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Boyd boost for Power clash

June 19, 2014 6:25 PM

VWA Match Preview with Rohan Smith (Rd14) Thanks to VWA, Assistant Coach Rohan Smith previews the Western Bulldogs round fourteen match against Port Adelaide. He discusses the Bulldogs inclusions for this week and reviews the recent form of Port Adelaide.
Matthew Boyd will be back in action against Port Adelaide after three weeks on the sideline through injury.

Matthew Boyd will be back in action against Port Adelaide after three weeks on the sideline through injury.

A three week sideline stint for Matthew Boyd has been ended, with the veteran midfielder named in the Western Bulldogs side to face top of the table Port Adelaide on Saturday afternoon.

Boyd is the sole change to the winning Bulldogs side that defeated Collingwood last Sunday, replacing injured midfielder Adam Cooney.

Assistant Coach Rohan Smith said Boyd's inclusion is an important one for the road-trip to Adelaide to face the in-form Power.

“[Boyd brings with him] experience, [he is] ruthless, competitive, a player that just does not give up, a player that will push himself to the limit,” Smith said.

“We know that Boydy has done that for a long period of time so that is what he brings to our team and the boys will hopefully compliment that when he comes back in.”

MATCH DAY INFORMATION: Everything members and fans need to know ahead of Saturday's clash against Port Adelaide. 

A five goal performance from Mitch Honeychurch in the VFL last week sees him again inching closer to an AFL debut, named as an emergency for the fifth time this season.

Strong VFL form from Jake Stringer and Sam Darley also saw them close in the selection mix, completing the emergency list of three alongside Honeychurch.

The Bulldogs go head-to-head with Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday 21 June 2014, with the first bounce scheduled for 1:15pm local time (1:45pm AEST).

Round 14 - Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs
Sunday 21 June 2014, 1:15pm local time
Venue: Adelaide Oval

Full backs L Picken J Roughead E Wood
Half backs S Higgins D Morris R Murphy
Centreline M Bontempelli R Griffen J Macrae
Half forwards K Stevens M Austin L Jones
Full forwards L Dahlhaus S Crameri D Giansiracusa
Followers W Minson M Wallis T Liberatore
Interchange J Grant M Boyd J Tutt
  N Hrovat    
Emergencies J Stringer M Honeychurch S Darley