Fremantle Dockers drop four for Collingwood clash as West Coast welcome back Luke Shuey and Andrew Gaff

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Fremantle have dropped four players ahead of Sunday’s clash against Collingwood.
Camera IconFremantle have dropped four players ahead of Sunday’s clash against Collingwood. Credit: Chris Hyde/via AFL Photos

Fremantle have axed four players from last weekend’s loss to Gold Coast as they regain senior stars Matt Taberner, Michael Walters and Sam Switkowski for their clash against Collingwood at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

The Dockers have dropped Brandon Walker, Darcy Tucker, Josh Treacy and Neil Erasmus from the side that was defeated by the Suns, handing Justin Longmuir’s men just their second loss of the year.

Taberner returns after missing the past few games with a hamstring injury, while small forward Walters and Switkowski were out for just the one game because of health and safety protocols and concussion respectively.

Collingwood have also swung the changes, bringing back captain Scott Pendlebury as well as exciting forwards Jack Ginnivan and Jamie Elliott.

Oliver Henry, Aiden Begg, Caleb Poulter and Callum Brown have all been omitted, while Fin Macrae was the medical-sub and Jack Madgen is out injured.

West Coast have have made just two changes as they prepare to take on Greater Western Sydney on Sunday, welcoming back captain Luke Shuey and wingman Andrew Gaff.

Jamie Cripps has also been named to play, despite being listed as an out on Thursday because of a leg infection.

Sam Petrevski-Seton is in health and safety protocols, while Liam Ryan (suspension) and Luke Foley (concussion) are also out of the team.

The Giants have made a number of changes, with Jacob Wehr, James Peatling, Jarrod Brander, Jesse Hogan, Tanner Bruhn and Zach Sproule all being named.

GWS v West Coast

Sunday, GIANTS Stadium, 12.10pm

GIANTS

B: A Kennedy S Taylor I Cumming

HB: L Ash C Idun H Perryman

C: J Riccardi T Green J Kelly

HF: T Taranto H Himmelberg B Hill

F: Z Sproule J Hogan T Greene

FOLL: B Preuss S Coniglio C Ward

I/C: J Brander T Bruhn J Peatling J Wehr

EMG: J Stein M Flynn J Fahey M de Boer

IN: J Wehr J Peatling J Brander J Hogan T Bruhn Z Sproule

OUT: C Hamilton L Keeffe M de Boer (omitted) C Stone L Whitfield F Callaghan (injured) N Haynes (illness)

EAGLES

B: A Witherden T Barrass J Rotham

HB: L Duggan J McGovern J Jones

C: A Gaff T Kelly C West

HF: G Clark J Waterman J Cripps

F: C Jamieson J Darling I Winder

FOLL: B Williams J Redden L Shuey

I/C: J Nelson H Dixon H Edwards P Naish

EMG: B Hough Z Trew R Bazzo J Williams

IN: A Gaff L Shuey

OUT: L Ryan (suspension) L Foley (injured) S Petrevski-Seton (HS Protocols)

Fremantle v Collingwood

Sunday, Optus Stadium, 3.20pm

DOCKERS

B: H Young A Pearce 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: S Switkowski D Mundy H Chapman T Colyer

EMG: N Erasmus L Meek B Walker D Tucker

IN: M Taberner S Switkowski M Walters

OUT: J Treacy B Walker D Tucker N Erasmus (omitted)

MAGPIES

B: B Maynard D Moore J Howe

HB: S Pendlebury I Quaynor J Crisp

C: S Sidebottom J De Goey J Noble

HF: M Cox W Hoskin-Elliott T Adams

F: B Mihocek J Elliott J Daicos

FOLL: D Cameron P Lipinski N Daicos

I/C: B McCreery T Brown J Ginnivan N Murphy

EMG: C Poulter O Henry R McInnes T Ruscoe

IN: J Ginnivan J Elliott M Cox N Murphy S Pendlebury

OUT: A Begg C Brown C Poulter O Henry (omitted) J Madgen (injured) F Macrae (medi-sub)

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