Fremantle ruckmen Aaron Sandilands and Zac Clarke are well prepared to combat everything their Hawthorn counterparts throw at them in the grand final, according to the 211cm veteran.
Sandilands missed the first 14 rounds of the season through injury but has found form at the right time, combining with Clarke to form a formidable Dockers ruck division.
The 30-year-old was one of several players on light duties at training this morning but said he would take part in the club's main session on Thursday.
He was looking forward to the battle with Hawthorn big men Max Bailey, David Hale and Jarryd Roughead and said he and Clarke would cope with any 'third man up' tactics the Hawks threw at them.
"Bailey and Hale together have played some great footy this year and Roughead can go in there as well, so it's a really solid combination," Sandilands said.
"It's going to be a really good challenge for Zac and I.
"I think the combination between the two of us is working really well."
With Sandilands, Jon Griffin (knee) and Kepler Bradley (knee) sidelined, Clarke was thrust into the No.1 ruck role for a portion of the season.
The experience fast tracked the 23-year-old's development to the point where he is now more than capable of sharing the ruck load with Sandilands.
"It's been a huge progress for Zac," Sandilands said.
"It's great to see such a young player come through and improve so quickly.
"The way he goes about it, he's really turned the corner.
"He's probably one of the best runners at the club. His pace and his aerobic capacity and his athleticism put him in really good stead.
"I think he's learnt a fair bit over the last couple of years on where to position (himself) and what to do."
Lee Spurr and Tendai Mzungu jogged laps and were on light duties at training this morning, as was defender Zac Dawson, who did some ball work with Sandilands away from the main group.
All-Australian defenders Luke McPharlin and Michael Johnson were notable absentees, as was hard-working forward Chris Mayne.
Star midfielder Michael Barlow allayed fears over his teammates' fitness.
Barlow's tongue was firmly in cheek when he singled out Mayne as a "fairy".
"He's a bit of a fairy when it comes to that kind of stuff," Barlow joked.
"He'll play it up as much as he can, but I think his performance on the weekend speaks highly enough that he's not carrying too much.
"He's probably a bit like Aaron (Sandilands) and the other guys - he notoriously goes missing early in the week when there's training to be done.
"But he'll be zinging around there as fast anyone, apart from myself, on Thursday."The Dockers fly to Melbourne on Thursday afternoon for a scheduled arrival of about 10pm.