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Bachar Houli will miss Wednesday's clash with a calf issue

NINETEEN of Richmond's premiership-winning side have been named in a strong Tigers' squad set for Wednesday night's JLT Community Series clash with a young North Melbourne outfit at Ikon Park.

The Tigers have been hit by a couple of minor injuries with Bachar Houli (calf soreness) to miss, while Dion Prestia has been sidelined again with the hamstring complaint that kept him from their big win over Essendon last week. 

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Daniel Rioli is still missing from the lineup as he continues in his rehabilitation from the foot he broke in last year's Grand Final. 

But, ruckman Toby Nankervis has been named after being concussed in the early stages of the win over the Bombers. 

Defender Nathan Broad will line up for his first competitive game despite being sidelined from the first three rounds of the home-and-away season because of a club-imposed suspension. 

Forward Sam Lloyd has also been called up along with Ivan Soldo and rookie-listed key position player Callum Moore. 

Highly touted draftee Jack Higgins, forward Mabior Chol and second-year defender Ryan Garthwaite have been left out. 

Meanwhile, the Roos have named forward Jy Simpkin after his embarrassing collision with a motorcycle last month. 

Simpkin hurt his ankle in the incident where he stepped in front of the bike while under the influence of alcohol.

He has since pledged to abstain from drinking for at least six months as part of his club sanction. 

Along with Simpkin the Roos have called up Mason Wood, Taylor Garner, Braydon Preuss, Jamie Macmillan and new rookie Tom Murphy for the game.

Wood is back after escaping serious damage to his thumb when a player fell on his hand in an intraclub match last month. 

Majak Daw is among five omissions from the squad that was beaten by Melbourne, along with Ben McKay, Sam Durdin, Alex Morgan and Nick Larkey, while Luke McDonald has been rested. 

Daw had just eight touches in the heavy loss to the Demons in Tasmania. 

Wednesday, March 7

Richmond v North Melbourne at Ikon Park, 7.05pm AEDT

RICHMOND

B: A.Rance, D.Astbury, D.Grimes
HB: N.Vlastuin, N.Broad, B.Ellis
C: S.Grigg, S.Edwards, T.Cotchin
HF: J.Castagna, J.Graham, C.Ellis
F: J.Riewoldt, J.Caddy, D.Butler
Foll: T.Nankervis, K.Lambert, D.Martin
I/C: R.Conca, S.Bolton, J.Townsend, K.McIntosh, J.Short, I.Soldo, C.Moore, S.Lloyd

In: S.Lloyd, N.Broad, C.Moore, I.Soldo
Out: B.Houli (calf soreness), J.Higgins, M.Chol, R.Garthwaite

Notable absentees: Bachar Houli, Daniel Rioli, Dion Prestia

NORTH MELBOURNE

B: M.Williams, R.Tarrant, R.Clarke
HB: J.Macmillan, S.Thompson, S.Atley
C: B.Hartung, L.Davies-Uniacke, B.Jacobs
HF: M.Wood, J.Waite, J.Ziebell
F: T.Garner, B.Brown, K.Turner
Foll: T.Goldstein, S.Higgins, B.Cunnington
I/C: T.Dumont, M.Hibberd, N.Hrovat, T.Murphy, B.Preuss, J.Simpkin, E.Vickers-Willis, C.Zurhaar

In: M.Wood, T.Garner, J.Simpkin, B.Preuss, T.Murphy, J Macmillan
Out: A.Morgan, B.McKay, L.McDonald (rested), N.Larkey, S.Durdin, M.Daw

Notable absentees: Majak Daw, Luke McDonald, Jed Anderson, Sam Wright