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Rohan
Bewick

Height
184 cm
DOB
10-10-1989
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2017
8
Career
100
Goals
2017
6
Career
70
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
500
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

• In a season troubled with injury, Rohan Bewick played 14 games for the Lions. Groin and hip injuries interrupted an otherwise standout season for the West Australian. Bewick averaged 15 disposals and 3.3 tackles playing on the wing.

 

Season by season

• Despite playing unaffected by injury this season, Rohan Bewick struggled for consistency, often falling out of sight of the selection panel.

• Rohan played 15 games for the Lions in 2015 and travelled frequently as the team’s emergency. 

• Nominated twice for ‘Mark of the Year’, Bewick wasn’t afraid to climb heights and made the most of opportunities as they were presented.

• Rohan kicked three goals against the Giants in Round 10 and collected a season high 25 disposals against the Western Bulldogs in Round 23.

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

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 14.6
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 62.5

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Essendon Rd 15
Handballs 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
Disposals 20 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
Marks 7 Richmond Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 St Kilda Rd 3
Goals 3 Essendon Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 83 Essendon Rd 15

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 98 9 11 20 4 0 1 1 2 1 1 74
2 Essendon L 84 - 111 5 10 15 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 41
3 St Kilda L 107 - 76 9 5 14 5 0 1 0 5 1 0 79
4 Richmond L 67 - 119 11 7 18 7 0 1 3 4 0 0 76
5 Western Bulldogs L 122 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 67 - 150 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans L 135 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn L 113 - 75 8 5 13 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 64
9 Adelaide Crows L 60 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Collingwood L 129 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle W 121 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide L 121 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GWS Giants L 86 - 146 8 5 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 45
15 Essendon W 82 - 90 11 4 15 6 0 1 0 1 3 1 83
16 Geelong Cats L 78 - 163 3 6 9 3 0 1 1 2 0 2 38
17 Richmond L 112 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton W 112 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles L 113 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Western Bulldogs L 89 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne L 104 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne L 79 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 64 53 117 35 0 5 7 18 6 5 500

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 100
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 13.8
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 60.4

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 Fremantle Rd 12, 2016
Hit-outs 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 1, 2013
Tackles 9 Sydney Swans Rd 6, 2016
Goals 3 Essendon Rd 15, 2017
AFL Fantasy 118 Fremantle Rd 22, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Brisbane Lions 64 53 117 35 0 5 7 18 6 5 500
2016 Brisbane Lions 141 68 209 55 2 7 9 46 7 7 939
2015 Brisbane Lions 114 89 203 65 0 6 9 45 10 7 941
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