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Teams: Dockers load up, Dees lose Tyson

Michael Johnson of the Dockers in action during the 2015 AFL Round 07 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Fremantle Dockers at Etihad Stadium on May 17, 2015. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Michael Johnson returns to the Fremantle side

FREMANTLE is not resting its stars for Sunday's Western Derby after naming a strong side that includes the return of star midfielder Nat Fyfe and experienced defender Michael Johnson.

There were some doubts this week over the availability of skipper Matthew Pavlich and veterans David Mundy and Luke McPharlin but all have been named to face the Eagles.

Key defender Alex Silvagni and youngster Lachie Weller have both made way.

West Coast has been severely weakened, with midfielder Scott Selwood (ankle), Jeremy McGovern (hamstring) and Mark LeCras (suspension) all unavailable.

The Eagles have regained ruckman Callum Sinclair after he missed last week with knee soreness, while Jamie Bennell and Josh Hill have also been included.

Brett Deledio makes a much-needed return for Richmond ahead of Sunday's clash with Gold Coast at the MCG.

The Tigers have dropped ruckman Shaun Hampson and have also lost Reece Conca and Dylan Grimes to hamstring injuries. Matt Thomas and Steve Morris have been named in their absence.

Gold Coast has named Jarrod Garlett for his first game since round five following a long recovery from a serious ankle injury. Josh Hall is back for his first game since round 21, 2013 and Clay Cameron also comes into the side.

The Suns have dropped Sean Lemmens and Henry Schade, while Trent McKenzie has been ruled out due to hamstring tightness.

The Western Bulldogs regain skipper Bob Murphy for their clash against Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Sunday with youngster Bailey Dale omitted in the only change.

The Demons have named young midfielder Christian Salem in place of Dom Tyson who is missing due to a hamstring injury.

It will be Salem's first senior match since he injured his hamstring in round seven.

Sunday, August 15

Richmond v Gold Coast at the MCG, 1.10pm AEST

Richmond
In: B.Deledio, M.Thomas, S.Morris
Out: S.Hampson, D.Grimes (hamstring), R.Conca (hamstring)

Gold Coast
In: C.Cameron, J.Hall, J.Garlett?
Out: S.Lemmens, H.Schade, T.McKenzie (hamstring tightness)

Western Bulldogs v Melbourne at Etihad Stadium, 3.20pm AEST

Western Bulldogs
In: R.Murphy
Out: B.Dale

Melbourne
In: C.Salem
Out: D.Tyson (hamstring)

Fremantle v West Coast at Domain Stadium, 2.40pm AWST

Fremantle
In: M.Johnson, N.Fyfe
Out: L.Weller, A.Silvagni

West Coast
In: J.Hill, J.Bennell, C.Sinclair
Out: M.LeCras (suspension), S.Selwood (ankle), J.McGovern (hamstring)