Fremantle Dockers v Port Adelaide Power: AFL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to round 16’s final fixture on Sunday 3 July between Fremantle and Port Adelaide, including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch live on Kayo.

Michael Walters kicked six in Fremantle’s last win over Port. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Michael Walters kicked six in Fremantle’s last win over Port. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Coming off a surprise loss to Carlton, Fremantle return home to host Port Adelaide on Sunday 3 July.

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Dockers v Power preview

Counter to their three straight wins prior, Fremantle were humbled by a Carlton side on the rise, 12.9.81 to 7.8 50 at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium. The Dockers return to WA this Sunday where they meet a Port Adelaide side on the charge and looking for three straight wins.

It is almost unthinkable that Ken Hinkley’s men are a win outside the eight after starting the year so disastrously 0-5. But they are and have lost just two games since that streak.

As a bonus, several stars were expected back for Port Adelaide, including Orazio Fantasia, Zak Butters – pushing to return from a medial ligament sprain – and even ruckman Scott Lycett (shoulder) was a chance.

None of those three however will play on Sunday with Port Adelaide taking an extra cautious approach with Fantasia. Butters failed a fitness test and Lycett will return via the SANFL. However, Robbie Gray has been named on the interchange.

Robbie Gray returns to the Power this Sunday. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images
Robbie Gray returns to the Power this Sunday. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

Freo are unlikely to have as many changes with Heath Chapman set to miss another week with a hamstring injury and Michael Walters (calf) is also a query.

What time is Dockers v Power?

The game starts at 3.20pm (AWST), 4.50pm (ACST) and 5.20pm (AEST) on Sunday 3 July.

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.

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What AFL news do I need to know before Sunday?

CODESports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.

INCLUDING a PAUL AMY feature on how a British teen commentator is the talk of the VFL, all you need to know about Wednesday’s AFLW draft, Alastair Clarkson gives a rare public update on his future and Robbie Gray set to play.

PLUS the repercussions of Clayton Oliver’s monster deal.

History between the Dockers and Power

Port Adelaide have won the last three encounters, but last time the two played at Optus Stadium it was Fremantle 100 to 79 winners in round 13, 2019. Michael Walters kicked six goals for Freo.

Team Lists

All the ins and outs for Sunday:

Fremantle

B: Clark, Pearce, Young

HB: Cox, Ryan, Wilson

C: Aish, Brayshaw, Mundy

HF: Taberner, Schultz, Walters

F: Fyfe, Lobb, Frederick

FOLL: Darcy, Brodie, Serong

I/C (from): Blakely, Colyer, Logue, Walker, Crowden, Hughes, Sturt, Banfield

IN: Wilson, Walters, Blakely, Sturt

OUT: Henry (injured)

Michael Walters has been named to start on the half forward line. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Michael Walters has been named to start on the half forward line. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Port Adelaide

B: Burton, Jonas, McKenzie

HB: Byrne-Jones, Aliir, Houston

C: Amon, Drew, Farrell

HF: Jones, Marshall, Rozee

F: Georgiades, Dixon, Powell-Pepper

FOLL: Finlayson, Wines, Boak

I/C (from): Motlop, Duursma, Gray, Fantasia, Clurey, Burgoyne, Mead, Frederick

IN: Byrne-Jones, Gray, Fantasia, Burgoyne, Clurey

OUT: Bonner (injured), Mayes (omitted)

Live score updates

Keep up to date with the score for when you’re on the move here.

Where can I see more round 16 AFL previews?

Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs

Carlton v St Kilda

Essendon v Sydney Swans

Adelaide Crows v Melbourne

Geelong Cats v North Melbourne

Gold Coast Suns v Collingwood

Richmond v West Coast Eagles

GWS Giants v Hawthorn

Where can I read more AFL?

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