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Jordan
Roughead

Height
200 cm
DOB
03-11-1990
Weight
99 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2017
13
Career
126
Goals
2017
4
Career
28
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
891
Avg
68
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).

In 2016, Roughead returned to the ruck role on-field, playing 25 games across the season.

While an eye-injury in the preliminary final had Roughead in doubt, the big man recovered in time to take his place on Grand Final day and help the Bulldogs to their first AFL Premiership in 61-years.

Season By Season

Season in short

Jordan Roughead’s season was interrupted from the outset when he pulled a hamstring in the opening JLT Series match against Melbourne at VU Whitten Oval in February.

The 26-year-old missed Rounds 1-7 with the injury returning to the VFL in Round 8. Roughead was recalled to the senior team in Round 10 as a late inclusion for Clay Smith and went on to play for the remainder of the season.

One of his better games came in Round 13 against Melbourne (19 disposals, 24 hit outs, a career high 9 tackles and a goal) and Essendon in Round 19 (19 disposals, 22 hit outs and a goal).

Stat that mattered:

Collected a career-high 31 hitouts against Port Adelaide in Round 22.

What they said:

“My season probably mirrored the team a bit in terms of form. I played some decent footy at times and it was disappointing at times as well.

‘I’m looking forward to getting into pre-season now. Last year I had a slip up and missed a big chunk of footy. I’m looking forward to getting some miles in the legs over summer.

“I’d like to work on a bit of everything as soon as you rate yourself at a skill you tend to drop away from it. I’ll focus on some foot skills over pre-season, getting back to taking pack marks would be good. I didn’t take as many of those as I would’ve liked this year. Getting in front of the big sticks and putting a couple through would be nice as well.”

- Jordan Roughead, September 2017

Season in short

After playing the majority of his football in key posts down back, Jordan Roughead assumed the mantle of the Club’s number one ruckman in 2016, forming a formidable tandem with Tom Boyd.

Roughead played 25 games this year, his highest total in a season yet, and recorded career highs in disposals, contested possessions, contested marks, goals, goal assists, inside 50s and tackles.  

An eye injury suffered against GWS in the preliminary final was the talk of Grand Final week but not only did he play, the 25-year-old was a key figure in the Dogs’ premiership triumph.

Played his 100th game in round 12 against Port Adelaide.

 

The stat that mattered

According to Champion Data, Roughead spent 32.1% of his time in the ruck in 2015.  That figure rose to 69.4 in 2016.

 

What they said

“I loved playing footy this year, and that’s been a bit different to the last couple of years. 

“I’ve been dealing with injury and I just haven’t had any consistency in my footy and it was great to get out there and play 25 games in a season.  It’s not often you get to do that, so to get out there on the park with the boys every week.

“I just felt like I grew my influence in games over the course of the year.  Hopefully I can go away in the offseason and get a bit fitter and a bit stronger and hopefully do that from the get-go and have more impact again.”

Season in short:

Appointed vice-captain at the start of this season, Jordan Roughead was given great responsibility this year.

After settling in a backline role in previous years, Roughead spent time across all areas of the ground in 2015.

Roughead was one of a handful of players trialled in the ruck, and the 24-year-old impressed in the position.

His best output came in round nine against GWS, where he collected 11 touches, five marks and three tackles, but it was his 24 hitouts that was eye-catching.

Despite injury unsettling the big man in the latter stages of the season, he established himself as a genuine swingman, putting in solid performances across defence, the ruck and up forward.

 

Stat that mattered:

Roughead earned a career-high 24 hitouts in both rounds nine and 23.

 

What they said:

“It was a pretty frustrating year to be honest. It’s two in a row now that I’ve played a few games but the body hasn’t held up as well as I’d like it to… Hopefully I can have a really solid pre-season and come out bigger and better next year…

“I love playing in the ruck, obviously you’re a lot more involved in the game, you’re around the footy a lot more. I’ve said it before and it’s a bit cliché but I love this footy club and wherever the coaches see me playing I’m more than happy to get out there and try and do my bit for the team.” – Jordan Roughead, September 2015

“I think Roughie shows great promise as a ruckman, he had some issues with his body this year which probably held him back a little bit unfortunately. But I think he’s got the natural talent and athleticism to get himself fit enough and strong enough to be a really impressive modern-day ruckman with his ability to go forward or even be a bit of a swingman as well.

“He’s certainly got great natural leap in the middle and get his hand on the footy and he marks the ball really well.” – Steven King (Western Bulldogs Assistant Coach), September 2015

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

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 5.9
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 11.7
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 18.9
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 68.5

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Adelaide Crows Rd 16
Handballs 11 Melbourne Rd 13
Disposals 19 Essendon Rd 19
Marks 5 Essendon Rd 19
Hit-outs 31 Port Adelaide Rd 22
Tackles 9 Melbourne Rd 13
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 116 Melbourne Rd 13

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 86 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 110 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Fremantle L 89 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 North Melbourne W 86 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Brisbane Lions W 122 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants L 75 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond W 80 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats L 104 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda W 90 - 50 5 9 14 2 17 1 2 3 0 1 64
12 Sydney Swans L 88 - 42 5 4 9 2 5 1 0 5 0 0 55
13 Melbourne L 56 - 113 8 11 19 3 24 1 2 9 1 0 116
14 North Melbourne W 107 - 106 1 6 7 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 27
15 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 87 4 2 6 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 30
16 Adelaide Crows L 104 - 45 12 4 16 3 22 0 1 2 0 0 80
17 Carlton W 62 - 82 3 4 7 4 18 0 0 7 0 0 75
18 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 56 4 3 7 3 26 0 3 5 1 0 70
19 Essendon W 127 - 97 10 9 19 5 22 4 0 2 1 1 104
20 Brisbane Lions W 89 - 103 7 5 12 1 23 1 2 1 0 0 56
21 GWS Giants L 57 - 105 6 6 12 2 25 3 0 3 0 0 76
22 Port Adelaide L 79 - 96 7 7 14 0 31 4 3 6 0 0 85
23 Hawthorn L 99 - 90 5 5 10 3 29 2 4 0 0 0 53
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 77 75 152 30 246 17 19 47 4 2 891

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 126
    • Kicks 5.5
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 10.9
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 8.5
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 58.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Adelaide Crows Rd 16, 2017
Handballs 13 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2011
Disposals 19 Essendon Rd 19, 2017
Marks 11 Richmond Rd 13, 2013
Hit-outs 31 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2017
Tackles 9 Melbourne Rd 13, 2017
Goals 2 Port Adelaide Rd 10, 2015
AFL Fantasy 116 Melbourne Rd 13, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Western Bulldogs 77 75 152 30 246 17 19 47 4 2 891
2016 Western Bulldogs 148 126 274 86 382 20 24 87 8 10 1690
2015 Western Bulldogs 82 78 160 66 170 9 21 54 4 2 958
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
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
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T
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G
Goals
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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

Club Awards

Western Bulldogs Best First Year Player
2010