Matt ROSA

#3   Gold Coast

Age: 32yr 12mth Games: 202 Born: Nov 23, 2020
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.  
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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
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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