Lachie HUNTER

#7   Western Bulldogs

Age: 24yr 3mth Games: 84 Born: Dec 13, 1994
Height: 183cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Another one of the Dogs’ Grand Final heroes. Like many teammates, had had his loads managed across the JLT series, but is fit and ready.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Coll Ball followed him for first quarter –- kicked game's opening two goals – but hard to maintain that as a forward. 6
2 Syd Just continued to win the footy in space and brought others into the game whenever he could. 7
3 Frem Brilliant in the first half with three goals. His marking was a highlight. Finished with 26 possessions 8
4 NM Won a lot of ball from backward of the centre. Certainly not his best game but gave something to the effort. 5
5 Bris Two effective disposals and seven for the match not his usual output. Did have six inside-50s. 4
6 GWS By his usual benchmarks it was a quiet one. Only 14 effective disposals, one clearance and four inside-50s. 5
7 Rich Important goal in final term. Had a huge last half hour and was one of those who got the team over the line. 7
8 WCE His 26 possessions weren’t as damaging as he’d have liked. But he had plenty of the ball. 6
9 Geel Really quiet all night in an uncharacteristic effort; eight effective disposals, one clearance and no inside-50s from half back. 3
10 StK Played vital part in the win by shutting down Jack Steven completely after quarter time. 8
11 Bye.
12 Syd Quiet first half and made some uncharacteristic mistakes. Wasn’t afforded much room. 5
13 Melb Played behind the ball across half back. Won a lot of it (26) but failed to hurt the Demons to any great degree. 5
14 NM Used more up the ground than previous weeks. Involved in important last play that netted winning Stringer point. 7
15 WCE Worked into game in second term and wound up probably the Dogs’ best with 26 touches, two goals and five tackles. 7
16 Adel Always looks good with the footy in hand, had a game high nine inside-50’s, 7
17 Carl Quiet one again playing up forward a lot. One goal from nine kicks but is well short of his very best. 4
18 GCS Excellent link man on the outside who made good decisions. 31 possessions and 10 marks. 7
19 Ess Roamed all over the place to gain 25 possessions, nine marks and nearly 400 metres gained. 7
20 Bris White hot in first term when Dogs in control. Eased off mid-game before sizzling again in final term when game in balance. 7
21 GWS Gave the side rebound from half-back and among the better performers in the loss. Couldn’t question is performance. 7
22 Port Hard to remember many of his touches hurting Port. 5
23 Haw Played up forward for something different and battled hard. Two goals from 15 disposals. 6

2016 Season

1 Frem Continually found space due to working harder than Dockers’ opponents. Smart effort. 7
2 StK Huge night with 35 touches and a goal. Consistently bobbed up in space. 8
3 Haw Continued with his solid easy season form. Busy with 23 touches. 6
4 Carl Everywhere throughout to grab game-high disposals, four inside-50s, six clearances and goal. 8
5 Bris Another outstanding night in midfield and pushing into attack. Become a very good player. 8
6 NM Main run-with player Jacobs was against him. Prolific ball winner at half back. 8
7 Adel Had 20 touches in the first half then faded in second. Impact not huge – two inside-50s. 5
8 Melb Won a mountain of ball and ran himself into the ground. Work-rate is enormous. 8
9 GWS Ran hard through the midfield and had a team-high eight inside-50s. 6
10 Coll Not his biggest game but very effective and produced under pressure. 6
11 WCE Racked up stats all day and always in space. Six tackles and four inside-50s to boot. 8
12 Port His disposal efficiency was off kilter early but he redeemed himself after first term. 7
13 Geel Played wide of Motlop on a wing and the Cat was the more impactful of the two. 5
15 Syd Kept ticking over with metronomic consistency off the wing in four-quarter effort. 7
16 Rich Not as prolific as some weeks but contributed three clearances, four inside-50s. 7
17 GCS Found a lot of space to take an equal team-high nine marks. 6
18 StK Lined up against bigger Riewoldt on wing for a while. Strong first half. 7
19 Geel Played loose behind the ball and had a huge first half. Quelled thereafter. 7
20 NM Consistent ball winner and hasn’t dropped below peak performance all year. 7
21 Coll A little quiet early, but kept at it. 6
22 Ess Big start to game then maintained pace throughout the evening. 6
23 Frem It’s hard to recall his 23 possessions. 5
EF WCE Good contributor with 26 touches and five inside-50s in midfield rotation. 7
SF Haw Not much between him and Smith in first half, but finished on strongly. 6
PF GWS Not as influential as he has been in other games on his wing. 4
GF Syd Winger lined up on Heeney who was a handful. Effective and stuck to his task. 6

2015 Season

1 Suspended.
2 -
3 VFL Back from club suspension and collected 25 possessions. -
4 VFL Best ball-winner on the ground. 35 possessions and a goal. -
5 VFL Had the ball on a string in midfield. Bulldogs’ best. -
6 StK Sub. On for Smith at half time and got involved a bit. 3
7 Frem Sub. On at half time and was OK at times. 3
8 Melb Flitted in and out of game. Tried to be a bit cute at times with disposal. 4
9 VFL One of 13 Bulldog goalkickers but needs to work harder. -
10 VFL Pressed claims for senior recall with a strong outing in midfield. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Big ball winner again with 28 disposals but inaccurate with 0.3. -
13 VFL Up and down afternoon. One goal and 22 touches but fumbly. -
14 VFL Dangerous forward of centre with three goals from 27 touches. -
15 GCS Sub. Rushed a few kicks when on, but then settled. 4
16 Geel Sub. Quickly racked up eight effective disposals but no inside-50s and no score. 2
17 Coll Creative, lively, incisive. His best game at senior level and clearly best afield. 8
18 Ess Career-high disposal numbers. Most of them at half back and wing. 8
19 Port Ran hard all day, 22 handball receives and 27 uncontested possessions. 7
20 Melb Wasn’t the cleanest but continually got to the right spots. 6
21 WCE Impressive game. Had 24 disposals. Showed his skills. 7
22 NM Prolific ball winner in early stages and had real good game. 8
23 Bris Should be pleased with his effort on the eve of the finals. 6
EF Adel Got the ball out in the open and kept going hard. 7

2014 Season

1 WCE Two first-half goals and worked hard to provide something – four inside-50s 6
2 NM Grabbed mark after nice take-off. Struggled to make impact on scoreboard. 4
3 Rich Another fast midfielder in Bulldogs’ battery. 5
4 GWS Didn’t have his biggest outing but played a role. 5
5 Senior emergency.
6 Adel Sub. On for Campbell in the third term and went deep forward. 1
7 Ess Had his moments including the final term goal that made it a six-point game. 5
8 Melb Quiet night but did give a lift in final term when game on line. 3
10 Shoulder.
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL The Dogs’ leading possession winner (28). Good outing. -
13 VFL Two goals and 23 touches – a good afternoon’s work. -
14 VFL Superb outing with three classy goals and 25 touches. -
15 Melb Kicked a classy goal and took a big grab. Has some tricks! 5
16 Geel Bews had him covered early and apart from one goal didn’t get into game. 4
17 GCS Didn’t put up big numbers but took his chances when they came. 5
18 Ess Looked dangerous around the ball but was a little wasteful with it. 5
19 Haw Seemed to be matched with Birchall and did a few nice things. 4
20 StK Sub came on in final term and had a couple of touches. 1
21 NM Not seen early but came into it. 5
22 VFL Not as his best but kicked a key last-quarter goal. -
23 VFL Early goal but then injured a quad and was put on ice. -
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2013 Season

1 Williamstown reserves didn’t play.
2 VFL Did some nice things in the Williamstown reserves. -
3 VFL Strong outing in Williamstown reserves win. -
4 VFL Kicked two goals in Williamstown’s reserves. -
5 VFL Did a few nice things. Still developing his game. -
6 VFL Good contributor in midfield for the Seagulls. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Great outing with 23 possessions and three crucial goals. -
9 VFL Used the ball cleanly and got involved constantly. -
10 VFL Again showed he is a talent. Had some nice moments. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Starred again with three goals off a wing. Going well. -
13 Rich First gamer who kicked an early goal and was creative in possession. Good start. 6
14 Melb Sub replaced Jones late in third quarter. Nice mover. 1
15 VFL Bye. -
16 Ess Sub. On third term and gave some great drive from half forward. 3
17 Haw Sub on for Hrovat, couldn’t provide the much needed spark. 2
18 WCE Great first half netted 13 disposals in a fine display. Tired late but handy. 6
19 Syd Not a big factor. 3
20 Rested.
21 Adel Great impact as the sub coming on in third term. Dragged down a screamer. 4
22 Bris One of few Dogs to have more touches in first half than second. Good experience. 5
23 Melb Impressive display with two goals from ninth gamer. Son of former star Mark. 6
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