AFL 2014 Live Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns match will be kick off at Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns,Saturday 12 July 2014 online, Time 16:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett will miss the rest of the year after undergoing shoulder surgery. Trent McKenzie (hamstring) will miss a few weeks whilst Charlie Dixon (calf) and Sean Lemmens (concussion) must pass fitness tests. Luke Russell and Matt Shaw loom as replacements. For the Bulldogs, Daniel Giansiracusa is available after being suspended with Sam Darley, Tom Campbell and Brett Goodes as candidates should Brendan McCartney want to make some changes.
The Bulldogs are 5-10 in 2014, sitting in 14th on the ladder. They rank 1st in handballs and tackles per game but 17th in kicks and 15th in points. The sons of the west are 1-5 (2-4 against the line) vs top eight sides this year. The Suns sit in eighth at 9-6 on the ladder – one game clear of Adelaide and Essendon. They rank fifth in points per game and have won two of their last three games (vs Geelong and Collingwood). The Suns are 6-2 head-to-head and against the line vs bottom-ten sides this year.
It’s only seven weeks ago that these two sides met and after a competitive first half, the Suns streaked away for an easy win. Gold Coast kicked 11 goals to five after half-time to cruise to a 45-point victory. Dion Prestia had 35 touches whilst Brandon Matera, Tom Lynch, Charlie Dixon, Luke Russell and Harley Bennell all kicked multiple goals.
B Liam Picken, Jordan Roughead, Mark Austin
HB Robert Murphy, Dale Morris, Easton Wood
C Marcus Bontempelli, Matthew Boyd, Mitch Wallis
HF Jake Stringer, Stewart Crameri, Mitch Honeychurch
F Luke Dahlhaus, Jack Redpath, Lachie Hunter
FOLL Will Minson, Ryan Griffen, Tom Liberatore
I/C Jack Macrae, Nathan Hrovat, Koby Stevens,Sam Darley
EMG Daniel Giansiracusa, Jason Johannisen, Tom Campbell
IN Sam Darley
OUT Shaun Higgins (Omitted)
B Tom Murphy, Steven May, Greg Broughton
HB Sean Lemmens, Rory Thompson, Michael Rischitelli
C Jarrod Harbrow, David Swallow, Alex Sexton
HF Jack Martin, Tom Lynch, Harley Bennell
F Charlie Dixon, Sam Day, Aaron Hall
FOLL Zac Smith, Jaeger O’Meara, Dion Prestia
I/C Danny Stanley, Matt Shaw, Kade Kolodjashnij,Jesse Lonergan
EMG Luke Russell, Matthew Warnock, Jack Hutchins
IN Tom Murphy, Matt Shaw
OUT Trent McKenzie (Hamstring), Gary Ablett (Shoulder)