Early next week the AFL have arranged for Fremantle and Geelong to play a game of footy for what they're called Round 8. The Cats have been living in isolation from the rest of the world since they arrived in WA, so it's pretty much a home game for them. They will be without Gary Ablett Jr though, who had to stay in Plagueville for the time being, and after a long time in isolation, Joel Selwood wasn't prepared to face a hostile Fremantle vocally pointing out every time he ducks. Dahlhaus and Jordan Clark will also sit out. And while it's shaping up for a repeat of ROund 20 last year, Fremantle have had to give Stephen Hill a rest because, presumably, these cold nights are killing him. The possible Ins are numerous though with Brandon Matera, Connor Blakely, Mitch Crowden, Reece Conca and Tobe Watson all in the mix.

FB: James Aish Brennan Cox Taylin Duman
FF: Gary Rohan Esava Ratugolea Sam Simpson
HB: Ethan Hughes Luke Ryan Nathan Wilson
HF: Gryan Miers Tom Hawkins Mitch Duncan
C: Brett Bewley Darcy Tucker Blake Acres
C: Zach Tuohyn Patrick Dangerfield Sam Menegola
HF: Adam Cerra Matt Taberner Michael Frederick
HB: Tom Stewart Harry Taylor Jack Henry
FF: Lachie Schultz Rory Lobb Michael Walters
FB: Jake Kolodjashnij Mark Blicavs Mark O'Connor
MID: Sean Darcy David Mundy Andrew Brayshaw
MID: Darcy Fort Cameron Guthrie Brandan Parfitt
BENCH: Mitch Crowden Travis Colyer
Caleb Serong Bailey Banfield
Brandon Matera Connor Blakely
Tobe Watson Reece Conca
BENCH: Jed Bews Jack Steven
Charlie Constable Lachie Fogarty
James Parsons Nathan Kreuger Ben Jarvis
Brad Close
27th July
Optus Stadium
Fremantle $1.52
Geelong $2.55