold Coast Suns L 119 - 74 9 4 13 8 0 0 1 2 0 0 64
11 Fremantle L 51 - 89 7 9 16 6 0 0 1 2 0 1 63
12 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 95 6 6 12 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 39
13 Collingwood W 98 - 106 7 7 14 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 59
14 Port Adelaide L 128 - 56 7 5 12 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 51
15 Melbourne W 91 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats L 69 - 56 3 2 5 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 17
17 Gold Coast Suns W 94 - 66 9 5 14 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 60
18 Essendon L 94 - 101 8 6 14 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 46
19 Hawthorn L 107 - 45 8 5 13 5 3 0 3 2 0 0 51
20 St Kilda W 99 - 122 8 5 13 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 58
21 North Melbourne L 111 - 61 0 6 6 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 30
22 Sydney Swans L 67 - 130 7 4 11 6 3 0 5 3 0 0 47
23 GWS Giants L 109 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 15 92 79 171 66 7 4 22 32 0 1 706

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 72
    • Kicks 5.3
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 10.9
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 3.8
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 53.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Melbourne Rd 23, 2013
Handballs 13 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2011
Disposals 19 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2012
Marks 11 Richmond Rd 13, 2013
Hit-outs 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 13, 2012
Tackles 8 North Melbourne Rd 7, 2012
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3, 2011
AFL Fantasy 91 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Western Bulldogs 92 79 171 66 7 4 22 32 0 1 706
2013 Western Bulldogs 117 117 234 105 12 16 19 65 2 1 1144
2012 Western Bulldogs 98 97 195 76 105 15 14 48 4 8 1018
2011 Western Bulldogs 43 58 101 28 76 6 10 28 3 5 516
2010 Western Bulldogs 37 53 90 32 74 12 6 19 3 7 482

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

Awards

Club Awards

Western Bulldogs Best First Year Player
2010