Sunday’s (24/07/2016) AFL 2016 Round 18 match is between Port Adelaide Power and Greater Western Sydney Giants. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:40 local time with the game to be played at Adelaide Oval. The away team Greater Western Sydney Giants are the favourite for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Port Adelaide Power and Greater Western Sydney Giants.
When: 16:40 | Sunday 24/07/2016
Where: Adelaide Oval
B: D.Byrne-Jones, L.Austin, J.Pittard
HB: M.Broadbent, T.Clurey, H.Hartlett
C: J.Polec, O.Wines, S.Gray
HF: B.Ebert, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard
F: J.Impey, J.Butcher, A.Young
R: J.Trengove, T.Boak, R.Gray
I/C from: K.Mitchell, J.Neade, P.Stewart, K.Amon, J.Schulz, B.Ah Chee, N.Krakouer
IN: N.Krakouer, B.Ebert, J.Butcher, J.Polec
OUT: C.Dixon (Ankle).
B: J.Patfull, P.Davis, A.Kennedy
HB: H.Shaw, N.Haynes, Z.Williams
C: A.Tomlinson, S.Coniglio, J.Kelly
HF: R.Lobb, J.Patton, S.Johnson
F: D.Smith, J.Cameron, T.Greene
R: S.Mumford, C.Ward, D.Shiel
I/C from: S.Reid, J.Barrett, H.Himmelberg, N.Wilson, M.Kennedy, J.Stewart, T.Scully
IN: N.Wilson, J.Stewart, J.Barrett, M.Kennedy
OUT: J.Steele (Hand).
Port Adelaide have suffered a hammer blow ahead of Sunday’s huge AFL clash with GWS, key forward Charlie Dixon ruled out with an ankle injury.
Dixon injured his left ankle in the final quarter of Port’s 28-point AFL win over North Melbourne on Saturday, and had been racing the clock to be fit.
However scans earlier this week showed an injury to the upper ankle, which could be damaged further if he returned to the field immediately.
“Because of the nature of the injury it’s difficult to say exactly when he’ll be back but we’ll rehabilitate him as quickly as possible without risking any further damage,” high performance manager Darren Burgess said.
“This is a new injury, a trauma injury, and fortunately has nothing to do with the ankle problems Charlie’s had in the past.”
Dixon has kicked 30 goals and claimed 64 marks in 16 matches so far this season, as Port sit two wins behind the struggling Kangaroos in ninth position on the table.