Recently re-signed duo Rhylee West and Callum Porter have been added to an extended Western Bulldogs squad for Sunday’s clash with the GWS Giants at Giants Stadium in Sydney.
The young midfielders have been joined by defenders Lewis Young and Lachie Young – plus the 22 players from last week’s team that defeated Essendon – in a squad of 26 players.
West (29 disposals, four goals), Lewis Young (23 disposals, 15 marks) and the yet-to-debut Porter (35 disposals) all starred in a big win at VFL level last weekend.
There are no confirmed outs at this stage.
The squad will be reduced to a team of 22 at 5pm on Friday.
With two rounds to play in the 2019 home-and-away season, the Bulldogs most likely need to win both of their matches to continue into September.
They sit in 10th spot on the ladder – just percentage behind eighth-placed Port Adelaide, four points behind seventh-placed Essendon and eight points behind the sixth-placed Giants.
The Giants have won the last three matches between the two sides – by an average margin of 44 points.
But, the last time the Bulldogs and Giants met at Giants Stadium – then known as Spotless Stadium – the Bulldogs claimed one of the most memorable wins in the Club’s history, a six-point preliminary final win in 2016.
ROUND 22 SQUAD
B: Taylor Duryea Jackson Trengove, Hayden Crozier
HB: Jason Johannisen, Zaine Cordy, Easton Wood
C: Lachie Hunter, Marcus Bontempelli, Ed Richards
HF: Bailey Dale, Josh Schache, Sam Lloyd
F: Bailey Smith, Aaron Naughton, Tory Dickson
Foll: Tim English, Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae
Int (ext.): Matt Suckling, Lewis Young, Rhylee West, Toby McLean, Pat Lipinski, Callum Porter, Will Hayes, Lachie Young
In: Lewis Young, Rhylee West, Callum Porter, Lachie Young
GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs
Sunday 18 August
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TV – Channel 7 and FOX Footy (live from 3pm)
Radio – ABC Grandstand, Triple M, 3AW