Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Dockers Ready for Eagles

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Dockers Ready for Eagles

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FREMANTLE veteran Antoni Grover claims West Coast's vaunted AFL forward set-up doesn't faze him one bit, saying it's easier to match up on talls rather than smalls.

West Coast's relentless pressure, especially in their forward 50m, has been a key to their success this year, helping transform last year's wooden spooners into a genuine top-four threat.

The Eagles are likely to rotate tall targets Quinten Lynch, Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling, Dean Cox and Nic Naitanui through their forward line in Sunday's western derby at Patersons Stadium.

Grover backed Fremantle's back six to cope with the heavy workload, saying the excellent form of Luke McPharlin and the recent return of Alex Silvagni gave the team confidence they could get the job done and reverse their 33-point loss to the Eagles back in round eight.

aI'd rather play on a taller forward line than a smaller one,a Grover said.

aI think the main aspect of our defence is that we're a very competitive group. …

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