- Port Adelaide drops five including ruckman Matthew Lobbe
- Cloke, Fyfe, two Johnsons, Deledio, Murphy all return
- Forgotten Don Tayte Pears back for first match since 2013
PORT Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has lost patience with his underperforming team, dropping five players ahead of Saturday's clash against Greater Western Sydney at Adelaide Oval.
A host of stars will return for round 20, including Fremantle's Nat Fyfe and Michael Johnson, Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy, Richmond's Brett Deledio, Geelong veteran Steve Johnson and Collingwood spearhead Travis Cloke.
A handful of forgotten players in Essendon defender Tayte Pears, West Coast midfielder Kane Lucas, Brisbane Lions ruckman Trent West, Gold Coast defender Josh Hall and Bulldogs defender Daniel Pearce will also be unveiled for the first time this year.
The Power responded after their disastrous loss to the Western Bulldogs in round 19, which effectively ended their season.
Ruckman Matthew Lobbe headlines the omissions, with Andrew Moore, Aaron Young, Tom Clurey and Sam Colquhoun also dropped.
GWS will be without Stephen Coniglio for the clash after the midfielder failed to recover from concussion sustained in a brutal head-high bump from Adam Cooney last Sunday.
The midfielder is one of three key omissions, with Tom Scully (shoulder) and Adam Treloar (groin) also missing. Tom Bugg, Zac Williams and Jack Steele have all been recalled.
The Sydney Swans will be without Lance Franklin for Friday night's clash against Collingwood at the SCG, with the star forward failing to overcome a back injury this week.
The Swans have recalled ruckman Mike Pyke after two matches on the sidelines with a knee injury, also calling on Gary Rohan, who has missed five games with a hamstring strain.
Toby Nankervis and Zak Jones have been omitted.
Collingwood, meanwhile, regains Cloke after three matches sidelined with a calf injury, boosting their chances against the Swans.
Young midfielder Jordan de Goey comes into the team after being rested for one match, with Brayden Maynard and Matthew Scharenberg making way.
Defender Tyson Goldsack was available for selection after returning through the VFL from a quad injury but has been overlooked.
Essendon defender Pears will play his first game since round 23, 2013, against Adelaide on Saturday, replacing injured backman James Gwilt (groin).
The Bombers will also be boosted by midfielder David Myers, who is set to play just his second game this season following shoulder and knee injuries.
Jake Melksham returns after one match in the VFL, replacing suspended Brownlow medallist Adam Cooney, with Nick O'Brien omitted.
Adelaide has named an unchanged line-up after beating Richmond last Friday night.
North Melbourne defender Michael Firrito returns immediately after his one-match suspension to take on St Kilda in Hobart, replacing Aaron Mullett in the only change for the Kangaroos.
The Saints have made four changes, however, bringing ruckman Billy Longer in, potentially to partner with Tom Hickey against Kangaroos star Todd Goldstein.
Jimmy Webster, Josh Saunders (for his first game of 2015) and Darren Minchington, who has played two games this season, also come into the team to place Shane Savage (hip), Daniel McKenzie (concussion), Paddy McCartin (soreness) and Jack Lonie (leg).
Geelong has made just one change to the team that beat the Sydney Swans in round 19, with Johnson returning from suspension to play his 250th match and replace George Horlin-Smith.
The Hawks, meanwhile, have been strengthened by the return of defender Brian Lake, with tall forward David Hale replacing John Ceglar (back soreness).
Daniel Howe is the final inclusion, with Ryan Schoenmakers and Taylor Duryea omitted.
Carlton recruit Kristian Jaksch has earned a recall after three months in the VFL, joining David Ellard and Matthew Dick in the team to face the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Saturday night.
Making way are ruckman Cameron Wood and injured pair Simon White (knee) and Levi Casboult (knee).
Chris Yarran and Troy Menzel remain in the VFL.
The Lions have called on ruckman Trent West and half-back Tom Cutler to replace Justin Clarke (jaw) and Rohan Bewick.
Fremantle has so far refused to rest its stars for Sunday's Western Derby, with captain Matthew Pavlich, midfielder Nat Fyfe and defender Luke McPharlin all named on the field for Sunday's blockbuster.
Joining Johnson and Fyfe as inclusions are Clancee Pearce and potential debutant Connor Blakely, who has been named on the Dockers' seven-man bench.
West Coast has been severely weakened, with midfielder Scott Selwood (ankle), Jeremy McGovern (hamstring) and Mark LeCras (suspension) all unavailable.
The Eagles have turned to young talls Brant Colledge and Tom Barrass, who have been named on the seven-man bench, with Callum Sinclair, Jamie Bennell and Josh Hill also named in the squad.
Richmond has selected young tall forward Liam McBean in an ominous sign ahead of finals, with ruckman Shaun Hampson dropped.
The Tigers, who have lost Reece Conca and Dylan Grimes to hamstring injuries, have also named Matt Thomas, Steve Morris, Nathan Gordon and Matt Dea in their 25-man squad.
Gold Coast has dropped Sean Lemmens for the clash at the MCG on Sunday, with Zac Smith, Josh Glenn and Jarrod Garlett brought into the squad.
The Western Bulldogs have omitted Bailey Dale for their clash against Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, bringing Murphy, Tom Boyd, Daniel Pearce - for his first match since 2012 - and Josh Prudden into their squad.
The Demons have named Mark Jamar and Billy Stretch and young midfielder Christian Salem in their 25-man squad.
All the ins and outs for round 20
Friday, August 13
Sydney Swans v Collingwood at the SCG, 7.50pm AEST
In: G.Rohan, M.Pyke
Out: T.Nankervis, Z.Jones
In: T.Cloke, J.De Goey
Out: B.Maynard, M.Scharenberg
Saturday, August 14
Essendon v Adelaide at Etihad Stadium, 1.45pm AEST
In: D.Myers, J.Melksham, T.Pears
Out: A.Cooney (suspended), J.Gwilt (groin), N.O'Brien
North Melbourne v St Kilda at Blundstone Arena (Hobart), 2.10pm AEST
In: J.Webster, B.Longer, J.Saunders, D.Minchington
Out: S.Savage (hip), D.McKenzie (concussion), P.McCartin (soreness), J.Lonie (leg)
Port Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney at Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm ACST
In: A.Monfries, N.Krakouer, K.Mitchell, B.Ah Chee, T.Jonas
Out: M.Lobbe, A.Moore, A.Young, T.Clurey, S.Colquhoun
Greater Western Sydney
In: T.Bugg, Z.Williams, J.Steele
Out: S.Coniglio (concussion), T.Scully (shoulder), A.Treloar (groin)
Geelong v Hawthorn at the MCG, 7.20pm AEST
In: D.Hale, B.Lake, D.Howe
Out: R.Schoenmakers, T.Duryea, J.Ceglar (back soreness)
Brisbane Lions v Carlton at the Gabba, 7.20pm AEST
In: T.West, T.Cutler
Out: J.Clarke (jaw), R.Bewick
In: K.Jaksch, D.Ellard, M.Dick
Out: C.Wood, S.White (knee), L.Casboult (knee)
Sunday, August 15
Richmond v Gold Coast at the MCG, 1.10pm AEST
In: B.Deledio, M.Thomas, S.Morris, N.Gordon, M.Dea, L.McBean
Out: S.Hampson, D.Grimes (hamstring), R.Conca (hamstring)
In: Z.Smith, J.Glenn, J.Hall, J.Garlett
Western Bulldogs v Melbourne at Etihad Stadium, 3.20pm AEST
In: R.Murphy, D.Pearce, J.Prudden, T.Boyd
In: M.Jamar, C.Salem, B.Stretch
Fremantle v West Coast at Domain Stadium, 2.40pm AWST
In: M.Johnson, C.Pearce, N.Fyfe, C.Blakely
New: Connor Blakely (Swan Districts)
In: J.Hill, K.Lucas, J.Bennell, B.Colledge, C.Sinclair, T.Barrass
Out: M.LeCras (suspension), S.Selwood (ankle), J.McGovern (hamstring)