Lachlan Hunter
Stars as Bulldogs secure finals berth
FWestern Bulldogs
September 21, 2020
Hunter finished with 35 disposals (17 kicks, 18 handballs), seven marks, three behinds and one goal in Sunday's 74-44 victory over the Dockers.
The Bulldogs were too good for the Dockers on Sunday, securing a 30 point victory and assuring themselves of a spot in the finals. Hunter has been fantastic since returning from injury in round 12 and marked a season-high with 35 disposals to go with four inside-50s and five clearances. The Bulldogs will face the Saints in what promises to be a fast-paced matchup with both teams certainly a chance of taking the victory.
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Tops disposal count in loss
FWestern Bulldogs
August 28, 2020
Hunter totaled 27 disposals (16 kicks, 11 handballs), eight tackles, one mark and one goal in Friday's 72-61 loss to the Cats.
Hunter continues to put together a fantastic season for the Bulldogs, ranking inside the top-5 in effective disposals, uncontested possessions, score involvements and disposals. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs blew a 36 point lead at quarter time to fall to their seventh loss of the season. They remain inside the top-8 but that could change after the completion of this weeks games.
Set to return
FWestern Bulldogs
August 13, 2020
Hunter (personal) is set to retake the field Saturday versus Adelaide, Sam Edmund of SEN 1116 reports.
Hunter stepped away from the game momentarily to deal with some mental health issues but looks in line to see his first action in Round 7. Hunter has been a massive contributor when available, racking up 20-plus disposals and four-plus marks in each of his three matches.
Sitting out for personal reasons
FWestern Bulldogs
July 22, 2020
Hunter will not play in Thursday's match versus Gold Coast for personal reasons.
Hunter has performed well when on the field for the Bulldogs, racking up 26-plus disposals, four marks and five tackles in each of the last two matches. The nature of his absence remains unclear, leaving it uncertain exactly how much time he will be gone.
Returns to action Sunday
FWestern Bulldogs
July 15, 2020
Hunter tallied 27 disposals (17 kicks, 10 handballs), five tackles and four marks in Sunday's 103-51 loss to Carlton.
Returning from a four-game suspension, Hunter was arguably the Bulldogs' best, racking up a game-high 27 disposals. He is now averaging almost 25 disposals per game and should be able to build on this performance as long as he can stay out of trouble off the field.
Could return against Carlton
FWestern Bulldogs
July 8, 2020
Hunter is available to face Carlton in Round Six after serving his suspension for an alleged drink driving incident. He'll be considered for selection, according to coach Luke Beveridge. "We'll consider him for selection this week, and with (Lin Jong) going down there's a spot there. And with (Hayden) Crozier being suspended, there's another spot. So, we'll consider him. He's definitely ready to go."
Hunter collected 22 disposals in Round One and would have likely have had a role to play if it weren't for his suspension. His coach laid out the holes Hunter may have to fill, as a huge chunk of starters could or will miss this contest.