Dongara’s Roxy Roux likely available for Fremantle Dockers against Gold Coast Suns in AFLW on Sunday

Reuben CarderGeraldton Guardian
Fremantle’s Roxanne Roux during the round six AFLW match against Carlton.
Camera IconFremantle’s Roxanne Roux during the round six AFLW match against Carlton. Credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Fremantle AFLW coach Trent Cooper says Dongara product Roxy Roux should be available for this week’s round 13 match after the Dockers sustained a heavy loss at home against Melbourne last week.

Cooper said Roux, who did not feature in the 88-point loss to the Demons, should play on Sunday against the Gold Coast Suns.

The loss on Saturday means the Dockers dropped to fifth and will play finals on the road but Cooper said that was not necessarily an issue.

“We’ve got a better record on the road than at home this year, so if that’s what it comes to, we’ll be prepared for that,” he said.

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“It will be disappointing for our fans, we love playing in front of them and we were obviously away from them for a big chunk of the year.

“We have to prove ourselves against the good sides. If we have to do that in Victoria or Queensland or South Australia, we’d relish that opportunity.”

Melbourne won 16.11 (107) to 3.1 (19) last Saturday, the first 100-plus point scoreline in AFLW history.

Exmouth product Mim Strom featured in the game, with new recruit Sarah Wielstra taking some pressure off her in the ruck.

Strom had six hit-outs and laid six tackles.

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