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The Rover of Tobruk


The Rover of Tobruk tells the amazing story of World War Two military medallist and Port Adelaide Football Club immortal, Bob Quinn.

Robert Quinn, AKA Bob, is arguably the greatest football player in the 150-year history of the Port Adelaide Football Club. He lived a rich and astounding life and is unique in winning two Magarey Medals and one Medal of Honour for valour during the Second World War.

Told through intimate interviews with his son, Greg Quinn, and a number of historians and football greats, and using stylised re-enactments and archival material, the film appeals to both fans of football and avid historians.
The film is a moving, revelatory story that is both a portrait of a remarkable human and an exploration of universal themes of courage, commitment, loyalty and resilience.

It’s a film that looks to the past as a benchmark for modern virtue. It uses the theatre of war and the spectacle of sport to explore themes that ask us to question what it means to rise to greatness and how heroism can often manifest in the most humble of moments.

Special Thanks

The Quinn Family
Port Adelaide Football Club


Streaming on 7plus Australia

Available Sunday, May 9th 2021 for 12 months.

Streaming on BT Sport UK and Ireland

Available Now!

BT Sport UK and Ireland

September 24th 2021, Premiered on BT Sport 2 8:30pm
September 26th 2021, BT Sport 3, 2:00pm (as part of their coverage of the AFL Grand Final)

Channel 7 South Australia

Saturday, May 8th 2021 10 PM
Screening after the Port Adelaide v Crows Showdown

Anzac Day 2021

Adelaide Oval

Sunday, April 25 2021 4.45 pm
Screening before the Port Adelaide v St Kilda game.

Wallis Cinemas

Screening before This is Port Adelaide


Sunday, 25 APRIL 2021 12:00 PM + 2:20 PM

Mt Barker

Sunday, 25 APRIL 2021 12:20 PM


Sunday, 25 APRIL 2021 12:00 PM


Sunday, 25 APRIL 2021 12:00 PM


Produced by Kane McKay and Chloe Gardner
Directed by Stephen de Villiers
Written by Kane McKay
Edited by Sam Matthews
Cinematography by Michael Tessari
Narration by Erin Phillips

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