Fremantle Dockers v Brisbane Lions: AFL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to Dockers v Lions, Sunday 5 June, including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch this blockbuster on Kayo.

Oscar McInerney kicked a stand out goal in the Lions’ win over Fremantle at Optus Stadium last year. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Oscar McInerney kicked a stand out goal in the Lions’ win over Fremantle at Optus Stadium last year. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

AFL fans will need to wait until the final game of six for round 12’s blockbuster between a high-flying Fremantle Dockers and Brisbane Lions. Here’s how to watch the match and catch up on all the news in the lead up to Sunday, June 5.

Dockers v Lions preview

Both teams appear to be the main challenger to defending premiers Melbourne Demons, especially after Fremantle’s third quarter onslaught pulled off a huge 38-point upset over the Dees, at the MCG, last Saturday.

Brisbane were not as convincing as their opponents on Sunday fighting back from 30 points down at the Gabba against GWS, and remain second, one win ahead of Fremantle.

Dockers’ captain, and two-time Brownlow medallist, Nat Fyfe’s long-awaited AFL return will wait another week, but he is back on the park in the WAFL.

What time is Dockers v Lions?

The game starts 5.20pm (AEST) and 3.20pm (AWST) on Sunday, June 5.

Where is it being played?

Optus Stadium, Perth.

How do I watch the game?

The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its AFL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.

How to watch AFL live here, plus start your Kayo 14-day free trial today.

How can I watch more Dockers and Lions matches? 

Fremantle Dockers team page on Kayo

Brisbane Lions team page on Kayo

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Rory Lobb taking one of his nine marks to go with three goals last week. Picture: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images
Rory Lobb taking one of his nine marks to go with three goals last week. Picture: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

What AFL news do I need to know ahead of Sunday in Perth?

The teams are in and Hugh McCluggage is back for the Lions plus Nat Fyfe’s road back to the Dockers line-up, waits another week.

The LATEST on who is on the injury list at each club heading into round 12 and discovery of AFL in the USA.

Mark Robinson’s likes and dislikes from last round including how the Dockers conquered the Demons juggernaut.

AND a must read for every AFL fan, with the mid-season draft complete, PAUL AMY and DANIEL CHERNY analyse how your team fared, while ex-premiership player WILL SCHOFIELD examines where each draftee fits in.

History between Dockers and Lions

Fremantle may be surging but it has not beaten the Lions in three years with its last victory by a point at Optus Stadium, in May 2019.

Last time they met in Perth was August 2021 and Brisbane thumped the home side by 64 points, including a pivotal performance in ruck by Oscar McInerney with 23 hit outs and two goals.

Team Lists

All the ins and outs for Sunday’s blockbuster in the West:

Fremantle

B: H.Young, A.Pearce, G.Logue

HB: B.Cox, L.Ryan, B.Walker

C: B.Acres, A.Brayshaw, J.Clark

HF: D.Tucker, W.Brodie, T.Colyer

F: D.Mundy, R.Lobb, L.Schultz

FOLL: S.Darcy, J.Aish, C.Serong

I/C (from): M.Frederick, N.Wilson, C.Blakely, L.Meek, B.Banfield, M.Crowden, E.Hughes, N.Erasmus

IN: N.Wilson, C.Blakely, L.Meek, M.Crowden, E.Hughes, N.Erasmus

OUT: M.Taberner, M.Walters, H.Chapman (all injured)

Brisbane Lions

B: D.Gardiner, H.Andrews, M.Adams

HB: B.Starcevich, D.Rich, D.Zorko

C: J.Berry, Z.Bailey, H.McCluggage

HF: C.Rayner, E.Hipwood, L.McCarthy

F: D.Fort, D.McStay, C.Cameron

FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, L.Neale

I/C (from): D.Robertson, C.Ah Chee, T.Berry, K.Coleman, J.Prior, T.Fullarton, R.Mathieson, N.Answerth

IN: H.McCluggage, T.Berry, T.Fullarton, R.Mathieson

OUT: M.Robinson (sub)

Where can I read AFL?

See the AFL section on CodeSports, or visit the AFL section on your main state news website – Herald Sun / Daily Telegraph / Courier Mail / Adelaide Advertiser