Patrick Dangerfield will be sidelined for another week, with Geelong to be without the superstar Brownlow Medallist for Sunday’s clash against Richmond.

The sense all week was Dangerfield would return from a calf injury for his first game since Round 10 – Cats coach Chris Scott on Fox Footy’s AFL 360 on Monday night indcated Dangerfield would play – but the veteran wasn’t named on the club’s team sheet on Thursday night.

“While we had been confident that Patrick would play on Saturday, the coaches and medical team had earmarked making a final call after Wednesday’s main training session and the decision has been made today to give him an opportunity to further build his football and training loads,” Geelong GM of football Simon Lloyd said.

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“We have been open this season in our tailored approach to players returning from injury and will continue with this approach for the long-term benefit and preparation of the team.”

However Geelong welcomes back Jack Henry to face Richmond for his first game since reinjuring his foot in Round 5. Henry, Max Holmes and Gary Rohan all return to the Cats’ senior line-up, while Cooper Stephens and Luke Dahlhaus have been dropped and Zach Guthrie managed.

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Meanwhile, the Tigers regain Dustin Martin for the blockbuster clash, but lose Kane Lambert, Trent Cotchin and Ivan Soldo to injury.

St Kilda has regained inspirational skipper Jack Steele for Saturday’s clash with Sydney, but there are three big outs.

Bradley Hill will miss due to personal reasons, Paddy Ryder has been managed and Jack Higgins has been dropped.

Ruckman Tom Hickey returns for Sydney – a straight swap for the suspended Peter Ladhams.

The Giants have named veteran Phil Davis, star midfielder Tim Taranto and mid-season draftee Wade Derksen in their extended squad to face the Pies. Davis hasn’t played since Round 2 when he suffered a serious hamstring injury, while Taranto could play his first game since Round 9.

Collingwood has added Trey Ruscoe, Caleb Poulter, Isaac Chugg and Aiden Begg to an extended squad for its clash with the Giants, with Jordan De Goey the only out after being granted personal leave by the club.

Essendon will welcome back utility Kyle Langford for his first game since Round 1, but will be without gun No. 1 pick Andy McGrath due to injury.

Langford, who was subbed out in the early stages of his side’s Round 1 loss to Geelong, returns to the team alongside Will Snelling, while Nick Bryan comes into the side to replaced fellow ruck Andrew Phillips who’s been ‘managed’.

Brayden Ham (omitted) joins McGrath on the ‘outs’ list.

Tim Kelly and Liam Ryan headline the inclusions for West Coast, but star duo Jeremy McGovern and Dom Sheed will miss through injury.

Hawthorn has confirmed a flurry of changes for its clash against the Western Bulldogs, with mid-season draftee James Blanck, gun forward Mitch Lewis and best and fairest James Worpel among the inclusions. Kyle Hartigan (omitted), Sam Frost (injured), Chad Wingard (injured) and Will Day (HS Protocols) are among the outs.

The Bulldogs have also been made to wait a little longer to re-call forward Josh Bruce from his ACL rupture following a separate setback at training this week.

The Dogs on Thursday revealed Bruce, who hasn’t played an AFL game since August last year, was experiencing hamstring tightness, which will delay his return to the senior side

“Josh suffered some low-level hamstring tightness in the main session yesterday,” fitness boss Chris Bell told the club website.

“Having been in rehab for a long period of time, we don’t want to take any risks and he won’t play this weekend.

“We will assess Josh for the following week.”

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Jordan Sweet and Hayden Crozier will face Hawthorn, with Taylor Duryea and Tim English ruled out with injury,.

North Melbourne will unleash the son of a club legend this weekend, with Jackson Archer to make his debut against the Adelaide Crows.

Archer, whose father Glenn Archer won two flags with the Kangaroos across his 311-game career and was named the club’s ‘Shinboner of the Century’, has earned his AFL debut after nine games in the VFL, including a 12-disposal performance against the Giants a fortnight ago.

The 19-year-old, who was taken as a father-son selection in last year’s draft, is one of six inclusions for the Roos, who’ve also named Tarryn Thomas, Cam Zurhaar, Ben McKay and Callum Coleman-Jones. Jason Horne-Francis will miss through suspension, while Jack Ziebell has been ruled out through injury.

Gold Coast will not only be without exciting forward Joel Jeffrey for Sunday’s clash against Port Adelaide but also for the rest of the season, with the 20-year-old having surgery on the lateral miniscus in his right knee.

Jeffrey, Connor Budarick and Wil Powell will all miss through injury.

Top-10 pick Elijah Hollands is a chance to make his long-anticipated debut, named in the extended interchange squad alongside Rory Atkins, Chris Burgess, Brayden Fiorini, Sam Day and Malcolm Rosas.

There’s mixed news at Fremantle, which will welcome forward duo Matt Taberner and Michael Frederick to face Carlton, but lose Blake Acres, Sam Switkowski and Michael Walters to injury.

Veteran Travis Boak is among six inclusions for the Power.



Thursday June 23, 7:20pm at the MCG


B: J.Harmes, H.Petty, S.May

HB: J.Jordon, J.Lever, C.Salem

C: A.Brayshaw, C.Petracca, E.Langdon

HF: B.Brown, B.Fritsch, T.Sparrow

F: A.Neal-Bullen, S.Weideman, C.Spargo

FOLL: L.Jackson, C.Oliver, J.Viney

I/C: T.Bedford, M.Hibberd, J.Bowey, K.Pickett

EMG: A.Tomlinson, L.Dunstan, M.Brown, J.Hunt

IN: S.May, S.Weideman, T.Bedford

OUT: M.Brown (omitted), D.Turner, M.Gawn (both injured), K.Chandler (sub)


B: J.Payne, H.Andrews, M.Adams

HB: B.Starcevich, D.Rich, N.Answerth

C: J.Berry, T.Berry, H.McCluggage

HF: C.Rayner, E.Hipwood, L.McCarthy

F: D.McStay, J.Daniher, C.Cameron

FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, L.Neale

I/C: D.Robertson, M.Robinson, K.Coleman, J.Tunstill

EMG: C.Ah Chee, J.Madden, D.Fort, R.Lester

IN: J.Payne, T.Berry, J.Tunstill

OUT: D.Gardiner, D.Zorko (both injured), D.Fort (sub), Z.Bailey (HS Protocol)


Friday June 24, 7:00pm at Marvel Stadium


B: E.Richards, R.Gardner, T.O’Brien

HB: C.Daniel, A.Keath, B.Dale

C: B.Williams, J.Macrae, A.Scott

HF: J.Johannisen, J.Ugle-Hagan, T.Liberatore

F: M.Bontempelli, A.Naughton, C.Weightman

FOLL: J.Sweet, J.Dunkley, A.Treloar

I/C: R.West, H.Crozier, R.McComb, J.Schache

EMG: B.Khamis, D.Bedendo, L.McNeil, R.Garcia

IN: J.Sweet, H.Crozier

OUT: T.Duryea, T.English (both injured), L.McNeil (sub)


B: B.Hardwick, J.Sicily, J.Blanck

HB: C.Jiath, J.Impey, H.Morrison

C: C.Nash, T.Mitchell, L.Bramble

HF: L.Shiels, L.Breust, D.Moore

F: J.Koschitzke, M.Lewis, C.Macdonald

FOLL: N.Reeves, J.Newcombe, J.O’Meara

I/C: J.Worpel, D.Howe, J.Scrimshaw, S.Butler

EMG: J.Morris, F.Maginness, D.Grainger-Barras, J.Callow

IN: J.Blanck, J.Impey, M.Lewis, C.Macdonald, J.Worpel

OUT: J.Callow, K.Hartigan (both omitted), S.Frost, C.Wingard (both injured), J.Morris (sub), W.Day (HS Protocol)


Friday June 24, 8:40pm at Optus Stadium


B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, L.Duggan

HB: J.Jones, J.Rotham, E.Yeo

C: C.West, T.Kelly, J.Redden

HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, W.Rioli

F: L.Ryan, J.Kennedy, J.Waterman

FOLL: B.Williams, L.Shuey, A.Gaff

I/C: B.Hough, J.Petruccelle, R.Bazzo, C.Jamieson

EMG: A.Witherden, L.Foley, G.Clark, H.Edwards

IN: J.Rotham, T.Kelly, L.Ryan

OUT: J.Nelson (omitted), J.McGovern, D.Sheed (both injured), G.Clark (sub)


B: J.Kelly, J.Laverde, J.Ridley

HB: M.Redman, D.Heppell, N.Hind

C: W.Snelling, Z.Merrett, S.Durham

HF: D.Shiel, K.Langford, M.D’Ambrosio

F: P.Wright, J.Stringer, H.Jones

FOLL: S.Draper, J.Caldwell, N.Martin

I/C: M.Guelfi, A.Perkins, B.Hobbs, N.Bryan

EMG: B.Ham, B.Zerk-Thatcher, A.Waterman, T.Cutler

IN: W.Snelling, K.Langford, N.Bryan

OUT: B.Ham (omitted), A.McGrath (injured), A.Phillips (managed), J.Stewart (sub)


Saturday June 25, 1:45pm at Marvel Stadium


B: A.Saad, Le.Young, B.Kemp

HB: N.Newman, L.Plowman, S.Docherty

C: J.Newnes, P.Cripps, M.Cottrell

HF: C.Durdin, C.Curnow, M.Owies

F: J.Honey, H.McKay, Z.Fisher

FOLL: T.De Koning, S.Walsh, G.Hewett

I/C: J.Boyd, J.Silvagni, L.O’Brien, M.Kennedy

EMG: W.Setterfield, J.Motlop, L.Fogarty, L.Stocker

IN: B.Kemp, J.Honey

OUT: S.Durdin, J.Martin (both injured), L.Fogarty (sub)


B: B.Walker, A.Pearce, H.Young

HB: B.Cox, L.Ryan, E.Hughes

C: J.Aish, A.Brayshaw, J.Clark

HF: L.Henry, L.Schultz, T.Colyer

F: N.Fyfe, R.Lobb, G.Logue

FOLL: S.Darcy, W.Brodie, C.Serong

I/C: M.Taberner, D.Mundy, M.Frederick, B.Banfield

EMG: M.Crowden, D.Tucker, S.Sturt, L.Meek

IN: L.Henry, M.Taberner, M.Frederick

OUT: B.Acres, S.Switkowski, M.Walters (all injured), D.Tucker (sub)


Saturday June 25, 4:35pm at the MCG


B: T.Stewart, S.De Koning, T.Atkins

HB: J.Bews, M.Blicavs, J.Kolodjashnij

C: M.Duncan, C.Guthrie, I.Smith

HF: Z.Tuohy, J.Cameron, G.Miers

F: B.Close, T.Hawkins, T.Stengle

FOLL: R.Stanley, J.Selwood, M.Holmes

I/C: J.Henry, M.O’Connor, S.Menegola, G.Rohan

EMG: C.Stephens, Z.Guthrie, L.Dahlhaus, S.Neale

IN: M.Holmes, J.Henry, G.Rohan

OUT: C.Stephens, L.Dahlhaus (both omitted), Z.Guthrie (managed), F.Evans (sub)


B: D.Grimes, R.Tarrant, N.Broad

HB: L.Baker, N.Vlastuin, D.Rioli

C: M.Pickett, J.Short, K.McIntosh

HF: M.Rioli, J.Clarke, S.Bolton

F: J.Riewoldt, D.Martin, T.Lynch

FOLL: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, J.Ross

I/C: J.Gibcus, S.Edwards, J.Graham, I.Soldo

EMG: B.Miller, H.Ralphsmith, T.Dow, J.Aarts

IN: D.Martin, J.Ross, I.Soldo

OUT: H.Ralphsmith (omitted), K.Lambert, T.Cotchin, N.Balta (all injured)


Saturday June 25, 7:25pm at the SCG


B: D.Rampe, T.McCartin, P.McCartin

HB: J.McInerney, H.Cunningham, J.Lloyd

C: O.Florent, L.Parker, N.Blakey

HF: W.Hayward, E.Gulden, S.Reid

F: I.Heeney, L.Franklin, T.Papley

FOLL: T.Hickey, C.Mills, C.Warner

I/C: R.Clarke, B.Campbell, L.McDonald, J.Rowbottom

EMG: H.McLean, R.Fox, S.Wicks, D.Stephens

IN: T.Hickey, R.Clarke

OUT: P.Ladhams (suspended), C.O’Riordan (injured), S.Wicks (omitted)


B: C.Wilkie, D.Howard, J.Battle

HB: H.Clark, J.Sinclair, J.Webster

C: R.Byrnes, B.Crouch, J.Billings

HF: B.Long, T.Membrey, J.Gresham

F: D.Butler, M.King, Z.Jones

FOLL: R.Marshall, J.Steele, S.Ross

I/C: M.Windhager, B.Paton, N.Wanganeen-Milera, C.Sharman

EMG: D.Joyce, J.Lienert, M.Wood, J.Higgins

IN: J.Steele, C.Sharman

OUT: B.Hill (personal reasons), J.Higgins (omitted), P.Ryder (managed)


Sunday June 26, 1:10pm at Blundstone Arena


B: L.McDonald, A.Corr, J.Walker

HB: J.Archer, B.McKay, K.Turner

C: A.Hall, L.Davies-Uniacke, H.Greenwood

HF: T.Thomas, N.Larkey, P.Curtis

F: C.Zurhaar, T.Xerri, C.Taylor

FOLL: T.Goldstein, J.Simpkin, J.Anderson

I/C (from): J.Stephenson, B.Scott, A.Bonar, C.Coleman-Jones, T.Powell, C.Lazzaro, K.Hayden, F.Perez

IN: J.Archer, B.McKay, T.Thomas, C.Zurhaar, A.Bonar, C.Coleman-Jones

OUT: La.Young (suspended), J.Horne-Francis (suspended), J.Ziebell (injured)


B: T.Doedee, J.Butts, P.Parnell

HB: B.Smith, N.Murray, W.Hamill

C: J.Hately, R.Laird, J.Dawson

HF: N.McHenry, D.Fogarty, J.Soligo

F: S.McAdam, T.Walker, J.Rowe

FOLL: R.O’Brien, B.Keays, S.Berry

I/C (from): M.Crouch, J.Rachele, E.Himmelberg, W.Milera, L.Murphy, M.Hinge, H.Schoenberg, C.Jones

IN: E.Himmelberg, M.Hinge, H.Schoenberg, C.Jones

OUT: R.Thilthorpe (injured)


Sunday June 26, 3:20pm at the MCG


B: B.Maynard, D.Moore, I.Quaynor

HB: S.Pendlebury, J.Howe, S.Sidebottom

C: N.Murphy, J.Crisp, J.Daicos

HF: J.Elliott, B.Mihocek, B.McCreery

F: J.Ginnivan, D.Cameron, T.Adams

FOLL: M.Cox, P.Lipinski, N.Daicos

I/C (from): T.Brown, J.Noble, O.Henry, T.Ruscoe, C.Poulter, W.Hoskin-Elliott, I.Chugg, A.Begg

IN: T.Ruscoe, C.Poulter, I.Chugg, A.Begg

OUT: J.De Goey (personal reasons)


B: C.Idun, S.Taylor, I.Cumming

HB: A.Kennedy, N.Haynes, L.Ash

C: L.Whitfield, T.Green, C.Ward

HF: S.Coniglio, H.Himmelberg, J.Riccardi

F: D.Lloyd, J.Hogan, T.Greene

FOLL: L.Keeffe, J.Kelly, X.O’Halloran

I/C (from): J.Wehr, T.Bruhn, K.Briggs, W.Derksen, J.Brander, T.Taranto, P.Davis, C.Brown

IN: D.Lloyd, X.O’Halloran, K.Briggs, W.Derksen, T.Taranto, P.Davis, C.Brown

OUT: Z.Sproule (omitted), B.Preuss (suspended), J.Peatling, R.Angwin (both injured)


Sunday June 26, 4:10pm at Adelaide Oval


B: R.Burton, T.Jonas, D.Houston

HB: R.Bonner, A.Aliir, D.Byrne-Jones

C: K.Amon, W.Drew, K.Farrell

HF: J.Mead, T.Marshall, C.Rozee

F: M.Georgiades, C.Dixon, S.Powell-Pepper

FOLL: J.Finlayson, O.Wines, T.Boak

I/C (from): S.Motlop, X.Duursma, T.McKenzie, M.Bergman, L.Jones, J.Burgoyne, T.Schofield, M.Frederick

IN: T.Boak, S.Motlop, T.McKenzie, M.Bergman, J.Burgoyne, T.Schofield

OUT: T.Clurey (HS Protocol), Z.Butters, B.Teakle (both injured)


B: S.Lemmens, S.Collins, C.Graham

HB: O.Markov, C.Ballard, J.Farrar

C: D.Swallow, N.Anderson, B.Ellis

HF: B.Ainsworth, M.Chol, N.Holman

F: I.Rankine, L.Casboult, S.Flanders

FOLL: J.Witts, M.Rowell, T.Miller

I/C (from): R.Atkins, J.Bowes, C.Burgess, A.Davies, S.Day, B.Fiorini, E.Hollands, M.Rosas

IN: R.Atkins, C.Burgess, B.Fiorini, S.Day, E.Hollands, M.Rosas

OUT: J.Jeffrey, C.Budarick, W.Powell (all injured)