Rory Lobb was selected in the 2013 draft by the GWS Giants. An athletic ruck/forward, Lobb impressed in Under 18 Championships, while also having agility to the role in part thanks to his basketball background. Despite his tall frame, Lobb’s groundwork is a highlight of his game which helps him stand out compared to many talls in the game, while his kicking poses him as a formidable goal threat once released forward.
Lobb made his AFL debut in 2014 and continued to develop and control games as he worked out how best to use his imposing figure around the ground. With contested marks a strength of his game, Lobb gave himself plenty of shots on goal before he moved into the ruck on a more permanent basis. At the end of the 2018 season and after 5 seasons, 74 games and 64 goals, Lobb requsted a trade home to Western Australia, where he joined Fremantle.
Once again Lobb became an important dual position player at the Dockers across the ruck and forward line, and had a good first season finishing with 15 games under his belt.