Eagles defence bolstered, Dockers regain two

2021-05-15 14:15:00

Fremantle have been given a lift forward of the must-win conflict with Essendon on Sunday, regaining injured duo Sam Switkowski and Adam Cerra.

Whereas West Coast have been bolstered by the return of star duo Jeremy McGovern and Tom Barrass to face an Adelaide Crows outfit minus main aim kicker Taylor Walker.

Fremantle’s Reece Conca has been dropped whereas Michael Frederick will miss with damage within the two adjustments to the Dockers outfit crushed by Brisbane.

Switkowski will play his first sport since spherical three after injuring his finger whereas Cerra returns from a foot damage suffered towards Adelaide in spherical 5.


Final week’s medical sub Connor Blakely stays an possibility for the function on Sunday, alongside fellow emergencies Conca and Lloyd Meek.

Joel Western has additionally been named as an emergency, however isn’t even in Melbourne in keeping with Dockers assistant coach Josh Carr.

“No Joel gained’t be making a debut,” Carr stated on ABC Sportstalk on Saturday.

“He’s again in Perth.”

The Bombers have rested prized draft decide Nik Cox with Jake Stringer already dominated out.

David Zaharakis will begin alongside final week’s medical sub Matt Guelfi.

For the Eagles, veteran ahead Josh Kennedy has been named regardless of ending final week’s win over Hawthorn injured on the bench.

Kennedy tweaked his calf late within the conflict however has been handed match to face Adelaide on Sunday.

Younger defender Harry Edwards and small ahead Zac Langdon have been dropped.

They’re joined by Luke Foley and Xavier O’Neill as emergencies for the Optus Stadium conflict, with one to be chosen because the medical sub.

For the Crows, Walker has been rested whereas Elliott Himmelberg and Andrew McPherson have been dropped.

Lachlan Murphy (syndesmosis) and Ned McHenry (concussion) will miss by way of damage.

Ronin O’Connor will debut whereas Billy Frampton, Shane McAdam and Chayce Jones return.

McGovern and Barrass haven’t performed because the Eagles’ surprising 97-point loss to Geelong in spherical six, however West Coast are but to lose a sport since then.

By regaining the star defensive duo, younger Oscar Allen can once more return to the Eagles ahead line, the place he kicked 16 targets in simply six video games.

However the rising star hasn’t kicked a aim in his previous two matches after being shifted into defence.



B: T Watson G Logue T Duman

HB: N Wilson B Cox D Tucker

C: B Acres A Brayshaw J Aish

HF: L Schultz R Lobb M Crowden

F: T Colyer M Taberner M Walters

FOLL: S Darcy N Fyfe D Mundy

I/C: L Henry S Switkowski C Serong A Cerra

EMG: C Blakely J Western R Conca L Meek

IN: S Switkowski A Cerra

OUT: C Blakely R Conca (each omitted) M Frederick (injured)


B: T Cole T Barrass B Sheppard

HB: A Witherden J McGovern J Rotham

C: J Redden T Kelly J Waterman

HF: J Cripps J Darling J Petruccelle

F: O Allen J Kennedy B Ah Chee

FOLL: N Naitanui D Sheed A Gaff

I/C: J Brander J Nelson J Jones B Williams

EMG: Z Langdon X O’Neill L Foley H Edwards

IN: T Barrass J McGovern

OUT: H Edwards Z Langdon L Foley (all omitted)

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