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Jack Riewoldt. Picture: Getty Images.
Jack Riewoldt. Picture: Getty Images.

Richmond have adopted a bold battle cry as they try to keep their season alive by blunting Fremantle's finals charge at Patersons Stadium tomorrow.

The Tigers, hell-bent on revenge, had a high-intensity training session yesterday at Victoria Park in which several players roared the slogan YOLO, meaning "you only live once".

Forward Jack Riewoldt spent time yelling at his teammates to "train to win".

The Tigers will leave nothing in the tank as they try to make amends for the round-11 loss to the Dockers at the MCG. That unexpected 12-point defeat started Richmond's slide from finals contention.

The Tigers are in 12th spot, two wins outside of the top eight.

Their declaration came as ninth-placed Fremantle made a surprise move, naming a fit Aaron Sandilands as an emergency just hours after coach Ross Lyon had flagged using the giant up forward.

East Fremantle will learn today whether Sandilands will play his first WAFL game in seven years by lining up for them against West Perth on Sunday.

That scenario would represent a shift in thinking at the Dockers, with Jonathon Griffin having performed well as the club's No.1 ruckman during the two months Sandilands has been sidelined with turf toe.

Fremantle regain Nat Fyfe from an ankle injury and welcome back Luke McPharlin from suspension.

Lachie Neale (quad) and Dylan Roberton have been omitted.

Fyfe's inclusion comes despite leaving the track just minutes into yesterday's training session at Fremantle Oval.

However, stoppages coach Mark Stone told the club's website that their young star would play against the Tigers.

The visitors made one change, with Brett O'Hanlon replacing injured Reece Conca (foot).

Coach Damien Hardwick said victory over Fremantle would be sweet revenge.

"We've certainly got our work cut out for us, but we're looking forward to turning the tables this time," he said.

"We probably didn't play at our best that day and didn't handle the conditions overly well either.

"The conditions over in Perth are going to be nice and we play a good style of footy that hopefully suits those conditions."

Lyon praised Richmond's midfielders, saying he expected them to be a handful.

"They've already put it on that they want to derail us," Lyon said. "We've heard that a number of times over the last few weeks. We'll be ready and prepared."

Forward Chris Mayne was named in a forward pocket after passing a concussion test.

McPharlin will return to a back six that was criticised by Lyon after last Saturday's loss in Adelaide and said he did not want it simply to respond because of the inclusion of their most experienced member.

"It'd be a sad state of affairs if we're using excuses and we want to be a one-man team," Lyon said.

The West Australian

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