Lewis Roberts-Thomson was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame in 2018.
Premierships 2005, 2012
Born in Sydney, Lewis Roberts-Thomson was a schoolboy rugby union star before deciding to concentrate on Australian Football, quickly proving to be as adept with a Sherrin as with a rugby ball. Drafted to the Sydney Swans at pick 29 in the 2001 National Draft, he made his senior AFL debut in round 8, 2003 and earned an AFL Rising Star nomination that year. Despite the following season being cruelled by injury, he bounced back for an outstanding 2005, when he became an integral component of the team’s defence, culminating in an exceptional performance on Grand Final day, playing at centre half-back. Extraordinarily courageous, and able to play in virtually any position on the ground, he also was a crucial member of the 2012 Premiership team, again playing an outstanding game on the biggest football stage of all as he alternated between both ends of the ground, played occasionally in the ruck and took a game-high seven marks. Lewis is one of only four dual-Premiership Swans of the modern era. Sadly, injury restricted him to just nine games in his final two years in the red and white, and on August 14th, 2014, he announced his immediate retirement from football.