Sunday’s (27/03/2016) AFL 2016 Round 1 match is between Western Bulldogs and Fremantle Dockers. The opening bounce is set to commence at 13:10 local time with the game to be played at Etihad Stadium. The away team Fremantle Dockers are the favourite for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Western Bulldogs and Fremantle Dockers.
When: 13:10 | Sunday 27/03/2016
Where: Etihad Stadium
Tip: Fremantle Dockers at $1.78
Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Chris Mayne at $16.00
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.
Adam Treloar has inspired Collingwood to reel in the Western Bulldogs and complete a perfect pre-season with a two-point win at Etihad Stadium.
In his first senior game in black and white, Treloar helped the Magpies recover a 36-point half-time deficit to win 1.15.8 (107) to 1.14.12 (105).
The pre-season competition that was dead and buried in the wake of Richmond’s farcical loss to Port Adelaide produced an all-time classic on Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs began with pace and precision, with Tom Boyd giving fans in the 12,594-strong crowd plenty to cheer.
The 20-year-old took two soaring first-quarter marks and finished the day with three goals in a promising display.
Caleb Daniel was impressive and best-afield Jason Johannisen, sporting a vibrant haircut, collected 33 disposals and gave the Dogs plenty of run.
On the first half’s evidence, the Magpies had plenty of work to do before their season opener with Sydney in a fortnight’s time.
Collingwood regularly fumbled, particularly in defence, and played with a distinctly pre-season rhythm and deserved to trail.
But there was only one team in the contest in the third term, with Darcy Moore providing two of seven unanswered goals to snatch the lead.
Treloar was in the thick of their comeback, powering the Magpies through the midfield corridor.
The Bulldogs bit back, with Mitch Wallis putting Luke Beveridge’s side eight points ahead with 15 minutes to play.
Moore’s fourth goal for the afternoon had Collingwood in front again, with Treloar kicking a late major.
Jake Stringer had the chance to win it, running into an open goal to kick the Bulldogs ahead with less that three minutes remaining, only for Travis Varcoe to run him down.
In the final minute, Marley Williams found Easton Wood directly from the kick-out but the All-Australian defender’s kick to the square couldn’t be marked and the Magpies squeaked out a victory.