Australian Football League 2014 Live Western Bulldogs vs Fremantle Dockers match will be kick off on Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Sunday 01 june 2014 online, 15:20 AEDT.
The Dockers will have enjoyed the break after beating the Cats and will only be strengthened by the return of Luke McPharlin from a calf injury. Whilst Hayden Crozier, Kepler Bradley and Michael Apeness have performed well in the WAFL recently. The Bulldogs will be forced to make at least one change after Clay Smith’s suspension. Brendan McCartney might look to make more changes from the side that loss to the Suns last week with Jarrad Grant, Mitch Honeychurch, Nathan Hrovat, Mitch Wallis and Christian Howard pressing their case in the VFL.
The Dockers have won two of their last three and that win over Geelong was comprehensive. They’ll start favourites in their next nine matches and look set to re-announce themselves as premiership favourites in the next two months. The Dogs have lost four of their last five games with that one win coming against Melbourne – not spectacular form.
The Dockers got off to a fast start against the Bulldogs in round 2 last year, kicking six goals to one which ended up being the final margin. Michael Walters, Hayden Crozier, Kepler Bradley and Matthew Pavlich all kicked multiple goals whilst Nat Fyfe had 25 touches. For the Bulldogs, Tom Liberatore had 28 disposals and 11 tackles to register three Brownlow votes.
Backs L.Picken, J.Roughead, E.Wood
HBacks S.Higgins, D.Morris, R.Murphy
Centre A.Cooney, R.Griffen, K.Stevens
HForwards J.Macrae, T.Williams, D.Giansiracusa
Forwards L.Dahlhaus, S.Crameri, F.Roberts
Followers W.Minson, M.Boyd, T.Liberatore
Interchange: M.Bontempelli, J.Tutt, M.Wallis C.Howard
EMG: J.Johannisen, N.Hrovat, J.Stringer
Ins T.Williams, C.Howard, M.Wallis
Outs B.Goodes, C.Smith, J.Stringer
Backs L.Spurr, L.McPharlin, Z.Dawson
HBacks T.Mzungu, M.Johnson, D.Pearce
Centre C.Sutcliffe, R.Crowley, P.Duffield
HForwards M.Barlow, C.Mayne, N.Fyfe
Forwards H.Ballantyne, M.Pavlich, Z.Clarke
Followers A.Sandilands, D.Mundy, S.Hill
Interchange: N.Suban, L.Neale A.Silvagni, T.Sheridan
EMG: G.Ibbotson, B.Grey, C.Sylvia
Outs M.de Boer