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Fremantle Dockers training notes: Rory Lobb, Griffin Logue, Matt Taberner, Caleb Serong and more

Rory Re(a)d(y) for recall?

There were a trio of Dockers sporting red caps at training on Wednesday morning, but it was anything but a tribute to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.

With Fremantle’s preparations rolling along steadily ahead of their first final in seven years, extra care is being taken with players carrying knocks.

Fremantle training session on Wednesday.
Camera IconFremantle training session on Wednesday. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

Rory Lobb, Blake Acres and Nathan O’Driscoll all wore red hats throughout training to signal their participation was to involve limited physical contact.

Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir told reporters before the session Acres had a slightly sore shoulder, but was hopeful of Lobb’s involvement in next Saturday’s elimination final.

Rory Lobb sporting his red cap.
Camera IconRory Lobb sporting his red cap. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

Lobb showed little signs of the shoulder/chest ailment he has been battling, and completed a significant chunk of the main session with the main group, before retiring early to run laps.

Injured duo train separately

Griffin Logue runs laps.
Camera IconGriffin Logue runs laps. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

Lobb is not the only Fremantle tall ramping up his work as he prepares to return from injury, as Griffin Logue and Matt Taberner aim to prove their fitness after missing Saturday’s win over GWS.

The pair did not participate in the main session, instead setting up shop on the far side of the oval and working with trainers on a number of non-contact drills.

Matt Taberner.
Camera IconMatt Taberner. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

Logue, who is battling a groin injury, looked comfortable as he undertook a series of run-throughs, building up speed throughout the session and not showing many visible signs of rust.

Taberner also joined in the run-throughs, but also spent time talking to trainers, before joining Logue in some change of direction drills at a moderate tempo.

Solo Serong

Logue and Taberner were not alone on the far side of the field, with a young gun joining them for the first portion of training.

Fresh off an outstanding performance in the Dockers’ come-from-behind win over the Giants, Caleb Serong spent the first part of the session away from the main group.

Caleb Serong spent time away from the main group.
Camera IconCaleb Serong spent time away from the main group. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

Serong spent some time in conversation with trainers while stretching, before undergoing a series of run-throughs behind Logue.

He was joined by Nathan Wilson for more running drills, before transitioning to change of direction work.

However, fear not Freo fans; Serong was noticeably enthusiastic as he re-joined the main group later in the session for larger-scale team drills, encouraging his teammates at every opportunity.

 Nat Fyfe cools down.
Camera Icon Nat Fyfe cools down. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

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