Robbie Rochow

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Robbie Rochow
Rochow playing for the Storm-Sharks mixed team in 2011.
Personal information
Born (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 (age 26)
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock, Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–11 Melbourne Storm 2 0 0 0 0
2012–16 Newcastle Knights 72 7 0 0 28
2017– South Sydney 0 0 0 0 0
Total 74 7 0 0 28
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014 NSW Country 1 0 0 0 0
As of 17 July 2016
Source: [1]

Robbie Rochow (born 22 August 1990) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League. A New South Wales Country representative, he plays at second-row, lock and prop. He previously played for the Melbourne Storm and Newcastle Knights.


Born in Maitland, New South Wales, Rochow played his junior football for the East Maitland Griffins before graduating to first-grade for the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs. As a 17-year-old, Rochow played SG Ball with the Newcastle Knights before being signed by the Melbourne Storm. Rochow played for the Storm's NYC team in 2009 and 2010.[2] In 2009, Rochow played in the Toyota Cup Grand Final-winning Storm team.[3]

Playing career[edit]


In Round 14, Rochow made his NRL debut for the Storm against the Sydney Roosters off the interchange bench in the Storm's 38-6 loss at AAMI Park.[4] This was Rochow’s only NRL match for the season.


In July, Rochow signed a 1-year contract with the Knights, his junior club, to link up with Wayne Bennett.[5] He only played 1 match in 2011.[6]


In May, Rochow re-signed with the Knights on 2-year contract after impressive form in the NSW Cup.[7] In Round 19, Rochow made his club debut for the Knights off the interchange bench after Neville Costigan was ruled out with injury.[8][9] In Round 21 against the Canberra Raiders, Rochow scored his first NRL try in the Knights 36-6 win at Canberra Stadium.[10] Rochow finished his first year with the Knights with him playing in 8 matches and scoring 1 try.


On 22 May, Rochow re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[11] Rochow finished the season with him playing in all 27 matches and scoring 2 tries.


In February, Rochow was selected in the Knights 2014 inaugural Auckland Nines squad.[12] Rochow was selected for the Country Origin squad for the annual Country vs. City Origin match. Rochow played off the interchange bench in the 26-26 all draw in Dubbo.[13] He finished the year with him playing in all of the Knights 24 matches and scoring 3 tries.


On 31 January and 1 February, Rochow played for the Knights in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.[14] His 2015 season was interrupted by back and arm injuries, limiting his game time to just 5 matches and scoring 1 try as the club finished last.[15][16][17]


In February, Rochow co-captained the Knights in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.[18] In August, he signed a 1-year contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs starting in 2017.[19][20] He finished the 2016 season having played in 8 matches in his last season for the Knights.[21]


  1. ^ "Robbie Rochow - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived 15 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Keeble, Brett (2012-07-16). "Dream comes true for Knight Robbie Rochow in Sea Eagles rout | Newcastle Herald". Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Roosters Wallop Inexperienced Storm". Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  5. ^ [2] Archived 17 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Eels v Storm Live Coverage". Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  7. ^ [3] Archived 30 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Brett Keeble. "Rochow steps up for Knights in Manly battle". Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  9. ^ "Knights Score Huge Win Over Sea Eagles in Round 19". Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  10. ^ "Knights Continue Late Season Surge with 36-6 Flogging of Canberra". Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  11. ^ "Rochow, Fa'alogo and Gagai re-sign with Knights | Newcastle Herald". 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  12. ^ "Squads For Auckland Nines". Rugby League Week. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  13. ^ "Hulking Centre Jamal Idris Stars in tHrilling City/Country Draw in Dubbo". Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  14. ^ "KNIGHTS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  15. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  16. ^ Keeble, Brett (2015-03-31). "Workhorse Rochow puts surgery on hold | Newcastle Herald". Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  17. ^ "Knights Forward Robbie Rochow Out For Eight Weeks With Broken Arm". Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  18. ^ "Knights Announce Nines Squad - Rugby League Week". 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  19. ^ "Rabbitohs sign Robbie Rochow". Zero Tackle. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  20. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  21. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 

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