Decimated Dockers lose six players in AFL

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Injured Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is among six outs as the battered Dockers prepare to face buoyant Gold Coast in round 13 of the AFL.

Fremantle have brought in debutants Brandon Walker and Joel Western for Saturday's match at Optus Stadium following a game full of carnage against the Western Bulldogs last week.

Fyfe (shoulder), defender Brennan Cox and Griffin Logue are all injured, speedster Nathan Wilson misses through suspension, while Connor Blakely and Tobe Watson have been dropped from the squad.

Fremantle do regain key defender Alex Pearce, while Reece Conca has been recalled for his 150th game.

The Suns will head to Perth confident of their first win at Perth Stadium in five starts with young star Matt Rowell confirmed to play his first game since round one following a serious knee injury.

Reliable defender Jack Bowes also returns for Gold Coast.

At St Kilda, the Saints, as expected, have lost key forward Tim Membrey and midfielder Seb Ross.

The pair have returned home from Victoria for family reasons and will miss the Saints' clash with Adelaide in Cairns on Saturday night.

Collingwood big man Mason Cox is a chance to play his first game since round four as the Magpies aim to send Nathan Buckley with a giant upset of Melbourne on Monday.

Veteran Chris Mayne and forward Beau McCreery will definitely be inclusions for the match at SCG, while Cox is on an extended bench.

Brayden Sier goes out of the Magpies' team with a jaw complaint.

Ed Langdon is expected to play for the ladder-leading Demons after missing last week's win over the Brisbane Lions with concussion.

Melbourne forward Tom McDonald is on standby to miss the game as his wife Ruby is due to soon give birth, but he has been named.

Hawthorn have received an injection of young and experience as the battling Hawks look to upset the Sydney Swans at the SCG on Friday night.

Vice-captain Jaeger O'Meara has been included to return from a concussion, while exciting youngster Will Day is back for his first game since round two.

The Hawks have also picked Jai Newcombe, who was less than two weeks ago taken by the club in the mid-season draft after playing VFL with Box Hill.

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