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 29-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.”