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SUNS to cover all Cats

Winger Matt Rosa says there is more to beating Geelong than slowing down their midfield duo.

2:17pm  Apr 26, 2016

Rosa returns for Blues clash

Experienced midfielder Matt Rosa has overcome a corked calf and will reclaim his place in the senior team.

6:25pm  Apr 7, 2016

No risk approach for SUNS

Two of the SUNS' brightest performers from round one have been ruled out of this weekend’s clash.

4:08pm  Mar 31, 2016

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2:50pm  Aug 11, 2017

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12:20pm  Jul 4, 2017

RD13: Rosa Post-Match

10:39pm  Jun 17, 2017

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Matt
Rosa

Height
191 cm
DOB
23-11-1986
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2017
17
Career
200
Goals
2017
1
Career
44
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1267
Avg
74
MattRosa

Player Bio

At a Glance

Player honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2006.
Brownlow Medal: Career votes 14
Previous AFL club: West Coast (2005-15: 168 games, 39 goals)
Junior Clubs: Warracknabeal (VIC)
Draft history: 2004 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (West Coast) No. 29 overall; 2015 NAB AFL Draft traded by West Coast for No. 36 (Tom Cole).

Recruited from West Coast at the end of 2015 as a specialist winger, Rosa was unfortunately hampered by hamstring injuries in his first year with the SUNS.

The 30-year-old played 15 games and when he played, he was good value, averaging 21 disposals and showing an ability to run strong defensively when the SUNS had the ball. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 12.1
    • Disposals 20.9
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 74.5

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 21
Handballs 17 North Melbourne Rd 15
Disposals 26 Brisbane Lions Rd 21
Marks 11 Geelong Cats Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Geelong Cats Rd 7
Goals 1 Richmond Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 120 Geelong Cats Rd 7

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions L 96 - 98 5 14 19 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 54
2 GWS Giants L 160 - 58 9 14 23 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 73
3 Hawthorn W 139 - 53 12 13 25 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 73
4 Carlton W 82 - 108 7 14 21 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 80
5 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 153 8 8 16 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 60
6 North Melbourne L 107 - 94 2 6 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 25
7 Geelong Cats W 124 - 99 10 16 26 11 0 0 0 6 0 1 120
8 Port Adelaide L 38 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Melbourne L 122 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles W 80 - 77 7 10 17 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 67
12 Hawthorn W 79 - 95 7 13 20 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 68
13 Carlton L 73 - 83 13 8 21 5 0 2 1 4 0 0 85
14 St Kilda L 103 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne W 118 - 99 9 17 26 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 82
16 Sydney Swans L 118 - 51 9 12 21 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 76
17 Collingwood L 88 - 103 8 14 22 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 70
18 Western Bulldogs L 110 - 56 8 14 22 4 0 0 3 5 0 0 75
19 Richmond L 65 - 98 12 9 21 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 78
20 Fremantle L 90 - 67 11 11 22 8 0 1 0 5 0 0 100
21 Brisbane Lions L 142 - 84 14 12 26 4 0 1 2 2 0 0 81
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 14 151 205 356 75 0 9 12 49 1 4 1267

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 200
    • Kicks 11.0
    • Handballs 10.1
    • Disposals 21.1
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 79.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Fremantle Rd 9, 2012
Handballs 21 Adelaide Crows Rd 9, 2008
Disposals 43 Fremantle Rd 9, 2012
Marks 15 North Melbourne Rd 10, 2007
Hit-outs 5 North Melbourne Rd 5, 2016
Tackles 7 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2016
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 12, 2011
AFL Fantasy 162 Fremantle Rd 9, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Gold Coast Suns 151 205 356 75 0 9 12 49 1 4 1267
2016 Gold Coast Suns 149 167 316 58 14 6 13 43 4 3 1135
2015 West Coast Eagles 141 186 327 71 2 8 5 36 3 4 1169
2014 West Coast Eagles 178 168 346 75 1 13 7 43 3 4 1282
2013 West Coast Eagles 105 115 220 39 1 3 10 33 1 1 775
2012 West Coast Eagles 231 186 417 111 4 11 9 50 2 6 1604
2011 West Coast Eagles 233 168 401 94 2 15 13 56 5 4 1553
2010 West Coast Eagles 225 202 427 100 0 15 21 66 6 3 1634
2009 West Coast Eagles 243 242 485 97 13 13 18 56 5 5 1735
2008 West Coast Eagles 88 77 165 35 1 7 8 20 1 4 597
2007 West Coast Eagles 267 209 476 163 1 12 19 54 10 12 1952
2006 West Coast Eagles 166 89 255 92 1 10 7 28 3 5 1077
2005 West Coast Eagles 20 15 35 8 0 4 2 3 0 1 125

Legend

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Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
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Frees Against
T
Tackles
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Goals
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