FREMANTLE V GEELONG
DOMAIN STADIUM – SUNDAY 4:40 PM (AWST)
PAST 3 GAMES
R17, 2016, Geelong 11.12 (78) d Fremantle 9.7 (61) at Domain Stadium
R2, 2015, Fremantle 15.14 (104) d Geelong 9.6 (60) at Simonds Stadium
R20, 2014, Geelong 12.9 (81) d Fremantle 11.13 (79) at Simonds Stadium
LAST TIME THEY MET
The Fremantle Dockers will be happy to welcome back their new Captain Nat Fyfe to the squad.
New recruits Cam McCarthy, Joel Hamling, Bradley Hill, and Shane Kersten are expected to all make debuts for their new club against the Cats.
There is a vacant spot that needs to be filled, left by the injury to Hayden Ballantyne, whose hamstring injury could keep him sidelined for up to 3 months.
Hayden Crozier is the likely candidate to replace Ballantyne, after his impressive showing for Peel last Saturday where he gathered 26 possessions and managed to kick a goal.
The club’s first pick in the draft, Griffin Logue, is likely to find himself a spot on the bench.
A calf injury will keep Harley Bennell from making his debut for the Dockers and a indefinite title on his return date, does not bode well for his chances of making Ross Lyons squad anytime soon.
Michael Apeness – Knee (Rounds 6-8)
Hayden Ballantyne – Hamstring (Rounds 9-12)
Harley Bennell – Calf (indefinite)
Zac Clarke – Knee (indefinite)
Josh Deluca – Groin (Rounds: 5-7)
Ryan Nyhuis – Shin (Rounds 5-7)
Alex Pearce – Leg (indefinite)
Luke Ryan – Ankle (Rounds: 2-4)
Matthew Uebergang – Hamstring (indefinite)
PREDICTED TEAM FOR ROUND 1
B: Lee Spurr, Michael Johnson, Cam Sutcliffe
HB: Tom Sheridan, Joel Hamling, Garrick Ibbotson
C: Bradley Hill, Nat Fyfe, Stephen Hill
HF: Lachie Weller, Cam McCarthy, Connor Blakely
F: Hayden Crozier, Shane Kersten, Michael Walters
FOLL: Aaron Sandilands, David Mundy, Lachie Neale
I/C: Ed Langdon, Matt Taberner, Danyle Pearce, Griffin Logue
EMG: Harley Balic, Luke Ryan, Sam Collins