Townsville Bulletin



THE Western Bulldogs are not making plans for tackling Port Adelaide without skipper Marcus Bontempell­i and have backed Adam Treloar to bounce back from his semifinal shocker on Saturday.

Jack Macrae took Treloar’s share of the workload in an epic 39-disposal effort in the one-point win over the Lions last weekend that progressed the Bulldogs to a preliminar­y final showdown with Port.

Treloar, who missed 10 games during the middle of the season with an ankle injury, has come under fire for his lacklustre effort, returning just 10 touches, his lowest return for the season.

At times he even appeared

according to some critics, who pointed to poor body language from the former Magpie.

“He’s been a class player his whole career and you don’t just lose that overnight,” Macrae said about Treloar.

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