Star suffers setback as Dockers and Dogs rest players
FREMANTLE managed four players for Tuesday night’s clash with the Western Bulldogs at the VU Whitten Oval.
Freshmen Aine Tighe, Makaela Tuhakaraina and Dana East will all watch from the sidelines following the five-day turnaround, while Kara Antonio will be rested for the second time this season.
Jasmin Stewart has been omitted after just one game this year.
The Dockers’ first selection in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft Amy Franklin will make her debut, as will Mikayla Morrison who was drafted in 2020. Tiah Toth and Matilda Sergeant will both return to the side after a week off, and Bianca Webb will play her first game of the season.
Australia defender Janelle Cuthbertson was due to return after missing the previous two matches with a concussion, but star Docker was ruled out for up to six weeks with a fractured jaw.
Cuthbertson was injured in a practice incident after colliding with a teammate.
the western bulldogs will also have a rookie, with Jemima Woods entering the side after being added to the roster to replace inactive Kirsten McLeod, and Elizabeth Snell returning from health and safety protocols.
Amanda Ling and Nell Morris-Dalton will be managed.
tuesday february 1
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle at Whitten Oval, 7.10pm AEDT
B: N.Ferres 16 K.Lynch 10
HB: I. Grant 3 E. Brown 9 S. Hartwig 15
VS : I. Pritchard 20 E. Blackburn – C 2 J. Fitzgerald 23
HF: G. Lagioia 12 B. Gutknecht 18 J. Woods 28
F: A.Edmonds 33 B.Toogood 8
Follow: C. Moody 13 E. Bennetts 11 K. Lamb 27
I/C: A.Guest 19 E.Georgostathis 17 B.Hunt 21 R.Cranston 30 E.Snell 26
Emergency: A. Strahan 35 A. Ling 29
In: J. Woods, E. Snell
Outside: A.Ling (Managed), N.Morris-Dalton (Managed)
B: T. Toth 33 A. Stannett 4
HB: S.Verrier 5 E.O’Driscoll 3 J.Low 30
VS : E.Antonio 12 K.Bowers 2 S.Cain 20
HF: A. Runnalls 22 A. Franklin 14 R. Roux 17
F: G. Houghton 27 M. Morrison 11
Follow: M.Strom 21 H.Miller – C 19 G.O’Sullivan 9
I/C: L. Pugh 32 A. McMahon 25 Mr. Hyde 28 B. Webb 26 Mr. Sergeant 23
Emergency: J.Stewart 7 D.East 8
In: T. Toth, A. Franklin, M. Morrison, B. Webb, M. Sergeant
Outside: J.Stewart (Omis), A.Tighe (Managed), K.Antonio (Managed), M.Tuhakaraina (Managed), D.East (Managed)
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