Matt ROSA

#3   Gold Coast

Age: 32yr 2mth Games: 202 Born: Nov 23, 1986
Height: 191cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Former Eagle showed enough throughout practice matches series to suggest he can again hold down a wing.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Bris Roamed across wing and half forward and linked up well with his fellow midfielders. 5
2 GWS OK without being great in midfield mix. 23 touches and linked well at times, but had few mates. 5
3 Haw Quietly went about his business out on the wing, generally on his own. 6
4 Carl Steady game on a wing. Not massive numbers, but did what was required. 6
5 Adel Struggled to find space and Suns missed his ability to link up defence and attack. 4
6 NM Gutsy effort to tear into oncoming path of Gibson in second quarter but was concussed and forced off for rest of game. 2
7 Geel Former Eagle was a solid contributor in the middle with 26 disposals, six tackles and four inside-50s. 7
8 Concussion.
9 Concussion.
10 Concussion.
11 WCE OK in his return from injury. Will be better for the run. 3
12 Haw Under pressure a lot around the ball. Won a bit of ball but he wasn’t one of the game’s better performers. 5
13 Carl Did some clever things with his possessions (underground handballs etc.) to create the play. 6
14 Suspended.
15 NM Played his usual steady role across the midfield and wing, gathering 23 possessions. 6
16 Syd 21 disposals yet was well beaten by Dean Towers in their matchup 3
17 Coll Made his usual contribution though made a couple of errors at critical times. 6
18 WB Did some good work in close as a midfielder and had a dip all evening. 6
19 Rich Booted an early goal and got his usual quota of the footy. 6
20 Frem Had 22 touches but wasn’t a prominent performer. 5
21 Bris Never stopped trying even when some his teammates fell away as Lions took control. 7
22 Ess Typical wholehearted effort and ball winning performance, with 21 possessions at 91% efficiency. 6
23 Port Won plenty of uncontested footy but didn’t hurt Port Adelaide in any way. 5

2016 Season

1 Ess Demonstrated he will be a shrewd recruit roaming the centre and wing. 8
2 Calf.
3 Carl Seamlessly slipped back into the side to play his role. 6
4 Bris His second quarter goal a highlight of an otherwise middle of the road effort. 5
5 NM Amassed plenty of the footy but not damaging with it. 6
6 Geel Former Eagle worked hard to provide something but overwhelmed by the Cats. 5
7 Melb Night over when he injured hamstring in first quarter. 1
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 Syd Really strong first half before tiring in comeback from injury. 7
12 Rich Former Eagle battled away all day for his team. Got involved in scoring passages. 7
14 Haw Battled hard for his touches and had four inside-50s. No clearances. 5
15 StK Pinged his hamstring in first quarter, which ended his day. 0
16 Hamstring.
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 Melb Work-rate first class all afternoon. Five inside-50s, seven tackles and 11 cont poss. 7
20 GWS Steadying influence across the middle and wing. 7
21 Ess Ran on a wing and played OK but lacked quality with final ball on occasions. 6
22 Coll Came off a wing and spent time in midfield. Not making the impact one would want. 5
23 Port Useful as linkman between defence and attack. Booted a goal. 7

2015 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 WB Worked super hard from half back. Used the ball well when he got it. 7
2 Carl Went to Judd after quarter time and did a fine job negating him. 7
3 Frem Unable to halt Freo charge as a defensive midfielder. Better late. 5
4 Bris Got plenty of the ball in all quarters. 7
5 Hamstring.
6 Hamstring.
7 Hamstring.
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 WAFL Impressive return from hamstring injury with 27 possessions. -
12 Rich On Grigg initially. Handy game. 5
14 WAFL Terrific contributor in the middle with 32 disposals, 10 inside 50s, six tackles and a goal. -
15 Adel Really strong return to AFL. Worked hard both ways. 6
16 Coll Won plenty of the ball and right up with best. 7
17 Syd Still finding his feet and was quiet off a wing. Two inside-50s suggests as much. 3
18 GCS Did some good things in defence. 5
19 Haw The sub. Kicked a goal so did his job. 4
20 Frem Won clearances and was the team’s top possession winner. 6
21 WB Steady outing in midfield rotation. 6
22 Adel Worked up and down the field with little impact on proceedings. 6
23 StK Needed to used the ball better but had no trouble finding it. 5
QF Haw Helped fill void in midfield with great work-rate and ball use. Fine game. 7
PF NM Sub. Thrown in late in final term with little time to impact. 1
GF Haw Sub. By the time he got on the game was done and dusted. 1

2014 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 WB Led first-half possession with 19 and kept racking them up – five clearances to boot 8
2 Melb Back to his hard, running, ball winning best. 8
3 StK Went to the damaging Montagna in second half and reined him in. 6
4 Ill.
5 Port Found the ball well, but Port were able to restrict him to 10 kicks from 30 touches. 7
6 Carl May have taken the mark of the year with a stunning piece of courage. 7
7 Frem Superb in the clinches, willed himself to get his hands on the ball first. 8
8 GWS Ran with youngster Kelly and got the better of the match up. 7
10 Coll Did what he could four inside-50s and creative run. Only one clearance. 6
11 NM Despite 25 possessions had little say in proceedings. 4
12 Haw Hawthorn’s wingmen carried the footy. Rosa couldn’t match them. 4
13 GCS Got his hands on it enough without causing great damage 5
14 StK Prolific ball winner across four quarters. 7
15 Frem Worked hard in midfield against the tide of Fremantle ball winners. 7
16 Syd Did well opposed to K.Jack until a shoulder injury ended his day in third term. 6
17 Pectoral.
18 Pectoral.
19 Pectoral.
20 Pectoral.
21 Pectoral.
22 Pectoral.
23 Pectoral.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 Thigh.
2 Quad.
3 Quad.
4 WAFL 18 possessions in first game of season for East Perth. -
5 WAFL 29 possessions in second game of season for the Royals. -
6 WAFL 25 disposals in midfield and on wing for East Perth. -
7 Bris Gave the team the run it had been missing. A welcome return to the AFL. 7
8 NM In and out of the game across half back. Just fair. 5
9 GWS Used the ball well, but a little quiet compared to some of his teammates. 5
10 Rich Showed encouraging signs in first half and had reasonable game.. 4
11 StK Involved in play for winning goal but otherwise was patchy. 4
13 Haw Struggled at times down back when one-on-one. Kept battling hard though. 5
14 Ess Not allowed to pose as a menace. 3
15 Adel Gave his all winning three clearances. 6
16 Frem Well beaten by Mzungu and subbed off. 3
17 Back.
18 Back.
19 WAFL 22 possessions and six tackles for East Perth. -
20 WAFL 33 disposals in the midfield for East Perth. -
21 WAFL 34 possessions, nine marks for East Perth. -
22 Coll Racked up a heap of touches and work-rate was at least up to standard. 7
23 Adel One of the handful of better performed Eagles. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 WB Great start to the season off a wing. In everything all day – 31 touches. 8
2 Melb Had lots of the ball, like most Eagles. 6
4 Haw Not influential expect for the third term. 5
5 Rich Played his role without setting world alight off a wing. 6
6 NM Worked hard for his possessions. Covered the ground well. 6
7 Ess Matched on Jetta. 5
8 StK Won 26 possessions without ever standing out. 6
9 Frem Dominated. Had 43 possessions, nine inside 50s and a goal. 9
10 Bris Ran hard and it’s an example a few of his teammates should have followed. 6
12 Carl Ran wide strongly and was a good option. 6
13 Coll With Fasolo at start. Worked hard all day. 6
14 GCS Won a lot of the ball. Like his teammates, did as he pleased. 7
15 NM Major force in third quarter turnaround and good all day. 7
16 Syd Had some important contests and ran hard to get the ball at both ends. 6
17 Adel Subbed out in the fourth term after a quiet day. 5
18 Bris Won a lot of the ball but not a standout performer. 6
22 Coll Badly damaged his collarbone after looking good. Showed courage. 6
SF Coll Sub. Came on in the third quarter and got busy. 2