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Indigenous Round concludes with Fremantle looking to prove their shock loss last week was a one-off against the travelling Collingwood. Join The Roar for live scores and rolling coverage from 5:20pm (AEST).
Having won six consecutive games to surge into the top four, the Dockers were handed a reality check with a surprise defeat to Gold Coast last week.
In wet conditions, the Dockers could manage just four goals, with the loss throwing their premiership credentials into question. However, with spearhead Matt Taberner returning from a hamstring injury and goalsneaks Michael Walters and Sam Switkowski back from health and safety protocols and concussion respectively, the Dockers’ attack looks far more threatening.
After looking a finals contender in the first few rounds, the Pies have fallen off the pace in the last few weeks. Their most recent defeat to the Western Bulldogs left them 11th on the ladder, with another loss to be a hammer blow to their hopes of a successful start to Craig McRae’s coaching tenure.
Scott Pendlebury and Jack Ginnivan are back after missing their loss to the Dogs with illness, while much-maligned American Mason Cox is set to return to help Darcy Cameron out in the ruck. Forward Jamie Elliott is also a welcome inclusion after a five-week lay-off with a shoulder injury. To make room, McRae has dropped a number of promising youngsters, headlined by forward Ollie Henry.
B: H. Young, A. Pearce (c), G. Logue
HB: B. Cox, L. Ryan, J. Aish
C: B. Acres, A. Brayshaw, J. Clark
HF: M. Frederick, M. Taberner, B. Banfield
F: M. Walters, R. Lobb, L. Schultz
FOLL: S. Darcy, W. Brodie, C. Serong
I/C: D. Mundy, H. Chapman, T. Colyer, S. Switkowski
EMG: D. Tucker, L. Meek, N. Erasmus, B. Walker
IN: Taberner, Walters, Switkowski
OUT: Tucker, Treacy, Erasmus
B: B. Maynard, D. Moore, J. Howe
HB: S. Pendlebury (c), I. Quaynor, J. Crisp
C: J. Noble, J. De Goey, S. Sidebottom
HF: M. Cox, W. Hoskin-Elliott, T. Adams
F: B. Mihocek, J. Elliott, J. Daicos
FOLL: D. Cameron, P. Lipinski, N. Daicos
I/C: T. Brown, N. Murphy, B. McCreery, J. Ginnivan
EMG: O. Henry, T. Ruscoe, C. Poulter, R. McInnes
IN: Ginnivan, Elliott, Cox, Murphy, Pendlebury
OUT: Begg, Poulter, C Brown, Madgen, Henry