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Season Review: Jack Macrae

Macrae: "Really improved on areas I wanted to" Jack Macrae spoke to BulldogsTV about his performance this year, as the 2017 season comes to a finish.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Jack Macrae of the Bulldogs in action during the 2017 AFL round 01 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

A dominant season from Western Bulldogs midfielder Jack Macrae saw the 23-year-old lead the disposal count for the Bulldogs, averaging 27.5 per game.

Playing every match, Macrae had a career-high nine clearances against West Coast in May and was ranked 14th in the competition for effective disposals per game in 2017.

In Round 23, Macrae recorded 33 disposals, three marks and seven tackles in the nine-point loss to Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium, while in Round 22 he collected 41 disposals, took six marks and laid seven tackles in the loss to Port Adelaide.

Stat that mattered:

Macrae led the clearances for the Bulldogs with 61 for the season – averaging 2.8 per game.  

What they said:

“I thought it was inconsistent at times but I also played some really good footy at different stages.”

“I really improved on some of the areas I wanted to leading into the year. I was pretty happy I managed to play every game this year which was one of the goals leading into the year.”  

- Jack Macrae, September 2017