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Lachie Weller on the run against Geelong in round 17 of the 2016 season at Domain Stadium.

Lachie Weller on the run against Geelong in round 17 of the 2016 season at Domain Stadium.

AFL Media had a look at Fremantle's list and picked what they think will be Freo's 22 to face Geelong in round one at Domain Stadium on Sunday 26 March.

Fremantle v Geelong, Domain Stadium, Sunday, March 26, 4.40pm AWST

B: Lee Spurr, Joel Hamling, Zac Dawson

HB: Cam Sutcliffe, Michael Johnson, Lachie Weller

C: Stephen Hill, David Mundy, Bradley Hill

HF: Ed Langdon, Shane Kersten, Danyle Pearce

F: Michael Walters, Cam McCarthy, Jonathon Griffin

Foll: Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, Lachie Neale

I/C: Connor Blakely, Garrick Ibbotson, Darcy Tucker, Hayden Crozier

New faces: Joel Hamling, Bradley Hill, Shane Kersten, Cam McCarthy

Missing with injury/suspension: Michael Apeness (knee), Hayden Ballantyne (hamstring), Harley Bennell (calf), Zac Clarke (knee), Alex Pearce (leg)

Notes: Hayden Ballantyne's hamstring injury could open the door for Tommy Sheridan and Nick Suban if Ross Lyon reshuffles his line-up, but Hayden Crozier seems a more like-for-like replacement with his proven ability to play as a small forward as well as half-back. Draftee ruckman Sean Darcy appeared in all three pre-season matches, however Jonathon Griffin takes the back-up spot to Aaron Sandilands following an impressive JLT series. Ethan Hughes, draftee Brennan Cox and Sam Collins could all be pushing to break into the side early in the campaign, while top-10 pick Griffin Logue might need more time developing in the WAFL. Key forward Matt Taberner might start at Peel but will be aiming to put pressure on the likes of Geelong recruit Shane Kersten for a spot in attack. - Travis King

Below is who might be lacing up for Geelong.


B: Andrew Mackie, Tom Lonergan, Tom Stewart

HB: Zach Tuohy, Lachie Henderson, Jackson Thurlow

C: Mark Blicavs, Cam Guthrie, Mitch Duncan

HF: Daniel Menzel, Harry Taylor, Lincoln McCarthy

F: Steven Motlop, Tom Hawkins, Nakia Cockatoo

Foll: Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Joel Selwood

I/C: Zac Smith, Josh Cowan, Sam Menegola, Tom Ruggles

New faces: Brandan Parfitt, Tom Stewart, Zach Tuohy

Missing: Cory Gregson (foot), Scott Selwood (toe), Jake Kolodjashnij (groin)

Notes: The Cats look likely to head west with a strong squad, with Cam Guthrie expected to be available after missing much of the JLT Community Series with a calf problem. Look for Zach Tuohy to play after slotting into a half-back role in three pre-season games while Tom Stewart is poised to make his debut, despite being rested from the final quarter of the Essendon win with hamstring tightness. Draftee Brandan Parfitt is in the frame after a promising pre-season, while rookie Zach Guthrie could be promoted after an encouraging two hit-outs, but his chances may be hurt after being left out of the final game against the Bombers. Jordan Murdoch, Darcy Lang and George Horlin-Smith are unlucky to miss out, given that Zac Smith likely plays against the Fremantle big men and Tom Ruggles is the logical match up for Michael Walters. - Jennifer Phelan