Rory Lobb put on a first half show that left several greats of the game speechless.
The Fremantle forward could not miss as he slotted three utterly absurd goals from three kicks to lead his side to a dominant halftime lead.
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Lobb has been linked with a move out of Fremantle at season’s end with his rumoured landing spot said to be the Western Bulldogs.
Going up against the Dogs on Saturday afternoon, Lobb put forth the greatest job interview you’re likely to see as he ran riot under the roof at Marvel Stadium.
Lobb got the party started in the first quarter with a goal from outside 50, but it was two bombs in the second quarter that left AFL legend Jason Dunstall astonished.
Hugged up against the boundary and 50m from home, Lobb launched his second kick of the game straight through the big sticks.
Less than five minutes later he was back in the thick of it in the exact same spot.
“He couldn’t kick this could he? He’s kicked two rippers from only two kicks in the game, this would be spectacular,” Dunstall said.
Cameron Mooney chimed in with: “Mark this down, Chief.”
As Lobb began his walk into goal, he set sail for his third goal and Dunstall knew straight away it was home. The commentary box couldn’t believe what they were watching.
Dunstall: “Oh don’t tell me.”
Dwayne Russell: “He’s struck it pretty well … awesome, amazing.”
Gary Lyon: “That is as good an exhibition of three kicks at goal since Plugger Lockett.”
Mooney: “Three of the best bombs you’ll see.”
Dunstall: “They’re the three best kicks from a three kick player to have three goals. Extraordinary.”
Lobb’s ludicrous display left not only legends of the game in awe, but had fans watching on in utter disbelief.
Lobb continued the onslaught in the second half when he flushed his fourth goal from his fourth kick of the contest.
He showed he was human midway through the third quarter however when he missed back-to-back set shots.
The Herald Sun’s Jon Ralph reported rival clubs expect the 29-year old, who’s contracted at Fremantle for 2023, to be traded to the Western Bulldogs at season’s end as he seeks a three-year, $1.5 million deal.
Originally published as AFL star Rory Lobb leaves legends and fans in utter disbelief with absurd kicking display