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Dees dump four, Blue returns, Zak’s back


MELBOURNE has dropped key ahead Sam Weideman for Sunday’s conflict in opposition to St Kilda on the MCG, because the Demons continues to tinker with its ahead combine in 2022.

The Demons have omitted three different gamers – Luke Dunstan, Toby Bedford and Jake Melksham – to make room for a wave of gamers getting back from well being and security protocols.

After taking part in solely 5 video games in 2021, Weideman has proven he can play a job this season by kicking 9 targets throughout the previous 5 weeks, together with 4 in opposition to Essendon and three in opposition to Richmond.

However returning senior coach Simon Goodwin has reverted to the setup that helped finish a 57-year drought final September, with Ben Brown and Tom McDonald the 2 keys in assault.

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St Kilda will welcome again star midfielder Zak Jones for the primary time this season after the previous Swan took a go away of absence earlier within the yr.

Zak Jones at St Kilda coaching on Could 5, 2022. Image: Getty Pictures

Brett Ratten has made two modifications to the aspect that misplaced to Port Adelaide by a degree in Cairns final weekend, with Rowan Marshall additionally getting back from a corked quad.

First-year midfielder Marcus Windhager has been squeezed out of the Saints’ 22 after taking part in the previous 4 video games following his debut in spherical 4.

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Carlton coach Michael Voss has regained gun playmaker Zac Williams for Sunday’s conflict in opposition to Adelaide at Marvel Stadium.

Adelaide made an announcement by dropping 2017 Malcolm Blight medallist Matt Crouch on Thursday night time, with Brodie Smith and Ned McHenry dominated out as a consequence of concussion.

Will Hamill and Mitch Hinge have been locked in to make the journey throughout to Melbourne this weekend.

West Coast has been compelled to make eight modifications forward of a brutal conflict in opposition to premiership fancies Brisbane on Saturday night time.

With 4 gamers coming into well being and security protocols – Jackson Nelson, Greg Clark, Alex Witherden and Luke Strnadica – three others injured and Hugh Dixon omitted, the Eagles have referred to as on South Fremantle midfielder Jake Florenca to make his debut, turning into the fifth top-up participant to characterize West Coast throughout the primary eight rounds.

Stand-in coach Matthew Knights has named three different top-up gamers as emergencies in Declan Mountford, Angus Schumacher and Logan Younger.

Brisbane has made two modifications forward of the conflict on the Gabba, with gun defender Darcy Gardiner coming into well being and security protocols and becoming a member of Joe Daniher on the sidlines.

Chris Fagan has recalled Ryan Lester and Jack Payne, following sturdy kind within the VFL.

Friday, Could 6

Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval, 7pm ACST

PORT ADELAIDE

In: 
Out: Okay.Farrell (H&S protocols)

Final week’s sub: X.Duursma (changed M.Georgiades)

WESTERN BULLDOGS

In: B.Khamis, A.Scott
Out: M.Wallis (foot), M.Bontempelli (managed), J.Schache (medi-sub)

Final week’s sub: J.Schache (changed M.Wallis)

Fremantle v North Melbourne at Optus Stadium, 6.40pm AWST

FREMANTLE

In: H.Younger, H.Chapman, L.Henry, J.Amiss, S.Darcy
Out: G.Logue (HS protocol), B.Acres (HS protocol), T.Colyer (HS protocol), R.Lobb (HS protocol), L.Meek (HS protocol), M.Frederick (HS protocol)

Final week’s sub: B.Banfield (unused)

NORTH MELBOURNE

In: A.Corr, B.McKay, J.Anderson
Out: J.Mahony (omitted), N.Larkey (suspension), A.Bonar (hamstring), M.Bergman (shoulder)

Final week’s sub: A.Bosenavulagi (changed M.Bergman within the second quarter)

Saturday, Could 7

Richmond v Collingwood on the MCG, 1.45pm AEST

RICHMOND

In: D.Martin, T.Cotchin, M.Pickett, R.Mansell
Out: R.Collier-Dawkins (omitted), J.Ross (omitted), S.Stack (omitted), D.Prestia (sickness), N.Vlastuin (sickness)

Final week’s sub: J.Ross (changed D.Prestia within the third quarter)

COLLINGWOOD

In: O.Henry, T.Bianco
Out: C.Brown (omitted), J.Madgen (omitted), R.McInnes (medi-sub)

Final week’s sub: R.McInnes (unused)

Sydney v Gold Coast on the SCG, 1.45pm AEST

SYDNEY

In: P.McCartin, L.McDonald
Out: H.Cunningham (belly), S.Reid (omitted), J.Bell (medi-sub)

Final week’s sub: J.Bell (changed H.Cunningham within the fourth quarter)

GOLD COAST

In: R.Thompson, W.Powell
Out: A.Davies (omitted), D.Macpherson (omitted), J.Sharp (injured)

Final week’s sub: J.Sharp (changed C.Budarick within the fourth quarter)

Higher Western Sydney v Geelong at Manuka Oval, 4.35pm AEST

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

In: None
Out: M.de Boer (medi-sub)

Final week’s sub: M.de Boer (unused)

GEELONG

In: P.Dangerfield, C.Stephens, F.Evans, Q.Narkle
Out: O.Dempsey (omitted), J.Selwood (quad), M.Holmes (ankle), S.Higgins (injured), L.Dahlhaus (medi-sub)

Final week’s sub: L.Dahlhaus (changed M.Holmes within the second quarter)

Essendon v Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium, 7.25pm AEST

ESSENDON

In: N.Hind, N.Bryan
Out: J.Stringer (hamstring), N.Cox (ankle), Okay.Baldwin (omitted)

Final week’s sub: D.Shiel (changed N.Cox)

HAWTHORN

In: J.Ward, H.Morrison, D.Grainger-Barras
Out: L.Shiels (managed), C.Nash (managed), C.Macdonald (managed), D.Howe (medi-sub)

Final week’s sub: D.Howe (changed C.Nash in fourth quarter)

Brisbane v West Coast on the Gabba, 7.25pm AEST

BRISBANE

In: R.Lester, J.Payne
Out: D.Gardiner (HS protocol), J.Daniher (injured), J.Madden (omitted)

Final week’s sub: J.Madden (changed J.Daniher at half-time)

WEST COAST

In: J.Rotham, T.Barrass, L.Foley, J.Jones, I.Winder, C.Jamieson, J.Florenca
Out: H.Dixon (omitted), W.Rioli (injured), L.Shuey (injured), X.O’Neill (injured), L.Strnadica (HS protocol), J.Nelson (HS protocol), G.Clark (HS protocol), A.Witherden (HS protocol)

Final week’s sub: A.Gaff (changed W.Rioli at half-time)

Sunday, Could 8

Melbourne v St Kilda on the MCG, 1.10pm AEST

MELBOURNE

In: H.Petty, L.Jackson, A.Neal-Bullen, T.Sparrow, Okay.Pickett
Out: J.Melksham (omitted), T.Bedford (omitted), L.Dunstan (omitted), S.Weideman (omitted), J.Smith (injured), Okay.Chandler (medi-sub)

Final week’s sub: Okay.Chandler (changed J.Smith at three-quarter time)

ST KILDA

In: R.Marshall, Z.Jones
Out: T.Campbell (omitted), M.Windhager (omitted), J.Lienert (omitted)

Final week’s sub: J.Lienert (unused)

Carlton v Adelaide at Marvel Stadium, 4.40pm AEST

CARLTON

In: Z.Williams
Out: L.Stocker (Suspension), M.Cottrell (medi-sub)

Final week’s sub: M.Cottrell (changed L.Stocker within the fourth quarter)

ADELAIDE

In: W.Hamill, M.Hinge
Out: B.Smith (concussion), N.McHenry (concussion), M.Crouch (omitted)

Final week’s sub: H.Schoenberg (changed B.Smith)





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