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AFL 2016 Training - Collingwood Intra-Club Match
James Aish is set to make his first appearance in Collingwood colours against the Cats

SUPERSTAR Geelong recruit Patrick Dangerfield will be unveiled in his new colours in Friday night's NAB Challenge clash against Collingwood at Simonds Stadium.

The former Adelaide midfielder, who crossed to the Cats during last year's trade period, was named alongside fellow recruit Lachie Henderson and key forward Tom Hawkins.

The Cats, whose squad will be trimmed to 26 on the night, have named five potential first-gamers, with Zac Smith, Sam Menegola and Tom Ruggles also named.

Captain Joel Selwood, who has battled plantar fasciitis this summer, will not play in his club's opening pre-season hit-out, nor with his brother Scott, who was recruited from West Coast as a free agent.

The Magpies will unveil one of their headline recruits in James Aish, but fellow midfielder Adam Treloar, who underwent groin surgery before joining the club from Greater Western Sydney, will not play. 

Young forward Darcy Moore has been named in a relatively young 29-man squad, with rookies Josh Smith and Tim Golds and draftee Tom Phillips selected.

Dane Swan and Steele Sidebottom are set to add experience to the midfield.

Melbourne recruit Jeremy Howe is recovering from hand surgery and has been ruled out of the NAB Challenge series by the Magpies.

Greater Western Sydney v Western Bulldogs, Thursday, February 25, 7.10pm AEDT at StarTrack Oval (Canberra)

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

1. Phil Davis, 2. Jacob Hopper, 3. Stephen Coniglio, 5. Dylan Shiel, 6. Lachie Whitfield, 7. Rhys Palmer, 9. Tom Scully, 11. Jack Steele, 12. Jonathon Patton , 14. Jarrod  Pickett, 15. Matthew Kennedy, 16. Nathan Wilson, 20. Adam Tomlinson, 21. Matt Buntine, 22. Josh Kelly, 24. Joel Patfull, 26. Dawson Simpson, 27. Harrison Himmelberg, 28. Jake Barrett, 29. Zac Williams,, 31. Jeremy Finlayson, 33. Will Hoskin-Elliott, 34. Caleb Marchbank, 35. Aidan Corr, 36. James Stewart, 37. Rory Lobb, 40. Adam Kennedy, 42. Pat McKenna, 50. Sam J. Reid

Notable absentees: Toby Greene, Callan Ward, Ryan Griffen, Jeremy Cameron, Heath Shaw

WESTERN BULLDOGS

1. Matthew Suckling, 2. Robert Murphy, 3. Mitch Wallis, 4. Marcus Bontempelli, 5. Matthew Boyd, 6. Luke Dahlhaus, 7. Lachie Hunter, 9. Jake Stringer, 10. Easton Wood, 11. Jack Macrae, 13. Nathan Hrovat, 15. Tom Campbell, 16. Toby McLean, 19. Lukas Webb, 22. Mitch Honeychurch, 23. Jordan Roughead, 24. Shane Biggs, 25. Koby Stevens, 26. Declan Hamilton, 27. Will Minson, 29. Tory Dickson, 31. Bailey Dale, 32. Kieran Collins, 33. Marcus Adams, 35. Caleb Daniel, 38. Dale Morris, 39. Jason Johannisen, 42. Liam Picken, 44. Jed Adcock

Notable absentees: Tom Liberatore, Tom Boyd, Stewart Crameri, Lin Jong

Geelong v Collingwood, Friday, February 26, 7.10pm AEDT at Simonds Stadium

GEELONG
1. Rhys Stanley, 4. Andrew Mackie, 5. Nakia Cockatoo, 6. Lincoln McCarthy, 7. Harry Taylor, 8. Jake Kolodjashnij, 9. Zac Smith, 10. Daniel Menzel, 11. Darcy Lang, 18. Josh Cowan, 21. Jordan Murdoch, 22. Mitch Duncan, 23. Josh Caddy, 24. Jed Bews, 25. Lachie Henderson, 26. Tom Hawkins, 27. Sam Menegola, 28. Cory Gregson, 29. Cameron Guthrie, 30. Nathan Vardy, 32. Steven Motlop, 33. George Horlin-Smith, 35. Patrick Dangerfield, 36. Tom Ruggles, 37. Michael Luxford, 39. Shane Kersten, 40. Jackson Thurlow, 44. Corey Enright, 46. Mark Blicavs

Notable absentees: Jimmy Bartel, Joel Selwood, Scott Selwood, Mitch Clark

COLLINGWOOD
1. Alex Fasolo, 2. Jordan de Goey, 3. Brent Macaffer, 4. Brodie Grundy, 9. Jesse White, 11. Jarryd Blair, 13. Taylor Adams, 14. James Aish, 15. Jarrod Witts, 16. Nathan Brown, 17. Jonathon Marsh, 18. Travis Varcoe, 19. Levi Greenwood, 21. Tom Phillips, 22. Steele Sidebottom, 25. Jack Crisp, 28. Ben Sinclair, 29. Tim Broomhead, 30. Darcy Moore, 31. Jackson Ramsay, 34. Alan Toovey, 36. Dane Swan, 37. Brayden Maynard, 40. Josh Smith, 41. Tim Golds, 43. Adam Oxley, 44. Corey Gault, 45. Jack Frost, 46. Mason Cox

Notable absentees: Scott Pendlebury, Travis Cloke, Adam Treloar, Jamie Elliott