Ryley Sanders in action during the R4 match between Western Bulldogs and Geelong at Adelaide Oval on April 6, 2024. Picture: AFL Photos

All the teams for Round 6 in the Smithy’s VFL.

He’s back!

One of the most exciting players in the Smithy’s VFL will make his long-awaited return from a knee reconstruction when star small forward Ben Cavarra runs out for Box Hill Hawks against his former AFL club in the Smithy’s VFL top-of-the-table clash with Footscray at Mission Whitten Oval on Sunday.

At the other end of the scale, the Bulldogs will have the services of a future gun in No.6 draft pick Ryley Sanders after surprisingly losing his spot in the Western Bulldogs’ team last week.

And in just as big a surprise, Sydney is set to have the services of club great Luke Parker for the second straight week, with his 34 disposals against the Hawks not enough to win his AFL spot back for the Sydney Derby.

Cavarra hurt his knee at pre-season training last year and hasn’t played since the Hawks’ 2022 elimination final loss to Gold Coast at People First Stadium on August 28, 2022 – an agonising 616-day wait between games for the brilliant goalsneak who has kicked 183 goals in 130 VFL games.

Cavarra is one of six changes to the Box Hill team that overran the Swans, with Josh Bennetts, Cooper Stephens and Clay Tucker back from injury and Max Ramsden and Jai Serong dropped by Hawthorn.

Sam Butler’s season is over after his horrific broken leg that stopped play for 36 minutes last week, while Calsher Dear has earned an AFL debut and Josh Ward was also promoted.

Sanders’ 36 disposals against the AFL Academy last week wasn’t enough to win his AFL spot back and he will make his VFL debut alongside fellow draftee Lachlan Smith and his fellow big man Rory Lobb.

Williamstown regains Frosty Miller medallist Brodie McLaughlin from a groin injury for its important clash with Casey Demons at Casey Fields on Sunday.

McLaughlin hasn’t played since breaking down in the second quarter against Coburg on Good Friday, with his return – and that of Aiden Bonar (hamstring) being a welcome one for the Seagulls as they lose Fin O’Dwyer and Mitch Cox to concussion and Blake Coleman to a hamstring injury.

The Demons made just one change, with Brayden Laplanche returning for the rested Leo Connolly.

North Melbourne has remarkably changed almost half its team as it tries to get its season back on track in an intriguing clash with Sandringham at Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday.

The Kangaroos have made 10 changes to the team that lost to GWS in Sydney last week, with VFL star Sam Lowson and Young Guns representative Cooper Lord joined by eight AFL-listed players returning to action.

The experienced Hugh Greenwood heads that list, with Will Phillips, Eddie Ford, Sydney recruit Dylan Stephens and Richmond signing Biggie Nyuon also coming down from the AFL and Cooper Harvey and Wil Dawson returning from injury.

Liam Shiels, Jaidyn Stephenson and Jackson Archer were promoted, luckless youngster Brayden George has dislocated his shoulder and ruckman Hamish Free is in concussion protocols.

St Kilda’s Hunter Clark returns from a long-term injury for the Zebras, who have named an imposing forward line that includes AFL omissions Cooper Sharman and Anthony Caminiti along with injury returnees Max Heath and Hugo Hall-Kahan, with Jack Hayes and Angus Hastie having been promoted.

Parker’s near best-afield showing in his first State league game for 12 years was not enough to earn him an AFL recall in a selection stunner and he will face the Giants in the VFL Derby alongside unlucky AFL omission Braeden Campbell, who needs some game-time after a run as the substitute, with the Swans losing Corey Warner (ankle) and Indhi Kirk (concussion).

The Giants regain Leek Aleer and Xavier O’Halloran from AFL duties, while draftee Phoenix Gothard is also back on deck.

Nathan Kreuger returns from a hamstring injury for his first hitout of the season as Collingwood travels to Southport to take on the Sharks at Fankhauser Reserve on Saturday.

The luckless key forward broke down 12 days before the Magpies’ AFL season-opener against GWS, but his return comes a couple of weeks ahead of schedule and is welcomed given the losses of Ben Crocker (hamstring) and Jack Hutchinson (managed) from the forward.

The Magpies also lose Lachie Sullivan to a years-overdue AFL debut, fellow promotion Oleg Markov and midfielder Ned Long, with vice-captain Jedd Longmire and key forward Patrick Farrant among the inclusions against the unchanged Sharks.

Coburg regains star midfielder Hugo Bromell from suspension for its clash with Richmond and gives debuts to South Morang defender Deacon Kalpakis and Doutta Stars small forward Giacomo Thomas, but loses Kyle Weightman to suspension.

The Tigers also have two debutants in Dromana’s Nick Collier and Highett’s Tom McCarthy, while Kane McAuliffe and James Trezise also return, but their injury curse has worsened with Will Bravo becoming the third ACL victim in just two weeks.

Brisbane Lions defender/ruckman Zane Zakostelsky will make his VFL debut in their QClash against Gold Coast after the No.51 selection overcame a groin injury, with Darcy Fort heading the other inclusions to replace AFL debutant Bruce Reville, Harry Sharp, James Madden and Henry Smith.

The Suns have a debutant in Academy product Lucas Snowball from Surfers Paradise, with Sam Day, Connor Budarick and Darcy Macpherson replacing Ben Long, Brandon Ellis and Oskar Faulkhead.

Werribee loses Daly Andrews for six weeks with a knee injury and Corey Preston for a week for headbutting former teammate Jack Toner, with Charlie Byrne and third-generation Tiger Jake Smith to make their club debuts against a Carlton team that regains best-and-fairest winner Jaxon Binns and three other AFL omissions.

Port Melbourne gets back Fraser Rosman from injury and Cody Henness from suspension for its trip to the Northern Bullants, who get John Roumeliotis from a ban and give a debut to Airport West’s Corey Barbaro.

However the Bullants lose Sam Hayes, Max Johnson, Rohan McKenzie and Dane Whitnall to injury – the son of Carlton star Lance Whitnall suffering a broken nose, broken ribs and a punctured lung in two separate collisions on his debut.

Matt Nelson, the brother of Carlton and former Coburg player Luke, makes his VFL debut for Frankston’s trip to Geelong, which loses Gary Rohan, Toby Conway and Jhye Clark but gains Mark O’Connor, James Willis and Marcus Herbert.

All matches in the 2024 Smithy’s VFL and VFLW seasons will be live streamed free via the AFL website, AFL Live Official App and VFL App.

Smithy’s VFL broadcast partner, the Seven Network, will broadcast select matches live and free on the Seven Network in Victoria and on 7plus nationally. This week’s broadcast game will be Sandringham vs North Melbourne.


Saturday 4 May, 12:05pm, Fankhauser Reserve
Head-to-Head: Collingwood 2-0; At Fankhauser Reserve: Never Met; Streak: Collingwood 2; Last Time: Collingwood 16.12 (108) def Southport 8.10 (58) (August 19, 2023, Victoria Park)

B. Jepson (11), M. Spencer (6), N. Williams (30)
HB: M. Willis (10), M. McGuinness (14), J. Joyce (25)
C: M. Manteit (4), M. Shannon (16), J. Lockhart (12)
HF: R. Clark (18), Z. Foot (2), J. Edwards (21)
F: W. Buzza (15), H. Dixon (29), J. Dawson (3)
R: B. Crossley (20), J. Heron (5), B. Woodcock (1)
INT: C. Lake (33), W. Sexton (27), K. Gray (17), M. Pescud (13), R. Banks-Smith (24)
EMG: J. Morgan (36), L. Rhook (19), E. Reardon (26), W. Derrington (39), B. Finch (35), T. Dawson (41), R. Bowman (7), B. Aston (32)

No change

H. Demattia (13), T. Jiath (19), J. Ryan (24)
HB: S. Glover (50), C. Dean (43), W. Parker (45)
C: J. Bytel (27), F. Macrae (18), J. Carmichael (12)
HF: E. Allan (16), A. Begg (39), J. Richards (29)
F: R. McInnes (26), A. Johnson (40), H. Kenndey (53)
R: N. Kreuger (15), R. Sparkes (51), C. Lane (48)
INT: J. Longmire (57), J. Tomasiello (61), P. Farrant (68), C. MacDonald (74), Y. Ashwin (77)*
R. Penny (62), L. Purcell (65), T. Wilson (56), C. Willis (64)

IN: Y. Ashwin, P. Farrant, H. Kennedy, N. Kreuger, J. Longmire, C. MacDonald, J. Tomasiello
OUT: O. Markov, L. Sullivan (AFL), B. Crocker (hamstring), J. Hutchinson, N. Long (managed), L. Purcell, C. Willis


Saturday 4 May, 1:05pm, Piranha Park
Head-to-Head: Richmond 7-4; At Piranha Park: 3-3; Streak: Richmond 6; Last Time: Richmond 11.12 (78) def Coburg 4.12 (36) (April 1, 2023, Piranha Park)

C. Beasley (8), J. Corigliano (2), R. Sturgess (9)
HB: D. Kalpakis (38), D. Toohey (33), L. Walker (25)
C: T. Rowland (31), M. Kennedy (24), H. Bromell (5)
HF: B. Gillard (11), T. McKenzie (3), H. Brown (22)
F: C. Ernst (40), G. Thomas (39), W. Bella (16)
R: C. Keogh (29), J. Trudgeon (18), F. Gentile (4)
INT: R. Galvin (37), J. D'Intinosante (7), S. Grant (30), B. Rigoni (32), L. Bailey (1)
EMG: G. Belcher (34), B. Cameron (13), A. Murray (44), L. Serong (17), I. Dammersmith (15)

IN: H. Bromell, D. Kalpakis, G. Thomas
OUT: K. Weightman (suspended), I. Dammersmith, L. Serong
NEW: Deacon Kalpakis, 19, 195cm, South Morang/Northern Knights; Giacomo Thomas, 22, 178cm, Essendon Doutta Stars/Calder Cannons

J. Trezise (36), M. El Nour (57), T. Brindley (61)
HB: K. Smith (49), L. Street (55), C. Harris (54)
C: A. Johnson (51), J. Garner (53), N. Guiney (62)
HF: M. Coulthard (26), S. Green (48), C. Olden (58)
F: A. May (71), N. Cumberland (38), J. Koschitzke (20)
R: S. Ryan (32), L. Wilson (82), K. McAuliffe (28)
INT: J. Feneley (64), N. Collier (81), L. George (67)*, S. Davidson (73), T. McCarthy (76)
EMG: H. White (56), L. Thomas (72), L. Haddara (80), M. Clarkson (77)

IN: N. Collier, K. McAuliffe, T. McCarthy, J. Trezise
OUT: T. Sonsie (AFL), W. Bravo (knee), H. White, L. Thomas
NEW: Nick Collier, 20, 176cm, Dromana; Tom McCarthy, 23, 187cm, Highett


Saturday 4 May, 2:05pm, Genis Steel Oval
Head-to-Head: Port Melbourne 119-63-2; At Genis Steel Oval: Port Melbourne 46-38-2; Streak: Port Melbourne 2; Last Time: Port Melbourne 13.10 (88) def Northern Bullants 9.9 (63) (April 15, 2023, ETU Stadium)

E. Mantas (28), J. Buchanan (37), C. Barbaro (25)
HB: Z. Hart (2), W. Wallace (12), M. King (10)
C: J. Hamilton (15), C. Franks (13), S. El-Hawli (18)
HF: J. Chubb (44), J. Roumeliotis (29), M. Goodman (16)
F: H. Andronaco (35), J. Jorgensen (14), J. Crosbie (17)
R: L. Green (50), P. Fairlie (45), J. Velissaris (3)
INT: W. Elliott (6), B. Tome (21), R. Gardner (7), R. Barry (46), S. Donegan (34)
EMG: W. Wuol (19), C. Ellis (24), J. Cooper (9)

IN: H. Andronaco, C. Barbaro, J. Buchanan, J. Crosbie, L. Green, J. Roumeliotis
OUT: S. Hayes (hamstring), M. Johnson (concussion), R. McKenzie (shoulder), D. Whitnall (ribs), K. Brown, I. McMillan
NEW: Corey Barbaro, 18, 189cm, Airport West/Calder Cannons

T. Watson (11), T. Highmore (35), L. Rankin (15)
HB: F. Rosman (3), J. Johnston (20), H. Stubbings (12)
C: D. McKenzie (44), H. Hooper (37), T. Hird (4)
HF: K. Viccars (2), J. Miller (23), J. Green (14)
F: B. Gowers (10), J. Conlan (34), H. Maguire (38)
R: F. Flockart (27), R. Smith (18), R. McComb (1)
INT: C. Henness (7), N. Stuhldreier (31), A. Curry (13), G. Barnes (25), C. Wild (26)
EMG: B. Milford (28), T. Hofert (21), S. Johnson (8), L. Coghlan (30), L. Modica (56), M. Gahan (32), K. Borg (39), S. Green (36)

IN: C. Henness, F. Rosman
OUT: S. Green, L. Modica


Saturday 4 May, 2:05pm, Avalon Airport Oval
Head-to-Head: Werribee 4-2; At Avalon Airport Oval: Werribee 2-1; Streak: Werribee 1; Last Time: Werribee 11.10 (76) def Carlton 10.10 (70) (June 17, 2023, Avalon Airport Oval)

J. Clark (27), N. Cooper (18), J. Pavlidis (34)
HB: L. Pinnuck (9), W. Lual (12), R. Bice (26)
C: C. Byrne (43), D. Brew (29), C. Thar (45)
HF: H. Grintell (16), A. Johnson (17), B. Malual (22)
F: J. Dahlhaus (24), H. Garoni (1), F. Young (20)
R: K. Annand (10), J. Henderson (8), K. Declase (3)
INT: J. Riding (33), J. Smith (35), C. Whyte (4), A. Hicks (21), S. Radovanovic (28)
EMG: Z. Banch (36), M. Selsby (14), M. Keast (15), E. Ajang (39), S. Conway (50)

IN: K. Annand (10), C. Byrne (43), S. Radovanovic (28), J. Smith (35), C. Thar (45), F. Young (20)
OUT: D. Andrews (knee), S .Paea (shoulder), C. Preston (suspension), E. Ajang, S. Conway, M. Keast
NEW: Charlie Byrne, 21, 184cm, Newtown & Chilwell; Jake Smith, 19, 185cm, North Ballarat/Western Jets/Williamstown

L. Young (55), S. Durdin (38), H. Lemmey (31)
HB: B. Wilson (35), D. Akuei (41), B. Kemp (17)
C: O. Hollands (4), J. Binns (25), T. Phillips (59)
HF: N. Cahill (54), R. Monahan (34), A. Moir (43)
F: L. McMahon (52), L. Nelson (57), A. Mirkov (45)
R: H. O'Keeffe (40), J. Carroll (16), Z. Maher (50)
INT: D. Hogg (70)*, W. White (77), M. Lewis (58), B. Lambert (80), H. Ramshaw (51)
EMG: A. Stevens (64), K. Ferronato (63), J. Gedi (68), H. Gill (62), C. Verrell (71), L. Prout (74), B. Kuipers (60), J. Lefroy (79)

IN: J. Binns, J. Carroll, S. Durdin, O. Hollands, B. Kemp
OUT: K. Ferronato, J. Gedi, B. Kuipers, L. Prout, A. Stevens


Saturday 4 May, 5:15pm, SCG
Head-to-Head: Sydney 22-15; At SCG: GWS 4-3; Streak: Sydney 2; Last Time: Sydney 22.13 (145) def GWS 9.13 (67) (August 5, 2023, Blacktown Int. Sports Park)

W. Edwards (28), J. Hamling (29), W. Green (45)
HB: J. Magor (32), P. Snell (41), C. Vickery (25)
C: B. Campbell (16), C. Mitchell (35), B. Edwards (50)
HF: J. Konstanty (18), J. Buller (39), A. Francis (10)
F: J. Lugsdin (67)*, L. McAndrew (46), L. Parker (26)
R: P. Ladhams (19), A. Sheldrick (12), C. Cleary (33)
INT: T. Longmire (58), J. Endemann (57), N. Shipley (52), W. Smit (66), W. Kelly (49)
EMG: J. Bartholomaeus (53), P. Moi Moi (56), M. Geddes (61), B. Ashley-Cooper (51)

IN: B. Campbell, J. Endemann, T. Longmire, W. Smitt
OUT: I. Kirk (concussion), C. Warner (ankle), J. Bartholomaeus, P. Moi Moi
NEW: Willem Smit, 20, 174cm, Manly-Warringah

L. Keeffe (25), R. Hebron (47), N. Haynes (19)
HB: J. Fahey (34), L. Aleer (21), J. Fonti (37)
C: C. Hamilton (43), X. O'Halloran (33), I. Cumming (13)
HF: R. Angwin (9), M. Harms (60), T. McMullin (31)
F: P. Gothard (29), M. Gruzewski (35), W. Derksen (45)
R: N. Madden (41), H. Rowston (24), C. Stone (18)
INT: J. Bowne (59), G. Varagiannis (56), N. Quigg (54), J. Rush (68)*, E. Williams (53)
EMG: S. House (66), E. Grace (69), J. Creighton (54), K. Gabila (62), W. Clark (58), T. McCaffrey (52), T. Moraschi (57)

IN: L. Aleer, P. Gothard, X. O'Halloran
OUT: J. Creighton, T. McCaffrey, T. Moraschi


Sunday 5 May, 11:05am, Mission Whitten Oval
Head-to-Head: Box Hill Hawks 6-4-1; At Mission Whitten Oval: Box Hill Hawks 3-2; Streak: Box Hill Hawks 1; Last Time: Box Hill Hawks 14.11 (95) def Footscray 10.15 (75) (Semi Final, 2023, Fenjiu Stadium)

J. Croft (16), L. Smith (40), J. Gilbee (69)
HB: D. Bedendo (26), C. Daniel (35), R. Lobb (7)
C: A. Jones (32), J. Freijah (27), L. Cleary (36)
HF: C. Poulter (25), A. Keath (42), J. Busslinger (5)
F: A. Scott (28), P. Spicer (63), C. Craig-Peters (61)
R: R. Gardner (43), L. McNeil (30), R. Sanders (9)
INT: S. Willoughby (53), T. Bianco (58), D. Orgill (50), E. Hunt (56), T. Maple (65)*
EMG: K. Stretton (66), B. Crofts (54), C. Dahms (59), W. Lewis (64)

IN: R. Lobb, T. Maple, R. Sanders, L. Smith
OUT: C. Clarke, O. Baker (AFL), K. Stretton, C. Watson
NEW: Ryley Sanders, 19, 186cm, North Launceston/Sandringham Dragons

J. Serong (29), E. Phillips (37), B. Macdonald (42)
HB: S. Horner (62), C. Porter (55), E. Phillips (60)
C: C. Brown (66), H. Hustwaite (44), J. Bennetts (41)
HF: C. Stephens (21), C. Tucker (45), M. Hall (50)
F: J. O'Sullivan (43), M. Ramsden (38), C. Wingard (20)
R: N. Reeves (7), T. Brown (99), B. Ryan (26)
B. De Bolfo (77), B. Cavarra (52), D. Wood (68), N. Philactides (51)*, A. Mathieson (72)
EMG: J. Tovey (75), H. Bidgood (56), J. Rule (59), K. Agosta (78), A. Stefanakis (65)

IN: J. Bennetts, B. Cavarra, M. Ramsden, J. Serong, C. Stephens, C. Tucker
OUT: C. Dear, J. Ward (AFL), S. Butler (leg), J. Rule, A. Stefanakis, J. Tovey


Sunday 5 May, 12:05pm, Brighton Homes Arena
Head-to-Head: Brisbane Lions 21-14; At Brighton Homes Arena: Never Met; Streak: Gold Coast 3; Last Time: Gold Coast 19.13 (127) def Brisbane Lions 12.12 (84) (Qualifying Final, 2023, People First Stadium)

D. Joyce (41), Z. Zakostelsky (21), J. Prior (20)
HB: L. Lloyd (19), S. Brain (34), J. Budarick (51)
C: J. Lyons (17), J. Tunstill (29), R. Torrent (36)
HF: J. Manly (62), B. Ryan (24), B. Thomas (61)
F: L. Morris (13), K. Lane (45), R. Bailey (56)*
R: D. Fort (32), K. Dunkley (52), T. Abberley (48)

INT: R. Greene (53), E. Macpherson (54), W. Martyn (55), J. Lohmann (49), J. Shea (58)
EMG: B. Gordon (47), B. Reeves (63), O. Collins (64)

IN: D. Fort, J. Lohmann, J. Shea, Z. Zakostelsky
OUT: B. Reville, H. Sharp (AFL), J. Madden (hamstring), H. Smith (injured)
NEW: Zane Zakostelsky, 18, 200cm, Claremont

S. Brock (45), C. Graham (46), B. Uwland (32)
HB: J. Jeffery (40), A. Sexton (6), C. Budarick (35)
C: H. Oea (47), J. Tsitas (21), C. Elliott (51)
HF: L. Johnston (38), W. Rowlands (36), J. Mahony (42)
F: J. Farrar (50), S. Day (12), L. Casboult (30)
R: N. Moyle (49), A. Davies (5), D. Macpherson (44)
INT: H. Sullivan (53), N. Francis (64), T. Reeves (61), L. Snowball (62)*, F. Hay (52)
EMG: M. Evans (63), N. Kady (62)

IN: C. Budarick, S. Day, F. Hay, D. Macpherson, L. Snowball
OUT: B. Long (AFL), B. Ellis (injured), O. Faulkhead (injured), N. Kady, B. O'Brien
NEW: Lucas Snowball, 18, 175cm, Surfers Paradise/Suns Academy


Sunday 5 May, 1:05pm, GMHBA Stadium
Head-to-Head: Geelong 21-5; At GMHBA Stadium: Geelong 13-2; Streak: Geelong 1; Last Time: Geelong 10.12 (72) def Frankston 11.4 (70) (June 16, 2023, GMHBA Stadium)

C. O'Sullivan (14), D. Capiron (50), O. Murdoch (31)
HB: J. Bews (24), E. Jeka (43), L. Humphries (17)
C: M. O'Connor (42), M. Hardie (41), M. Knevitt (10)
HF: O. Mullin (34), S. Neale (33), J. Willis (20)
F: P. Hughes (64)*, S. Mannagh (7), K. Bradtke (48)
R: A. Kuol mun (56), T. Clohesy (40), G. Stevens (15)
INT: M. Herbert (62), O. Riccardi (54), T. Lewis (66), T. White (63), J. Ballantyne (57)
EMG: D. Edmends (53), K. Annand (59), T. Norton (67), R. Eyers (75), H. Sinnott (65), H. Lucas (82), R. Hutchins (76)

IN: M. Herbert, A. Kuol mun, T. Lewis, M. O'Connor, J. Willis
OUT: J. Clark (AFL), G. Rohan (AFL), T. Conway (managed), D. Edmends, H. Sinnott

T. Milne (15), K. Stainthorpe (29), T. Barlow (3)
HB: J. Lloyd (18), J. Smith (25), J. Voss (13)
C: N. Burke (17), J. Newnes (14), G. Grey (6)
HF: T. Murphy (5), A. Grant (19), C. Riley (22)
F: C. Nayna (9), N. Gown (1), M. Johnson (24)
R: H. Coe (16), T. Owens (7), S. Quirk (11)
INT: M. Williams (4), T. Campbell-Farrell (26), H. Jones (39), M. Nelson (32), L. Reidy (2)
EMG: A. McComb (20), T. Marotta (30), L. Sharp (47), O. Moran (28)

IN: H. Jones, M. Nelson
OUT: B. O'Leary (knee), L. Riley (illness)
NEW: Matt Nelson, 19, 181cm, Noble Park/Dandenong Stingrays


Sunday 5 May, 2:05pm, Casey Fields
Head-to-Head: Williamstown 36-26-1; At Casey Fields: Williamstown 6-5-1; Streak: Williamstown 1; Last Time: Williamstown 11.9 (75) def Casey Demons 11.8 (74) (July 30, 2023, Casey Fields)


T. Freeman (67), A. Tomlinson (20), M. Hore (27)
HB: K. Brown (41), J. Adams (26), M. Gregory (57)
L. Hunter (12), K. Tholstrup (39), R. Steele (54)
HF: A. Moniz-Wakefield (45), T. Fullarton (33), O. Sestan (38)
F: J. Schache (19), B. Brown (50), S. McAdam (23)
R: W. Verrall (28), M. Szybkowski (56), M. White (52)
INT: B. Laplanche (68)*, T. Edwards (58), K. Windsor (66), M. Jefferson (21), N. Moodie (74)
EMG: R. Valentine (65), K. Shipp (59), C. Peters (63), J. Bell (73), H. Neocleous (75), R. George (71)

IN: B. Laplanche
OUT: L. Connolly (managed)

R. Stoddart (15), A. Bonar (25), J. Greiser (18)
HB: H. Minton-Connell (16), L. Parks (22), C. Polson (5)
C: M. Philpot (19), W. Fordham (7), N. Gadsby (13)
HF: J. Toner (14), C. Ellison (1), B. Andrews (29)
F: C. Rich (3), J. Petric (24), J. Brown (28)
R: T. Downie (11), R. Collier-Dawkins (9), B. McLaughlin (6)
INT: J. McHale (32), T. Triffett (23), D. Henderson (36), N. Ebinger (26), J. Fitzgerald (8)
EMG: L. Conway (34), A. Deng (30), J. Browne (12), Z. Pritchard (44), N. Colenso (35)

IN: B. Andrews, A. Bonar, B. McLaughlin
OUT: B. Coleman (hamstring), M. Cox (concussion), F. O'Dwyer (concussion)


Sunday 5 May, 2:05pm, Wilson Storage Trevor Beach Oval
Head-to-Head: North Melbourne 3-1; At WSTBBO: 1-1; Streak: North Melbourne 1; Last Time: North Melbourne 14.16 (100) def Sandringham 4.10 (34) (May 7, 2023, Arden St)

B. Paton (33), A. Seaton (50), A. McLennan (41)
HB: A. Schoenmaker (27), M. Ryan (74), T. Blamires (53)
C: O. Lowe (59), B. Watson (70), V. Zagari (58)
T. O'Leary (60)*, C. Sharman (43), H. Hall-Kahan (55)
F: M. Allison (30), A. Caminiti (47), L. Collard (4)
R: T. Campbell (38), P. Dow (15), Z. Jones (3)
INT: I. Keeler (17), D. Hipwell (51), H. Clark (11), M. Heath (42), L. O'Connell (45)
EMG: L. Macnab (66), W. Nish (58), Le. Young (64), J. Docking (85), S. Latreille (67), W. Brown (54), W. Vesely (73), Lo. Young (81)

IN: A. Caminiti, H. Clark, H. Hall-Kahan, M. Heath, T. O'Leary, C. Sharman
OUT: A. Hastie, J. Hayes (AFL), W. Brown, J. Docking, W. Vesely, Lo. Young

B. Nyuon (28), T. Pink (32), W. Dawson (18)
HB: L. Butler (49), B. Davis (50), D. Smith (72)
C: M. Bergman (27), W. Phillips (29), D. Stephens (15)
HF: C. Taylor (5), J. Watkins (56), E. Ford (40)
F: S. Lowson (70), C. Harvey (37) , T. Sellers (36)
R: F. Maley (39), H. Greenwood (1), C. Lazzaro (35)
INT: T. Goad (22), C. Downie (47), R. Hansen (46), B. Stevens (65), C. Lord (71)*
EMG: J. Lienert (67), N. Hodgson (58), L. Wynd (62), K. De La Rue (63)

IN: W. Dawson, H. Greenwood, E. Ford, C. Harvey, C. Lazzaro, C. Lord, S. Lowson, B. Nyuon, W. Phillips, D. Stephens
OUT: J. Archer, L. Shiels, J. Stephenson (AFL), H. Free (concussion), B. George (shoulder), T. Cappellari, C. Harrop, N. Hodgson, J. Lienert, H. Murphy

* denotes 23rd Player


Mitch Hardie (Geelong, 56 NEAFL, 29 SANFL, 14 VFL)

Josh Schache (Casey Demons)
Nick Hind (Essendon)
Ned Moyle (Gold Coast)
Deakyn Smith (North Melbourne)
Keegan Gray (Southport)
Nick Ebinger (Williamstown)

Matthew King (Northern Bullants)

Sam Day (Gold Coast)
Aiden Bonar (Williamstown)

Jake Batchelor (Sandringham, 19-28-2)

Sam Beer (boundary)
Lachlan Menara (boundary)

Corey Rich (Williamstown) one for 100 VFL
Sam Day (Gold Coast) one for 100 NEAFL/VFL
James Tsitas (Gold Coast) one for 50 VFL
Sam Naismith (Richmond) one for 50 NEAFL/VFL
Alex Sexton (Gold Coast) two for 100 NEAFL/VFL
Archi Manton (Port Melbourne) two for 50 VFL
Boyd Woodcock (Southport) two for 50 VFL
Zac Foot (Southport) two for 50 NEAFL/VFL
Kye Declase (Werribee) three for 100 VFL
Trent Mynott (Frankston) three for 50 VFL
Harry Morrison (Sydney) three for 50 VFL
Kade Chandler (Casey Demons) four for 50 VFL
Samson Ryan (Richmond) four for 50 VFL
Dan Butler (Sandringham) four for 50 VFL
Jay Lockhart (Southport) four for 50 VFL
Joel Amartey (Sydney) four for 50 VFL
Brodie McLaughlin (Williamstown) five for 100 VFL
Wade Derksen (GWS) five for 50 VFL



FIELD: 22. Sam Bridges, 23. Sam Ferguson, 43. James Strybos (AFL).  BOUNDARY: Ryan Hickey, Ronin Mahony, Grace Wilkin.  GOAL: Lachlan Borthwick, Belinda Stewart.

FIELD: 1. Andrew Talbot, 6. Alex Murray, 18. Jack Howard.  BOUNDARY: Mitch Dorling, Lachlan Menara, Luke Myatt.  GOAL: Tom Gath, Adam Steger.

FIELD: 8. Nick Scott, 13. Shamus Dundon, 33. Kyle van Raay.  BOUNDARY: Reuben Dyer, Dom Schiliro, Dan Urbans.  GOAL: Tayla Manning, Callum Thornton.

FIELD: 2. Lachlan Coyne, 12. Connor Hawes, 34. Joel Clamp.  BOUNDARY: John Cooper, Chris Esler (AFL), Zachary Mousaco, Mitchell O’Neill.  GOAL: Brad Kellett, Joon Yip-Wong.

FIELD: 10. Chris Brackenrig, 16. Joe O’Brien, 48. Brad Stewart.  BOUNDARY: Sam Button, Ben Duce, Charles Powell.  GOAL: Taylor Mattioli (AFL), Alex Strassberg.

FIELD: 15. Scott Simpson, 27. Jordyn Pearson, 44. Sam Hurford.  BOUNDARY: Riley Guerin, Greta Miller, Daniel Mortlock (debut).  GOAL: Chris Doyle, Josh Hickman.

FIELD: 37. Sam Whetton, 51. Henry Harris, 54. Jake Edgar.  BOUNDARY: Harry Hansford, Jacob Hudson, Adrian Pretorius.  GOAL: Zach Mabb, Kane Miller.

FIELD: 9. Seb Dalgleish, 14. Luke Porter, 41. Tom Lyon.  BOUNDARY: James Brayshaw, Anthony Laughton, Melissa Sambrooks, Andrew van Keulen.  GOAL: Brendan Moloney, Luke Monea.

FIELD: 3. Emeil Morbell, 24. Matthew Mahoney, 32. Michael Willcox.  BOUNDARY: Sam Beer, Josh Blain, Jake D’Angelo.  GOAL: Georgie Henderson, Emma Young.

FIELD: 19. Cameron Williams, 19. Alex Whetton, 40. Harry Birch, 43. James Strybos, 44. Nick Jankovskis (all AFL).  BOUNDARY: Trent Bowes, Kyle Fisher, Corey Malcolm.  GOAL: Jack Stammers, Nelson Tucker.