GWS interim coach Mark McVeigh has handed Jacob Wehr his debut and recalled Jesse Hogan amongst seven inclusions for Sunday’s AFL conflict with West Coast.
Type, harm and sickness have pressured McVeigh’s hand as he seeks to show the Giants’ (2-7) season round, having taken the reins from Leon Cameron.
All-Australian duo Lachie Whitfield (ankle) and Nick Haynes (sickness) are sidelined, as are Finn Callaghan (shoulder) and Conor Stone (hamstring).
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Lachie Keeffe, Cooper Hamilton and Matt de Boer have been dropped.
Operating defender Wehr, a late bloomer at 23, will play his first recreation for the Giants alongside returning forwards Hogan and Jarrod Brander, who strains up towards his previous facet.
Tanner Bruhn, Bobby Hill, Zach Sproule and James Peatling have additionally been recalled to the beginning 22.
Undermanned West Coast (1-8) are final on the ladder however have regained some expertise, with captain Luke Shuey and wingman Andrew Gaff again in motion.
Liam Ryan (suspended), Luke Foley (concussion) and Sam Petrevski-Seton (virus protocols) are out of the facet that was flogged by Melbourne final week.
Like GWS, Collingwood have made a raft of changes for their journey west to face Fremantle on Sunday, with Jamie Elliott, Scott Pendlebury, Mason Cox, Jack Ginnivan and Nathan Murphy all going into the facet.
The Dockers have regained spearhead Matt Taberner, Michael Walters and Sam Switkowski.
Hawthorn have introduced again star midfielder Tom Mitchell and dashing defender Changkuoth Jiath for their conflict with Brisbane in Launceston on Sunday.
Jack Gunston is out with an ankle harm and out-of-form midfielder James Worpel has been dropped, whereas key defender Marcus Adams (virus protocols) is out of the Lions’ facet.
There have been two late changes to the groups for Saturday’ nights Dreamtime fixture, with Richmond midfielder Jack Graham (toe) and Essendon defender Jordan Ridley (virus protocols) each sidelined.
They’ve been changed by Jack Ross and Tom Cutler respectively.
Melbourne have misplaced Jack Viney to a minor hamstring problem, with Luke Dunstan referred to as as much as take his place within the staff towards North Melbourne on Saturday.