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Dawes back for Demons, Dane Swan returns but no Grundy for Pies

The Match Committee: round 12 We go through the round 12 teams and ask the big question for each game
Brodie Grundy of the Magpies in action during the 2014 AFL round 07 match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG, Melbourne on May 02, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Brodie Grundy is a surprise omission for the Queen's Birthday clash

- Swan back for Pies as former Giant goes out again
- Dawes returns to face old mates
Grundy's surprise omission, named emergency

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COLLINGWOOD has surprisingly left out ruckman Brodie Grundy for the Queen's Birthday blockbuster against Melbourne on Monday, the big man available but named as an emergency, but it has welcomed Dane Swan back into the senior team after being a late withdrawal last week.

The Magpies also recalled Luke Ball and Sam Dwyer to cover for Nick Maxwell, out with a calf injury, and Steele Sidebottom who is commencing a three week suspension. 

The Pies third omission is Taylor Adams after just one game back in the senior side, and it appears that the effort the club put into securing the former Giant between seasons is not paying off as anticipated.

Meanwhile Melbourne have recalled big man Chris Dawes to front up against his old club with Jimmy Toumpas omitted. It was thought the Demons may move another big man aside, most likely Max Gawn, but they seem keen to stretch the Collingwood defence.

Richmond has lost patience with new recruit Shaun Hampson with the former Carlton ruckman dropped as the Tigers search for a much-needed win on Sunday against North Melbourne.

Hampson had just nine touches, 18 hit-outs and missed a set shot in last week's loss to Essendon and will play in the VFL this week.

The Tigers have picked former GWS midfielder Anthony Miles for his first game at his new club. Miles played 10 matches for the Giants over two seasons before moving on at the end of last season. Richmond secured the services of the 22-year-old with pick No. 27 in the 2014 rookie draft.

Daniel Jackson (hip), Shaun Grigg (hamstring), Dylan Grimes (toe), and Reece Conca (groin) all miss through injury handing opportunities to Ricky Petterd, Ty Vickery, Jake Batchelor, and Nick Vlastuin.

The Kangaroos are unchanged after their 38-point win over West Coast last week.  

The high-flying Sydney Swans could not find room for Gary Rohan this week, going into their clash against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium unchanged as they chase their seventh straight win.

Karmichael Hunt will play his first game of the year, while Rory Thompson and Harley Bennell also return to bolster the Suns' line-up with Sean Lemmons, Alex Sexton and Aaron Hall all omitted. 

The Dockers and Crows both enter Saturday's crucial clash at Patersons Stadium unchanged.

Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli is back, named to return against West Coast at Aurora Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Rioli has missed the past two games after straining his hamstring in the Hawks' 19-point loss to the Sydney Swans in round eight, but he trained with the main group on Thursday to prove his fitness.

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Carlton, however, has resisted the temptation to pick former captain Chris Judd.

Hamish Hartlett, Jarrad Grant, Corey Enright, Dane Swan and Stephen Coniglio are some of the other noteworthy inclusions of round 12.

Rioli's premiership teammate Jordan Lewis also returns after a week's rest from a tight adductor, while Matt Spangher and Luke Lowden – who will become the sixth Hawks' debutant this year – have also been included.

David Hale (corked quad), Jonathan Simpkin, Will Langford and Mitch Hallahan have all been left out.

Eagles captain Darren Glass will return from a sore hip, while they lose forward Josh Kennedy (cheek) for a couple of weeks.

Geelong premiership defenders Enright and Tom Lonergan are two key inclusions for the club's Friday night showdown with Carlton at Etihad Stadium.

Travis Varcoe, who will attend a family funeral, and Jackson Sheringham come out of the side that was crushed by the Swans by 110 points last week.

Andrew Walker and Dennis Armfield have been recalled for the Blues, while Judd will play his first ever VFL game and his first reserves game since he played one game in the WAFL in his debut season of 2002.

David Ellard (calf) and Dylan Buckley are both out for Carlton.

Top-of-the-ladder Port Adelaide are set to be boosted by the returns of Dom Cassisi, Hamish Hartlett and Tom Jonas for their encounter with St Kilda at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

However, they have a couple of casualties with Paul Stewart (knee) and Andrew Moore (shoulder) both facing stints on the sidelines.

St Kilda has made four changes for its clash with the Power, with Tom Simpkin, Tom Lee, Josh Saunders and Sam Dunell all picked.

Adam Schneider (foot) joins the axed Rhys Stanley, Tom Curren and Arryn Siposs out of the side.

Young Giants pair Stephen Coniglio and Rory Lobb have been selected to take on Essendon at Spotless Stadium on Saturday night.

Dylan Addison and Jeremy Cameron (suspension) have been forced out.

The Bombers will take an unchanged lineup into the game, buoyed by last week's 50-point thumping of Richmond.

Bulldog Jarrad Grant will return for his first game of the year in the club's meeting with the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night after shaking off the effects of a foot fracture.

The Lions have a comeback story of their own, with Stefan Martin to fill the void left by the season-ending knee injury to Trent West.

Swan, Luke Ball and Brodie Grundy will return for Collingwood for its Queen's Birthday meeting with Melbourne.

Pies Sam Dwyer and the crafty Tim Broomhead have also been included on an extended interchange at the expense of Nick Maxwell (calf) and Steele Sidebottom (suspension). 

Melbourne forward Chris Dawes makes his return from a one-game suspension, while Jordie McKenzie and Aidan Riley have also been named.

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Friday June 6
Geelong v Carlton
Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST)

In: C.Enright, T.Lonergan
Out: T.Varcoe (unavailable), J.Sheringham

In: A.Walker , D.Armfield
Out: D.Ellard (calf) , D.Buckley

Saturday June 7
Hawthorn v West Coast
Aurora Stadium (Launceston), 1.40pm (AEST)

In: J.Lewis , M.Spangher , C.Rioli , L.Lowden
Out: D.Hale (quad cork), J.Simpkin, W.Langford, M.Hallahan

In: D.Glass, M.Hutchings, J.McGovern
Out: J.Kennedy (cheek), J.Hill, B.Sheppard (buttock)

Port Adelaide v St Kilda
Adelaide Oval, 4.10pm (ACST)

In: D.Cassisi, H.Hartlett, T.Jonas
Out: P.Stewart (knee), A.Moore (shoulder), J.Neade

In: T.Simpkin, T.Lee, J.Saunders, S.Dunell
Out: A.Schneider (foot), R.Stanley, T.Curren, A.Siposs

Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions
Etihad Stadium, 7.40pm (AEST)

In: J.Grant
Out: F.Roberts

In: S.Martin, R.Bewick
Out: T.West (knee), J.Paine

Greater Western Sydney v Essendon
Spotless Stadium, 7.40pm (AEST)

In: S.Coniglio, R.Lobb
Out: D.Addison, J.Cameron (suspension)

No change

Sunday June 8
Gold Coast v Sydney Swans
Metricon Stadium, 3.20pm (AEST)

In: R.Thompson, H.Bennell, K.Hunt
Out: S. Lemmens, A. Sexton, A.Hall

No change

Fremantle v Adelaide
Patersons Stadium, 2.10pm (AWST)

No change

No change

North Melbourne v Richmond
Etihad Stadium, 7.10pm (AEST)

No change

In: R.Petterd, T.Vickery, A.Miles, J.Batchelor, N.Vlastuin
Out: D.Jackson (hip) , S.Grigg (hamstring) , D.Grimes (toe) , R.Conca (groin), S.Hampson

Monday, June 9
Melbourne v Collingwood
MCG, 3.20pm (AEST)

In: C.Dawes, J.McKenzie, A.Riley
Out: -

In: L.Ball, D.Swan, S.Dwyer, T.Broomhead, B.Grundy
Out: N.Maxwell (calf) , S.Sidebottom (suspension)