Australian Football League Pre Seasons NAB Challenge Cup Live West Coast Eagles vs Fremantle Dockers Stream AFL NAB Cup Week 04 match will be kick off at Patersons Stadium, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 22 March 2015 online, 16.10pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Foxtell.
The AFL premiership window is fast closing, and Fremantle will need a bit of luck to fall its way if it is to come away with the spoils this year.
After coming so close to snaring an elusive flag in 2013, the Dockers went backwards last year with a straight-sets finals exit.
Pundits are tipping more of a slide for the Dockers this year, especially with the future of star tagger Ryan Crowley in doubt after he tested positive to a banned substance.
Crowley faces a potential ban of up to two years, meaning his time in the AFL could be over.
Skipper Matthew Pavlich, ruckman Aaron Sandilands and defender Luke McPharlin are all in the twilight of their decorated careers, making time of the essence for Fremantle.
But any team featuring the midfield strength of Nat Fyfe, David Mundy, Michael Barlow, Stephen Hill and Lachie Neale shouldn’t be written off.
And with “Ross the Boss” running the show, you can bet your bottom dollar Fremantle’s trademark hard edge will still be present.
A total of 21 players set new personal bests during this summer’s three-kilometre time trials.
The NAB Challenge draws to a close this Sunday as Fremantle locks horns with West Coast at Domain Stadium (formerly Patersons Stadium).
Plenty of experience comes into the Freo squad, while the likes of Paul Duffield (rib), Tendai Mzungu (hamstring), Hayden Ballantyne (calf) and Michael Barlow (ankle) will miss with another week with injury to prepare for round 1.
Freo is coming off a nine-point loss to Sydney, despite a late fightback against the 2014 runners-up.
West Coast will go into the match fresh from two weeks off after their last NAB Challenge match, a 40-point loss to Port Adelaide.
West Coast Eagles: 1. Mitch Brown, 2. Mark LeCras, 3. Andrew Gaff, 4. Dom Sheed, 5. Brad Sheppard, 6. Elliot Yeo, 7. Chris Masten, 9. Nic Naitanui, 10. Scott Selwood, 11. Matt Priddis, 12. Sharrod Wellingham, 13. Luke Shuey, 15. Jamie Cripps, 17. Josh Kennedy, 20. Jeremy McGovern, 24. Matt Rosa, 25. Shannon Hurn, 26. Sam Butler, 28. Tom Lamb, 29. Scott Lycett, 30. Jackson Nelson, 32. Simon Tunbridge, 33. Josh Hill, 35. Pat McGinnity, 36. Fraser McInnes, 44. Jamie Bennell, 47. Kane Lucas
Fremantle Dockers: 5. Garrick Ibbotson, 6. Danyle Pearce, 7. Nathan Fyfe, 8. Nick Suban, 9. Matt De Boer, 10. Michael Walters, 11. Tom Sheridan, 12. Jon Griffin, 16. David Mundy, 17. Hayden Crozier, 18. Luke McPharlin, 19. Connor Blakely, 22. Tanner Smith, 23. Chris Mayne, 24. Max Duffy, 27. Lachie Neale, 28. Brady Grey, 29. Matthew Pavlich, 30. Zac Clarke, 31. Aaron Sandilands, 32. Stephen Hill, 33. Cam Sutcliffe, 34. Lee Spurr, 36. Alex Silvagni, 37. Michael Johnson, 38. Jack Hannath, 46. Clancee Pearce