AFL 2018 Round 3: West Coast Eagles v Geelong Cats; Match preview and teams

AFL ROUND 3 2018, WEST COAST EAGLES V GEELONG CATSPERTH STADIUM
SUNDAY 8 APRIL 2018, 16:40 AEST (14:40 LOCAL TIME)
Ben Jensen, April 6 2018 GEELONG travel to Perth for their round 3 clash with West Coast at the new Perth Stadium this Sunday. Both the Cats and Eagles initially named four inclusions with four to be trimmed on Friday – remembering we now have four emergencies rather than the traditional three. Esava Ratugolea a late change last week has been named at centre half forward, the Cats’ only change so far. Thursday’s inclusions Scott Selwood, Jordan Murdoch and Jordan Cunico along with Mark O’Connor, Ratugolea’s late replacement against the Hawks on Easter Monday, make up the Cats’ emergencies. The game will mark defender Jake Kolodjashnij’s 50th game. West Coast made no change to their side that easily beat 2016 Premier Western Bulldogs, naming Will Schofield, Mark Hutchings, Thomas Cole and Brayden Ainsworth on their eight-man interchange. Scott Selwood is travelling to Perth and is widely expected to play against his old side.


GEELONG CATS FINAL TEAM

IN: Esava Ratugolea
OUT:
Mark O’Connor

B: Jack Henry, Jake Kolodjashnij, Tom Stewart
HB:
Zach Tuohy, Mark Blicavs, Jed Bews
C:
Cameron Guthrie, Joel Selwood, Sam Menegola
HF:
Cory Gregson, Esava Ratugolea, Brandan Parfitt
F:
James Parsons, Tom Hawkins, Daniel Menzel
FOLL:
Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett
INT:
Nakia Cockatoo, Lachie Fogarty, Zach Guthrie, Tim Kelly
EMER:
Jordan Cunico, Jordan Murdoch, Mark O’Connor, Scott Selwood

WEST COAST EAGLES FINAL TEAM
IN:
OUT:

B: Brad Sheppard, Tom Barrass, Shannon Hurn
HB: Liam Duggan, Jeremy McGovern, Jackson Nelson
C: Chris Masten, Elliot Yeo, Jamie Cripps
HF: Jack Redden, Jake Waterman, Liam Ryan
F: Mark LeCras, Jack Darling, Scott Lycett
FOLL: Nic Naitanui, Luke Shuey, Andrew Gaff
INT: Dom Sheed, Daniel Venables, Lewis Jetta, William Rioli
EMER: Thomas Cole, Will Schofield, Brayden Ainsworth, Mark Hutchings

GEELONG CATS INITIAL TEAM
IN: Esava Ratugolea, Jordan Cunico, Jordan Murdoch, Scott Selwood
OUT:
TBA

B: Jack Henry, Jake Kolodjashnij, Tom Stewart
HB:
Zach Tuohy, Mark Blicavs, Jed Bews
C:
Cameron Guthrie, Joel Selwood, Sam Menegola
HF:
Cory Gregson, Esava Ratugolea, Brandan Parfitt
F:
James Parsons, Tom Hawkins, Daniel Menzel
FOLL:
Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett
INT (FROM):
Nakia Cockatoo, Jordan Cunico, Lachie Fogarty, Zach Guthrie, Tim Kelly, Jordan Murdoch, Mark O’Connor, Scott Selwood

WEST COAST EAGLES INITIAL TEAM
IN: Thomas Cole, Will Schofield, Brayden Ainsworth, Mark Hutchings
OUT: –
NEW: Brayden Ainsworth

B: Brad Sheppard, Tom Barrass, Shannon Hurn
HB: Liam Duggan, Jeremy McGovern, Jackson Nelson
C: Chris Masten, Elliot Yeo, Jamie Cripps
HF: Jack Redden, Jake Waterman, Liam Ryan
F: Mark LeCras, Jack Darling, Scott Lycett
FOLL: Nic Naitanui, Luke Shuey, Andrew Gaff
INT (FROM): Dom Sheed, Daniel Venables, Lewis Jetta, Thomas Cole, Will Schofield, Brayden Ainsworth, Mark Hutchings, William Rioli


AUSTRALIAN TV COVERAGE (LOCAL TIMES)

Melbourne Fox Footy (LIVE – 16:30)
Adelaide Fox Footy (LIVE – 16:00)
Perth 7mate / Fox Footy (LIVE – 14:30)
NSW (Sydney) Fox Footy (LIVE – 16:30)
Queensland (Brisbane) Fox Footy (LIVE – 16:30)
ACT Fox Footy (LIVE – 16:30)
NT (Darwin) Fox Footy (LIVE – 16:00)
Tasmania Fox Footy (LIVE – 16:30)

AFL RADIO COVERAGE (LOCAL TIMES)

Melbourne KROCK, MMM, 3AW, ABC
Adelaide MMM, 5AA, ABC
Perth ABC, 6PR, Mix FM
Sydney –
Brisbane –
Canberra –
Darwin ABC, AFL Nation, MMM

INJURY LISTS

GEELONG CATS
Updated 5/4/2018; Player (Injury) Onset; Estimated Return; Notes
Mitch Duncan Hamstring Test
Jack Henry Concussion Test
Lachie Henderson Knee 1-2 weeks
Timm House Ankle Test
Lincoln McCarthy Quad 1 week
Quinton Narkle* Knee TBC
Esava Ratugolea Hip Test
Sam Simpson Knee Test
Harry Taylor Foot TBC Will miss

WEST COAST EAGLES
Player (Injury) Onset; Estimated Return; Notes
Updated 5/4/2018
Brendon Ah Chee Ankle 3 weeks
Oscar Allen Shin 3 weeks
Hamish Brayshaw Knee 2-3 weeks
Josh Kennedy Ankle/knee 2 weeks
Eric Mackenzie Toe Indefinite
Nathan Vardy Adductor 4 weeks

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