13th August 2021

COBDEN export Gary Rohan is in a race to prove his fitness after he was injured in Geelong’s clash with Greater Western Sydney last weekend.

The 30 year-old was hampered by combined glute and hip complaint throughout the contest and was eventually taken out of the contest with a quarter to play.

The Cats are hopeful Rohan will recover in time for its clash with St Kilda this weekend.

Rohan was one of 11 Hampden league listed players to feature across the weekend, with two players missing out due to injury and another time not featuring due to COVID lockdowns.

Below is a full wrap of how each of exports performed:


Zach Merrett (Essendon)

Another 30 possession outing along with five clearances, this time in Essendon’s 13 point victory over the Western Bulldogs.

Gary Rohan (Geelong)

Sustained an injury in the Cats 19 point loss to Greater Western Sydney last Friday night. Missed the last quarter as a precaution but had endured a quiet night up until that point.

Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions)

Was prominent with 29 possessions and six tackles in the Lions 64 point victory over Fremantle.

Sean Darcy (Fremantle)

Kicked a goal to go alongside 17 touches and 29 hit-outs in the Dockers defeat to Brisbane.

Sam Walsh (Carlton)

Collected 23 touches to go alongside eight tackles to again be amongst the Blues best but it was a tough day for his club as it suffered a 19 point defeat at the hands of Gold Coast.

Willem Drew (Port Adelaide)

Another strong outing from the Koroit export, this time in the Power’s thrilling four point showdown win over Adelaide. Finished the night with 23 touches, 10 tackles and a match-high seven clearances.

Josh Corbett (Gold Coast Suns)

Collected 17 possessions and kicked a goal in another strong performance for Gold Coast. His goal came at a crucial time for the Suns in their win over Carlton.

Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (Western Bulldogs)

Finished with 1.1 from six touches for the Bulldogs in their loss to the Bombers.

Marty Gleeson (Essendon)

Earned an AFL recall and played his role well for the Bombers. Finished with 12 possessions and six tackles across half-back.

Easton Wood (Western Bulldogs)

Was serviceable for the Bulldogs with 16 touches and a goal but could not will his side over the line in its defeat to Essendon.

Rowan Marshall (St Kilda)

Was one of St Kilda’s best in its surprise 29 point win over Sydney.

Finished with 25 disposals and 29 hit-outs to be the most dominant ruckman on the ground.

Didn’t play:

Jay Rantall (Collingwood)

Missed the weekend after VFL games were postponed due to the Victorian COVID lockdown.

Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)

Sidelined indefinitely following the discovery of a testicular tumour in late July.

Jamaine Jones (West Coast Eagles)

Was still listed as one to two weeks away from a return following an ankle injury against Sydney.

Lewis Taylor (Sydney)

Missed the weekend after VFL games were postponed due to the Victorian COVID lockdown.

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