AFL 2017 ROUND 1: FREMANTLE DOCKERS V GEELONG CATS; MATCH PREVIEW & TEAMS
Ben Jensen 23 March 2017

AFL 2017 ROUND 1: FREMANTLE DOCKERS V GEELONG CATS THREE players will play their first games for the Cats in round one. Former Blue Zac Tuohy will join his old teammate Lachie Henderson in the backline while mature-age recruit Tom Stewart and young gun Brandan Parfitt are all but confirmed to make their AFL debuts. FREMANTLE host Geelong for their season 2017 round one clash at the ground formerly known as Subiaco Oval on a Sunday 'twilight' WA time fixture but it could still be in the high 20s; the game starts at 7:40 Victorian time. Notables missing for the Cats and Dockers will be Jimmy Bartel and Matthew Pavlich while both have bolstered their stocks in off-season trading. In the firing line named as part of the seven-man interchange are veteran Andrew Mackie, Jordan Murdoch, Tom Ruggles and Sam Menegola; we expect Cam Guthrie, Jackson Thurlow and Dan Menzel to play. Sadly Corey Gregson has been added to the long-term injury list and won't play for some time now. The Cats have the right to elevate a rookie if they choose to do so.

GEELONG CATS
FREMANTLE DOCKERS

IN: N/A
OUT: N/A
NEW
:
Tom Stewart, Zach Tuohy, Brandan Parfitt

IN: N/A
OUT: N/A
NEW
:
Joel Hamling, Bradley Hill, Cam McCarthy, Shane Kersten

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AFL 2017 - ROUND 1

FREMANTLE DOCKERS V GEELONG CATS

SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017, 19:40 AEST

DOMAIN STADIUM

 

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AUSTRALIAN TV COVERAGE (LOCAL TIMES)

Melbourne Fox Footy (LIVE - 19:30)
Adelaide Fox Footy (LIVE - 19:00)
Perth 7mate / Fox Footy (LIVE - 16:30)
NSW (Sydney) Fox Footy (LIVE - 19:30)
Queensland (Brisbane) Fox Footy (LIVE - 19:30)
ACT Fox Footy (LIVE - 19:30)
NT (Darwin) Fox Footy (LIVE - 18:00)
Tasmania Fox Footy (LIVE - 19:30)

AFL RADIO COVERAGE (LOCAL TIMES)

Melbourne KROCK, 3AW, SEN, ABC
Adelaide ABC
Perth 6PR, ABC, MMM
Sydney -
Brisbane -
Canberra -
Darwin
ABC
Tasmania ABC

GEELONG CATS

IN: N/A
OUT: N/A
NEW
:
Tom Stewart, Zach Tuohy, Brandan Parfitt

B: Tom Stewart, Tom Lonergan, Mark Blicavs
HB: Josh Cowan, Lachie Henderson, Zach Tuohy
C: Nakia Cockatoo, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan
HF: Rhys Stanley, Harry Taylor, Brandan Parfitt
F: Lincoln McCarthy, Tom Hawkins, Steven Motlop
FOLL:
Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, George Horlin-Smith
INT:
Cameron Guthrie, Andrew Mackie, Sam Menegola, Daniel Menzel, Jordan Murdoch, Tom Ruggles, Jackson Thurlow (Three to be omitted)

FREMANTLE DOCKERS

IN: N/A
OUT: N/A
NEW
:
Joel Hamling, Bradley Hill, Cam McCarthy, Shane Kersten

B: Zac Dawson, Joel Hamling, Lee Spurr
HB:
Garrick Ibbotson, Michael Johnson, Cameron Sutcliffe
C:
Stephen Hill, Lachie Neale, Bradley Hill
HF:
Danyle Pearce, Cam McCarthy, Ed Langdon
F:
Michael Walters, Jonathon Griffin, Shane Kersten
FOLL:
Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, David Mundy
INT:
Connor Blakely, Hayden Crozier, Tommy Sheridan, Nick Suban, Matt Taberner, Darcy Tucker, Lachie Weller (Three to be omitted)

 

CATS INJURY LIST

Updated 19/3/2017

Corey Gregson Foot TBC
Jamaine Jones Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Jake Kolodjashnij Groin Test
Scott Selwood Toe Test

* On long term injury list

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DOCKERS INJURY LIST

Updated 19/3/2017

Michael Apeness Knee 6-8 weeks
Hayden Ballantyne Hamstring 8-10 weeks
Harley Bennell Calf 5-7 weeks
Zac Clarke Knee 3-4 months
Alex Pearce Fractured leg 3-4 months

* On long term injury list

LAST TIME

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CATS BACK WITH A WIN, DROP A LADDER POSITION
Ben Jensen 17 July 2016

AFL 2016 ROUND 17: FREMANTLE DOCKERS V GEELONG CATS GEELONG struggled early on but prevailed against Fremantle on Friday night but by the end of the round had actually dropped a ladder position, after GWS demolished Brisbane at the Gabba in the final match of the round. Trailing by 16 points at quarter time Geelong fought back hard in the second term, unlucky not to be ahead at half time and trailing by just 1 point. Just two goals (and four behinds) from the Cats were enough to lead in the final break after holding Fremantle to just the one behind.

The final quarter was a tough one with Docker David Mundy kicking the first goal at the thirteen minute mark. Goals to Zac Smith and Tom Hawkins, the latter who had a shocker of a night, almost steadied the ship but Cameron Sutcliffe's major in the 6th minute gave his side a sniff. The Cats held it out well though, leading by 11 points when the final siren rang- Jordan Murdoch extending the winning margin with an after the siren goal. He was properly concussed though with Coach Chris Scott eluding to the situation: "I can't shed too much more light on that other than to say it is serious and we hope he recovers quickly".

Patrick Dangerfield was clearly the best on ground with four crucial goals and twice giving Cats' staff and fans a fright when he landed heavily following a marking attempt. Lachie Henderson unfortunately went one better (or worse) in the third quarter, running back with the fight of the ball before colliding accidentally with Docker Chris Mayne who was running the other way- he was taken from the field on a stretcher giving the thumbs up on the way off.

In the VFL the Cats had a huge win, accounting for Werribee by 111 points. Darcy Lang responded to his dropped by kicking four goals and player in waiting Sam Menegola was named best afield.

GEELONG: 1.3, 6.7, 8.11, 11.12 (78) DEFEATED
FREMANTLE: 4.1, 7.2, 7.3, 9.7 (61)

GOALS
GEELONG: Dangerfield, Enright, Mackie, Selwood, Duncan, Motlop
FREMANTLE: Walters, Barlow, Taberner, Weller, Blakely, Pavlich, Ballantyne, Mundy, Sutcliffe

BEST
GEELONG: Dangerfield, Enright, Mackie, Selwood, Duncan, Motlop
FREMANTLE: Hill, Walters, Neale, Mundy, Blakely, Dawson

CHANGES
GEELONG: Nil
FREMANTLE: Nil

INJURIES
GEELONG: Henderson (concussion)
FREMANTLE: Barlow (AC joint), Ballantyne (cheekbone)

REPORTS: Nil

UMPIRES: Findlay, Margetts, Mitchell

CROWD: 31,042 at Domain Stadium, Subiaco/Perth

 

 

TEAMS
GEELONG
FREMANTLE DOCKERS

IN: Shane Kersten, Rhys Stanley, Josh Cowan
OUT
: Jimmy Bartel (Managed), Mitch Clark (Omitted), Darcy Lang (Omitted)

IN: Tendai Mzungu, Michael Barlow
OUT: Langdon (Hamstring), Darcy Tucker (Omitted)

B: Jake Kolodjashnij, Tom Lonergan, Harry Taylor
HB: Andrew Mackie, Lachie Henderson, Corey Enright
C: Jordan Murdoch, Joel Selwood, Steven Motlop
HF: Shane Kersten, Rhys Stanley, Lincoln McCarthy
F: Daniel Menzel, Tom Hawkins, Mitch Duncan
FOLL: Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, Cameron Guthrie
INT: Mark Blicavs, Nakia Cockatoo, Josh Cowan, Tom Ruggles
EMER: Cory Gregson, Darcy Lang, Nathan Vardy

B: Garrick Ibbotson, Zac Dawson, Cameron Sutcliffe
HB: Stephen Hill, Sam Collins, Lee Spurr
C: Danyle Pearce, Lachie Neale, Hayden Crozier
HF: Chris Mayne, Matt Taberner, Michael Walters
F: Lachie Weller, Matthew Pavlich, Hayden Ballantyne
FOLL: Jonathon Griffin, David Mundy, Nick Suban
INT: Tommy Sheridan, Connor Blakely, Tendai Mzungu, Michael Barlow
EMER: Darcy Tucker, Zac Clarke, Matt de Boer

 

 

 

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