$4.5m star's 'dummy spit' in 'concerning' final

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Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes has lashed star Bulldog Adam Treloar for an evident deficiency of effort successful his side's thrilling semi-final triumph against the Brisbane Lions, suggesting the erstwhile Pie has his chemoreceptor retired of associated aft having his relation changed mid-season.

In a damning highlights (or rather, lowlights) reel, Cornes exposed respective passages of play successful which Treloar was recovered wanting owed to a deficiency of effort oregon desire.

Cornes claimed the $4.5 cardinal star had "spat the dummy" arsenic a effect of being moved from a chiefly midfield relation to the half-forward line.

He added that if the Bulldogs are to determination past Port Adelaide successful Saturday's preliminary last astatine Adelaide Oval, Treloar needed to get his caput successful the crippled and instrumentality immoderate of the work disconnected Marcus Bontempelli, peculiarly if the inspirational person is incapable to instrumentality his spot successful the broadside owed to injury.

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Adam Treloar's ethic has travel nether the microscope aft a lacklustre show successful the finals. (Nine)

"I was truly disappointed with his assemblage language," Cornes told Nine's Footy Classified.

"He looked to maine similar a player, and you saw those numbers – 12 centre bounce appearances per crippled passim the bulk of the twelvemonth and lone 3 successful the last bid - helium looks similar he's spat the dummy a small spot due to the fact that he's not playing midfield.

"Some of these examples that we saw are rather concerning for a subordinate who has an accidental to triumph a premiership. It's not bully capable for a subordinate similar that.

"How engaged is helium successful this crippled of footy? This is simply a final, a adjacent last wherever your squad goes through. It's conscionable sloppy play from a subordinate who is connected large wealth and needs to beryllium better.

Adam Treloar (Getty)

"He's 1 subordinate that if they (Bulldogs) privation to triumph and if Bontempelli is sore, they're going to request overmuch much from him."

Treloar's show was arguably 1 of the biggest talking points to look from the Bulldogs' triumph implicit the Lions, with manager Luke Beveridge challenging his prima to crook it astir this weekend.

"Tonight astir apt wasn't his astir prolific game," Beveridge said aft the win.

"Hopefully we get Adam Treloar's champion successful the preliminary last and it makes a existent difference. I'm definite he'll travel up and enactment his champion ft guardant adjacent week."

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