Qualifying finals time. Geelong v Fremantle at the Cattery.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of the Geelong-Fremantle qualifying final. We've already got some late selection news. Geelong are making two late changes, losing Tom Hawkins (back) and Taylor Hunt (ankle). The duo have been replaced by Josh Walker and Cameron Guthrie. Fremantle has also opted for a late change, bringing in Luke McPharlin for Alex Silvagni. It's fascinating to see that the Cats have decided not to risk Hawkins, who has been hampered for much of the season.
The Cats are warm favourites for the clash between second and third. Their prospects were seemingly enhanced after the AFL somewhat controversially decided to schedule this qualifying final at Geelong's home ground down the highway. To read a more detailed preview for this match, click HERE.
The federal election is dominating the headlines, but Geelong's decision not to go with Tom Hawkins remains a big talking point.
Geelong's team as selected on Thursday night. A reminder: there have been two late changes for the Cats ...
B: Harry Taylor, Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright
HB: Jared Rivers, Andrew Mackie, Jimmy Bartel
C: Steve Johnson, Joel Corey, Allen Christensen
HF: Joel Selwood, James Podsiadly, Steven Motlop
F: Paul Chapman, Tom Hawkins, Josh Caddy
FOLL: Nathan Vardy, James Kelly, Mitch Duncan
I/C: Mark Blicavs, Mathew Stokes, Taylor Hunt, Travis Varcoe
EMG: Cameron Guthrie, Jordan Murdoch, Josh Walker
IN: Nathan Vardy
OUT: Trent West
And the Dockers team, as selected two days ago. Again, they have made one late change, bringing in McPharlin for Silvagni ....
B: Lee Spurr, Zac Dawson, Paul Duffield
HB: Nick Suban, Alex Silvagni, Tendai Mzungu
C: David Mundy, Michael Barlow, Stephen Hill
HF: Matthew De Boer, Chris Mayne, Danyle Pearce
F: Hayden Ballantyne, Matthew Pavlich, Michael Walters
Foll: Aaron Sandilands, Nathan Fyfe, Ryan Crowley
I/C: Cameron Sutcliffe, Zac Clarke, Tom Sheridan, Lachie Neale
EMG: Luke McPharlin, Jack Hannath, Hayden Crozier
IN: David Mundy, Lee Spurr, Zac Dawson, Hayden Ballantyne, Nick Suban, Stephen Hill, Chris Mayne, Michael Walters, Zac Clarke, Nathan Fyfe
OUT: Clancee Pearce (achilles), Jack Hannath, Jesse Crichton, Josh Mellington, Alex Forster (back), Hayden Crozier, Matt Taberner, Josh Simpson, Craig Moller