Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions Footy Match Are Held on Etihad Stadium, Melbourne and Broadcast On Fox Footy Saturday 07 June 2014, 19: 40 (AEDT).
Western Bulldogs key forward Liam Jones will return after his two-match ban whilst Jarrad Grant could be ready to play his first game this year too. Veteran midfielder Matthew Boyd must pass a fitness test on his hamstring to come back. For the Lions most focus will be on who will ruck. First choice pair Trent West and Matthew Luenenberger have succumbed to knee injuries so one, or both, of Stefan Martin and Archie Smith will be called upon.
The Bulldogs have lost five of their past six games and sit 14th on the ladder. The Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a gritty seven-point win over Carlton. Their still last on the ladder thanks to a shocking percentage but their tails will be up ahead of this winnable game.
These two sides met in the penultimate game last year with the Lions prevailing by seven points. After leading by 50-points at half-time the Lions took their foot off the gas and allowed the Dogs a chance to steal win. The Bulldogs kicked five goals to one in the last quarter to nearly cap off a mighty comeback but fell just short. Tom Rockliff had 33 touches and snared 3 Brownlow votes.
B: Liam Picken, Jordan Roughead, Easton Wood
HB: Shaun Higgins, Dale Morris, Robert Murphy
C: Marcus Bontempelli, Ryan Griffen, Christian Howard
HF: Koby Stevens, Tom Williams, Nathan Hrovat
F: Luke Dahlhaus, Stewart Crameri, Daniel Giansiracusa
FOLL: Will Minson, Adam Cooney, Tom Liberatore
I/C: Jarrad Grant, Mitch Wallis, Jack Macrae, Jason Tutt
EMG: Liam Jones, Mitch Honeychurch, Jason Johannisen
IN: Jarrad Grant
OUT: Fletcher Roberts (omitted)
B: Darcy Gardiner, Matt Maguire, Justin Clarke
HB: Jed Adcock, Joel Patfull, Ryan Harwood
C: Claye Beams, Tom Rockliff, James Aish
HF: Lewis Taylor, Jonathan Brown, Dayne Zorko
F: Josh Green, Daniel Merrett, Rohan Bewick
FOLL: Stefan Martin, Jack Redden, Pearce Hanley
I/C: Marco Paparone, Sam Mayes, Mitch Golby, Zac O’Brien
EMG: Brent Moloney, Andrew Raines, James Polkinghorne
IN: Rohan Bewick, Stefan Martin
OUT: Jackson Paine (omitted), Trent West (knee)