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    Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb



    Rory Lobb is officially a Bulldog after the Club successfully brokered a trade deal with the Fremantle Dockers in the final moments of the 2022 Continental Tyres Trade Period.

    The Bulldogs secured the key forward/ruck in exchange for pick 30 in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft, and their future second round selection.

    Lobb will add significant scoring power for the Dogs’ emerging forward line, and offer strong ruck support.


    The 30-year-old completed a career-best season for the Dockers in 2022, booting 36 goals from 21 games, including multiple majors on 11 occasions and a haul of five against St Kilda in Round 17.

    Lobb has amassed 140 games over his career so far, after beginning with GWS in 2014 and moving across to the Dockers in 2018.

    “We’re thrilled to bring in someone of Rory’s ability, who we believe will add significantly to our playing list over the coming seasons,” said Bulldogs General Manager of List & Recruiting, Sam Power.

    “Players of Rory’s size, athleticism and experience, who can have an impact up forward and through the ruck, are difficult to find in the modern game.

    “We can’t wait to see what Rory will bring to our Club.”
    Last edited by bornadog; 14-10-2022 at 05:57 PM.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Great to have you on board Rory. There is absolutely no reason why your next 3+ years cant be the best of your career, and we cant wait to watch them.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Will be interesting how we use Rory. I would like to see him at least 30% of his time in the ruck.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Welcome, now time to deliver.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Will be interesting how we use Rory. I would like to see him at least 30% of his time in the ruck.
    Has he stopped with the Peroxide?!?!

    This and Bevo letting go of the Mo are qualitative signals that the Dogs mean business!

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Quote Originally Posted by WBFC4FFC View Post
    Has he stopped with the Peroxide?!?!

    This and Bevo letting go of the Mo are qualitative signals that the Dogs mean business!
    White King is one of our sponsors so that might help
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Looking forward to Rory, Naughts, Marra and Cody all flying for the same long bomb to the top of the square.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Our team is MASSIVE.

    How ironic is it that the club that went against the grain to recruit Caleb Daniel is now genuinely the land of the giants.
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Welcome Rory.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Apparently Rory entered the system late. Hopefully he lasts longer because of that

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Welcome Lobster. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the fwd line gels and when it all clicks... woweee!

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post


    Welcome Rory.
    I use to have that vinyl

    Saw Lobby many many times
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Some background on Lobb before he was drafted:

    Swan Districts ruckman Rory Lobb is an AFL draft long shot

    SWAN Districts big man Rory Lobb will complete a fairytale arrival into the AFL if he is recruited on Thursday after a rapid rise into the draft spotlight.

    The exciting Lobb, 20, started the 2013 season in the WAFL reserves after an invitation to try his luck from his former amateurs coach Andrew Pruin, who handles the Swans' seconds

    The athletic follower with a basketball upbringing completed his on-ball initiation attracting heavy interest from AFL talent scouts.

    A distinct lack of big man appeal in Thursday's annual intake of new draftees, means he could even be taken somewhere inside the first 30 picks.

    Lobb graduated to play 12 senior games with Swans, averaging 25 hitouts an outing after nine runs in reserve grade.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Rory Lobb

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    I use to have that vinyl

    Saw Lobby many many times
    I'm not really one for rabbit holes but one of my favourites is watching 1973 Sunbury footage. Can't believe that's the same country as the one we live in now.
    - I'm a visionary - Only here to confirm my biases -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    I'm not really one for rabbit holes but one of my favourites is watching 1973 Sunbury footage. Can't believe that's the same country as the one we live in now.
    I wanted to go but being a teen, parents forbid it.

    How good was Billy Thorpe and Queen were booed off the stage
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