Watch AFL JLT Series Live West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide Power Streaming Free 2018 AFL Pre Seasons match will be kick off at Leederville Oval Sports club, Leederville, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 25 February 2018 online, 15:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Port Adelaide stars Robbie Gray and Steven Motlop are in the selection mix for Sunday’s JLT series meeting with West Coast at Leederville Oval after overcoming minor injuries.
It is understood the Power are hopeful of naming a strong side for the first of two full-length pre-season hit-outs.
However, several key players are battling soft tissue complaints and may not be risked on the trip to Perth.
A hip injury forced Gray’s late withdrawal from last week’s AFLX experiment, where largely inexperienced Power teams lost their small-sided matches to Geelong and Fremantle.
Motlop was unavailable due to groin soreness that also kept him out of the club’s internal trial match on February 10.
The former Geelong speedster has since returned to full training.
If given the green light to play against West Coast, Motlop would make his first appearance for Port Adelaide since his high-profile defection from the Cats via free agency last year.
Fellow off-season acquisitions Tom Rockliff (Brisbane) and Jack Watts (Melbourne) are fit to play, though Lindsay Thomas (North Melbourne) is battling hamstring soreness.
Thomas and fellow forwards Chad Wingard (hamstring) and Todd Marshall (calf) will be monitored in the coming days before decisions are made on their availability.
Jared Polec (hamstring) has been ruled out for up to five weeks and is in doubt for the round-one meeting with Fremantle at Adelaide Oval.
Matthew Broadbent will miss about the first month of the regular season after having surgery to repair an ankle injury.
Port Adelaide meet crosstown rivals Adelaide in their second JLT series match at Alberton Oval on March 10.
West Coast Eagles:
B: S.Hurn 25, T.Barrass 37, B.Sheppard 5
HB: T.Cole 28, J.McGovern 20, L.Duggan 14
C: L.Jetta 23, J.Redden 8, A.Gaff 3
HF: J.Cripps 15, J.Waterman 45, B.Ah Chee 41
F: M.LeCras 2, J.Darling 27, N.Vardy 19
Foll: S.Lycett 29, E.Yeo 6, L.Shuey 13
I/C: L.Ryan 1, D.Sheed 4, D.Venables 18, F.Watson 26, W.Schofield 31, B.Ainsworth 33, M.Hutchings 34, F.McInnes 36
Emergencies: J.Brander 10, L.Partington 24, J.Nelson 30, M.Karpany 39
Notable absentees: Nic Naitanui, Josh Kennedy, Willie Rioli, Eric Mackenzie
Port Adelaide Power:
B: R.Bonner 26, T.Jonas 42, D.Houston 43
HB: D.Byrne-Jones 33, T.Clurey 17, H.Hartlett 8
C: K.Amon 15, O.Wines 16, S.Motlop 6
HF: T.Boak 1, J.Watts 23, J.Neade 3
F: J.Westhoff 39, C.Dixon 22, R.Gray 9
Foll: P.Ryder 4, B.Ebert 7, S.Powell-Pepper 2
I/C: J.Trengove 19, J.Hombsch 36, J.Pittard 29, P.Ladhams 38, J.Atley 30, D.Barry 41, D.Howard 32, L.Thomas 48
Emergencies: T.McKenzie 12, J.Toumpas 18, K.Farrell 24, J.Patmore 37
Notable absentees: Tom Rockliff, Sam Gray, Chad Wingard, Jared Polec, Matthew Broadbent