Australian Football League (AFL) Live St Kilda Saints vs Fremantle Dockers match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne,Saturday 19 july 2014 online, 16:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Saints were thrashed, again, last week so more changes could occur. Tom Simpkin, Josh Bruce and Brodie Murdoch appear well placed to earn recalls after playing well in the VFL. Ross Lyon could choose to rest some players for the trip east, so Luke McPharlin may miss another week. Hayden Ballantyne will miss with suspension with Matt de Boer, Tom Sheridan and Hayden Crozier putting their hand up in the twos. Aaron Sandilands could be due for a rest with Jon Griffin starring in the WAFL.
The Saints are in a serious form slump. They rank third last in points per game and last in points conceded per game. They’ve lost 11 in a row with the last ten being by over five goals. They are averaging 56-points per game in their last seven weeks. The Dockers, on the other hand, are hot. They rank fifth in points per game and have the best defence conceding only 65 points per game this year. They’ve won eight in a row and are second on the ladder with seven of their last eight wins have been by 20 points or more (only a 7-point win over the Eagles blotting that record).
The Dockers sent a depleted side to face St Kilda in round 23 last year leaving half of their side back home to avoid the trip east just before the finals. Farewelling veterans Stephen Milne, Jason Blake and Justin Koschitzke, the Saints thumped Fremantle 112-41. Jack Steven and Leigh Montagna ran around without opponents and had 47 touches each.
B Sean Dempster, Luke Delaney, Sam Fisher.
HB Jack Newnes, James Gwilt, Dylan Roberton.
C Leigh Montagna, Lenny Hayes, Shane Savage.
HF Josh Saunders, Nick Riewoldt, Luke Dunstan.
F Jack Billings, Rhys Stanley, Adam Schneider.
Fol Billy Longer, David Armitage, Maverick Weller.
I/C Farren Ray, Tom Curren, Josh Bruce, Brodie Murdoch
Emg Sebastian Ross, Sam Dunell, Cameron Shenton
In Josh Saunders, Billy Longer, Josh Bruce, Brodie Murdoch
Out Sam Dunell (Omitted), Tom Hickey (Knee), Cameron Shenton (Omitted), Sebastian Ross (Omitted).
B Lee Spurr, Zac Dawson, Paul Duffield
HB Tendai Mzungu, Luke McPharlin, Michael Johnson.
C David Mundy, Ryan Crowley, Danyle Pearce
HF Chris Mayne, Matthew Pavlich, Matt de Boer
F Colin Sylvia, Matt Taberner, Zac Clarke
Fol Jonathon Griffin, Nat Fyfe, Nick Suban
I/C Michael Barlow, Lachie Neale, Cameron Sutcliffe, Anthony Morabito
Emg Tommy Sheridan, Michael Apeness, Sam Menegola
In Luke McPharlin, Matt de Boer, Matt Taberner, Jonathon Griffin
Out Aaron Sandilands (back), Clancee Pearce (omitted), Michael Apeness (omitted), Hayden Ballantyne (suspension)