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Dons lose FIVE to illness, key Hawk out, teams in for Lions-Eagles


ESSENDON has been compelled into 5 late modifications for Saturday night time’s conflict in opposition to Hawthorn after a virus swept via the membership previously two days.

Jordan Ridley, Alec Waterman, Matt Guelfi, Sam Durham and Jake Kelly are all out.

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Devon Smith, who was initially listed with a knee damage, is among the many 5 inclusions together with Aaron Francis, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Kaine Baldwin and Brayden Ham.

Debutant Alastair Lord can be within the 23 and can begin because the sub.

“Late in the week we had a handful of players succumb to illness, and we’ve given them every opportunity to be fit for tonight’s game. As a result, we’ve had to make five forced changes, which includes debutant Alastair Lord being named as medical sub,” soccer supervisor Josh Mahoney mentioned.

“Devon Smith, who wasn’t originally listed as an emergency, has also come into the side after putting his hand up to be available. The plan for Dev was for him to complete a mini-preseason to build up the muscles around his knee. Given the situation, Dev put his hand up to play and we are looking forward to him contributing tonight.”

The Hawks have additionally made a late change with Chad Wingard additionally succumbing to a virus.

Wingard, who was resulting from play his two hundredth sport, has been changed by Connor Macdonald.

Essendon v Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium, 7.25pm AEST

LATE CHANGES
Essendon: Jordan Ridley, Jake Kelly, Matt Guelfi, Sam Durham, Alec Waterman (all sickness) changed in chosen facet by Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Brayden Ham, Kaine Baldwin, Aaron Francis, Devon Smith
Hawthorn: Chad Wingard (sickness) changed in chosen facet by Connor Macdonald

MEDICAL SUBS
Essendon: Alastair Lord
Hawthorn: Liam Shiels

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Brisbane v West Coast on the Gabba, 7.25pm AEST

NO LATE CHANGES

MEDICAL SUBS
Brisbane: Tom Berry
West Coast: Declan Mountford

LIONS v EAGLES Observe it LIVE

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

LATE CHANGES
Better Western Sydney: None
Geelong:
Rhys Stanley changed in chosen facet by Zach Guthrie

MEDICAL SUBS
Better Western Sydney: Matt de Boer
Geelong:
Mitch Knevitt 

GIANTS v CATS Observe it LIVE

Richmond v Collingwood on the MCG, 1.45pm AEST

NO LATE CHANGES

MEDICAL SUBS
Richmond: Sydney Stack
Collingwood: Jack Madgen

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Sydney v Gold Coast on the SCG, 1.45pm AEST

LATE CHANGES
Sydney: Nil
Gold Coast: Noah Anderson (sickness) changed in chosen facet by Alex Davies

MEDICAL SUBS
Sydney: Ryan Clarke
Gold Coast: Darcy Macpherson

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