ADELAIDE v Port Adelaide, Sunday, 1.10pm, AAMI Stadium
Adelaide gives Ben Hart (quad), Chris Ladhams (knee strain) and Tyson Edwards
(quad) ``at least 80 per cent chances" of resuming this week. Hart and Ladhams
have missed two games and Edwards was a late withdrawal last Saturday.
BRISBANE v Western Bulldogs, Saturday, 7.10pm, Telstra Dome
Coach Leigh Matthews has dismissed talk that full-forward Alastair Lynch is
in a form slump, dismissing his past two weeks as just a ``confidence thing that
could all change with a couple of good marks and goals this week".
CARLTON v Kangaroos, Sunday, 2.10pm, Telstra Dome
After weeks of being listed as 1-2 weeks away from returning from a knee
injury, Mick Martyn is suddenly listed as a ``test" this week, with the Blues
playing his old team, the Kangaroos.
Training: tomorrow, 3pm; Friday, 4pm, Optus Oval.
COLLINGWOOD v Essendon, Friday, 7.40pm, MCG
If Brodie Holland - on a striking charge - should incur the wrath of the AFL
Tribunal tonight, the Magpies could slot Richard Cole back into the side for the
blockbuster against the Bombers.
ESSENDON v Collingwood, Friday, 7.40pm, MCG
Young ruckman David Hille is looking forward to playing finals after missing
out on a place last year. ``I was really disappointed that I missed out last
year but I think I've had a lot more impact this year so it's like I deserve a
position there," he said yesterday.
Training: tomorrow, 3pm, Windy Hill.
FREMANTLE v West Coast, Saturday, 7.40pm, Subiaco
The fact that the derby between Fremantle and West Coast will be televised
live into Melbourne has excited the Dockers. ``That's never happened before.
Since the two sides have started to emerge in the last 18 months or so, it seems
to have gone up a whole peg and now everyone's watching it," club CEO Cameron
GEELONG v St Kilda, Saturday, 2.10pm, Skilled Stadium
The Cats face a St Kilda team bursting with confidence - the Saints have won
their past four games by an average of 74 points - but they can take heart from
their home-ground advantage, with the Saints having won only 13 of 54 games at
Training: today, 3.45pm; Thursday, 3.45pm, Skilled Stadium.
HAWTHORN v Richmond, Sunday, 2.10pm, MCG
There are a couple of fitness tests lined up this week, with defender
Jonathan Hay (hamstring) and forward Ben Dixon (hip) to be looked at for
Sunday's match against Richmond at the MCG.
Training: Thursday, 4.15pm, Glenferrie.
KANGAROOS v Carlton Sunday, 2.10pm, Telstra Dome
The club will celebrate a milestone on Sunday with 25-year-old rover Brent
Harvey playing his 150th game.
Training: tomorrow, 3pm; Friday, 11am, Arden Street.
MELBOURNE v Sydney, Saturday, 2.10pm, MCG
Defender Clint Bizzell was cleared of any fault after contact with an umpire
in the match at Subiaco. Umpire Darren Morris decided the contact had been
caused when Glen Jakovich bumped into Bizzell.
Training: today, 3pm, Junction Oval; Tomorrow, 5pm, MCG; Friday, 1pm,
PORT ADELAIDE v Adelaide, Sunday, 1.10pm, AAMI Stadium
Port has four regulars - Darryl Wakelin (ankle), Dean Brogan (corked leg),
Roger James (groin) and Chad Cornes (ankle) - to be tested this week. Wakelin,
Brogan and James are expected to resume after being rested from last Sunday's
win against Rich-mond, and Cornes, who hurt an ankle against the Tigers, might
be rested to ensure he is ready for a qualifying final next week.
RICHMOND v Hawthorn, Sunday, 2.10pm, MCG
After the funeral of club legend Jack Dyer tomorrow morning, the Punt Road
Oval will host a cele-bration of his life. There will be a sausage sizzle,
drinks, and music, and, at 1.30 pm, a ceremony will be held with Dyer's family,
which will finish with the release of 312 black-and-yellow balloons - one for
every game - and the singing of the club song.
Training: tomorrow, 2pm, MCG; Friday, 2pm, Punt Road.
ST KILDA v Geelong, Saturday, 2.10pm, Skilled Stadium
Xavier Clarke had pre-cautionary scans yester-day after receiving a knee to
the shoulder against the Bull-dogs. No serious damage is expected; rather, the
scan is to determine the extent of the bruising.
Training: tomorrow, 3pm; Friday, 9am, Moorabbin.
SYDNEY v Melbourne, Saturday, 2.10pm, MCG
Irishman Tadhg Kennelly will play his 50th game for the Swans on Saturday.
Kennelly was recruited after initially impressing at a clinic in Ireland,
elevated to the senior list and made his debut against Carl-ton in round 14,
Training: Friday, 3pm, MCG.
WEST COAST v Fremantle, Saturday, 7.40pm, Subiaco
The Eagles were talking up the chances of ruckman Michael Gardiner being able
to play in the Perth derby on Saturday night. He skipped yes-terday's recovery
session but the club said he had only bruising to the knee.
WESTERN BULLDOGS v Brisbane, Saturday, 7.10pm, Telstra Dome
Speculation is rife around the Whitten Oval that 12-year veteran defender
Steve Kretiuk will hang up the boots after Saturday night's match against the
Training: today, 10.30am; tomorrow, 3pm; Friday, 10.30am, Whitten Oval.
2003 AFL INJURY LIST
Ben Hart (quadricep) test
Tyson Edwards (quadricep) test
Chris Ladhams (knee) test
Martin Mattner (back) 1 week
Ben Marsh (knee) 1 week
Andrew Crowell (knee) season
Jared Brennan (groin) 1 week
Beau McDonald (knee) 1 week
Dylan McLaren (knee) test
Craig McRae (hamstring) test
Martin Pike (hamstring) test
Daniel Pratt (finger) 5-6 weeks
Scott Camporeale (virus) available
Darren Hulme (virus) available
Michael Martyn (knee) test
Adam Mathews (ankle) test
Corey McKernan (abdomen) available
Justin Murphy (thigh) test
Simon Wiggins (virus) available
Scott Freeborn (groin) season
Lance Whitnall (knee) season
Simon Prestigiacomo (knee) test
Tarkyn Lockyer (knee) season
Tom Davidson (knee) season
Ben Kinnear (ankle) available
Sean Wellman (hamstring) test
Dustin Fletcher (ankle) test
Steve Alessio (back) test
Jobe Watson (groin) season
Jason Winderlich (groin) season
Jordon Bannister (collarbone) season
Joel Reynolds (groin) season
Adam Ramanauskas (surgery) season
Clive Waterhouse (groin) season
Greg Edgcumbe (knee) season
James Rahilly (knee) test
Dave Johnson (hip) test
Paul Chambers (knee) test
Steven King (Achilles) season
Chance Bateman (groin) season
Campbell Brown (shoulder) season
Ben Dixon (hip) test
Jonathan Hay (hamstring) test
Rick Ladson (shoulder) available
David Loats (hamstring) 2 weeks
Luke McCabe (Achilles) season
Michael Osborne (thigh) available
Lance Picioane (face) season
Brad Sewell (shoulder) test
Callum Urch (hamstring) 2 weeks
Leigh Harding (groin) 1 week
Blake Grima (hamstring) test
Jeff White (knee) season
Chris Heffernan (ankle) test
Paul Wheatley (hamstring) 1 week
Alistair Nicholson (foot) season
Craig Ellis (knee) season
Peter Vardy (groin) season
Luke Molan (knee) season
Dean Brogan (corked leg) test
Wade Champion (hamstring) indefinite
Chad Cornes (ankle) test
Josh Francou (knee) season
Roger James (groin) test
Matthew Primus (knee) indefinite
Steven Salopek (shoulder) season
Darryl Wakelin (ankle) test
Darren Gaspar (knee) season
Ray Hall (hip) season
Wayne Campbell (Achilles) season
Kayne Pettifer (knee) available
Ben Holland (hamstring) test
Barry Brooks (knee) season
Daniel Wulf (jaw) season
Matthew Ferguson (hamstring) test
Xavier Clarke (arm) test
Jason Ball (shoulder) season
Amon Buchanan (knee) season
Josh Thewlis (groin) season
Ben Fixter (groin) season
Daniel Hunt (shin) 1-2 weeks
Jason Saddington (knee) 3 weeks
Heath James (knee) test
Paul Johnson (fibula) season
Travis Gaspar (foot) season
Darren Glass (shoulder) test
Michael Gardiner (knee) test
David Haynes (ankle) test
Chris Grant (knee) season
Mark Alvey (knee) season
Daniel Bandy (ankle) season
Luke Darcy (groin) test
Paul Dimattina (ankle) test
Ben Harrison (corked thigh) test
Ryan Hargrave (back spasms) test
Nathan Brown (bruised hip) test
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