AFL Live Fremantle Dockers vs Geelong Cats Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 01 match will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 26 March 2017 online, 19: 40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Fremantle Dockers and Geelong Cats will close the opening round out when they clash on Sunday afternoon in a highly anticipated match at Domain Stadium.
The Fremantle will voyage into a new era after last season’s disastrous four-win campaign and are expected to be much more competitive in 2017, but will they make a winning start against the Cats?
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There will be new faces for Fremantle after last season saw club great Matthew Pavlich retire, but the Dockers have been active in the off-season recruiting Cam McCarthy from GWS Giants and former Geelong Cats star Shane Kersten to bolster their forward line. The Dockers also added premiership players Joel Hamling (Western Bulldogs) and Bradley Hill (Hawthorn).
Fremantle will also welcome back superstar Brownlow Medallist and for the first time as captain as Nathan Fyfe returns to action this year.
Fyfe returns from a broken leg that cut his season short last year and will lead the Purple Haze out as captain for the first time. The Purple army will also be happy to see star ruckman Aaron Sandilands raring to go for Round 1 after last season seeing the four-time All-Australian play just five games all year.
The Geelong Cats have faced a summer of questions about their reliance on midfield duo Patrick Dangerfield and captain Joel Selwood after their humiliating preliminary final defeat to Sydney Swans last year.
Geelong lost retired champions Corey Enright and Jimmy Bartel, while also saw Josh Caddy leave in a trade to Richmond Tigers. But the Cats added the classy Irishman Zach Tuohy from the Carlton Blues.
The big question is how will Chris Scott’s men bounce back from last season’s preliminary final defeat and the reliance on Dangerfield and Selwood will become one of this season’s most intriguing stroylines.
Another intriguing factor for this game will be two of AFL’s best players and Brownlow Medallists Dangerfield and Fyfe going one on one and renewing their rivalry this Sunday.
B: Z.Dawson, J.Hamling, L.Spurr
HB: G.Ibbotson, M.Johnson, C.Sutcliffe
C: S.Hill, L.Neale, B.Hill
HF: D.Pearce, C.McCarthy, E.Langdon
F: M.Walters, J.Griffin, S.Kersten
Foll: A.Sandilands, N.Fyfe, D.Mundy
Inter (from): C.Blakely, H.Crozier, T.Sheridan, N.Suban, M.Taberner, D.Tucker, L.Weller
B: Tom Stewart, Tom Lonergan, Mark Blicavs
HB: Josh Cowan, Lachie Henderson, Zach Tuohy
C: Nakia Cockatoo, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan
HF: Rhys Stanley, Harry Taylor, Brandan Parfitt
F: Lincoln McCarthy, Tom Hawkins, Steven Motlop
Foll: Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, George Horlin-Smith
Inter (from): Cameron Guthrie, Andrew Mackie, Sam Menegola, Daniel Menzel, Jordan Murdoch, Tom Ruggles, Jackson Thurlow