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Roberts, Webb depart the Kennel

Fletcher Roberts played 51 AFL games across eight seasons, after joining the club in the pre-season draft of 2011.   - Western Bulldogs
Fletcher Roberts played 51 AFL games across eight seasons, after joining the club in the pre-season draft of 2011.

Fletcher Roberts and Lukas Webb have been advised they will not be offered contracts by the Western Bulldogs for 2020. 

Roberts, 26, was a member of the Bulldogs’ historic 2016 AFL premiership side. 

The key defender played 51 AFL games – two of those in 2019 – across eight seasons, after joining the club in the pre-season draft of 2011. 

His best season was 2016, where he featured in 18 AFL matches, including the preliminary final and grand final wins.

Webb, 23, played in Footscray’s 2016 VFL premiership team. 

The midfielder made a return to football this season after sustaining a neck injury in 2018, but was unable to break into the AFL side. 

He was drafted with pick 27 in the 2014 national draft, playing 24 AFL games over five seasons.

“We thank Fletcher and Lukas for their contributions at our football club,” General Manager of List and Recruiting, Sam Power, said. 

“Both were part of team success in 2016, with Fletcher an important member of our AFL premiership side and Lukas among the best performers in Footscray’s VFL triumph.

“They have been well-respected members of our playing group, and we wish them all the best for the future.” 

Roberts and Webb join retired trio Dale Morris, Liam Picken and Tom Boyd as departures from the Bulldogs’ playing list in 2019.