RICHMOND has reloaded for a finals charge with seven inclusions confirmed for Sunday's crunch clash with St Kilda.

Meanwhile, the under-pressure Saints have axed midfielders David Armitage and Jack Newnes for the Marvel Stadium encounter.

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Skipper Trent Cotchin, David Astbury, Kane Lambert and Shane Edwards headline the recalled Tigers, with Ivan Soldo, Jayden Short and Shai Bolton also returning.

Shane Edwards is one of a host of big names returning for the Tigers. Picture: AFL Photos

Ryan Garthwaite, Connor Menadue, Jack Higgins, Dan Butler, Noah Balta, Liam Baker and Patrick Naish have all been axed after a third-straight loss to Adelaide last round.

The injury-depleted Tigers sit 10th on the ladder after Essendon's stirring comeback win over the Giants on Thursday night, and are 26.3 per cent behind Port Adelaide in seventh.

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St Kilda's slender finals hopes will be all but shot if they fall to Richmond, and coach Alan Richardson has dropped Armitage and Newnes alongside Jonathon Marsh, while Dean Kent suffered a season-ending quad injury at training.

Brisbane can take a step closer to locking in a September return for the first time in a decade with a win at the Gabba against Melbourne and have recalled Jarrod Berry and Zac Bailey.

The Lions (8-5) have culled Jacob Allison and Rhys Mathieson after thumping the Saints last round.

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The Demons have made only one change to the side which knocked off Fremantle, with Michael Hibberd replacing Josh Wagner. Veteran Jordan Lewis is an emergency.

In the final game of the round at Optus Stadium, the Dockers have given forward Cam McCarthy an opportunity in the wake of Jesse Hogan's foot injury, with young gun Adam Cerra and Bailey Banfield also called in.

Stephen Hill (hamstring) will miss three weeks after another soft-tissue setback, while running backman Taylin Duman has been dropped for the must-win encounter.

Carlton has been weakened by injury blows suffered by skipper Patrick Cripps (foot), forward target Harry McKay (groin) and speedster David Cuningham (knee).

But the bottom-placed Blues have finally regained defender Liam Jones from concussion for his first game since round seven.

Jack Silvagni and midfielder Matthew Kennedy also come in for the trip west.

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Friday, June 28

Geelong v Adelaide at GMHBA Stadium, 7.50pm AEST


In: L.Fogarty, J.Bews
Out: D.Fort, G.Rohan (concussion)


In: B.Gibbs, E.Himmelberg, B.Davis
Out: W.Milera (back), J.Jenkins (knee), C.Ellis-Yolmen (shin)

Saturday, June 29 

Hawthorn v West Coast at the MCG, 1.45pm AEST


In: O.Hanrahan, C.Nash, D.Howe
Out: J.Roughead (sore ribs), K.Brand, H.Morrison
New: Oliver Hanrahan (St Kevin's College)


In: N.Naitanui, W.Rioli
Out: J.McGovern (suspension), J.Petruccelle (hamstring)

Sydney v Gold Coast at the SCG, 4.35pm AEST


In: B.Ronke, T.McCartin, J.Rowbottom
Out: R.Clarke, L.Franklin (hamstring), D.Menzel


In: P.Hanley, T.Miller, B.Scheer
Out: G.Horlin-Smith, Ah Chee (ankle), Holman (back)

Collingwood v North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, 7.25pm AEST


In: J.Daicos
Out: J.Howe (calf)


In: K.Hayden
Out: T.Garner (club suspension)
New: Kyron Hayden (Subiaco)

Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST


In: P.Ladhams, W.Drew
Out: D.Howard (suspension), K.Amon (suspension)


No changes

Sunday, June 30

St Kilda v Richmond at Marvel Stadium, 1.10pm AEST


In: J.Steele, N.Coffield, B.Long, B.Paton
Out: J.Marsh, D.Kent (quad), J.Newnes, D.Armitage


In: D.Astbury, J.Short, K.Lambert, S.Edwards, I.Soldo, T.Cotchin, S.Bolton
Out: R.Garthwaite, J.Higgins, N.Balta, C.Menadue, D.Butler, L.Baker, P.Naish

Brisbane v Melbourne at the Gabba, 3.20pm AEST


In: Z.Bailey, J.Berry
Out: J.Allison, R.Mathieson


In: M.Hibberd
Out: J.Wagner

Fremantle v Carlton at Optus Stadium, 3.20pm AWST


In: C.McCarthy, A.Cerra, B.Banfield
Out: J.Hogan (mid-foot sprain), S.Hill (hamstring), T.Duman


In: J.Silvagni, L.Jones, M.Kennedy
Out: P.Cripps (sprained foot), H.McKay (groin soreness), D.Cuningham (knee)

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