In 1978 Rowlings suffered a serious knee injury which prevented him from being part of Hawthorn's 1978 triumph, and was cleared to Richmond. In his first season at Tigerland won the Jack Dyer Medal, which is awarded to Richmond's best and fairest player for the season.
Since 1996 he has been involved with the football program at Caulfield Grammar School and Caulfield Grammarians Football Club, and holds a football ambassador and development coaching role for all year levels.
Rowlings has been partly responsible for the football development of many current AFL players, such as Brent Hartigan, Jason Winderlich, Chris Judd, Tristan Cartledge, Matthew Richardson, and Tom Roach.
- Hogan P: The Tigers of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996
- Barry Rowlings's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Barry Rowlings at AustralianFootball.com
- Greenberg, Tony (25 October 2012). "Top 20 Tiger trade pick-ups: No. 2". Richmond Football Club. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012.