RICHMOND has made two changes to its 29-man squad for Sunday's clash against Port Adelaide, withdrawing developing key forward Mabior Chol and defender Jake Batchelor.
The pair has been replaced by wingman Connor Menadue and forward Kane Lambert, who are in line to play their first JLT Community Series games.
Both Chol and Batchelor were training with the main Richmond squad on Friday morning and the Tigers confirmed there were no injury concerns.
Batchelor played solid minutes in the Tigers' opening pre-season game against Adelaide.
Chol, however, is yet to feature in the pre-season competition and has one more match – against Collingwood on March 11 – to push his claims.
The rookie has impressed in a strong summer on the track and is a contender for elevation to the senior list spot made vacant by the retirement of Chris Yarran.
Alex Rance will line up against the Power after overcoming hamstring tendinitis, but defender Bachar Houli has been left out as he manages a hamstring injury.
Midfield recruit Dion Prestia will miss the clash but emerged unscathed from his Tigers debut against the Crows last weekend.