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Rohan
Bewick

Height
184 cm
DOB
10-10-1989
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
10
Career
73
Goals
2015
7
Career
54
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
616
Avg
62
RohanBewick

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Kingsley JFC
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 1 2011
Recruited from: West Perth (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 1

Introduction

Rohan Bewick is a hard-running player with a penetrating kick who tasted senior WAFL action before joining the Lions as a mature-age recruit at the end of the 2010 season. He seems to do his best work either on a wing or across half-forward. 

Background

• Rohan Bewick - the nephew of former Essendon premiership player Darren - played his junior football in Western Australia and eventually graduated to West Perth's senior side in the local WAFL competition in 2010.

• He was selected in the West Australian State squad, but suffered a leg injury which forced him to miss the State game.

• After the injury, he returned to West Perth where he produced an outstanding finish to the WAFL season. He averaged 20 disposals per game including a career-high 32 possessions against reigning WAFL premiers Subiaco. 

• At the Draft Combine, he grabbed the attention of AFL recruiters with a range of impressive testing results including a 14.7 shuttle run and a 10 minute 18 second 3km time trial. 

• The Brisbane Lions secured Bewick at the end of 2010 as a Previously Nominated or Previously Listed Player from the Gold Coast in a complex trade which saw Jared Brennan join the Suns and a host of draft picks exchanged.

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Under a new coaching regime, Bewick had a somewhat stunted start to the 2014 season, He played just four senior matches in the first half of the season, and failed to have a great impact in any of them. 

• His terrific midfield form in the NEAFL eventually warranted a call-up in Round 12, and he rewarded the selectors' faith with a career-best 30 touches in the team's upset win over the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.  

• Playing largely in the midfield and on a wing, Bewick maintained his spot in the side for the team's remaining eight matches, with his elite running ability and raking left-foot proving a valuable asset.

• He bettered his disposal tally against Fremantle in Round 22 when he collected 33 possessions, and earned his first ever Brownlow Medal vote for his effort against Melbourne in Round 19.

• Despite missing six matches, Bewick still had a personal-best finish in the Merrett-Murray Medal when he placed 14th. He also polled 21 votes in the NEAFL MVP award (the second most at the Club), despite only appearing in a handful of Lions Reserves matches. 

• Bewick was the Lions' fourth highest goal-kicker throughout the Club's pre-season campaign, and was a member of the breakthrough NAB Cup premiership side.

• Playing largely across half-forward, he played a personal best 19 senior matches, and spent the other three as the team's emergency.

• He booted 15 goals for the season, and equalled his career-best with three against Carlton in Round 9 at the Gabba.

• Bewick was selected in the Lions’ senior team for their Round 1 match against Melbourne, but after a couple of modest outings, he was sent back to the Lions Reserves side for the next five weeks.

• He was recalled in Round 8 to face the GWS Giants – making the most of his opportunity with 24 disposals and six marks.  

• Bewick proceeded to play in 14 of the next 15 senior matches, which included a personal best stretch of 10 consecutive games between Round 8 and Round 18. 

• He seemed to find his niche up forward, where his strong overhead marking and lethal left foot proved a dangerous combination. He kicked at least one goal in 12 of his last 13 matches – including a career best haul of three against Adelaide in Round 21.

• His 18 goals for the season came at an average of 1.1 per game, ranking him equal fourth on the Club’s 2012 goal-kicking tally. 

• An improved second AFL season saw Bewick take his career games tally to 28, and finish a personal best equal 15th on Club Champion night.

• After impressing the Lions' coaching staff throughout the pre-season competition, Bewick was selected to make his senior AFL debut in the Club's season opener against Fremantle at the Gabba.

• He collected 15 disposals and kicked a goal in a solid debut game, and backed it up the following week in the team's loss to the Western Bulldogs with a career-high 23 possessions. 

• He was used effectively as the 'sub' in Round 3 against Melbourne at the MCG, and amassed 13 disposals and five marks in just over a quarter of football.  

• But after landing awkwardly on his back early in the Lions' Easter Thursday match against St Kilda in Round 5 at the Gabba, Bewick missed the following two weeks.

• He returned in Round 8 against Essendon and went on to play in eight of the next nine senior matches, before ultimately being sent back to play in the NEAFL with the Lions Reserves.

• He finished his debut season with 12 senior games - which was the most by any of the Club's 11 debutants in 2011.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 7.1
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 13.2
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 61.6

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Richmond Rd 3
Handballs 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Disposals 21 Richmond Rd 3
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 14
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 89 Richmond Rd 3

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood L 74 - 86 9 4 13 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 49
2 North Melbourne L 133 - 51 2 9 11 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 44
3 Richmond L 58 - 137 12 9 21 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 89
4 West Coast Eagles L 65 - 118 5 12 17 6 0 0 1 4 0 1 71
5 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 54 8 8 16 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 62
6 Carlton W 75 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Port Adelaide W 102 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Essendon L 136 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 St Kilda L 86 - 108 10 6 16 7 0 0 2 0 1 0 63
10 GWS Giants L 97 - 67 5 4 9 4 0 1 1 2 3 0 59
12 Western Bulldogs L 146 - 74 8 1 9 6 0 1 0 2 2 1 66
13 Adelaide Crows L 69 - 82 3 5 8 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 32
14 Fremantle L 84 - 48 9 3 12 3 0 0 0 8 1 1 81
15 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 11 71 61 132 39 0 4 7 34 7 3 616

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 73
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 13.4
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 58.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Melbourne Rd 19, 2014
Handballs 18 Fremantle Rd 22, 2014
Disposals 33 Fremantle Rd 22, 2014
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 8, 2013
Hit-outs 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 1, 2013
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 14, 2015
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2015
AFL Fantasy 118 Fremantle Rd 22, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Brisbane Lions 71 61 132 39 0 4 7 34 7 3 616
2014 Brisbane Lions 146 119 265 65 1 12 5 24 9 5 1024
2013 Brisbane Lions 145 104 249 77 3 19 11 46 15 21 1158
2012 Brisbane Lions 124 75 199 58 1 13 9 27 18 12 911
2011 Brisbane Lions 88 46 134 41 0 4 3 15 5 4 568

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

Milestones

Milestone Matches

50 GAMES
Brisbane Lions v Richmond 
Round 5, 2014 @ The Gabba

Awards

Club Awards

Equal 4th Lions Leading Goal-Kicker
2012

Lions Pre-Season Premiership Player
2013

Other Awards

West Australian State Squad Selection
2010

West Perth Rookie of the Year
2010