Rochow finds home at Tigers

Rochow finds home at Tigers
By Steve Zemek - 28 March 2018 — 8:51am

After seeing the inside of a surgeon’s office and removalists van more times than he’d care to remember over the last several years, Robbie Rochow has finally found a home at the Wests Tigers. With a horror injury run in his rear-view mirror and at his fourth NRL club in 18 months, the former NSW Country Origin representative is ready to make good on his potential.
For Rochow, coach Ivan Cleary’s offer to bring him to Concord wasn’t just a career lifeline when he had no other contract offers. It’s also a chance to play sustained and consistent football, something he’s rarely been able to do over the course of his rollercoaster career.

After departing Newcastle at the end of 2016 following a rotten string of injuries, he signed with South Sydney.
When his stint at Redfern didn’t work out last year, he made a mid-season move to Melbourne, however he was already signed to the Tigers for 2018. “Once you’ve been around the NRL, you know a coach can’t guarantee you anything,” Rochow said. "You just have to do your job over the pre-season, if there’s an opportunity, there’s an opportunity. “All pre-season I just wanted to compete.” Rochow has taken his opportunity with both hands and started in all three of the Tigers’ opening games. Having played just 22 games between 2015 and 2017, Rochow is enjoying the chance for sustained time on the field.
After breaking his left arm in 2015 he suffered a recurrence a year later. Just when he hoped to get back on the park in 2016, he tore his pectoral muscle off the bone on the same arm.

“I wouldn’t say I’m cursed but I’d say they’re all related,” Rochow said. "The first (broken arm) was unlucky, the second time was because I had a plate in there. "And then when I tore my pec it was because I hadn’t done enough work on my right arm and I came back and I played sooner than I was ready to. “One leads onto another sometimes.”

When we signed him I thought geez no more plodders .
But to his credit he’s excelled so far with us !

Well done Mr Rochow !

Early days, but cant see him getting dropped in the near future. Been our best backrower over the three games

Was a speculative signing given his injury history and lack of FG footy but has been a great addition.

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When we signed him I thought geez no more plodders .
But to his credit he’s excelled so far with us !

Well done Mr Rochow !

Very high plodder rating…upon signing…

Been great so far

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When we signed him I thought geez no more plodders .
But to his credit he’s excelled so far with us !

Well done Mr Rochow !

Very high plodder rating…upon signing…

Been great so far

I only remember him from souths .
He was plodding for them …

RR has stood out for me since trial 1.

hope he improves further with the understanding that he is rwspwcted and wanted here.

All I want now is for him to get angry and use that big frame.

Make em pay

As I said in an earlier post, a fit Rochow won’t let anyone down, injury has been his prob in recent years

gives his all playing long minutes. very good defensively and make hard yards in attack. a no nonsense type player.
He always seems to be in the game. It will be hard for McQueen or Aloiai to oust him from the 2nd row.

Was a decent player at the knights then injury derailed him at souths. Looks like we’ve got the knights rochow which is a good thing for both him and us.

After the game at ANZ against the Roosters he walked over to my son and I put out his hand and said thanks for being there supporting the team. Little gestures like that mean a lot.

The type of no nonsense player we need on the bus.

It’s his second row position to lose.

Welcome oboard

Big fan of this guy. Knew he’d turn heads.

He will only get better and its great to have that depth finally

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