Blues swing axe, Don debut, star Docker returns

CARLTON coach Michael Voss has wielded the axe with 5 Blues dropped after final week’s disappointing loss to Gold Coast.

Tom De Koning, Lachie Plowman, Lachie Fogarty, Jordan Boyd and Lochie O’Brien have all been axed, whereas captain Patrick Cripps is lacking with a hamstring harm.

Ruckman Marc Pittonet returns from harm, whereas Jack Newnes and Corey Durdin are additionally among the many inclusions for Sunday’s conflict towards Port Adelaide.

The Energy can be with out ruckman Scott Lycett for 3 months, whereas Ollie Wines (sickness) and Lachie Jones (H&S protocols) are additionally out of the aspect.

Marc Pittonet in motion towards Hawthorn in spherical three, 2022. Image: AFL Images

Sam Hayes will make his debut, whereas skilled stars Robbie Grey and Aliir Aliir are confirmed starters.

Essendon will blood Ben Hobbs in Sunday’s conflict towards Fremantle with the No.13 decide from final 12 months’s draft becoming a member of Nik Cox within the aspect.

Brayden Ham and Tex Wanganeen have been dropped, whereas Will Snelling is out with a calf harm.

The Dockers have welcomed again Alex Pearce and Caleb Serong with Griffin Logue and Neil Erasmus the unfortunate two to make approach.

There is not any room for Darcy Tucker, who’s among the many emergencies.


Isaac Cumming has been withdrawn from the Giants’ aspect after coming into well being and security protocols, with Xavier O’Halloran coming into the staff and Jake Riccardi named as an emergency for the match towards Melbourne on Saturday.

The Crows have additionally introduced a change to their named squad, with Mitch Hinge withdrawn from Saturday’s recreation towards Richmond as a result of harm. Ben Davis comes into the aspect as an emergency.

Remaining groups for Monday’s match can be launched on Saturday night.

Saturday, April 16

St Kilda v Gold Coast at Marvel Stadium, 1.45pm AEST


In: J.Higgins, J.Hayes
Out: J.Webster (HS Protocol), P.Ryder (suspension), R.Byrnes (omitted)

Final week’s sub: R.Byrnes (unused)


In: O.Markov
Out: J.Lukosius (knee), R.Atkins (omitted)

Final week’s sub: R.Atkins (changed J.Farrar)

Adelaide v Richmond at Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm ACST


In: S.McAdam, S.Berry
Out: H.Schoenberg (omitted), J.Rowe (omitted), M.Hinge (injured)

Final week’s sub: B.Prepare dinner (changed M.Hinge)


In: N.Vlastuin
Out: J.Gibcus (managed), Ok.McIntosh (HS Protocol)

Final week’s sub: J.Ross (unused)

Melbourne v GWS Giants on the MCG, 7.25pm AEST


In: H.Petty
Out: A.Tomlinson (omitted), T.Bedford (Medi-Sub)

Final week’s sub: T.Bedford (unused)


In: N.Haynes, M.Flynn, F.Callaghan
Out: J.Peatling (omitted), I.Cumming (H&S protocols), J.Riccardi (omitted), B.Preuss (suspension)

Final week’s sub: A.Kennedy (unused)

Sunday, April 17

Carlton v Port Adelaide on the MCG, 1.40pm AEST


In: L.Parks, J.Newnes, M.Pittonet, C.Durdin, M.Cottrell
Out: T.De Koning (Omitted), L.Plowman (Omitted), L.Fogarty (Omitted), J.Boyd (Omitted), L.O’Brien (Omitted), P.Cripps (hamstring)

Final week’s sub: J.Boyd (changed P.Cripps)


In: A.Aliir, J.Finlayson, S.Hayes, R.Grey
Out: S.Mayes (Omitted), J.McEntee (Omitted), O.Wines (Sickness), S.Lycett (shoulder), L.Jones (HS Protocol)

Final week’s sub: T.Dumont (changed O.Wines)

Essendon v Fremantle at Marvel Stadium, 4.40pm AEST


In: N.Cox, B.Hobbs
Out: B.Ham (Omitted), W.Snelling (calf), T.Wanganeen (Omitted)

Final week’s sub: D.Smith (changed W.Snelling)


In: A.Pearce, C.Serong
Out: G.Logue (Omitted), L.Schultz (HS Protocol), N.Erasmus (Omitted)

Final week’s sub: B.Banfield (unused)

Monday, April 18

Hawthorn v Geelong on the MCG, 3.20pm AEST


In: M.Lynch, L.Shiels, T.Phillips, J.Koschitzke
Out: W.Day (concussion)

Final week’s sub: F.Maginness (changed W.Day)


In: T.Stewart, J.Selwood, E.Ratugolea, S.Higgins
Out: Q.Narkle (ankle)

Final week’s sub: Z.Guthrie (changed Q.Narkle)

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