Robert Rose Cup

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The Robert Rose Cup is awarded annually to the winner of games between the Collingwood Football Club and the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League.[1]


Since the 2000 AFL season, Collingwood and the Bulldogs have competed for the Robert Rose Cup.[2]

Robert Rose was a former footballer who played for both clubs and was the son of Collingwood legend Bob Rose. Following a car accident in 1974, Robert became a quadriplegic at age 22 and died at the age of 47 in 1999.

After his death The Robert Rose Foundation, for Victorians with spinal cord injuries, was named in his honour.[3]

The Robert Rose Cup was then created to commemorate Robert’s contribution to sport and more importantly to raise funds for The Robert Rose Foundation.

Bob Rose–Charlie Sutton Medal[edit]

As of the 2007 season, both clubs have agreed to award a special medal after the presentation of the Robert Rose Cup. Named after Robert's father, Bob Rose, and Footscray legend Charlie Sutton.[4]

The Bob Rose–Charlie Sutton Medal is awarded to the player in the match who best exemplifies the qualities for which Sutton and Rose became renowned over their careers – courage, skill, leadership, and sportsmanship.[1]


The Robert Rose Cup is supported and sponsored by the TAC.

Match results[edit]

Year Round Winner Collingwood Score Western Bulldogs Score Venue Rose-Sutton Medal
2000 20 Western Bulldogs 13.13.91 15.10.100 Docklands Stadium N/A
2001 3 Collingwood 23.15.153 12.9.81 Docklands Stadium N/A
2002 22 Western Bulldogs 10.13.73 17.12.114 MCG N/A
2003 13 Collingwood 18.20.128 12.13.85 Docklands Stadium N/A
2004 2 Collingwood 15.16.106 13.19.97 MCG N/A
2005 22 Western Bulldogs 14.16.100 21.15.141 Docklands Stadium N/A
2006 9 Collingwood 21.13.136 16.9.105 MCG N/A
2007 8 Western Bulldogs 14.18.102 20.15.135 Docklands Stadium Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
2008 13 Western Bulldogs 13.11.89 15.9.99 Docklands Stadium Ben Johnson (Collingwood)
2009 15 Collingwood 17.9.111 16.14.110 Docklands Stadium Dane Swan (Collingwood)
2010 11 Collingwood 17.11. 113 16.1.103 Docklands Stadium Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
2011 6 Collingwood 15.15. 105 8.9.57 MCG Heath Shaw (Collingwood)
2012 6 Collingwood 15.8. 98 11.11.77 Docklands Stadium Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
2013 12 Collingwood 15.9. 99 9.11.65 Docklands Stadium Heath Shaw (Collingwood)


  1. ^ a b The 2007 Robert Rose Cup
  2. ^ Strevens, Steve (1 September 2002). "In the name of the son". The Sunday Age. 
  3. ^ "The Robert Rose Foundation". Independence Australia. 
  4. ^ Round 15 Celebrations