The teams are in for another blockbuster weekend of AFL action.
Premiership favourites Collingwood have been forced into multiple changes for Friday night’s blockbuster against Geelong with Nick Daicos the biggest injury casualty.
Elsewhere, Melbourne have recalled out-of-favour tall Brodie Grundy for their huge clash against an unchanged Carlton, while gun midfielder Clayton Oliver will make his long-awaited return from injury.
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Oliver has been sidelined by a lingering hamstring injury since Round 10.
But the 26-year-old ran freely at training on Wednesday and showed no signs of the issue in his movement.
Richmond superstar Dusty Martin and captain Dylan Grimes also return for the Tigers’ battle against St Kilda.
Star Gold Coast forward Ben King (knee soreness) will miss Saturday’s match against Sydney, paving the way for Sam Day to play his 150th AFL match.
Suns defender Wil Powell goes out with his season-ending ankle injury, while captain Touk Miller is back from suspension.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
Collingwood v Geelong at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST
In: W.Hoskin-Elliott, B.Frampton
Out: S.Sidebottom (foot), N.Daicos (knee), A.Johnson (omitted)
R21 sub: Oleg Markov
Out: J.Henry (foot), B.Parfitt (sub)
R21 sub: Brandan Parfitt
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
North Melbourne v Essendon at Marvel Stadium, 1.45pm AEST
In: B.Cunnington, G.Wardlaw
Out: W.Phillips (omitted), R.Hansen jnr (omitted), C.Lazzaro (omitted)
R21 sub: Charlie Lazzarro
Out: J.Caldwell (hip), A.Davey jnr (sub)
R21 sub: Alwyn Davey jnr
Sydney v Gold Coast at the SCG, 1.45pm AEST
Out: B.Campbell (suspension), R.Clarke (omitted)
R21 sub: Dylan Stephens
In: S.Day, T.Miller
Out: W.Powell (ankle), B.King (knee), J.Tsitas (sub)
R21 sub: James Tsitas
Brisbane v Adelaide at the Gabba, 4.35pm AEST
Out: J.Fletcher (omitted), D.Fort (omitted)
R21 sub: Deven Robertson
Out: C.Jones (foot), J.Rachele (omitted)
R21 sub: Rory Sloane
Carlton v Melbourne at the MCG, 7.30pm AEST
Out: E.Curnow (sub)
R21 sub: Ed Curnow
In: C.Oliver, B.Grundy
Out: J.Harmes (omitted), M.Hibberd (sub), H.Petty (foot)
R21 sub: Michael Hibberd
West Coast v Fremantle at Optus Stadium, 6.10pm AWST
In: S.Petrevski-Seton, J.Jones
Out: R.Maric (calf), J.Williams (omitted), G.Clark (sub)
R21 sub: Greg Clark
Out: E.Hughes (ankle), N.Erasmus (omitted)
R21 sub: Matthew Johnson
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs at UTAS Stadium, 1.10pm AEST
In: J.Serong, N.Long, B.Macdonald, K.Amon
Out: C.Mackenzie (sub)
R21 sub: Cam Mackenzie
In: A.Keath, O.Baker, B.Khamis, L.Cleary, J.Sweet
Out: A.Scott (concussion), J.Johannisen (calf)
R21 sub: Arthur Jones
St Kilda v Richmond at Marvel Stadium, 3.20pm AEST
In: S.Ross, T.Membrey, J.Billings, B.Paton
Out: A.Caminiti (omitted)
R21 sub: Liam Stocker
In: D.Grimes, D.Martin, H.Ralphsmith, T.Dow, S.Ryan
Out: N.Cumberland (Injured), J.Hopper (concussion)
R21 sub: Rhyan Mansell
Port Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney at Adelaide Oval, 4.10pm ACST
In: A.Aliir, K.Farrell, J.Finlayson, L.Jones, Q.Narkle, M.Bergman
Out: J.Mead (omitted), R.Bonner (omitted), T.McKenzie (knee)
R21 sub: Jackson Mead
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
In: J.Wehr, T.McMullin, C.Stone, M.Flynn, J.Fahey
Out: B.Daniels (suspension), T.Bedford (suspension)
R21 sub: Ryan Angwin
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