Sunday’s AFL 2016 Round 1 Match is between Western Bulldogs and Fremantle Dockers with the game to be played at the MCG. The opening bounce is set to commence at 13:10 local time with the home team Western Bulldogs currently holding favouritism. View our AFL live scores, stream, odds and results for the game betweenWestern Bulldogs and Fremantle Dockers.
When: 13:10 | Sunday 27/03/2016
B: Matthew Boyd, Marcus Adams, Dale Morris
HB: Matthew Suckling, Easton Wood, Robert Murphy
C: Lachie Hunter, Koby Stevens, Jason Johannisen
HF: Liam Picken, Jake Stringer, Jack Macrae
F: Luke Dahlhaus, Tom Boyd, Caleb Daniel
Fol: Jordan Roughead, Marcus Bontempelli, Mitch Wallis
Int: Toby McLean, Josh Dunkley, Tom Liberatore, Shane Biggs
Emg: Nathan Hrovat, Jack Redpath, Lin Jong.
B: Garrick Ibbotson, Zac Dawson, Lee Spurr
HB: Stephen Hill, Michael Johnson, Tommy Sheridan
C: Cameron Sutcliffe, David Mundy, Danyle Pearce
HF: Michael Walters, Matthew Pavlich, Nat Fyfe
F: Zac Clarke, Chris Mayne, Hayden Ballantyne
Fol: Jonathon Griffin, Nick Suban, Lachie Neale
Int: Michael Barlow, Matt Taberner, Lachie Weller, Tendai Mzungu
Emg: Clancee Pearce, Matt de Boer, Alex Pearce.
Alex Pearce will replace Michael Johnson in Fremantle’s AFL season-opener against the Western Bulldogs as the veteran defender nurses a calf strain.
It follows Johnson’s concussion from a sling tackle by Nakia Cockatoo during their last NAB Challenge match, an incident that cost the young Geelong player a two-game suspension.
The Docker was also sidelined for eight matches last season due to a hamstring injury.
The Bulldogs have left out Tory Dickson for the Etihad Stadium clash on Sunday. He suffered an adductor strain during the pre-season and will be replaced by Nathan Hrovat.
Bulldogs pair Josh Dunkley and Marcus Adams will make their AFL debuts, while Hawthorn premiership player Matt Suckling will play his first game for the club.
Former Gold Coast key forward Charlie Dixon will make his Port Adelaide debut in their home game against St Kilda on Sunday.
Power speedster Jared Polec will also play his first game since round five last season.
The Saints’ Jade Gresham is yet another first-round draft pick from 2015 making his AFL debut at the start of the season.
Former Brisbane midfielder Jack Redden’s first game for West Coast will be against his old club when they clash at Subiaco on Sunday.
Brisbane have named No.2 draft pick Josh Schache for his AFL debut as Tom Bell (Carlton), Josh Walker (Geelong) and Ryan Bastinac (North Melbourne) also play their first games as Lions.
Captain Tom Rockliff (hamstring) and Allen Christensen (finger) will play after having to sit out Brisbane’s three pre-season games.