One time defeated Fremantle will head back to Subiaco Oval this week to take on the Brisbane Lions in what is expected to be a decidedly lacklustre affair. Fremantle had pencilled this game in as a percentage booster at the start of the season but you don’t need percentage where you’re nearest rival on the ladder is daylight, which means Fremantle are likely to use the game to get in some rest. It’s a controversial move because Luke McPharlin’s canasta game has been slipping a bit of late and he could have done with the practice. The selection committee are pretty excited to get in a Sunday afternoon game because it means they can look like they might make some changes for a few hours, until the final list has to be in and then it turns out they’ve done bugger all. So Zac Clarke, Tendai Mzungu, Matt Taberner, Paul Duffield are all into the extended side this week with Jack Hannath not even given the dignity of making the spares. Brisbane have listed some names as ins but they must be made up because Brent Staker is one of them.

FB: Lee Spurr Luke McPharlin Garrick Ibbotson
FF: Mitch Robinson Jordon Bourke Lewis Taylor
HB: Danyle Pearce Alex Pearce Stephen Hill
HF: Daniel Rich Dayne Beams Dayne Zorko
C: Tommy Sheridan Nat Fyfe Clancee Pearce
C: Jed Adcockn Harris Andrews James Aish
HF: Michael Barlow Chris Mayne Michael Walters
HB: Hugh Beasley Justin Clarke Marco Paparone
FF: Zac Clarke Matthew Pavlich Hayden Ballantyne
FB: Marco Paparone Justin Clarke Hugh Beasley
MID: Aaron Sandilands David Mundy Lachie Neale
MID: Josh Green Daniel McStay Allen Christensen
BENCH: Matt de Boer Hayden Crozier
Nick Suban Cameron Sutcliffe
Tendai Mzungu Matt Taberner Paul Duffield
BENCH: Rohan Bewick Brent Staker
Tom Cutler Darcy Gardiner
Sam Mayes Mitch Golby Zac O'Brien
5TH July
Subiaco Oval
Fremantle $1.04
Brisbane $11