AFL Live Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood Magpies Stream AFL JLT Series 2017 Pre Seasons Week 3 match will be kick off at Rushton Park Stadium, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia, Saturday 04 March 2017 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The teams can expect significantly different conditions from their last meeting in round 14 of the 2016 season, where Collingwood ran out 48-point winners in bitterly cold conditions at the MCG.
Fremantle have named a strong squad of 29 players, which could be close to their best 22 for the 2017 season.
Joining the side are Aaron Sandilands and Lachie Neale, who bolster the Fremantle midfield after it was put through the ringer against West Coast in Geraldton last week.
This weekend, Fremantle face another test in Collingwood’s engine room. The Pies have brought in their star midfielders Scott Pendlebury, Adam Treloar and Taylor Adams, as well as ruckman Brodie Grundy, to the side that defeated Essendon by 11 points at Etihad Stadium on 16 February.
The game will also be Freo fan’s first chance to see former forward Chris Mayne in the Black & White, with Mayne making his second senior appearance for the Magpies after kicking one goal with four disposals and four tackles against Essendon.
1. Can Freo bring the pressure?
After starting last week on the back foot, Fremantle turned things around following Ross Lyon’s half-time address against the Eagles. This week, assistant coach Mark Stone has called for Freo to step up in their “intensity and sustained effort” – meaning a solid four-quarter performance is required.
2. Progress of new faces
New signings Cam McCarthy, Bradley Hill, Joel Hamling and Shane Kersten will all play their second game in Fremantle colours on Saturday. It’s a talented group of young West Australian talent, and Ross Lyon will be keen to see how these new faces are adapting to their new teammates and the game-plan.
3. Mayne man returns
Chris Mayne has long been a favourite for Fremantle fans and players. Will Mayne’s knowledge of the side be an advantage, or will Freo’s defenders know how to limit his impact?
4. Freo’s second home
As the home base for Peel Thunder, Fremantle’s WAFL affiliate side, Rushton Park will be familiar territory to many of Freo’s young up and coming players. It’s also the spiritual home for Hayden Ballantyne, with the ground boasting the Hayden Ballantyne Wing that commemorates the small forward’s efforts in his 2008 Sandover Medal winning season.
Fremantle Dockers: 1. Hayden Ballantyne, 3. Zac Dawson, 4. Sean Darcy, 5. Garrick Ibbotson, 6. Danyle Pearce, 7. Nat Fyfe, 8. Nick Suban, 9. Bradley Hill, 10. Michael Walters, 12. Jon Griffin, 14. Lachie Weller, 15. Ethan Hughes, 16. David Mundy, 17. Hayden Crozier, 18. Darcy Tucker, 19. Connor Blakely, 21. Joel Hamling, 22. Shane Kersten, 23. Cam McCarthy, 26. Ed Langdon, 27. Lachie Neale, 31. Aaron Sandilands, 32. Stephen Hill, 33. Cam Sutcliffe, 34. Lee Spurr. 35. Michael Apeness, 36. Brennan Cox, 37. Michael Johnson, 40. Sam Collins
Collingwood Magpies: 1. Alex Fasolo, 2. Jordan De Goey, 4. Brodie Grundy, 6. Tyson Goldsack, 7. Adam Treloar, 9. Jesse White, 10. Scott Pendlebury, 11. Jarryd Blair, 12. Matthew Scharenberg, 13. Taylor Adams, 14. James Aish, 15. Lynden Dunn, 16. Chris Mayne, 18. Travis Varcoe, 19. Levi Greenwood, 21. Tom Phillips, 22. Steele Sidebottom, 23. Lachlan Keeffe, 24. Josh Thomas, 25. Jack Crisp, 26. Josh Thomas, 30. Darcy Moore, 31. Jackson Ramsay, 32. Will Hoskin-Elliott, 37. Brayden Maynard, 38. Jeremy Howe, 41. Henry Schade, 43. Adam Oxley, 46. Mason Cox