Josh Bruce’s equal career-high six goals against North Melbourne last weekend earned him the maximum 10 votes from coaches Luke Beveridge and Rhyce Shaw.

It was a clean sweep of voting for the Bulldogs in the AFL Coaches Association’s AFL Champion Player Award for Round 5, after the 49-point victory against the Kangaroos.

Caleb Daniel continued his outstanding season, scoring six votes to become the Club’s highest vote-getter after five games, moving to equal 16th in the competition in the process.

After notching three straight wins, the Bulldogs currently have the fourth most combined votes as a team (87), trailing Port Adelaide (119), Brisbane (111) and Collingwood (90).

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Bruce bags six snags

North had no answer for Josh Bruce as he helped guide his side to victory with an excellent six-goal performance

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Round 5 votes:

10 - Josh Bruce
6 - Caleb Daniel
4 - Jason Johannisen
4 - Easton Wood
2 - Tom Liberatore
2 - Hayden Crozier
1 - Alex Keath
1 - Tim English


Bulldogs leaderboard after Round 5:

17 - Caleb Daniel
11 - Marcus Bontempelli
10 - Bailey Smith
10 – Josh Bruce
9 - Tim English