ST KILDA has left its skipper Nick Riewoldt out of its clash against the Brisbane Lions at a sodden Mackay in Queensland.
Riewoldt will be joined by Luke Delaney and Cameron Shenton in the stands, while the Lions have opted for a reduced interchange bench of six, leaving five players out.
Senior regulars Mitch Robinson and Nick Robertson will miss out from the named squad, along with youngsters Liam Dawson, Eric Hipwood and Billy Evans.
Mackay has been drenched with more than 200mm of rain in the past three days, leaving puddles on the field.
Brisbane Lions v St Kilda
Harrup Park (Mackay), Sunday, March 6 at 3.40pm AEST
Out: Mitch Robinson, Nick Robertson, Liam Dawson, Eric Hipwood, Billy Evans
Out: Nick Riewoldt, Luke Delaney, Cameron Shenton
1. Ben Keays, 2. Ryan Harwood, 4. Ryan Bastinac, 7. Tom Bell, 8. Rohan Bewick, 10. Daniel Rich, 11. Pearce Hanley, 12. Stefan Martin, 14. Josh Walker, 15. Dayne Zorko, 21. Daniel Merrett, 22. Marco Paparone, 23. Josh Schache, 25. Daniel McStay, 26. Tom Cutler, 28. Lewis Taylor, 29. Jaden McGrath, 31. Harris Andrews, 32. Sam Mayes, 34. Jonathan Freeman, 35. Ryan Lester, 36. Rhys Mathieson, 38. Tom Rockliff, 44. Archie Smith
1. Tom Hickey, 3. Jack Steven, 4. Eli Templeton, 5. Shane Savage, 6. Sebastian Ross, 7. Luke Dunstan, 8. Blake Acres, 9. Tom Lee, 11. Leigh Montagna, 13. Jack Lonie, 14. Jarryn Geary, 15. Jack Billings, 16. Jack Newnes, 17. Dylan Roberton, 19. Sam Gilbert, 20. David Armitage, 24. Sean Dempster, 25. Sam Fisher, 26. Tom Curren, 27. Josh Bruce, 28. Tim Membrey, 29. Jimmy Webster, 34. Nathan Wright, 35. Josh Saunders, 44. Maverick Weller, 45. Jason Holmes
Western Bulldogs v Melbourne
Highgate Recreation Reserve, Craigieburn (VIC), Sunday March 6 at 2.05pm AEDT
WESTERN Bulldogs midfielder Tom Liberatore will play his first game in more than a year against Melbourne at Craigieburn on Sunday.
It will be Liberatore's first match since he ruptured his ACL against Richmond last pre-season.
He won the best and fairest in 2014.
Jack Macrae, Mitch Wallis, Matthew Boyd and Luke Dahlhaus aren't playing, with the Dogs choosing to go with only 25 players.
Former Brisbane Lions player Jed Adcock will play his first game for the Dogs, while Tom Boyd also kicks off his campaign.
Melbourne captain Nathan Jones and reigning best and fairest Bernie Vince will both play their first games for the year.
Oscar McDonald, Alex Neal-Bullen and Dean Terlich will miss.
Midfielder Angus Brayshaw is out from last week's line-up against Port Adelaide after a medial ligament strain in his left knee.
Out: Jack Macrae, Mitch Wallis, Matthew Boyd, Luke Dahlhaus (Bulldogs playing with 25)
Out: Oscar McDonald, Alex Neal-Bullen, Dean Terlich
12. Zaine Cordy, 13. Nathan Hrovat, 15. Tom Campbell, 16. Toby McLean, 17. Tom Boyd, 18. Fletcher Roberts, 19. Lukas Webb, 20. Josh Dunkley, 21. Tom Liberatore, 22. Mitch Honeychurch, 23. Jordan Roughead, 26. Declan Hamilton, 27. Will Minson, 28. Josh Prudden, 30. Joel Hamling, 31. Bailey Dale, 32. Kieran Collins, 33. Marcus Adams, 34. Bailey Williams, 35. Caleb Daniel, 36. Brad Lynch, 40. Luke Goetz, 43. Jack Redpath, 44. Jed Adcock, 46. Lin Jong
2. Nathan Jones, 3. Christian Salem, 4. Jack Watts, 7. Jack Viney, 11. Max Gawn, 12. Dom Tyson, 13. Clayton Oliver, 14. Lynden Dunn, 15. Billy Stretch, 16. Dean Kent, 17. Sam Frost, 20. Colin Garland, 21. Cameron Pedersen, 22. Viv Michie, 23. Bernie Vince, 25. Tom McDonald, 29. Jayden Hunt, 31. Jack Grimes, 32. Tomas Bugg, 35. Ben Kennedy, 36. Jeff Garlett, 37. Aaron vandenBerg, 39. Neville Jetta, 42. Josh Wagner, 43. James Harmes, 45. Matt Jones