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Dogs trio Cut

Dogs trio Cut

WESTERN Bulldogs have now farewelled seven players since the end of the AFL season following the delisting of a further three players.

Matthew Suckling, Jackson Trengove and Callum Porter have all been told they are not required at Whitten Oval in 2021.

Suckling, who played in a two premiership during a 102-game career at Hawthorn, spent five seasons at the Bulldogs for 76 games.

Trengove made 33 appearances in three seasons at Whitten Oval after 153 games with Port Adelaide.

Drafted in 2017, Porter made his debut in Round 8 this year, but that proved to be his lone AFL match for the club.

“These are difficult decisions to make because we’re dealing with quality individuals who cannot be questioned for their hard work and dedication,” Bulldogs list boss Sam Power said.

“They represented the Club with pride and gave their all, and we are grateful for their efforts.

“We wish them every success for whatever their futures hold, and they know they are always welcome back at the Club.”

Suckling, Trengove and Porter join retiree Tory Dickson and delisted trio Billy Gowers, Fergus Greene and Brad Lynch in leaving the club.

MEANWHILE, Melbourne has farewelled Oscar McDonald after 81 games in six seasons.

“Oscar has been a popular member of the footy club over the past six years and we would like to thank him for his valuable contributions,” Demons official Josh Mahoney said.

“Letting players go at this time of the year is always challenging, but we wish Oscar all the best for the future.”

Melbourne has also delisted luckless South Australian Aaron Nietschke, who has suffered two ruptured ACLs since being drafted in 2018, but has committed to selecting him in next month’s Rookie Draft.