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Round 20 concludes with the injury-ravaged Fremantle Dockers taking on the Richmond Tigers in a virtual elimination final in Perth. Follow along with live scores on The Roar from 5:10pm (AEST).
Sitting tenth and twelfth respectively, time is fast running out for the Tigers and Dockers to stake a claim that they deserve a finals berth. Both are coming off big losses in Round 19, with the Dockers starting brightly before fading fast against Sydney, while the Tigers were simply outclassed by Geelong.
Compounding the loss for Freo were season-ending injuries to star duo Nat Fyfe (shoulder) and Michael Walters (hamstring). In years past, losing the captain and the goalsneak would have been just about game over for the Dockers; the time is now to see just what the likes of Andrew Brayshaw, Adam Cerra and Caleb Serong are made of.
Just one win since the byes has left reigning premiers Richmond in a sticky situation with only four rounds to go. However, the eighth-placed Giants are the highest side they’ll face from here on in, so Damien Hardwick’s team are probably still favourites to scrape into the finals. Watch out if they do.
However, they can ill afford to take the Dockers lightly, especially at Optus Stadium. Helping the cause is the return of Dion Prestia from injury, with Marlion Pickett managed out.
B: 14 Nathan Wilson, 2 Griffin Logue, 31 Brandon Walker
HB: 26 Hayden Young, 13 Luke Ryan, 11 James Aish
C: 33 Travis Colyer, 16 David Mundy (c), 5 Adam Cerra
HF: 41 Bailey Banfield, 20 Matt Taberner, 23 Liam Henry
F: 28 Lachie Schultz, 35 Josh Treacy, 12 Mitch Crowden
FOL: 4 Sean Darcy, 3 Caleb Serong, 8 Andrew Brayshaw
I/C: 18 Darcy Tucker, 22 Lloyd Meek, 34 Joel Western, 38 Tobe Watson
EMG: 15 Ethan Hughes, 17 Brett Bewley, 19 Connor Blakely, 30 Nathan O’Driscoll
IN: Joel Western, Josh Treacy, Tobe Watson
OUT: Nat Fyfe, Michael Walters, Alex Pearce
B: 42 Ryan Garthwaite, 2 Dylan Grimes, 12 David Astbury
HB: 17 Daniel Rioli, 15 Jayden Short, 31 Rhyan Mansell
C: 10 Shane Edwards, 9 Trent Cotchin (c), 7 Liam Baker
HF: 34 Jack Graham, 23 Kane Lambert, 29 Shai Bolton
F: 19 Tom Lynch, 41 Mabior Chol, 8 Jack Riewoldt
FOL: 25 Toby Nankervis, 3 Dion Prestia, 37 Matthew Parker
I/C: 5 Jack Ross, 11 Jason Castagna, 16 Jake Aarts, 44 Sydney Stack
EMG: 22 Josh Caddy, 27 Thomson Dow, 40 Callum Coleman-Jones, 46 Ben Miller
IN: Dion Prestia
OUT: Marlion Pickett