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Jordan Roughead

Last played for Collingwood Magpies in 2021
Games: 201     Born: November 3, 1990     Origin: North Ballarat Rebels
Playing Height: 200cm     Playing Weight: 100kg     Position: Defender
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #31 2008 National Draft by Western Bulldogs
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Jordan Roughead Biography

Monday, 5 December 2022
Jordan Roughead turn downs an approach from Fremantle to become the Dockers' new AFLW coach, and will instead work as Collingwood’s opposition and development coach for the 2023 season, as well as remain a senior assistant with the Pies' AFLW team. 
Friday, 27 May 2022
Jordan Roughead announces his retirement. The 31-year-old has battled ongoing shoulder injuries in recent times including surgery in February this year, with a finger injury also sidelining him in 2022.

"I've had an ongoing shoulder issue for the last few years and knew at some point I would have to make a decision," he said.

"This is not a decision I am making because I want to but a decision I am making for my long-term health and my family as well."

Friday, 11 February 2022
Jordan Roughead is set to miss the start of the 2022 season after undergoing an arthroscope on his right shoulder due to an ongoing issue that has plagued his pre-season.

"Jordan has been managing the shoulder for some time but it reached a point where surgery was required. The expectation is that he will be out of the selection frame for eight weeks or so, which could see him available by rounds five or six," GM of football Graham Wright said.

Thursday, 25 February 2021
Collingwood has named a leadership group for the 2021 season with Darcy Moore being the newest addition.

Scott Pendlebury, 33, will captain the Magpies for an eighth consecutive season and will build on his current record for most games as club captain (149) in 2021.

Brodie Grundy, Jordan Roughead, Steele Sidebottom, Taylor Adams and Jeremy Howe round out the Magpies seven-man leadership group, with the latter three serving as vice-captains.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Scott Pendlebury is set to become Collingwood's longest-serving skipper after being named captain for a seventh straight season.

Steele Sidebottom will continue on as vice-captain, while Jeremy Howe and Taylor Adams have been elevated as leaders of the club. All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy and Jordan Roughead have also been added to the leadership group for the first time.

Lynden Dunn was in the group last year but is not currently on the list as he recovers from a second knee reconstruction.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Magpies recruit Jordan Roughead admits to feeling weary at the Bulldogs, though he harbours no hard feelings towards his former club.

"I'd made a decision at the end of the season that I wanted to search for a new opportunity. I'd got a little bit stale at the Bulldogs – I'd spent 10 years there," he said.

"I do have a point to prove. I think my best football's ahead of me, I'm doing everything I can out on the track to put my best foot forward and get into the best 22 here at Collingwood."

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
The Bulldogs trade Jordan Roughead to Collingwood for pick No.75.

Roughead joins Collingwood on a two-year deal after spending some time in limbo during the trade period when an expected trade with West Coast fell through.

"We think he plays straight away for us. He can play in the ruck, he can play key back, he can play key forward," Collingwood list manager Ned Guy said of Roughead.

"We’re real excited to add Jordan to our list."

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
West Coast's acquisition of ruckman Tom Hickey has thrown a spanner in the works for Western Bulldogs ruckman Jordan Roughead ahead of Friday's free agency closure.

Having toured the Eagles' facilities and met with senior staff including coach Adam Simpson, Roughead had been touted as a replacement for premiership ruckman Scott Lycett.

However, with Hickey landing at the Eagles on a three-year deal, the 2016 premiership ruckman remains without a commitment from the Eagles for 2019.

Friday, 31 August 2018
Jordan Roughead jets into Perth to meet with West Coast.

Accompanied by manager Bruce Kaider, the restricted free agent will discuss the prospect of filling the void left by injured Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui.

With increasing concern ruckman Scott Lycett will accept a lucrative offer to join Port Adelaide over St Kilda, the Eagles have moved to contingency plans.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Restricted free agent Jordan Roughead continues to weigh up interest from rival clubs as his future at the Western Bulldogs remains in limbo.

"We have been approached by a number of clubs to gauge where he's at," Roughead's agent Bruce Kaider, of One Management Group, said.

"At some point we're going to have to talk with the Bulldogs about where's Roughy's future is and depending on that conversation, have conversations with other clubs out of respect."

Thursday, 24 May 2018
A book about AFL doctors reveals Jordan Roughead rolled the dice with his long-term health when he took part in the 2016 Grand Final.

Roughead sustained a hyphema (blood pooling in the front of the eye) during the preliminary final win over Greater Western Sydney.

"One risk was permanent eye damage and the second was that if he bled again, he would instantly be taken out of the Grand Final, like he was in the preliminary final the week before," Bulldogs doctor Jake Landsberger recalled.

Roughead told everyone in the room that he would play, irrespective of the risk.

"If I end up losing sight in my eye then I’ll be a true one-eyed Bulldogs’ supporter," he said.

Monday, 20 November 2017
Easton Wood is named captain of the Western Bulldogs for the 2018 season, with Marcus Bontempelli serving as vice-captain.

"To become the custodian of the group is something really special to me," Wood said.

"I've been here my whole adult life. I've grown up here. It's definitely special."

Jason Johannisen, Lachie Hunter, Jack Redpath and Jordan Roughead round out the six-man leadership group.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Jordan Roughead might not be available until mid-season, with the Western Bulldogs taking a conservative approach with his rehabilitation in the wake of his rare hamstring injury.

"It's a different injury with those tendons ripped off the bone," Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said of Roughead's injury.

"It's so rare that David Young, with all the operations and surgery that he's done over the years, I think this is the first one of this kind.

"We'll make sure that we dot our i's and cross our t's in preparing him to play again, so (his rehabilitation) might be a bit longer than it needs to be."

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Jordan Roughead will be sidelined for at least eight weeks after having surgery on his hamstring.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Jordan Roughead has been cleared of a serious knee injury, but is expected to spend some time on the sidelines with a hamstring issue.
Saturday, 18 February 2017
The Western Bulldogs will sweat on scans on Jordan Roughead's right knee after he succumbed to a serious-looking injury in the first quarter of the club's JLT Community Series clash with Melbourne at Whitten Oval.

Roughead landed awkwardly on his right leg after a ruck contest against Max Gawn at the end of the first term.

The 26-year-old crumpled to the ground as trainers ran out to assist him, with teammate Tom Boyd immediately signalling for the assistance of the medical team.

"It was a bit of strange one. He went to run and jump and (felt pain) behind the back of the knee," Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said.

"They'll assess it and let us know. But it seemed pretty innocuous the way it happened."

Monday, 26 September 2016
Jordan Roughead's vision remains hazy as he races to recover from a freak eye injury in time for the Grand Final.

"The vision came back a fair bit on Saturday night post-game," Roughead said.

"Up until three-quarter time, I had absolutely no vision but it just gradually came back.

"It's still a little bit hazy but it seems to be healing well and we're positive about the prospects going forward."

Sunday, 25 September 2016
Jordan Roughead will consult a specialist in Melbourne on Sunday as he fights to overcome an eye injury so he can take his place as part of the Bulldogs' team to face Sydney in the 2016 Grand Final.

Roughead left the Dogs' pulsating preliminary final win over Greater Western Sydney in the second quarter and did not return after he was hit in the right eye by the ball.

"That’s one of the best falcons I've ever had," Roughead said.

"I'll be right. Everyone will get up for the Grand Final."

Saturday, 23 January 2016
Jordan Roughead says he will likely be splitting his time between ruck duties and as a forward for the Bulldogs in 2016.

"For me it's about building my tank up to a level where I can spend, if I have to, a good 10-12 minutes in the ruck and then go forward," Roughead said.

"You have to be able to go up [forward] and cover ground and go back to half-back and be involved in team defence and then work back down [to the forward line] when we win the footy and try to be on the end of it."

Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Bulldogs are set to lose key players Jordan Roughead and Jason Johannisen to injury for Saturday night's elimination final against Adelaide at the MCG.

Roughead sustained a finger injury in the win over North Melbourne in round 22 while Johannisen has a minor calf injury.

"They're two big loses," Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge conceded on Tuesday.

"(Roughead) ripped a tendon off the bone on one of his fingers against the Kangaroos two weeks ago and he's been sore in another couple of areas.

"He's most likely not to play. We'll lose Jason Johannisen as well, unfortunately. He's got a minor calf injury."

Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Jordan Roughead signs a contract extension with the Western Bulldogs.

"We've got fantastic facilities, we've got fantastic coaching staff, playing group, terrific admin," Roughead said.

"We've built a pretty solid platform over the last six months and I don't see any reason we can't be successful this year and going forward being really competitive against the bigger clubs."

Monday, 16 February 2015
The Bulldogs are confident vice-captain Jordan Roughead will re-commit to the club as they look to shore up their future.

The 24-year-old is one of 16 Bulldogs players to come out of contract at the end of the season.

"Jordan's talking to our list managers and talking through the subtleties with his management. Obviously my preference would be [for him to sign] earlier rather than later. He's a really important part of our make-up, Roughie," Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said.

"He soldiered on last year with a shoulder that kept falling out and showed enormous courage and character. That's one of the reasons he was voted in as vice-captain. He's a great leader and it's really important that he stays at the club."

Thursday, 22 May 2014
Jordan Roughead is set to return to the side just seven weeks after having shoulder surgery.

"He's been back running at good speeds, jumping at about three or four weeks after the surgery," Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney said.

"He's a good young man Roughy, his rehab has been just brilliant. He's a great example to all his teammates.

"He's got himself ready to go, he just needs to get through training today and he'll play on Sunday."

Monday, 7 April 2014
Jordan Roughead requires shoulder surgery after dislocating his AC joint, ruling him out for up to two months.

"Jordan dislocated his AC joint [which is] very unfortunate for him," Bulldogs medical services Andrew McKenzie said.

"He is going to have to have that operated on tonight and following the surgery we will get a better update from the surgeon.

"We expect it will be about eight weeks at this stage."

Saturday, 5 April 2014
Jordan Roughead is facing up to two months on the sidelines after dislocating the AC joint in his right shoulder in the Bulldogs' two-point win over Richmond.

Roughead was a pivotal figure in the club's gutsy victory, with Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney revealing the tenacious defender played out the last three quarters with a "broken shoulder".

"He'll miss a fair whack of time – it was quite heroic what he did," McCartney said after the game.

"He stayed on the ground with a broken shoulder for three quarters. He's a very special young man and he'll become a pillar of our club and he's etched his name, always, as a person you want to play footy with.

"We'll replace him, but I think it's really important that our supporters understand what he was prepared to do today for his mates and his club."

Thursday, 18 July 2013
Cousins Jarryd and Jordan Roughead will go head to head when the Hawks take on the Bulldogs at Aurora Stadium.

"He's a fantastic player, the Hawthorn version. Our young boy is 22, and he's going to be a really good player too," Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney said about Jordan.

"He's filled in really well for us this year. Whether he becomes a ten-year full-back or a ten-year ruckman/centre half-forward we'll still find out, but we've got a good young player there."

Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Jordan Roughead has been thrown in the deep end this season for the Dogs at full back.

"We haven't spared him," Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney admits.

"Every time we've played him, he's been on a high-quality opponent, and you probably get that as a young full-back. There's no easy way to do it.

"He's progressing well. He's a good young fella. He's just knuckled down and he's training. [With] the confidence that comes with it, he's in for a good career."

Thursday, 21 June 2012
The Western Bulldogs have a ready-made replacement for suspended ruckman Will Minson in Jordan Roughead.

"For me, it's about trying to put on weight and learning to carry it," said Roughead, who now weighs 100 kilograms, about 15kgs more than when he was drafted.

"It might take a few more years yet because I still need to get stronger and fitter, but I feel a lot better on the field than I did previously."

Friday, 23 April 2010
Young Bulldog Jordan Roughead hopes to carve a niche as a modern-day mobile ruckman as he prepares to make his AFL debut against Adelaide.

"Obviously it's good to stay mobile as a ruckman these days, to be able to get around the ground, get used and get a bit of the football," Roughead said.

"But I've still got to work really hard inside the contest and try to lay a few tackles or put on some shepherds for my teammates.

"I'm certainly hoping that I can be a part of that new breed, but I'm not about to get ahead of myself. I've still got a lot of work to do."

Jordan Roughead makes his AFL debut for the Western Bulldogs at Docklands Stadium with 9 disposals (3 kicks and 6 handballs), 4 marks, 3 tackles, 9 hitouts and a goal in a 49-point win over Adelaide.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Jarryd Roughead may face his cousin Jordan Roughead in round 2 of the 2010 NAB Cup against the Bulldogs.

"I've never played against him in any sport, so it should be a bit of fun. And good for Dad and uncle as well," Jarryd said.

"He's a Ballarat boy. It's only NAB Cup (round) two, if it happens in Round 3 I might claim a bit of bragging rights."

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