Rod Cann played for Perth-Bayswater first grade in the 60s and early 70s, mostly at outside centre. Rod was the team goal kicker, and in 1967 was team captain. He was a vital member of the premiership-winning Perth-Bayswater first grade in 1969 and in that year set an Australian club record for individual points scoring with 302 points from 18 tries, 53 penalties, 43 conversions and 1 drop goal. Rod represented the WA Colts in in 1962 and represented the senior Western Australia team between 1964 and 1972, and was vice captain of the state team in 1967.
He played against international touring teams five times, winning man of the match against the Wallabies in 1968. In 1968 and 1969 Rod won the PG Hampshire Award as the Western Australian club competition best and fairest player. Rod served on the committee after his retirement from playing and was club Treasurer. He won the Perth-Bayswater Clubman of the Year Award in 1973 and was honoured with a Life Membership in 1976.
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