Cornes returns serve after Bevo's Treloar defence

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Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes has refused to backmost down from his disapproval of Adam Treloar, contempt Bulldogs manager Luke Beveridge's furious onslaught connected the on-baller's critics.

Beveridge took what Cornes deemed a "strange" attack moments aft his side's 71-point preliminary last triumph implicit Port, erstwhile he unloaded connected individuals who had criticised Treloar successful the lead-up to the match.

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Cornes was 1 of the 28-year-old's critics during the week, highlighting a fig of subpar antiaircraft efforts during the Bulldogs' one-point semi-final win, a lucifer which saw Treloar decorativeness with conscionable 10 disposals.

While Beveridge got connected the violative aft the match, Cornes refused to alteration his stance connected Treloar's show from the erstwhile week.

"I was captious of Adam Treloar's assemblage connection and his show past week, and I basal by it," helium told Nine's AFL Sunday Footy Show.

Beveridge shares a lukewarm clasp with Treloar aft the Bulldogs' preliminary last triumph implicit Port Adelaide (Getty)

"I'd situation anyone to spell backmost and look astatine Adam Treloar's efforts past week, they were poor, we wouldn't beryllium doing our occupation if we didn't telephone it out, to the constituent wherever helium astir gave up successful immoderate contests.

"I don't cognize if those comments were [aimed] astatine me. I deliberation it'd beryllium overmuch easier if Luke had the courageousness to really sanction the radical helium was being captious of. It would look unusual if helium would bring my woman into those comments aft a game, I'd find that incredibly strange.

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"But each bully coaches basal up for their players and that's what helium did aft 1 of his astir celebrated wins."

Cornes' sentiment was echoed by Sunday Footy Show big Tony Jones, who admitted helium was "taken aback" by the Bulldogs coach's comments.

"I don't cognize who they were directed at, we assumed Kane successful each honesty, but it could beryllium 1 of respective people," Jones said.

Treloar kicked a second-half extremity and finished with 23 disposals successful a bounceback show (Getty)

"He's amended than that, Luke Beveridge. I'm beauteous definite if helium had his clip [again], helium astir apt wouldn't beryllium arsenic volcanic successful his disapproval of the disapproval of Adam Treloar."

Veteran AFL newsman Damian Barrett said Beveridge's fierce extortion of his players was a portion of his "layers of genius" arsenic a coach.

"He's been capable to make this 'world against the Western Bulldogs' outlook," helium said.

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"It happened successful 2016, it's happened much this year. Whether it's existent oregon whether it's perceived, it's a portion of the layers of genius of this antheral arsenic a coach.

"But it was astonishing post-match that helium was prepared to participate and volunteered down this way of getting backmost astatine radical who had said oregon done thing against him and his footy club."

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