Saturday’s (25/07/2015) fourth AFL 2015 Round 17 match is between Essendon Bombers and Port Adelaide Power. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:20 local time with the game to be played at Etihad Stadium. The away team Port Adelaide Power are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Essendon Bombers and Port Adelaide Power.
When: 19:20 | Saturday 25/07/2015
Where: Etihad Stadium
Tip: Port Adelaide Power at $1.36
Value Tip: First Tryscorer: Wingard, Chad at $8.50
B Mark Baguley, Ariel Steinberg, Michael Hurley
HB Michael Hibberd, James Gwilt, Alex Browne
C Brent Stanton, Martin Gleeson, Dyson Heppell
HF Jackson Merrett, Joe Daniher, David Zaharakis
F Jayden Laverde, Cale Hooker, Kyle Langford
FOL Shaun McKernan, Zach Merrett, Brendon Goddard
I/C Ben Howlett, Shaun Edwards, Patrick Ambrose, Nick O’Brien
EMG Jonathan Giles, Elliott Kavanagh, Jason Ashby
Jason Ashby (Omitted).
B Cam O’Shea, Jack Hombsch, Jarman Impey
HB Tom Clurey, Jackson Trengove, Matthew Broadbent
C Angus Monfries, Robbie Gray, Brad Ebert
HF Jake Neade, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
F Hamish Hartlett, Jay Schulz, Patrick Ryder
FOL Matthew Lobbe, Travis Boak, Ollie Wines
I/C Aaron Young, Matt White, Andrew Moore, Sam Colquhoun
EMG Karl Amon, Logan Austin, Sam Gray
Matt White, Andrew Moore, Sam Colquhoun
Brendon Ah Chee (Omitted), Nathan Krakouer (Hamstring), Paul Stewart (Omitted).
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says uncertainty looms large in Sunday’s AFL showdown against arch rivals Adelaide.
Hinkley says it’s unknown how both clubs will react to further tributes for Crows coach Phil Walsh, who was allegedly murdered by his son on July 3.
The slain coach spent large chunks of his career at Port before switching to the Crows.
“There has certainly been some stuff through the week that is still difficult for everyone to deal with,” Hinkley told reporters on Saturday.
“But overall I think we have certainly been able to focus a little clearer on the game.
“There is still some uncertainty as to what is actually going to happen for us, and the Crows I’m sure are the same, and that will be there for a significant amount of time.
“But both clubs are trying to channel all their energies into the game.
“Everyone is starting to deal with and understand what has gone on now … we understand there is still a significant amount of this game about Phil’s connection to both clubs – and so it should be.”
Power and Crows players will run through a joint banner pre-game and a medal for the best player on the ground has been struck in Walsh’s honour.
At the end of the match, the crowd and players will be asked to hold a minute’s applause, rather than a minute’s silence, for Walsh.
The result is pivotal for the finals aspirations of both clubs – Port are 12th, the Crows 10th.
“We have been inconsistent and that is why we’re in the position we’re in now,” Hinkley said.
“The test for us is to consistently do it for the remainder of the season, however long that is.”
Hinkley lost rebounding defender Jasper Pittard to an ankle injury, summoning Nathan Krakouer as a replacement, while Aaron Young has been recalled at the expense of Karl Amon.
The Crows will debut 21-year-old wingman Rory Atkins while Brodie Martin has also been included. The duo replaces omitted pair Nathan van Berlo and Cam Ellis-Yolmen.
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