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Team: Smalls in for RAC Derby

Team Selection: Round 4 v WCE The team that will take on West Coast Eagles in the RAC Derby.

Fremantle have included two small forwards in the team for Saturday’s RAC Derby at Optus Stadium.

Sam Switkowski will play his first AFL game of the season and is joined by Lachie Schultz, who returns after his omission in round three. 

The pair come in for Nat Fyfe (concussion) and Bailey Banfield (omitted).

Switkowski missed the opening three games of the season after injuring his hamstring in the JLT Community Series against Collingwood on 4 March.

He played in Peel’s round one win over West Perth on Saturday, where he had 17 disposals, seven inside 50s and a goal.

Shultz did not play for Peel because he was held over as an emergency for Fremantle’s game against St Kilda.

From his two AFL appearances this season, Schultz has averaged 15 disposals and a goal per game.

Sean Darcy, Mitch Crowden, Bailey Banfield and Ryan Nyhuis have been named as Fremantle’s emergencies.

Bouncedown for the ‘away’ derby is at 6.10pm at Optus Stadium.


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