The Western Bulldogs have made one change for their clash with Brisbane on Saturday afternoon, with Shane Biggs returning to the side in place of the injured Travis Cloke.
Biggs earned a recall to the senior side after a strong performance against Box Hill in the VFL last Friday, while Lukas Webb, Bailey Williams and Caleb Daniel have been named as emergencies.
In good news for the Dogs big man department, Tom Boyd has been named after recovering from a concussion sustained against North Melbourne last week, and he’ll be expected to share on-ball duties with fellow tall Tom Campbell.
The Dogs will be looking for their fourth win of the season when they face the 15th placed Lions, who’ll be looking to halt a three-game skid after going down to Richmond last weekend by 52 points.
The Lions will take confidence from the last time the two sides met, an eight point victory to Chris Fagan’s men during this year’s JLT Community Series, although the Dogs have won their last two matches for premiership points at home by a combined 125 points.
Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy will play his 300th game, the seventh person in the Club’s history to reach that milestone.
AFL Round 5 Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions
Saturday 22 April, 2017, 1:45pm
Venue: Etihad Stadium
|Full back||M Boyd||F Roberts||J Johannisen|
|Half back||M Suckling||E Wood||R Murphy|
|Centreline||L Hunter||L Dahlhaus||J Macrae|
|Half forward||J Dunkley||J Stringer||C Smith|
|Full forward||L Jong||T Boyd||L Picken|
|Followers||T Campbell||M Bontempelli||T Liberatore|
|Interchange||M Adams||Z Cordy||S Biggs|
|Emergencies||L. Webb||B Williams||C Daniel|
IN: S. Biggs
OUT: T. Cloke